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Buckden Roundabout

September 2017

For your diary

Buckden WEA

In and Out of the Workhouse

Explore life inside and outside the local Union Workhouse, and

changing social attitudes towards poverty.

Tutor: Liz Carter

Tuesdays 26th September to 5th December 2017

Half Term on 24th October

10 sessions of 90 minutes: Fee £54.00

10.00 to 11.45 with coffee

The Claret Centre, Buckden Towers.

Contacts: Bridget Hale 216391, Bill Templeton 456788

Operation Christmas Child

Shoe Box Appeal, 2017

Buckden Community will be taking part in the

above appeal and shoe boxes will be collected in

November. Operation Christmas Child is a worth-

while charity making a difference at Christmas, by

giving shoe boxes containing small gifts to chil-

dren in poor countries.

Gift suggestions:


Toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush,

comb, hair clips, bar of soap, flannel, etc.

No Bottles or liquid items please, thank you.

Educational Supplies:

Felt pens, pens, pencils,

pencil sharpener, eraser, colouring book, note-

pad, picture or puzzle book, chalk, pencil case,

stickers, solar calculators, etc.


Cuddly toy, doll, toy truck, skipping rope, yo-yo,

ball, small puzzle, etc.

Other items:

Hat, scarf, gloves, sunglasses, hair accessories,

wind up torch, jewellery set, sweets (best before

date of at least March 2018)

Are you able to knit a puppet, hat, scarf, gloves

for a Christmas shoebox please? Patterns are

available .

Of course, you may like to do your own shoebox

and this would be very welcome, as well.

Another way of helping this appeal is, if you have

a spare empty shoebox. Donations of money al-

ways welcome for transportation as this year it

will cost £5 to transport each box. Thank you.

If you would like more information contact Carol

Swepstone on 810053. Thank you.

Beer Festival

Join us for a great time on

Friday 15th & Saturday 16th


September 2017

Many beers and ciders, plus other drinks for non-beer drinkers

Live Music on both nights.


Friday night Adults only, 18.00 to 23.30

Saturday 12.00 to 23.30, including Family Afternoon

Location – Scout Hut, Lucks Lane, Buckden

All proceeds to Buckden Scouts

Shoebox Coffee Morning and

Bring and Buy Stall

Friday 1


September at 10 o’ clock in the Meth-

odist Schoolroom.

Leaflets, knitting patterns and examples of com-

pleted shoeboxes, ways to help towards the shoe-

box appeal will all be there. Donations made will

all help the shoebox appeal. Please come and find

out if you can help in any way, thank you.

Carol Swepstone 810053

Methodists Support Macmillan:

10a.m. Friday 29th September

As usual, the Methodists will be joining the village’s efforts to

support Macmillan’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ by

devoting their regular coffee slot to that cause.

There will be a cake stall and sales table and with your help we

hope for another great result, to “change lives with every


Do come along and spend a cheery morning with

good company in a very worthwhile cause. Thank you.