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A Year in the Life

11/08/10 - A year in the life

Well here I am again – haven’t received any abusive emails about my first page of blog, so I thought I’d write a bit more.... I did receive one bit of praise for my writing but that came from my husband so perhaps it doesn’t count!

Last Saturday we had a great fund-raiser in the Village Hall here on Gigha. Our committee (Maggie, Jen, Morven, Heather, Tracy W, Jayne, Elaine and myself) provided home-made soup, freshly made filled rolls and home-baking with tea/coffee. We also had a great raffle and a couple of stalls selling bric a brac and home-baking and we raised a total of £618.

I am the Treasurer of the Hall Committee, a very hard working band of people who ensure that our hall is kept ready for use by the community, bills all paid and we also raise money each year to pay for a Halloween fancy dress party (and a firework display) and for each child on Gigha to receive a Christmas present from Santa at the annual Christmas Party. Last year a band of volunteers painted and decorated the hall and we bought a lot of new crockery and cutlery for the kitchen. The hall gets used by a variety of community groups including Tea in the Hall (first Wednesday afternoon each month), Gigha musicians for rehearsal on Monday evenings, the Drama Group for rehearsal and performance, the annual Easter Egg Hunt, Whist every Friday evening October to December, Young Firefighters and is hired out for weddings, ceilidhs, discos and also community meetings. The local doctor also makes use of the hall to administer Flu jabs and our school also uses the hall for PE on Thursday mornings and After School Club. Almost forgot! – the annual Gigha Music Festival concert and ceilidhs also take place in our hall. We also employ the lovely Michelle who keeps the hall spotlessly clean and tidy.

As Treasurer, I have to submit our accounts to our accountant each year and also to OSCR (Charity Regulator) along with an Annual Report. Although I come from a family of accountants, sadly this skills wasn’t inherited by me and I spend hours each year with the dining table covered in scraps of paper and piles of cash trying to make sense of it all. Thankfully, Lorna at the accountants is a great help to me – cheers Lorna!

This year, local couple Helen and Gary got married in the church here and had their reception in the hall and also our shop-keepers Rudi and Ali celebrated their 25th Wedding Anniversary with a great party there too – Ali gave us a great rendition of “Stand by Me” accompanied by the Gigha rock musicians.

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