For many years Wing has been supporting a charity in Africa, the activities of which include running an orphanage and providing much needed medical assistance. Most recently we sent a cheque for £565 representing special church collections for charity, donations from carol singing around the village and other village events.
Local charities are supported with payments to Rutland Air Ambulance, Ridlington Hospice, British Legion and a local Emergency Medical Care charity. The generosity of folk in Wing never ceases to amaze me.
At a time when certain charities have attracted negative press, I thought villagers might like to know more about where their generous donations have gone and how they have helped improve lives. This particular charity is remarkable in that it has no overheads of any sort in the UK from where it is run.
Medic Malawi Easter 2018
A huge thank you to everyone who supported this event, by donating to a catalogue of amazing promises and also to those who turned up and bid with such enthusiasm.
Jeff Dale, from Oakham Auction Centre, was such a Star.
The volunteers did an amazing job to make it a fun evening.
Thanks to you all, after expenses, the evening generated £3,713:21 for Dove Cottage Hospice Funds.
If you enjoyed our hospitality, We hope you will join us for our popular Strawberry and Pimms Afternoon tea at the Hospice in Ridlington on Saturday 7 July
Sunday 25th March 2017 was the Mad Hatters Tea Party. Here are a few photos taken at the event. If you have any please send them along to either Paul or John so we can get them up for all to see.
Mary with her Ostrich Egg, fresh from S.Africa showing them how it’s done at the start of the event.
A few tentative early birds trying the Maze
Getting into their stride now.
Helen showing how well Richards Blue Tack works.
The umpires trying to make a decision as to whether Chris should start from the beginning or not.
Unilaterally, Chris started from half way. Claiming she only wanted a small egg.
Demonstrating that it is a serious business this egg and spoon racing.
The Tea Party For Real.
And what a spread there was!
Seen lurking in the background at the Mad Hatters Tea Party were the three self proclaimed wise women of Wing. They were only there for the chocolate eggs they said.