Wing Generosity

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.

Carolyn Comben

Medic Malawi Easter 2018

Dove Cottage Hospice Funds

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

Mad Hatters Tea Party

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.

Mad Hatters 1a

Mary with her Ostrich Egg, fresh from S.Africa showing them how it’s done at the start of the event.

Mad Hatters 2a

A few tentative early birds trying the Maze

Mad Hatters 4a

Getting into their stride now.

Mad Hatters 6a

Helen showing how well Richards Blue Tack works.

Mad Hatters 8a

The umpires trying to make a decision as to whether Chris should start from the beginning or not.

Mad Hatters 12a

Unilaterally, Chris started from half way. Claiming she only wanted a small egg.

Mad Hatters 15a

Demonstrating that it is a serious business this egg and spoon racing.

Mad Hatters 23a

The Tea Party For Real.

Mad Hatters 24a

And what a spread there was!



Monday, Snow and Wing Quilters

Monday 19 March 09:00

There is no snow to worry about in or on the approach roads to Wing. A brief run round my normal routes showed the only possible hazard to be odd patches of frozen water. and of course the fact that it is cold with a nasty chill factor in this wind.

Hall car park and drive are clear, three small patches of ice have been gritted, heating is on and all very welcoming down there for our VIP visitors today.


Snow and Wing

Saturday 17 March 09:00

There was a light snow fall last night but it’s effect will be minor. I have not gone out but looking through my window there is none lying on the roads round Mill Close.

I imagine roads in and out of Wing will not be affected. I will report as soon as I can get out. I shall be snow clearing and gritting down at the hall but will first run up to the Preston turn to check road conditions. Any problems I will report here.


10:30 Drove to Preston and the roads are in fact dry on the road past the barn conversion.

Temperature is around zero but climbing slowly so I don’t expect much by way of problems today.


Promise auctionSee website http://www. for a full list of promises
Tickets £5 to include a ploughman’s supper. Licensed bar.

Tickets  from 01572 722630 or any volunteer.

( Joanne 737286 will have some)


Sunday lunch for 2 at the Fox and Hounds Knossington Sue Watts
Arrangement or hand-tie from The Flower Co. Oakham Sue Watts
A Cut and Blow dry from Hair Tailors, Market Square, Oakham Sue  Watts – voucher
A Hambletons Butchers joint of Voucher – Sue Watts
Homemade chocolate roulade Val Morse
Three Course Sunday Lunch at The Wheatsheaf, Edith Weston Gillian
A round of golf for 2 at North Luffenham Golf club Gillian
1 x half hour golf lesson with John Pengelly Rutland Water Golf Club D Lloyd Williams – voucher
1 x half hour golf lesson with Adie Ashworth Rutland Water Golf Club D Lloyd Williams – voucher
1 x half hour golf lesson with Hannah Vaughan Rutland Water Golf Club D Lloyd Williams – voucher
2 x bottles of Moet Champagne Gillian
1 hour beauty treatment for 1 eg pedicure, massage or facial Liz Cafferelli
1 hour of gardening John and Chur Yue
1 hour yoga lesson Emma Evans
1 basket of ironing Gillian
Ride around rutland water in a vintage Bentley Gillian – Richard Moore 01780 720113
 Afternoon tea with Prossecco for 4 in a private garden in Wing Joanne Beaver
Lunch or dinner for 6 (excluding wine) Joanne Beaver
Chinese handpainted silk shawl Joy Harvey
Launde Farm leg of lamb Beulah
Candle-lit cheese and wine evening for 8 in a private c.1360 crypt in Stamford Beulah
 1 x flower arrangement Lloyd Williams
Family ticket to Rocks by Rail Living Ironstone Museum, cottesmore Lloyd Williams
Cut and Blowdry with Will at William Wheelwright hairdressers, Oakham Beulah – Voucher
Family ticket to  Rockingham Castle (2 adults and 2 children) Voucher
orange Cointreau fruit cake Joanne Beaver
Lasagne for 8 (prepared in your own dish) Joanne Beaver
5 Spanish lessons Joanne Beaver
3 Course Lunch for 2 at Hambleton Hall – Monday to Friday Sue Watts
6 bottles of wine – Oxford Landing  Merlot x 3 Sauvingnon Blanc x 3 Joanne Beaver
A 2-hour birdwatching/tour of nature reserve with supper Horse & Jockey
Dutch Apple Cake
Afternoon tea for two at Barnsdale Lodge Hotel Gillian
Dinner for 8 at a private house.  Please bring own wine Adele – Barby Jenkins
Cut and Blowdry at Browns Hairdressers Red Lion Square, Stamford Gillian
Silver butterfly pendant and chain from Top Set Jewellers Uppingham Sonia Young
Vintage Todd’s handbag Sonia Young
Voucher from Lands End Adele
Set lunch for 2 at The Marquess of Exeter Lyddington Debs
Voucher for a meal for 2 at Don Paddy’s in Uppingham Debs
Reiki Treatment Gillian
An evening fly-fishing for trout on the river Welland at Harringworth. Cecile
Voucher from Lands End adele
1 hour nordic walking taster session for 2 people – from Nordic Walk It! Margaret Beevers
A round of golf for 2 at North Luffenham Golf club Gillian Pearson
Lunch for 2 at The Lake Isle Uppingham Marie Bower
Easter Simnel Cake Sue Watts
Personal styling session with celebrity stylist Zoe Lem Mary Lem
Ukelele group to play at a private event – from D’Ukes of Rutland Judy Wood
Meal for 2 – with wine – at The Blue Ball at Braunston Sonia Young
4 tickets to the Rutland County Show Adele
1 years business advertising on the Oakham High Street Website
Half a stilton from Cropwell Bishop Creamery – worth over £50!

The High Sheriff is hosting a golf day on Monday 23 April, Dove will benefit from a share of the profits.
7 MAY, Braunston Show is supporting Dove
3 JUNE. See Dove at Rutland Show
7 JULY Our popular Strawberry tea returns
11 SEPTEMBER  Golf day at Rutland Water Golf Club
13 OCTOBER  Lantern Walk in Oakham