Fund Raising

Scout & Guide Ceilidh

Scout & Guide CeilidhRaising Funds for Hodnet Scout & Guide Joint Headquarters
Lyon Hall, Saturday 3rd February
Doors open at 6.30pm – First Dance 7:30pm
Admission : £5.00
Licensed cash bar, tea & cake, raffle.
Tickets available from the Village Store or on the door.
More information: email

Scouts Racenight

Fun social family event raising funds for 2nd Hodnet Scoutgroup.
At the Lyon Hall on Saturday 18th November 2017.
Doors open at 6:30pm. First Race at 7:00pm
Adults £6, children £5 – Ticket price includes hot food.
Tickets available from the Hodnet Village Store in Church Street.
For more information please contact Brice Bozier on 07092-294707 or by email Charity Race Night

Marchamley BBQ – Report & Pictures

We had an extremely successful gathering on 10th September, 2017 in Marchamley despite the short lived but heavy thunderstorms. Nearly 90 local people gathered in the marquee in the field adjoining Marchamley Club. We enjoyed tea and cake in the afternoon courtesy of the excellent cake makers in the area.
Children took part in a range of games including splat the rat, sack racing, an obstacle course and parachute games. They were rewarded with sweets and medals. The award ceremony was Olympics style with a podium where the children received their medals while the national anthem played and they received a round of applause.
We then relocated to Marchamley club later in the afternoon. Here, we enjoyed barbecued burgers and a delicious buffet supplied by local people who had all brought a plate to share. There was some great musical entertainment provided throughout the event. This was possible thanks to a generator supplying electricity outdoors.
Local people are really pulling together in organising regular events in Marchamley giving lots of their time and invaluable resources.
We are doing extremely well in fund-raising for renovations for Marchamley Club. At the BBQ we raised £156.07 which makes a total for fundraising during year of £981.17.
All welcome to the club AGM on Tuesday, 26th September at 7:30pm.

Pictures of the day – click on an image to scroll through larger versions:

The next social event at the club will be a fish and chip supper at 730pm on 13th October.

Marchamley BBQ – Sept. 10th 2017

Everyone is talking about the forthcoming BBQ which will be held at Marchamley Club and in the adjoining field. Plans are taking shape; posters are up and 140 flyers are being delivered door to door.
Local people are pitching in, contributing the marquee, tables, chairs, plates and cutlery and a generator for the music.
We have a planning meeting at Marchamley Club on 22nd August at 730pm for everyone who wishes to be involved.
There will be games/sports, a cake stall with teas and coffees available throughout the afternoon. The barbecue will be on offer from later in the day with small plates charged at £2 and large ones £3. We are organising a supply of Tanners wines and real ales and lager.
We are asking everyone to donate either a cake for the cake stall or an item for the buffet to accompany the barbecue.
All profits will go towards renovating the club.

The BBQ is planned for September 10th between 2:00 & 9:30pm

Come along on the day to join in the fun.

Marchamley BBQ 10 Sep 2017

Wollerton Village Garden Trail – June 2017

On the afternoon of Sunday 4th June, a number of gardens will be open to visitors in Wollerton and the surrounding area.
The trail starts from Wollerton Village Room, where teas will also be served.
Those wishing to visit the gardens are asked to arrive between 12:00 noon and 5:00pm.
More information available from Sue Lea, 01630 638142 or email.

Family Treasure Hunt

Friends of Hodnet School are organising a Treasure Hunt.
Saturday 13th May starting from Hodnet Primary School.
£10 per family and this includes a treat for the children.
Start any time between 10am and 1pm.
There is a short route for toddlers and a longer route for older children,
We look forward to seeing you.
More information: Vicki Caldwell email

Family Barbeque Marchamley

On Sunday 10th September we are holding a big BBQ at Marchamley Club. There will be a marquee in the adjoining field with lots of children’s games and sports activities. We are providing the tables chairs and organising music till 930pm. From 2pm onwards there will be tea, coffee and cakes, followed by the BBQ and buffet later in the afternoon. £2 will be charged for small and £3 for large plates. We are organising barrels of ale, tanners wines and a fun photo booth. We will be putting up the bunting and preparing for a great party.
Everyone is invited and requested to bring a cake or something for the buffet. A meeting to plan the event is scheduled for 730pm on Tuesday August 22nd at Marchamley Club.
Contact: Maureen Howell 01630 685305 or email

Word Games Night at Marchamley Club

Do you like Call My Bluff, Just a Minute, Scattergories, Taboo?

Then come to our fun word games night at Marchamley Club.

Bring a team of six or join in with others.

7.00 for 7.30pm on Friday 12th May.

Buffet included.

Adults £5 and children are free.


Contact Maureen Howell on 01630 685305 or email for more information.

Marchamley Social Events – Planning Evening

We held a quiz night last Friday (10 March 17) at Marchamley club. It was incredibly well attended by 70 of all ages. The organisers received lots of really good feedback about the evening. People were clearly really enjoying themselves, and were keen to come to more get-togethers in the future.
As usual Ann was the backbone of the event, volunteering many hours of her time delivering flyers, looking after the club and tending the bar. Dave Smither put together a quiz which was pitched just at the right level, and Richard Apperley was quiz master.  The events success was also down to the generosity of so many in providing the delicious food, raffle and quiz prizes as well as giving time to organise things.
We raised lots of money for the renovations at Marchamley club. The totals were as follows:-
Raffle £135.50
Entrance £270.00
Are you interested in sharing in organising future events?
Come along to the club on Thursday 6 April at 7:30pm or contact Maureen Howell on 01630 685305 or email
We are thinking of the following:-
A games afternoon/evening in May
On Sunday, 4 June we are planning an informal day time get together at the club with an organised walk around the Marchamley Mysteries which we highlighted at our photographic exhibition.

Marchamley Club Light-hearted Quiz

Friday, 10 March 2017
Meet up with friends and neighbours
7:30pm start prompt Doors open 7:00pm
Light buffet
Adults £5 children under 16 free
Bring a team up to 6, or join with others
Reserve your space through Marchamley club.
Alternatively phone Maureen Howell 01630-685305 or email Note: limited space, so book soon – 50 people have already done so!