Macmillan Mammoth Quiz – 22 February

Adderbury Bowls Club are pleased to be holding a Mammoth Quiz again. This fund-raising event for Macmillan Cancer Support will start at 8.00 pm. Tickets are £5 per person with up to six people in a team. Space is limited so please get your tickets early from Peter Wells – 07377068866.

Rhyme Time

 A FOCAL Fun and Educational Experience for your Child.
Aimed at children from birth to 4 years old, we sing and act out Nursery Rhymes so mums, dads, grandparents, carers and their children can play and learn together in a stimulating environment with others of the same age. Following the singing, there is time to have a drink and chat together. We run every Thursday morning from 10:00 am to 11:00 am in term time only. Rhyme Time is run solely by volunteers on behalf of Focal.
We ask for a voluntary payment per session of £2 for an adult and child plus £1 for each additional child to cover overheads
We run special sessions throughout the year, including a Christmas party rhyme time and an Easter Bunny session.
We always welcome more volunteers either to run sessions or help set up or make tea and coffee. Please contact one of our joint organisers:
Chris Peacock on or 01295 811032 or Jan Robinson on
or 01295 816990. No need to book, just come and enjoy

Poppy Collection

The final amount collected by the Poppy Appeal in Adderbury and Milton was £2570.49. Most of this money was a result of House-to-House collections which the British Legion still does, many charities do not. We need collectors in many parts of the village and so, if no-one came to your house to collect this year, perhaps you would consider collecting for us next year? Thank you to all for your great generosity, Charlotte Holmes, Poppy Appeal Organiser for this area.Tel: 01295 810308.

FOCAL Fundraising Events

Car Boot Sales
The car boot season is now well and truly over, and Peter is delighted to report that the total monies raised in 2018 was £609.40.
Virtual Walk: Land’s End to John O’Groats. WHERE IS PETER?Lanarkshire. His progress in December has been subdued as his wife had her second knee replacement operation of 2018 and so his actual walking has been limited to small local routes around the village. A new year’s resolution will change all this, and he has vowed to increase his weekly mileage  by doing at least one longer walk every week in addition to his normal daily strut, especially as Google Maps is telling him he still has a further 312 miles to go before he reaches John O’ Groats.

‘Adderbury Wheels’

Now the nights are drawing in we meet at 6.00 pm on a Wednesday evening. Bring your lights if you have any. We will be moving our start time back even earlier as the light goes but should be OK for a while now  The last Wednesday evening will be 24 October.   We still meet at 9.30 am every Saturday morning, and we always meet outside the library.


Have you been caught up in the recent excitement of the Commonwealth Games on The Gold Coast? The England netball team, the Roses, were victorious and took the gold medal home after nailbiting semis and a breathtaking final against Australia who have been unbeaten for what seems like forever!! The Roses have been fighting for the top position in recent years but have never gained it until now. Many people have been newly excited by netball as a spectator sport and in recent years England netball has launched a nationwide back to netball scheme that has been hugely successful in boosting local team numbers and encouraging ladies and girls to play for fun and fitness.