Fundraising can also be fun! Friends of Hastings SL have run two events recently which involved raising money and having a good time. Jo Avery organised another of her ‘cheese fests’ at the CSA. Her colleagues worked their way through a fine selection of cheeses and very classy cheesy nibbles, washed down with something suitable, no doubt – and raised £317. It must have been a huge amount of work, and we’re very grateful to Jo and her helpers.
Last Saturday (16th July) Lynn White organised a wine tasting evening, masterminded by Ted Bacon and Ken Maitland of The Essential Wine School. Ted showed us the right way to assess a wine, and we had rather a good time putting his techniques into practice, on a range of whites and reds from the Old World and the New. A couple of blind tastings showed that some of us were rather better at it than others… Lynn provided a very nice cold buffet to help us keep a clear head. The evening raised over £650. No doubt we’ll repeat the exercise at some point – we all learnt a lot and had a great time.