What is "Know Your Neighbours"?

"Know Your Neighbours" is a grass-roots community group in Seal, near Sevenoaks in Kent. The group is made up of anyone in the village who wants to get involved - individuals, clubs and societies, businesses, church and schools, parish council,and many others.
We organise local events through the year - fetes, street parties, Christmas events etc. - and we hold social gatherings, just so that people can get to "know their neighbours". There's no "committee" - anyone who turns up for meetings is welcome to help in any way they are able.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE, OR BE ADDED TO THE EMAIL LIST, contact Marion Gilchrist , who coordinates the group, or Anne Le Bas, who maintains this blog.

Friday, 10 November 2017

Know Your Neighbours Update for November/ December

Here is the latest update for events within the community over the next few weeks.

Firstly, we have had an e mail from Seal Village Allotments and Seal Tiddlers, with the outcome of their recent activities.

Tiddlers managed to raise £60 at their Macmillan Coffee Morning, and a particular thanks to June, for her beautiful fruit and chocolate cakes!

The Table Top Sale which was held as a joint effort between the two groups, was very successful, and a big thanks to all who supported this event. SVA raised £207 and Tiddlers, £200. It was a very busy afternoon, with a great variety of goods for sale.

Frances is going to have a table top at the Christingle Service and Mini Christmas Fayre on 10th December. (More below in calendar).

Also, please see details below of clothing collection - clear out and make space before Christmas, but please see new arrangements for dropping off!

Plans are still being made to light up the High Street over Christmas, and I will be sending more details about this as we hear more! This is a very popular project, as people have been wanting this for a long time. Watch out for more information! A huge thank you to those of you who have already donated, or promised to make donations towards this, especially those of you who don't even live in the village! Please get in touch if you are interested in this, and would like to contribute toward lighting up Seal this Christmas. Hopefully, this is something that can be built on year on year!

DIARY OF EVENTS:-

November 24TH - 8PM - SEAL SCHOOL CHRISTMAS QUIZ IN THE SCHOOL HALL .Preferably teams of 6 people - £3 per head. BYO nibbles,drinks and glasses. Tickets from PTA members - please see their Face Book Posts.

NOVEMBER 27TH 5.30PM-6.30PM SEAL SCOUT HUT, JUBILEE RISE -
Please drop off any unwanted CLEAN clothes, paired shoes, bags, belts, hats, scarves, ties, lingerie, socks, towels, sheets,  curtains and soft toys, in CLEAR SACKS. NO DUVETS, PILLOWS OR BLANKETS THOUGH THANK YOU.
Please note, this is the only time slot and collection point this year! All funds are split equally between Seal Cubs and Beavers, and St Peter and St Paul Church.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 1ST 7.30PM SEAL CHURCH HALL, CHURCH STREET,CHRISTMAS DOOR WREATH MAKING -
Always a popular event . All you need to make your own door wreath and explore your own creativity. Plus a glass of wine and mince pie. £20 a ticket, from Chris on 01732 763585, or sign the list at the back of Church. (The cost is £30 if you wish to partake in both this evening and the Christmas Decoration Making on 15th, for both events).

SATURDAY DECEMBER 2ND SEAL SCOUT HUT, JUBILEE RISE 12-3pm
Beavers' and Cub's Christmas Fair.

SATURDAY DECEMBER 2ND SEAL HIGH STREET 5PM - SAVE THE DATE - FURTHER DETAILS TO FOLLOW!

SUNDAY DECEMBER 10TH 10AM - 2PM - ST PETER AND ST PAUL CHURCH CHRISTINGLE SERVICE (10 - 11) AND MINI CHRISTMAS FAYRE (11.30 - 2PM).
Always a popular service for families of all ages, to get the real spirit of Christmas started. This year, the service is being followed by a Mini Christmas Fayre, as the Carolathon has had to be put on hold for this year. The Christmas Fayre will consist of stalls selling mulled wine, cakes,Christmas gifts, decorations, door wreaths, hand-made crafts (Hand-Made in Seal), a hamper raffle, and more.

FRIDAY 15TH DECEMBER 7.30 SEAL CHURCH HALL - CHRISTMAS TABLE DECORATION MAKING -
All you need to make your own table decoration for Christmas - As Wreath Making - £20 to include wine and mince pies.(or £30 for both evenings).

SUNDAY 17TH DECEMBER 6.30PM - ST PETER AND ST PAUL SEAL CHURCH - CAROL SERVICE, FOLLOWED BY WINE AND NIBBLES.
Another very popular service. Look out for flyers in next month's Advertiser for details of all Church services throughout Advent, and over the Christmas period.


We look forward to seeing many of you at these events over the next few weeks, but if you have anything planned for your local organisation, please let me know before the end of this month, in time for the next update.Also, if you or someone you know isn't on the KYN email circulation list and would like to be added, please contact me or Anne.

Best Wishes,
Marion (on behalf of Seal Know Your Neighbours).


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