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Local author and illustrator, Debbie Brookes, shared with us how she took her book from concept to writing and eventual self-publishing. We were able to see (and buy) copies of the finished book “The Secret Wave” which is suitable for older children and young teenagers. It is an endearing fantasy novel with a relatable storyline. Each chapter is accompanied by a beautiful full-colour frontispiece with black-and-white pictures throughout. The official launch of the book will be on Saturday, February 1st at Books on the Hill, Clevedon. Debbie will be present
Our Christmas Celebration Breakfast was last Thursday morning at The Poacher in Portishead. Members performed their festive party pieces and charity donation cheques were presented to Jessie May Trust and St. Peter’s Hospice.
Congratulations to George Martin who won our Christmas Hamper at The Ship. The draw took place earlier than planned as all tickets were sold so quickly. A huge thanks to everyone who bought tickets, Landlord Vic for hosting and Aldi, Iceland, Lidl, Portishead Motorcare, Sainsbury’s and The Port for their kind donations without which the hampers wouldn’t be possible. Update: A second hamper is now available to win at The Ship. Buy your ticket now!
A huge thanks to everyone who supported our sell-out “Last Night of the Proms” last night! An excellent evening with Westbury Park Orchestra, The North Somerset Good Afternoon Choir and, guest soloist, Verity Huntley. Our conductor was Ben England. The evening raised over £2,000 for charities. Thank you!
***UPDATE (30th November): The hamper from The Poacher has now moved to The Ship! Buy your tickets soon! Gordano Breakfast Rotary Club has placed a Christmas hamper in both The Ship and The Poacher public houses. You could be enjoying the contents of one of the hampers at Christmas if you enter our prize draw in either (or even both) pubs! The Club would like to thank: Aldi, Iceland, Lidl, Portishead Motorcare, Sainsbury’s and The Port for their kind donations without which the hampers wouldn’t be possible. The draw will
Raffle tickets are now on sale for the popular Trolley Dash. The winner will be allowed a 3-minute trolley dash around Sainsbury’s Portishead on Sunday, 15th December (Worth up to £200). Second prize is £50 Sainsbury’s gift-card. Third prize is £20 in cash. Tickets are only £1 each and can be purchased from club members or look out for our sellers on Saturday mornings in the precinct by Somerset Hall or in Sainsbury’s Foyer closer to Christmas. Profits support Jessie May (children’s hospice at home), St. Peter’s Hospice, Ebenezer Rural
Huge thanks to Chris Sperring, presenter and conservationist, for an excellent presentation on wilding and protecting our environment and the species that it supports.