of Southery School -
The aim of the FoSS is to support the school in enhancing
the learning opportunities for the children. We do this
in part by raising funds which we donate to the school
to support both major projects and school activities.
An example of a major project was the funding to refurbish
the school playground. An example of supported school
activities includes part funding school trips, discos
and activity days.
We are also delighted to organise the giant sleepover/pyjama
party, summer fete and village yard sale which are well
attended, helping to bring good relations between the
school and local community.
FoSS are always looking for additional volunteers, so
if you would like to help our cause you will be very welcome.
Cath Robson (Chair) 07709 775025
Sue Vainu (number TBA)
Julian Goodrum (Head) 01366 377205
The W I
The WI movement begain in Stoney Creek, Canada in
1897 and the WI in Great Britain was started in 1915.
The National Federation of Womens Institutes (NFWI) is
the largest voluntary organisation for women in the UK
with over 205,000 members. Northern Ireland and Scottish
Rural Womens Institutes have an additional 25,000 members.
We also share international links through our affiliation
with Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW) with
several million women in 70 countries worldwide.
About Southery WI
Southery Institute was first formed on 7th March 1928
and our March meeting this year was a celebration of our
To date we have 21 full members.
The annual subscription, which is set by the National
Federation, is £29.50.
Our meetings are held in the village Hall on the first
Thursday of each month at 7.15pm with the exception of
June, when we have a meeting out - this year we will be
going to the National Studd at Newmarket, and July when
we have a Garden Meeting, weather permitting.
During the year we have a varied programme which includes
speakers, demonstrators and entertainers. We get many
invitations to other local Institutes meetings which we
attend. As a group we also get together and go on trips
to theatres etc.
We are part of the Norfolk Federation who organise many
events within the County, many of these we attend. An
annual trip is organised by the Norfolk Federation which
are very interesting and good fun. Nine of our members
joined the Legal London two day trip last year and this
year four of our members will be going on a three day
trip to Cardiff visiting many places of interest, including
the Welsh Assembly.
Our Committee meets on the last Thursday of each month
to deal with any bussiness and agendas.
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- A large guy on a small bike has set out to raise funds
for breast cancer charities when his wife was diagnosed
with a breast cancer
related illness that resulted in her having to have both
breasts removed. The ride for 2010 was the border of Norfolk
and in the summer of 2011, a circumnavigation of mainland
Britain was undertaken while sticking to the coastal roads
where ever possible. All this from a guy that has learned
to ride specifically for this purpose. The ventures raised
£9,442.70 for a machine used as part of cosmetic
surgery in breast reconstruction for the Queen Elizabeth
Hospital King's Lynn.
Sports and Social Club is a friendly social club located
in Prickwillow, just outside ELY in Cambridgeshire. It
has an excellent dance floor, plenty of free parking,
serves real ale, and holds regular evening Ballroom &
Sequence dances with live music, usually on the 2nd and
3rd Saturday nights of each month, and at least one Tea
Dance per month, on the first Sunday afternoon of the
month, again with live music from organists such as, Philip
Randles, David Last, Mark Spafford, Leigh Murfet, Rachael
Nichols, Chris Booth, Nick, Robinson, Daniel Watt, Stuart
Burr, Bob Watts and others. The club also holds regular
Country/Line dances and classes, Rock n Roll nights, and
classes, Bingo nights and other activities. Address: HIAM
Sports and Social Club, Putney Hill Road, Prickwillow,
ELY, Cambs. CB7 4UU, Phone 01353-688269 evenings. Website:
Dancing - Every Wednesday at the village hall.
Kick off at 7.30pm. All welcome.
is for girls aged 7 to 10½ and is held at the primary
school from 6 to 7.15.pm
We are currently looking for another leader as Beryl will
be retiring next year, so if you are interested please
contact Charlotte or Anita on 01366 377639.
Guides is for girls aged
10½ to 14, also held at Southery primary school
from 7.15 to 8.45pm.
We are currently celebrating Guides being 100 years old
by having sleepovers once a month and have so far slept
at a Division campofire in Thetford Forest, Guide Headquarter
in London (with the Queen as out neighbour!), Beryls House
(twice!) A Guides mum kindly lets us sleep at her house,
Downham HQ after a disco, and recently at the Rare Breeds
Farm. Next month we're sleeping at the Denver Mill in
the Miller's Barn with no electricty, followed by Bill's
field, the Bidewell Centre, Thetford, an orchard and are
hoping to 'Kip on a Ship' (HMS Belfast on the Thames).
All the girls are hoping the Big Gig will be staged again
this year as last year they really enjoyed going to Wembley
with several thousand other Guides from all over the country
where they saw, JLS, Scouting for Girls,The Saturdays,
Chipmunk, Pixie Lott, Noisettes, Alexandra Burke and Tao
If you are interested in joining please contact Anita
on 01366 377638 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
CDSS - Clackclose District
Senior Section - Recently reformed by Charlotte Cornish
- for girls aged 14 to 25. Meets at all different places
over the district but started here in Southery on 8th
March. For more information please contact Charlotte on
01366 377639 or email@example.com
Youth Club meets fortnightly on the 2nd and 4th
Thursdays of the month from 6.30pm until 8.30pm.
It is open to 9 to 16 year olds and we currently have
30 members. New members always welcome. The ten adults
involved are all volunteers.
We have pool, table tennis, table football, air hockey,
darts, Nintendo Wii, a tuck shop and much more every meet.
Additional to this we have a programme of events which
a DJ Workshop, Personal Training with Adam, February saw
valentines hearts, cards and pancakes being made. Hairdressing
and Nail painting by Susan and Kathryn. March included
Kick Boxing with Michael Mann and crafts with Sue Vainu,
choc chip cookies were being made and consumed in the
We are always looking out for new committee members or
helpers. We try to put something on for the young people
every session, so if anyone has a talent, craft or hobby
they would like to share with them please feel free to
get in touch, expenses will be covered
There is a suggestion box which is well used by the young
people and they help decide what activities will be arranged
for future sessions.
It is run by a committee of volunteers and the members
are encouraged to join in the running and organising with
rewards given for their efforts.
It costs just £2.50 for annual membership and £1
per session. Any new members or anybody who is interested
in volunteering or joining the committee please contact
Spike Dewing on 01366 377779 or 07776 495682 or by email.
Alernatively just turn up, you will be very welcome.
Scamps - The parent and toddler group meets
every Thursday morning 9.30am to 11.30am in the village
hall. Fun,Play & Craft from ages 0 to 5yrs. Weekly
session cost £1.50, first session free. Bring a
Angling Club - Based in Hilgay (don't ask)
SAC is a thriving fishing group who organise their own
competions and is a club open to all comers and always
looking for new members.
- Every Tuesday at the village hall. Entries by 2.30pm,
auction starts at 6.30pm.
- Every Friday at the village hall. Door's open just before
7pm witht he game kicking off at 7.30pm. All welcome.
Gifts and donations are always welcome for the prizes.
The Southery Bingo is responsible for raising many funds
over the year for good and charitable causes, including
(but not limited to) Southery
Carnival (over £1,300), Swish
(over £1,000), FatBlokeOnAMoped
(£278.32), Breast Cancer and many more.