Past Swish Projects & Events of 2010

Notable events and mentions of 2010 include    
Peterborough Xmas shopping trip. Open to all Southery residents, Swish subsidised the cost of coach hire for a Peterborough shopping trip. Tickets £2 each. Money Spent £170.00
During the year the local school held a fair and Swish had a stall selling all sorts of gear as well as face painting available for the children. Money Raised £66.75 Profit.
We also have to mention generous donations from two individuals. Mr Steve Vigar donated £168.69 by raising funds at his 50th birthday and Mr Adam Osler donated £87.90.
The Swish funds were used on a garden area for the Southery Play Group located in the village school for all the young children to enjoy.
Swish funding was also used for undertaking services in Southery for those who found certain tasks too difficult or unable to perform themselves.


Event: Santa Comes To Southery
Date: 7th, 8th Dec 2010
Time: Evening
Location: All Over Southery
Project Manager: Charlotte
Tickets: Dontaed by Swish Funds

On the 7th and 8th of December Father Christmas visited the good children of southery.

He arrived with his elves and helpers on his tractor and trailer to deliver gifts to them, which were donated by Swish.

The smiles on their faces were a joy to see and warmed up the cold night air. A great start to the years festivities.

Sponsor & Contributor List
  • Satchwell Builders
Money Spent
£ 107.18


Santa is spotted racing around the village
Nearly tracked him down
Too busy to stop
Just caught him on the way back
Finaly got Santa to pose for the camera
An elf was questioned with regard to the "Reindeer horms for presents" scandal

Event: Has Southery Got Talent 2 Nite
Date: Sat 20th Nov 2010
Time: 7.30pm (Doors open 6.45pm)
Location: Village Hall
Project Manager: Cathy
Tickets: £5

It finally arrived, after much excitement and nervousness our eight contestants finally got to show their talent, and what magnificent talent they all had!

The Beautiful Blondes, who were last years winners opened the show with style and then with a whole other routine danced fantastically. We had Nathan singing, and as the rehearsals continued, he got better and better. Girls Attitude, who entered for the second year, were great and even more professional than last time, their dance moves and timing were impeccable! Carla and Ashleigh made easy work of Under my Umbrella and sang beautifully and confidently. Sylvia and Rose, our ladies of the evening showed us their graceful Natural voices individually by performing Love Changes Everything and Yesterday Once More and Robbo's Rebels finished the show with Jodie and Lillie singing in harmony and Robbo accompanying them on guitar! Finally we had the winner Martin Rooney, who worked his magic on the uni cycle and again showed us his fantastic skills with the diablo, he made it look so easy and I know he worked really hard to get it perfect. A well deserved winner!

Well done to all of you who entered, we wouldn't have been able to do it without you and in SWISH's eyes, you were all winners! Thank you also to all the judges, Peter Smith, Spike Dewing, Nigel Bird and Claire Rooney! Thank you to Mick’s Plaice for the well received chips! Another big thank you to Emma and Jeff for their fantastic hosting skills, Dave for his photography and videoing, Hayley for keeping control of all the acts and making sure they were on stage at the right time, Kevin for being brilliant as DJ Kev Dog! And all the SWISH members who helped out behind the scenes! Well done for organising another great event!

First Prize: £100

Sponsor & Contributor List
  • Micks Plaice Fish and Chip Van
  • Old White Bell
Money Raised
£ 310.42 Profit


Has Southery Got Talent 2 Night Photo's
Has Southery Got Talent 2 Night Movie 1
Has Southery Got Talent 2 Night Movie 2
Has Southery Got Talent 2 Night Movie 3
Has Southery Got Talent 2 Night Movie 4
Has Southery Got Talent 2 Night Movie 5
Has Southery Got Talent 2 Night Movie 6
Has Southery Got Talent 2 Night Movie 7
Has Southery Got Talent 2 Night Movie 8
Has Southery Got Talent 2 Night Movie 9
Has Southery Got Talent 2 Night Movie 10
Has Southery Got Talent 2 Night Movie 11
Has Southery Got Talent 2 Night Movie 12
Has Southery Got Talent 2 Night Movie 13
Has Southery Got Talent 2 Night Movie 14
Has Southery Got Talent 2 Night Movie 15

Click the movie's once to view or click twice to view in a new window within YouTube at their native size

If you would like the DVD of the evening, playable in any domestic DVD player, email me on Cost is £5 and all profits go toward the Swish fund.


Event: Bingo
Date: Fri 29th October 2010
Time: 7.30pm
Location: Village Hall
Project Manager: Sam
Tickets: tba


A fantastic turnout of people arrived through the doors armed with bingo dobbers at the ready. Bingo caller Spike Dewing shouted all the favourite catchphrases with a few new ones thrown in for good luck!

The generous amount of donations received gave way to 1 line, 2 lines & a full house on all games including the two special half time flyers, a raffle and tombola.

A free Swish flyer was given to all players to win
1 line – 2 tickets for the Swish Xmas shopping trip to Peterborough
2 lines – 2 tickets for the Swish Has Southery got Talent 2nite
Full house – 2 tickets for the Swish May Ball

Home made cakes and biscuits accompanied tea, coffee and coke for refreshments at half time.

Many thanks to all who donated prizes and supported this event, a whopping £350.96 was raised for the Swish fund.

Sponsor & Contributor List

Satchwell Builders
Village taxi services for the evening

Prize Donors;

  • A J Dent
  • Satchwell Builders
  • Hazel Rogers
  • The Hare Arms
  • A T Johnsons
  • T & M Butchers
  • Old White Bell
  • Southery Village Shop
  • Dents Farm Shop
  • Van Pelts Pork Butchers
  • Ginny Wilding
  • Tina Feltwell
Money Raised
£ 350.96 Profit


Event: Wild West Night
Date: Sat 4th Sept 2010
Time: 5pm until late
Location: Playing Field
Project Manager: Emma
Tickets: Free

Yeeee-Haaaaa! The Wild Wild West came to Southery. Well, for the evening of the 4th September at least!

The evening featured;

  • Childrens fancy dress disco from 5pm to 7pm hosted by our very own KBR Experience (that's Kevin to you and me)
  • Disco until late
  • Rodeo Bull - Try and stay on the bucking bronco - prize for the person who stays on the longest
  • Beer Tent - Provided and run by the Old White Bell
  • Bouncy Castle - (No proof is needed that Beer and Bouncy castles don't mix)
  • Face Painting - For young and old alike
  • BBQ - Feeling peckish, then enjoy a Wild West BBQ
  • Free entrance

Here is a collection of the photo's taken from the evening as well as a few movie clips of people trying their hand on the Rodeo Bull.

Wild West Night Photo's
Wild West Movie 1
Wild West Movie 2
Wild West Movie 3
Wild West Movie 4
Wild West Movie 5
Wild West Movie 6
Wild West Movie 7
Click the movie's once to view or click twice to view in a new window within YouTube.

It was great to see fresh new faces on the evening and a fun time was had by all with many Southery residents and families coming along to have a good time.

Sponsor & Contributor List

Old White Bell
Are serving drinks from the beer tent all evening

Nicholson Machinery Ltd
...have kindly purchased the use of a trailer for the duration of the event, so the disco has a platform to perform from

Satchwell Builders
Provision of straw bales for useage on the field
K J Entertainment
Kelly will be on hand face painting for the children (and the adults if you ask her nicely!)
Anthony Bell
For sorting the electrics in the football hut
Mark Sharman
For the loan of lighting equipment for the evening
Steve Upchurch
For the kind donation of the meat for the BBQ
Money Raised
£ 219.18 Profit



Event: Masquerade Ball
Date: Sat 3rd July 2010
Email: Swish
Tickets: £12.50 each

Click the above picture for Swish Summer Ball 2010 gallery

The First Annual Swish Ball took place on a glorious warm evening on the the 3rd July 2010. It was a chance for all who came to really dress up for the evening and there was a fantastic turn out of dresses, hair do's and James Bond look-a-likes.

The band, Second Chance 01284 760043, provided us with a fantastic mix of old and new tunes to dance the evening away and all agreed they produced a great sound. The bands rest period was covered by MC D and the KBR Experience, a hastily formed duo (i.e.: me and Kev) who filled in with the disco rig borrowed from the Old White Bell when our other live perfomer let us down at the 11th hour.

The buffet provided by Nicola from the Old White Bell deserves a special mention, as everyone praised the fantastic spread.

Also praised was the way the village hall had been transformed. A lot of work from all the team members went in to making the look and the feel of the place a warm, friendly and pleasant place to be.

The Pictures from the event can be found by clicking on the masquerade mask picture to your left. A printed copy of a pic is available for £5 each, £3 of which will go into the Swish Fund. All images will come in a cardboard mounted frame with an 8x6inch display. Note down the image file name you would like and either email me or leave your order at the bar of the Old White Bell

Sponsor & Contributor List
Money Raised
£ 733.64 Profit


Event: Swish Swalk
Date: 29th April 2010

On Thursday 29th April a group of infants and toddlers took part in a sponsored walk from Southery playgroup, to and around the playing field in aid of The Swish Foundation. The children and parents were invited to dress up in anything funny, we had some people arrive still wearing their pyjama’s, a tinkerbell, a police officer and even Woody from Toy Story turned up. All the children did very well and afterwards were invited back to the village hall for cakes and refreshments. A fun morning was had by all and the children managed to raise a fantastic £208.00.

This is a great start for the Swish Foundation. Very well done all of you!!!

Sponsor & Contributor List
  • The staff and mothers of the Southery Play Group
Money Raised
£ 208.00 Profit

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