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Dear reader,

Thank you to everyone who's sent in items for KIT throughout 2022.  (The deadline for January's edition is 28th December.)

It's time to grab a cuppa (or glass!) and read the last Kitty of this year...


John Powell
KIT editor

Friends of Fladbury invite you to sing

Carols round the Christmas Tree

on the Green outside the Anchor, Fladbury, on
Wednesday 21st December at 6.30pm

followed by mulled wine and mince pies and a collection for "Caring Hands" in Evesham.

A torch may be helpful!

John & Pat Filmer write:

We have decided not to send Xmas cards this year so instead have given a food parcel to the food bank.

We wish all our friends a very Happy Xmas plus good wishes for the New Year.

Merry Christmas from Carol-Anne & Nigel
at Four All Seasons Catering

We think of all our lovely customers that supported us during the pandemic and we will be forever grateful.

All the best for 2023.

Clare Boarder writes:

This year I've decided to make a donation to the MSA Trust rather than send cards, as Nigel was diagnosed with Multiple System Atrophy three months before his death.

I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and thank you for your continued support over the past nine months.

Wendy Malkinson writes:

There is a typo in Quiz 1 (see Kitty #66).

Question 35 should be 2013 and not 2003.

[Thanks to Mark and Liz who spotted this! Ed.]

Karen Walton writes:

Next Knit & Natter is on Thursday 5th January at 10am, Fladbury Social Club.

You're welcome to join us for coffee and natter if you're not a knitter too.

Sally Hutchinson writes:

Fladbury Village Hall games café open to all, both Wednesdays, Christmas and New Year week, 10.30am to 12noon. Bring along those Christmas games, or visitors.

Cost £1 a head for coffee, tea and biscuit.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sue Hildesley writes:

I would like to express my Heartfelt Thanks to the people who supported me at the Charity Christmas Fair and making a Grand Total of £750 by buying my planted bulbs and ordering bug houses which Mike Dunning donated proceeds to this charity the NSPCC.

Sadly abuse of children is on the rise again. I know every little helps. Childline can be supported even more by downloading, for £4, Sooty & Friends' single "The Most Magical Time of the Year":
It is very sweet and brings back memories!!

Thank you again and wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Lou Townend writes:

I wish all of my wonderful customers a very Merry Christmas and all of my best wishes for the new year.

Thank you for your support.

I finish on Thursday 22nd Dec and am back on Tuesday 3rd Jan.

Fladbury Apple Juice 2022

This year's Fladbury Apple Juice is for sale - £3 a bottle. Several people have said it is delicious. It makes a good party or hamper gift – and can only be purchased in Fladbury! It is available from Diana Brown 860519, Sandy Insall 860909, Chris Jordan 860798, Jane Bugg 860531.

Carol Rosier writes:

Instead of cards, Carol sends Christmas love via Kitty and has donated to the national St-Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Appeal for the homeless.

Jean McVeigh writes:

Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy 2023 to everyone in Fladbury.

We have decided not to send Christmas Cards this year. I have made a donation to a local cause where I'm sure the money will be put to good use.

Best wishes Jean McVeigh & Mike Dunning

Coffee Club

Jean McVeigh writes:

A huge thank you to Helen and her small band of willing volunteers who run the Coffee Club on a Friday & Saturday morning. It is a great initiative set up and managed by Helen.

It's a great place for the Mums to have a coffee & chat after they've dropped the children at school. The couples & singles to get together for a good old chinwag & a slice of cake. The yoga group to congregate after their session and a lovely way to spend an hour or so relaxing & making new friends.

Thank you Helen - a great initiative and a wonderful facility for the village.

Left to right: Martin Ounsted, Karen Davies, Cath Gillespie, Anthony Palmer, Rob Sadler, Penny Carr, John Powell, Patrick Palmer, Andrew Brown, Dan Barker

Fladbury & Cropthorne Bellringers

After months of practice, on Sunday 18th December at Cropthorne, we rang for our first Sunday service since the band was reformed after the pandemic.

We'd like to thank everyone for their support, especially our teachers and bellringers from other towers who have given so generously of their time.

We've many months & years of training to complete as we continue to learn but we're delighted that the band has been able to reach this milestone.

Seasons Greetings to you all.

Lynne Cameron writes:

I'm planning to walk another 26.2 miles in January for Prostate Cancer UK as part of their Run the Month campaign.

As you know I suffered a brain haemorrhage in 2018 which left me disabled. I've had to relearn to walk.

This is the link.

The photo shows me doing last year's walk, along with my daughter Josie, who helped me, and grandson Finneas.

Last Bus to Pershore!

The community minibus leaves Fladbury at 10.30am for Pershore on Thursday 22nd December. Book your place by calling the Volunteer Centre on 01386 554299. Or for more information call John Bolt on 860768, mobile 07772 495126.

Ocean Blue

If you need any last-minute gifts or vouchers please pop into the salon or contact Katie on 07977181001. You can also purchase from my online shop

Thank you for supporting my small business. Whether you have been in for treatments, bought gifts or recommended my business, it is very much appreciated and keeps me going.

Have a lovely Christmas and I will see you in the new year.

Katie x

Kathy Rayers of Village People writes:

Friday 2nd December

Wreath making at The Old Schoolroom in Charlton. What a lovely way to start the Christmas celebrations. Over twenty five of us got together to make wreaths and table decorations in the refurbished schoolroom.

Tuesday 6th December

We invited members of our community who live by themselves to a Christmas Lunch at the Cropthorne and Charlton Village Hall. We cooked Christmas turkey with all the trimmings, followed by Christmas pudding and apple crumble. Tea, coffee and mince pies followed. A glass of wine and entertainment by the year 2 pupils from Abbey School in Pershore made it a great start to Christmas. Thank you for all of the lovely comments about this event. I'm sure there will be more in the future.

Merry Christmas everyone from Village People

Fladbury Art Group
send Christmas Greetings to all who have appreciated and encouraged their efforts this year.

We meet in Fladbury Village Hall 1.30-3.30pm on Mondays. Do come and join us.

Further details from Nick Dawe ( or Kathleen Bentley (

Run out of Christmas cards?

I have a few charity Christmas cards left – 5 for £1 or 5 for £2.50 - and I purchased too many Christmas stamps – 1st and 2nd class. If you need any, call me, Jane, on 860531.

As always, thank you for reading.

Wishing you all a

and a

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