Thursday, 12th November 2020
This wonderful 'Thank You' card to the FAC Club was prepared by members of the Fitzroy Centre following our cheque presentation a few weeks ago. This justifies how right we were to select
them as our Charity of the Year for a second time and to extended that year into 2021,
seeing as our fundraising efforts were severely curtailed this year.
Tuesday, 20th October 2020
Dennis presented a cheque for £255 to the Club’s adopted charity for the year,
The Fitzroy Centre at The Maltings in Fakenham. As the Club’s events were curtailed
in March because of Coronavirus, we were only able to raise a small amount for
the charity. We have therefore decided to adopt them again for 2021.
The Fitzroy Centre does wonderful work for people with learning disabilities: https://www.fitzroy.org/service/norfolk-the-maltings/
Sunday, 15th March 2020
Despite the Coronavirus threat and a miserable weather forecast, twenty five members met at
the Fakenham Marketplace for coffee in advance of a ninety minute drive for lunch at the
Ferry Inn, Reedham. A shiny bright red Beetle was a new addition to the club’s line-up.
Upon arrival we were greeted by a bracing wind before taking shelter in the warm
and friendly pub. The food was excellent as were the staff and everyone seemed
to enjoy themselves. Jack and Hazell did a superb job in organising the event
and choosing such a varied and interesting route from Fakenham.
26th February 2020
Twenty members attended the AGM at The Gallow. David Coles explained his proposed updates
to the club's constitution, as the previous version was now 20 year's old and did not reflect
the modern FAC. The new constitution was adopted unanimously. There were also
two enjoyable quizzes prepared by Brian and Heather Monks and Geoff Coley.
22nd February 2020
The last breakfast of the winter was held at Great Walsingham Barns Cafe and thirty-three members enjoyed the excellent food with some taking home their renowned pies. Jack and Hazell were thanked for organising the event
and the raffle raised over £70 for the Fitzroy Norfolk.
The Winter Walk – 9th February 2020
The walk this year was more of a challenge - Storm Ciara was whipping up winds up to 60mph,
but that didn’t put off more than a dozen brave (mad) walkers. After the walk the Sea Marge
in Overstrand provided a delicious meal and looked after us admirably.
Nigel and Jenny Wright were thanked for all their hard work in organising the event.
Breakfast at Hamptons – 25th January 2020
Brian Monks opened the gathering with the sad announcement that Ray Davies’ partner Ann had passed away suddenly on Friday morning following a cardiac arrest during the previous night. There was a moments’ silence for those who knew Ray and Ann to reflect on their
friendships with them and express their heartfelt sympathies for Ray.
Otherwise, the food was good and the service excellent in an occasionally subdued atmosphere. The Fitzroy centre will be happy that our first raffle raised £87.
Congratulations to everyone.
Club Night – 22nd January 2020
Brian presented a cheque for £1450 to Tammy Green of The Tapping House Hospice, the
Club’s charity for 2019. Tammy explained in detail the aims of and services
provided by the charity, which go far beyond those that one might expect.
Our 2020 charity is Fitzroy Norfolk which provides nursing care for people with special
support needs and Gary Hurn and Will Thompson explained the work of the
charity and brought along some goodies to help publicise it.
Both charities encourage people to visit them and see for themselves what they do for our community.
Special thanks are due to Heather and Brian for their their sterling work in
organising fund raising raffles amongst many other things.