Ufford PUNCH December 2018

Page 26, Ufford PUNCH, December 2018 With the children wanting to go trick or treating we decided to change our traditional pumpkin carving competition at the Ufford Crown this year and have some spooktacular fun instead - for the adults! So, we offered Halloween face painting by the very talented Jane Prinsep of Ufford; Will’s chicken & chips and some of Jack’s delicious Halloween cocktails. We invited customers to dress up and there were some fantastic costumes; Stella Booth, Jess Clarke, and Greg Davies all won prizes. Young George Eaton, who had brought in his pumpkin, received a big cauldron of sweets for his efforts. Later everyone was treated to a scary movie, making it a great fun evening, thank you to everyone. PUNCH round up a few of the latest, successful village events Behind the Bonfire, by the PUNCH war & fireworks correspondent Kevin Young. The annual White Lion firework display was as spectacular as ever this year, espe- cially from my vantage point with the team responsible for the display. Accord- ing to landlord Stephen Thurlow, (shown far left) it all started as an impromptu bring-your-own fireworks party nearly thirty years ago and has now grown into a choreographed event involving around 40 villagers, including one team to let off the fireworks and another to manage the fire, which includes a thorough check for hedgehogs before lighting it. The money collected (£1,485 this year) all goes to- wards next year’s firework display. Why let the kids have all the fun, by Polly Durrant. Tricia & John Cornhill raising money for Macmillan Nurses. October 29 saw some 40 people deciding that going to the Cornhill's Macmillan Coffee Morning would be a great way to start the week. There was delicious coffee and homemade biscuits, a wonderful raffle and a really good sales table, as well as the chance for neighbours to get to know one another and catch up with all the latest news. The noise level had to be heard to be believed! This is the seventh year that John & Tricia Cornhill have opened their home for this event and in that time have raised about £2,000, including the £250 this year. Tricia lost a work colleague to cancer some years back and so impressed was she with the care given by the Macmillan Nurses she has supported the charity ever since. Tricia takes the money raised direct into the Macmillan office in Ipswich Hospital which ensures that the donation will be used to provide nursing care at home for those suffering from terminal illnesses in Suffolk .