Supporting Our Re-opening : A Big Thank You
As we return to Church House, we owe a massive thank you to the people and organisations that supported us during the Coronavirus disruption. At the start of August we were faced with a real dilemma. Rules prevented us from returning to Church House, but there was clearly a real need for our members to return face-to-face. It was only because of our amazing supporters that we could open.
Firstly, we owe a massive thank you to Cranleigh and District Lions & Lion Tamers. Without the use of their marquees on Mondays we could not have given members the safe and open environment at our Effingham site. We definitely needed them in the boiling heat and occasional rain! Christ Church in Guildford very kindly allowed us to borrow some of their tables too, very much needed to keep social distancing. A big thank you to St Martha's Court Social Club in Chilworth too. They donated £150 which allowed us to have a BBQ to celebrate our final day in Effingham!
Secondly, we owe a massive thank you to Jane Lyons and Brian Matthews at The Keep in Guildford. They offered us the pub's downstairs area on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons. This meant that we could have a central Guildford location for up to 10 people, all in a Covid-secure environment. The pub gave us a lovely atmosphere, and all of our members thoroughly enjoyed themselves. When it is safe we can't wait to return to our lunches and film nights.
We are very lucky to have the amzing supporters we do; so on behalf of all the members, volunteers, staff and the committee we say a massive thank you!
Updated 21st September 2020