Past Events

Glos Jazz Swing Band Picnic

WHERE:The Mill House, Coln St Aldwyns

WHEN: Saturday 1 July starting at 5.30pm

Raising funds for The League, this popular event will be held again at The Mill House, Coln St Aldwyns by kind permission of the Earl St Aldwyn. Gates will open at 5.30pm with the concert starting at 6.30pm. Bring your own picnic and something to sit on! Admission at the gate £10 for adults and £5 for children (sorry – no dogs).

Extraordinary General Meeting(EGM)

WHERE: Fairford Community Centre

WHEN: Thursday 22 June 2017 at 7.00p.m.

The League will be holding an EGM inviting members to vote on changing the legal status of the Charity to become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) and to vote on changing the Charity’s name to ‘Friends of Fairford and Lechlade Communities’

Members registered with us will be receiving an invitation together with information outlining the reasons for the proposed changes.

Italian Evening- Colosseo Restaurant

WHERE: Colosseo Restaurant Faitford

WHEN: Monday 19 June 2017 at 7.30p.m.

Come and enjoy A two course Italian meal at £20 per person, (excluding drinks), with 50% being donated to The League. This will include a Colosseo nibbles starter and a main course from a choice of one of the following:

 Pollo Principessa,
 Lamb Toschana (Lamb, sun dried tomatoes, masala wine & cream source),
 Penne Nelson (V).

Entries by ticket only for a maximum of 70 people so purchase your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Tickets can be purchased from:
 Ruth Berridge – 01367 252706
 Ros Godden – 01285 713649

2017 House-to-House Collection

WHERE: Fairford, Lechlade and the surrounding villages.

WHEN: Between the 27th March and 10th April 2017.

Last year we raised almost £17,000 and we very much hope to raise a similar amount this year.

Christmas Bazaar and Raffle

WHERE: Fairford Community Centre

WHEN: Saturday 19th November 2016 from 10am - 12noon

Christmas cards, raffle tickets, cake sales, bottle tombola stall, book stalls, plants, refreshments, etc. will be available.

Raffle Tickets are available from our Charity Shop in Lechlade and Fairford Hospital with a first prize of £100 cash plus many more prizes kindly donated by local businesses.

These include prizes from

Fairford Opticians, Fairford Therapy Centre, Lechlade Motor Co, Lechlade Garden Centre, Cutler & Bayliss, Cotswold Wildlife Park, Bibury Trout Farm, 7a Coffee Shop, Fairford Butchers, Cotswold Farm Park, Londis, The Christmas Shop, New Inn Lechlade, Lechlade Pharmacy, Enntwine Gifts and Colosseo Restaurant.

Oxford Half Marathon – 9th October

Emily Wilsdon and Alice Jones will be running the Oxford Half Marathon on 9 October in memory of Bob Warren from The Trout Inn, Lechlade and raising funds for The League of Friends of Fairford Hospital.

Emily says ‘….. I had the pleasure of working for Bob and Penny Warren throughout my teenage years. They played a massive part of my teenage years showing me the pleasure of what it meant to work as part of a team and enjoy a job. I was so very sad to learn of Bob passing away last year that I felt I wanted to do something in his memory. The work carried out by the amazing team at The League of Friends made the hardest days bearable. The home nursing team that the charity provided could never do enough for Bob, Penny and their family. Any donation given goes straight back to this fantastic charity to work with other families who are going through a similar experience.

If you wish to sponsor Emily and Alice visit the Donations page on this website and click on the BT MyDonate link and then on the Sponsor link. Alternatively you can call in at the Trout Inn, Lechlade and complete a sponsorship form or send your donation to Friends of Fairford Hospital, Lloyds Chambers, High Street, Lechlade, GL7 3AE marked ‘Oxford Marathon’

Italian Evening.

WHERE: L'Artigiano Ristorante Leclade.

WHEN: Monday 12th September 7.30pm.

A two course Italian meal at £15.00 per person (excluding drinks with over 45% being donated to The League). This will include an Italian Antipasti starter and a main course from a choice of:

Beef & Sausage Ragu
Creamy Garlic Seafood
Margarita Pizza
Roasted Vegetables with Goats Cheese (vegetarian option)
(Gluten Free Bread, Pasta and Pizza are also available if requested beforehand).

Entry by ticket only for a maximum of 70 people so please purchase your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Tickets and further information can be obtained from:

Ruth Berridge 01367 252706
Graham Hewitt 01285 851022
Iain Manchee 07769 204134.

For further information please contact Christine Barker on 07767 408409 or email
fairford.lof@hotmail.co.uk

Cheese & Wine Evening.

WHERE: Langford Downs Farm, Langford, Near Lechlade GL7 3QL.

WHEN: Wednesday 27th July 6.30pm - 9pm.

Admission by ticket only - £10/ticket (to include first glass of wine).

Gavin and Caroline MacEchern have generously agreed to open their garden for The League to host a cheese and wine evening on Wednesday 27 July from 6.30pm to 9.00pm. This is a great opportunity to see their wonderful garden that has been lovingly developed from scratch over the last 10 years.

Glos Jazz Swing Band Picnic

WHERE: Mill House in Coln St Aldwyns

WHEN: Saturday 16th July 2016 5.30pm with the concert starting at 6.30pm.

This popular event will again take place in the Mill House garden in Coln St Aldwyns (by courtesy of Earl St Aldwyns)

Admission on the gate - adults £10 and children £5 (sorry – no dogs).

Bring your own picnic and something to sit on.

Follow this link for more details GlosJazz Swing Band

2016 House-to-House Collection

WHERE: Fairford, Lechlade and the surrounding villages.

WHEN: Between the 4th and 18th April 2016.

Last year we raised almost £19,000 and we very much hope to raise a similar amount this year.

Curry Night at Khushi's Indian Restaurant

WHERE: Khushi's Indian Restaurant Lechlade.

WHEN: Tuesday 26th April 7.30 pm

An Indian buffet meal - cost £15.00/head (excluding drinks). A maximum of 60 people can be accommodated so purchase your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets can be obtained from:

• Ruth Berridge – 01367 252706

• David Chapman – 01367 850454

• Graham Hewitt – 01285 851022

Combined Charities Christmas Market

WHERE: Lechlade Memorial Hall

WHEN: Saturday 7th November 2015 from 9.30am - 12pm

This event is organised by the Lechlade branch of Cancer Research UK. The League will be selling their own Christmas cards and raffle tickets at the Market.

Christmas Bazaar and Raffle

WHERE: Fairford Community Centre

WHEN: Saturday 21st November 2015 from 10am - 12noon

Christmas cards, raffle tickets, cake sales, bottle tombola stall, book stalls, plants, refreshments, etc. will be available.

Raffle Tickets are available from our Charity Shop in Lechlade and Fairford Hospital.

Italian Night at Colosseo Restaurant, Fairford.

WHERE: Colosseo Restaurant, Fairford

WHEN: Monday 9th November at 7.30pm

A two course meal will be provided at a cost of £15.00/head (excluding drinks) with 50% being donated to the League. This will include a Colosseo Nibbles starter and a main course selected from:

Pollo Colosseo

Pollo Principessa

Spaghetti Bolognese

Penne Nelson (V)

A maximum of 70 people can be accommodated so purchase your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Tickets can be obtained from:

Ruth Berridge – 01367 252706

David Chapman – 01367 850454

Graham Hewitt – 01285 851022

Glos Jazz Swing Band Picnic

WHERE: Mill House in Coln St Aldwyns

WHEN: Saturday 11th July 2015 5.30pm

This popular event will again take place in the Mill House garden in Coln St Aldwyns (by courtesy of Earl St Aldwyns) from 5.30pm with the concert starting at 6.30pm. Admission on the gate - adults £10 and children £5

Bring your own picnic and something to sit on

Follow this link for more details GlosJazz Swing Band

Christmas Bazaar

WHERE: Fairford Community Centre

WHEN: Saturday 22nd November 2014 from 10am - 12noon

This year's Prize Draw prizes are: 1st prize £100, Tony Cutler Lechlade - food hamper, lunch for two at The Bull Hotel, 2 tickets for The Cotswold Wildlife Park, Free MOT from The Lechlade Motor Company, vouchers from Fairford Opticians, Fairford Therapy Centre, Mister Ernest, The Spotted Cow, 7a Coffee Shop, Restaurant Colosseo, Josh Hairdressers, Vin Est and M&S. A bottle of Whisky from Londis, Prizes from The Christmas Shop and Lechlade Garden Centre.

Christmas cards, raffle tickets, cake sales, book stalls, plants, refreshments, etc. will be available. Offers of donations and help would be welcome. Lechlade Medical Centre will be running the bottle stall this year and will be grateful for donations.

Combined Charities Christmas Market

WHERE: Lechlade Memorial Hall

WHEN: Saturday 15th November 2014 from 9.30am - 12pm

This event is organised by the Lechlade branch of Cancer Research UK. The League will be selling their own Christmas cards and raffle tickets at the Market.

Curry Night at Khushi’s Indian Restaurant, Lechlade.

WHERE: Khushi’s Indian Restaurant, Lechlade

WHEN: 6th November at 7.30pm

A buffet meal will be provided at a cost of £12.50/head (excluding drinks) with 50% being donated to the League. A maximum of 70 people can be accommodated so purchase your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Tickets can be obtained from:

Ruth Berridge – 01367 252706

David Chapman – 01367 850454

Graham Hewitt – 01285 851022

Glos Jazz Swing Band Picnic

WHERE: Mill House in Coln St Aldwyns

WHEN: Saturday 12th July 2014 5.30pm

This popular event will again take place in the Mill House garden in Coln St Aldwyns (by courtesy of Earl St Aldwyns) From 5.30pm with the concert starting at 6.30pm. Admission on the gate - adults £10 and children £5

Bring your own picnic and something to sit on

Follow this link for more details GlosJazz Swing Band

Open Garden

WHERE: Eastleach House Eastleach

WHEN: Wednesday 16th July 2014 2pm - 5pm.

This magnificent garden covering 14 acres, is made up of many parts and has many surprises and is open on the 16 July in aid of the League of Friends of Fairford Hospital. Refreshments will be available.

Open Gardens

WHERE: Meysey Hampton

WHEN: Sunday 8th June 2014 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Eight delightful gardens will be open in this lovely village. Entrance fee is £5 for all eight gardens. In addition, refeshments will be available in the village hall.

This event is part of the Meysey Hampton Village Festival Weekend taking place on the 7th and 8th June

House to House Collection

WHERE: Fairford, Lechlade and the surrounding villages

WHEN: Monday 31st March to Monday14th April 2014

This is one of our major fund raising activities held during the year. Last year's collection raised in excess of £17,000. Please help us to continue our work by contributing to the House-to-House appeal. If you are able to Gift Aid your donation this makes your generosity even more valuable to us.

League of Friends Christmas Bazaar

WHERE: Fairford Community Centre

WHEN: Saturday 23rd November 2013 10.00am - 12.30pm

Christmas cards, raffle tickets, cake sales, book stalls, plants, refreshments etc will be available. Offers of donations and help will be welcome.


Combined Charities Market

WHERE: Lechlade Memorial Hall

WHEN: Saturday 16th November 2013 9.30am - 12.30pm

This event is organised by the Lechlade branch of Cancer Research UK. The League will be selling their own Christmas cards and raffle tickets at the Market.


"Songs for Friends" Choir Concert

WHERE: Farmors School - Fairford

WHEN: Friday 11th October 2013 starting at 7.30pm

Two choirs will be singing - The Brize Singers and Splash of Red Ladies Choir. In the interval, refreshments will be available and a raffle will be held.

Tickets: Adults £5, Children under 16 £2.50. Available from the 20th September from the following outlets - Fairford Post Office, Fairford Hospital, Lechlade Newsagents and the League's Charity Shop at Lechlade.

The Brize Singers started 42 years ago at the Brize Norton Airforce Base and flourished there for a number of years. Their successes included performing on one occasion at the Albert Hall. They subsequently moved from the Base and set up as the Brize Singers in Witney. They have continued to attract a membership of over 50 and perform in many guest appearances in the locality

A Splash of Red was formed by Fairford primary school teacher Claire Lee several years ago to raise money for a specific cause. So enthusiastic were the members that they have continued from strength to strength and now have about 45 singers.

Open Gardens Quenington

WHERE: Beech House, The Long House and The Old Post House Quenington.

WHEN: Sunday 8th September 2013 between 2.00pm and 5.00pm.

We now have three fantastic gardens open on Sunday.

Beech House and The Long House Victoria Road - Two large and lovely gardens on the river plus The Old Post House Mawley Road which is a lovely cottage garden.

Refreshments available and stalls for marmalade, plants & cakes.

Entrance £5 (children under 16 free).

Parking on the Village Green.


Supper and Storytellers Evening

WHERE: Fairford Community Centre

WHEN: Friday 23rd August 2013 at 8pm

A story supper evening with Chloe of the Midnight Storytellers.

Lost Legends of Britain - the magnificent story heritage of Britain powerfully retold with energy and humour.

Tickets £10 (includes delicious supper and story cabaret show) from Wendy or Eric Graham - tel 01285 711765

Doors open at 7.30pm - please arrive early - CASH BAR


Glos Jazz Swing Band Picnic

WHERE: Mill House in Coln St Aldwyns

WHEN: Saturday 13th July 2013

This popular event will again take place in the Mill House garden in Coln St Aldwyns (by courtesy of Earl St Aldwyns) From 5.30pm with the concert starting at 6.30pm. Admission on the gate - adults £10 and children £5

Bring your own picnic and something to sit on

Combined Charities Fete

WHERE: The Trout Inn Lechlade

WHEN: Saturday 25th May 2013

Please come and support this event and maybe win a prize or two!.


House to House Collection

WHERE: Fairford, Lechlade and the surrounding villages

WHEN: Sunday 7th April 2013 to Saturday 20th April 2013

This is one of our major fund raising activities held during the year. Last year's collection raised in excess of £17,000. We understand how much the family purse is being squeezed by the current economic climate but would urge you all to make whatever contribution you can.

If you would like to help with the House to House collection then please contact us by:

Email
fairford.lof@hotmail.co.uk

Or telephone:
Julie Zarczynski, Administrator (01793 725091)


Chairman's Sponsored Walk

Graham and Debbie Hewitt are walking the 102 mile Cotswold Way between the 5 and 12 May to raise funds for the League. We would love to have your sponsorship.

If you wish to sponsor us then you can do so on-line through the following link

Chairman's sponsored walk