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11.03.2020

Thanks to Earith W.I. for their generous fundraising for Fenprobe after a talk by Samantha Impey.  Here are some of the group presenting their cheque for £256 65p to Sam.

Thanks to Earith W.I. for their generous fundraising for Fenprobe after a talk by Samantha Impey.  Here are some of the group presenting their cheque for £256 65p to Sam.
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22.02.2020

Despite a blustery morning on 22nd February, a crowd of helpers and coffee drinkers turned out for our coffee morning at the Methodist Church Hall in Ely.  There was bric-a-brac, home made cakes and a Fair Trade stall to enjoy, as well as one of the new players on display.  An amazing...

Despite a blustery morning on 22nd February, a crowd of helpers and coffee drinkers turned out for our coffee morning at the Methodist Church Hall in Ely.  There was bric-a-brac, home made cakes and a Fair Trade stall to enjoy, as well as one of the new players on display.  An amazing £343 19p was made for Fenprobe Funds.  Special thanks are due to Jenny and her team at the Methodist Church for inviting us to hold the event, and for all their support on the day.
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22.01.2020

Donations to Fenprobe from Friends of Pat Hobbs .  It is with grateful thanks that we record a magnificent £624 50p was donated to Fenprobe by friends of Richard and Pat at Pat's funeral.  As a former Secretary of Fenprobe, Pat must  have written letters of thanks for donations, so...

Donations to Fenprobe from Friends of Pat Hobbs It is with grateful thanks that we record a magnificent £624 50p was donated to Fenprobe by friends of Richard and Pat at Pat's funeral.  As a former Secretary of Fenprobe, Pat must  have written letters of thanks for donations, so she would have known how much they were appreciated and contributed to the operation of the service given to the blind and sight impaired of this area.  We will use this money wisely for our present and future listeners.

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19.11.2019 Wilburton Alternative Group

Bill Pickess and Samantha Impey were invited to give a talk to members of the Wilburton Alternative Group ( formerly the Mothers’ Union) on Tuesday, 12 November. After negotiating the outlying country roads at Wilburton, Bill finally arrived at his destination to join Samantha in...

Bill Pickess and Samantha Impey were invited to give a talk to members of the Wilburton Alternative Group ( formerly the Mothers’ Union) on Tuesday, 12 November.

After negotiating the outlying country roads at Wilburton, Bill finally arrived at his destination to join Samantha in the comfortable surroundings of their hosts’ farmhouse. Soon after, members of the group arrived. Seated round the welcoming fire, seventeen to eighteen ladies heard Bill and Samantha tell how Fenprobe started, how it works and were shown the free player given to each listener.

The Group’s Secretary, Barbara Yarrow thanked the two speakers and handed them a collection of £40 for Fenprobe’s fund.

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19.11.2019 Pat Hobbs

Pat Hobbs died today (18th November). She had been ill for some years but, after many treatments, doctors were unable to do more. She was 71.   Pam became involved with Fenprobe when she became involved with Richard! His father and mother, former President, Maurice and Joyce,...

Pat Hobbs died today (18th November). She had been ill for some years but, after many treatments, doctors were unable to do more. She was 71.

 

Pam became involved with Fenprobe when she became involved with Richard! His father and mother, former President, Maurice and Joyce, held readings in their sitting room and after Richard and Pat married, they picked up the baton. Pat joined in and planned many fund raising events, including theatrical events. She was Secretary for some years and was also a reader. She never lost her interest in Fenprobe, even though parenting and her job as School Secretary at City of Ely College meant she had to give up her active role. Had she not been ill for many years she would have returned to Fenprobe in some capacity, but it was not to be.

 

Pat was a friendly, outgoing person with a lovely smile. Those who came to our 40th Birthday Celebration would have met her then, when she made a great effort to come with Richard for the celebration. She was a very efficient Secretary for Fenprobe and obviously a great team member.

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