The Grand Damerham Duck Race and Mini Fair
As well as Jumble Sales the Village Hall Management Committee holds the Annual Grand Damerham Duck Race & Mini Fair every year on Easter Saturday starting at 12.30pm. The Mini Fair includes lot of fun games for the children after which the main duck race starts (usually at 2.30pm) when anywhere between 1000 and 1500 plastic ducks are let loose in the river with the race end down river at the church bridge (approx half a mile). This great family fun day includes a hog roast, BBQ, Teas and cakes , a licensed bar and has been running for seventeen years
The Coffee Pot started in October, 2011, to provide a meeting place for Village people, with refreshments at “not for profit” rates. Increasingly, visitors from outside the village are being welcomed, and we have been asked also provide a venue for other, one-off events. Although we operate at rock bottom prices, we do make a small profit, and this too has shaped us. Now, we not only provide a place for friends to meet, and a source of a little revenue for the Village Hall, but each month, we draw the name of one of our volunteers out of a hat – and this person can designate a favourite charity for a donation. Everyone is welcome, and everyone, just by coming, adds something to the Village and its Hall. We meet most Wednesday mornings between 10.30am and mid-day.
A small group seeking to arrange and facilitate leisure activities for the benefit of the community and, if there is a need and sufficient demand, we find a teacher.
We currently have Shape up with Salli and her Happy Hearts exercise class on most Mondays
6:30 – 7:30pm ……. Just turn up for a fun workout. £4 an individual or £6 a couple.
DAMERHAM BADMINTON CLUB
Damerham Badminton Club meets in Damerham Village Hall every Tuesday evening from 8 pm during the season from September to the end of April.
We are a friendly, social club who play for enjoyment and the opportunity to get and keep fit. We are a mixed group in terms of age, sex and badminton skills.
We would welcome new members to join us
Christmas Get- Together
Every year the Village Hall Committee holds a free Christmas 'get-together' usually around the second Saturday in December when all village residents, past & present and village friends are invited to the hall for mulled wine and refreshments. This is held as a 'thankyou' to the village for their continuing support of the hall. As you can see from the picture we really enjoy this warm & friendly event.
The Village Hall is host to several Jumble Sales throughout the year.The next sale will be held on Saturday 11th October 2014 at 2pm (proceeds to St.Georges Church, Damerham)There will also be a sale on 15th November 2014 (proceeds to the W.I.)
CREAM TEAS IN THE VILLAGE HALL GARDEN
Again this has proved to be very popular in the summer of 2013 so will be repeated again in 2014, starting on Sunday 3rd August for five Sunday afternoons.
On a Saturday morning most months there will be a local market between 10am & 1pm, selling a wide range of products.
NEXT DATE AS FOLLOWS
SATURDAY 29th NOVEMBER
More info from Jane Brasher