Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Make your own online jigsaws

For a bit of fun whilst we are in lockdown due to COVID-19 still, I'm going to create some online jigsaws using some of my photos of views around the village.  To make them I have to have the images online, so this post is my space to try this out.

Saturday, 9 May 2020

Win £5,000 of National Book Tokens for our school library

I've nominated Burton Morewood School. Will you nominate them as well and increase their chance of winning? It's very easy to do, just pop over to National Book Tokens and use the form to nominate our wonderful village school.

Week 3 of the Team Burton food bank collections

Team Burton now has five collection points across the village.  Over the past 3 weeks we have had donations which have filled numerous boxes with essentials and a few little luxuries for the families supported by the Morecambe Bay food bank.

Along with the other communities that collect for MBFB we have amassed 5.4 tonnes of produce over the past three weeks. That's an astonishing amount being donated by people from all across the collection area, and the food bank team have sent us all their thanks for our, and your, efforts and your kindness in making this happen. 

You can see how the collection process works in this timelapse video from our neighbouring collectors at Holme. Morecambe Bay Food Bank time lapse video

Our boxes are collected every Wednesday by the food bank van, and donations can be left in any of them any day during daylight hours.  Thank you for your support!

Week 3 at one of the five Burton collection points - amazing!

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Our first 24 hours as a collection point

Our first 24 hours as a collection point for the Morecambe Bay Food Bank exceeded our hopes!

We received 16kg of donated foods in 24 hours, which is fabulous, thank you to everyone who donated to the box. The contents have been collected by the Food Bank van today, so we now have a whole week to collect before the next collection. I wonder what the coming week will bring?

Just for comparison, our neighbours in Holme village a mile away collected 128.5 kg for the Food Bank, so we've a way to go to catch up, but knowing the generosity of this village I am sure we'll manage it.

Please continue to leave your donations, the Food Bank needs them now more than ever, on average they are sending out 3 tonnes a day to needy families in the Morecambe Bay Food Bank area.

Thank you to everyone who is helping us help the Food Bank to help those in greatest need.

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Morecambe Bay Food Bank collection point in Burton

I'm really pleased to be able to say that we are now a collection point for Morecambe Bay Foodbank!

Morecambe Bay Foodbank will accept all donations but are especially keen to have:

Tins of: beans; meat(s); fruits; vegetables; fish; soup; tomatoes; rice pudding
Bottles of: squash; juice (esp. orange); jam; pasta sauce
Packets of: pasta; sugar; cereal; teabags; instant noodles; instant rice; biscuits; custard; instant mash

If anyone else in Burton would like to host a collection box please PM me and I'll put you in touch with the team, and thank you.

Sunday, 12 January 2020

2020 April - advance notice - Fashion Show - cancelled due to covid-19

Burton Memorial Hall will be welcoming back the team from Kitty Brown Boutique on Friday 17th April for a fabulous fashion show. More details to follow!

2020 March - Easter Bingo - advance notice - CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

The Burton Memorial Hall Easter Bingo will take place on Friday 27th March in the Hall. Doors open 6.30pm, eyes down 7.30pm. There will be great Easter prizes, a raffle, refreshments on sale. All in aid of Hall funds. Everyone welcome.

2020 March - Spring Clearout Table Top Sale

The Spring Clearout Table Top Sale will take place at Burton Memorial Hall on Saturday 7th March, from 10am - 12 noon. 

Tables cost £5 and can be booked now by phoning 01524 781306, cost per table is £5. Set up from 9am.  So, if you're having a spring clean of all the stuff you no longer need, why not come along and sell it to someone else who'll give it a new lease of life?

Bacon butties, teas, coffees, cold drinks will be on sale too. In aid of Hall funds.

2020 February - A Celebration of Simon & Garfunkel

A Celebration of Simon and Garfunkel (by Tim Chu and Ian Bailey) is returning to Burton Memorial Hall on Friday 21st February

With their superb harmonies and intriguing stories about Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, this will be a super night for anyone who enjoys great music performed well.

Tickets are £12 and will be on sale from Burton Village Store from Wednesday 15th January (cash purchases only). There's no bar but you are welcome to bring your own drinks.

Doors open 6.45pm, music starts at 7.30pm.

Having seen and heard this duo on several occasions already we can highly recommend them. Why not come along and enjoy some fabulous music from two superb musicians and entertainers.

2020 January - Burns' Night Supper and Ceilidh

Burton Memorial Hall's Burns' Night Ceilidh and Supper returns on Saturday 25th January, with music by Tattie Bogle, bagpipes, and Val Still as soloist. 

Traditional haggis, tatties and neeps supper by Jan's Pantry. Loads of dancing and fun! Bar available (not BYO). Whisky Roll. 

Tickets are £15 per person, on sale at Burton Village Store now. Limited to 80 places so get yours before they sell out! In aid of Hall funds.

2020 - January Nature Talk: Moths of the Morecambe Bay area by Steve Benner

January Nature Talk: Moths of the Morecambe Bay area by Steve Benner, Thursday 30th January at Burton Memorial Hall, starts 7.30pm, £2.50 per person includes tea and biscuits. All welcome. In aid of Hall funds.