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£2,000 raised!!!

10th December 2019
£2,000 raised!!!

Wow, what a night last night! To every single person who came along to support the hall and raise money for a village defibrillator...THANK YOU!!!

Thank you for bearing with us as I tried to make sure everyone had a seat. From the 'VIPs' on the stage to the lovely ladies almost in the kitchen, we managed to get everybody in the queue inside and didn't have to turn anyone away that had been waiting. Thank you for your understanding as I temporarily turned the men's loos into women's ones to ease your waiting time, and for letting the pregnant lady jump the queue before it was too late! Thank you for parting with your hand earned cash to spend the evening with us, for waiting as our wonderful volunteers tried to serve you as quickly as possible - both with tickets and with mince pies! Thank you for the cash donations, in particular a large donation received from Michael Smith. Thank you to all the volunteers who generously give up their time to help each month. A special thanks to Carol who baked cakes yesterday (they were lovely!), and her daughter who stays behind each month to shift those heavy tables and clear up. We are lucky to have the help, and this makes each event possible.

Last night we raised just under £2,000, which will get the village a defibrillator at last! Finally a personal thank you from me for coming and supporting us this year. It was my last bingo at Marshland Hall last night and I have had so much fun organising them for you all. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!

Tracy x

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It's Nearly Big Bingo Time!

3rd December 2019
It's Nearly Big Bingo Time!

It's been a very busy time getting ready for our big bingo night next Monday - and I'm very nearly done!

Hundreds of prizes have been filled into themed hampers for the night - from Sweets and Treats Hamper to the Gentleman's Whisky Hamper, hampers specially made for boys and ones for girls, pamper hampers, some filled with games, others filled with treats for your home. There are 36 hampers in all, and then we've got our Mega Raffle, tombola, cash game and special bonus game which will be played throughout the night. Top that off with complimentary table refreshments and homemade cakes and hot drinks for sale...I'm exhausted just thinking about it!

Please join us if you can on Monday 9th December, doors open 6:30, eyes down 7:15. Special early bird bonus game for the first 90 people through the door.

Hope to see lots of you there, raising money for a defibrillator for the village.

Til next time,

Tracy x

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December Bingo Spectacular

26th November 2019
December Bingo Spectacular

Preparations are well underway for our Christmas Bingo Spectacular! Here's a little sneak peek of some of the prizes that will be up for grabs on the night. Come and join in the fun on December 9th, doors open 6:30, eyes down 7:15.

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Hampers Galore

19th November 2019
Hampers Galore

Is it too early to be talking about Christmas??? The chocolate tubs have been out in the supermarkets for weeks now, and I've seen the John Lewis advert every day on TV this week, so I'm sure I'm allowed to start blogging about the Festive season!

Right now I'm busy planning for our Christmas bingo special, where we will be raising to funds to buy a defibrillator for the village. We are going to be having 12 games of prize bingo as the main game, so I am currently making up a total of 36 hampers - 12 big, 12 medium, and 12 small. We then have a big money cash game, huge supersized raffle (featuring a giant fluffy unicorn!), tombola, and a very special Christmas Presents free bonus game for the first 90 people through the door, where they have the chance to win 12 Christmas presents throughout the course of the evening! On top of that we have our usual lovely homemade refreshments with warm mince pies, and a selection of complimentary refreshments and Christmas crackers to get the party started!

We are currently looking for donations - big or small - to add to our prize hampers, or to go straight to the £1000 we need to raise that night. If you can help in any way please let us know!

'til next time,

Tracy x

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Liz Truss Visits Marshland Hall

12th November 2019
Liz Truss Visits Marshland Hall

https://www.elizabethtruss.com/

Liz Truss is the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for South West Norfolk and Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade. Liz has also been appointed Minister for Women and Equalities.

She will be at Marshland Hall on Thursday 14th November to answer any of your questions.

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Calling all Bingo Monsters!

11th November 2019
Calling all Bingo Monsters!

It's Bingo Night tonight at Marshland Hall! Loads of lovely bingo prizes and £80 in cash to be won! We also have a raffle, tombola, free kid's game, homemade refreshments and a friendly bunch of people to play bingo with. Everyone welcome, doors open 6:30, eyes down 7:15.

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Donations Needed

5th November 2019
Donations Needed

We have a very special bingo night happening in December, where we will be raising the money to buy a defibrillator for Marshland St James. There is no defibrillator currently available in the village, and we aim to change this by raising the £1000 we need.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest is a condition of which no one is immune from. From children to adults, to fitness fanatics and couch potatoes; everyone and anyone is susceptible to cardiac arrest with over 30,000 occurring in the UK each year alone with little to no prior symptoms before a collapse.

The only definitive treatment against SCA is the life-saving shock from a defibrillator. Pairing this along with effective CPR can help to increase a victim’s chance of survival from 6% to 74% if delivered within the first 3-5 minutes of collapse.

To help us reach our £1000 target we are looking for donations for our special bingo night. If you have anything to would like to give you can drop donations off at Marshland Hall 9-3 Monday to Friday, or send us a message and we can collect from you at a time to suit.

Let's make this happen and install this vital piece of equipment in the village!

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Event Planning

4th November 2019
Event Planning

It's as busy as always here at the hall - half term is barely behind us and we are now looking forward to our Christmas planning!

We would love to run a Santa's Grotto here at the hall this Christmas, so discussions are well underway as to how we make that happen. We are thinking Winter Wonderland with about a million fairy lights and Santa on a throne...watch this space! With all of the event planning in hand, we are also on the lookout for a new event coordinator as sadly I will be leaving after Christmas. My family and home commitments have grown at an alarming rate this year and I have decided that I need more time to deal with the demands of daily life outside of our lovely hall. It truly is a job that I love doing, and it breaks my heart to be leaving. On the positive side, it opens up an opportunity for someone else to come and take the reins and have an amazing time here. So, if you are interested, please get in touch!

Til next time,

Tracy x

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25 Years of The National Lottery

29th October 2019
25 Years of The National Lottery

Today we are celebrating 25 years of The National Lottery! Thank you so much to all of the lottery players who helped to make Marshland Hall possible. We love it here, especially our soft play area for little ones! #NationalLottery25

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The Calm Before the Storm...

20th October 2019
The Calm Before the Storm...

It's Sunday afternoon, the chicken is in the oven, and I have a pile of potatoes and veg to peel. You would think I live alone in my house, as every man and boy mysteriously vanishes when the peeler comes out of the drawer (husband included!).

If you are thinking about the Half Term week ahead with the kids at home and not many plans on the horizon, then let us do the hard work for you - we've got the middle of the week covered! Tuesday it's Nerf Wars at the hall where the staff often become a walking target for all your kids with a Nerf Gun in their hands and a trigger finger with a mischievous owner! Wednesday it's time to burn off some energy in our very popular Multi Sports session; and then Thursday will get those brains ticking over with our Marshland Hall Mystery Day!

We hope to see lots of you at the hall next week - we've got Half Term sorted!

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