Christmas lights and tree

We would like to thank the Christmas elves who made this possible again this year: Rob Taylor for donating the tree, Gilbert Smith and Mark Drew for transporting and erecting it. Laura Webb and Mark Drew for putting up the lighting, Janet Eden and the Home Farm Close team for decking the tree and chief elf, Mick North, who masterminded the operation.

Family Christmas Party

Family Christmas Party. 6th December starting at 3.30pm in the village hall. Children’s party games, nibbles, mulled wine and a visit from Santa. There will be carols and a Christmas service from 5pm. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Summer Fayre

The Rampton Summer Fayre will take place on 4th July starting at 2pm. We will be collecting bric- a-brac, donations for the tombola, cakes for the cake stall, etc on the evening of 3rd July. We are always glad of help setting up (from 8:30am on The Green on the day), running stalls and clearing up. If you would like to volunteer please contact Judy Garstang, Tel: 01954 250960.

Tea on the Green report

The weather perked up for the afternoon and we had one of the best turnouts ever. A really pleasant couple of hours catching up on the village news and drinking tea. We did run a quiz, although not many people took it too seriously, the winners (after a TIE BREAK!) were Simon and Chrissie with Pat and Dave coming in second. The children’s quiz, however, was taken very seriously indeed because everyone who entered got every answer right! 

Cream tea

2:30pm-4:30pm!
Date for your diary!
Cream teas at the Village hall
on the afternoon of 16th August 2015
In aid of the Church path.

Tea on the Green

The annual cream tea event will take place on 7th
June at 3pm. As ever, we guarantee good company
and hope for good weather.

Summer Fayre

From 2pm on 4th July on the village green.

We will be collecting bric-a-brac and any other contributions (bottles, cakes, plants, produce) on the

evening of 3rd July from 6pm. If you miss us when we call please drop off contributions during the

morning of the 4th to the village green (or Village Hall if wet).

As ever, we would welcome help on the day either setting up from 8.30am or taking down from

about 5pm. If you would like to volunteer please call Judy Garstang on 01954 250960 or turn up on

the day.

Tea on the Green

The kettle is on for the annual cream tea event will take place on 7th June at 3pm. As ever, we guarantee good company and hope for good weather

Rampton Relay

Thanks to all the athletes who turned out to support the event. The Rampton Educational Foundation Shield goes to the ‘Gardner Bros’ (Matthew and Luke) who’s adjusted four man time was 33:32. Fastest woman was Abbbi Itsbitsky (8:28), Fastest man Phil Swanbury (6:21), Fastest family were the Agnews (38:13). We had a tie for fastest team (30:34) between The Home Farm Close team (Lewis and Mark Wickham, Louis Terdjmann and Phil Swanbury) and the Leg of Lamb team (Ryan Thornton Michael Burch, Dougie Ellis and Rory Dixon).

A special mention for Anna Blunt who ran a four lap relay on her own with a respectable overall time of 38:31 and a fastest single lap of 9:17, which amazingly, was her last lap. Proceeds to Papworth Hospital Trust.

Jumble Sale Update

The 77 committee would like to thank everyone who donated jumble or helped on the day. We raised over £250.

Donations for Air Ambulance

Thanks to the support of the village the 77 Committee were able to donate £400 to each of; East Anglia Air Ambulance, Macmillan Cancer Support and the Carers’ Trust.

Rampton Relay and Fun run

This annual event comprises a run over a course of exactly one Rampton mile and can be tackled by individual runners or teams of four running a four lap relay.  A really nice family event.

Over 60s Dinner & Show

Our annual dinner for over 60’s is by invitation only. We aim to invite all villagers over 60 years of age but sometimes newcomers or those of naturally youthful appearance get overlooked. If you think we might have missed you please contact Gilbert Smith (200430) or Sarah Palmer (252238) who will add you to the list. This is a really good evening finishing off with the last night of the infamous Rampton Review (first night of the review is 30th Jan and is open to all).

Rampton Review

The Rampton Review will have its first night on 30th January and its last performance will follow the dinner on 31st. 

Rampton relay and fun run

The date has been set for 26th April. This annual event comprises a run over a course of exactly one Rampton mile and can be tackled by individual runners or teams of four running a four lap relay. A really nice family event.

Christmas lights on the village green

Rampton has long-cherished an ambition to rival the bright lights of Cottenham and finally we did it!! We would like to thank Laura Webb who generously donated the lights to go around the green and master-minded the electrics, Rob Taylor who again donated a Christmas tree, Mark Drew for the excavation and transport, and Mick North for making it all happen. Brilliant (in all senses of the word).

Family Christmas Party

Family Christmas Party Sunday 7th December 3:30–5:15pm in the Village Hall. Christmas fun and party games, with a visit from Father Christmas, followed by a carol service in the Church at 5.30pm. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

’77 Committee Support Request

The Rampton ’77 Committee needs your muscles, your strength, your stamina, your flexibility – and your youth!

Why?

In recent years we’ve worked to improve the appearance of the village with bunting in the summer and festive lights and a Christmas tree on the Green at Christmas. These amenities are at risk without some willing hands, knees, feet, shoulders, etc! The committee has found the physical work more and more taxing recently. The bottom line is that we can’t do it anymore.
Ahhh. Sad but true. We need some help.

What else?

The events that the committee sponsors throughout the year for the village – especially the Summer Fayre and Tea on the Green – are also at risk. If these events are to continue, we need some younger and fitter folk who could be available for an hour or more for one or more events: to help with the Christmas tree and lights, the bunting plus setting up and taking down for events.

What do I do?

You don’t need to join the committee (though new members are always welcome!). All you need to do is call Judy Garstang on 250960 or email her at john.garstang@nullbtinternet.com and put your name on the list. Get in touch today – please 😉

Priority: if we have enough volunteers, we hope to put up the Christmas tree and lights on Saturday 6th December. If you can help, please let us know.

A huge thanks in anticipation!