There are now 103 members in the 50:50 club, and the 3rd prize draw took
place on Sunday Sept 6th, at Loweswater Show in the lovely Lake District.
Chris de Cordova is a Morris dancer/musician and her side, Two-headed
Sheep, were performing at the show, and since all of them are able to ring,
it seemed a good idea to do the draw ceremoniously in the sunshine, against
the stunning backdrop of Kirk Fell from the floor of Lorton Vale.
The first prize of £54 was number 71 (Gill Hughes') and was drawn by the
youngest Morris dancer, Ethel, (who also learned to ring rounds on the D&N
mini ring, and then taught her friend to ring a bell, too, but is somewhat
too small to manage tower bells yet)
The two second prizes of £27 each were numbers 82 (Jacquie Hazell) drawn by
Soo, and 102 (Peter Bennion) drawn by Rachel.
If you know anyone who is learning to ring under the LtoR scheme or who is
teaching or mentoring, please persuade them to join. The prizes are a nice
surprise and you know you are giving £6 per year for each number to the
prize fund and £6 to a very worthy organisation, which, now that there is
no Ringing Foundation to fund it, needs to find enough money to cover admin
and tutor expenses!
Chris de Cordova