Sailaway Day 23 July

It’s all aboard for a day’s sailing from Fellowship Afloat at Tollesbury, on 23 July. The package includes sailing to a distant land (like Mersea), tuition, food, waterproof clothing, buoyancy aid, and a barbecue. And it’s on us! Beginners as well as old sea-dogs very welcome. Contact us if you’d like to come. Spaces are limited, so don’t delay. More info at Fellowship Afloat’s website.

Next Vineyard Sunday Brunch: 15 May

Join us for brunch on Sunday 15 May, at the Playhouse, St John’s Street Colchester, starting at 11.00am. And why not bring friends and family? Let us know if you’re coming, so we can give the staff a guide to the numbers expected.

Measuring up for Africa

On 15 April, twelve people gathered for (probably) the first-ever glasses measuring party on the planet! A few experts were in attendance to train the others and quite soon everyone was measuring and labelling. But it wasn’t all hard work: we watched footage of life in Malawi, and work at the Ekwendeni and Livingstonia eye clinics, fortified by exotic nibbles, with wine and coffee. At the end of the evening, 222 pairs of glasses had been measured and labelled. Thanks to everyone who came and to Caroline and family for hosting. All specs go to Africa through Focus on Malawi.