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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from all of us in Pagham-on-Sea and beyond! How did you celebrate this year? We hope that you stayed safe and remain well.

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Mummers’ Parade

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Traditionally in Pagham-on-Sea the New Year is rung in with a number of events, not all possible to do this year. St Mark’s had their socially distanced firework display, and the History Society teamed up with the Pagham-on-Sea Players and Morris Dancers to produce the annual Mummers’ Parade on New Year’s Day, but this year by editing videos of past events and adding things recorded at home by the Players.

This year, a bawdy script by local playwright Ellis Johnson (1618-1663) was adapted for this medium by the History Society working with the PoS Players, called The Fish Wife’s Apron. You can listen to the audio on Spotify and iTunes. It is live on the PoS Players’ website and YouTube Channel. The Morris dances featured in the video are the top three from their December poll, as voted by you, and are from New Year’s Day 2019, 2018 and 2015.

Annual Charity Football Match

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The annual charity football match organised by the landlords of a few local pubs was called off due to the restrictions in place on gatherings, and replaced with a Twitch stream of FIFA 20 for PS4, which raised £250 in donations for Cancer Research through the JustGiving page and £155 for the local Food Bank. Well done all!

Blood Donor Emergency Appeal

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Appropriate arrangements have been made to allow donors to use the Cavernlight Club premises (22-26 King Edward Street) in order to give blood to local recipients. Big thank you to all those who donated during Lockdown over the summer! Please contact Maria Tsadilas at lamia5thC (at) cavernlight (dot) co (dot) uk for more information and to book your slot if you have not got access to the Quatre Faces app.

Donation dates run 2 Jan – 15 Jan

If you donate to a specific recipient please state this in your email and bring your documentation with you. If you would like to set up regular donations with a specific recipient, you will first have to contact Quatrefacescouncil (at) outlook (dot) com with the subject line DONOR REQUEST. You will be set up with a profile, username and password and sent the details to login to the Quatre Faces app so that you can be matched with your recipient. If you have been approached privately, an interview may be required to confirm consent.

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