Kenny’s August News

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Kenny’s August News:

Here you are in August already, but I’m writing in July before our Open Day which I’ll tell you about in September. Confused? That’s nothing! I found Mum in the kitchen with a sink full of water recently, not washing up but encouraging a gosling to swim. The poor little mite had splayed legs and Mum was supervising his hydrotherapy. I was about to ask Henry to buy her a plastic duck!

What a wonderful time we had in Long Melford last month. We made £65 from the sale of books at the Vintage Rally at Melford Hall and met lots of lovely people. Many admired the little Morris car belonging to our stalwart volunteers, Peter and Val Gutteridge. The following weekend we were completely overwhelmed by the number of visitors that visited our stalls on the Long Melford Street Fair. Over £700 was raised for SESAW. Congratulations to the organisers of both fantastic events, even the weather was good!

Hello to all the friends I enjoyed meeting again at the Copdock School Summer Fete last month. The children must have been tired after a fun filled, but very hot afternoon. Prior to that event, the temperature also soared for the Washbrook Open Gardens. My friend Betty lost count of the visitors that called in to admire her estate and accept a welcome glass of water.

Like many of you, some of our volunteers are on holiday so SESAW will be closed during August. It will also help us settle down again after all the Open Day excitement. If you are looking for an interesting family day out, try the Wildlife Fair at the beautiful Beth Chatto gardens on 22nd and 23rd August. We have been invited to this popular annual event at Elmstead Market, CO7 7DB so do look out for us. More information at

Bargains galore at Barbara’s Bonanza Sale at the Parish Rooms, Stratford St. Mary, CO7 6JH, 10-2pm on 19th August. The kind villagers always donate quality items including a big dictionary which I’m still reading. According to this font of knowledge, apart from being the eighth month, august also means “inspiring reverence or admiration”. Surely that must be a reference to me, Kenny (the Boss) Chihuahua!