Past Events

Glos Jazz Swing Band Picnic

WHERE:The Mill House, Coln St Aldwyns

WHEN: Saturday 6th July starting at 5.30pm

Raising funds for The Friends of Fairford and Lechlade Communities, this popular event will be held again at The Mill House, Coln St Aldwyns by kind permission of the Earl St Aldwyn. Gates will open at 5.30pm with the concert starting at 6.30pm. Bring your own picnic and something to sit on! Admission at the gate £10 for adults and £5 for children (sorry – no dogs).

Open Garden and Cheese & Wine Evening.

WHERE: Langford Downs Farm, Langford, Near Lechlade GL7 3QL.

WHEN: Friday 28th June 2019 6.30pm - 8.30pm.

Admission by ticket only £10 (to include first glass of wine)

To avoid disappointment purchase your tickets early from:
Ruth Berridge 01367 252706 Graham Hewitt 07504 955358
Margaret Pursch 01285 851526 Frances Whiteman 01367 850213

Gavin and Caroline MacEchern have generously agreed to open their garden for The Friends of Fairford and Lechlade Communities to host a cheese and wine evening. This is a great opportunity to see their wonderful garden that has been lovingly developed from scratch over the last 10 years.

Annual General Meeting

WHERE: Fairford Hospital

WHEN: Thursday 13 June 2019, at 7pm

Come and support us and hear about the Charity's activities.

This year's guest speaker will be David Chapman from the "First Responders" who will tell us all about the very valuable work they do in our local community.

Tea & Coffee will be served

2019 House-to-House Collection

WHERE: Fairford, Lechlade and the surrounding villages.

WHEN: Between the 1st - 14th April 2019.

This is one of our major fundraising events of the year and thanks to everyone who kindly donates or helps with the collections.

However, with all the new housing developments in both Lechlade and Fairford we urgently require more volunteer collectors. If you can help please contact Christine Barker, Administrator/Secretary on 07767 408409 or by email: fairford.lof@hotmail.co.uk

Curry Night

WHERE: Khusi Indian Restaurant in Lechlade

WHEN: Tuesday 26 February 2019 at 7.30pm

An Indian buffet meal - cost £15 per person (excluding drinks) with 50% of the proceeds being donated to the League of Friends.

Tickets available from Ros Godden - 01367 250322 or Ruth Berridge - 01367 252706.

Christmas Bazaar and Raffle

WHERE: Fairford Community Centre

WHEN: Saturday 17th November 2018 from 10am - 12noon

There will be two new stalls this year– a Chocolate Tombola and a Festive Glitter /Nail Painting Stall in addition to our usual bottle tombola, cakes, cards, bric-a-brac and refreshments

Can you help? - we need donations for the bottle and chocolate tombola stalls.

- Chocolate Tombola Stall – To help with this stall if you wish to donate chocolates – big or small - donations can be dropped off at Fairford Opticians or at our Charity Shop in Lechlade before the 16 November.

- Bottle Tombola Stall – To help with this stall if you wish to donate any bottles of any type - alcohol, soft drinks and even sauces then these can be dropped off at Hilary Cottage Surgery in Fairford or the Lechlade Medical Centre before the 14 November.

Annual Prize Draw Raffle tickets

The annual prize draw raffle tickets are now on sale at our Lechlade Charity Shop, Hilary Cottage Surgery Fairford, and Fairford Hospital. They can also be purchased at our Christmas Bazaar on the 17 November when the raffle will be drawn. Once again we have received tremendous support from local businesses and there are over 18 prizes to be won including:

£100 cash prize, vouchers from Fairford Opticians, Fairford Therapy Centre, Lechlade Garden Centre, Cutler & Bayliss, Cotswold Wildlife Park, The Bull Hotel, Cotswold Farm Park, RIAT tickets, The Christmas Shop, Lechlade Pharmacy, Fairford Butchers, Lechlade Motor Company, Fairford Physio & Sports Injury Clinic, Londis, The Codfather, Lynwood Cafe, New Inn Lechlade, Bibury Trout Farm and Dent Artwork Lechlade.

Italian Evening- Colosseo Restaurant

WHERE: Colosseo Restaurant Faitford

WHEN: Monday 10 September 2018

Come and enjoy a two course Italian meal at £25 per person, (excluding drinks), with 50% being donated to The League. This will include a choice from two starters and three main courses

Tickets and detail from:
 Ruth Berridge – 01367 252706
 Ros Godden – 01285 713649

Glos Jazz Swing Band Picnic

WHERE:The Mill House, Coln St Aldwyns

WHEN: Saturday 7 July starting at 5.30pm

Raising funds for The League, this popular event will be held again at The Mill House, Coln St Aldwyns by kind permission of the Earl St Aldwyn. Gates will open at 5.30pm with the concert starting at 6.30pm. Bring your own picnic and something to sit on! Admission at the gate £10 for adults and £5 for children (sorry – no dogs).

Open Gardens

WHERE: The Bull Pens, East End, Fairford.

WHEN: Tuesday 26 June, 2.00 to 4.30 pm .

Andrea Wilkinson has very kindly offered to open her gardens.
Further details to follow.

Much Ado About Nothing

WHERE: Poulton House Poulton GL7 5HW

WHEN: Friday 29 June 2018 at 7.30pm

"November 1918. The Great War has finally come to an end, and the men of the British military forces are returning to their homes.

Don Pedro and his comrades are coming at last to Messina (a little known village on the edge of the Cotswolds) where they are met by friends, old and new"

Join us as we visit one of Shakespear's best loved comedies

Gates open at 6.30pm for picnics; indoors if wet; please bring your own seating

Tel 01285 851237. Tickets in advance: adult £13, child £7.50. Tickets on the door: adult £14, child £7.50

2018 House-to-House Collection

WHERE: Fairford, Lechlade and the surrounding villages.

WHEN: Between the 9th - 22nd April 2018.

This is one of our major fundraising events of the year and thanks to everyone who kindly donated or helped with the collections we managed to raise over £20,000 in 2017 including Gift Aid. We very much hope to raise a similar amount in 2018.

However, with all the new housing developments in both Lechlade and Fairford we urgently require more volunteer collectors. If you can help please contact Christine Barker, Administrator/Secretary on 07767 408409 or by email: fairford.lof@hotmail.co.uk

Curry Night

WHERE: Khusi Indian Restaurant in Lechlade

WHEN: Tuesday 20 February 2018

Tickets £15 per person available after Christmas from Ruth Berridge on 01367 252706 and Ros Godden on 01285 713649. Watch this space for further details.

Christmas Bazaar and Raffle

WHERE: Fairford Community Centre

WHEN: Saturday 18th November 2017 from 10am - 12noon

Christmas cards, raffle tickets, cake sales, bottle tombola stall, book stalls, plants, refreshments, etc. will be available.

Raffle Tickets are available from our Charity Shop in Lechlade and Fairford Hospital.

Glos Jazz Swing Band Picnic

WHERE:The Mill House, Coln St Aldwyns

WHEN: Saturday 1 July starting at 5.30pm

Raising funds for The League, this popular event will be held again at The Mill House, Coln St Aldwyns by kind permission of the Earl St Aldwyn. Gates will open at 5.30pm with the concert starting at 6.30pm. Bring your own picnic and something to sit on! Admission at the gate £10 for adults and £5 for children (sorry – no dogs).

Extraordinary General Meeting(EGM)

WHERE: Fairford Community Centre

WHEN: Thursday 22 June 2017 at 7.00p.m.

The League will be holding an EGM inviting members to vote on changing the legal status of the Charity to become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) and to vote on changing the Charity’s name to ‘Friends of Fairford and Lechlade Communities’

Members registered with us will be receiving an invitation together with information outlining the reasons for the proposed changes.

Italian Evening- Colosseo Restaurant

WHERE: Colosseo Restaurant Faitford

WHEN: Monday 19 June 2017 at 7.30p.m.

Come and enjoy A two course Italian meal at £20 per person, (excluding drinks), with 50% being donated to The League. This will include a Colosseo nibbles starter and a main course from a choice of one of the following:

 Pollo Principessa,
 Lamb Toschana (Lamb, sun dried tomatoes, masala wine & cream source),
 Penne Nelson (V).

Entries by ticket only for a maximum of 70 people so purchase your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Tickets can be purchased from:
 Ruth Berridge – 01367 252706
 Ros Godden – 01285 713649

2017 House-to-House Collection

WHERE: Fairford, Lechlade and the surrounding villages.

WHEN: Between the 27th March and 10th April 2017.

Last year we raised almost £17,000 and we very much hope to raise a similar amount this year.

Christmas Bazaar and Raffle

WHERE: Fairford Community Centre

WHEN: Saturday 19th November 2016 from 10am - 12noon

Christmas cards, raffle tickets, cake sales, bottle tombola stall, book stalls, plants, refreshments, etc. will be available.

Raffle Tickets are available from our Charity Shop in Lechlade and Fairford Hospital with a first prize of £100 cash plus many more prizes kindly donated by local businesses.

These include prizes from

Fairford Opticians, Fairford Therapy Centre, Lechlade Motor Co, Lechlade Garden Centre, Cutler & Bayliss, Cotswold Wildlife Park, Bibury Trout Farm, 7a Coffee Shop, Fairford Butchers, Cotswold Farm Park, Londis, The Christmas Shop, New Inn Lechlade, Lechlade Pharmacy, Enntwine Gifts and Colosseo Restaurant.

Oxford Half Marathon – 9th October

Emily Wilsdon and Alice Jones will be running the Oxford Half Marathon on 9 October in memory of Bob Warren from The Trout Inn, Lechlade and raising funds for The League of Friends of Fairford Hospital.

Emily says ‘….. I had the pleasure of working for Bob and Penny Warren throughout my teenage years. They played a massive part of my teenage years showing me the pleasure of what it meant to work as part of a team and enjoy a job. I was so very sad to learn of Bob passing away last year that I felt I wanted to do something in his memory. The work carried out by the amazing team at The League of Friends made the hardest days bearable. The home nursing team that the charity provided could never do enough for Bob, Penny and their family. Any donation given goes straight back to this fantastic charity to work with other families who are going through a similar experience.

If you wish to sponsor Emily and Alice visit the Donations page on this website and click on the BT MyDonate link and then on the Sponsor link. Alternatively you can call in at the Trout Inn, Lechlade and complete a sponsorship form or send your donation to Friends of Fairford Hospital, Lloyds Chambers, High Street, Lechlade, GL7 3AE marked ‘Oxford Marathon’