A book swap evening proved the perfect way to bring people together and help raise awareness of Village Friends.
There was a good turnout at Walberton Baptist Church hall on Thursday and it proved such a success, the Village Friends have been asked to repeat it later in the year.
Meg Brackley, chairman, said: “It was interesting and a lovely evening. Lots of people from the village attended, as did lots of our volunteers and a couple of our elderly village friends.
“Patsy Pitkin gave a tear-jerking speech about how Village Friends has helped her.”
The event coincided with the launch day for Rosie Howard’s new novel, A Vintage Year, and the author went along to give a short talk, sign books and answer questions from the audience.
Meg said: “We raised £150 for Village Friends, awareness of our small charity in the Six Villages area and had a fun community event. Many people asked if I could hold another one in the near future, so I’m sure we will.”
Village Friends is a good neighbour scheme for Barnham, Westergate, Eastergate, Walberton, Fontwell and Yapton. Telephone 07925217843 for more information.