Easter Treats Bags
The Cattistock Community had yet another amazing occasion on Easter Monday. Every household in the village was given an Easter Treat Bag, together with a handmade Easter card. This gesture of Easter kindness could not have taken place without the very hard work put in by all the volunteers and children in the village, plus a little help from the Cattistock Community fund in supplying the incidentals.
The day started with many volunteers delivering a huge selection of goodies to the pub where a team spent several hours dividing up the food and packing it into very pretty bags. At the allotted time these bags and Easter cards were brought to various drop-off points in the village and were then delivered to each household by the Cattistock children, with the support of parents and volunteers. They were closely followed around by Peter, who was busy taking many photos of the surprised and smiling faces as people opened their doors to receive their bag and card.
Overall, deliveries were made to 195 households by approximately 20 children.
Inside the bags was a selection of wonderful home-made savouries and cakes which had been made by 23 volunteers. The selection of treats was as follows:
Brownies, cupcakes, Easter simnel cake, sausage rolls, mini cheesecakes, almond financiers, Easter cakes, blueberry tea cakes, mini quiches, lemon drizzle, coconut bounties, rocky roads, gingerbread men and women, cheese straws, choc biscuit cakes, choc chip banana loaf, flapjacks, cornflake cupcakes, Easter biscuits, chocolate bunnies, mini muffins, American chocolate chip cookies, millionaire shortbread.
The cards which accompanied the goody bags were drawn by a number of children and, in particular, Ariane’s children, who spent many hours producing them.
The organisers of this well-co-ordinated event were:
Ariane, Cathy, Barbara, Roma, Helen. They were ably supported by Neil, Phil, Chris and Ian, who positioned the tables round the village and transported the goody bags to these drop-off points.
A huge thank you to all the organisers, volunteers and children who gave so much of their time to bring Easter happiness to everyone in Cattistock.
And finally, to round off this wonderful event, please see just a small selection of the feedback that has been received from across this very grateful village:
Thank you for our lovely Easter sweet treat goody bag… such a fab idea! ❤️👏🏼
A MASSIVE thank you for the wonderful bags of goodies that greeted me on my return from seeing my son and his family in Wiltshire. You’re all amazing – the bakers, the organisers and of course the children. It was a wonderful gesture.👏👏👏
I’ve just found an adorable parcel on the door step thanks so much little people in the village how adorable xx
Such a great idea and well organised. My children really enjoyed delivering the treats x
Yes that was a lovely thing to come home too!Delicious treats inside!Thanks so much!🙏🙏😊😊❤️❤️
Thanks for lovely cakes and cards. So much hard work and organisation.
Thank you to all involved in the Easter goodies delivered today, really enjoyed them. Much appreciated. 🐰🐰
Thank you everyone for the yummy treats waiting for us in our post box and the Easter card from Alexander! Happy Easter 🐣🐰💐xx
Thank you so much for the Easter goody bag lovely surprise! This village is amazing! ❤️
Spaghetti Bolognese and Profiterols
Following on from the success of the 17th February, the village has again provided free meals to people from across the community. The meals were funded by the Cattistock Community Fund and, due to the hours put in by Donna, Roma, Liz and Barbara, 63 superb 2 course meals were produced and delivered by the Cattistock volunteers.
This time the meal consisted of Donna’s Spaghetti Bolognese, followed by Roma’s Profiteroles. The meals were delivered from the Fox & Hounds to people in the community as a display of consideration and support from the Cattistock village, or simply as an act of kindness in what has been a testing time for everyone.
Yet again, Cattistock shows itself at its best.
Cottage Pie and peas supper
Reflecting on what people everywhere have recently been going through, Cathy, Roma and Barbara thought how beneficial it would be to provide a hot meal to those who would benefit across our community, either as help to those people who needed it, or simply as a gesture of kindness . The suggestion was also supported by Eileen Laidler, who had heard of two other areas where a local vicar had organised the delivery of hot meals. The idea was immediately taken up at the Fox and Hounds by Liz, Scott and Donna, who decided to cook and supply Cottage Pie and peas free to anyone who wanted one.
And so, only five days later, on a cold and wet February evening, the meals were made ready and volunteers from across the village were organised by Barbara to deliver hot Cottage Pie and peas to over 40 happy people.
The logistics had to be just right, with only a 5 minute time slot between each batch being delivered. Representatives from each of Cattistock’s 6 volunteer groups, plus Katherine, Cathy and Vicki for deliveries outside Cattistock, carried anything between 2 and 6 meals at a time, to ensure they arrived still piping hot.
On this particular evening the representatives from the 6 volunteers groups were as follows:
Group 1 is Beach Tree/Top of Village = Ann
Group 2 is West End = Sarah and Ariane
Group 3 is Rectory Gardens, South Drive, The Square = Roma and Barbara
Group 4 is Meadow View/Close = Adam
Group 5 is Cattistock Road/Kennel Lane = Jacqueline
Group 6 is Duck Street = Alex and Gemma
So yet again Cattistock has shown itself to be so thoughtful and supportive to others across the community – a great effort by everyone involved.