On Saturday 18 June, we held our annual Open Day at Sun Rising, but this was a special one, marking our tenth anniversary.
It was a beautiful, warm, dry day (if rather cloudy), and around 150 attended, to meander about the burial ground and nature reserve, to visit loved ones laid to rest, but also to sit and absorb the jazz. The Hot Tone Rhythm Boys from Wiltshire gave us a few hours of beautiful mellow traditional jazz. Have a listen …
The refreshments stall was bedecked with strawberries, cakes and scones for cream teas. The raffle had some fabulous prizes, and everywhere there were folk with smaller prizes won on the tombola. Almost everything was donated, and totting up the takings afterwards it looks as if we have raised over £1000 for The Friends of Sun Rising.
Thank you to everyone who came, every volunteer who helped out, everyone who gave a prize or something for the tea stall, and thank you to the band for a beautiful sound!