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Rally report from Peter Fitz-Harris

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 Fakenham Rally 2018

Our hosts David (Chair) and Chris, assisted by Yvonne and Steve Jones, greeted us at the entrance to our rally site on Fakenham Racecourse. Good weather made everyone's start to the rally much easier, not much fun putting up a Gobur caravan in pouring rain! A total of 31 vans attended, 59 people in all so a little smaller than last year.

As usual we all got together at 7.30pm on Thursday evening in the Western Room for a chat, hot drinks and presentation by our hosts of the plans over the rally period. 'Mary' (aka Yvonne) sold the raffle tickets raising money for the club's charity donation, 186 has been raised at this rally alone, so well done everyone for supporting this worthwhile cause, especially Yvonne.

The AGM meeting started promptly at 10.30a.m on Saturday morning in a good humoured atmosphere. The club's business was conducted quickly, elections carried out and volunteers found for the posts available. The meeting closed in approximately forty minutes allowing us all to get on with enjoying the day.

The evening meal held on the site was an excellent carvery with plenty of meat and vegetables. We welcomed as usual our guests Richard Moss and Stephen Potter with their wives Sandy and Mandy. Alan Barnes started our meal by saying grace and then, table by table, we went to the counter for serving. When we'd finished our food Yvonne presented Richard with a cheque totaling 584.20p from last years raffles for him to distribute, along with the firm's contribution, to charity. Richard gave a brief speech thanking us for their meals and gave us an update on Gobur activities at the 'firm'. Raffles were drawn which gave us all some amusement.

At our Sunday evening meeting the free raffle (a ticket was attached to the rally programme) was drawn and won by Sue and Peter Fitz-Harris. The prize was a door mat with a welcome and caravan decal, much appreciated. Helena and Tom Bushell won the quiz so well done to them!

The rally was finished off by a gathering in the Western Room. Everyone brought along their own meals and wine etc. while our hosts provided tea, coffee and puddings. Malcolm Smith, our Club President, gave thanks on behalf of us all to the rally organizers for such a good rally (they even arranged the good weather over most of the five days!). Alan Barnes also thanked everyone for their friendship and support coming up to the anniversary of the death of his beloved wife Brenda.

Peter Fitz-Harris

Fakenham Racecourse Norfolk (Rally and AGM)

Wednesday 10th May to Wednesday 15th May 2018

Organised by David and Chris Graham assisted by Steve and Yvonne Jones

No of Caravans: 31

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