Use talents to raise cash from tenner
The harvest of talents, which began in East Harptree back in May, is soon to be reaped at St Laurence Church's harvest supper, which has been arranged for Saturday, October 12.
The Friends of St Laurence Church decided to undertake this new venture instead of the usual East Harptree Church Fete.
The idea is that the church gives £10 each to people who want to take part and they use their "talents" to increase the £10, which is then returned, with the profit made, to the church.
Lots of suggestions on how to increase the £10 have been made and acted upon, including a coffee morning, which raised £114, a vintage car tour and cream tea, which raised £200, a sale of marmalade, which brought in £72, two sherry and tapas lunches, which raised £195, a men's breakfast, raising £225, and gardening in the parish which raised a further £220.
Other offers have included Ladies Lunches, lifts to Bristol Airport, help with your family tree, a second vintage car run plus cream tea, a cream tea at the Old Bakery, car washing by youngsters from the village and a bingo and quiz by the local girl guides.
Churchwarden Barry Rider said: "For those wishing to take up the challenge there are still plenty of £10 notes to give away and delivery is free."
The harvest will be "reaped" and the money collected, at the church's Harvest Supper, which has been arranged for October 12, giving people plenty of time to use their talents to increase their £10.