Repton Village Hall


Repton Village Hall Appeal Events

In addition to major donations and money given by the Parish Council
over £60,000 has now been raised through village events.
Thank you to the Appeal Committee, and to everyone who has contributed in any way.
Your input has been so important.


Children's Halloween Party
Saturday 28th October 2017

Tickets sold out within two hours of going on sale, and no wonder, for the children love it - games, fancy dress competition, refreshments, and lots and lots of ghoulish fun!   Another great success for Elaine Newbold and her team.   So far the party has raised £346 with money from the bar still awaited. Presumably that was spent by the parents - I wonder why!

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Pig Racing
Saturday 23rd September 2017

Another great evening.   All tickets sold out well ahead and the village hall was packed, with lots of excited adults and children too.   Lots of pigs were eaten, but none harmed!   Thank you so much to everyone involved for all your hard work, particularly Adrian, Kyran, Carol, Frances and Jo, and thank you once again to everyone who came, placed bets, and cheered the pigs on.   The event raised £880.

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BBQ at the Red Lion, Repton
Saturday 15th July 2017

Children loved the bouncy castle and games, and adults had a chatty evening over burgers and beer, serenaded by Boss and Co.   Many thanks to them, to Geoffrey Jumper, to Adrian Argyle and to all who contributed to a very enjoyable event.


Fun Dog Walk
Sunday 11th June 2017

In June families and excited dogs joined up at Broomhills Playing Field for a Fun Dog Walk, a circular walk which brought them back to Broomhills to plunder stalls and refreshments.   It was a great morning with the dogs getting good exercise and even the weather helping.   Thank you to Jo Bamford for organising a much appreciated fun event that raised nearly £200 for the Appeal.

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Afternoon Tea with Charles Hanson
Wednesday 24th May 2017

There was bubbly beforehand and a splendid afternoon tea followed, but the main attraction was undoubtedly Charles Hanson, star auctioneer and media personality, who for a good hour, with vibrant energy and charm, held an enrapt audience in the palm of his hand.   A memorable and very enjoyable afternoon raised just over £1,000.   Thank you to Charles, to Carol Lloyd and to the whole fundraising team.


The Marvellous Machine
Sunday 19th March 2017

Quite Remarkable Productions presented an afternoon of live music, magic and puppetry for 2 - 6 year olds - and their families.   It was a great success, selling out well before the event and raising £350 for Repton Village Hall Appeal.   Particular thanks to the company, and to Jo Hinton who organised it.

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An Evening with Cantata
Saturday 4th March 2017

Thank you to Repton Village Society for arranging another splendid concert by Cantata.   With amazing voices and clever harmonies, they brought us songs from West End and Broadway Show, the Rat Pack and Glen Miller, as well as Acapella songs and popular modern melodies. The evening raised just shy of £600.


Murder Mystery Evening
Saturday 25th February 2017

The third and perhaps the most enjoyable so far in this baffling series, leading us through an intricate and entertaining tale of murder and intrigue, with a 3 course supper to sustain us and every chocolate pun you can think of, as once again we failed abysmally to solve the murder.   Thank you to Frances Wimbush, Liz Plant and the whole fundraising team, but above all to the cast, who took to their roles with relish.   The evening was totally sold out, raising over £1,700.


Quiz at the Constitutional
10th February 2017

This was the second quiz the Constitutional Club in Burton had sponsored for us.   Like its predecessor it was thoroughly enjoyable, and with 20 tables this time, packed to capacity; the word had obviously spread.   Thank you to Carol and Michael Hickebottom for offering and organising the event which raised almost £250.


Repton Activity Day & Fitness Fest
Sunday 8th January 2017

Once again, many Repton residents put themselves through everything from Nordic Walking to Xpress in an effort to get in shape for the New Year, finishing off with a swim in Repton School Pool, and taking with lots of 'healthy' snacks along the way. Well done Lynne Skeith and everyone involved!


Repton Ghost Walk
Friday 2nd December 2016

Although this was billed as 'the last', it is difficult to believe that these ghost walks will not continue.   Apart from introducing us to some of the less known figures from Repton's history, they are such fun and convivial occasions that there will always be a clamour to repeat them.   Thanks once more to Howard Awbery, a master story-teller, for his amusing account and generous hospitality.


Children's Halloween Party
Saturday 29th October 2016

An exciting and successful Halloween Party in a beautifully decorated village hall was once again a sell-out.   With games, a treasure hunt, fancy dress competition, hot dogs, tricky treats and refreshments, which included appropriately decorated cakes, it was another great success for Elaine Newbold and her team.   Thank you to them, and a special thank you to the Red Lion for for running the bar and judging the very high standard of fancy dress.   Over £420 was raised for the appeal.


Repton Baby and Toddler Sponsored Toddle
October 2016

Despite being rearranged severel times due to poor weather, the Repton Baby and Toddler Triathlon was a huge success, a super £425 was raised for the Village Hall Appeal and the children slept that night.


Pig Racing
24th September 2016

What a night, full of laughter and excitement!   All tickets were sold and the village hall was packed, with lots of children too. No pigs were harmed - although some were eaten, and jockeys' egos were bruised.   Thank you so much to everyone involved for all your hard work, particularly the two Jos, Jo Hinton and Jo Redshaw, you did an amazing job, and thank you too to everyone who came, placed bets, and cheered the pigs on.   The event raised £1314.77.

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Lunch on the Paddock
3rd July 2016

The Swing Commanders
Once again a fabulous event in the Grand Marquee on Repton School Paddock. After a delicious meal by the winery, accompanied by Peter Hartley's evocative violin, we were entertained by The Swing Commanders, a stunningly vibrant and versatile group, with an exciting mix of 1940s classics, boogie-woogie, western swing and 50s jump jazz.   At the last moment, Adrian Argyle had to stand in as our auctioneer, and what a splendid job he did!   Thanks to extremely hard work by the organisers and the great generosity of donors and sponsors the event raised over £9,000.

Sponsored Toddler Triathlon

In July (postponed from its original date because of appalling weather) Repton Baby and Toddler Group completed a mini triathlon to raise money for the village hall.   Well done to everyone who took part.   Sponsorship is still coming in.

Afrique Classique
Friday April 30th 2016

Baritone Dana de Waal, accompanied by his wife and daughter, brought to Repton an eclectic mix of songs and styles from Africa and Europe.   The evening was well supported and raised £710.   Congratulations and thanks to Rosie Carpenter and Caroline Jerram.


Friendly Bridge Day
Thursday 14th April 2016

Living up to its name, this was a friendly, relaxing occasion, well supported, which raised £900. Congratulations and thanks to Louise Chilton.


A Murder Mystery
Saturday 5th March 2016

Building on last year's experience, a strong cast entertained with a murder mystery set in Yorkshire and lots of "Ee by gum!"   And if nobody quite solved the mystery, there was the consolation of an excellent supper.   Thank you once again to Frances Wimbush, Liz Plant and Carol Lloyd, and the whole fundraising team, but above all to the cast.   The evening sold out, raising £1,500.


A Long Distance Ride from the Bendalls, Foremarke
Sunday 28th February 2016

Many thanks to Jo Hinton and Derbyshire Countryside Club whose ride raised £150.


An Evening with Cantata
Saturday 27th February 2016

A return of this splendid group with their amazing voices and clever harmonies, bringing us West End and Broadway Show tunes, the Rat Pack and Glen Miller, as well as Acapella songs and popular modern melodies.   With memories of their performance her last year, every ticket was sold, and the event cleared even more money, £1,000 for the Village Hall Appeal.   Thank you to the Village Society.


Repton Activity Day
Sunday 3rd January 2016

Who would have thought it?   So many Repton residents putting themselves through everything from Zumba to Insanity in an effort to tone up for the New Year!   Well, £710 raised says it all!   Thank you to Lynne Skeith and everyone involved.


Repton Christmas Tree Festival
Friday 4th - Sunday 6th December 2015

This very successful event in St Wystan's Church contributed £600 towards the Village Hall Appeal, and a similar amount to church funds.   Thank you to everyone involved.

Children's Halloween Party
Saturday 31st October 2015

With games, a treasure hunt, fancy dress competition, hot dogs, tricky treats and refreshments, this was a sure fire winner, and contributed £385.


Repton Ghost Walks
Fridays October 30th & 4th December 2015

Thanks once more to Howard Awbery, back for a second year by popular demand.   These very friendly occasions were again sold out, raising £800.


Your Village Hall - Where We Are
Sunday 27th September 2015

Not a fund-raiser, but well attended.   An opportunity to catch up on progress so far and make suggestions.


Antiques Evening with Hansons Auctioneers & Valuers
Saturday 12th September 2015

A fun evening with quizzes and valuations by Edward Rycroft and Sonia Jackson over bubbly and nibbles.


Repton History Walks 2015
Sundays 19th April, 10th May, 7th June, 5th & 12th July, 13th September

A collaboration between Repton History Group and Repton W.I.   People enthusiastically seized the opportunity to learn about the history of Repton - or was it the prospect of a delicious tea afterwards?   Whichever, all the walks sold out, raising £848.


Ladies Pamper Night
Friday 19th June 2015

Over 70 ladies enjoyed a glass of bubbly, a selection of therapies, and choice of lovely things to buy.   Thanks to Elaine Newbold and Sue Kitchener for an evening that raised £550.


Barbara and All That Jazz
Saturday 23rd May 2015

Organised by Repton Village Society, the event raised £700 towards the purchase of projection equipment for the new village hall. The audience greatly enjoyed the music and atmosphere.   Very many thanks to Repton School for once again making Pears School available free of charge.


St George's Day
Friday 24th April 2015

A stirringly patriotic evening with Bangers & Mash supper, 40s Music and Songs from the Shows.   The village hall was packed, the audience enjoyed every minute, and the event raised £1450.


A Friendly Bridge Day
19th March 2015

The village hall was buzzing, success assured by friendly bridge and good food.   Kiki Muir and Louise Chilton did a great job. Thank you too to everyone who supported and helped.   A splendid event that raised £1,500.


A Murder Mystery Evening
7th March 2015

A baffling but very successful evening of intrigue and entertainment set against the background of the stockmarket crash of October 1987, with a 3 course supper to sustain us as we failed abysmally to solve the murder.   Thank you to Frances Wimbush, Liz Plant and Carol Lloyd, and the whole fundraising team, but above all to the cast, who took to their roles with relish.   The evening was totally sold out, raising £1,800.


Cantata in Concert
21st February 2015

Organised by Repton Village Society, this was a thoroughly enjoyable evening of convivial company, amazing voices and splendid singing of songs from the shows and movie classics, with tributes to the Rat Pack and Glenn Miller.   Every ticket was sold, and the event cleared £800 for the Village Hall Appeal.


Repton Ghost Walks
19th December 2014 & 9th January 2015

Thank you to Howard Awbery and everyone who supported his two Ghost Walks, one just before Christmas, and - bowing to popular demand - a second in early January.   They were lovely, convivial occasions raising £800.


A Christmas Concert by Beatus
13th December 2014

A concert of Christmas carols and readings in St Wystan's Church, with seasonal fare and a glass of mulled wine, raised just over £1,000.   Thank you to Beatus, who also donated the mulled wine, to Carol Lloyd and Frances Wimbush for organising the event, and to Liz Plant and Annie Sheldon who donated the canapés.   It was a most enjoyable evening with lovely singing from a fine local choir.


Repton Christmas Fayre
15th November 2014

Repton Christmas Fayre hosted Santa's Grotto, craft stalls, a fantastic homemade cake stall, tombola, wine and water and lucky dips. With great support from local business, this very successful event which raised over £650.   A big thanks to a brilliant Santa and to Elaine Newbold and Sue Kitchener.


Halloween Disco
31st October 2014

Halloween saw almost 90 children enjoy an exciting Halloween Disco with games, dancing and tricky treats.   A huge thanks to Redshaws Butchers for donating the hotdogs, and to Neil Redshaw for judging the fancy dress competition.   Thanks to Elaine Newbold and Sue Kitchener, the disco was a major success, raising over £300.


Quiz at the Constitutional
11th October 2014

A quiz sponsored by the Constitutional Club in Burton was thoroughly entertaining, and for many of us an introduction to one of the town's most interesting buildings.   Twelve teams representing the Club and a wide range of Repton organisations raised over £200 and had great fun.   Thank you to Carol, Kate and Michael Hickebottom for offering and organising the event.


A Fashion Show
7th October 2014

Following canapés and wine, Bonita of Tutbury put on a very professional show.   There were accessories for sale, and we had a very enjoyable evening raising £1,025.   Thank you to Rosie Carpenter.


The 2014 Repton Sunday Lunch
29th June 2014

Lunch with Cantabile
This was a hugely enjoyable and successful occasion in the Grand Marquee on Repton School Paddock.   Entertainment was by Cantabile, one of the finest vocal groups in Europe, and the Derventio Quartet, and catering was provided by The Winery.   Every ticket was sold, and thanks to extremely hard work by the organisers and the great generosity of donors and sponsors the event raised some £16,000.
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Appeal Launch
13th April 2014

The launch was supported by well over 100 people.   The village hall was buzzing, we did a great trade in tea, coffee and cakes, and there were plenty of ideas for raising money.   Although not in itself a fundraising event, the afternoon raised over £600 including two generous donations.
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