Brockley 2014: Film club / MidWinter Warmer / Philippines appeal report / misc.

Dear Brockley neighbours and others,

New Year greetings to all. Included this time:

1. Film club.   2. MidWinter Warmer.   3. Jack Studio Theatre.   4. Treasurer needed!   5. Fayre date.  6. Newsletter copy deadline. 7. Philippines Appeal report.
1.  number82 film club
Wednesday 29 January, 7.30pm-11pm, Brockley Brockley Social Club,
240 Brockley Road, SE4 2SU (cnr Foxberry Road, opp to Esso garage)
London in the Raw (1964) A Technicolor roller-coaster documentary touring the nightclubs and underground dives of the swinging city. Cabaret clubs, hair transplants … weird, wonderful.
Pub (1962) Life and activity in the The approach Tavern in Bethnal Green – an intriguing record …
Bingo at 8pm, films from 8.30pm. £3 entry fee.
2.  FREE MidWinter Warmer for Brockley’s Senior Citizens
Saturday 8 February, 2-5pm, Brockley Social Club,
240 Brockley Road, SE4 2SU (cnr Foxberry Road, opp to Esso garage)
Tea and cakes, raffle, entertainment and useful information. (see pdf at end)
All local seniors welcome!
Please tell friends, neighbours and relatives. Do you know someone who might enjoy a day out?
Can you help on the day with food donations, transport, entertainment, serving tea?
Unwanted Christmas presents: please donate them to the raffle!
Call Kate on 07930 181 174
3.  The Jack Studio Theatre starts the year with Ballast Theatre’s production of Flight, by Mikhail Blugakov, adapted by Howard Colyer  until 1 
The Jack Studio Theatre,  410 Brockley Road, Crofton Park SE4 2DH.    
4.  Brockley Society urgently needs a Treasurer!
Our treasurer stepped down at our November AGM due to other commitments. We urgently need someone to replace her. Accounting knowledge is useful though not essential.
The main work is the newsletter advertising revenue three times a year and the Midsummer Fayre. We use an elegant online accounts system called Quick File. The fayre stalls coordinator (usually different from the treasurer) enters applications directly on to the system. The treasurer has to oversee bank reconciliation and payments.
To discuss further details please ring me, Clare, 020 8692 3829 or 07963 763 831.
5.  Hilly Fields Midsummer Fayre 2014: Saturday 21 June, 12noon to 5pm
Details for its organisation will be publicised soon.
6.   Brockley Society Newsletter copy deadline: 1 February
If you wish to send an article for the March issue of the Brockley Society newsletter, please email it to: The next issue of the newsletter will be distributed in mid-March.
Advertising coordinator for the newsletter: We need someone to volunteer for this not-very-taxing, three-times-a-year task! Please ring me to discuss! In the meantime send adverts to:
7.  Philippines Typhoon Haiyan appeal
See below Alison’s report on the appeal (pdf), which I would have sent before Christmas had my laptop not been stolen (thanks for the many messages). There was a magnificent response to the appeal from Brockley!
Clare Cowen
Brockley Society
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Philippines typhoon:

Brockley Philippines Appeal for goods

A personal appeal about the Philippines typhoon

I am a Brockley resident with roots in the Philippines. My two friends from Tacloban (but who live in Manila) were affected by Typhoon Haiyan. One lost his parents, nephew and family home. The other lost her family home. This has made the devastation of the typhoon very personal to me.Being victims of the storm and unable to go to Tacloban in the aftermath of the storm, my two friends decided to help all their friends and their families find a way out of Tacloban. They set up a mini ‘command centre’ at home in Manila. Using social media and an outpouring of response and support, they were able to guide 169  people out of Tacloban through a 600km trip to Manila. All these people arrived in Manila having lost everything last week, Their immediate care is urgent. Friends, family and strangers have taken them in. My sister and her husband, who are surgeons in Manila, have been part of the effort to take care of their medical needs. Now their needs are clothes, and toys for their children.I would therefore like to make an appeal for donations – used clothes (summer clothes only), new underwear (Primark will do); toys (preferably colouring books) and cash to help with shipping costs.

A shipping company is offering to ship boxes to the Philippines for £44  for a box [30 x 22 x 20 inches /  76cm x 56cm x 51cm] regardless of weight. I am hoping to be able to send at least two boxes by 2 Dec 2013. I will cover any shortfall in costs. Any extra cash raised will be donated towards medical missions being arranged.

Collection arrangements:

– Brockley Market on Saturday 30 Nov 2013 (look for car parked outside marked ‘Philippines typhoon’)  or
– Bring to Clare’s, 76 Tyrwhitt Road, SE4 1QB or
– Phone, text or email me if you want me to collect from you (see below)
No donation is too small. I will post updates on our Brockley effort. Thank you in advance
Alison Basa