Past Events

The Winter Fair 

November 2021

The first Winter Fair after lockdown was held in Woolmer Green Village Hall. It was a great success with lots of stall and plenty of very happy visitors who did quite a bit of early Christmas shopping. Everyone was welcomed with a glass of fizz and some delicious smoked salmon sandwiches with coffee and tea on offer once the shopping was finished. There were lots of happy conversations going on with everyone pleased to be out at last enjoying meeting up. The event was another triumph opf fundraising with £4500 raised through purchases and donations. Thank you to all who came and to our excellent stallholders for providing such wonderful gifts and food.

Summer Lunch  

July 2021

It was with some trepidation that we decided to hold a Summer lunch. We were not to know that lockdown would only finish a short time before the date and that this would be , for many people, their first foray into society for some time. They were not disappointed. The sun shone, the marquee was in a beautiful garden and the food was excellent. There was a real buzz throughout the whole occasion with lots of chat and fun. The speaker, Andy McConell, gave an entertaining talk and had everyone laughing. He also provided some interesting comments on antique glass which had been brought along. Another fun event that raised £7300 – a wonderful total from a wonderful event

An Evening with Alistair Barrie

11th December 2019

Alistair Barrie returned to Hertford Theatre again to raise funds for our local Breast Cancer Unit.  Everyone enjoyed the evening which was full of fun and lots of jokes. As the photograph shows there were smiles all round and we are very grateful to Alistair for giving of his time and his talents to support us again. The fantastic total raised, including ticket sales, was £9000.10.

Alistair with members of the FBC Committee

Afternoon Tea at The White House

2nd September 2019 

We had a delightful Afternoon Tea in a beautiful garden on a sunny September day. The event was a sell out with a waiting list and the day didn’t disappoint. The marquee was generously lent to us after the birthday party for a 100 year old grandmother – and the birthday girl joined the tea party as well! Tea was served in china tea sets, so kindly lent to us by a supporter,  each with a spot of pink in their colours to reflect our cause. Cucumber, salmon and egg sandwiches followed by strawberry tarts, coffee cakes, bakewell tarts and cream scones were enjoyed by everyone.  After tea there was a talk from Jennie Billings, Image Consultant from House of Colour who spoke about  ‘learning how to feel better in your clothes’. We raised in excess of £4000 which was a great total for this event.



27th April 2019

On 27th April we held our wonderful Ceilidh at Tewinbury Farm. Guests were treated to Champagne followed by a delicious supper and wine.  Dancing continued well in to the night and our helpful caller led us through each dance. We mastered the Gay Gordons, the Dashing White Sargent and an Orcadian Strip the Willow- among others! Lots of fun was had in the raffle and auction as well as raising money for Breast Cancer research. In total we raised £16,600 which was a fabulous amount. Thanks to our gracious sponsors and to the many donations which came in before the event. Thanks also for those who raised money on the night. It was a wonderful effort and we are grateful to everyone who took part.

The St George’s Day Ball

April 23rd 2016

On April 23rd 2016 we held one of our major events: The St George’s Day Ball. The Ball, which was held at Tewinbury Farm, was attended by over 400 people who were welcomed by a sparking reception, followed by a wonderful dinner and dancing to The Somebodies. During the evening guests were entertained by a dazzling laser display and a variety of fun events designed to raise funds for Breast Cancer Now (BCN). Guests were able to bid for wonderful auction lots, pick cards for the gourmet gamble and win prizes on the Magic Tree. The Committee were delighted that so many local businesses had provided prizes and auction lots to support the cause and thank our guests for being so generous on the night. The overall total raised exceeded £70,000 which was a superb sum to donate to breast cancer research through BCN.

Summer Lunch with Alistair Barrie 

Over one hundred ladies came along to a wonderful lunch where the entertainment was provided by local and national comedian Alistsir Barrie. After a delicious lunch Alistair had the whole place laughing at his hilarious routine. Peter Crane consultant from the QE2 breast unit also spoke to thank everyone for their generosity and to give an update on he Unit.

The Winter Fair

Every two years we hold our Winter Fair, an event eagerly anticipated by our kind friends and supporters. In 2016 this took place in the house of our Chair, Sally Burton, who kindly opened her house for this event. Guests were treated to smoked salmon sandwiches, Bucks Fizz, coffee and biscuits while perusing the wonderful stalls full of delightful gifts for Christmas. And if anyone wants a bit of relaxation there is even some reflexology on offer to soothe the soul before another spot of shopping. This year the event raised in excess of £5000 which was a wonderful total and a tribute to the effort of the Committee and our supporters.