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MID-ANGLIA CENTRE

The Heart of Cambridgeshire

The Caravan and Motorhome Club

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50th Rally Programme

50th Rally Programme50th Celebration Rally, At Tydd St Giles Community Centre 13th – 17th July 2022 We hope you are looking forward to joining us all on the Mid-Anglia celebration rally, only a few weeks away now. Below we have put details of different activities that are taking place over the weekend so that you have time to prepare and bring along with you everything you need. Photo Categories 1. View from a rally field 2. Over the years of rallying 3. Fun on the rally field 4. Juniors take on rallying. Age 17 & Below Flower arranging An arrangement, in a tea cup & Saucer, maximum size 8 inches or 20 cms. A Card A 50th Celebration card. Baking Competition - to be cooked in the van at the start of the rally for competition on Saturday morning. Victoria Sandwich Ingredients Filling 110g softened butter Butter Cream 110g castor sugar 50g butter 2 large eggs 110g icing sugar 110g SR flour Strawberry Jam 1½ teaspoons baking powder Doily METHOD Heat oven gas 4/180c/160c fan. Grease 2 7inch/18cm tins. Sift flour and baking powder into bowl, cream with sugar until soft and white. Break eggs into a cup and beat. Add little of egg and flour, cream until all egg and most of the flour is blended. Fold in the remaining flour with a metal spoon. Divide mixture between the 2 tins equally. Bake for 18-20 mins, If slightly come away from the side, also a test is if pressing firmly if no impression is left the cake is ready to come out of the oven. Wait 2 minutes for the cake to rest. Turn out onto wire cooling trays. When cool, mix the butter cream, icing sugar and butter together, spread on 1 half of the middle of cake, jam on the other and place together on a plate with a doily. Spinkle a little icing sugar on top. Stand back and admire your entry for the competition. Chocolate cookies for age 17 and under Ingredients 120g softened butter 180g plain flour 75g light brown sugar ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1 medium egg 150g chocolate broken into chunks 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ¼ teaspoon salt METHOD Heat oven gas 4/180c/160c fan. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment. Cream butter and sugar together until very light and fluffy. Then beat in the egg and vanilla. Once combined stir in the flour, bicarb, chocolate and salt. Scoop 12 large tablespoons of mixture onto the trays, leaving enough space between each to allow for spreading. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until firm at the edgeas but still soft in the middle. They will harden a little as they cook. Leave to cook and arrange 4 on a plate for the competition. Enjoy. Other activities over the weekend are Lawn darts, petanque. Garden Fete, so please bring some change and be up for a challenge. We are holding a Raffle, also a tombola over the weekend, if you would like to bring a donation please feel free to, it would be greatly appreciated. On Saturday we are holding a cream tea, there will be a small prize for the best decorated table. On Friday evening we have arranged for a local fish & Chip van to appear so you can purchase and eat in the hall. To help him with demand can you please drop us an email back to say that you would like some or anything else you would expect from a chippy. Sunday morning we are doing a full English breakfast for £3.50 per adult, children £2.50 under 12. Please let us know for catering prior to the weekend, reply to ian.crutchfield@midanglia.org.uk. Or Iankazmcd@aol.com. Please book Friday evening food and Sunday breakfast by 6th July. All Committee are Looking forward to seeing everyone.

Chairman’s Rally update

Good Morning All With regards to my Chairman’s rally “Line up Line up” It is Advertised to run on the weekend of August 5th - 7th, due to the amount of members that are on holiday that same weekend Julia and I have decided to change the date to the weekend of September 23rd - 25th 2022. I have just had conformation from the American line dancing that we have on the Saturday night, that they are ok to change to that weekend, so no change at all in the entertainment. Keep an eye out on the website for the change of date that will happen very shortly. Bookings will then be made available for the new date. Hope many of you can make it, and look forward to seeing you all. Sean.

50th Anniversary Events

50th Anniversary EventsThe Mid Anglia schedule of events is shown. In addition, if anyone has any ideas for stalls to raise funds for charities, off the wall games, music, please contact any member of the committee for consideration. Volunteers are required to set up facilities so if you would like to help, please contact any committee member.

Prices for MA 50th Anniversary

Come and join us for our 50th Rally at Tydd St Giles 13th - 17th July 2022. Prices for the rally is for 2 adults (includes 3 nights live entertainment, cream tea Saturday afternoon and food Saturday night): 4 nights £66.20 3 nights £59.00 2 nights £44.80 Each additional adult and children 12 and over £8.40 (food only). Each child under 12 £4.20 (food only). Breakfast Sunday morning £3.50 per head, fish and chips available Friday night at additional cost.

Treasurer

Treasurer

Mid Anglia 50th celebrations - stalls

Mid Anglia 50th celebrations - stallsHelena Laborne, on 07974797636 (helenalaborne@yahoo.co.uk), is taking bookings for anyone wishing to stand a stall during the Mid Anglia 50th celebrations. Individual stalls will cost £5.00 plus a draw prize. Spaces are being snapped up so get your request in early to avoid disappointment.

Junior Chairman Address

Junior Chairman’s letter I am looking forward to being the Mid Anglia Junior Chairman again and working with my new committee and our JLO Derek. I would like to say thank you to Will Woodham for his hard work whilst on the junior committee. Thank you for the money we raised for the charity, Blue Smile, last year and we hope you will help us raise some money for our new charity. We are looking forward to running our junior rally ‘A spooky weekend’ (Halloween) which is being held at Windy Ridge 28th – 30th October. We hope you will join us for a weekend of fun and fundraising in Halloween style. We have decided to raise money for the ‘PaNDR’ which help move children in critical conditions from different hospitals to get the treatment they need. Looking forward to seeing you all on the rally field soon. Will Junior Chairman

Address by the incoming Chairman of Mid Anglia

Address by the incoming Chairman of Mid AngliaMr Sean Cundell Windy Ridge, Garden Lane Wisbech St Mary PE13 4RZ 07711 082670 chairman@midanglia.org.uk I would like to start by saying, thank you to Richard Laborne and his committee for all of their hard work over the past two years, which has been a very trying time for them and for us all. Hopefully now we have started to come out of the other side of the pandemic, but of course we all still need to be careful and stay safe, as Covid will not go away. I would like you to all know how honoured I am to become your Chairman of the Mid Anglia Centre for the next three years. I would also like to say a massive thank you to my committee for their support and great work they all do behind the scenes to allow us all to go rallying. That said, I also would like to thank each and every rally marshal for their hard work in creating the rallies for us all to enjoy! It also goes without saying a massive thank you to my wife Julia for her continued support and help in everything I do. It is my goal to keep moving this great centre forward. It would be lovely to see more new rally marshals running rallies, so any new marshals that fancy running a rally please don’t be afraid to do it. You can speak to myself or any member of the Committee for help and advice, and of course any other rally marshals, we are all here to help each other, that’s what caravanning and rallying is all about. During my term as your Chairman, the Committee and myself have the Mid Anglia Centre’s 50th anniversary rally next July 13th-17th 2022. The venue is now booked, and we are all busy behind the scenes preparing what we hope to be a very memorable rally for all of our members to enjoy, don’t miss it. It will be great. Now for the bit about me I suppose, for those of you that don’t know me. I started caravanning with my parents Stuart & Diane Cundell back in the late seventies, early eighties, in their Sprite with foot operated water pump on the floor. We didn’t rally during those times, just had some great weekends away making great family memories. After leaving the Manor School in Cambridge in 1986, I became an apprentice motor mechanic at the age of sixteen, serving many years on the spanners and became an MOT tester. I worked my way up the ladder becoming a service Manager at Marshall Motor Group in Cambridge. Although I still work within the motor trade, I’m now an auditor working for a company called The MOT Club. Within this role I travel up and down the country auditing MOT testing stations, where I turn up unannounced to check out their MOT testing facility and also carry out checks on the MOT testers themselves. I am also still an active MOT tester myself. Julia and I married in August 2000 and we have two wonderful children, Liam & Sian. We brought our first caravan back in 2007 joining Mid Anglia Centre that same year. We enjoyed attending rallies when our children were young and growing up. We attended rallies like Halloween, Bonfire & Christmas to name but a few. Although the children have grown up Sian will still come out on the occasional rally, but Liam is always out with his mates, or driving around in his car, as he has just recently pass his driving test. I am looking forward to seeing you all out enjoying yourselves on the rally field soon, attending as many rallies as possible, and let’s keep our fingers crossed for a glorious summer. Hope to see you all soon & happy rallying, stay safe! Sean Cundell Mid Anglia Chairman.