Our December lunch, hosted by Olive Price, raised £324 for the charity 'Hearing Dogs for the Deaf'. Thank you for your generosity. We also had a very interesting explanation of the training that the dogs undergo.

Our January lunch is on the second Monday, January 8th at Escot Village Hall between 12 noon and 2pm. It will be hosted by Escot PCC and contributions will go towards the New Boiler Fund for the church.

We look forward to seeing you again, and wish you a Happy New Year.

Lindsay Saunders

We had a splendid response to our November Soup Lunch in support of the FORCE Charity. A total of £350 was reaised for this very worthy Exeter-based charity.

Our December lunch will be hosted by Olive Price for "Hearing Dogs for the Deaf". We hope you will be able to join us on Minday December 4th at Escot Village Hall between 12 noon and 2pm.

Lindsay Saunders

Future dates of Escot Charity Lunches are:

Monday 6 November hosted by Judy Davis for FORCE Charity in Exeter

Monday 4 December - details to be announced

Monday 8 January 2018 (the SECOND Monday of the month) - details to be announced

Monday 5 February - details to be announced

Monday 5 March - details to be announced

Lindsay Saunders, Escot PCC

The year is rushing along, and soon it will be October. Then our Winter Soup Lunch programme will start up again.

The first lunch of the season will be on Monday (yes, we are back to Mondays again!) 2nd October at Escot Village Hall.

The last lunch of the season, hosted by Lesley Yoffee for the "Ottery HELP Scheme" raised the magnificent total of £564! This was a truly splendid amount, for which Lesley and her helpers are to be congratulate for all the hard work involved. Thanks must also go to all the contributors of the soups. I believe we had eight different varieties, so thank goodness for slow cookers - the stov in the Village Hall only has four rings!

Our final total for this 2014-15 winter season has raised the large sum of £2061. £1772 has been donated to various local charities, whilst £289 was given to Escot Church.

Our grateful thanks to everyone who has supported us, and we hope to see you again in the autumn.

Lindsay Saunders

Escot PCC