In January FOSMS played host to the Castle Players at St Mary’s Parish Hall for a production of “Oliver Twist”. The surplus for the event was £546 .
During March there was the ever-popular Ceilidh held in the hall. Supper was provided and all who attended had a great time. The funds raised for the evening amounted to £511.
Building on from providing cushions for the main nave, in June 2018 FOSMS funded the provision of cushions for the side aisles, so that the whole church now looks uniform and is comfortable to sit in. Also, a donation was made to the church in regard of disabled parking cones for the carpark.
Also in June, there was a successful garden party held at Marwood. The day was a bit chilly, but the good food and conversation made up for that and a healthy profit of £560 was achieved.
In October FOSMS welcomed the return of the Corner Boys who provided an excellent evening’s entertainment. Plenty of food and drink was consumed and the evening boasted a marvellous profit of £1083.
Our last event of the year, in December, was a new venture where one of the committee members offered her house as a venue for an evening of Christmas carols and mince pies. The music for the carols was ably played by St Mary’s Director of Music, Annette Butters. £205 was the profit from the evening and it was deemed as a success with the intention of doing it all again next year!