100 Club first draw, 2024

The winners in tonight’s 100 Club draw were:

28 – Judith Priestley – £25
51 – Amy Robinson – £25
16 – Jackie Sewell – £50

Congratulations to our winners and many thanks to all of our supporters.

100 Club fourth draw of 2023

The winners in our fourth and final draw of 2023 are:

39 – Bev Wood – £50
58 – Sandra Fletcher – £50
47 – Dougal Bulger – £100

Congratulations to you all. We hope your prizes add an extra bit of sparkle to your Christmas.

Many thanks again to all of our supporters. You make our work possible,

That’s it for 2023. We’ll expect to run the 100 Club again in 2024 and we’ll let you know the details in the New Year.

We hope to see you at our Quiz Night on Wednesday 13th December, at the Saracen’s Head (tickets £10 including buffet, available from the bar staff).

Merry Christmas!

UK Landline changes

We have all relied on our landline phones for many years. The ingenious design of the UK PSTN phone system has meant that, even in a power cut, our landline phones have continued to work. We don’t give it a second thought but, in future, we may need to. BT plans to completely remove the UK’s landline infrastructure by 2025, replacing it with “Digital Voice”. This is simply “voice over ip” – a method of transmitting voice calls over your internet connection. At first glance, this seems fine. But what happens in a power cut? Your internet connection goes down and you can no longer make phone calls. BT is assuming that you can simply use your mobile phones to make emergency calls during such power cuts, but, being in a rural area and having no mobile signal, you probably can’t do that either. You might use “wifi-calling”, to make your mobile phone use your wifi connection to the internet. That won’t work. You may not even have a mobile phone. You should be aware of BT’s plans and their impact on you. BT has to take your issues into account. The groups below are already receiving special consideration:

  • Customers with a healthcare pendant
  • Customers who are over 70
  • Customers who only use landlines
  • Customers with no mobile signal
  • Customers who have disclosed any additional needs

We’ll publish further updates here as we become aware of them. We are experimenting with the use of small domestic Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) to maintain wifi signals during short power outages. We’ll let you know the outcome.

100 Club third draw, 2023

Congratulations to our winners in the third 100 Club draw of 2023. They are:

48 – Anne Bulger – £25
40 – Vicki Parsons – £25
55 – Derek Pupplett – £50

We hope you enjoy your prizes. Thanks again to all of our most-valued supporters.

100 Club second draw, 2023

Congratulations to our winners in the second 100 Club draw of 2023. They are:

69 – Maurice Howell – £25
31 – John Cave – £25
43 – Lucy Dentith – £50.

We hope you enjoy your prizes. Thanks again to all of our most-valued supporters.

Shirley 100 Club, 2023

We are delighted to annnounce that we are again running our 100 Club in 2023. Tickets are now available from Bill or Debra Leeney.

The 100 Club is one of our main fund-raising activities. The money raised goes towards the cost of maintaining and fuelling the equipment we use at the Sports Field. It also helps us when we organise social events in the village, such as the 2022 Jubilee street party. We really appreciate your help.

If you have been a member of the Shirley 100 Club before, you just need to send us your £20 fee either in cash, by cheque or by bank transfer. Let us know when you have paid and we’ll send out your ticket.

If you would like to join the 100 Club for the first time, please see the links below for the Application Form, Rules and a Standing Order Form for you to send to your bank. We prefer payment by Standing Order, but we are also happy to accept payment by cash, cheque or bank transfer.

100 Club Forms for new members:

Application Form for new members

100 Club Rules

Standing Order Mandate 2023

100 Club – Final Draw, 2022

The final draw of the Shirley 100 Club 2022 was held on 8th December at 7.30pm in the Saracen’s Head. The winners were:

  • 11 – Sue Walker (£50)
  • 24 – Christine Bell (£50)
  • 40 – Derek Puplett (Wood Turner’s ticket – £100)

Congratulations to all of our prize winners, and many thanks to everyone who took part in the 100 Club this year.