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Federation Centenary Events

An Afternoon at the Races
Thursday 16th May - 3.00 pm to 8.15 pm
Fontwell Racecourse

The Federation will have a private marquee with plenty of seating and easy access to watch the races. There will be a  tipster to help you understand the form and place your bets.  A buffet will be served before the races and tea and cake before leaving.  Friends and family welcome.
A fantastic afternoon!
Tickets: £50.00

Centenary Musical Evening

Members, husbands and friends enjoyed a wonderful evening of music at Clair Hall, Haywards Heath in March with guests from neighbouring federations, the High Sheriff of West Sussex and the Deputy Mayor of Haywards Heath.  The evening began with the West Sussex Music Youth Big Band a talented group of young musicians and was followed by young baritone Henry Godwin who at 15 years old has his sights set on becoming an opera singer.  The evening concluded with the Worthing Steel Band who had our feet tapping and many members dancing in the aisles.

100 Years - 100 Trees
Planting for the Future

On 16th March a group of members, selected by ballot, braved the weather and gathered at Northwood near Slindon to plant 100 oak trees donated by West Sussex WIs.  These will become part of the new woodland that will grow up replacing those cut down for timber 100 years ago during the first world war.  An oak plaque marking the site has been erected and a Welcome to Northwood leaflet which contains a map can be picked up at Northwood Junction or The Forge at Slindon.  Some of the photos supplied by Ryan Mclaughlin.

Centenary Celebration Lunch

Hosted by our Federation Chairman, Yvonne Price, members enjoyed a three-course meal at the Avisford Park Hotel, near Arundel. This was a splendid start to our centenary year.