As the happy faces in the photographs show – all those who came to support Stony in Bloom at the Calcutta Brasserie fund-raiser on November 12th said they had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. The food was as mouth-wateringly delicious as ever, and the Calcutta Management continued the arrangement of serving the banquet at the tables rather than having people queue up for their meal, which everyone agrees works really well. We’re very grateful to Jean Morley and her friends and residents at The Mill apartments for supplying us with a fabulous array of raffle prizes – and to Back-to-the-Fuchsia for the stunning bouquet they donated. We sold 108 tickets for the banquet, and with the £5 that Calcutta Brasserie kindly donates for each ticket sold, and the total for the raffle, and donations from supporters who were unable to come, we have made the fantastic sum of £993 – a mere finger’s breadth away from £1,000. Many thanks to Calcutta Brasserie and all who came to support SSIB – the funds raised help us to replace tired shrubs and buy lots of annuals to ensure Stony blooms brightly throughout the year.