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A ROARING SUCCESS: Some of the tigers who turned up on Saturday in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray.

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TEA FOR TWO: Having fun with the giant tiger in St Mary's Church on Saturday.

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HAVING FUN: This young man can't mask his excitement on Saturday.

A grrreat morning!

Tigers of all shapes and sizes filled St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on Saturday (February 8th) to make the latest activities morning a roaring success.

Record numbers of people - 160 adults and 150 children - packed into the building for the morning, which had the theme The Tiger Who Came To Tea - Party.

Thanks to our generous friends at Dudley Zoo, Lynn Marriott won a family ticket (two adults and two children) in our free raffle to visit the 40 acre site, where she and her family will be able to see a wide range of animals including Sumatran tigers Daseep and Joao. 


Another lucky person won a 10 inch The Tiger Who Came To Tea soft toy and a copy of The Tiger Who Came to Tea book. Two other people won a copy of the book. 

As usual there was a whole host of things to do in our fun-packed morning. There was chance to have your picture taken with the giant Tiger Who Came To Tea. He was made by the local Stitch and Bitch group who get together to sew, embroider, knit and crochet, and some of you may remember seeing him at last year's Christmas Tree Festival in St Mary's Church.

There was jelly and ice-cream on offer, chance to make tiger masks, jungle animal scratch magnets, some cardboard tigers, tiger biscuits and cakes to decorate, our usual art, quiz, riddle table, story telling, face-painting, creative tiger scratch prayers and chance to make giant bubbles with Hattie the clown.

There was also chance to learn some interesting facts about tigers. Did you know, for example, instead of purring to show happiness, a tiger will actually squint its eyes or even close them completely. Since losing vision lowers the tiger’s defences, it will only do this if it feels very comfortable and safe?

There was chance to read the day's newspapers or to sit and chat with others over refreshments. The morning finished with a short act of worship at 11.45am which looked at being generous to other people.

Many thanks to our hard-working team of volunteers who helped to make the event so successful and to everyone who came along to support the morning.

*Avast there, me hearties! Shiver me timbers, the next Saturday activities morning in St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray, promises to be a treasure trove of fabulous fun!

Come along dressed in your best pirate clothes and set sail on the high seas with us from 10.30am until 12noon on SATURDAY, MARCH 14th when the theme will be Pirates Ahoy!

There will be buried treasure to find, chance to have your picture taken in our very own pirate ship, and of course our usual arts, crafts and games. There will be tea or coffee and cake, chance to read the day’s papers and to sit and chat.
The morning finishes with a short act of worship at 11.45am.
 
 Everyone is welcome and all our Saturday activities mornings are FREE of charge.

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ABOVE AND BELOW: Getting close to The Tiger Who Came To Tea.

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ABOVE AND BELOW: Tigers of all ages came into the church on Saturday.

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Winner of a family ticket to Dudley Zoo was Lynn Marriott, who is pictured with husband Steve and daughters Ruth and Eva.

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ABOVE AND BELOW: Decorating cakes proved very popular on Saturday.

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Some of the beautiful cakes on offer in church on Saturday.

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ABOVE AND BELOW: Our art corner proved very popular as always on Saturday.

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Face-painting was as popular as ever on Saturday.

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ABOVE: Marie Styles serves up another tasty ice-cream on Saturday.

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Jelly also proved popular with our hungry tigers on Saturday.

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Forever blowing bubbles with Hattie the clown on Saturday.

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ABOVE AND BELOW: Keith Wilson had a large crowd along to hear his story telling session on Saturday. 

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ABOVE AND BELOW: A record number of people came along to our tiger-themed activities morning in church on Saturday.

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ABOVE AND BELOW: Pictures from the short act of worship at the end.

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Phil Balding, 08/02/2020

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