THE Sparsholt 100 Club is continuing to fund the Parochial Church Council (PCC) and the Friends of St Stephen’s Church. The club, which is licensed by Winchester City Council, as a lottery has donated £30,000 in total to its two beneficiaries.

Currently, 62 members subscribe £10 a month to take part in the prize draws but the club is looking to get more people involved to support St Stephen’s Church and boost the prize money.

To become a member, contact Ian Hay on or 019627766468. Four prize draws take place a year and with a first prize of currently up to £200.

The 100 club was established six years ago as an alternative way of helping to maintain St Stephen’s Church which is more than 1,000 years old.

KINGS Worthy Church and Village Fete could be cancelled if no one volunteers to organise the event on behalf of St Mary’s Church

The Worthys parish magazine posted on Facebook: “Although there are volunteers willing to help, sadly no one from St Mary’s is able to lead the preparation and organisation needed for the event.

“The role needs someone who has sufficient time, energy and organisational skills. However, there is lots of information previous organisers could pass and a willing team of volunteers to help on the day.”

“We know how much the fete means to people and the event raises funds for good causes as well as St Mary’s. We really hope someone or a small group of people may be willing to step forward and take this on.”

Anyone interested in taking over organisation of the May event should contact

A JUMBLE sale is taking place at St Mary’s Chapel in Springvale in aid of Winchester’s community food pantry on Saturday, February 25 from 1-4pm. Entry to the event costs 50p per person or £1 for families of up to four people.

Donations including soft furnishings, toys, kitchen equipment, crockery, glasses, garden stuff, crafting items and small items of furniture can be made on the day between 10am and midday at St Mary’s Chapel.

THE Down House in Itchen Abbas is open to visitors throughout this month and March as part of the National Gardens Scheme which sees more than 3,500 private gardens open to the public each year.

Admission to the garden, developed by Winchester city councillor Jackie Porter and her husband Mark, costs £10, including homemade tea. Children can visit for free. For more information or to book contact 07814958810 or

THE annual Itchen Valley Spring Litter Pick will return on Saturday, March 18. The clean-up starts at 10am from Avington War Memorial, Itchen Abbas Village Hall car park, The Cricketers Inn car park in Easton, Martyr Worthy War Memorial and the top of Chilland Lane.

Itchen Valley Parish Council chair Patrick Appleby said: “A look at many of our verges and it is clear how much this annual event is needed with as many as possible taking part.”

LITTLETON Tennis Club is hosting a quiz night on Friday, March 3 at Littleton village hall. Doors open at 6.45pm for a 7pm start. Anyone is welcome. To register a team contact