2019 Talent Show and AGM

Monday 14 October 2019 - Filed under Events

Due to a clash of activities for some this morning, the craft session was rather rushed.

Fortunately, there was still enough time for mingling and refreshments.

Phew! A nice cup of tea for the photographer!Thank you, David.

Watch the birdie, ladies!

Smile, everyone!

Timing dictated that RAP’s Got Talent preceded the AGM this year and the audience took their seats.

What next, they wondered!

The performers hoped that the judges, who this year included the late Margaret Cawthorne’s sister Marion, wouldn’t be too severe.

Ben gave us a tune on his penny whistle.

Full marks for audience participation!

Even the judges joined in at Ben’s command.

Heather read one of Margaret’s best known poems, ‘Our Rose’.

Matthew took off the Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker.

What a great outfit!

Rebekah shone in more ways than one!

Snake Davis’s greatest fan prepared to play and sing.

Well done, Stevie!

The poem Maggie read seems to have gone down well.

Cllr. Eamon Parkin, Mayor of Ripon, presented Rebekah and Matthew with the Margaret Cawthorne trophy.

Jerry prepared to speak at the AGM.

Bethany gave her Vice Chair’s report and Maggie took the minutes.


Unfortunately, although those who attended the various activities and outings during the year have enjoyed them, dwindling numbers and a lack of new volunteers coming forward have made it unfeasible to continue beyond the end of 2019. The last meeting will be the Christmas party on Saturday, 14th December, after which RAP will be wound up according to Charity Commission guidelines and its assets distributed amongst local charities with similar aims.

We’ve had a lot of fun together over the last 25 years, haven’t we?