Category Archives: Fundraising

Cardrona Summer Fair – Saturday 19th August, 12-4pm

Tug o’ War – Starts about 2.30pm, 6 people per team
Bubble Football – Starts about 12.15pm, 5 players per team

For a smooth running of the day we ask that those who wish to partake in Tug o’ War or Bubble Football to please email the committee ( with your team name as soon as possible.

Rules for Tug O’ War – 6 people in a team, max 2 adults min 2 girls/women.

Anybody wishing to volunteer to help on the day please contact above email too– more hands make light work!


Amended CVA Constituion

A big thank-you to all those CVA members who voted to amend the constitution which now allows the village to apply for funding to upgrade the Pump & Jump track. The new constitution can be viewed here:

Cardrona Summer Fair Cancellation

It’s with great regret that the CVA has been forced to cancel tomorrows Summer Fair due to the horrendous weather that is forecast for the afternoon. The toddlers group will be in the hall between 1 & 3pm to sell the cakes that have been prepared & also to run the tombola.
We’re looking at re-booking the activities for a Saturday in September, so hopefully we can hold this event in drier weather & hope people can still make it along!
Apologies to all those who were looking forward to this event – we really had no choice with the very high likelihood of heavy rain spoiling the sporting & other activities.

Summer Fair: SATURDAY 20th AUGUST from 1 pm

We are looking forward to the return of the Cardrona Summer Fair on Saturday 20th August from 1 pm.

We will have pony riding, races, beat-the-goalie, sumo wrestling, bubble football, a bouncy castle, golf, face painting, music and a super raffle. There will also be a bbq, Nashy’s to sell hot and cold drinks and ice cream, toddlers with their cakes.

Please do bring your own picnic and refreshments to make a fun afternoon of it while the children take part in the various activities.

We look forward to seeing you all there! Anyone wishing to lend a hand on the day please contact Peter Sellar on 07917 018 274 or

401 Marathon Challenge with Ben Smith

On Sunday 22nd May Ben Smith, who is running 401 Marathons around the UK in as many days, is coming to Peebles and Cardrona!  Anyone is welcome to join in!  Included in the route are 3 laps of Cardrona village. Attached is the route and ESTIMATED timings. Ben has promised he will always run at the pace of the slowest – please let me know if you intend to join us.  Full details are in the attached document

If planning to join us please let Barry Hughes know via Facebook or on 07597 386762.

Marathon Plan

Calling all Cardrona Residents

We’re holding an open gathering this Friday in the village hall to explore ideas around events & activities that could be organised in the village this year. In particular, we’re hoping to discuss what form a summer event could take, so we’re looking for people with suggestions & people who can help co-ordinate/run things.

If you have ideas or would like to volunteer your time/skills, we’d be delighted to see you at the hall at 7.30 this Friday (18th March) – please let us know in advance is you wish to attend. Please pass this on to anyone you think may be interested – especially if they have been involved in previous village activities.

If you can’t attend but would still like to volunteer time or ideas, please send us a message to

New CVA Committee

Cardrona Village Association (CVA) – Newsletter February 2016

Following the resignation of most of the previous CVA committee in December, a number of volunteers came forward to continue its essential functions. Many thanks go to our departing members who have done such a great job in looking after our village hall and green over the last years. We are still looking for members who can volunteer time to help with a variety of tasks so please do not hesitate to join us!

Introducing the new CVA committee

Chairman – Peter Sellar (07917 018274)

Treasurer & Trustee – Robin Waddell

Secretary & Trustee – Jenny Culley

Membership Secretary & Trustee – Mark Nethercot

Member at Large & Trustee – Nigel Rutherford

Communications & Vice Chair – John Sharp

Booking Secretary – Robin Waddell

Committee Members – Anne Nimmo, Brian Taylor

The new committee is involved with the following activities…

  • maintenance & improvement of Village Common Parts
    • hall, car park, surrounds, Green, pump & jump, playpark, etc
  • promoting & increasing the use of the village hall …
    • fitness clubs (yoga, judo, pilates, etc)
    • youth groups (Rainbows, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Toddlers, etc)
    • private parties
    • commercial events
  • encouraging involvement of Cardrona residents with the CVA …
    • inclusive decision making/tackling genuine nuisances
    • improving the environment in & around the village
    • lifestyle & leisure – promoting & coordinating events
    • we are aiming to re-instate the summer fair (can we have volunteers?)
    • input into planning decisions
  • improving communication throughout the village …
    • relating to resilience (e.g. floods, weather conditions, medical emergencies, transport limitations, vulnerable residents)
    • commercial – a place to promote or recommend services in the village
    • asking for opinions & listening to ideas, concerns & suggestions
    • utilising electronic as well as traditional forms of communication

Next CVA Meeting

The next CVA meeting will be on Wednesday 9th March 2016 7pm. Should anyone wish to attend or suggest a topic for discussion, please contact a committee member (via Hall letterbox or

We’re interested in your views …

If anyone has ideas or suggestions about how the CVA could help improve the environment, facility, safety & enjoyment of living in our village, we would love to hear from you. We would also like to hear suggestions for events – fundraising or otherwise. Contact us by email ( or leave a note in the Hall letterbox.

Do you have a local business to promote, or trades-people to share with the rest of the village? Let us know & we’ll add them to a list for promotion.

New Defibrillator

You may have noticed that a defibrillator has been installed at the front of the village hall. In the event of a suspected heart attack, please open the cabinet & follow the simple instructions.The unit is intelligent & will not fire if the patient does not need it.

Concert Night

A big thank-you to the very entertaining Peebles Concert Band & all those who helped arrange the great band night on the 22nd January. It was very well attended & proved to be a great success, raising much-needed funds for the CVA.
(Photos on the CVA website & Facebook page).

Online, Social Media & Email Communication

We will be sharing information & news more widely using online & social media, so please bookmark & ‘like’ If you would like to receive information by email, please let us know your email address & you’ll be added to the distribution list.

CVA Meeting Minutes

As well as sharing CVA meeting minutes on the website, we also plan to display them on the Hall notice boards. Please keep a look out for those appearing.

Annual Subscription

The annual subscription for the maintenance of village facilities (including the hall & communal areas) is now due & set at £40. Please don’t forget to tick the ‘Gift Aid’ option if eligible, this brings in more money for the village & helps keep future subscription fees to a minimum.

It is evident that there are a number of reasons why some village residents have not always paid the annual fee in the past & the new committee would like to invite comments & opinions on this matter. You can leave comments in the village hall letterbox (anonymously if preferred) or by email to (the identity of anyone sending comments can be kept confidential if desired).


Peebles Concert Band Event

A massive thank you to The Peebles Concert Band & all who helped make Friday  22nd Jan such a great night of entertainment in Cardrona. There was a great atmosphere in the packed village hall & the music went down a storm. On top of this, over £700 was raised for the village – so a great effort by everyone involved, especially the band. Hopefully this is not the last time they play Cardrona!

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Peebles Concert Band, Friday 22nd Jan

This is to remind you of the forthcoming concert to raise much needed funds for the CVA, so wipe the winter blues away and help raise some funds for the village. Friday 22nd January, doors open at 7.15 pm. Tickets … Continue reading