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CANCELLED: Chorleywood Apple Day needs new blood following this year’s cancelation 

 Published on: 28th August 2019   |   By: News Desk   |   Category: Uncategorized

The ever popular Chorleywood Apple Day committee is looking for new volunteers to run the show after they made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s event. 

The community project originated in 2008 by Alison Rubens, which would have returned for its 11th year, will not go ahead in October.

It’s one of the biggest events of the year as several hundred visitors from far and wide come to celebrate the apple harvest of its 140 trees, including rare Hertfordshire apple and plum varieties.

Held at the Orchard on the first Saturday in October, Apple Day is a popular event where visitors are usually treated to apple-based food and drink including barbecued pork and apple sausages, apple juice, cider, cakes, jams and chutneys.

Alison said in last year’s September issue that she needed fresh helpers to organise the event. However, she told ChorleywoodNews nobody came forward. 

She said: “Despite an appeal for someone to take over organizing Apple Day in future, nobody has come forward, so the Community Orchard committee members have taken the difficult decision to cancel Apple Day this year.

“They remain hopeful that it will be possible to resurrect Apple Day in years to come but the future of the event is currently uncertain.

“Everyone involved with the Community Orchard can vouch for the pleasure and satisfaction to be gained from contributing to this worthwhile project, however more volunteers are always needed – inevitably since the project started some of the original volunteers have moved away or retired from active service. New blood is needed urgently.”

If you would like to volunteer to keep Apple Day running, contact Alison Rubens at alisonrubens@hotmail.com 

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