IPMS Farnborough Model Club

Phyllis Tuckwell

We have supported the good work of the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice for a number of years.  In 2003 we raised £400 for them from the proceeds of our annual Modelfest show. In 2008/9 we raised £2,500:

From left to right

Chris McKee (IPMS Farnborough Chairman), club members Dave Matthews-Smith, John Constable and Les Burningham, and Charlotte Moakes from the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice

In May 2005 we were invited to put on a display of models at their Garden Party in the grounds of Farnham Castle.  As is traditional for these events in England, it rained.  

Les Burningham, Bill Simpson and Otto Ulrich tried not to frighten the public

On behalf of the club, Otto presented a cheque for £500 to the Hospice

As usual, Bill’s Titanic diorama impressed visitors. 

True Story

Father, seeing Bill’s Titanic, to little boy “Look, it’s the Titanic; do you know what happened to the Titanic?”

Little Boy “Yes, it hit an ice cube”

(Not so daft.  An ice cube could do a lot of damage in that scale!)