CRAFT-A-NOON TEA – We are a friendly bunch so come and join us. Bring whatever you are working on, from crochet & embroidery to painting & beading (any craft, any ability, help & advice given). Venue: The Thatchers Arms, Hall Road, Mount Bures, CO8 5AT. When: every 1st & 3rd Friday of the month. Time: 12noon-4pm. Contact: Emily on 07825 778356 (It's free!)

Sunday 5th April 2020. Helen Rollason Cancer Charity are inviting the brave and courageous to take part in our second Big Battle challenge on Sunday 5th April 2020.
The 5km course will test your endurance, speed and strength, all in the name of charity. A personal trainer will escort and encourage groups of participants around the course which will see you take on the famous Nuclear Races obstacles including the 15 lane Zip-wire into water and 20’ free-fall Deathslide. Have you got the nerve? Participants should expect an ultra-muddy and obstacle-loaded course from Nuclear Races who are well known for delivering award winning races with high quality obstacles that will test your fitness as well as your nerve. Held at The Event Village, Parsonage Farm, Ongar Road, Brentwood, opposite the Secret Nuclear Bunker in Kelvedon Hatch; the event is open to individuals and teams aged 13 or over. Our very first Big Battle saw 48 brave supporters take part raising over £5,000 for the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity! Our Big Battle challenges all levels of fitness ability and ages, testing courage, determination, teamwork and physical strength. Based on permanent farmland with mud, woods, rivers and lakes, Big Battle pushes participant’s limits over a fun combination of big and small obstacles. So expect to enjoy a muddy memorable time, to get wet, dirty and to #LoveMud for Helen Rollason Cancer Charity!
Tickets are £50 per person and must be booked in advance as places are limited. Don’t delay; book your place today! Call the Fundraising Office on 01245 380719 or visit
Monday 6th April at 2.30pm. Solar Society. Your local adult daytime learning group. The Legacy of Chernobyl-The aftermath. Stephen Spencer will be the speaker on this subject. The talk will last about an hour and a half and will have a short interval in which free light refreshments will be served. Entrance: £4.00 No membership fee. All welcome. The meeting will be held at The Memorial Hall, Church Lane, Castle Hedingham. Further details from: Miles Scrivens 01787 469766 or Wanda Sellar 01787 463459. Coming up in May: Perspectives of Russia. Nadine Scurr and Ann Harris and in June: Musicals. Paul Bateman
Saturday 18th April. Walkers get ready for Helen Rollason Cancer Charity’s Rural Ramble! Helen Rollason Cancer Charity is asking you to put your best foot forward by taking part in our third Rural Ramble charity walk. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy a beautiful walk around the Essex countryside and The Forgotten Gardens of Easton Lodge, just outside Great Dunmow. There are three distance options for participants to choose from; 10 mile walk, 4 mile or a 1 mile walk family trail. Whichever route you choose, this promises to be a great day out for all the family and all distances end with a garden visit and delicious cream tea.
Situated a few minutes outside the historic market town of Great Dunmow, this promises to be a great day out for all the family. Adults and children can take part but as most of the route is off-road it is not suitable for buggies or wheelchairs. All entrants aged 16 years or under must be accompanied by an adult. Well behaved dogs are welcome both on the walks and on a lead in the gardens. Limited places available so please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Don’t delay; book your place today! Call the Fundraising Office on 01245 380719 or visit
Saturday 18th April 2020, 10am - 12am. Quality Jumble sale to be held at St Francis Church Hall, Colchester Rd, Halstead (opposite cemetery). Good quality clothing for all ages, bric-a-brac, household goods etc. Bargains for all. Free car parking. 20p admission. All proceeds to be donated to charity.
Thursday 30th April 2020. Helen Rollason Cancer Charity Spring Corporate Quiz Night. Join the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity for our very first Spring Corporate Quiz Night at Colchester Rugby Club. Local businesses are being invited to test their wits in an evening of friendly competition by taking part in our Spring Corporate Quiz Night; this will be a brilliant evening to spend with friends, entertain clients, reward staff or simply enjoy a good night out. As part of the evening a hot meal will be available to all attendees, bar open from 6pm and a charity raffle with fantastic prizes.
The quiz is to support our new services in Colchester based at the new Cancer Wellbeing Centre in the grounds of Colchester Hospital. From mid-March, our therapists will be providing complementary therapies, including aromatherapy, massage and reflexology. Our centre offers a non-clinical and relaxing environment in a tranquil lakeside setting.
Monday 4th May. Solar Society. Your local adult daytime learning group. We have two speakers who will give their ‘Perspectives of Russia’.
Nadine Scurr from her point of view as a tourist last year and from Ann Harris who has worked there in the past 30 years. Free light refreshments are available in the short interval. Entrance: £4.00 No membership fee. All welcome. The meeting will be held at The Memorial Hall, Church Lane, Castle Hedingham. The meeting will start at 2.30pm and will last about an hour and three quarters. Further details from: Miles Scrivens 01787 469766 or Wanda Sellar 01787 463459.
Friday 8th May at 10.00am. The Quay Theatre’s 19th Annual PLANT MARKET.
By kind permission of Sudbury Town Council on Bank Holiday at Market Hill, Sudbury. Nurseries from across East Anglia offer a wide range of plants PERENNIALS ~ SHRUBS ~ HERBS ~ PELARGONIUMS and much more.
Sunday 17th May. Ride for Helen is back for 2020 for its seventh year and promises to be one of the region’s biggest and best cycling events for Helen Rollason Cancer Charity! Cyclists from across the county and beyond will be meeting at Crix in Hatfield Peverel, Essex to take part in this fantastic, family-friendly event which offers a choice of cycling routes to suit all capabilities. All ages and abilities are welcome to join in as individuals or as a team and included in the registration price is a fundraising pack, route maps, route signage, first aid support, mobile mechanic support and recovery, refreshment stops and a medal for finishers. This year there are six circular routes through the beautiful Essex countryside with distances of 6 miles, 15 miles, 30 miles, 50 miles, 65 miles and 90 miles all starting and finishing at Hatfield Peverel. Registration is now open for Ride for Helen 2020. Visit or call 01245 380719 to book your tickets today!
Spring Bank Holiday weekend Saturday 23rd, Sunday 24th & Monday 25th May. CANCELLED. Wormingford Annual Flower Festival at Saint Andrew’s Church, Wormingford (off B1508 between Colchester and Sudbury). Open from 10.00am – 5.00pm daily. No entry charge. Our theme for this year: “Country Crafts & Pastimes” Imaginative crafts themed floral displays! Bric-a-brac sale in the Community Centre! Teas, Cakes, Light Lunches and Refreshments in the Old School Hall! Tombola in the Church with many exciting prizes! Handbell ringing in the Church on Sunday 24th at 2.30pm. Flower Festival Celebration service in the Church on Sunday 24th May at 6.30pm. For queries donations or offers of help contact Mike Crisp 01206 242537 / 07747 623172 /


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