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
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 www.helenrollason.org.uk
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 www.helenrollason.org.uk
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
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 www.rideforhelen.co.uk 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 / firstname.lastname@example.org