CRAFT EVENTS
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!)
       
   
 
Village Hall, Sible Hedingham

FEBRUARY
Saturday 15th February 2020, 10.00 till 2.30 Phoenix Marchers Table Sale on15th February 2020, 10.00 till 2.30 at the Stevenson Centre, Gt Cornard, Sudbury CO10 OWD. 20p entry. Phoenix Suffolk Community Marchers are hosting the event & proceeds are 50 50 Relay of Life & Phoenix. Table space available for hirer via our FB Page
MARCH
Monday 2nd March at 2.30pm. Solar Society. Your local adult daytime learning group. We will have a talk on Agatha Christies’s Botanic Poisons: Poisonous plants in the writer’s detective novels’.
This will be given by Dr Kathryn Harkup. 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
Friday 6th March. BRAINTREE AREA FOOD BANK CONCERT. Braintree Area Food Bank are delighted that the Great Dunmow Town Band and Dunmow Big Voices are providing the entertainment at a fund raising concert to be held at the Church in Great Notley, starting at seven thirty. Music will include some good foot tapping jazz pieces, traditional marches and well known tunes from past pop bands. Each spring, the Band has given a charity concert at Great Notley and this year, decided they wanted to support the work of the local Food Bank.
Saturday 14th March. SESAW £1 Sale at Newton Village Hall, C10 0QS. Doors opens at 11am. Look out for lots of bargains in all departments.
Saturday 14th March at 3pm. Giant Jumble Sale at Great Maplestead Village Hall. Admission 30p. Raffle and Refreshments. Contributions will be gratefully received by Liz Newton 461308, Diana Smith 473300 or Doreen Faulks 460727, or can be delivered to the Village Hall on Friday 13th between 9am and 4pm or on Saturday morning from 9am until noon.
APRIL
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 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
MAY
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.

Monthly Tea Dance, first Sunday of each month. Ballroom, Latin and modern sequence, 2.30 -5pm - £4. For further information phone Tony 07790 516580
Vocal Zones
A newly formed choir meet on Tuesday evenings, 7pm-8.30pm term time at Little Horkesley Village Hall, School Road, Little Horkesley CO6 4DJ. 1st night free then £5 each night attended. Popular music accompanied by keyboard and guitar. No auditions just enthusiastic singers welcome. Contact Elaine by phone, text or email 07718886997 e.preou@sky.com
Helen Rollason Cancer Charity Winter Raffle Winner Announced
We are very pleased to announce that the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity Winter Raffle has raised an incredible £4,000 for the charity!
The raffle was drawn on Friday 24th January at the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity Fundraising Office by Volunteers Brett Shanahan, Karen Rowan and Derek Banks, and the first prize cheque of £500 was presented to Mrs Marilyn Stickland from Shalford near Braintree in Essex. We invited the lucky winner to our Mid Essex Support Centre in Hatfield Peverel to see the fantastic work taking place and how donations are helping those living with cancer.
   
           

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