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Trip to College staff’s Commons massage break

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LOCAL RESIDENTS are being given a unique opportunity to raise vital funds for a local charity while visiting a famous London landmark. Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People are inviting people to take part in an organised guided tour at the House of Commons in London with all proceeds going towards supporting their ‘Building for the Future’ Campaign. The tour has been arranged by Loughborough MP Andy Reed, a supporter of the hospice. Speaking about the upcoming trip, Andy said: “People are always curious about what the inside of the House of Commons looks like. I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to see the historic building firsthand whilst raising money for a local charity.” The trip, which takes place on Friday January 22 will offer a chance to explore some of London’s sights and lunch, before visiting the capital’s iconic parliamentary buildings. Events fundraiser Nicola Adcock said: “This will be a fascinating and exciting day for anyone who has ever wondered about the goings on within parliament, and we are extremely grateful to Andy Reed for arranging this event for us. We hope that people will join us for what promises to be a very memorable day.” Tickets cost £50 per person and all money raised from the sale of the tickets will go towards meeting the final £500,000 needed for a planned £4 million expansion for accommodation and training rooms at Rainbows. For more information and to book your space, please contact Nicola on 01509 638 026 or

TWO THERAPISTS from a local beauty salon treated teachers and staff at Longslade College to a relaxing massage during their lunch break to raise money for Rainbows. Zoe May and Clare Pipes from the Blue Moon Beauty Salon on Birstall Road donated their time, providing Indian head massages and hand massages over four days in November. Clare said: “Between 12.30 and 2pm the staff usually have meetings but as a treat they had a week free of meetings and instead tea, coffee and freshly baked cakes and biscuits and our 10 minute taster sessions were provided. Treatments were open to all staff, not just teachers and we were fully booked, treating 27 people over the four days.” The college donated £2 for each member of staff treated and Clare and Zoe donated all their tips from their salon clients in November, raising £170 for the Rainbows Children’s Hospice. Clare said: “I would like to say how much Zoe and myself enjoyed ourselves and that we very much appreciate Longslade College’s kind donation. We also would like to thank all of Blue Moon’s clients and the staff at Longslade for their very generous donations.”


Mini fencing club for kids CHILDREN CAN learn the sport of fencing at a new club that starts this month. The Mini Fencing Club is for young people aged six to 10 and will be held at Burleigh Community College, Thorpe Hill, Loughborough. The 10 week course costs £25 and is on Fridays from 5.30-6.30pm. It starts on January 15. To enrol call 01509 554400 or visit college reception.

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THREE LONGSLADE students raised money for a children’s charity with a sponsored bike-ride. Roy Rollings (16), Thomas Manship (17) and Devin Patel (17) raised over £500 for a Winter Wonderland party for children in care in the county, held annually at the Aylestone Leisure Centre. Dressed in festive outfits the trio cycled on a tandem and a penny farthing to Leicester’s Clock Tower and back. Roy said: “We did it

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last year and raised £190. The party is a fabulous event, the children absolutely love it and really look forward to it.” Roy and Thomas were recent recipients of Longslade’s Students of the Year award, along with Janine Watt. Pic: (l-r) Thomas Manship, Devin Patel and Roy Rollings tension to side and porch to front of dwelling Severn Trent Sewage Treatment Works, Fillingate, Wanlip – erection of a single wind turbine measuring 80m to the hub with a blade tip height of 132m plus

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