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November 2017

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Youngsters treated to fishing trip by Lions

Willow Brook Centre set to shine at Christmas lights turn-on spectacular

By Ailsa Young of Bradley Stoke Lions Club ne of our commitments in Lions is to support youth and we were recently delighted to be able to host five youngsters from Avon Youth Club on a fishing trip to Clevedon Pier. Past president Robin supplied all of the fishing gear and the bait with support from Oliver’s Angling in Clevedon, for which we are very grateful. The guys and girls were hugely nervous of the ragworms and squid being used for bait, particularly as the ragworms have pincers in their mouths which pinch when teased by the unwary. Curiosity, however, took over and by the end of the session they were all quite happy to handle them. We had a glorious sunny day, and everyone enjoyed the experience, despite the fact that the pier mistress Abbie was busy that morning and forgot to put any fish in the Severn for us. So no-one caught anything, only seaweed fish! Thanks to Abbie at Clevedon Pier for giving us the opportunity to use the pier and thanks to Corrine Ainstey who runs the youth club, her husband Mark who helps with the

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club’s maintenance issues and volunteer Hayley who all assisted on the day. The trip ended with an excellent fish and chip dinner sponsored by the Moon and Sixpence Pub across from the pier and for those who didn’t like fish (well, we didn’t catch any did we?) a plate of chips! A huge thank you to Anthony Antoni for offering this treat which ended a perfect afternoon. We would like to welcome back into the pride any Lions who have left for any reason in the past, as well as any wouldbe Lions. If anyone would like to know more about the Lions, come to a meeting at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Woodlands Lane on the second Wednesday of the month, 7.30pm start. Alternatively, contact past president Robin on 07712 046644.

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ive music, children’s entertainers, fairground rides and Santa’s grotto will greet shoppers at the live turn-on of the Willow Brook Centre’s Christmas lights. The festivities will begin at midday on Saturday 18th November, with the big switchon happening at 5pm. A Robbie Williams tribute act will entertain the crowds during the afternoon; there will also be music in the mall and town square, courtesy of Bradley Stoke Radio and Jelli Records. Manager at the Willow Brook Centre, Andy Wynn, said: “We’re really looking forward to this fun, family day out, where people can enjoy hours of entertainment before our big switch-on. We’ve organised a range of activities for all ages, so there will be plenty for everyone to do.”

Characters from children’s favourite Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom will be live on stage at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm, as well as at 4.40pm ready for the live switch-on of the lights. Wandering entertainers will amuse shoppers and there will be a face painter and crafts table for the youngsters. The elves will open Santa’s grotto from 10am, so boys and girls will be able to step inside to meet Father Christmas. Andy added: “Shoppers and guests are more than welcome to stay and enjoy the activities after the big switch-on. We’ve got fairground rides in the town square that will continue into the evening.” ● See advert on outside back cover of this magazine. For more updates, visit www. willowbrookcentre.co.uk

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