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What’s on this month... 2014 Premier League Darts, Capital FM Arena (Nottingham) 13 March 2014 Expect to see a fantastic line up for darts' biggest road show event and this year will celebrate its tenth staging. Peter Wright and Dave Chisnall will make their debuts in the 2014 Premier League Darts when it visits the Capital FM Arena in March. Admission: Ticket prices vary Time: 7:00pm

Spirits of the Caves, City of Caves (Nottingham) 15 & 29 March 2014 Delve underground and explore the unknown. Led by professional medium, Maria Davey, you will be guided through a maze of some of Nottingham's oldest caves where you may be walking with the spirits who roam our ancient caverns. Be prepared, as you may also experience paranormal shocks, sounds and unexplained sensations. Admission: £7.50 per person. Booking is essential! Time: 5:00pm

Clumber Park Duathlon 2014, Clumber Park (Worksop) 22 March 2014

Em-Com 2014, Albert Hall (Nottingham) 16 March 2014 http://www.em-con.co.uk This spring welcomes the first ever East Midlands Sci-fi and Fantasy Convention to Nottingham’s Albert Hall and is set to attract 10,000 people into the city. From the stars of Doctor Who, Torchwood, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Red Dwarf and Star Trek, to a whole host of comic book artists and authors. The convention will be a truly intergalactic event with special appearances from Daleks, Predators, Stormtroopers and other cosmic villains. Admission: Day tickets £8 Time: From 10:00am

The Clumber Park Duathlon offers the chance to shake off the winter and test your fitness. Whether you're doing the sprint or the classic distance, you'll race through acre upon acre of woodland and enjoy one of the most picturesque settings for a duathlon that you are ever likely to race on. Admission: Prices vary Starting times: 9:00am – 9:30am

St Patrick’s Day, Old Market Square (Nottingham) 17 March 2014 Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the St Patrick's Day Parade and Festival in Nottingham! Enjoy music from marching bands across the city plus the Irish community and Irish organisations. Join in the annual parade which will leave the Forest Recreation Ground at midday and enjoy a FREE open air concert throughout the afternoon showing the best of Irish traditional music, songs and dance. Admission: FREE Time: 11:00am – 4:00pm

Newark International Antique & Collectors Fair, Newark Showground (Newark) 3 & 4 April 2014 http://www.iacf.co.uk/newark Visit Newark Showground for the annual International Antiques & Collectors Fair, Europe’s largest antiques fair. The internationally-renowned fair boasts as many as 2,500 stands across the 84 acre site and attracts thousands of dealers and buyers from around the globe. It is the place to go if you are hunting for furniture, vintage postcards, ornaments, artworks and more - there is quite possibly every item you could imagine. Admission: Early entry from 6.30am and valid for both days - £50

Day one entry from 9am - £20 (also valid for both days) Day two entry from 8.30am - £5 Time: Thursday 9am – 6pm; Friday 8am – 4pm

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women in business With Mother’s Day fast approaching, give Mum a day to remember and treat her to a day to out. Also this month International Womens Day. To help celebrate we meet a few of the successful business women in our area and find out how they find life in the business world...

Here is a round-up of some very special days out... House and Garden Opening at Holme Pierrepont Until April 2014 2pm - 5pm Celebrating 40 years of House and Garden opening to the public. Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays Feb - March 2014 Sundays only (Closed Easter Sunday) - April 2014 House and Garden. Adults £5.00; Children FREE. Garden only. Adults £3.00; Children FREE

Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre Woodsetts Road, North Anston, Near Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S25 4EQ Experience the exotic and discover a wild family day out! Meet snakes, owls, Meerkats and more in unforgettable close up Animal Encounters and be amazed by free-flying Bird of Prey and Parrot Displays every day. Wander through a rainforest paradise; home to butterflies, tropical birds, bats, snakes, lizards, and creepy-crawlies from around the world, and catch a glimpse of the crocodiles as they bask in their private pool. Meet and feed the friendly residents of the Farm Barn, as well as Marmoset monkeys and lorikeets, and treat yourself or someone special to a VIP Animal Experience at incredible value. The Tropical Butterfly House is open daily, year round, and is located just 5 minutes from M1, junction 31, see www.butterflyhouse.co.uk to plan your visit. Susan Boyle Concert Sunday 30 March 2014 7.30pm After a sell out Scottish Tour in the summer of 2013, global singing sensation Susan Boyle is returning to the stage in her very first nationwide live tour, 'Susan Boyle In Concert' in March 2014.

Walk and talk... The day doesn’t have to end after the meal or pamper session! Visit some of Nottinghamshire’s finest attractions and walk off all of that delicious food. Plus, the FREE adinfo courtesy of mission at most of the country parks and gardens lets you take care of Mum without extra damage to your pocket! Enjoy a steady stroll around Nottinghamshire’s finest country parks and gardens. Walk amidst the deer at Wollaton Park, explore the beautiful gardens at the historic Nottingham Castle or walk through the aging oak trees in Sherwood Forest. Discover the beauty of Pure Land Japanese Garden, stroll down the longest Lime Tree Avenue in Europe at Clumber Park or explore over 300 acres of gardens and parkland that surround Newstead Abbey. For more great days out visit www.experiencenottinghamshire.com

Christine Hibbert has been in the Accounting business for thirty years. Starting work within a small practice in Beeston and building her experience during this time. When Christine decided twelve years ago to branch out on her own she wanted to keep her business local to Beeston. “Being part of Beeston is a matter I take to heart, it is a wonderful place to live and work.” CVH Accounting is very much a family business, with her brother Michael heading the daily management of the team. Her success also comes from hard work and determination to get the best for her clients. “I pride myself on the fact that my team are able to offer our clients advice and give a clear understanding of accounting and tax matters”, explains Christine. Anyone who meets Christine will comment she is not your typical accountant! She offers knowledgeable advice, with a welcoming smile. “I love the fact I can help so many people, whether it’s a local tradesman setting up on their own to a taxi driver through to pensioners whatever walk of life they will all feel welcome.

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“Myself, Patricia and my business partner Abby first met in 1996 as cleaning operatives at the Magistrates Court in Nottingham. Passionate, thriving to maintain high standards and having a good eye for detail within months we were both promoted; manager and supervisor over thirty cleaning staff. The birth of Sweet Aroma was formed within my home at Wollaton where we promoted ourselves through reaching out to locals and proving our capabilities through word of mouth. The progression of our company allowed us to relocate our base into Attenborough. A lot of hard work, passion and dedication continues today. As directors we still remain hands on, our passion lies within meeting the demands of our clients to a very high standard. With a reliable and hardworking dedicated team we are confident that Sweet Aroma has a lot more to give to Nottingham and the surrounding areas. Recently relocating to bigger premises on Wollaton Road Beeston, we hope will help increase our client base and reach out to those customers that need to depend upon a reliable and professional company to fulfil the cleaning needs of their home and business environment. We look forward to welcome new clients on board with Sweet Aroma�. Having been established in 1992 by Heather Dickenson Homecraft Interiors has always been a family run business. With Heather's daughter Joanne joining the team in back in 2006 they have built the business up together to be one of Nottinghamshire's leading independent curtains and blinds suppliers. Homecraft have been manufacturing, supplying and fitting quality made to measure soft furnishings, and upholstery for over twenty years gathering a wealth of experience to ensure they complete all their projects to the highest possible standard. Heather is always passionate about her business "Being an independent retailer we are small enough to care but big enough to take on any size of job from one roller blind to advising and supplying full interior schemes, it means we can work with each customer individually to get the exactly what they want at prices that suit their pocket." Homecraft already have a large amount of fabrics with 1000s of samples available to borrow from a variety of brands including Villa Nova, Harlequin, Prestigious, Clarke & Clarke, ILiv, Blendworth, Romo and Scion at their shop on Bramcote Lane Wollaton. However by the end of April they are planning to of increased their offering by 25% including an expansion of their wallpaper selection too. Homecraft, Bramcote Lane, Wollaton, Nottingham

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Handmade For Little Rascals is a small local business run by two neighbours Gaynor Hall & Helen Ashton in Beeston. They specialise in making handmade childrens clothes at affordable prices. They pride ourselves in their quality after working in the trade for many years. “Our range has expanded a lot since we started over a year and half ago, we have girls dresses from new born - age six, we have lovely boys cord trousers, a great range of babies bibs, taggie blankets and burb cloths all in matching fabrics and great for a gift. We have knitted and fleece hats in fun fabrics. We will make items to order for special occasions. Just get in touch for more details.” says Helen. They are now offering sewing packs for those who want to make their own little girl an extra special dress. Sewing classes are also offered at St Leonard's Community, Wollaton. Why not pop in and see them there on 5th April when they attend a craft fair - they will have a range of clothing and sewing packs along with lovely fabrics & trims. “We have started our own sewing classes at St Leonard's Community it's centre in Wollaton Nottingham. We are searching for an evening venue as well.” adds Gaynor. To add to their business portfolio they have now started to sell fabrics as well. Their Facebook page is called Craft Makers Fabrics. You will see them pop up at local craft fairs and they have their own sale booked in on 5th April 2014 at St Leonard's Community centre from 9.30- 11.30. They will be selling lovely fabrics and trims, as well as bringing a range of dresses and sewing packs for people to take a look at.

Funeral Director Joanne Hutsby is pleased that seeing a woman leading a funeral is no longer an unusual occurrence. A funeral director for more than fifteen years, in the early days Joanne received numerous comments about how unusual it was to see a woman ‘in charge’ of a funeral. “I can’t remember the last time someone said that to me” says Joanne, a partner in the independent Eastwood Funeral Partnership, which has four funeral homes in Eastwood, Stapleford, Kimberley and Heanor, “which I consider to be a sign of how established women have become in this profession.” Joanne has always championed the role of women, and has been a member of Soroptimist International Nottingham for many years. This is a women’s organisation which strives to improve the lives of women and girls through service projects, lobbying and fundraising activities. Last year, Joanne was President of the East Midlands region of the organisation, and the highlight of her year was a peace vigil held at Speaker’s Corner in Nottingham to raise awareness of International Day of Peace. breezemagazine 9


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I've never thought as myself as a business women but l suppose that is exactly what I am and have been for quite a while.� Coleen White has always had strong ties to Beeston with her families ownership of a shop since before she was born. “I worked in an office until l was married and had two boys who kept me very busy and very happy! lt was during that time that l started my business apprenticeship. I started to help my Mum and Dad in their second hand shops, Bodens on Chilwell Road. The shops originally belonged to my Grandma and Granddad. They opened the doors in 1910. In 1913 my Dad was born there and quite a bit later l was also born there! The shop was like Aladdin's Cave. If you lived in the area and walked passed it you just had to go in and explore. It was packed with treasures old and new. When my Mum and Dad retired it was a lovely shop, a great re-cycling centre. We sold everything from wardrobes to cups and saucers to almost everything in between. l followed in the family tradition, taking it over with my sons in 1987. My customers came from far and wide and l still see some of them in the Garage to this day.

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At this time I also ran a catering business over in Ruddington where we had all kinds of family celebrations from silver/gold wedding anniversaries to 18th and 21st birthdays parties. From there in 1981 I started up my present business with my husband Dick White: Coldi Motors on Ellis Grove. Dick used to play for Liverpool Football Club and a lot of my present customers remember him. We were both members of Chilwell Manor Golf Club for twenty years, so we made a lot of friends there. To be in a local business is lovely because you get to know your customers and their family and friends over many years. To me that is part of business life that is vital as it relies on trust and I always remember that, making sure we look after them and providing a high level of service at an affordable price and with sensible advice when needed. I look forward to many more years running a business in this thriving and welcoming community of ours�.


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fresh italia! Everything needs refreshing from time to time and VIVO is no different. They are going to give their beloved walls and, yes, their ceiling, a refresh for Spring. Why not book and see the changes for yourself or celebrate Mother’s Day in style! Owner and Manager Massimo explains ‘We are really excited about our new VIVO and we hope that our customers will be too. Since opening our doors in 2007, we have been delighted with the way that customers have adopted our restaurant as their favourite eating place. We are a family-run restaurant and our aim, which has always held true, is to simply provide the best value and the highest quality Italian food in Nottingham. We believe that our new decor will give our customers an even better experience from the moment they walk through our doors.' The menus at VIVO will be changing too, some old favourites have been retained but these have been supplemented with some exciting new dishes on the a la carte menu. This is backed up by the lunchtime and early evening offer which is fantastic value at just ÂŁ7.95. This menu is available EVERY lunchtime and Monday to Thursday evening up to 7pm. To go with the updated restaurant the website has been refreshed too so that it is easier to use on tablets and phones. Take a look and let Massimo know what you think! www.nottingham.vivorestaurant.co.uk and email nott@vivorestaurant.co.uk 164 Derby Road, Stapleford Nottingham NG9 7AY Telephone: 0115 949 1000 Go along and see the new VIVO for yourselves - enjoy!

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breeze appeal Join Down Syndrome International for World Down Syndrome Day – 21 March 2014 21 March 2014 marks the 9th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) www.worlddownsyndromeday.org and each year the voice of people with Down syndrome, and those who live and work with them, grows louder. But there is still so much more we can do. Down Syndrome International (DSi) www.ds-int.org encourages our friends all over the world to choose your own activities and events to help raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities. We will share your WDSD World Events on our dedicated WDSD website in a single global meeting place. For WDSD 2014, DSi is focusing on: “Health and Wellbeing - Access and Equality for All” All people with Down syndrome have the right to access healthcare when required on an equal basis with others without discrimination and with proper assessment of the specific health needs of the individual. They will be highlighting that: 1. Having Down syndrome does not make a person unhealthy. 2. Down syndrome is a genetic condition, not an illness. 3. People with Down syndrome may have health issues throughout their lives, just like everyone else and they should have access to healthcare on an equal basis with others. 4. There are specific known health issues which may affect people with Down syndrome, for which accurate, evidence based information is available. 5. Health professionals should be aware of these specific issues when treating a person with Down syndrome. 6. Health professionals should not discriminate against people with Down syndrome by: • refusing to treat them;

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• blaming health issues on Down syndrome in general, or; • considering only specific known health issues which may affect people with Down syndrome. The WDSD Global Video Event and WDSD Conference will both explore this important area of focus. If you would like to join this campaign, then they very much welcome its adoption into your plans for WDSD 2014. Once again in 2014, they are inviting everyone across the world to wear LOTS OF SOCKS on 21 March to get people talking about WDSD. Through this campaign you can also help them to raise much needed funds to help us develop “Reach Out”, our outreach training programmes supporting people with Down syndrome in developing countries. You can also participate in the WDSD activities by joining them on their various WDSD Social Media channels, and you can promote their WDSD Patrons Messages. “Whatever you plan to do, lets create a single global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion and wellbeing of people with Down syndrome on 21 March”.

For further information on Down Syndrome International or World Down Syndrome Day please contact: Email: contact@ds-int.org Phone: 020 8133 4890 Down Syndrome International, Langdon Down Centre, 2A Langdon Park, Teddington TW11 9PS


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As winter gives way to spring, and with the onset of longer and warmer days, thoughts often turn to outdoor activities. Camping, walking, cycling, picnics, barbecues…it’s enough to raise the spirits and shake off the dark, old, coat of winter. But here is another option, and it’s on your doorstep! In the local wildlife gem of Attenborough Nature reserve, you have the opportunity to experience the outdoors in a beautiful setting, learn a new skill, have some fun whilst exercising, and be part of a friendly and sociable club. Welcome to Attenborough Sailing Club! You can get a real buzz from skimming across the water on a warm, breezy, summer’s day, and although most people enjoy the sensation of being on a boat, many also imagine the sport is restricted to the wealthy. However, dinghy sailing is much more accessible than people would think. “Here at ASC we pride ourselves on providing a range of opportunities to be out on the water. For those that are competitive, there are several race series throughout the year. Races take place every Sunday, and also Wednesday evening during spring, summer and autumn. There is also the opportunity to take part in inter-club racing with other local sailing clubs. If you don’t want to compete, you can also take a boat out for relaxing cruising, and this is supported on Friday evening (between April and October), Saturday and Sunday.

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Everyone is welcome, from complete beginners, to ultracompetitive experts, from juniors to the more mature. If you have never sailed before, ASC offers training courses to RYA level 2 standard, so you would be competent to sail in reasonable conditions. But of course, the best way to learn is to spend time out on the water, have fun, and discuss sailing with other members. You would be offered plenty of help and support, including advice on sailing techniques, how to choose your first dinghy, and how to make the most of the club facilities. A wide range of dinghy classes are sailed at the club, for both racing and cruising, and we have club boats available to suit all age groups that can be used by new members. The club enjoys the use of the ‘Conneries Lagoon’ on the edge of the nature reserve, and is ideally placed if you live in the Nottingham-Derby area. Please visit the website at http://www.attenboroughsc.org.uk for lots of information about us, including details about RYA courses, upcoming events, location and membership fees. If you have any other questions, you can also find out more by contacting info@attenboroughsc.org.uk. Sailing is a wonderful blend of art and science, skill and feel, fun and challenge. In working with the natural elements, every outing is a different experience. If you have been tempted to try dinghy sailing in the past, but have been concerned about taking that first step, then come along to Attenborough Sailing Club – it’s a fantastic way to enjoy the great outdoors”.


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As we move towards Spring maybe its time to treat yourself at CAST HAIRDRESSING... Whether it’s a new colour, change of hairstyle or just a bit of ‘you time’ the team at Cast are here for all your needs. With expert cutting and colouring knowledge, great service, complimentary refreshments, two late nights until 8pm and free Wi-Fi, you can guarantee you and your hair are safe in Cast’s professional hands. “As we are coming up to our 6th birthday in March and as a big thank you to all our clients, we are offering a £5 voucher off all cutting and colouring services (Tuesday - Thursday excluding late nights) throughout March, not only that but we are giving you the chance to win a ‘Kindle’. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to collect your ‘free’ raffle ticket when you visit the salon throughout March.” So why not give the team at Cast a ring on 0115 925 8944 or pop into the salon to arrange your free consultation and don’t forget to bring along your voucher to receive your £5 discount. Cast Hairdressing, 114 -116 High Road, Beeston Tel: 0115 925 8944 Opening Times: Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

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When You Wish Upon a Star invite you to join them for their Ladies Night raising funds for their Lapland Trip Saturday 15th March 2014 at the Crowne Plaza, Nottingham Tickets are £30 per person which includes 3 course meal and wine. “Our entertainment will be a live band with music through the decades and disco. Why not get a group of girls/ladies for a great night out. Get your glad rags on and come and have some fun. You can book as many places as you wish or why not book a table of ten. To book tickets please contact When You Wish Upon a Star - Phone 0115 979 1720 All proceeds raised will go towards our Lapland Trip in December 2014”

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The British Heart Foundation store in Beeston is urgently appealing for volunteer drivers. Anyone who has a car and a couple of hours a week to spare can help. “We need volunteer drivers to collect donations of items to sell in our shop, from people who are unable to bring them in to the shop themselves�. These donations are the lifeblood of the shop. Without them they could not continue to raise funds for the fight against heart disease. For over fifty years the British Heart Foundation has pioneered research that has transformed the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions, as well as funding patient care and providing vital information, but so many people still need our help. If anyone wants to get involved, they can call Nicola or Yvonne on 0115 9678104, or pop in to the shop in Beeston for a chat. British Heart Foundation is a registered charity no. 225971

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East Midlands community urged to support East Midlands’ only children’s hospice’s birthday

Pictured below, Rainbows before it was built. Also Prince Charles officially opening Rainbows.

The East Midlands’ only children’s hospice is celebrating 20 years of care this year and is calling on people in the area to help celebrate the milestone. Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People first opened its doors in 1994 and over the years, staff and volunteers have supported thousands of children, young people and family members. To commemorate its birthday, the charity wants to raise an extra £100,000 over the year to help fund more children’s nurses at the Loughborough-based hospice. Rainbows was founded by Gail and Harry Moore, whose daughter, Laura, died of Leukaemia in 1989. Laura's favourite thing in the world was a rainbow. The hospice was officially opened in April 1995 by HRH Prince of Wales and in 2009, a £4m extension was built to create a new therapy wing and separate facilities for young people. Mr Moore said: “It was 22 years ago that Gail and I stood in a field outside Loughborough overlooking the Charnwood Forest. This would be an ideal place to build the children’s hospice we said to each other. Three years previously, we had lost our five-year old daughter Laura to Leukaemia after three years of treatment, including a bone marrow transplant from her twin brother Kit. “The journey along the way has not always been easy. It has involved a lot of hard work from a lot of people to develop it into what it is today. After 20 years, Rainbows continues to realise its dream with wonderful facilities and palliative care programmes that have been instrumental in both extending the lives of our children, and improving their quality of life. Over and above everything however, its success is down to its people and the quality of care they provide to ensure that our children get the best support possible throughout their all too short journey of life.” Rainbows currently cares for 288 children and young people with life-limiting and terminal illnesses as well as supporting 249 bereaved families and 521 siblings. People can help to support Rainbows by joining in with 20th birthday celebrations which include the Rainbows Great Cake Bake; a “do 20 good deeds” schools’ challenge and business challenge. There will also be a birthday party for the children and their families, a ball and themed 20th events. Geoff Ellis, chief executive of Rainbows, added: “Rainbows is continually developing and is now a hospice that is nationally and internationally recognised. But none of this would have been possible without the amazing help that Rainbows has received from our supporters in the East Midlands over the last 20 years. “Turning 20 is a very special time for us and we have devised many ways that you can help to raise funds to support the hospice this year. Please do get involved, have some fun and be a part of your local children and young people’s hospice by joining in our celebrations. You really will be helping us to make a difference.” To find out more, visit www.rainbows.co.uk/birthday

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Another great image... Recognise anyone in this old school photograph, or are you in it?...

Send your entries to: Breeze Magazine / Memory Lane 156 HIGH ROAD, BEESTON, NOTTINGHAM NG9 2LN or email: info@breeze-magazine.co.uk

Pictured is class teacher Mrs Hughes in 1953. Thank you to our reader who comments...”I still see some of my old class mates from the photograph. I can’t remember their names, mostly but I do recognise them. We are all in our 60’s now!” Why not send yours in?

DEADLINE FOR MARCH 14 ISSUE: 20th Feb 2014 Please supply a SAE for any photographs to be returned with a brief description. The editor reserves the right to shorten or modify any material submitted. Whilst every effort will be made to agree with copyright laws on the images provided it is the senders full responsibility to obtain permissions on such copyright images before supplying to Breeze Magazine.

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what’s on A warm welcome awaits the readers of The Breeze Magazine, to the Monthly Cabaret Shows held at the The Royal British Legion, Beeston. The Gigs, held on the last Wednesday of the month, hope to rejuvenate local people's lives. The Shows will certainly bring back a smile, and provide an evening of entertainment, and fond memories of the Great day's of Club shows. The artists appearing are a mixture of ‘Tribute Acts’, ‘Rock and Pop’ music, from the Swinging Sixties, and versatile ‘Comedians’ that will thrill everyone present. The The Royal British Legion has a comfortable spacious room, with a stage, and dance floor, for those who wish to dance the night away to the music. The most Professional stage lighting is installed, with computerised technology that provides a rainbow of colour, and acoustics. The Long Bar is stocked with a wide range of beers, spirits, and wines, and also caters for various filled rolls. The Royal British Legion hopes that Breeze readers will find the time to give them a visit, as they are sure the standard of entertainment offered will provide a pleasant surprise.

Forthcoming shows: Wed 26th. March. ‘Madhouse Blues Brothers’, with supporting Artists, ‘Abba’ Tribute, plus ‘Smash’ (Surprise Act) Wed 30th. Apr. ‘Antiques Rock Show’ (5-Piece Group) All shows are held on the last Wednesday of the Month, from 7-30pm. to 11pm. Admission is £5. at the Door, and Tickets are available. Phone 07917 773 003. Club opening Hours.  Wed, Fri, Sat, and Sun. 7-30pm to 11-30pm. (Not Lunch-Times) Fri 21st. March An  Evening of Clairvoyance, with ‘Roy Dodd’  Psychic/Medium a fascinating stage show. (Please take a photo of your departed Love ones) Open 7-30pm.  Show starts 8-30pm.   Admission £6., by Ticket only. Tickets available at the The Royal British Legion, or Phone 07920 747 490

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DOES YOUR DOG OR CAT HAVE SUSPICIOUS LUMPS OR BUMPS?

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Don’t ignore them. Until Easter, Churchcroft Vets will check these for free to make sure they are not a danger to your pet. Lumps and bumps can come up on any part of the body. The underlying reason can range from a completely benign explanation such as an insect bite to something vitally important like a malignant growth. Size is not a guide! As George, head vet at Churchcroft notes “Some of the most dangerous cancers appear as small lumps in the skin which appear to do nothing for months or years and then suddenly start spreading. Catching these whilst they are small is the key to successfully removing these cancers. Once they have started spreading the treatment is much more major and ultimately is often less effective”. Similarly, important growths can affect dogs and cats of any age. Growths may be slightly less common in younger dogs and cats but those that do occur may be very dangerous. Some lumps and bumps can be identified easily with a quick test done during a check-up and with immediate answers. This can give tremendous peace of mind that a lump can be left alone without any danger. As a special offer from now until Easter, Churchcroft are offering to examine patients with unexplained lumps and perform the immediate diagnostic test at no charge. If your dog or cat has an unexplained lump don’t delay. Take advantage of this tremendous offer and call Churchcroft now on 0115 922 4855 to book a free appointment.

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Beeston Wildlife Group Where everyone's talking about nature! AROUND THE WORLD IN TWENTY FIVE YEARS BY MARTIN BUTLER

About the talk The talk will take us far and wide into jungles, deserts and on the high seas, travelling twenty five years through four out of the five continents. About the speaker Martin has been a keen birdwatcher since he was able to hold a pair of binoculars. He also likes and enjoys all aspects of nature, be it abroad or in this country. He has been involved with the Beeston Wildlife Group for seventeen years. 31st March 2014, 7.30PM - 9.30PM Trent Vale Infants School, Trent Road, Beeston Rylands, Nottingham, NG9 1LP £2 on the door, includes light refreshments Beeston Wildlife Group - Indoor meetings programme 2014 April 28th 2014, Now that's Scilly, Nigel Slater

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Guided Walks programme - venue Attenborough Nature Reserve (Everyone is welcome to attend all events and walks, just turn up!) Apr 19th 2014 May 17th 2014

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Time for a visit to t.i.m? The SsangYong range of 4x4s and SUVs is now available in Ilkeston and the surrounding area, following the appointment of t.i.m. UK Motors.

The dealership will operate the SsangYong franchise from its premises at Furnace Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5EP. Welcoming the company to the network, Paul Williams, CEO of SsangYong Motor UK said: “We and our dealers are focused on giving customers great service, so whether buying a new or used SsangYong, choosing accessories or helping to maintain their car in the years ahead, we are confident customers will appreciate the car, their dealer and the brand.” Commented Tristan Hopwell, dealer principal of t.i.m. UK Motors, “We are delighted to have been appointed to represent SsangYong and greatly look forward to playing our part in its success. SsangYong has a great range, and with very competitive pricing and a five year limitless mileage warranty on every car believe it will do extremely well in our area.” The Rexton is a lot of car for those seeking refinement as well as power. It can offer the chance to obtain the sort of grip and torque that hitherto has been difficult to achieve at the price. This is due in no small part to the

commitment that is taking place at Ssangyongs facilities and the emphasis that they place on delivering top class vehicles for less outlay. Being such robust vehicles the Rexton and Korando offer a useful and reassuringly commanding view of the road. This is a great benefit in today's sometimes frenetic driving conditions. Whilst the driver is well taken care of in terms of facilities and technology such as cruise control, self levelling headlights and windscreen de-icer to mention only a few, the passenger area is also well appointed. Plenty of room is given to the rear seated area and there is an option for two extra seats to fold up in the boot space of the Rexon, thus offering a total of seven seats great for extra kids on those trips out and may well be the feature many will wonder how they got on without it. Given that both the Rexon and the Korando are also specified as off road vehicles as well it’s no surprise that when you do turn off the hard stuff and onto a soft and slightly boggy, bumpy track or field turned parking space they soak up the rough stuff with ease. Again, its an option that many will find most useful when compared to a ‘conventional’ car and furthermore, with the more unpredictable spells of bad weather we seem to be getting here in the UK will be most welcome come the winter time especially.

The Rexon dispenses with gimmicks and works extra hard to bring solid and reliable performance to the discerning and wise buying customer. The Korando fits in nicely where a driver wants the extra grip of four wheel drive and which is durable on the inside as well the outside to take the knocks of everyday life without showing it unduly. This and a generous boot for domestic uses such as shopping make it a good choice for value conscious buyers who want to get about in something that looks smart as well. There are two other models in the range, the Turismo which comes as a two-wheel or four-wheel drive variant seven seater people carrier and the Korando Sports which is a four-wheel drive pick-up. Why not find out more about both these models? Give t.i.m Motors a call and let their friendly staff show you them in the flesh then you can see for yourself what all the fuss is about! Call t.i.m Motors on 0115 9440300 breezemagazine 33


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The taste of spring... With spring approaching now we can at last look forward to seeing some real changes around the garden. First of all you can plant those seed potatoes out that we started last issue (we explained how to do this in last months article which you can view online). Any summer flowering bulbs that you intend to grow can be planted around mid March as well. You can obtain these from garden suppliers if you haven’t stored any from last year. Wait until the outside temperature gets up to around 13c though as if not the cold will inhibit growth and this can lead to them rotting in the ground as they can’t thrive. Choose a free draining site for your bulbs as they don’t like being in soggy soil and summer flowering bulbs really want to be in a warm and sunny position. If your soil is a bit on the clay side then add some sand two to three buckets should suffice within about a one metre planting area and add

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some well rotted organic matter (leaves, grass, old vegetation from the home etc that has been composted down). Plant them down about two or three times the depth of the bulb size and about three bulbs widths apart when planting in groups. Try Lilium Arena or Canna Indica types along with Agapanthus for a lovely display come early summer. Why not start your own herb supply for this spring & summer’s gourmet efforts? (come on - we know you like to show off at least sometimes in the kitchen!). Herbs do have differing requirements but can be broadly split into two growing ‘sectors’: those such as thyme, sage, rosemary, french tarragon and oregano that like full sun; and those that like partial shade, such as rocket, sorrel, mizuna, mustard, parsley and chervil. For your typical window box full of herbs try starting off on the sunny side of the house with chives, oregano, lemon thyme and a creeping rosemary to drape over the edge. Looks good and offers those

wonderful tastes and aromas for your cooking! For the shady side of the house why not get your second window box up and running with wild rocket, chervil, French parsley and red mustard? In both cases use a soil based compost such as John Innes potting compost as very few herbs grow in peat. Also, soil based composts don’t dry out as quickly which keeps your herbs refreshed all day long (as long as you water them in the morning!). Use a feed on them that promotes leaf growth, between March and September. (continues....)


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A Welcome To Wildlife It is easy to encourage greater biodiversity without compromising the way your garden looks. With a few small changes you can make to the way you manage your garden, you can bring major benefits for the creatures that call it their home. By choosing plants that provide pollen and nectar all season through, from spring (Crocus, and Mahonia for example) to autumn (Michaelmas daisy, Sedum spectabile and ivy, which is especially late to bloom and helps provide food into early winter) you give sustenance to life. Wildlife studies show that it doesn’t matter if a plant is native or not – Buddleja davidii comes from China and yet British native butterflies really love it! So you can choose from a wide variety. Growing a range of trees, shrubs and climbers can really help or a mixed hedge to provide food and shelter. Larger plants, particularly trees, support more wildlife with their food in the form of flowers, fruits and seeds. They also provide cover and nesting sites for garden animals, from insects to larger species such as birds. We have covered the subject of growing your own tree last month and in previous issues - so why not establish one this spring and get started? It may not look much at first but you are beginning the process of giving back to nature - if each house planted another tree it would equal millions of homes to a diverse range of creatures - all of whom work together to support our precious eco-system. Introduce water - it need not be so deep as to be hazardous to young children either - a decorative container of water will do. The single easiest way to 'add wildlife value' to a garden is to install a pond, even the tiny ready moulded ones seen in garden outlets but a large pot or even an inverted dustbin lid in an out-of-the-way spot will do. Plant round it to make it look natural and to encourage nature. Let’s begin our growing season with our garden friends and continue as we extend our knowledge and pleasure in the garden. Enjoy!

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breeze what’s on Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar coming to Long Eaton! Long Eaton Operatic Society is delighted to announce their Easter production of Jesus Christ Superstar, running from 8th-12th April. Jesus Christ Superstar is the original rock musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice telling the heart-wrenching story of the last days of Jesus in Jerusalem. First released as an album and iconic film over 40 years ago, Jesus Christ Superstar has since enjoyed immense success on both Broadway and the West End. A recent arena tour revival and TV show have reawakened interest in this story, and Long Eaton Operatic Society are excited to be able to bring such a thrilling show to our audiences. Told entirely in music, with memorable songs such as ‘I Don’t Know How To Love Him’, ‘Heaven On Their Minds’, ‘Gethsemane’ and of course ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’, this spell-binding story of love and betrayal will stay with you long after the curtains close! See it from Tuesday 8th - Saturday 12th April at May Hall, Trent College, Long Eaton starting at 7.30pm, with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Tickets are available from our Box Office Manager on 01332 874352 or 07753 353417: £10 stalls and £12 balcony (£8 concessions matinee only) or book online at leos.ticketsource.co.uk. Don’t miss our special offer for Tuesday when you can see the show for only £8 in the stalls or £10 in the balcony! Tickets can also be purchased in person from mid-March for Heaps Stationers, 81 High Street, Long Eaton.

The People's Theatre Company, Nottingham proudly present Twelfth Night Or What You Will Written by William Shakespeare (abridged and adapted by Dan Maddison and Jupe Lustig) Directed by Dan Maddison

Tuesday 1st April to Sunday 5th April 2014 at 7.30pm Wednesday and Saturday matinees start at 2pm at The Nottingham Arts Theatre, George Street, Nottingham, NG1 3BE Visit www.nottingham-theatre.co.uk for show times and prices and to book tickets online. Ticket prices are £12 adult £10 concession (Students, Senior Citizens and Children) Groups of 10 people or more £8 each Box Office 0115 947 6096 Tickets are also available from Nottingham Tourism Centre, Smithy Row, off Market Square. All the cast members are buzzing with the excitement of another Shakespeare play at The Nottingham Arts Theatre this April, which this year is the comedy 12th Night. All the cast members have their favourite Shakespeare play which you will read about in the programme at the performance. The cast are all agreed that having a guest director in The People’s Theatre Company who usually resides at the Lace Market Theatre is opening up new experiences to the cast, giving them the extra support with a new style of expression. Ian Bennett is playing the part of Malvolio and is following in the footsteps of such famous Malvolios as Antony Sher, Donald Sinden and Richard Briars, “finding the right characterisation for me has been a gradual assimilation from a number of sources and I hope I have been able to find the right balance of decorum, comedy and pathos which the part demands”. Malcolm Seymour says “I only discovered about the production three days before the audition. Fortunately, I knew the play, having played Malvolio, back in 1975”. Gill Cook is revisiting Shakespeare after an almost 50 year’s gap! She deserted when failing to understand A Midsummer's Night's Dream for her school exams. Miraculously she passed, but goodness knows how! 50 years on, she joined a workshop to hopefully conquer her confusion. Hey presto! She found she was quite smitten. Go and see this award winning community theatre company bring 12th Night to life and fill you with laughter and songs of old. This comedy will be just the ticket and mentioning tickets anyone buying a ticket for 12th Night get a discount off Oliver! (the musical), which is coming up 13th to 18th May 2014.

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New to Beeston..... Expanding their ever successful business, Fred Hallam Ltd is bringing us Beeston’s only Garden Centre... Fred Hallam Ltd has been on the High Road since day one and with the ever increasing demand for a wider range of produce it is beginning to bulge at the seams to keep everyone happy. So here arrives the latest addition to the popular family business... Beeston's only garden centre. "We have always sold a large variety of seasonal plants and shrubs going back as long as we can remember but have always wished for a premises that we can really showcase our knowledge" "When we heard that the florist on the corner of Derby Street was closing down, we saw the opportunity to give Beeston a quality and competitively priced garden centre.� The shop, formally Roma Flowers, closed before Christmas and the Hallam brothers hated the idea of there being another boarded up shop on the High Road. "It is a hard time for any new business to take off, so we are really hoping the public will get behind us." The new shop will be launching its garden centre on March 22nd, the first day of Spring, and will boast everything to keep your garden pretty and vibrant - from compost to feeds, plants to shrubs, and many garden accessories. "The location is ideal because there is parking in the Derby Street car park which is free for an hour. We can always help you to your car with heavy items. If not then local delivery is available." "We have been to lots of shows and had meetings with many nurseries and suppliers to give us lots of great ideas and some really quality products to give Beeston what it needs in the garden department. Everything from pots and watering cans to fertilizers and hanging baskets will be catered for. We can’t wait for bedding plants, perennials and of course our famous rose bushes." The garden centre will be open Mon-Sat and anyone shopping in the first month can claim a 10% discount with a promotional flyer. 95 High Road, Beeston (corner of Derby Street) www.fredhallam.com

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YOUR MONTH AHEAD

ANNE is also a REGISTERED HYPNOTHERAPIST. HPD MNSHP. Member of the NATIONAL SOCIETY OF HYPNOSIS AND PSYCHOTHERAPY with many years of experience. For a free consultation in the strictest confidence Contact Anne on 01159731440 Mobile 07845405835

ARIES [March 21st-April 20th] Confident and raring to go March brings opportunities for you to move in the direction you wish. Giving nothing away as to any plans you may have you prepare for making those dreams reality. Hearing some news puts a smile on your face and you look forward to certain dates that have been mentioned in recent months.

CANCER [June 22nd-July 23rd] Careful to have things right in and around the home you make sure all goes well. A busy month one in which you could well overspend. Throwing the energy around you soon realise you could burn your candle at both ends. Mid month you make every effort to spend time with loved ones with social invitations coming your way.

LIBRA [Sept24th-Oct 22nd] March appears promising where changes made for future gains are recognised by others. Love and romance may be on hold but not for long with a well -earned break just around the corner. Any minor obstacles when life goes tipsy up are soon overcome. Getting rid of the old and bringing in the new gives rise for celebration.

TAURUS [April 21st-May 20th] Tell tale signs give someone away when they think no one notices changes they have made without your knowledge. You seem to become the driving force behind making headway into long awaited goals for the future. Proving to someone you have their welfare at heart maybe difficult especially when they hear you but don’t listen.

LEO [July 24th-August 23rd] Efforts are well rewarded in the end which makes life easier all round. Standing your ground you put your point of view over determined to get your way, which, in the long run proves worthwhile. Family and friends meet up with news of a pleasant nature. Keeping fit and changing routines plus diet likely. Plenty to do this month.

SCORPIO [Oct 23rd-Nov22nd] Influential and raring to go with new and bright ideas puts you on the map with others. Careful not to overstep the mark you bide your time in making any presentation. Minor disappointments are recognised that some things in life are not meant to be. You seize a chance in catching up with loved ones and making their day.

GEMINI [May 21st-June 21st] Finding the right moment to spoil someone you love appears to halt plans already made. Running around like a headless chicken is noticed, but, you do get around to getting your way. Change in routine proves beneficial when offers are made which you can’t refuse, taking away any pressure. Finances get a boost when least expected.

VIRGO [Aug 24th-Sept 23rd] Meeting up with those you haven’t seen for some time and discussing minor issues that are raised puts your mind at rest. Taking some time to make life easier for others wears you down if not careful. Finding the balance is the key. Younger members of the family are recognised for their contribution to society. Someone is not listening.

SAGITTARIUS [Nov 23rd-Dec22nd] Struggling with the emotions you decide to put any hurt behind you and get on with what needs doing today. Discussions are held to clear the air and allow life to get back on track. Feeling good and with you is perception and good humour you assist in making one evening special for another. Being spoilt brings out the best in both.

CAPRICORN [Dec 23rd-Jan 20th] Whatever your thoughts on others you keep to yourself. Keeping up with any demands become difficult when time is not on your side. Taking up new hobbies and meeting new and interesting people could well lead to other options regarding one area of your life. Surrounded with paperwork you make sure everything is in order. AQUARIUS [Jan 21st-Feb 19th] Solutions may not be found as quickly as you would have liked. Battling alone you make sure someone listens to what you have to say. Sparing time for yourself and your needs you treat yourself to something special. Any suggestions go out the window when encouraging others to stand on there own two feet. Financial gains. PISCES [February 20th-March 20th] Putting closure from experiences past or present allows you to strengthen your ideas of what is right for you. Cautious you tread carefully making clear there are guidelines. With love and laughter around happy times are there to be had. Taking up new interests and hobbies livens up the energy levels with a social life expanding.

at a glance Having been a provider of Care in the Community since 1983, Marion Mortimer has been privileged to work with a huge number of patients, GP’s nurses and carers, first in Scotland as Co-ordinator for Crossroads Care Attendant Scheme and then as one of the first private Nursing and Care Agencies in Wiltshire. “It was exciting to be in at the very start of NVQ Level 2 which empowered really gifted carers, rewarding them with certificates of qualification and well earned places in the community. For the last six years, I have concentrated on care of the feet, qualifying at the Smae Institute in Maidenhead and this work, especially for the elderly and infirm is very satisfying. To have a person’s trust placed literally in your hands, is an exceptional experience and one that I take very seriously. Together, we plan treatments which are specific to the individual and this means that the patient is fully engaged in all treatments”. Call Marion for a home appointment on 0115 939 3662

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ATTENBOROUGH GETS NEW COMMUNITY FIRST RESPONDER TEAM East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) in partnership with the Beeston & District Community First Responder scheme has launched a new Community First Responder (CFR) dispatch point in Attenborough. The team will respond to emergencies in Attenborough, Beeston, Long Eaton, Chilwell, Toton and the surrounding areas. Angela said, “This is a fantastic initiative that will help save more lives and we look forward to responding in our community” Types of calls a CFR might attend: • Cardiac arrest (defibrillation) • CPR • Stroke • Choking • Diabetic emergencies • Breathing difficulties (Asthma & Chronic Pulmonary Obstructive Disease) • Patients suffering from seizures (convulsions) • Chest Pains

EMAS has recently made a commitment to its CFR schemes with the purchase of 15 CFR cars and our scheme has been allocated a vehicle to remain in our community on a permanent basis. The vehicles will allow volunteers to travel to incidents in a marked and fully equipped car and these cars will remain in their respective communities, however volunteers are still fully equipped to respond in their own personal vehicles where necessary. The cars have high-viz markings to give the volunteers a much higher profile – as a charity organisation the schemes are grateful for the support of local people and businesses. Members of the community won’t fail to see our responders out and about doing their great work. The car scheme has already made a huge difference to our local community, helping people in their hour of need prior to the arrival of an Ambulance crew. Since October the car has responded to over 200 emergencies locally. “It is important to know that community first responders do not replace the professional service, but we are able to provide early resuscitation, de fibrillation and other medical assistance until the arrival of an ambulance”. Please note: The CFR team carry a Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) but local residents should also be aware there are a further two Community Public Access Defibrillators (CPADs) in Attenborough in the following locations: • Attenborough Cricket club – mounted on the pavilion wall in a steel yellow box • Vicarage – mounted on the side of the garage wall (Church Lane) The codes to access these AED boxes will be given when dialling 999 in the event of an emergency related to a cardiac arrest, chest pain or breathing difficulties. For further advice or support regarding this initiative, or to make a donation, you can contact the Beeston and District CFR Scheme at www.beestonanddistrictresponders.co.uk

BEESTON U3A APRIL OPEN MEETING Thursday 3rd April 2014 at 10.00am at Chilwell Road Methodist Church, Beeston. Go along and hear David Templeman’s talk: The Captive Queen, Mary Queen of Scots. Find out about Beeston U3A and the Interest Group that are available to members. Free to members. £2 for prospective members See www.beestonu3a.org.uk for full details. Email: beestonu3a@hotmail.co.uk if you have a specific question.

Charles Hanson of ‘Flog It, Antiques Roadtrip and Bargain Hunt and Vanessa Savage will be in Beeston to value antiques, collectables and family heirlooms to raise funds for Citizens Advice Broxtowe and Home-Start Nottingham. The event will be held in the Catholic Church Hall, Foster Avenue, and Beeston from 3.00 – 7.00pm and everyone is welcome. There is no entrance fee but Charles and Vanessa will charge £3.00 for every item that they value and all the proceeds will be shared between Citizens Advice Broxtowe and Home-Start Nottingham. Both Vanessa and Charles are giving their time and expertise free of charge. In addition to the Valuations refreshments are available and there will be a tombola, raffle and craft stalls. For further information contact Barbara Parish on 0115 962 4262 or Sally Bestwick on 0115 917 3800

THE SEARCH IS ON FOR NOTTINGHAMSHIRE HOSPICE CHOIR OF THE YEAR

NOTTINGHAM HOSPITALS’ CHOIR Are currently looking for new choir members. Are you interested? Why not join?

Nottinghamshire Hospice is appealing for any corporate or community choirs to contact them as they search for their Choir of the Year. Nottinghamshire Hospice is holding its new Choir of the Year Rehearsals are held on event at the Albert Hall, Nottingham on 22nd June 2014 and Thursday (term time only) are appealing for a total of 8 choirs to learn 3 songs; one of 7.00pm – 9.00pm at the QMC. which must be a song from a musical. The choirs will then perform their songs at a final in front of a panel of judges and You do not need to be employed by the NHS. a live audience. Each choir must have a minimum of 15 people and a For further details contact: maximum of 30 people aged over 16 years and commit to 0115 939 9315 raise £2000 for Nottinghamshire Hospice through a or 0115 925 6833 combination of sponsorship and ticket sales to the final. lusia.coulson@virginmedia.com or terry.17@btinternet.com Any interested choirs should contact Nottinghamshire Hospice Fundraising Team on 0115 910 1008 (option 3) or email fundraising@nottshospice.org

E RESCUE EREWASH HERITAG March Trent & ATTENBOROUGH & day 9th Sun on ce pla e tak l – First Meeting wil ghamshire partnership with Nottin Peak Archaeology, in ing a new community archaeology nch Wildlife Trust, will be lau gh Nature Reserve. The project is borou en Att the at sed seum research, which ba t projec with desk-based and mu culminating in an lp he to rs tee un vol looking for rough and long history of Attenbo r celebrations. will be looking at the 50-yea ’s tre cen the h wit ng to the de rch, please come alo exhibition to coinci rticipate in the resea ve Carver at Trent & Peak pa to e lik uld wo u vie If yo AM, or contact Gene conference room at 11 yorkat.co.uk, 0115 896 7409. r@ rve gca Archaeology,

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CHARLES HANSON COMES TO BEESTON ON TUESDAY 18TH MARCH

The Wollaton Branch the Royal British Legion Women's Section will be holding their annual Fair on May 10th to raise funds for widows and children. There will be home made cakes, bread, jam and chutney; plants, crafts and jewellery; White Elephant, Tombola, games and a Raffle. Entrance is £1 which will include tea and cake. It will be open from 12 - 2pm at St Leonards Community Centre on Bramcote Lane Wollaton village. Hope to see you there!!


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helping hands Your local charity – Age UK Notts needs stock Can you donate your unwanted items and make a difference to vulnerable older people locally?

Local charity shops are dependent on your generous donations. By donating your unwanted items to our shops, you will help to generate vital funds to transform the lives of older people. Every 10 minutes, a vulnerable older person is left helpless without the charity’s crucial work. Your local charity is reliant upon being able to raise over £3 million every year and over £300 every hour of every day to continue its vital work. Who can you help? Consider people like Barbara... After her beloved husband Stan died, Barbara would often go weeks without seeing or speaking to other people. She was unable to manage her household finances and struggled to do basic tasks like cooking, cleaning and reading letters. Partially sighted and suffering from diabetes, Barbara had no family to help her. With her independence slipping away, she became desperately low. Your generous donation could help distressed older people like Barbara to start enjoying life again, manage her finances, meet friends and support her with the help of a care worker. What you can donate Clothing and shoes; bags and accessories; jewellery; books, toys and games; home wares e.g. china, kitchenware, ornaments, pictures and collectibles; soft furnishings e.g. small rugs, linen and curtains; knitted items and blankets; electrical goods and small furniture. Furniture e.g. suites, beds, bedroom and lounge furniture, and dining sets (suites and beds must carry a fire label). How can your donations help? £3 could pay for a regular visit to a housebound older person’s home by Age UK Notts Visiting Service. £5 could pay for a counselling session for an older person in distress. £10 could pay to transport an older person to Age UK Notts Day Centre to enjoy a nutritious meal and spend the day with friendly faces. £25 could pay for a lonely or bereaved older person to have a fulfilled life with healthy activities for a year. £50 could pay to make an older person’s home safe and secure by fitting locks or grab rails. So what are you waiting for - have a good clear out and do some good!

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Breeze Magazine - March 2014