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Hello and welcome to the February issue of the directory. Here in the office, we are all hoping that the warmer weather will soon be showing itself, we’re a bit fed up of the cold now! February is the month of Love, and it’s a leap year! So come on girls, if your man hasn’t done the deed yet, now is the perfect time to propose, go to page 60 where we offer some tips on creating the perfect setting. Our recipe on page 44 will give you inspiration for that romantic meal, and the cocktail on page 38 will be great to share whilst you’re celebrating! If you fancy a trip to the cinema, have a look at page 86, where we have some info about a few of the films now showing. We hope you enjoy this issue, and always welcome your feedback or ideas, just pop us over an email, we’d love to hear from you. See you in March!

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COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE REVIEW This important review will be starting in February and will run until the spring. This will inform a decision on whether or not to set up a new parish council for Moreton Hall which obviously affects us all, and will generate a lot of debate. The Borough Council needs to know your view to help inform its decision. At the time of going to press in January, details of the consultation were not yet finished, we will be providing a lot more information on the options available, and how to take part in the consultation, in the March edition of the magazine. Which will still allow you plenty of time to take part. It will be really easy to take part in the consultation, by either filling in an online questionnaire, or by emailing or writing directly to the council. In the meantime, information can be found at www.westsuffolk.gov.uk/cgr. Following on from this there is also the debate regarding the Boundary situation, again we have to wait for the outcome of the next full council meeting. There is a lot going on.

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OPERATIONAL HUB Another consultation that effects all of us is the new Operational Waste Hub Consultation which started in January and ends on 19th February. The council have looked at 19 different sites and at the end of the consultation they will decide on the best site to locate the Hub again. Information can be found at www. westsuffolk.gov.uk/wsoh. The Hub will collect refuse from around the county and sort it then send it on to the site at Gt. Blakenham, this will save thousands of pounds a year and cut down on our carbon footprint.


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youth club The club is getting back to normal after the Christmas break, the numbers are going up and The Committee are planning events.

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We are looking forward to summer and we start with a disco on the 9th February, The theme will be a Valentines Disco. All 8 to 14 year old’s are welcome. Again, a plea for someone to help run the youth club side of the centre. Should you find yourself with a few hours free on a Tuesday night 6.30pm until 8.30pm we would love to see you.

Over 60 club Sadly we have had to close the over 60 club due to lack of interest, only six members left so It was decided that it was time to call an end to it.

Many of you, especially the dog walkers among you will have seen the piles of wood chippings along the pathways. They have been put there to be spread along the path when they get water logged. It’s a team effort to spread the chippings so come on give a hand, don’t leave it to the few, we all like walking through our wooded areas.

New to Christ Church Moreton Hall Parish nurse Lesley Williams (MA, RN, RCNT, RNT, CERT ED, DIP N, and ENB11.)

Is in the church from 11am-4pm Mondays and Tuesdays 8-4pm. Her functions include drop into the church for health checks, individual discussions to assist health issues and prevent possible deterioration, sign posting and listening to those who are grieving. To contact, call 01284 725391 leave a message or Email: parishnurselesley@outlook.com and she will get in touch. She also visits those who are unable to come to the church.

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New equipment to benefit lung patients Patients with breathing problems are now able to get a quicker diagnosis while their condition can be monitored more easily thanks to a £50,000 investment in new testing equipment at West Suffolk Hospital. The new pulmonary function testing machine (PFT) has replaced an older model previously in use at the hospital. It is being used to diagnose breathing problems and monitor the progression of illnesses such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder and asthma, as well as the patient’s response to treatment. The machine is also used for pre-op checks for patients who are being referred to Papworth for heart surgery. To gain a reading, patients are asked to carry out a series of different tests which measure factors such as how clear and open their airways are, how well they exchange oxygen and the capacity of their lungs. They will be monitored over a period of time so that clinicians can check if their treatment is working or whether adjustments are needed.

Gary Ingalla, service manager at the hospital, said that the investment was in line with one of the Trust’s priorities, to deliver for today. He added: “We are committed to maintain and improve quality standards such as rapid access to diagnostic testing while also improving facilities for our patients and staff.” As well as the new machine, the respiratory team has also raised £8,000 to buy six spirometers for use on the wards. They have replaced aging machines which were not as portable and did not provide as much information. The money was raised by specialist nurse Kerri Welham and F10 sister Claire Starie, who took part in a charity skydive, and by selling a staff calendar organised by F10 sister Amanda Devereux.

Tracey Cross, senior respiratory physiologist at the hospital, said: “We are delighted with this new equipment, which allows us to test patients much more quickly, in turn meaning we can see more people and continue to meet an increase in demand. “The PFT is also improving accuracy, which means we can also tailor the therapies we use to treat the patient more effectively, in turn ensuring they receive the best possible management.”

Pictured above: (L – R) Thadshayinee Sangaralingham (respiratory Physiologist), Claire Starie (respiratory ward sister) and Gary Ingalla (service manager, medicine division) with one of the spirometers.

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from Moreton Hall Residents Association Thank you to the two residents who attended our committee meeting on 14th January. Thanks also to Cllrs Frank Warby and Trevor Beckwith for attending. Matters discussed at our committee meetings are those that affect specifically the residents of Moreton Hall and the Town in general, with a view to channelling them through our Councillors or communicating directly to the relevant authority on the residents behalf. These are some of the most important topics discussed at our last meeting: The Waste Transfer Site (The Hub) Information on this consultation (which ends 19/2/2016), was distributed by the Borough Council by way of notices in waste bins. We urge all residents to participate in this consultation on line at www.westsuffolk.gov.uk/wsoh

Fire Service Review Suffolk County Council wants to save money by cutting equipment and human resources. Residents need to be aware of these proposals and answer the on line questionnaire before 22nd February to be found on line at www. opinionresearch.co.uk/suffolkIRMP Provision of lay-bys in Skyliner Way To alleviate the traffic flow problems caused by parked cars the Borough Council applied for a grant from Suffolk County Council but this has been refused. MHRA will pursue this. We are still in need of committee members so if you are interested in joining us or you want to raise a problem or concern please contact us at secretarymhra@gmail.com or come to next meeting 10th March 2016 in the Community Centre Conference room at 19 30.

Cliff Hind, Chairman Email: cliffhind2001@yahoo.co.uk

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wind-pollinated, but willows have catkins which are pollinated by these early insects. If you should happen to look down instead of up, you might see the snowdrops next to the footpath at Home Covert. These tiny, fragile looking plants are deceptively tough and can often be seen blooming in the snow. One of their old names is Candlemass Bells. (Candlemass is the 2nd February). Mentioned in sixteenth century gardening notes they were not recorded in the wild until 1778. Not actually native to this country, they probably came to us from Turkey, the Caucuses, or the Middle East, where they grow in huge swathes . One school of thought is that they were brought back by monks and planted in monastery gardens, subsequently escaping and colonising the surrounding woodland. These little treasures rejoice in the name ‘naturalized aliens’.

Join us at Woodland Ways... Why not join in with a Woodland Ways work party to help improve the Moreton Hall woods? No experience is needed and all are welcome; we’ll show you what to do. For more information please see www.woodlandways.org.uk, see the Woodland Ways noticeboard in the Community Centre, contact Nick Sibbett on 01284 723847 or email information@woodlandways.org.uk. Follow Woodland Ways on Twitter @NatterersWood 14 | FEBRUARY 2016


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Ballroom dancing - ever wondered what all the fuss is about? The first meeting of the year was well attended as well as welcoming some new members. The room had a clear area and we were introduced to Michael who spoke about Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan. He showed various weapons and a chart on the wall showed the family tree of martial arts. He explained that this was used for military training but also has good health benefits. It is best practised outside. We were given a demonstration by Michael and his team. This was accompanied by some beautiful relaxing music. Each movement had a Chinese name. It looked very relaxing. Then it was our turn to have a go. The ladies soon joined in and got into the rhythm watching the group, listening to the music and following the Chinese chants. It was very enjoyable. Horringer & Ickworth WI have weekly tai chi classes so some of our ladies may be able to start a new interest. There is also a website for more information on wu tai chi.

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Michael Shade conducting a hearing test

Have you heard? Award winning hearing care is right here in Bury St Edmunds! Do people talk too quietly for you to hear? Do other people complain you have the TV on too loud? Have you difficulty following conversations in noisy places? If you’ve answered yes to any of the questions, it’s possible you have some level of hearing loss - and you aren’t alone. Research shows that one person in five between the ages of 50 and 60 is hearing impaired to such an extent that they need hearing aids. What’s even more worrying is that although it’s estimated that between five and six million people in the United Kingdom have sufficient hearing loss to warrant having hearing aids, only two million have actually done something about it. “Sadly doing nothing about hearing loss is not really an option,” says Michael Shade, Hearing Aid Audiologist for The Hearing Care Centre in Bury St Edmunds.

The family run company established in 1998, offers an award winning, private hearing care service from Mount Farm GP Surgery in Moreton Hall. “There are a number of causes of hearing loss: continued exposure to loud noises over a period of time is one of them, but by far the majority of people are simply suffering from the effects of getting a little older”. “Just as in many cases our eyes slowly deteriorate as we age, making it difficult to read small print, so our ears gradually lose their ability to hear sounds. The difference is that inability to hear can affect people’s relationships with their family and friends and untreated can itself lead to illness”. Michael explained that studies had shown, that often, people who have difficulty hearing miss out on conversations and then, rather that be embarrassed by often having to ask others to repeat what they have said, they stop conversing. Initially they feel left out, their self-esteem becomes low and this can give way to a feeling of total social isolation leading to psychiatric disturbance or depression. “One factor which has put people off in the past is the stigma they feel wearing hearing instruments,” explained Michael. “They feel that by wearing their aids, they are admitting to the world that they are getting old, and perhaps by implication, doddery too!” “That might have been because in the past hearing instruments were bulky, highly visible, but now in 2016 we can dispense hearing

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Michael Shade fitting a hearing aid

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aids which are so small they fit completely inside your ear so that they cannot be seen,” explained Michael. Michael runs a fortnightly clinic in Bury St Edmunds on a Wednesday and is keen to encourage those who feel they have a hearing loss to take the first step and book a hearing test. “The experience can be life changing - hearing aid users say they grow in confidence, communicating in groups becomes easier and less stressful and they begin to enjoy life again.” “Choosing a hearing care provider can be difficult, but we differentiate ourselves from our competitors by the choice, personalisation and high level of service we offer. We have been awarded for our customer service for the past 7 years at the Anglian Business Awards, an achievement of which we are very proud of,” said Michael.

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ABBOTS GREEN Community Primary School This term our whole school project is entitled “Rock, Paper, Scissors” and it is already proving to be a real hit with the children. Within the project we are basing much of our learning and investigation around dinosaurs, fossil formation, explorers and materials! Across the school the children have been working hard to produce some amazing displays including large 3-dimensional flying Pterodactyls and a ginormous ammonite. There are also models of a huge cross-section of a volcano and a soil profile to support the children’s learning throughout this term. Using their research skills the children have been finding out about significant historical figures including fossil hunter Mary Anning and learning about the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages. Their work has been captured on large fact cards which have been suspended from the ceiling as you walk through the school. The children have been up to their elbows excavating for fossils; melting ice and have been inspired to bring in their own items and books from home related

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to the project to share with their classmates. The children will also be learning about different habitats, the structure of the Earth, how volcanos are formed and the differing soil layers. Links will be made to the project wherever possible in their Maths and English lessons and we really can’t wait to see Key Stage 1’s Dino-Zoo on its completion! We would be delighted to hear from anybody within our local community who has a connection to our current project through their work or their hobby and who may be willing to support the school this term. If you are able to help please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Hubbard at the school via email nicolahubbard@abbotsgreen.co.uk or by phone 01284 718818.


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Nicola Delglyn Osteomyologist Physical & Nutritional Therapy January has just whizzed by and now we find ourselves thrown into February. A cold and icy month, the last month of winter in the UK and the only month that can pass without a single full moon. However, to warm the “cockles of our hearts” February is also a time for celebration. Some of you may be celebrating the life of St Valentine by sending valentine cards, depicting hearts and roses to show your love and affection to one another. So who was Valentine? He was a Roman priest who fell in love whilst in jail during the reign of Emperor Claudius II in the third Century AD. On his day of execution, the 14 February, he sent her a love letter signed “from your Valentine” – so the story goes. The heart is one of the most important organs and has long been recognized across cultures as being a symbol of love, charity, joy and compassion. It is the first organ to form during our development in the womb and whilst it has to go through several complicated stages of development, it begins to nourish our growing embryo with only a few cells that resemble a long tube. The heart is a pump made of tough cardiac muscle and is responsible for pumping oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to help our body function and remove the waste products that we don’t need. For example the brain requires oxygen and glucose, which, if not received continuously, will cause it to loose consciousness. Muscles need oxygen, glucose and amino acids, as well as the proper ratio of sodium, calcium and potassium salts in order to contract normally. If the heart ever ceases to pump blood, the body begins to shut down and after a very short period of time will die. Unfortunately, once damaged, unlike the liver, the adult human heart cannot completely heal. So why do we neglect it so much? The heart muscle, just like normal muscle needs to be fed and nourished correctly for it to work properly and it also needs to be exercised to become stronger and leaner. Did you know that the main heart condition in the UK is coronary heart disease or CHD? It is the most common form of heart disease among adults and the single biggest killer in the UK. CHD begins when your coronary arteries – the arteries that supply your heart muscle with oxygen-rich blood – become blocked or narrowed because of a build-up of fatty deposits. In time, your arteries may become so narrow that they can’t

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Treatments to beat pain for deliver enough oxygen-rich blood to your heart muscle. This can cause angina and symptoms can include chest pain or heaviness and discomfort. If a piece of the fatty deposit in your artery breaks off, it may cause a blood clot to form. If this blocks the coronary artery, part of the heart will be starved of oxygen-rich blood and may become permanently damaged – this is a heart attack. In clinic, I’ve worked with many heart patients and I’ve learnt much about the rehabilitation after heart surgery and the long-term effects of heart conditions. There is a great local organization called UPBEAT who run nurse lead exercise classes for those rehabilitating from a heart condition, its great to see them keeping fit once again. One gentleman who came into clinic said, after his heart attack he was given a second chance and he wasn’t going to waste it! So what can we all do to help our heart stay strong and healthy? It’s relatively easy, eat great nutritious natural food and take regular exercise. Have a look at the heart healthy exercise and meal ideas below. I hope you find them interesting and helpful. More information on my website www.delglynclinic.co.uk A healthy balanced diet can benefit your heart, lower your cholesterol level and can help manage diabetes, arthritis, help you lose any excess weight. It is simple, you just need to try to eat: plenty of fruit and vegetables: apples, berries, tomatoes, pomegranate, bananas, cruciferous green vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts. Spinach, kale, lambs lettuce, rocket and watercress are great additions too as they are full of carotenoids which are great antioxidants. Parsnips are another good choice given their high level of potassium which helps reduces blood pressure and high levels of folate which helps reduce homocysteine levels in the blood which are associated with a higher risk of heart disease starchy foods: brown/wild rice, potatoes, sweet potatoes, squash, whole-grain barley, whole wheat or spinach pasta, quinoa and millet. Other whole grains include bulgur, oatmeal, whole rye and buckwheat. If you’re buying bread, read the ingredients list to see if it includes a whole grain as


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Physical & Nutritional Therapy adults, children & athletes the first ingredient and remember shop bought bread has added sugar to it so eat in moderation semi-skimmed milk and lower fat dairy products lean meat: chicken and turkey, oily fish such as mackerel and salmon, eggs, beans and other non-dairy sources of protein such as quinoa, buckwheat, hempseed, chai seeds, soy, Quorn, chickpeas, legumes such as peas, beans and lentils use heart healthy oils to drizzle over food such as flaxseed oil, walnut oil, extra virgin olive oil, to sear or brown food use almond, avocado or light/refined oil. Light virgin olive oil is best for stir-frying, baking or oven cooking Nuts: a handful walnuts, almonds, brazil nuts are great but don’t over do it Alcohol: cut back on the amount of alcohol you drink and always stick within the recommended guidelines set by the Government Cut back on junk foods: takeaways, processed/packaged meals and other foods or drinks high in sugar, salt, saturated or trans fats Drink plent of water too! Heart Healthy Meals Breakfast Porridge made with skimmed milk and whole porridge oats; banana; glass of pure, unsweetened orange juice Poached egg on two slices of wholegrain toast Lunch Homemade lentil soup, wholemeal crackers with hummus Jacket potato with baked beans (organic reduced salt/ sugar) and rocket salad Evening Meal Jacket potato or sweet potato with baked salmon, steamed spinach and peas Homemade chunky vegetable goulash, brown rice, broccoli Snack Ideas 2 satsumas, small handful of unsalted nuts, 7-8 strawberries, 1 pear, 1 small banana, 1 medium apple, 3 oatcakes with low fat cream cheese, carrot sticks with 2

tablespoons hummus or 2 plums These meal ideas are not intended as an eating plan to be followed on a long-term basis. If you are unsure or have a health concern, talk to your GP or practice nurse for further advice. Exercise Ideas Being active is key to having a healthy heart so it is important to try and stay active throughout the day and reduce the amount of time you sit for long periods. Researchers estimate that each hour of regular exercise you get, you’ll gain 2 hours of additional life expectancy, even if you start in middle age! Walking is a great option. Just look at a few of the benefits from a brisk 30 minute walk: prevents heart disease, lowers your risk of high blood pressure, diabetes and stroke, helps smoking cessation, aids cardiac rehabilitation, builds stronger immunity, reduces blood pressure if you have high blood pressure, helps reduce stress, tension, depression and anxiety, helps weight management, improves overall health and wellbeing and prolongs your optimal health. Nearly everyone can do it and all you need is a good pair of shoes. You could go swimming, take exercise classes or play a sport, but physical activity also includes everyday things like gardening and climbing stairs. Remember, any increase in physical activity will be good for your health. You’ll get added benefits by including activities that help strengthen muscles twice a week, such as exercising with weights, working with resistance bands, heavy gardening or carrying shopping. You should aim to build up to a total of 150 minutes (2.5 hours) of moderate intensity activity each week. Moderate intensity activity will make you feel warmer, breathe harder and make your heart beat faster than usual, but you should still be able to carry on a conversation. Many health problems can be helped by regular physical activity, but if you do have a health problem, or have a condition that you are taking prescribed medication for, you should check the amount and type of activity that is suitable for you with your GP. Thank you to the British Heart Foundation for their contribution to this article.

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Welcome to the 19th hole, a place for golf tips, reviews and everything golf related.

Welcome back to the 19th hole, now we are all over the festive period and our goals have been set for the season ahead it’s time to start the preparation. January saw us hit with cold weather here in England, not giving us golfers much chance to get out and test our skills in those tough conditions. However if February brings more cold weather or you are short on time to practice this month I have outlined a couple of indoor putting drills that will help to keep this essential area of the game in check. Golf fans will have welcomed back both the PGA and European tour to their TV viewing schedules in January as well. Their doesn’t seem to be any early season rust where these players are concerned with some amazing golf being played each and every week. Below are player’s schedules for February.

Golf in February European Tour Feb 04 Feb 07 Feb 11 Feb 14 Feb 18 Feb 21 Malaysia Feb 25 Feb 28 PGA Tour Feb 04 Feb 07 Feb 11 Feb 14 Feb 18 Feb 21 Feb 25 Feb 28

Omega Dubai Desert Classic Tshwane Open Maybank Championship Perth International Waste Management Phoenix Open AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Northern Trust Open The Honda Classic

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Putting is such an important area of golf, but this area is sometimes over looked in terms of practice time. So highlighted below are two drills you can complete in the comfort of your living room or hall way, but more importantly in the warmth at this time of year. Drill One – This drill allows you to work on the path that your putter is taking throughout your stroke, and puts an importance on bringing the putter back to a square impact position.

The images below show how to set this drill up, I have used three club shafts but you can use anything to set this drill up. The putter will sit in the centre of your stance, with the golf ball just forwards of this. 1) Setting up the drill this way allows a person to work better path if they struggle with the putter moving to the outside on the way back. 2) Setting up the drill this way allows a person to work better path if they struggle with the putter moving to the inside on the way back. 1) 2)

Drill Two – This allows you to work on your speed control and can be linked in with drill one in the section. This drill is very simple and some of you might already be doing this, use the dimensions of the room you are practicing within. The aim of the drill is to stop the ball as close as possible to objects chosen without hitting them. This will allow you to work on judgement of speed; this will come from length of swing being used to hit these putts. You can link together drill 1 and 2, achieving square impact positions (drill 1) which will start the ball on the line you have picked and achieving good speed control to eliminate the chance of that dreaded three putt or worst. I hope these drills can help your putting and allow you to put in small but often practice sessions in the comfort of your own home that you can benefit from when you next get out on the course. If you need more assistance with your golf game please contact me on the details below and I will be happy to work with you to improve your game.

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Gosh after the busyness of Christmas and the New Year we find ourselves already in February! The National Lymphoedema Awareness Week takes place from the 6th – 11th March 2016 to improve patient and public understanding of Lymphoedema and Lipodema and this year’s week of activities will be around a Rio Olympics/Mardi Gras Carnival theme. LSS is busy organising our fun Lymphoedema Awareness Day (LAD) for the 11th March, 2016 at the Moreton Hall Community Centre from 1.30pm - 4.30pm. Macmillan, Talk Lipodema, The Chronic Pain Support Group and BSN (Compression Garment Supplier) will be there, along with other health supporting organisations. Advice and information will be available from the Suffolk GP Federation Lymphoedema Service on diagnosing and managing Lymphoedema and Lipodema. The 2015 LAD, Twinset and Pearls event, was a big success so we’re looking forward to 2016’s LAD event being an even better success. Whether you are a patient or know someone with either condition it will be an opportunity to learn more and speak to others about their

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raditionally the New Year is the time for reflection on the last year and the goals we are going to set ourselves for the New Year. Most of us will have started it planning to give up something perhaps cake or alcohol. Maybe we have set our sights on an achievement - a new job, weight loss, or spending more time doing something we have not made enough time for, whether it be family or a previous pastime. Whilst these resolutions may now be slipping, what should still rank as important on your ‘to-do list’ should also be the goal of looking at how you manage and look after your legal and financial matters. Most assets which people own have been won through hard work and investment in time, and therefore it is important that they are looked after during your lifetime and also after your death. Whilst the majority of us are aware that we should

make a Will, 60% of the nation still die Intestate (without a Will) and thus leave their assets to be distributed in a way that they may not have chosen. If you have not made a Will then this should be at the top of your list. If you have made a Will, still take five minutes to consider whether your circumstances or those of your beneficiaries have changed. Such triggers to consider include: • New family members, children, grandchildren, partners etc. • Divorces, separations or marriages. • Retirement and Pension Planning. • Problems that may necessitate adjustment to your list of beneficiaries – Divorces, financial difficulties or death. Having made a Will or reviewed it, then you need to consider the interim position. If you were unable to handle

On the business side you also need to check that you have the correct agreements in place in relation to any Partnership or Company you run or are involved in. Are your partnership agreements up to date, do you have the correct directors or shareholders agreements in place? Finally, if you have lent money to a family member or friend you should have this protected by a charge being placed against a property or a Declaration of Trust so that in the event for example, where you have lent a son or daughter money and their relationship breaks down, then you can safeguard the return of that money. So whilst you may have set goals for yourself in the New Year that have lapsed, you still need to complete your “to do” list in relation to protecting your assets and your loved ones. For further advice contact: Fiona Ashmead Rudlings Wakelam Solicitors 14 Woolhall Street Bury St Edmunds,Suffolk IP33 1LA Tel: 01284 755771 Email: fiona.ashmead@rudlingswakelam.co.uk Website: www.rudlings-wakelam.com

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Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre to Host 4th Sport Relief Mile Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre is set to host its fourth Sport Relief Mile at the West Suffolk Athletics Arena on Sunday March 20 in aid of Comic Relief. The Bury St Edmunds Mile will take place at the Centre from 10am to 1pm, with registration open from 9.30am. Participants can run or walk a one, three or six miles around the track with a choice of two start times of 10.10am or 10.40am at the arena. Each wave will start with mass warm up sessions led by qualified instructors from the leisure centre. Participants can sign up now for a fundraising kit at www.sportrelief.com. The money raised by the public is spent by Comic Relief to help people living incredibly tough lives, across the UK and the world’s poorest communities. Sport Relief takes places every other year. Ian Evans, Abbeycroft’s Physical Activity Development Manager, said: “This is the fourth Sport Relief Mile that we have hosted here in Bury St Edmunds and it has always been a very popular event. “Our experience here at the leisure centre is that people very often need a goal to aim for when trying to increase their physical activity and this is a fantastic target. You can bring the whole family and use the event to motivate you and raise money for a brilliant cause at the same time.” FEBRUARY 2016 | 43


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Esme Crick, Wendy Knipe and friends (known as ‘Yarn On 2016’) from Bury St Edmunds will be holding a twelve hour ‘Yarn-on-a-Thon’ in aid of Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s largest breast cancer charity dedicated to funding research into this devastating disease. ‘Yarn On 2016’ are going to hold a sponsored crochet and knit at Oakes Barn, St Andrews Street, IP33 3PH, Bury St Edmunds on Saturday 6th February 2016 at 11a.m. to 11p.m. and are hoping to raise £500 towards Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving research. Esme Crick, from Red Sparrow Crochet, said: “We’re really looking forward to the ‘Yarn-On-a-thon’ and we hope to raise lots of money for this very worthy cause. Every 10 minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and sadly every 45 minutes a woman dies from the disease. We’re supporting Breast Cancer Now because they believe if we all act now, by 2050, we can stop women dying from breast cancer.” “So many of us have friends or family that have been touched by the horror of breast cancer. We need to work together to ensure this devastating disease is beaten before our children are grown. If we can have a natter and a knit or crochet whilst doing so, so much the better!” ‘Laura Hudson, Chair of the Suffolk Group of Breast Cancer Now’, said: “We 52 | FEBRUARY 2016

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y the time you read this many of you will be 6 weeks into your new healthier 2016 routines. Yes? Okay, so I suspect a fair few may have faltered slightly, but don’t beat yourself up about it, we’re all human. However, fear not – I have great news. The (boggy) path to a fitter, healthier you is free, local and jolly good fun. In addition it’s muddier than a hippo’s playground. I am of course talking about the Parkrun phenomenon which continues to build momentum. For those of you who have no idea what I am on about, let me explain. Basically a random group of around 200 people turn up at your local park every week to run/ jog/walk/crawl round a 5km course. It’s organised and run completely by volunteers, is free to take part, and you get a finish time texted to you after each run.

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A couple of points to clarify. It’s definitely not just for ‘runners’, in fact the majority of participants are just regular people, not athletes or wannabe Mo Farah’s. Families turn up and jog round together (complete with Labrador, buggies etc.), pensioners, first timers, people that haven’t so much as run for a bus in the last few years do it. It is a social event, and an opportunity to push yourself as hard (or as little) as you like. Clearly you get some club runners too. But don’t be intimidated. It truly is an event for everyone. So, why not give it a look (www.parkrun.org.uk/ burystedmunds)? It takes 2 minutes to register online, print off your barcode, pop it in your wallet, and then you are all set. There’s’ no pressure to go every week, just turn up with your barcode whenever you fancy it and you’ll be good

to go. You’ll find that once you’ve done it once you’ll be back to try and better your time and track your progress. Take a friend and you’ll encourage each other round, both be one step closer to your goals, and have a good laugh at the same time. Finally, I just need to emphasise the point about the mud. It’s no exaggeration to say it’s like running through a saturated ploughed field in places at the moment. What I’m getting at is, don’t where your new shiny white trainers and expect them to ever look the same again. If you see a dad in an Ipswich Town shirt looking a bit too keen on the start line, then that’s probably me, and please say hello. Otherwise, I’ll see you all at the end, when we can compare notes and hobble back to the carpark together.


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Glasswells home furnishings store held its annual charity quiz night to raise vital funds for The Brain Tumour ton Hall Directory WSin Mag Ad.indd of 1 Robert Hawkins, Charity memory the company’s director who sadly passed away following a short illness earlier in the year. Twenty teams made up by members of staff at Glasswells met in the in-store Place to Eat restaurant to battle out for the coveted title of Quiz Team Winners 2015, whilst raising vital funds for The Brain Tumour Charity, the UK’s leading charity dedicated to fighting this devastating disease. The annual quiz, which has always been organised by Robert Hawkins, is in its seventh year and has raised thousands of pounds for various national and local charities. Richard Ball, Buying Director, enthusiastically took over the mantle of Quiz Master and hosted a fabulous evening in memory of Robert who was a well-respected and much-loved member of the Glasswells team. The choice of charity for this year was easy and Richard said “I was honoured to be able to continue this fundraising tradition and the support from all the staff here at Glasswells was tremendous. It’s such an important cause and everyone came together to raise our biggest quiz night sum yet, £1,000! I know Robert would have

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been incredibly proud with everyone’s efforts and generosity.” Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40, yet less than 2% of cancer research funding goes on brain tumours in the UK. The Brain Tumour Charity is the UK’s largest dedicated brain tumour charity, committed to fighting brain tumours on all fronts. They fund pioneering research to increase survival and improve treatment options as well as raising awareness of the symptoms and effects of brain tumours to bring about earlier diagnosis. The Charity also provides support for everyone affected so that they can live as full a life as possible, with the best quality of life. Geraldine Pipping, The Charity’s Head of Fundraising, said: “We are grateful for all the efforts made by our incredible fundraisers and thank them for taking part in Glasswells annual charity quiz night. Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of the under 40s and survival rates have not improved significantly over the last 40 years. We are leading the way in changing this by fighting brain tumours on all fronts. We receive no government funding and rely 100% on voluntary donations, so it’s only through the efforts of people like Glasswells that we can change these shocking statistics in the future.”

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Entries Open for Rotary Club Charity Swimarathon The Rotary Club of Bury St Edmunds has announced the date for their next charity event and is inviting teams to sign up to raise money for local good causes. The third annual Swimarathon will be held on Sunday 20th March 2016 at the Abbeycroft Leisure Centre in Bury St Edmunds from 2pm to 5pm. Teams of six swimmers, of all ages and abilities are invited to enter the event, which sees participants swimming for 45 minutes to complete as many lengths as possible. The Rotary Club of Bury St Edmunds President, Jenny Benfield said: “With our 2016 Swimarathon, we have chosen to support two local charities: East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) and CLIC Sargent who both do wonderful work caring for children with life-threatening conditions across Suffolk, as well as our Rotary Charity Fund which supports many local causes.” In its first year, the Club’s Swimarathon raised over £6,000 in aid of EACH, and last year’s event raised almost £7,000 for the same charity. Hannah Walker, EACH Suffolk Fundraiser, said: “We are thrilled that the Rotary Club of Bury St Edmunds has once again chosen to support us with their Swimarathon.This is a really fun event to be

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involved in for both schools and businesses and it raises money for great causes at the same time.” CLIC Sargent fundraising manager Daisy Turner added: “I’d encourage anyone thinking about getting involved to get in touch and find out more: there’s no minimum sponsorship amount for teams and every pound raised will make a real difference to the community.” This year is to be a particularly special event as Rotary Vice-President, Cris Barlow, is to take part in the Swimarathon. Cris lost his left leg as a result of an aneurism four years ago and this will be a personal challenge for him. Cris said: “It was the support of my colleagues at Rotary that enabled me to return to playing golf and sail in the summer.This is going to be a tough challenge but I hope I can raise vital funds for these great causes along the way” The 2016 Swimarathon is kindly supported by Abbeycroft Leisure, Thomas Ridley, Bury Free Press, CML and Sheridans. To find out more about the Swimarathon event, for corporate sponsorship opportunities and to enter your team contact event organiser Robert Davie: rdavie593@btinternet.com or telephone: 01284 766318


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It’s a Leap Year ladies! So no need to Nowadays, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t propose on any day or year, but leap year is an excellent excuse for taking the initiative. February 29th has traditional associations with good fortune and things out of the ordinary. According to folklore Lady Luck bestows special favour on any venture, business or personal, that is initiated on this day. If you’re thinking of proposing to the love of your life, here are some important do’s and don’ts…

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o wait for him to do the proposing.... Do’s Place: Pick a proposal scenario that will appeal to him rather than just to you - even if

that means choosing to attend a sports event or going to his favourite type of restaurant. Set the stage for romance by using props such as champagne, chocolates, rose petals and soft candlelight.

Time: Be sure to pick the right moment – wait until you’ve had a glass of bubbly, just after dessert or when relaxing in the jacuzzi. Make it fun: Write ‘Will you marry me?’ on a piece of card and give it to him to read out aloud. Then say, ‘Oh what a surprise! I’d be delighted!’

Make him pay: Remind him of the traditional penalty that a man had to pay for

refusing a woman’s proposal on the 29th of February – he should buy you an expensive silk dress!

Be prepared: The chances are that he will say ‘yes’, but do be prepared for a ‘no’ or a ‘maybe later’. Either way, it is good to have a response ready. Now we know what the other half have to go through! Don’ts Timing: The setting and the timing is important, so avoid bringing it up when he’s in a

hurry, is tired or if his football team has just lost the match.

Ring: If your man doesn’t normally wear rings or you’re unsure whether he will, try to find some other token.

Too soon: If you’ve known each other for less than a year it’s probably not a good idea to bring up the idea of marriage – even if it may mean waiting another four years for the opportunity.

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PAULS PLANT OF THE MONTH

Azara microphylla What to do in your garden in February

If you are looking for a shrub with a winter scent then an Azara might be your choice. An upright evergreen shrub or treat as a tree. It has glossy leaves, often in unequal pairs, and vary small, fragrant yellow flowers. A good choice as a wall shrub as it seems to thrive best in a sheltered or even shady position. The flowers are far from significant but they do have a vanilla scent that is attractive. After flowering you can prune back the Azara if it is getting to big for its allotted space . Azaras are best planted out in spring, then mulched well. Although they are slow growing they can reach 30ft in height in 12ft wide so you will need to prune if you want to keep this in check.

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February is probably the month in which we neglect our gardens the most. It’s cold and often wet and it’s tempting to stay indoors by the fire. However wrap up warm and your garden can reward you with early flowers such as the winter aconites, crocus hellebores and violets. Even a few minutes in your garden in February, doing some of the following tasks will help you to get on top of your garden and improve your health.


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pauls jobs for the month • If your winter aconites are getting congested now is the time to lift and divide them. • Winter flowering pansies • On a dry day it is always • This is a good time to plant a provide some welcome colour rewarding to tidy up your fruit tree. Most gardens can as long as you make sure borders by removing any dead find room for a dwarf fruit to regular deadhead spent growth from your perennials. tree. Remember to stake it to flowers Compost any dead material prevent wind damage. and if you have some compost • If you have rhubarb it is time to • Whilst your shrubs are dormant now is a good time mulch around your plants. force it. When you see the first to move them should you • Hang bird feeders to attract shoots cover them with a big decide you would like them birds into your fruit trees. As pot. somewhere else in your garden a thank you the birds will feed • If you haven’t done so already • Look out for Hellebore Leaf on any overwintering pests in now is the time to prune your Spot. Remove any leaves with your fruit trees such as woolly Autumn Raspberries . Cut the brown spots aphids stems to the ground. • The dead leaves on your • To dig or not to dig that is the Bergenias can be removed question. There are arguments Flower Garden in favour of both methods but • One of the first seeds you can • If you haven’t done so already I like to dig and prepare any prune back your hydrangeas sow indoors are Sweet Peas. beds that you intend to sow to remove dead flower heads Put 2 or 3 in a 3inch pot with vegetable crops during this back to a strong bud mix of seed compost and month sharp sand • If you have heathers then give them a light clip to remove the flowers • Buddleias can be given a “Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white; good prune cutting the And reigns the winter’s pregnant silence still; growth down to No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill, around 2-3 foot

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How are you doin? Hope you are good I am very cold! I really love being indoors on cold days like this….. one of this month’s articles will definitely warm you up.

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Where is the snow?!?!? Doesn’t everyone love snow! I love it but I really don’t like it when people come up to you and throw snow down your back and then you get all cold, ahhhhh! So if it does snow then what could you do??? Lots of people make snow angels, but others hate making them because your back gets all snowy and cold. Obviously you have to make a snowman that has a carrot for a nose and then you have to take off your scarf to give to the snowman, but let’s face facts he is never going to warm up. Sledging down the nearest slope has to be next, but I am seriously considering buying a snow scooter to slide around on (because I hate sitting on a sledge bruising my behind!). I have found prices for them ranging between £15-£25 on ebay and Amazon. Fingers crossed for snow! 66 | FEBRUARY 2015

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Sadly this school is going to close in September so that means I will have to leave. So because it is shutting down, the teachers thought that it would be fun to make a year book about current and former pupils. There are several teams for the year book and I am on the History team. What I have to do is ask people that used to go to the school a bunch of questions and get the answers put in the

book. I was wondering if any of you guys could help me if you used to go to Hardwick Middle, by sending me in some of your favourite memories or just general things you think would be good, it would also be really helpful if you could send in some school photos. To get in touch or to send me any information please email me at mollyh2004@outlook. com. I’d love people to get in touch!

HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT HOT CHOCOLATE What you will need: Warm milk, Cadburys hot chocolate powder, Marshmallows or Twirl bites, Squirty cream.

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The heart of the matter is a m It’s February, the month you either love or dread. The month where ‘true love’ is celebrated and adorns every shop window, every mug, every card, every TV advert. You walk through town on a busy Saturday afternoon and seemingly see loved up couples and families at your every glance. But then you look behind you, at your husband or partner who’s a little portly after the festive season, unshaven and furiously dragging your three year old up the hill sporting a face like thunder. You too don’t look like such a good advert for ‘true love’ - pushing the buggy with a screaming baby in tow, looking and feeling utterly exhausted on just the few hours sleep you’ve had for the last few nights, preempting (any becoming very apparently frustrated) that any second you’re going to hear “love, what’s the plan for tea tonight?” or “what do you think to staying in, lighting the fire and having an early night?” You ask yourself, is this it? Love and relationships have the potential to be the most beautiful gift in life, whether between you and your partner, between you and your kids, between you and your family or simply between you and your friends, and yet so often it is the very thing people find themselves disappointed with. Several years ago I read a book called “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman. It’s an excellent book and has been an absolute God-send to my marriage and my relationships with others. It tackles head on the common reasons why we find ourselves disappointed, let-down and sometimes feeling unloved by those around us, especially our partners. Unsurprisingly the main reason is misunderstanding each other and the wonderful thing is, with just a few tweaks relationships can be and have been transformed. Imagine you have inside you a big void, we’ll call it your ‘love tank’. We all feel loved in different ways, the main five being 1) words of affirmation 2) physical touch 3) gifts 4) acts of service and 5) quality time. 68 | FEBRUARY 2016

As people extend their love to us in these ways our love tank gets filled up. However, because we are all different, we therefore respond to these expressions of love differently. For example, my husband loves it when I spend time with him intentionally, no mobile phone, no-one else, no distractions, just me and him watching a movie, going for a walk or just sitting having a chat on the sofa. This is his primary love language and this fills up his love tank and causes him to feel loved far more than if I slave away at the stove for the evening cooking him his favourite meal. Me on the other hand am an ‘acts of service’ kinda gal. I love and feel loved especially when my husband tidies up the living room before coming to bed so that when I wake up in the morning it’s a clear, mess-free place without the cups or plates from the night before needing to be put away. I’m also a gifts person. To some they aren’t bothered by gifts, they’re not fussed about a present under the tree at christmas or a beautifully wrapped parcel on their birthday.


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I am and many others are too. It doesn’t have to be big pressies, the bag of freshly popped popcorn from the market my hubby goes out to get in his lunch break is a sure way to top up my love tank! There’s two other ways people feel loved which aren’t mine or my husbands primary love languages - words of affirmation and physical touch. Take my mother in law for example, she’s the kind of person who treasures her favourite cards from her birthday, usually the ones with meaningful words written inside. A pretty little gift is kind but without a card is meaningless. A simple card with heart-felt words means far more. The person who’s love tank fills up with physical touch need to be greeted with a kiss, a hug or a stroke of affection. They require to be close, to cuddle and be affectionate often. A peck on the cheek simply would not do if physical touch was their primary love language. Understanding how you primarily feel loved is so important but even more important

and the key to experiencing ‘true love’ is understanding how the people closest to you in life feel loved and then choosing to speak their language. So often we find ourselves speaking our primary love language to our spouses instead of theirs; I find myself slaving away making the house look nice and then wondering why my husband doesn’t seem to appreciate my efforts when actually I’d be far better off stopping for a moment when he comes home from work and take five minutes just to look eye-to-eye and ask how his day has been. So, this February I encourage you to google ‘five love languages’ and work out your primary love languages with your partner and then begin speaking them to each other. I guarantee that if you start filling up your partners love tank, you will find your relationships begin to thrive. The heart of the matter, is a matter of the heart so find out how your heart and their hearts needs to be loved. written by

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With the weather soon about to change, now is the time to get your wardrobe into shape. Whether it’s a clutter-free closet, an overhaul of your outfits or just an annual arrangement of your fashions, now’s the time to get stuck into organising your wardrobe. But if the task seems too enormous to even contemplate, break it down into our five stress-free steps to sorting out your style.

Mind over matter

Make sure you’ve set aside enough time that you don’t rush through it, make terrible decisions and find yourself mourning for that leopard print blouse you threw out in your haste. Make sure your bedroom is cool and light, pack the kids off to your parents and turn on the radio. Also, dress comfortably – this is wardrobe workout after all!

Pick a signature style

Flit between fashions or find yourself sticking to a seasonal uniform? Defining your style can whittle down your wardrobe in seconds – if you steer towards cool and casual, get rid of that terrible trouser suit or stiff pencil skirt. More preened and polished, it’s probably time to throw out your Sienna Miller-inspired boho tops and gypsy skirts. Experts suggest picking out your 10 favourite items and think about what they say about your look. 74 | FEBRUARY 2016

Pile them up

It’s an oldie but a goodie. Create three piles – a yes, a no, and a maybe is the simplest – and start dividing and conquering. Keep the yesses, bin, sell or charity shop the nos and store the maybes. It can be heart-wrenching throwing away anything (especially if you’ve hardly worn it) but by storing for a months, it’s not so harsh. Go back to those in a few months and chances are, you won’t have missed them and will want to take them straight down the charity shop.

Be honest

Do you really need that moth-eaten T-shirt you wore to move house in or the dress that you’ve not fitted into since you met your husband? It’s hard – clothes have sentimental value too – but you’ve got to be brutal, especially if you’re short on space. Anything super-sentimental can be stored, but store it away from the clothes you wear daily.

Get organised

Now you’ve decided what you’re keeping, you’ve got to put it all back. Organise by clothing type and colour – OK, you probably won’t keep it up for the rest of the year but it not only will show you what you have, and haven’t, got but it’ll look pleasing to the eye too. Simple things like upgrading your hangers, marking shoe boxes or hanging up jewellery will give it an instant lift.


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s January draws to a close and February begins, many people find life quite difficult. The January blues seem to linger on and, if the weather does not improve, some people can become quite depressed. While we have had a mild winter, the scenes of flooding and its accompanying devastation cause shock, horror and concern to us all. It is good then that the church holds the season of Lent at this time. Lent is a time of penitence and self denial. It is a chance to reflect, consider and make changes. It is also a time to help others when those who are in need, who are depressed, or facing difficulties, should be the focus of our prayers.

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We can also use Lent to look back to Christmas and forward to Easter. As I look back to Christmas I have a deep sense of gratitude in my heart. Many people came to church for the first time in the Christmas period; all our services had greater attendances than the previous year. In excess of 2,500 people came through our doors. Money was raised to buy a tent for refugees in Calais (£500), three hundred and twenty five shoeboxes were sent to needy children, and dozens of shopping bags were filled brimful with groceries and given to the food-bank. There was a real sense of God’s presence all around us. January began with a wonderful baptism service at which many people

MORETON HALL came forward to renew their baptismal vows and to set their face to follow Christ as effective disciples. There was a very positive and good spirit in the church which is reaching out across the whole community. As we look forward to Easter with Lent as our guide, we remember that Jesus took up His cross, set His face towards Jerusalem and lived sacrificially so others could benefit and find the hope and consolation they needed in their darkest hours. At Christ Church we will be copying that as we seek to be better disciples. Good discipleship and a good use of Lent will mean seeking out those people who are alone, who can easily be overlooked or forgotten and who might just need a cheerful phone call or the offer of a cup of coffee. For those with particular needs there is always the gift of prayer and practical support. The most important thing is not to be alone and, as hard as it may be, to seek out consolation in the company of others.


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FEBRUARY Of course, we are still grieving for the loss of Jackie Smith, Head of Abbots Green School, whose funeral was taken a few days before Christmas and the whole community misses somebody who has given so much. But the good news of Jesus Christ is that there is a life beyond the grave, in heaven with Him; something that Jackie knew very well indeed. That is why we can look forward to Easter and its special message with such hope and confidence in these dark and difficult times. Here at Christ Church, Moreton Hall, we will continue to pray for the entire estate, as we do on a daily basis. We will continue to be a place of hope and reassurance which is open to all as we give ourselves in service to Him by serving you. Please be assured of our care and support as we travel through January and February into the glorious hope of springtime and Easter in March.

Services

SUNDAY 7th FEBRUARY 8.30am Holy Communion 10.30am All Age Worship 6.30pm New Wine DVD

WEDNESDAY 10th FEBRUARY 7.30pm Holy Communion for Ash Wednesday

OUR FEBRUARY SERVICES SUNDAY 14th FEBRUARY

7th10.30am 8.30am Morning Holy Communion Worship 10.30am All Age Worship 6.30pm Healing Communion 6.30pm New Wine DVD SUNDAY 10th 7.30pm 21st HolyFEBRUARY Communion for Ash Wednesd 10.30am Holy Communion 14th 10.30am Morning Worship 6.30pm Prayer Evening 6.30pm Healing Communion 21st 10.30am Holy Communion SUNDAY 28th FEBRUARY 6.30pm Prayer evening 10.30am Morning Worship 28th 10.30am Morning Worship 6.30pm A Time of Refreshing 6.30pm A Time of Refreshing

With every good wish, Yours sincerely,

Revd. Canon Jonathan Ford. Minister Christ Church Moreton Hall

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JENNY ECLAIR (comedy) Friday 12th FEBRUARY

Professional grumpy old woman, Splash survivor, amateur soup maker, and novice knitter, Jenny Eclair is younger than Madonna but eats crisps and likes wine.

Semi –bearded and suffering from outbreaks of gout and hysteria, Eclair puts middle age under the microscope and decides whether to laugh, cry or buy a dachshund! You are most welcome to join her, just button your cardi up properly and wipe that lipstick off your teeth. Age Guidance: 14+Book online.

SOUNDS OF THE GLENN MILLER ERA (music) Saturday 20th FEBRUARY Recapture the sounds of a bygone era as the Nick Ross Orchestra presents ‘an unmissable evening of music and song’ – the classic Big Band sound of the 1940s. With a full line-up of saxophones, trumpets, trombones, a rhythm section and top singers, The Nick Ross Orchestra will faithfully recreate the wonderful sounds of such Big Bands as those led by Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Harry James and Tommy Dorsey. Book online.

THE BIRTHDAY PARTY (drama) Thursday 25th - Saturday 27th FEBRUARY “There’s a gentleman living here. He’s got a birthday today, and he’s forgotten all about it. So we’re going to remind him. We’re going to give him a party.” A shabby boarding house in a small English seaside town. An elderly couple take care of a solitary guest, who rarely ventures out. The arrival of two enigmatic strangers seems to offer a welcome distraction from their mundane existence. But when an impromptu, seemingly innocent birthday party abruptly turns into a deadly game of cat and mouse, there are horrifying repercussions. By turns, cryptic thriller and macabre comedy. Book Online.

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SID’S SHOW! (children’s entertainment) Thursday 18th FEBRUARY Join Sid from Cbeebies live on stage in a fantastic fun-filled adventure that’ll knock your socks off! Sid is setting out on a heroic quest to find out where in the world his favourite socks and shoes have go to - share in the adventure at the bottom of the sea, deep in the jungle or floating in outer space you’ll meet some funny characters along the way. In an interactive experience crammed with games, songs, poems and magic, Sid’s Show will leave you with a smile on your face and a spring in your step. Sid is the hugely popular original star presenter of the CBeebies channel and also ‘Let’s Play’ a dressing up adventure show on CBeebies. This show is perfect for families with children aged 3+ Times: 1pm Tickets: Adults £12 / Children £10 / Family* £40 *(A Family Ticket covers 2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children)

THE ORBISON STORY Friday 19th FEBRUARY

2016 marks Roy Orbison’s 80th Birthday, and to mark this special year Barry Steele - widely recognised as one of the world’s leading tributes to music legend Roy Orbison - is proud to present a brand new show. Barry Steele has stunned audiences across the globe with his uncanny visual similarity and his ability to authentically revive the exquisite toe-tapping sound of this music giant. Using original film footage and backed by his fabulous band and big screen, this celebration of The Big O’s musical legacy is quite simply unmissable as Barry Steele takes you on a specially revamped musical journey in time from the early sun years right through to the late 80s and The Traveling Wilburys. Add to the mix our fabulous guests celebrating the music of the stars who toured and performed with Roy, and you have yourself an incredible fusion of rock ‘n’ roll and contemporary musical genius all on one stage. This event is suitable for over 12s. Starts: 7.30pm. Tickets: £21.50 (No Senior Concessions) *Times and dates correct at time of going to press. Please check with organiser for full details/availability. FEBRUARY 2016 | 85


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Director Lenny Abrahamson Starring Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers Brie Larson gives an awards-buzzed performance in this acclaimed drama. Ma (Brie Larson) lives within the confines of a single room with her young son Jack (Jacob Tremblay). For Jack, Room represents the entire universe and Ma loves him deeply. However, as the boy reaches his fifth birthday she soon takes a big risk by allowing Jack to escape into the outside world. Afterwards, a remarkable emotional journey begins for both mother and son as their lives change forever through exposure to the world beyond Room. Hinging on an outstandingly powerful performance from Short Term 12 actress Brie Larson, this moving drama has been nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Actress foe Larson herself. It’s an emotional celebration of the bond between mother and son, and marks the latest triumph from acclaimed filmmaker Lenny Abrahamson, who directed Michael Fassbender in quirky 2014 movie Frank.

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Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Domhnall Gleeson, Lukas Haas Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy star in an enthralling revenge western from the director of Birdman. Fur trapper Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is leading a hunting party in 1820s South Dakota when he’s attacked and viciously mauled by a bear. Rather than tending to his wounds, the frontiersman’s traitorous companions, led by John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy), decide to abandon him. They kill his half-Native American son and leave Glass to perish in a shallow grave. But he survives. Now he must brave warring tribes, a savage environment and a ferociously harsh winter on a 120-mile trek to take his revenge. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s raw and gritty follow-up to the Oscar-winning Birdman is based on an extraordinary true story of betrayal, survival and ultimate redemption. Its incredible authenticity stems from Inarritu’s determination to film Glass’s gruelling ordeal using natural light in genuinely unforgiving locations.

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The moreton hall community centre Hello and welcome to the Februarys news from Moreton Hall Community Centre. Finally, the January Blues are gone and we can look forward to some better weather soon. If you tried dry January and are now ready to have that pint, get yourself down here! We have Live Music with Joe and Chelle on Saturday 6th February which will be a great night, it’s free entry to everyone, non members included. We are planning a party for the Queens Birthday celebration on 12th June and whilst we are planning more events throughout the year, we always welcome your thoughts on what to put on here for all the family to enjoy, so let us know if you have any ideas of what will be popular for the local community. So far we have been asked about holding a Redbull Cart Day, but need to know who would be interested in getting teams in for this as this would involve building the carts, so get in touch!

A Charity Race night will be held on Saturday 5th March so if you enjoy a bet on the gee gees, then this ones for you! Family Fortunes is going to be on in the clubroom on Saturday 12th March, more information to follow but look out for the posters in and around the clubroom. The committee are also in the process of ordering new equipment for the children to enjoy whilst spending time with the family up here at the weekends. Over January we have had the hall painted to give it a refresh, and a few little extras have been put in place, including Hand Sanitisers in the toilets to make sure hygiene around the Community Centre is up to scratch at all times. Easter will soon be upon us and our annual Easter fun day for the children will be held on the Easter Bank Holiday Monday 28th March, back due to popular demand, we have got Trevor the Animal

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Handler coming along with a few friendly animals for the kids to hold and pet, this was extremely successful with the kids (and parents!) last year, so make sure you don’t miss out! All welcome and free for all the family. Easter Egg Hunt and Chocolate Bingo also on the day. So put this date in your diary! Please come along and support your local Community Centre. The club room bar is open week nights from 7pm and on the weekends from midday. Our Sunday lunches continue to be as popular as ever and if you have not tried one yet February is as good a time as any to try one. As always non members are welcome to pop in and see us. See you all in soon!

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