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The route is all on open roads and is well signposted with marshal points at every junction. The circular route starts and finishes in Rothley village and has been carefully chosen to ensure maximum safety and enjoyment. At the end, you’ll be treated to complimentary yummy home cakes and refreshments – a perfect thought to get you through the ride. This is a sponsored ride in aid of Alex’s Wish, a registered charity set-up to raise vital funds for an incurable childhood muscle wasting disease called Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Alex is an 8 years old boy from Rothley who was diagnosed with this devastating condition in 2010. Alex’s Wish are investing in innovative medical breakthroughs to help all children lead a longer and more fulfilled life with the aim to finding a cure. All money that is raised through registration fees and sponsorship goes direct to this fantastic cause. The event organisers would also welcome volunteers to marshal and help out with refreshments on the day. If you are unable to ride but would like to help, please get in touch.

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Become a ‘Crimestopper’ in Leicestershire Keep your community safe and show that crime really does matter Independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers is appealing for enthusiastic members of the public to join its volunteer team in Leicestershire and Rutland, and support the fight against crime in the county. The charity last month launched a national discussion on key crimes affecting the UK public and is now seeking out willing individuals to join its growing family of crime fighters. In Leicestershire alone, 1681 pieces of useful information about crime were received by Crimestoppers in the year 2012/13 leading to 152 arrests. Whether your expertise is in business, the media, or maybe even fundraising, we’d love to hear from you – all we ask is that you have a passion for your local area and you share the same vision as we do – that everyone deserves to live in a community free of crime. East Midlands Regional Manager, Kiran Dhanda, said: “Volunteering for Crimestoppers is a great way to make a difference and I’m really looking forward to growing our team to make Leicestershire and Rutland safer places to live and work.” “You can dedicate as much or as little time as you like – every little helps and your efforts will be rewarded with the satisfaction that you are playing a part in keeping your community safe.” "Roles could be anything from working with local businesses to gain financial support to promoting our Fearless message to 11-16 year olds. We are also keen to hear from anyone who might be interested in taking on Treasury or Secretarial roles.”

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Getting out and exploring Charnwood Forest is about to get a whole lot easier with a new detailed map covering the whole of the area on a single sheet.

Age Concern Birstall and Wanlip is your locally run day centre for the frail, or lonely elderly people of Birstall. We are located in St James day centre next to the parish council offices on Birstall Road.

The colourful 1:25,000 Ordnance Survey based map, designed by award-winning Northamptonshire-based map publisher Global Mapping, shows additional footpaths, bridleways and permissive paths. It also shows public access land and includes information on places to visit etc.

The day centre has been running for over twenty years, it was started jointly by The Reverend Charles Bradshaw, vicar of St James Church and Tony Donovan, executive director of Age Concern Leicester Shire and Rutland (now Age UK LeicesterShire and Rutland) .

It only costs £4.99 and is available to buy locally and online. Publication has been made possible by funding from Leicestershire County Council, Charnwood Borough Council, Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council, North West Leicestershire District Council and the Ramblers Association.

The day centre commenced life at Longslade College in 1991 then had a short spell in the Catholic Church then moved to its present location and was officially opened in 1993 by Sir Roy Griffiths. Age Concern Birstall and Wanlip is an independent Age Concern and is known as a “Friend of Age UK” which means they are there for us to refer to for help and advice. The group meets on a Thursday. Our bus which you may have seen around the village collects the members in the morning and takes them to the day centre where they have tea, coffee and a biscuit (or two) followed by lunch and a cup of tea in the afternoon before heading off home. Activities such as games and quizzes usually take place or maybe an entertainer will come and sing and play and everyone is encouraged to join in. It is a chance to get out of the house if mobility is a problem and offer the possibility some respite for a carer. If you, a relative, a friend or neighbour would benefit from some company and would like to come and join us we have a one or two vacancies. The cost is £20 for the day inclusive. For further information you can ring Jo on a Thursday on 01162677023.

Roy Denney, Chairman of the Ramblers, Leicestershire & Rutland Area is also Chairman of the Leicestershire Local Access Forum. In that role he instigated the map and says, ‘As so often seems to be the case wherever you are, if you want to explore Charnwood Forest you find yourself walking off the edge of the OS map. Parts of the Forest are already well-loved by many Leicestershire people, but we hope that this locally centred map will encourage them to explore some of its lesser known corners and bring people in from further afield, boosting the local economy’ The map is currently available from Bradgate Park, with other outlets to follow shortly, or online from www.mapstop.co.uk

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4 Chances to win £5,000 for a hole-in-one Lingdale Golf Club at Woodhouse Eaves has come up with a unique plan for their charity open competition on Friday 9th of May this year. Entrants to their competition will have four chances in one round of golf to win a £5,000 cash prize if they score a hole-in-one on any of the courses par 3 holes. That means somebody on the day could walk away £20k richer! Event organiser Nick Viney say’s “This is the club’s third year of supporting The Harley Staples Cancer Trust and we wanted to create a very special and unique fund raising event, you often hear of a single prize for a hole in one but we will offer a big cash prize on all of our par 3 holes”

ROLLS-ROYCE RETIRED EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION Two coaches of members of the Rolls-Royce Retired Employees Association enjoyed a days outing to Chester calling at Dagfields nr Nantwich. This made a pleasant change from the normal motorway and garden centre stops, many of the members buying railway memorabilia plants and collectables. Arriving in Chester at lunch time members spent time shopping, walking the walls and visiting the splendid Cathedral, Arriving back in Derby at 7-00 pm. The Walking Group’s walk was at Attenborough Nature Reserve and there were 35 walkers who stopped for dinner at The Steamboat at Trent Lock. All members were looking forward to the April walk which will be at Repton The Association’s many other activities continue to thrive these include an Indoor Games Section and a Ladies This That n The Other group. The Association will be holding their AGM on the Tuesday 8th April during their monthly get together. All members are welcome. Events planned in the near future include Hampton Court Palace, Malvern Flower Show Lake Garda and the National Memorial Arboretum. Retired Rolls-Royce Employees can get more details by phoning Sheila Furniss on 01332 516744 or Pat Neal on 01162106917 alternatively come and join us on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at Rolls-Royce Leisure on Moor Lane at 1-00 pm.

So far Lingdale have raised more than £20,000 for the Leicestershire charity who are fundraising to provide “Harley’s House”, a relaxing retreat where children with life threatening illness can spend time with their families when on breaks from hospital. Anyone that would like to enter a team and have a chance of winning £5k for a hole-inone can do so by either phoning Lingdale Golf Club 01509 890703 or enter online at the club website www.lingdalegolfclub.co.uk (then click open competitions tab) or if you would like to support The Harley Staples Cancer Trust through sponsorship of this event call Nick on 07785 927200.

Craft Sessions at Birstall Library Whatever you do sew, knit, crochet or anything else bring it with you and enjoy an hour with our friendly group just crafting and chatting. On the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 10.30 - 11.30am There is a charge of £2 per person.

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A new book group meeting at Birstall Library. The first meeting was on Monday 7th April from 2.15 - 3.15pm and then from Monday 19th May on the 3rd Monday of the month. Everyone is welcome, so if you want to chat about books with like minded people come along to find out more. Contact the library on 0116 305 8756 or email birstalllibrary@leics.gov.uk

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White Horse Duck Race’s 6th Year Leicestershire Cares supports Birstall Parks Youth Café Birstall, Bank Holiday Monday 5th May will be the 6th annual White Horse Duck race, and is set to be the most exciting yet! Over the previous 5 years the White Horse duck race has raised over £16,000 pounds for local charities and this year there will be even more entertainment to make it a great family day out.

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“Through supporting different charities over the years, each one has brought something new to the Duck Race, helping it to grow into what is now a firmly established date in the Birstall social Calendar.” Said Charlotte Foy of the White Horse This year The White Horse will host the charity event for the Birstall Park Youth Café. The Café was set up 6 years ago by Birstall Parish Council when a need for a meeting place for young people became apparent. It is seen as a unique initiative which has become a model for other Parishes. “I was overjoyed when we learned that Birstall Youth Café had been chosen to be the beneficiary of this year’s Duck Race, I couldn’t wait to tell the Youth Workers, because I knew how much this would mean to them. It will also mean a lot to the young people of Birstall, that use the Youth Café and to promote the fact that this facility is there”. Said Sue Coulson – Deputy Clerk to the Birstall Parish Council The Youth Café is held on a Wednesday evening for 8-11 year olds and Fridays for 12-19 year olds and is attended by as many as 60 young people. “It is a real plus to Birstall, bringing young people together from all parts of the village and giving them a place where they can learn new skills in a fun environment” Said Sue. The White Horse Team are looking forward to working directly with the young people who attend the Youth Café to get them involved with all areas of the organization of the day. “We are looking forward to hearing the young peoples thoughts about new fund raising ideas and getting inspiration from them about fresh ways of spreading awareness of the event” Said Charlotte Foy. Sue Coulson responded “Not only will it enable the young people to get involved with their community, but also to be part of fund raising for their own activities, and for them to see what a wonderful and rewarding thing it is for them to be doing. I’m sure that the young people and their parents will get behind this fantastic community event, by raising awareness of the event and for ‘getting stuck in’ on the day. I would like to take the opportunity of thanking the organisers for choosing the Youth Café and to offer our assistance in any way that we can”. On May 5th the stalls and games will begin at 12 noon, and the duck race will start at 2pm. Other attractions for the day are; Bouncy castle, Teddy tombola, stocks, hook a duck, raffle, mini duck race, Duck Derby, Boat rides, cake stall, tuck shop, BBQ and much more to be announced. Ducks will be available from April 1st from the Youth Cafe and of course the White Horse, Birstall. There are cash prizes to be won of £100, £50, £25 and many other prizes kindly donated by local business’s. Ducks can also be bought on the day of the event so come on down and join in the fun! For more information. Visit www.thewhitehorsebirstall.co.uk or call 0116 2671038

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The coats are donated by our member firms and the general public and checked for cleanliness and in working order. We collect children’s, men’s and women’s coats and are happy to pass them onto groups who work with people for whom a warm winter coat is a luxury they cannot otherwise afford.

Last year we received over 1,500 coats which went to hostels, domestic violence refuges, community drop-in centres and refugee projects. If you would like to find out more, please contact Katharine and Carrie at Leicestershire Cares on 0116 275 6469 or email katharine@leicestershirecares.co.uk carrie@leicestershirecares.co.uk

Charity Whist Drives Charity Whist Drives are held on the 1st Thursday of every month at 7.30 p.m in the Rothley Centre, Mountsorrel Lane, Rothley. Admission £2.00. Large free car park. All players welcome.

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Menopause Madness Talk Thursday 1st May 7.30pm Quaker Meeting House, Queen's Road, Leicester LE2 1WP Menopause Juliet Gellatley Cookery Demo and talk on Menopause Madness! Are you or your loved one a hostage to hormones? What are the solutions? By Juliet Gellatley Sixty to 70 per cent of British women experience menopausal symptoms, with many feeling unable to tell their partners. Juliet Gellatley, founder & director of Viva! and nutritional therapist says don’t suffer in silence, seek help. She explores what eases menopausal symptoms safely and asks does a vegan diet help? Do ‘natural’ supplements work – Juliet shows what science reveals. And controversial HRT – is the hype on its lack of safety fair? Leicestershire Vegetarian & Vegan Group is a local group affiliated to The Vegetarian Society and the Vegan Society. We're a friendly and informal group, raising money for charities whilst providing support for people who are or who wish to become vegetarian or vegan and offering relaxed social settings for fun, friendship and food! Everyone is welcome! Visitors £2, free refreshments We meet on the first Thursday of each month at 7.30pm at the Quaker Meeting House, Queen's Road, Leicester LE2 1WP

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Has a concert featuring Jill Daniels Kirby Muxloe's own VERA LYNN. Jill performs at many venues throughout the UK and has performed in the presence of Dame Vera Herself! The concert is entitled 'JOIN US DOWN MEMORY LANE' with songs and music from World War 11. Also featured will be the fabulous N'UKES Ukulele band. The choir will also be singing many well known songs. The Concert is to be held at the TRINITY METHODIST CHURCH HALL, Narborough Road, on Friday April 25th at 7.00pm. Admission £6.00 includes refreshments. PAY AT THE DOOR

Families and staff at Rainbows children’s hospice thrilled as David Walliams becomes patron Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People is delighted to announce David Walliams as its newest patron. Mr Walliams visited the East Midlands’ only children hospice last month, and was so moved by the families he met and the work of the charity, he wanted to get on board. The children, young people, families and staff at Rainbows are all overjoyed to have his valued support. As a Rainbows Patron, Mr Walliams will be supporting the hospice in whatever way his busy schedule allows, which will be invaluable in raising the profile of the charity. Ahead of his last visit, he donated personally signed copies of his books to the children and their siblings and said that he looked forward to visiting again. Mr Walliams said: “I am thrilled to become a patron for Rainbows. It’s a very special place with incredibly inspiring people. I have recently been to the hospice and met some of the children and their families. They have to deal with so much and Rainbows is there for them with smiles, laughter and lots of care and support. I was so moved by the positive atmosphere, that I wanted to get involved. It will be my pleasure to help raise awareness of this charity to help all of the children, young people and families.” Geoff Ellis, chief executive at Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, added: “To have Mr Walliams on board is very exciting and we are extremely happy that he has pledged his support to us; we are delighted to welcome him as our newest patron. We are very grateful to all of our patrons and ambassadors for the wonderful work they do for Rainbows and for promoting the charity all over the UK. When Mr Walliams visited last month, everybody loved him and we appreciated him spending valuable time with our children, young people and their families.” Mr Walliams first heard about Rainbows when Susan Taylor very sadly lost her life swimming the English Channel for Rainbows last year. Although he didn't know Susan personally, Mr Walliams was very touched by her story and donated to Rainbows through her Virgin Money website as well as sending messages to Mrs Taylor’s family. This year, Rainbows is celebrating 20 years of care and to commemorate its birthday, the charity wants to raise an extra £100,000 over the year to help fund more children’s nurses. Rainbows cares for 288 children and young people with life-limiting and terminal illnesses as well as supporting 249 bereaved families and 521 siblings. Through its outreach efforts into East Midlands paediatric oncology units, Rainbows is also caring for a growing number of the region’s children with cancer. For more information, visit www.rainbows.co.uk Your views are important so that we can better understand how the proposals could affect you and how we can make these changes work best for you. The consultation is taking place from today 7 April till 7 July and full details are on www.leics.gov.uk/haveyoursay/futurelibraries, including dates and venues of public meetings in May and June and other consultation events. For general enquires or comments about this consultation phone 0116 305 7034 or email futurelibraries@leics.gov.uk

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Local Timber Merchant Celebrates Its 200th Anniversary Leicestershire timber merchant, George Walker Ltd, is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year. Although their yard in Syston is primarily a retail outlet, the business was established in 1814 as a haulage business. The company soon became involved in handling logs from the local country estates, and the natural progression into buying and selling timber was made. It was Harry Walker, a descendant of George, who first established a sawmill in the centre of Syston in 1915. From the felling of the tree to the end product, no piece of wood was wasted. The tree tops were bundled up and used to light the furnaces of heavy industry across the Midlands. The large trunks were cut for planks, pit props, railway sleepers and coffins. Even the off cuts were used by the joiners to make cattle cribs, pig troughs and wheelbarrows.

Birstall Village Cricket Club The 2014 season is only days away for BVCC. With the amalgamated of the Leicestershire and Rutland Cricket Leagues, BVCC are eagerly awaiting the new challenges that face them this season. The season begins on Saturday 19th April where the Birstall 1st XI will play their home game vs Leicester Caribbeans away at Sileby due to the wicket being unavailable following the football season. Birstall look to add to their already strong line up, but with the loss of Dave Sharpe who is moving club to play with his sons will have a huge hole to fill. Dave has been an integral part of the club both on and off the field for many years and has fortunately decided to continue his role and involvement as club secretary. Birstall Village CC has entered the Challenge cup where they have home ground advantage against Loughborough Town 3rd XI in early May. The Birstall Vipers get their evening league campaign under way against Quorn away on the 24th April. Birstall junior under 17’s team will start their season with a home cup match against Crown Hills CC on 28th April. We look forward to giving these promising juniors much senior experience throughout the year.

In 1976, the timber yard in Syston was subject to a compulsory purchase order to make way for shops and houses, and the business moved to its present location on the edge of town. The growth of high production mills in Wales and Scotland lead to a gradual decline in sawmilling on site, although the demand for fencing and landscaping timber was increasing. The decision was made to remove the cranes and heavy machinery to make way for more stock, and the retail business expanded. However, to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the company, George Walker Ltd is set to open a new sawmill at Belvoir Castle this year. Progress at the sawmill can be followed on the Forest Products page of their website: www.george-walker.co.uk.

Girl power showing that they care Join ladies of all ages and fitness levels on a 10km sponsored walk in support of the LOROS Hospice. The walk will have a 999 emergency theme this year and will take place around a well marshalled route in the City of Leicester. Christian Weikert-Picker, event organiser said “We are excited to be holding the Twilight Walk at the King Power Stadium again Ladies, please come along and support LOROS. There will be the opportunity to remember a loved one by releasing a balloon in their memory.” Registration for the event costs just £10 per person and includes a free t-shirt for all entrants which are handed out at the end of the walk. Places are still available we have around 500 ladies signed up so far we want to double this figure why not get a team together from your workplace, your friends, family or social groups? Men are encouraged to join in the fun by acting as marshals on the route. To see more details about the event, a course map and to register please visit www.thetwilightwalk.co.uk. Any queries or for any information, please call fundraising on 0116 231 8431/2.

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BVCC have recently had their annual AGM for election of offices for the upcoming season. The big news to mention is the election of Jon Gaydon as 1st XI captain and Steve Findley re-elected as captain of the 2nd XI. Jon has played for the club for many years and has shown a lot of promise as a player, this is a new role for Jon which we are all sure he will be very successful with. Steve is a long serving member of the club and has done a fantastic job as captain in the past, we are all sure this season will be no different. Ian Hunt remains as President, Andy Merry Chairman, Andy Lord vice Chairman, Dave Sharpe Secretary, Ian Bartlett Treasurer and Joe Carnan as Junior manager. Birstall still welcome any new players who would like to join the club. Any interested players can contact Jon Gaydon 07717533690 (senior team) or Joe Carnan 07827332601 (under 17’s). Early season dates to keep in mind Every Wednesday evenings (8-9pm) – Training at the ECB indoor nets, Loughborough University, Epinal Way, Loughborough. All welcome. Sat 19th April – Season begins for both senior teams Sat 3rd May – First home game in Birstall. (1st XI vs Ratby Town 2nd XI) Looking forward to another great season! Joshua Saye

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April THURSDAY 24th Mosaic Tile making. £ tbc Adults and kids FRIDAY 25th– Hedgehog Day and Pond Dipping. Free event SATURDAY 26th -Lion Learners Easter Special– come and meet a variety of animals. £3 per family May SATURDAY 3rd -Organza Flower Making all material provided. £12 adults and older children SATURDAY 10th-Herbal Plant Workshop Learn about medicinal plants. £20 including tea and cake. Compost Corner - answering all your composting questions with our master composter David

The Rothley & Thurcaston British Legion Celebrate with "Nosh & Nostalgia" On Tuesday 20th May at the Rothley Centre, Mountsorrel Lane Rothley (7pm for a 7.30pm start), the local British Legion invite everyone to come and join them in their annual get-together and celebration. "Nosh & Nostalgia describes an excellent supper, cooked on the premises by our own chef, followed by the singing of songs from the shows and Very Lynn classics. The singing will be lead by entertainers who, as in the past years, have stimulated the audience into a singing frenzy. The tickets at £12.50 per person, are available by calling Norman Pratt on 0116 237 5254. Early booking is advisable as this is a very popular event. If preferred you may book by post, including a cheque made out to the Rothley & Thurcaston British Legion, a stamped, re-addressed envelope. The postal address is :Norman Pratt, 17 Windmill End, Rothley, Leics. LE7 7RP.

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FILMREVIEW Captain America - The Winter Soldier - 12A

Steve Rogers (Captain America) returns to his home in Washington D.C. following the epic battle with The Avengers in New York. As Rogers continues to struggle to come to terms with modern life, he discovers that a new threat from the past puts the whole world at risk. Once again, Captain America joins forces with fellow member of S.H.I.E.L.D. the Black Widow and new associate the Falcon to protect the world, only to find themselves facing the Winter Soldier – an unexpected enemy from the past.

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Spring is in the air – A cliché perhaps, but it really is. The blossom is out in the hedgerows and all the leaves are breaking out of their buds. It is probably fairly well known that the earliest blossom is that of Blackthorn (Sloes), but the other blooms that are open around the same time are Cherry Plums – a native species of stone fruit. It is an interesting note to point out that fruit flowers in a particular sequence (alphabetically, but back-to-front) with Plums being first, followed by Pears, Cherries and Apples. Many of these fruit species are self-fertile, meaning they can bear fruit if pollen comes into contact with the stigma, even if it is from itself. Some trees require cross-pollination - they need pollen from another type of the same family to  be able to produce fruit (Pears are only compatible with Pears), but there are also some varieties (known as triploids) that need two pollinators to successfully produce fruitlets and a well known example of this is the Bramley apple. But of all of these beautiful, delicate flowers, Mayblossom (Hawthorn) is probably my favourite. The scent wafts down the roads and you know that Summer is on its way! If you would like anymore information about flowering plants, pollination and insect pollinators or edible crops, please feel free to contact Leicester Rowena Garden Centre on 0116 2376500

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Bradgate View luxury cat hotel now open. Nicola and Julie featured in our March edition with their new luxury cat hotel Bradgate View. They have now been open since early April and are pleased to say that they have already taken lots of bookings. “We were very pleased with the response to the article. Enquiries started as soon as the magazines were delivered. We have had very positive reactions from everyone who has visited us. It is encouraging to receive such lovely comments and to hear how impressed customers are with our hotel.

Our first guests have checked in now and we are really enjoying pampering them. We want our customers to feel confident that their precious companions are being well looked after and cared for while they are away. It is not just a case of making sure they are fed and watered, our guests will be given individual attention and comfort, lunteers are to join the Chaplaincy whether thatneeded be in the form of interactive play or just lots of love and cuddles.

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Volunteers are needed to Events at Birstall Volunteer at least once a month and if possible be flexible as to which join Chaplaincy Sunday.the Some volunteers do more than oneTeams week a month. Library in May.

Volunteers areas needed to join the Teamsof atthe GlenRegister a member andChaplaincy a volunteer trust. Women in the Great War. field Hospital or Leicester Royal Infirmary to push patients in Be subject to aservices DBS check (formerly CRB) The third in our series of lunchtime talks to celebrate wheelchairs to the on Sunday mornings. The interdethe centenary of World War 1 this one deals with the nominational service commences at 10:30 and lasts for apWear the appropriate uniform with short sleeves and no jewellery orof women, those who volunteered abroad but role proximately ¾ hour. As with all volunteers at Leicester's Hospitals also those on the Home Front. watches your elbows (for infection control) the Volunteer below Services department will arrange your application Thursday 8th May from 12.30 - 1.30pm toWear be a volunteer and support you through your volunteering. an identity badge. £3 (£2.50 for library members) Pre booking is advisable You will need to: induction dayandwhich includes, fire training, and Dahl Event • Attend Volunteer an at least once a month if possible be flexible as to which Sunday.safety Roald Some volunteers do more than one week a month. Stories and crafts for 5 - 10 year olds based on the

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eded to join Chaplaincy stories of Roald Dahl. • Register as athe member and a volunteerTeams of the trust. at Glenfield Hospital or Tuesday 27th May from 2.15 - 3.45pm • Be subject to a DBS check (formerly nfirmary to will push patients inCRB) wheelchairs towith thesetting services on£1.50 n the day you be asked to arrive at 9.30 to assist up for the per child Pre booking advisable • Wear the appropriate uniform with short sleeves and no jewellery or watches below .viceThe interdenominational commences 10:30 and be clear to go service by 12 noon. This canat vary dueand toWorld the War 1 Roadshow. your normally elbows (for infection control) Leicestershire Libraries have joined forces with mber• of and patients on the day. atWhen you areHospitals volunteering mately ¾volunteers hour. with all volunteers Leicester's Wear an identityAs badge. Charnwood Museum and Loughborough Carillon War Museum to conduct a number of free Roadshows. free parking and can claimfiremileage expenses. urvices will • have Attend an induction daywill which includes, training, and pushing of chairs department arrange yoursafety application to be a which may be at any of the three hospitals. Members of the public are invited to bring along any memorabilia relating to the first World War such as you through your volunteering. You will need to: pport On the day you will be asked to arrive at 9.30 to assist with setting up for the service learn more about this worthwhile service please contact:-

and normally be clear to go by 12 noon. This can vary due to the number of volunteers and patients on the day. When you are volunteering you will have free parking and can claim mileage expenses.

objects, documents, photographs which will be discussed and identified. Valuations cannot be given.

rmatMcMorran least once a month and if possible be flexible as to whichOwners may be given the opportunity to have their items displayed at either Loughborough Library or To learn more about thisfor worthwhile service please contact:lunteer Co-ordinator Sunday Volunteers Charnwood Museum. Some volunteers do more than one week a month. Pam McMorran Birstall Library on Thursday 15th May from 2 - 4pm 530 242201 Volunteer Co-ordinator for Sunday Volunteers s a member and a volunteer of the trust. m@riverlyn.freeserve.co.uk 01530 242201 Afternoon Tea Reading Group pam@riverlyn.freeserve.co.uk A new venture at Birstall Library on the 3rd Monday of to a DBS check (formerly CRB) the month from 2.15 - 3.15pm. If you are interested in appropriate uniform with short sleeves and no jewellery orbooks and reading come along and have a chat. Craft Group. elow your elbows (for infection control) Meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 10.30 - 11.30am. A friendly, informal group for crafting dentity badge. and chatting. £2 per session. n induction day which includes, fire training, safety and of chairs which may be at any of the three hospitals.

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Rothley Celebrates It's 1st Birthday! On the 4th April 2013 Rothley Slimming World opened it's doors for the very first time. Fast forward 1 year and the community has lost an incredible 1.5 tonnes of excess weight! Consultant, Anna Southam, says "I knew we had achieved some amazing things over the past year but to see the total weight loss was just staggering! A total of 3368lbs or 240st & 8lbs has been lost, with 14 members reaching their target weight, including one of male members who has lost a staggering 7.5 stones alone! On top of that many members have found their health has improved, their families are eating more healthily than ever before and they are heading into summer slimmer than ever before. As a consultant to see these changes makes me very proud!" If you are interested in finding out more about Slimming World and it's unique Food Optimising plan please come along to The Rothley Centre any Thursday at either 5.30 or 7.30pm or contact Anna on 07735 073811.

Redgate - Open Day and Dog Show, Sunday 10th August Invitation to Stallholders / Crafters / Activity organisers / Display groups Well, we’ve had our first planning meeting at Redgate Farm Animal Sanctuary, (situated by the side of the A511 next to Stanton under Bardon), and we would like to invite you to join us this year on Sunday 10th August for our annual Open Day and Dog Show – a great family day out. Timings will be 10.00 – 3.30pm. Charges for Stallholders/Sales:• Cost per 6’ table – under cover The main difference this year is the ‘rental’ cost per 6’ table provided by us. This year unfortunately, due to fast rising costs, we will have to charge £15 per table (with as many as possible situated in the marquees or under one of our own gazebos). • Cover We are just in the process of sorting out new marquees and we undertake to provide as much cover as we possibly can. We will update you in plenty of time before the event. • Your own stand / gazebo? If you would rather bring your own pop-up gazebo and table/salescounter, do please let us know and we can start planning out the site for this year’s event. The cost for a space for your own gazebo – up to 3m x 3m – and bringing your own table/sales-counter - would be £20 in total. Please email me if your gazebo is bigger than this and we can discuss arrangements individually. • Chairs Also with regard to chairs, we will only have a few available as most will be reserved for the Dog Show and agility exhibitors/spectators, and again, if you could bring your own folding chair(s) in the back of the car when you come, that would be great. Please note – if you are a CHARITY – you can have a space for a PR table free of charge (please bring own table). • Exhibitors warmly invited! Please contact me if you could run an activity or bring an interesting exhibit for families to look at (animal, vegetable, mineral or vehicle!) Mrs Jo Leadbetter On behalf of Redgate Farm Animal Sanctuary and re-homing centre. Tel: 01530 230 455

BIRSTALL GALA 28th & 29th JUNE 2014 The dates have been set for 2014 and we are already working hard on organising this event for you. If any of you out there are interested in a stall on either the Saturday or Sunday or both for your charity/organisation or for your trade/business please download the relevant booking forms at http://birstall.leicestershireparishcouncils.org/ and return them to us as soon as possible to secure your space.

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