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Welcome to the village directory Hi Everyone, Welcome to the September Issue, by the time you read this the Olympics will be well and truly over, but as I write I’m still reeling from the amazing closing ceremony on television last night. Although constantly tidying up after my teenage son can feel like a marathon at times, I’m not really into sport in a big way, but I must say I really caught the Olympics bug and for the first time watched with excitement and immense pride. Leading up to the games I didn’t think I would watch much of it but once we were introduced to some of the athletes, and we started doing so well, I was riveted to my screen every night. It was wonderful to have a whole two weeks of uplifting successes, not just from our sports men and women but also from the tremendous British fans and helpers. I think we showed the whole world the very professional, talented and fun side of us Brits. Although it did seem rather London centred at times I think the whole country can be proud of how this Olympics came together. Well done Team GB. Now it’s up to all of us to to maintain this very positive, uplifting vibe. The athletes have shown us how hard work and a positive mental attitude is the key to success. Have a great month!

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By Jackie Witcher Tenterden & District Horticultural Society

Since the last column we have had a holiday, up


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to Norfolk in July and it just rained, rained, rained every day, but we still did the touristy thing, turning a blind eye to the fact we were sodden. One of the trips we went on was to the Queens abode of Sandringham. It was the garden I was most interested in, and was much surprised to find very little formal garden, but landscaping, (maybe something to do with the corgis perhaps?). But what landscaping, I have never seen such spruces, firs etc and colours blended so well. But hey, this is the Queens garden and you can’t expect anything less. I would thoroughly recommend a visit. At £11.50 entry it is not cheap, but worth every penny. The brochure stated to allow 3 hours for the visit, we were there for 5 hours and still did not see it all!

When we got back the garden had gone mad.

My dear neighbour, who kindly looks after the garden whilst we are away, had been picking the raspberries, which were just ripening when we left. She had already had 4pounds off the canes. I picked a further 6 pounds that day, using them for jam as there were so many. For the next 2 weeks I was picking at the rate of 1 pound (approx) a day Brush and Vac for a further two weeks. Not bad for a row that’s Friendly, Clean, Reliable Service only 6 foot long! I can only assume that the good manure they had at the start of the season and all Every Type of Flue Swept Pots, Cowls & Bird Guards Fitted the early rain really suited their needs. Don’t forget after fruiting cut out the old canes and tie in the Stove Installations NAC’s Certificates Issued new. Mine are growing on trellis, so I tend to arch Fully Insured them along side each other, which not only seems Best Possible Prices on all Fires to promote growth and fruit, but gives me a nice feature in the garden as well as a “privacy” hedge. Local Family Run Business Weddings Attended The new sowing of radish turned out to be a waste All Areas Covered of space. All top and no root, and I wasn’t the only one who had this trouble. Turns out the ground had been so cold with all the rain we had, that the plants just wanted to run to seed! But radish M: 07857 344770 wasn’t the only disaster. The hot spell in March/ e: April brought flowers on the fruit trees early, but A CLEAN CHIMNEY IS A SAFE CHIMNEY then, before the bees could do their work we had the awful cold spell. I had the grand total of 0 pears,


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1 apple and 8 plums. I was so disappointed as this So report time of firstly “those” lettuce. I ended was year two and I was looking forward to at least up with two of the most biggest lettuce I had a moderate crop. Still hey ho, there’s always next ever grown, though I must say the flavour was no year. different to a standard Webbs Wonder. They would done well on the show bench, accept there On a lighter note, the runners were prolific and have was no show! Needless to say I won’t grow them delicious, even though the plants were a bit sparse, again. The sweet peppers got going at long last, and and the Helga beans did not disappoint. If your from the one plant had six fruits. Not bad. strapped for space these beans do well in tubs or troughs. Just remember to feed well. The beauty The basket tomatoes, what can I say, they finally of the Helga bean is that they are stringless, though fruited, though the return per plant was low. The I must admit I do prefer the stronger flavour of the flavour was good, but nothing to write home runner bean. Now carrots. I have now learnt that about and definitely not worth the cost of the seed. the best thing for me is to grow them in a large Though to be fair, the plants were very pretty! tub, and thin them out well. I have tried for several seasons growing them straight in the ground, but I have come to a decision. I shall NOT peruse the the success rate is low. If creatures haven’t had a seed catalogues or shelves at the garden centres nibble, then they have extra legs or carrot fly. So this year, otherwise I could be tempted to stray yet for the last couple of years I have grown them in a again and spend money unnecessarily, instead I tub of compost, which is about two foot deep. I shall stick to what I know will give me a good return thin to approx 1 ½ to 2” apart and lo and behold, I for my money. But then again if I didn’t try them out have at long last had a good crop of large tender I wouldn’t know – would I? carrots. No need to scrape or peel, just wash and Look at the time, got a choice today of lemon drizzle lightly simmer for approx 10 minutes then serve or Victoria sponge. I hate making decisions. I shall with a nice pat of butter. Try them with a smidge just have to have a bit of each, thin slices of course! of horseradish sauce – its sublime. JW

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Thu September 6th DEREK NASH with SAX APPEAL This is “The” little Big band - an all star 8 piece 5 saxophones & 3 rhythm - Saxappeal with Maxappeal.

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Clubs & Societies Walk and Talk Would you like to get more active in the company of others? Then meet David at the Romney Marsh Day Centre, Rolfe Lane, New Romney at 10am for a 1 hour walk every Tuesday. More info at uk/healthwalks

The New Romney History Society meets at the Old School in New Romney, forth Monday of the month, (except Aug and Dec), most meetings involve a guest speaker and time for discussion and research.

Take the Green! Well not literally as we are talking about New Romney Bowls Club with two of the counties best bowling greens. Equipment loaned so no excuses! Call Ann on 01797 364753.

Dymchurch Active Retirement Association (Synara) Meet first Tuesday of every month at the Bowery Hall Dymchurch Contact Kay Walker (Secretary) 01303 873542.

attended to help with hall hire costs and tea with biscuits.

St. Mary’s Bay Camera Club Meet on

St Marys Bay Short Mat Bowls Club Plays

Wednesday evenings at: Committee Room, St. Mary’s Bay Village Hall. Contact 01303 873984. Yearly subscription £30 plus 50p per meeting

At The Village Hall Jefferstone Lane Sundays Morning 10:30/13:00 Tuesdays Afternoon 2:00/5:00 Wednesday Evening 7:30/10:30.

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Seasonal Delights This quick curry is so easy to make and much cheaper than a take away. We’ve used lean lamb steaks but you could replace the lamb with pork fillet, chicken or turkey.


Heat 1tbsp of the oil in a large deep frying pan. Add the lamb chunks and fry over a high heat until browned all over. Remove the lamb from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside.

Lamb and Aubergine Curry

Add the rest of the oil to the pan and fry the onion and aubergine for 7-8 minutes, stirring all the time until golden. Stir in the curry paste and cook for 1 minute then pour in the sieved tomatoes and bring to the boil.

• 3 tbsp sunflower oil

Return to the lamb to the pan and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cover and cook gently for 25-30 minutes until the lamb is tender. Stir occasionally and add a splash of water if needed.

• 400g sieved tomatoes

Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve the curry in warmed bowls garnished with coriander and with chapattis, sliced tomatoes, cucumber and onions.

Serves 4 Ready in 50 minutes

• 650g lean lamb steaks, cut into chunks • 1 onion, peeled and chopped • 1 large aubergine, cut into cubes • 2tbsp Rogan Josh curry paste • Salt and freshly ground black pepper • Fresh coriander leaves, to garnish • Chapattis, sliced tomatoes, cucumber and onion, to serve


You’ll find jars of curry pastes in most supermarkets and they certainly take all the hassle out of making an authentic tasting curry at home. Rogan josh is a medium-hot paste but for a really mild flavour use a korma paste or go for a vindaloo paste if you prefer a curry with a little more heat.


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variety of apples and pears, pressed fresh from our own orchards. PLUS: Fresh Bread Daily (Absolutely delicious!) Locally Produced Free Range Eggs Full Range of Korkers Sausage Products Locally prepared Ham & Bacon Local Handmade Pies A Wide Range Of Cheeses Locally grown Potatoes Fruit & Vegetables Wide Range of Ready Prepared Frozen Fruit & Vegetables Cakes, Jams and Marmalades and lots more Oven-Ready Pheasant, Duck & Wild Rabbit. Local Free Range Lamb Ready jointed & frozen.

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Beans Broccoli (celebrase) Brussels Sprouts Cabbage Carrots Cauliflower Chard Chillis Courgettes Carrots Garlic Kale Kohirabi Leeks Mangetout

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THE BARN SHOP TRADITIONAL MARKET Challock - 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month

Early till around 3pm (depending on the weather)

Formerly WI Market Rye Community Centre, Conduit Hill. Every Friday 10am -11.30am

10am – 2pm Contact 01233 740237



Every Friday 9.30am -11.30am St Mildred’s Church Hall, Church road.

Charing Church Barn 9.30 -11.00 every Thurs morning Contact 01233 740176

EGERTON Every Friday 2 - 4.30pm Millennium Hall

ROLVENDEN - 01580 240763 Every Thursday 10am -12 noon St Mary’s Church and the Village Hall

WAREHORNE Warehorne Village Hall 10am -1pm 4th Sunday of the month Tel: 01233 733718 or Mob: 07979 905600.

WITTERSHAM MARKET Every Tuesday Village Hall 9am. - 11am Tel: 01797 270757

WYE - 07804 652156 First and third Saturday of every month on the Village Green in Wye. Tel: 07804 652156 Every Wednesday at Strand Quay 10am - 1 pm (12pm Oct - April)



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Forward thinking kitchen design for later years As we enjoy healthier lives for longer we need to forward plan, investing in our homes to make them much easier for use in older age.

into sharp edges. They help to soften the room and are a stylish design feature to end a run of cabinets.

The kitchen area is a prime example of where you can have quality, design-led solutions that not only make it useable for you today but can still be used as you grow older with no compromise on style.

Make things easier on your lower extremities by moving your appliances off the floor. A range cooker may look lovely but involves lots of bending to use and is high maintenance to clean, not to mention high maintenance to clean. High line ovens & fridges at waist level mean easy access & less bending.

At J M Interiors we’re highly experienced at planning kitchens with this objective in mind and find following these design tips really do help to keep kitchens smart, functional and above all easy to use & maintain.

Keep everything within reach Base cupboards and low level shelving mean lots of bending and reaching. Opt instead for drawers; they more than double your storage space as well as making everything well organised and easy to access. Increase your storage capacity by incorporating accessible corner solutions such as magic corners, carousels, swingouts and rotating trays. Their ergonomic design means smooth operations and safe storing of all your kitchen items.

Soften harsh edges Think about incorporating curved cupboards and surfaces to prevent knocks

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Make it easy to clean & maintain There are a couple of must have features to help you cut down on cleaning time in your kitchen; •

Keep cabinetry unfussy, free from excessive detail for clean lines and smooth surfaces.

Granite or composite stone worktops are practical, durable & the easiest of surfaces to clean.

Induction hobs are a wonder – so easy to use and only need a quick wipe over.

Pyrolitic ovens have a fully automatic selfcleaning function, which at a touch of a button removes all food residues with no unpleasant odours or chemical cleaning agents.

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business HAVE YOU GOT YOUR WILL AND ESTATE PLANNING IN ORDER? In another of our regular series on legal matters, Rosalind Johnson, from Tenterden Solicitors Pengelly & Rylands, explains the importance of making a Will and putting your Estate in order. Did you know, 7 out of 10 of us do not have a Will, although dying without one could cause upset for loved ones. If you die without a Will, your Estate may not pass to those you intend and the Intestacy laws apply. Under these laws, only married or civil partners will benefit. No one has a right to inherit if they are just cohabiting but are not married or civil partners. There is a misconception by many people that if you live with someone, you automatically get something if that person dies. If there is no Will the cohabitee would have to bring a claim against their partner’s Estate, which you can only do if you have lived with them for at least two years. Such a claim can be time consuming, costly and ultimately may not be successful.


Couples who are not married do not have the same exemption that applies to married couples or civil partners to pass any amount of money or assets to one another without having to pay Inheritance Tax. If you are married and have not made a Will, your Estate will not be given automatically to your spouse. They will take the first £250,000 of your Estate outright. The balance will be split into two parts; one part will pass outright to any children you have, equally, at 18 and the other part will be held on a life interest trust for your spouse, following which it will pass to your children outright. If you have no children but you have parents or brothers and sisters living, then your spouse will take £450,000 of your Estate outright, but the balance will again be split into two parts; one part will pass to your spouse outright, the other to your parents and failing that to your siblings outright. A further complication of dying without a Will is that an administrator must be appointed by the Court to distribute the Estate, rather than the Executor that you would have chosen, had you had a Will. An administrator is usually a close family member who is eligible to inherit and they must apply for a Grant of Letters of Administration. If more than one person wants to administer the Estate, the application can be contested, making the process even more drawn out and painful.

Rosalind Johnson – Senior Partner There are also many financial benefits from having a Will in place, the laws of Intestacy take no account of the type of assets you own and their tax treatment, which can lead to unnecessary tax bills. By way of an example, specific business assets or shares in a family business can pass under the terms of your Will to the next generation, free of Inheritance Tax if they qualify for Business Property Relief. If you would like to discuss your circumstances and make a Will, please contact either Rosalind Johnson or Gill Snow at Pengelly & Rylands on 01580 762248 and we will be very pleased to discuss your situation with you.

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Events September Sat 1st Sept Ashford Branch of Kent

Beekeepers will be holding their Annual Honey Show and Beekeeping Exhibition at Aldington Village Hall, at 1.0p.m. There will be displays of Honey, Confectionery, and Mead. Honey, and products containing honey for sale, as well as other beekeeping related stalls. Information and displays of closely related insects will also be displayed. Refreshments will be available to purchase. We look forward to seeing you there. Contact Peggy Wood 01233 503074 for more information. Sat 1st Sept Aldington & Bonnington

Gardening Society Autumn Show at Aldington Village Hall. Doors open at 1.00pm. Free entry, all are welcome. For further information contact Colin Evans 01233720618. Please note that the Ashford Bee Keepers will holding their annual Honey Show in the adjoining Hall at the same time. 1st & 2nd Sept


EXHIBITIONS. in the MISSION HALL Magpie Hall Rd. Stubbs Cross TN26 1HG. Featuring the works of Hazel Mason and Wendy Gibbs. Admission is FREE and refreshments ie tea/coffee and biscuits or cake will be available. Fri 7 Sept at 7.30pm Norton Knatchbull Jazz Bands Director John Hall at All Saint’s Church,

Boughton Aluph (TN25 4EU – off A28) on incorporating the Ashford Youth Jazz Orchestra, the Trad Lads and NKS Jazz Trio. Come along and be blown away by a great evening of big band swing, latin, blues and jazz funk, mixed with jazz standards (including vocal) from NKS’s Jazz Trio, and the Trad Lads’ Dixie, fresh from their invited performance at the National Festival of Music for Youth. Tickets £8 (under-16s £3): 01233 623761/640357 Parking, complimentary refreshments Proceeds in aid of All Saints’ Church restoration Sat 8 Sept Brabourne & Smeeth Horticultural

Society Autumn Show at our Village Hall from 2 - 3.30 pm and our next meeting is on Friday 28 September 7.15 for 7.30 pm when Dennis Vickers will be speaking on “Summerhill - 100 years of Farming”. All are welcome & for further info contact Wendy Sanders on 01303 813 451. 9th September FUN DOG SHOW in aid of

CANINE PARTNERS & LAST CHANCE ANIMAL SANCTUARY. Booking In FROM 10 A.M. Judging from 11 A.M. New Events Including Young Handler & Retrieve. Refreshments available


what’s on Events Continued... 16th Septenber Family Walk from Victory Hall, Hamstreet, leaving at 2pm. The walk is in aid of the Demelza House children’s hospice and plans to arrive back at the hall between 4pm and 4.30pm. Tea will be served at 3pm for non-walkers. 21st September TAI CHI TASTER SESSION 10-11AM. HAMSTREET VICTORY HALL. ONLY £1. Tai chi for Health and Well-Being. Beginners, Seniors, ALL WELCOME. Gentle,, easy exercise. Info 01233 733266.

Bikejumble, Marsh Road, Hamstreet, - There will be a classic bike jumble on the field opposite Mountain Farm in Marsh Road from 10am. Phone 01797 344277 for further information.

23rd September

ETVOS Clairvoyant Evening Dymchurch Village Hall, Orgarswick Ave, Dymchurch TN29 0NX. Entrance £5, doors open 7pm for 7.30pm 25th September Gill Ballard ETVOS has been in Dymchurch since 2007, and provides a service to the Spiritualist/Psychic community. None of the organisers or volunteers receive payment from the events. All proceeds go back into the charity.

Wed 26th September - 7.30. A Concert in

Aid of Royal Air Forces Association Hythe & Romney Marsh Branch. The Railway Swing Band, Dave White MD. Tickets £10 Tel: 01303 223925. The Tower Theatre, Shorncliffe. In aid of Wings Appeal 2012. Mon 1 October Ashford Music Society PRIMAVERA CHAMBER ENSEMBLE Paul Manley (violin), Catherine Musker (viola), Andrew Fuller (cello) and Michael Dussek (piano). Primavera will be opening our 70th season with a splendid concert of piano quartets by Frank Bridge, Schumann, Mahler and Faure. Not to be missed. Venue: The Norton Knatchbull School at 7.30 p.m. Tickets: £12 (Adults) and £3 (Students). Contact: Brenda McCormack on 01233-622971 or Hilary Pittock on 01233- 623700.

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Tickets £12.50 Concessions £11.00

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Show starts at 7.30pm

Royal Variety Performance 2011

Saturday 8th September 2012 Also starring

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Aldington TN25 7DT Tel: 01233 720298 For Booking Enquiries Please Call Karen or Steve

Pre-Christmas Lunchtime & Evening Menus Served from 15th November to 23rd December Menu 1 Lighter portions for a lunchtime appetite Main Course £4.95 • 2 Courses £6.95 • 3 Courses £7.95

Starters - Choose from

Homemade Vegetable Soup (V) Smoked Trout Fillet with salad garnish Farmhouse Paté & Toast Melon Boat

Mains - Choose from:

Roast Turkey or Roast Gammon served with roast potatoes, pigs in blanket, stuffing, Yorkshire pudding, seasonal vegetables & gravy. Gluten free option available. Homemade Salmon Pasta Florentine served with fresh salad &n garlic bread Homemade Bacon & Onion Roly-Poly served with fresh mashed potato, peas & gravy Roasted Vegetable Tart (V) Homemade Mushroom & Pepper Stroganoff served with rice & seasonal salad (V) Homemade Cottage Pie topped with cheddar mash

Desserts - Choose from: Christmas Pudding Mince Pies Chocolate Fudge Cake Cherry Pie Apple & Walnut Sponge Rhubarb Crumble Ice Cream

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Menu 2 • 2 Courses £11.95 • 3 Courses £12.95

Starters - Choose from

Smoked Salmon & King Prawn Cocktail with Marie Rose sauce Homemade Stilton & Brocolli Soup (V) Asian Snax with Thai Chilli sauce (V) Brussels Paté with sweet tomato relish & toast

Mains - Choose from:

Roast Turkey or Roast Gammon served with roast potatoes, pigs in blanket, stuffing, Yorkshire pudding, seasonal vegetables & gravy. Home cooked chicken breast filled with boursin, wrapped in bacon with a peppercorn sauce. Salmon Supreme in a King Prawn and white wine sauce. Homemade Shortcrust Vegetable Pie (V) Mushroom Risotto with salad & garlic bread (V) Homemade Shortcrust Steak & Ale Pie Gluten free options available.


Swordfish Steak • Rump Steak Surf & Turf (Rump Steak & King Prawn Skewer) Served with chips or Salad or Baked Potato All served with seasonal vegetables & roast potatoes

Desserts - Choose from:

Christmas Pudding • Mince Pies Sticky Toffee Pudding • Apple Pie Homemade Chocolate & Amerretto Sponge Ice Cream • Cheese & Biscuits

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Boost your child’s confidence and unlock their learning potential As we look to the start of a new school year, it’s time to think about how you can support your child’s learning. At your local study centre, Kumon can help your child to excel in maths and English by offering individualised study programmes which build their confidence and allow them to develop self-learning skills. The study programmes are tailored to all ages and abilities.

Ashford North Study Centre Jyoti Rajani - 01233 664190 Classes are Monday and Wednesday: 3:30pm – 5:45pm Ashford Park Farm Kumon Study Centre Rosie Smith - 01233 733801 Classes are Tuesday and Thursday: 3:30pm – 5:30pm

We all know the importance of maths and English. At the start of a new term it’s especially important that your child gets to grips with these core subjects and with the learning skills vital for academic progression. Kumon’s unique method of learning focuses on your child’s individual needs, providing them with skills such as concentration and time management and ensuring they progress at their own pace. Once enrolled on a Kumon programme, your child will visit the centre every week and have daily worksheets to complete at home. At the centre, the Instructor will monitor their progress, setting new work and encouraging them to take ownership of their learning.

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Over 67,000 children study with Kumon at more than 630 centres in the UK. Following a Free Assessment your child will then have the time to settle into a new routine and progress more rapidly. As they work a little each day they develop not only a strong grounding in maths and English, but fundamental skills such as accuracy, time management and concentration, enabling them to become confident, independent learners. To give your child a head start this new school year, contact your local Instructor today.

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It was a record breaking day for Pilgrims Hospices Summer Fair. The sun shone and the crowds came. 0ver 2000 people poured through the gates to enjoy everything from the cake stall to high end fashion, a human fruit machine to the Pimm’s tent. As a result nearly £19,000 was raised, smashing last year’s total.

in Ashford and New Romney, who donated the bottles, meant that we were able to please many people with lots of winning tickets on the day.”

Nigel Donkin, Regional Fundraising Manager said, “It was a delight to welcome so many from the community to the grounds of the hospice. It is so heart warming to see such support. I would Shona Hardyke, one of the many visitors like to extend my deepest thanks to the 150 staff, throughout the day expressed her delight volunteers and supporters who worked so hard saying, “The whole family enjoyed the fair. The to make the day such a great success. children loved the amazing variety of stalls The staggering amount raised in such an and wanted to go on everything. They were economically difficult time is a tribute to the absolutely delighted to be able to buy some dedication of so many who hold Pilgrims in high great mirrors from the craft stall which will regard. It will enable us to continue to move adorn their walls very soon. Congratulations to forward in the way that we provide care for all who everyone for making it such a wonderful day. I need it, both within the hospice and at home.” look forward to next year now.” Natalie Shoebridge, from NatWest Ashford, ran the High End Fashion Stall. She said, “It was an amazing day. People loved the chance to try on some of the fabulous clothes which were just a sample of the high quality items that can be bought in many of Pilgrims charity shops. “

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Deborah Jarrett who ran one of the bottle Members of the KCCA, FSB, preferred provider for Kent County Council, registered with the Care Quality Commission. tombolas described how busy they were, “We had a constant stream of people throughout Contact us to discuss your personal requirements the fair, right to the closing minutes. With on 01797 361889 email: 1000 bottles to be won we were very popular. web address: The generosity of the shoppers at Sainsbury’s

TURN THE SKY PINK 30th September

Butterfly Beauty Therapy are helping to Turn the Sky Pink with the big jump on 10th October for Breast Cancer Campaign. Yes, we really are going to be sky diving out of a plane at 10,000 ft, and hope to raise money for the charity. Two of us from the Salon will be taking part and we must raise a minimum of £395 each to be able to do the jump. We have already made our own personal donataions of £70 each to secure our places on the plane. When the Breast Cancer Campaign approached Butterfly Beauty Therapy to ‘be part of the cure’ we couldn’t say no. Scared as we are, as is anyone of jumping out of a plane at 10,000 ft, this has to be done. Please excuse us if we have bitten unmanicured nails running up to 30th September and immediately after! We will have a Pink Polishathon on Fri 7th September where clients young and old can come and have their nails painted PINK at the salon for a donation of any size. We will have facepainting, soft drinks and strawberries for a fun day and all proceeds will go towards the Breast Cancer Campaign. During September we will also be visiting schools in the areas to carry out Pink Polishathons in the playground at pick up time, so look out for that. We will also have collection pots in the salon for anyone who wishes to donate. You can also call us to make a donation over the phone too. Come to the salon any time to have your nails painted pink and make a donation to the cause, but booking is advised as it will be subject to availability.

The deadline is 20th October but please act now so that we can hand over the majority of the money to the Breast Cancer Campaign on our jump date 10th October. On a personal note, last month a close family member had surgery for breast cancer, she is now due to start her second course of chemotherapy. (not mentioning names as she’ll kill me!) Her positive and brave outlook on her situation has been inspiring. This is such an important cause, by taking part with your support we can all help to fund vital research. There are many ways to donate, pop in to the salon, call us or find us on Facebook (search for Butterfly Beauty Therapy) to make a secure payment.



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and refined in Far Eastern countries such as China for more than 2500 years. Chinese medicine holds that health is affected by the flow and balance of energy, qi (pronounced “chee”) that is within our body and all around us.

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Acupuncture deals with the whole person, not just the symptoms, providing an individual approach, rather than one size fits all. As a truly holistic therapy acupuncture incorporates a range of supportive techniques including: tuina a special Chinese massage; moxa, a herb which when lit provides deep warmth for the body to aid the smooth flow of energy; cupping- as experienced by various sports and media stars! Some of my patients also enjoy being taught qi gong, an ancient aid for health and relaxation. The national Acupuncture Awareness Week (27th February - 4th March) highlighted the growing interest in acupuncture. So next time you have a concern of condition, or simply wish to maintain health, let your curiosity get the better of you and opt for a natural way for health, with the ancient art of acupuncture.

“Oh, I couldn’t possibly have needles put in me”, is a common reaction patients hear from some of their Stephen Bayliss BSc(Hons), BA (Hons), PGCE, MEd, Lic. Ac, MBAcC family and friends when they mention that they Acupuncturist, Acupuncture Kent. have received acupuncture. But those doubters soon change their mind when they learn from ACUPUNCTURE the increasing number of people benefiting from Physical and Emotional Wellbeing acupuncture. Acupuncture is used to treat a wide range of conditions, not only physical, but also emotional/ spiritual. It also supports the maintenance of health and can reduce the likelihood of future illnesses. Acupuncture needles, unlike hypodermic needles used in conventional medical practice, are very fine and not hollow. Typically the patient may feel a dull ache or tingling. Treatment is often very calming and indeed, I have lost count of the number of patients who exhibit very satisfied sounds of relaxation, with what sounds suspiciously like a snore! Perhaps it is a sign that so many people in modern society are so rushed and busy that they respond wonderfully to the tranquillity induced by acupuncture. This is a good reminder that acupuncture benefits not only a wide range of physical conditions such as backache and other pains, headaches, digestion, vitality and fertility/ menstrual concerns, but also numerous emotional/ spiritual needs such as anxiety, confidence and the need for relaxation. So what is acupuncture? It is a safe and natural approach to health and wellbeing. It has been used

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CARM Doctors Surgery Brookland Village Hall Surgery 01797 223230

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