Fundraiser adds coffee morning to good deeds

Hereford Times: Kizzy Stapleton, 14, at her Macmillan coffee morning.

2:22pm Friday 17th October 2014

KIZZY Stapleton, a 14-year-old Sutton St Nicholas schoolgirl is making her mark as a charity fundraiser. Two years ago she decided to have her long hair cut for the Little Princess Trust, which makes real-hair wigs for children affected by cancer. She then turned the gesture into a sponsorship which raised £800 for the trust. She followed this up with a coffee morning in the village hall for the annual Macmillan event, raising £300. The Aylestone Business and Enterprise College pupil, currently taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award scheme, repeated the coffee morning for this year’s nationwide fundraiser for the charity, and with the help of her family raised £538.

Auction raises money for WaterAid

Hereford Times: Rev Mark Beaton auctioning the children's harvest donations.

1:28pm Friday 17th October 2014

HARVEST CELEBRATIONS - At St Mary's, Gladestry.

Pencombe

1:13pm Friday 17th October 2014

FIRST WORLD WAR ON FILM - Pencombe parish hall, November 19, 7.30pm. Admission £4, 01885 400611.

Opportunity to join Kington Community Choir

Hereford Times: Kington Community Choir singing at the Kington Festival.

12:50pm Friday 17th October 2014

LOVE singing? If you do why not consider joining Kington Community Choir. This new choir started in January 2014 and has gone from strength to strength. From the outset the organisers wanted it to be a community spirited enterprise and have succeeded in making it a fun experience for its members. Members sing arrangements of rock, pop and songs from the musicals under the leadership of Jon Watson, an experienced and well respected choir leader who leads a number of local choirs.

New books for Ledbury library

Hereford Times: THE JOY OF NEW BOOKS -  Nina Shield, Chairman of the Ledbury Library development group with Jan Nesaratnam, Senior Librarian.

12:28pm Friday 17th October 2014

LEDBURY Library Development Group have been making great strides in their bid to obtain new books for the library's new location within the Master’s House. Fundraising activities have been held, including a morning with Paul Costello, author of The Great Escape, which gave an insight into his time running a bed and breakfast establishment in deepest Shropshire. The event proved popular with much fun and laughter. Money raised at the Paul Costello and Suzette Hill events, along with coffee mornings has enabled the group to purchase children’s books, which will take pride of place in the dedicated area within the new library. A further £300 has been raised for much-needed audio books, and an anonymous donation of £250 has enabled the purchase of some art history books.

Newtown High School opens doors

Hereford Times: Teachers Deri Evans and Suzie Craddock-Bennett and pupils Harry Reakes and Kai Dayas dressed in First World War costume in the history department, with visiting pupils Joby Lloyd, Finley Sterry, Cagla Ozsoylu and Ella Campbell, and pupil Kieran Jones.

7:34am Friday 17th October 2014

NEWTOWN High School’s John Beddoes campus at Presteigne welcomed Year 5 and 6 pupils from local primary schools to the first transition day so they could have a look around the school. During the day the children took part in a variety of activities including drum lessons and how to play a large variety of percussion instruments, they made decorated Christmas trees in design technology, they played dodge ball in PE and in science they learned how to use Bunsen burners to see what type of salt was on a wooden splint after it changed colour in the heat. A group of Year 9 pupils were on hand to show the youngsters around the school and help when needed.

Carol celebrates 50 years of service to the performing arts

2:31pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THERE was cause for celebration recently for Carol Thompson, the organiser of the Herefordshire Performing Arts Festival.

Paws for a good cause

Hereford Times: Tesco manager Martin Tucker with Larry the labrador and Karen Adams. Photo: Jan Long

10:43am Thursday 16th October 2014

WHEN Karen Adams of the RSPCA was in Ledbury Tesco to promote sponsorship for the organisation, she was delighted to have so many pledges of support. Mascot Larry the labrador, sporting his bandaged leg, drew quite a crowd. Shop manager Martin Tucker said he was pleased to host the RSPCA in store to create a greater awareness of the wonderful work being done by the RSPCA to help and protect animals. Karen remarked that she had received a very warm welcome from members of the public. To become an RSPCA sponsor, simply email: supportercare@rspca.org.uk or telephone 0800 121989 for details.

Your Herefordshire County Times: Abbeydore to Wigmore, October 16, 2014.

Hereford Times: Prize Hereford bull sold.

10:57am Thursday 16th October 2014

Abbeydore

Fruit fun for Kings Caple kids

Hereford Times: Class 2 pupils from Kings Caple Primary Academy enjoying their day at Windmill Hill Fruit Farm in Harewood End.

10:28am Thursday 16th October 2014

CLASS 2, at Kings Caple Primary Academy, had a great morning at Windmill Hill Fruit Farm in Harewood End. They spent time on the farm and found out about soft fruit production. They made their own labels for the strawberry punnets and sampled some delicious smoothies. All the children enjoyed the morning and spent the afternoon working on their farm topic. We would like to thank Mr and Mrs Snell for their time and generosity, and for giving us such an informative and fun morning on a local farm.

Aconbury event raises Macmillan cash

Hereford Times: Guests enjoyed the coffee morning at the Aconbury Centre.

12:45pm Friday 10th October 2014

STUDENTS from the Aconbury Centre on Ross Road hosted a coffee morning on September 26 in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Visitors included families and carers, staff from our students’ mainstream schools, outside agencies involved with our students and our neighbours from Southgate Court.

Ross-on-Wye traders support the arts

Hereford Times: Mr and Mrs Gove - the lucky prize winners.

12:26pm Friday 10th October 2014

SEPTEMBER 2014 saw a scorchingly successful h-Art 2014 - the exceptionally great weather brought a magnificent turn out of visitors to the 16 artists venues in the South Region. For the second year running artists teamed up with local businesses to offer an attractive arts trail prize draw. Mr and Mrs Gove the winners in the Southern Region Draw, picked up their prize of approx £100 of goodies from Nick Helme's Art Studio. The prize was kindly donated by the very generous Ross-on-Wye traders - including: Colemans Stationers, Truffles Deli, Ross Health and Beauty, Pengethley Farm Shop, Pengethley Garden Centre, Ross Cookshop, Gyte Outdoor Leisure, Parkers General Store and Broome Farm Cider.

Memory walk to help local Alzheimer’s sufferers

Hereford Times: Over £8000 raised with memory walk, to help local Alzheimer's sufferers.

12:22pm Friday 10th October 2014

OVER £8000 raised to help local Alzheimer's sufferers.

Farewell to popular minister

Hereford Times: Taken at Knighton Town Criers Festival three years ago The Rev Maggie Rich with her Puppet Barney dressed for the occasion.

12:16pm Friday 10th October 2014

BAPTIST Minister the Rev Maggie Rich has been in Knighton for the past nine years. In that time she has worked hard for her ministry churches at Knighton, Knucklas and Coxall Baptist chapels. Maggie has done so much in her nine years including being a very active member of the Knighton and District churches together, been involved in all it's events and played instrumental roles in setting up the Lunch Club and the Food Bank.

Horse decidedly beats man in seventh Huntington Chase

11:33am Friday 10th October 2014

AT the seventh Huntington Chase which took place on September 27, a local rider put up the quickest time of 49 competitors who took part.

Your Herefordshire County Times: Allensmore to Withington, plus clubs and societies, October 9, 2014.

Hereford Times: Prize Hereford bull sold.

2:40pm Thursday 9th October 2014

Allensmore

Kingsland Church gets h.Arty

Hereford Times: Visitors enjoying Lottie O'Leary's carved stone vessels in Kingsland Church.

9:47am Monday 6th October 2014

H.ART has helped Kingsland Church raise thousands for local artists and for its restoration and improvement. Organised by SMAAAK (the Friends of St Michael and All Angels) and artists, Shannon Donovan, Andrew Eastwood and Ruth Cameron-Swan, Kingsland h.Art showcased 20 talented artists, attracted over 1,200 visitors and realised over £8,000 in sales. A total of 25% of the sales, after costs, will go to the church restoration fund.

Magnificent milestone for Phyllis

Hereford Times: Phyllis Gurney celebrating her 100th birthday at the east Radnor Day Centre in Presteigne.

1:59pm Friday 3rd October 2014

PHYLLIS Gurney twice celebrated her 100th birthday, once with family and friends and again at the East Radnor Day Centre in Presteigne with staff and friends. At the day centre party there was some musical entertainment, Phyllis was given a large cake and everyone had a glass of bubbly to celebrate her big day. Phyllis was born near Kinnerton and after she was married worked on a farm at Upper Bailey, Llangunllo with her husband Tom. Phyllis has lived in Knighton for the last fifty years. She has two daughters and a son, two grand children and four great grandchildren.

Macmillan Coffee Morning a great success

Hereford Times: At the event Knighton Macmillan Cancer Support group chairman Liz George, treasurer Pam Mills and secretary Louise Hardwick with Zara Hardwick.

1:34pm Friday 3rd October 2014

THE Knighton Macmillan cancer support group held a coffee morning in the church hall, Knighton September 26 as part of the Macmillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning and raised £508 including donations. The event was very well attended and members of the Singing for Fun group led by Marion Rowlett sang a selection of well known songs. There was also a competition to name the doll this was won by Liz George who picked the name Lizzy. On behalf of the Knighton group Sue Price thanked everyone who supported them on the day, Mike Conway for getting the room ready and all who donated cakes, produce, raffle prizes and other items for sale. Raffle winners were Phyllis Richards, Liz Petley, Glenys Myatt, Colin Wood, Jackie Vickress, Pam Lewis, Gwlithyn Gough and Marion Austin.

Pet weekend raises funds for Dogs for the Disabled

Hereford Times: Staff at the store holding some of the puppies Alice Pond main organiser of the event, Kieran Brindley and work experience student Owen Clee.

1:32pm Friday 3rd October 2014

THE Countrywide store in Presteigne recently held a special pet weekend. During the event there were refreshments for customers, treats for dogs, a chance to meet six Huntaway cross Kelpie puppies, big dogs breakfast, activities and expert advice from staff and Liz Troman a McTimoney practitioner for animals. The store also launched it’s new bigger range of pet foods and products.

Yo ho ho, a pirates life for me!

Hereford Times: Leaders, helpers and children who attend the after school club dressed up as pirates to show off their new pirate ship.

1:00pm Friday 3rd October 2014

CHILDREN at the Radnor Valley Little Dragons playgroup will be clambering to get aboard their latest piece of outdoor equipment.

Roadside herb garden for all to share

Hereford Times: Members of Edible Knighton by the freshly planted herb garden Angie Zelter, Yvonne Baker, Sheila Clark, Pam Grounds and Anne Mary Davies.

12:46pm Friday 3rd October 2014

MEMBERS of the group Edible Knighton have planted a new herb garden on the side of the road between the Offa's Dyke Centre and Knucklas road. Herbs planted include thyme, rosemary, sage, lavender, hyssop, chives as well as pansies to add a bit of colour. The group have planted many fruit trees around the town throughout the year. When the fruits are ripe and the herbs are ready local people are invited to pick and eat them.

First responders get new vehicle and volunteers

Hereford Times: Some of Knighton First Responders including (front) new recruits Rachel Venables, Denise Hobson and Sarah Branford by their new vehicle.

12:44pm Friday 3rd October 2014

KNIGHTON First Responders have bought a new four-wheel drive vehicle and had it marked up with money donated to them by the public and with the help of WR Davies of Newtown and Tracey Stone of Pykefield Signs, Ludlow. The Knighton based responders have also welcomed five new volunteer recruits who have all just started their training. The new volunteers are Denise Hobson, Sarah Branford, Hannah Arrowsmith, Rachel Venables and Steph Mundy.

Leominster Rotary hold an evening of glitter and glamour

Hereford Times: A selection of the 1920s period attire that was on display during the evening.

11:53am Friday 3rd October 2014

AN evening of glitter and glamour was held at Grange Court, Leominster on September 27 to raise funds for Leominster Museum.

Hampton Bishop remembers fallen

Hereford Times: The First World War exhibition in St Andrew's Church helped to raise money for Help for Heroes.

11:17am Friday 3rd October 2014

ORGANISERS would like to thank everyone who helped with the First World War commemoration weekend held in Hampton Bishop in September and everyone who visited and made donations.

Paula makes the cut for charity

Hereford Times: Brave Paula before the big shave.

11:17am Friday 3rd October 2014

PRESTEIGNE woman Paula Randell organised a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support last Friday at the Royal British Legion Club.

BT volunteers build workshops for the vulnerable

Hereford Times: Volunteers from BT put the finishing touches to an A frame workshop.

1:20pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

SEVEN British Telecom managers from around the country joined two of their local colleagues from Madley to volunteer to work for The Cart Shed for two days to create a woodland workshop to be used by vulnerable adults in north Herefordshire.

Your Herefordshire County Times: Abbeydore to Withington, plus clubs and societies, October 2, 2014.

Hereford Times: Prize Hereford bull sold.

1:19pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

Abbeydore

Support for St Michael’s Hospice

Hereford Times: Frome left: Allan Lloyd, Nick Swan and Reverend David Bowen.

11:40am Monday 29th September 2014

VITRUVIAN Lodge of Ross-on-Wye has continued its support for St Michael’s Hospice in line with the wishes of the Masonic Province of Herefordshire.

Treorchy Male Choir success for Knighton Rotary Club

Hereford Times: Treorchy Male Choir

11:38am Monday 29th September 2014

OVER 300 people enjoyed a concert last weekend given by the Treorchy Male Choir in the Knighton Community Centre. The concert was organised by Knighton and District Rotary Club and all the profits will go to charities including the Wales and Midlands Air Ambulances. More details of this can be seen on the Knighton Rotary website.

A celebration of Scouting in Hereford

11:32am Monday 29th September 2014

ON Saturday, Bishops School was the venue for many people involved in Scouting. The event was attended by Lady Darnley, district patron of Scouting, and Sascha Kindred, county president of Scouting. Due to the immense efforts and time donated by many adult volunteers scouting has increased by 34% over the last two years. This was an opportunity to review scouting over the last 12 months and plan how to deliver scouting programs to young people in the future. During the AGM, Lady Darnley addressed those present, acknowledging the efforts of all people involved. Sascha gave a speech and presented some service awards and certificates.

Ross Rotary Club

Hereford Times: Ross Rotary Club treated children from the Marches Family Network to a day out recently.

11:15am Monday 29th September 2014

ON a glorious summer's day a group of guests from Marches Family Network were treated to a day out on one of the Willow Trust boats by Ross Rotary Club. Accompanied by their carers and helpers, our guests had a fantastic trip travelling along the Gloucester Docks and Sharpness Canal. A beautiful fun packed day was had by all who took part.

Llanbadarn Girls raise charity cash

Hereford Times: Katie Fairclough, Jodie Price, musical director Andrew Thomas and Katie Price. Front: Annie Fairclough, Frances Jones and Ffion Price.

1:47pm Friday 26th September 2014

THE Llanbadarn Girls, Frances Jones, Katie and Annie Fairclough, Katie, Jodie and Ffion Price accompanied by Andrew Thomas sang at a concert organised by the Knighton Macmillan Cancer Support group last weekend. The concert attracted a large number of people to the church hall, and raised over £400 for Macmillan. The compere for the afternoon was Philip Price. Jean Price, a member of the Knighton Macmillan group, thanked the girls for their amazing performance and everyone who came along and supported or helped them on the day. Jean also told everyone that the Knighton group was now in its 43rd year and had recently lost their founder member and president Gladys Vogel who had done so much work over the years to raise money for the cancer charity.

Marie Curie Cancer Care benefits from local generosity

Hereford Times: From left: Sue Brambell and volunteer Sarah Blizzard.

1:28pm Friday 26th September 2014

THE Shop at Bromsberrow raised more than £60 from the sale of daffodils in its collection tin which was on the counter for customers to see and donate. The money box was handed over to Sue Brambell, Marie Curie Team Ledbury fundraiser. Spokesperson Jan Long remarked that local people in this small rural village had been very generous in supporting Marie Curie knowing the money raised was going towards a vitally important cause. She said "We will also be holding a coffee morning on Saturday from 10am until 12 noon to raise funds for Macmillan nurses. This fun event will include games and quizzes and of course delicious home made cakes and sweets for which the shop in well known."

Poppy picnic raises over £400 in Presteigne

Hereford Times: The Royal British Legion Club's women's section president Emily Crowe opening the Poppy Picnic.

12:56pm Friday 26th September 2014

MRS Pat Galliers recently held Patty's Poppy Picnic at her home in Townend, Presteigne. Pat sold picnics and organised activities including a treasure hunt, guess the weight of the cake, name the teddy, and guess the amount of sweets in the jar. A 'whisky roll up' was later held at the football club due to the weather being inclement on the day. Pat would like to thank everyone who worked so hard to make the day such a success. Also thank you to the many businesses who donated prizes.

Anniversary sparks generous donation

Hereford Times: Mr William Price and Mrs Muriel Price with Neil Lewis, Wales Air Ambulance Paramedic who accepted the donation from the couple.

12:46pm Friday 26th September 2014

KNIGHTON couple William and Muriel Price celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary (blue sapphire) at their home in the Cwm, Knighton recently by holding an open house for their family and friends. Donations were given instead of presents and the couple presented £120 to paramedic of the Wales Air Ambulance Neil Lewis. William has lived in Knighton all his life and Muriel moved to Knighton after they were married in Evanjobb Baptist Chapel in 1949. The couple have two grown up children and two grandsons. Their children Sue and Raymond now run the family business WE Price that William and Muriel ran until they retired.

Church raises funds with a crafty food festival

12:44pm Friday 26th September 2014

THERE was much excitement as the Madley Food and Craft Festival kicked off on September 27.

Holmer Park staff enjoy 10K Venus Midnight Walk

Hereford Times: The Holmer Park team which took part in the 10K Venus Midnight Walk, back from left, Jane Matthews, Denise Davies, Natalie Lock, Christine Godfrey, Angela Spry. Font, Lisa Frost and Jackie Morris.

2:03pm Thursday 25th September 2014

STAFF from a Hereford health club and spa together with club members put their best foot forward for charity in a huge fundraiser.

Olympian visits the classroom

Hereford Times: Daniel Caines with some of the children at Kington Primary School.

1:55pm Thursday 25th September 2014

THE staff and pupil of Kington Primary School were delighted that Olympian, Daniel Caines, joined them to launch their Be The Best You Can Be initiative. Daniel is one of Great Britain's top runners over 400m and brought his treasured gold medal into school, much to the delight of the children.

RBS Supports Latest Project for the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal Trust

Hereford Times: Photo from left: RBS relationship manager Zarko Hasardzhiev with Steph Pike, legal and project development assistant and David Penny, commercial and technical director both of the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal Trust at their headquarters in Over

1:46pm Thursday 25th September 2014

THE Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has shown its support and commitment to the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal Trust through the provision of a £150,000 loan. This will allow the Trust to develop and own a property at Dymock which will form part of a wider housing development in the local community. This follows only a few months after providing £85,000 part funding to purchase the only waterside pub on the canal route.

Your County Times for Almeley to Vowchurch and Clubs and Societies, week commencing September 25

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6:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

Almeley

Food for thought – or thoughts for local food?

Hereford Times: From left: Ledbury Food Group's Fran Robinson with Christine Hope and Russ Carrington.

2:25pm Friday 19th September 2014

LOCAL food has a strong future asserted Christine Hope, Longtown shopkeeper and rural enterprise champion, in her talk The Future for Local Food? at Ledbury Food Group on September 15.

Wellington Garden Club

Hereford Times: Trophy winners at the recent garden show held in Wellington.

2:01pm Friday 19th September 2014

THE photograph shows some of the trophy winners at the recent garden show held in Wellington in August. The annual show, which is open to members of the garden club and to all residents of Wellington, attracted a lot of interest in both entries and visitors. Despite the weather not having been good to the gardeners this year the standard of entries was high and numbers were on a par with last year and in some classes were actually up. The flower arrangers interpreted the titles imaginatively and again, entries were up. The entries in the non gardening classes, such as cookery, craft and photography also held up well. Members do always try and encourage the young within the village too - the gardeners of the future.

Ledbury Quilters put on a show

1:55pm Friday 19th September 2014

IF you are interested in seeing a colourful exhibition of stitched quilts and textiles, then a visit to Tarrington on the weekend of the October 4 and 5 will be a treat.

Coco runs rings around the competition at Kington

Hereford Times: Chloe and Coco being presented with their first prize by Jenny Dennis at the Kington Show.

12:41pm Friday 19th September 2014

CELEBRATIONS were the order of the day recently for Chloe McLellan, aged 11 years and her cocker spaniel Coco, aged two years.

Knighton Primary School gets top reports

Hereford Times: Pictured in the Welsh book area are Year 3 pupils with acting headteacher Mrs Strong holding a copy of The Little Book of Wales presented to the school by Rev Mark Lawson-Jones.

12:37pm Thursday 18th September 2014

AN Estyn school inspection team has described a local school as providing ‘a wide range of stimulating learning experiences both within and outside the classroom'.

The Dragon Fire Club needs your vote!

Hereford Times: Children who attend the Dragon Fire Club and leaders with Dai the dragon.

12:35pm Thursday 18th September 2014

PLAY leaders, parents and children of the Dragon Fire Club in New Radnor are asking people to vote for the club to enable them to get a share of the Lloyd’s Bank Community Fund. Parent Shirley Hughes said, if the bid is successful, the funding will enable the club to carry on building on the fantastic children's facility which we have in New Radnor. Our club is invaluable to the local community. An award would give us the opportunity to provide a range of exciting activities and experiences for children of all abilities, aged three to 14. We would like to arrange a variety of workshops, purchase materials for forest school and den-building sessions, plus resources for arts and craft activities. Shirley added: "Please spare a minute and vote for Dragon Fire Club in the Lloyds Bank Community Fund.” To vote, go to communityfund.lloydsbank.com and search for 'Dragon Fire'.

Sainsbury's birthday bash

Hereford Times: Ross-on-Wye Sainsbury's staff past and present gather at the store's birthday party. PHOTO: William Henderson Photography

12:31pm Thursday 18th September 2014

LAST week Sainsbury’s Ross-on-Wye threw a party for its colleagues past and present to celebrate the store's fifth birthday.

Eaton Bishop

Hereford Times: Classic cars on show at Eaton Bishop summer fete.

12:11pm Thursday 18th September 2014

ONCE again, Eaton Bishop had a very successful summer fete at The White House with visitors enjoying a barbecue, cream teas, ice cream and liquid refreshment from the pub and Pimm's bar, browsing various stalls, admiring the collection of military vehicles and classic cars and trying their hand at games such as skittles, splat-a-rat, golf, shove whisky, wine or water, to name a few. The children were able to have their faces painted, participate in the garden treasure hunt and enter the fancy dress competition which was judged by The Sheriff with his assistant, Jules - a very difficult task as all the costumes were wonderful. First prize went to Olivia, Ella and Lara Main who dressed as Dorothy (with Toto the dog aka Benson), Cowardly Lion and Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz.

India’s channel swim for charity

Hereford Times: India Parkman swam the length of the English Channel in aid of Sue Ryder Care.

11:55am Thursday 18th September 2014

A SELFLESS schoolgirl volunteered a week of her time to swim the length of the English Channel for charity.



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