Plate unclaimed from Afternoon Tea on 9th August

From Jean Atkin:

I still have a plate (see picture below) that was brought to our final Afternoon Tea on Sunday 9th August. I would like to return it to its owner.

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Please contact me at jean.atkin111@gmail.com.

 

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Children’s charity sponsorship appeal – Jamie’s Farm

From Tracy Branson in the Lower Village:

Many of the village residents know I  am competing in an ultra distance triathlon on the 26th Sept in Majorca.

I will be starting with a 2.5 mile swim, followed by 112 mile bike ride then running a full marathon. You will have probably seen me running or cycling round the village as my training programme is drawing to a close after 9 months – at last!!!

I have decided to raise money for charity and have chosen Jamie’s Farm in Box. However, they do have two other sites in Hertfordshire and London. 

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Every year 10,000 children are excluded from school, and 5% of children leave school with no qualifications, it has recently been acknowledged that improving soft skills and non cognitive attributes, alongside academic achievement, are essential for employability and reducing exclusion rates in schools.

Jamie’s Farm transforms the lives of vulnerable children (many from within the care system) between the ages of 11-16 from inner city schools, through a unique combination of family farming and therapy during an intenesive week long residential living and working on a farm.

Children receive support in 1:1 and group settings and are involed in all aspects of farm life from lambing to gardening, log chopping to cooking, In order to ensure changes last, they provide a robust follow up programme with schools and training for visiting staff.

Jamie’s Farm take in up to 45 children per week and have now impacted the lives of over 2600 children. 88% of children improved their self esteem, 61% their engagement with school and 61% their behaviour six weeks on.

Some of the villagers have enquired and offered to donate to my chosen charity, if you would like to donate, please either use the following link or there will be a sponsorship form in the South Wraxall Club.

https://www.justgiving.com/Tracy-Branson1/

Thank you for your support.

Tracy

 

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An invitation to South Wraxall Club’s “End of Summer” event

The South Wraxall Club cordially invites all villagers, member or not, to come to the Club’s “End of Summer, Thank Goodness the School Holidays are Over, Strangers Party” on Sunday 6th September from 12.00 Midday. Quality beers, wines and spirits at Club prices, free BBQ, duck races in the brook, live music and all things good, including blazing hot sunshine. Please feel free to come on down and visit this unique amenity in our village.

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Pet shop job vacancy

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Quiz night in aid of Save the Children at South Wraxall Village Hall on Friday, September 25th

There’s to be another super quiz night in aid of Save the Children at South Wraxall Village Hall on Friday, September 25th.

Please arrive from 7pm for a prompt start at 7.30pm and enter teams of approximately 6 people, or buy your ticket and join a team on the night.

The cost is £7.50 per person, to include a ploughman’s supper. Please bring your own drinks.

Contact Sarah to book your place: 01225 868667

We look forward to seeing you on the night!

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A momento: photographs of the recent SKY filming in the village

Thanks to Valerie Sumsion-Martin and Nicky Minter for these photographs:Slide4 Slide3 Slide2 Slide1

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Kingsdown to Bathford road blocked

From Claire Giles:

A tree has fallen and is blocking the road from Kingsdown to Bathford.

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