Regular Events and Information
Last Sun of Month: Patmore Heath Volunteer Group 10 a.m. - 12 noon
Every Mon: Albury Badminton Club at the Village Hall 8 – 10 pm
1st Tues of Month: Albury Parish Council Meeting, Village Hall 7.00pm
email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07812 074938
Meetings held in: February, March, April, May, June, September, October and November.
2nd Tues of Month: Little Hadham & Albury Parish Club
Little Hadham Village Hall 7.45 for 8pm start
Albury’s Police Constable; PCSO 6666 Amanda Higham, DC 5 Tony Morris
Contact No: 0845 33 00 222
Every other Tues Mobile Library:-
10.00-10.30 at Village Hall car park
10.35-10.55 at Parsonage Lane
11.05-11.25 at Patmore Heath (opp. Rose Cottage)
Albury’s Acorns Pre-School: (village hall)
Sessions available for children 2 to 5 yrs. Also suitable for Early Years children of
Albury School with transport of children from school to hall provided.
Every Weekday Morning: 9am-1pm:
Contact: Zoey Kelly: 771407 /07826 303560. Or e-mail; email@example.com
Albury Village Website; www.alburyvillage.org.uk
EDITOR; Pam Blevins .Pear tree Cottage. Patmore Heath. Albury. Herts. SG11 2LX
Tel: 01279 771999. E-MAIL; firstname.lastname@example.org ALL EDITORIAL, ADVERTS &
FEES BY THE 18 LATEST PLEASE.
ADVERTISING; Colette Moase; Tel: 01279 771615
Cover Picture: Pam Blevins
NEED A VENUE FOR A WEDDING
RECEPTION, BUSINESS MEETING
OR FAMILY PARTY?
How about your own award-winning
Village Hall? Close to the School
and Church, Albury Village Hall is a
beautiful and accessible venue for
business or pleasure.
For booking details call
Lesley on 01279 776190
Or visit www.alburyvillage.org.uk
ASH AND QUIN VALLEYS TEAM
St Mary’s Albury, St Cecilia’s Little Hadham, St Andrew’s with Holy Cross and St Thomas’ Much
Hadham, St Mary’s Braughing, St Mary’s Furneux Pelham, St Mary’s Stocking Pelham.
Churchwardens: Giles Pitman, Penny Cottage, Patmore Heath, Albury. Tel: 771293
Dr Peter Radley, Christy’s, Albury End. Tel: 771291
Sunday 1st August Trinity 9 (Proper13)
11.15 am Parish Communion Celebrant and Preacher the Rector St Mary’s
Sunday 8th August Trinity 10 (Proper 14)
9.30am Shared Communion St Cecilia’s, Little Hadham
Celebrant and Preacher Chris Boulton
5.00pm Taizé Service St Andrew’s, Much Hadham
Sunday 15th August Trinity 11 (Proper 15)
9.15am Parish Communion St Andrew’s, Much Hadham
Celebrant and Preacher Chris Boulton
NO EVENSONG AT ALBURY
Sunday 22nd August Trinity 12 (Proper 16)
11.15am Parish Communion Celebrant and Preacher Chris Boulton St Mary’s
6.00pm Evensong St Cecilia’s, Little Hadham
Sunday 29th August Trinity 13 (Proper 17)
9.15am Shared Benefice Communion St Andrew’s, Much Hadham
Team Rector: Chris Boulton Tel: 01279 842609 Email: email@example.com
Team Vicar: Revd. Jeanette Gosney Tel: 01920 822619 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Asst. Priest: Revd. Clive Slaughter Tel: 01279 844955 Email: email@example.com
Lifts to church: Should anyone need a lift please contact the churchwarden.
Roman Catholic Mass:
Furneux Pelham, Chapel of the Annunciation – Saturdays 6pm – Tel: 777 795
Puckeridge, St Thomas of Canterbury – Saturday 6pm
Much Hadham, St Andrew’s/Holy Cross - Sundays 11 am
Old Hall Green, St Edmund of Canterbury - Sundays 11 am
Within our congregations we have a network of people who will receive prayer requests.
Whatever the problem, worry, anxiety or personal need, when received, will be forwarded to the
people on the chain who will pray immediately for each request for a period of time. All requests
will be confidential.
Please ring anytime: Janet: 842671
Rector’s Letter August 2010
We have another new Bishop, the Bishop of Hertford, to replace Christopher Foster
who left to be Bishop of Portsmouth. He is Paul Bayes; his wife is called Kate and he
has three grown up children. Paul has been National Mission and Evangelism Advisor
to the Church of England. For now, we have a non controversial figure, who will bring
many gifts to his role as area Bishop. We welcome him.
One day in the future perhaps another Rector will be announcing the appointment of
a woman Bishop, or a gay Bishop, or both. In my time as Rector it is unlikely now
that we shall have a woman Bishop in this area. Some would say that the Church of
England will be so split that we will disintegrate and there will be no Rector in this
place, male or female. If this is to be the case, it will not be because of arguments
about gender, but because we are regarded as unnecessary and irrelevant to the
community we serve. I do not know the future, but I have faith that the spirit of
Anglicanism will find a place to continue.
So what was going on at the recent Synod of York?
We do already have female Bishops in the world wide Anglican Communion, and they
have been well received. We already have agreed in principle to ordain women to the
episcopacy in the Church of England; since the ordination of women to the priesthood
had opened the way for this. There is already provision for those who cannot accept
the authority or validity of the women‟s orders to find alternative ministry and
oversight. It is too late to put the genie back in the bottle. The Archbishops wanted to
provide more legal backing for “flying” male bishops to go into Dioceses and provide a
stronger alternative oversight. I think they were primarily motivated by issues of
unity in the wider Anglican Communion rather than the Church of England itself. But
this proposal was deemed unnecessary by a majority of the clergy, since there are
already plenty of male Bishops to give alternative care.
The truth is that the Anglican Communion has always been divided, or less
pejoratively, diverse, in its theology and practice. In our theology of Church, of
Biblical interpretation, of sacramental practice, even of basic doctrines we have
argued and diverged. If now some want to make this single issue the one and only
cause, then no compromise will satisfy. Some are using it as an excuse to vent their
feelings about a host of other issues; all of us involved are motivated by a complex
mixture of attitudes and convictions.
Meanwhile most of our society doesn’t care.
And that is surely the vital truth. There are so many more important matters to deal
with: War, terrorism, poverty, disease, over population, environmental degradation,
to name but a few. We in the Church need to keep our eye on the main reason for
being; namely bringing people nearer to God and to the spirit of Jesus, and working
for a time when we no longer need the Church, because the Kingdom of God will be
established upon earth.
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If you fancy a Sunday Bike Ride that can help raise important funds for local heritage then this might be
for you. Most local churches and chapels are open on Sunday 11th September and by cycling to them
you can raise money for Albury Church. You can visit as many or as few as you like between 10am and
6pm. Details and sponsor forms are on the table just inside the church or call Vanessa on 771205
Patmore Wildlife – Gavin Vicary
A walk across Patmore Heath in late summer will soon reveal lots of grasshoppers
and sometimes crickets. In some areas, each step will send a small shower of them
jumping for cover.
The ancient grasslands on Patmore Heath Patmore support several
different types of grasshopper and cricket and are one of the best sites in
the county for several species.
The Main differences between the two are that crickets have long
antennae and tend to come out at dusk whereas grasshopper‟s antennae are
shorter and they are around during the day. Grasshoppers are almost entirely
vegetarian, usually eating grass, but crickets will also eat animal matter including the
larvae of other insects.
There are just over 30 species in the UK and most are good at jumping, having
enlarged back legs for the purpose, although a few species such as the mole cricket
cannot jump. They make their song by stridulating or rubbing their wings or hind
legs and wings together.
The juveniles look just like the adults but smaller. They pass through several stages
called instars moulting and getting bigger as they go through each stage.
They are an important food source for some birds including kestrels which can often
be seen hunting for them. Crickets will sometimes enter our homes but are often
easier to hear than see. One species, the house cricket, was introduced from Africa
and lives in our houses which give it the warmth it needs to survive.
Work Party Dates
Work Parties are held on Patmore Heath on the last Sunday of the month from 10.00
-12.00 September to April. The work parties are a great way to keep fit and get
outdoors in to the countryside and fresh air. They also help protect the rare wildlife
that is found at Patmore Heath. Everyone welcome – the next dates are;
26th September 31st October
Saturday 25th September 7.00 pm Village Hall
A great evening for the whole family
Tickets £5 per adult or £15 for a family of 2 adults and up to 4 children.
Tickets will be available from September 1st from Stephanie Stroud 771478, Pam Webb 771465,
Lynn Law 776227 and Pat Dyson 771379.
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DOWN AT THE DOCTORS AUGUST 2010
I trust that you have all been enjoying this spell of good weather, as reported elsewhere by my neighbour
and hope that you are all being sensible by wearing hats, using plenty of high factor sun protection creams
and drinking lots of water.
Some of you have been concerned about the recent notification regarding changes to ordering repeat
prescriptions. From 1st September, following strict PCT guidance, we will no longer be taking such orders
by telephone and you will not be able to leave your request on an answer phone; it has been shown
repeatedly, throughout the NHS, that this is one of the main causes of medication error. You will, however,
now have 5 ways to order your repeat prescriptions: 1. By post; 2. By using the existing drop-in-box just
inside the main door; 3. When you collect your medication from the dispensary, by completing the right
hand strip and leaving it with us (this option will also be available to those collecting from the branch
surgeries) 4. By fax on 01279 843973; 5. By e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) There will be notices in all our
surgeries for those that don’t subscribe to their parish magazines (shame on you!!) or who live elsewhere.
Soon, we hope to have a website (as previously mentioned) which will add a further option and will be
separate from the e-mail address above.
I am pleased to say that the Hunsdon village hall building work is almost completed and we hope to restart
surgeries there in the first week of September, after a gap of 6 months. In addition to yours truly, we will
hopefully have a regular nurse practitioner session, which we have been providing at Little Hadham since
the first week of June, and this seems to be very popular.
Finally, I hope you all have a good summer break; no doubt the fine weather will change just in time for the
In 1972 some of the residents of Albury came up with the idea of holding a
The first Summer Fayre was held on the Dole Field in 1973 but sadly it came to an
end in 1982.
As it has been nearly 28 years since the last Summer Fayre, we thought it would
be a good idea to re open the event for the benefit of the villagers and for its
history, we are hoping to organise it for 18th June 2011.
We are looking for volunteers to help with the running of this, so if you would be
interested, please contact:
Marie Hoy on 01279 776221/ email@example.com
All the proceeds will be put towards the Village School and future Village Fayres.
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Albury 60 + News
On the 20th may members and committee enjoyed afternoon tea and games at the village hall, the
weather was beautiful and we all sat on the terrace at the rear of the hall under the canopy and
admired the view. All agreed that we are very privileged to live in such a beautiful village. The
home made cakes were delicious thanks to the excellent cooks on our committee, however I do
think a fair amount of cheating went on in the game of bingo ,of course we did have some
fabulous prizes !
The 30th June was our trip to Harlow garden centre, another beautiful day, 14 members and
committee travelled on the mini bus. We were fortunate enough to have lunch outside, then had a
browse among all the beautiful plants on offer.
We did manage to squeeze our purchases on the bus without having to leave anyone behind, so
Albury gardens will be even more beautiful this summer.
Many thanks to Grove Cottage for the loan of the bus and to Stephanie for her excellent driving.
HARRY AND ZAK
We have just returned from visiting Harry and Zak at the Donkey Sanctuary in
Devon, hence the front cover photo – (Editor‟s perk!)
Both boys are fit and well and have joined a group of 103 young male donkeys at one
of the Sanctuaries outlying farms! They have hundreds of acres to run about in, like
youngsters do! This photo shows a few of their new friends that came to see what we
were up to! We were both so impressed by the Sanctuary and everyone we met there
was very helpful and friendly. They currently have 5000 donkeys in their care, that
are homed at the Slade Centre or one of the other 7 farms. Check out their website.
Although Harry‟s operation has not cured his condition, it has bought him precious
time and the vets at the Sanctuary are hopeful of being able to operate further when
the time comes, fingers crossed! I‟m already planning my next trip - Pam
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Coffee Morning for Isabel Hospice
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You are welcome to attend our fundraising coffee mornings, held the second Tuesday
of the month at Markwell Pavilion in Bishop's Stortford. Enquiries telephone 01279
Sat 14 Aug 2010
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Fun Competitions (£1 per entry): Longest Runner Bean - Biggest Onion - Best Tasting
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Auction & raffle. Lussmans refreshments.
Hello boys and girls, mums and dads!
Yes, it‟s that time of year again when we begin planning the pantomime for January
2011. It will be the 40th anniversary of the Little Hadham Pantomime Group and we
are going to perform an old favourite, with some 21st century flavour, namely
Our producer/director will be Sue Wetherall, who has promised lots of action, colour,
magic and special effects (ooooh!) So make sure you‟re free for one of the two
weekends at the end of January so that you don‟t miss this splendiferous show.
To be totally honest, I‟m a bit put out by the fact that I will have to share top billing
(after Cinders of course) with ANOTHER DAME! As you know, Cinderella has 2 ugly
sisters but I can assure you that I will be the prettiest one.
If anyone is interested in either treading the boards or helping out, rehearsals begin
on Thursday 9th September in Little Hadham Village Hall and all newcomers will be
most welcome (“Oh yes they will”) For more information, or to register your interest,
please feel free to call either 01279 843235 or 07905222358 and I will arrange for
your vital measurements to be taken!
Recycling Days for August
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Black Bin 3rd/17th
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Hello, and greetings from sunny Vancouver,
I was hoping you might be able to tell me something about the Faircloth (or
Fairclough) family of Albury. My Gt Uncle Oliver Faircloth was killed in WW1, (Middx
regt) and we always thought that he died childless. I have just discovered that he had
7 children, and lived in Albury. Their names were Peter 1909, Beatrice 1910,
Gwendoline 1911, Ethel, 1913, Florence 1914, Leonard 1915 and Olive 1917. (born
Bishops Stortford) We few remaining Faircloths are hoping to find our long lost
cousins, I hope you can help.
The Faircloths have a longer history as yeoman farmers in the area. Edward, born
1711 took out a 21 year lease on Broken Green Farm in 1746. His sons Edward and
William, born 1758 and 59, extended the lease and took out another at Sacomb Hill
Farm. I believe that this group was from a different line of the same family.They are
descended from John 1522-87 and wife Margaret Cherry of Ravensden Manor in
The Fairclough Family are ancestors of the presidents Bush and Jefferson, Princess
Diana, Winston Churchill, and Lady Godiva. Through the marriage of Sir Ralph III De
Fairclough, 1462, to Grace Standish, they are descendants of the Scottish Royal
family. They originated in Lancashire. Sir Lawrence II de Fairclough (father of Sir
Ralph) bought land in Weston, Herts in the mid 1400s, where he built Faircloth Hall.
This was the family seat until the 1600s when the baronetcy became extinct after
many members moved to the USA.
A "new " house, built in the 1700s, remains on the site, and is sometimes called Halls
My gt Uncle Leonard, the brother of Oliver, died
aged 99, in Ware. He was the groundskeeper for a
large house with a stone grotto in Ware. His only
child - son Reginald was thought to be the last
male Faircloth of this line. He would be delighted to
know that there are more out there!
The attached photo shows Oliver (standing) with
one of his younger brothers, and his father George
Faircloth, born Gt Bardfield, lived Takeley. His wife
is Betsy Piper of Takeley. At one time, George and
Betsy ran the Rose and Crown on Station Rd. in
If there are any Faircloths still living in Albury, I
would be so obliged to you if you could pass this
along to them, or better yet, if you could let me
know of a way to contact them.
Thank you so much
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Little Hadham & Albury Social Club
Little Hadham & Albury Social Club – Our July meeting was both harrowing and uplifting,
when Violet and Bob Slade, with their two Pat Dogs, told us of their involvement with the
Chernobyl children. They are both championship judges at dog shows and in 1997 were
invited to judge in Russia. First hand they saw how everyone was affected by the Chernobyl
disaster and they vowed to help. This they have done by yearly visits, taking with them
medical supplies, clothes, books and school equipment and much more. They have funded
the refurbishment of a Polly clinic for sick children. Perhaps most importantly they have
continued friendship and watched children grow and improve and given them hope. The
Chernigov community thanked Violet and Bob by sending two of their very special Russian
Black Terrier puppies. They have bred from Nina and Ludvic and a three year old
descendent, plus a miniature Poodle, showed their skills as Pat dogs. Violet takes them into
various wards at Addenbrookes Hospital and the patients gain tremendous pleasure at being
able to just pat them. A truly inspiring evening.
Barbara had arranged celebratory refreshments in memory of Gladys Hounsell and told of her
many involvements in the village.
As we go to press there are still 5 spaces remaining for our trip to Elton Hall on Monday, 23rd
August – Tel 658585 for details.
Our August 10th meeting is a social evening. Everyone is welcome. There will be a „Sales
Table‟ and items can be sold for charity or yourself. Admission still £1.50, including
refreshments, with a raffle and charity book sales. Tel 771580 or 658585 for information.
Little Hadham and Albury Garden Club – Karin Green
Attention All Talented Gardeners & Chefs. dabble in
Do you have any Would your children
like to try their hand at
fruit and veg? a fun competition?
Little Hadham & Albury Gardening Club’s Autumn Show is on SATURDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER
at Little Hadham Village Hall. Why do give it a go? Show schedules are available at Little Hadham
Post Office. Show us you talents.
When the nights start to draw in how about coming to one of our talks – Tuesday 19th
October – Berries & Bark, Tuesday 16th November – Plants of the Southern Hemisphere.
Held at Little Hadham Village Hall, talks start at 8pm. Everyone welcome.
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Albury Primary School
Well done to our Year 6 children for their outstanding SATS results. You have all worked very
hard and all deserve these great results!
Tesco’s & Sainsbury’s Vouchers
A big thank you to everyone in the village who passed on their Tesco‟s and Sainsbury‟s
vouchers to the school. These have all now been sent off with our orders for some great
new equipment for the school which we should receive sometime after the summer holiday.
Recently some our Albury Athletes participated in their second Fun Triathlon for Leukaemia &
Lymphoma Research at Melbourn Village College.
Toby Moring massively improved his time of last year in 7.01, scooping the 3rd place trophy
in the largest 7/8 years class. Similarly improved form was found by Sarah
Townsley amongst the 27 competitors in the 9/10 age group where she was the 3rd fastest
girl in 11.59 being narrowly beaten by Jordan Badman in 11.53 who was just outside the
trophies this year in 4th place overall. In a well-executed but frustrating competition, both
Jordan and Lewis Trow were knocked from their bikes adding seconds to their times, Lewis
finishing 7th in the age group overall but only 46 seconds behind the winner who completed
the 60m swim, 1000m cycle and 800m run in 11.27 indicating what a competitive class this
Congratulations to all those who participated in this gruelling event and for the excellent
commitment and support of their friends, families and team mates.
Class 3 Lathom School “Penpals”
Class 3 went to East Ham to visit Lathom Junior School to see their penpals that they have
been writing to since September. They all had a great time and saw how their penpals lived
in a different environment. When the children walked down the High Street they were
amazed to see so many people and shops crammed together. The visit was a real eye-
opener and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Recently the girls from Lathom School came to
visit Albury. Class 3 showed them around the school and took them to the bomb crater.
They said the best bit about the day was the bomb crater and meeting all teachers and
pupils. They said they were shocked that it was such a small school!
Class 2 Visit to Henry Moore Foundation
The KS2 art topic for the summer term was „can we change places‟. This topic explored how
art and sculpture is used in public spaces. In order to help support the children‟s learning a
class trip to the Henry Moore Foundation at Perry Green was organised. On arrival at the
Foundation we were greeted by the very knowledgeable guide Mari. Mari guided the children
round the 60 acres of beautiful grounds whilst discussing the Henry Moore sculptures on
display. Albury Staff were hugely proud of the children when staff at the foundation remarked
on the quality of the children‟s ideas as well as their excellent behaviour.
Gifted & Talented Science Enrichment Day for Years 5 & 6
Recently, Sarah Townsley and Imogen Halliday went to the Herts & Essex High School to
participate in a fun Science Day. The day was for gifted and talented children to experience
what science is like in secondary schools. Activities included batteries, fruit batteries, metals
and Bunsen burners. Sarah (10) said “My favourite part of the day was using the Bunsen
burners because we made lots of different coloured flames.” Both the girls had lots of fun
and learned lots of new things.
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GARDENING TIPS FROM THE HEATH – Pat Dyson
Medicinal Plants A Pharmacy in your garden
Many common plants have medicinal properties, and herbal teas, tincture, and syrups
are simple to prepare. Calming Camomile A cup of camomile at bedtime can help
relax, and enjoy a deep untroubled sleep. Use fresh flowers as soon as they open.
Pep up with Peppermint. Wake up to a cup of peppermint tea and start the day
feeling bright and fresh. Can also be effective in the treatment of chills, fevers,
hiccups, and heartburn.
Antiseptic Mouthwash. A tincture of dried or fresh thyme makes an excellent
mouthwash and can relieve the discomfort caused by mouth ulcers and inflamed
Out with Gout
Parsley is a diuretic, can relieve symptoms of arthritis and gout. Its high vitamin C
content enhances the body‟s ability to absorb iron, and is a good treatment for iron
deficiency anaemia. Removes the smell of onions and garlic from the breath.
Coffee break. The roots can be grounded and roasted to make an excellent caffeine
Best known to country folk as pee the bed.
Dandelion leaves have long been recognised as a remedy for urinary infections.
In the Victorian spirit, No Victorian lady would have dreamed of leaving home without
her smelling bottle .It is quite easy to make the same spirit of lavender that was
contained in those bottles. Simply put some lavender flowers in a bowl then add a
little brandy or gin, cover the bowl and leave to soak for a few days, strain the
mixture, inhale the spirit or apply in small drops to the pulse points to help ease
tension and relieve anxiety.
THE VET FROM VUVUZELA LAND
With the famous buzz of the world cup dying down in sunny South Africa I just
wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself to the community of Albury. I
have been made to feel very welcome since taking over the Medivet A120 Veterinary
Centre on Standon Road and would thus like to make a constructive contribution to
the community in the form of a vet column which I will contribute to the news letter
for each issue. The column will cover most important veterinary topics.
I qualified at the Onderstepoort Veterinary School in Pretoria in 1996. I then spent
the next 5yrs working in mixed large animal practice in Johannesburg after which I
returned to my home town near Durban in the province of Kwazulu – Natal. I
subsequently spent the next four years working in an exclusively small animal
practice. In 2006 I joined the South African Police as the section head of veterinary
services in my province. This entailed being based at one of the largest police dog
units in the country and doing all the veterinary work for the dog and mounted units.
I have many fond memories and amazing stories that I hope to share at some point
in the future.
Finally, I arrived in the UK in January 2009 and although my decision to stay was
somewhat unexpected I am pleased to have landed in this beautiful and peaceful little
corner of England. Helen Pringle BVSc.MRCVS
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Calling all Albury-ites
I've recently become a volunteer fundraiser for Cancer Research UK and am part of
the Ware area fundraising group. As such I'll be helping to organise various
fundraising events in the area. If you are sympathetic to the charity, then you can
keep in touch with our group's activities via Twitter at www.twitter.com/crukware.
We'll also be building a presence on Facebook in due course, if that's your preferred
social networking site.
We always welcome support from local volunteers. You can contact the local
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The next major national fundraising event is the Run10k event, which is happening at
various locations around the country during September and October. It's a great
reason to get fit and help raise money for a worthy cause at the same time! You can
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also more than welcome to use our JustGiving page to collect funds from sponsors.
This is at www.justgiving.com/cruk-ware. We want to raise £1m for Cancer Research
from across the region so all help is very welcome!
Many thanks in anticipation!
Emma & Barry Eldridge
On the Birth of
6th June 2010
a new sister for Haydn who is being a super big brother.
D. BONNEY & SONS
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St Mary’s Church, Braughing
Displays created by local
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