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Review of 2013: April

From left: Ready to go! Rick Merrall, Lewis King, Jacquie Hughes, Sharon Apps, Shelley Barker, Deb Barker, Trish Emerson, Andy Emerson and Mike Galligan

From left: Ready to go! Rick Merrall, Lewis King, Jacquie Hughes, Sharon Apps, Shelley Barker, Deb Barker, Trish Emerson, Andy Emerson and Mike Galligan

You could not fail to be moved by little Harry Thomas’s story featured on the front page at the start of April.

The brave baby from Market Rasen made a seemingly miraculous recovery from a rare kidney disease after the NHS approved funding for life-saving drugs.

His mum Claire began petitioning to get the ‘miracle’ drug rolled out nationally and the whole community got behind her fight.

The Rasen Mail caught up with South Kelsey Olympic Torchbearer Alice Kaye ahead of her trip to the USA to compete in an exclusive university athletics competition.

The talented 18-year-old runner was excited to represent Britain at the historic Transatlantic Series, competing against students from top universities such as Harvard and Yale.

After 42 years’ dedication to improving the talent and the course at Market Rasen and District Golf Club, professional Tony Chester retired.

More than 100 club members turned out for a special shotgun golf tournament to say farewell to Tony, described as the ‘modest man of golf’.

West Lindsey District Council and Market Rasen Town Council renewed their commitment to providing leisure facilities for the area.

WLDC said it was developing a strategy to improve leisure provision for the east of the district. And Market Rasen Mayor Steve Bunney met West Lindsey officers to discuss the situation - and how there was far more on offer in Gainsborough.

Caistor councillors and In Bloom group members made a rallying call to residents after saying they had never seen the town so dirty. Several town ‘tidy ups’ were held to clear litter from the streets and Caistor started looking a lot better.

The town council said snowfall and constant gritting had not helped the situation.

International friendships were rekindled when Market Rasen Rotarians welcomed 35 visitors from Wieringen Rotary Club in Holland. The two clubs have been linked since the first twinning event back in 1979 and members meet up every two years in alternate countries - meaning it had been four years since the Dutch Rotarians last visited Market Rasen. During their stay, they had a packed itinerary, visiting local attractions such as Lincoln Cathedral and Pipers Crisps.

 

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