Review of Year Part Three: Milestone birthdays and superstar dates

Getting ready for the Sport Relief Bake Off at Legsby EMN-141217-114338001
Getting ready for the Sport Relief Bake Off at Legsby EMN-141217-114338001

There were 100 reasons for a Rasen resident to celebrate in March and admitted a thimbleful of brandy was the key to longevity.

Nancy Bamford marked her 100th birthday with a party for family and friends.

Also celebrating this month was dog lover Connie Critcher, who was named Young Groomer of the Year by the Young Kennel Club.

It was announced 2012 X Factor winner James Arthur was to headline at the Rasen Rocks event at the racecourse.

A group of De Aston students proved ‘HAppiness’ was the key to success.

The budding entrepreneurs walked away with a £500 prize, courtesy of The Oglesby Charitable Trust, to develop their mood app after winning over the panel in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style competition.

Always at the forefront of residents’ minds, your Rasen Mail teamed up with Inspector Simon Outen, to answer queries, concerns or ideas on how to improve policing in the Market Rasen and Caistor area.

This followed a public meeting where residents had raised a number of concerns.

From yummy cakes to cycling challenges, people across the area got behind this year’s Sport Relief appeal.

And also planning to raise money for charity was Rasen woman June True.

Breast cancer survivor June had the idea of creating a calendar featuring local people who had also beaten breast cancer and asked for the Rasen Mail to help her find her month models.

Caistor was saddened to hear their former GP Geoff Wood had been killed in a motorbike crash.

And tributes were also paid to popular teacher and sportsman Adrian Gibbons, who died at his Brigg home following a heart attack, aged 62.