News from around the district

Binbrook School held their own Race for Life event to raise money for Cancer Research UK
Binbrook School held their own Race for Life event to raise money for Cancer Research UK

In the pink for charity


Children at Binbrook Primary School put their best foot forward to support Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life fundraiser.

All the children were sponsored to run, walk or skip a mile - three times round the school field - and parents and grandparents could join in too for a small donation to the cause.

Teacher Tracey Walker-Brown instigated the fundraiser and was delighted with the support shown, although the exact amount raised won’t be known for a week or so.

And Friends of School were on hand as always to provide much needed refreshments after the exertions of the day.

Emergency Services Day - The children’s centre is inviting parents to come along to an Emergency Service Day next Wednesday, July 3.

Representatives from the services will be on hand to talk to visitors between 12 noon and 2pm.

And visitors are also invited to take along a picnic to make the best of the day.

The village hall will be used if the weather is bad.

South Willingham

Pottery at WI - Potter John Teanby was guest speaker at the recent meeting of Hainton and district WI held in the parish hall.

John took along his potter’s wheel and a display of his work to illustrate his talk on pottery.

He also demonstrated the art by producing three more items for his interested audience.

The competition for a member’s own favourite piece of pottery was won by Vera Miles, with Celia Payne second and Yvonne Twitchett third.

The best flower arrangements in a jam jar for the flower of the month competition were shown by 1 Stella Gray, 2 Ann Ringrose and 3 Celia Payne.


Community gardeners - The Royal Horticultural Society Garden at Wisley is the venue for the next coach outing being organised by the group for Saturday, June 29.

There are still a few seats available - call Carole on 01673 858165 for more details.

Walking women- WI members are following their Olympic Trail by continuing with the regular programme of walks and exercise they started when they joined the WI challenge last year.

Fiskerton Fen Nature Reserve was the choice for their latest venture and 15 members all enjoyed a lovely evening there.

The delightful rural surroundings are a haven for wildlife and they were able to admire many different species as they walked along the river bank and also from the hide as a vantage point at the pond.

To round off the evening, President Margaret Kane produced a light supper.

East Barkwith

Gardeners on tour - The Birmingham Botanical Gardens and the Black Country Living Museum were included in a full programme for the recent trip organised by Les Robinson, which included an overnight stay.

After leaving the village early , they called at Palmers Garden Centre near Leicester and once at Birmingham spent time touring the Botanical gardens, where there was lots to keep everyone happily exploring for hours.

The coach then ferried them to the hotel where their meal was waiting and this was followed by musical entertainment.

There were quizzes too on a variety of topics to keep the visitors occupied or free time to spend as they wished.

After a hearty breakfast, it was off to the living museum, where there was a trip down a coal mine or along the canal to see the old lime stone workings .

One of the highlights of the day was a visit to the traditional fish and chip shop, where the food was served in the daily newspaper in the good old fashioned way.