Arthur Rank House Hospice Charity – Bridge the Gap

Bridge the Gap will take a walk on the wild side this year, with the University of Cambridge’s Museum of Zoology

Bridge the Gap charity walk sponsored by Cambridge Building Society, was launched at Emmanuel College last night. The College is one of six highlights which will be featured on the famed annual walk on Sunday 9 September.

In its 17th year, Bridge the Gap starts from Parker’s Piece and will additionally meander through Christ’s College, Sidney Sussex College, St Catharine’s College and Pembroke College as well as pausing for walkers to enjoy an eagerly anticipated opportunity to see inside the Museum of Zoology. The addition of this captivating museum will be a real highlight for walkers, as they stroll the route, with the Society of Cambridge Tourist Guides also on hand throughout with further information about their stunning grounds and features.

Peter Burrows, Finance Director at Cambridge Building Society – which this year celebrates a decade of helping fund and organise the event – comments: “Bridge the Gap not only gives an opportunity to explore the Colleges, that those who live here might take for granted, but it raises much needed funds for two local charities whose valuable work really does make a difference to people’s lives.”

Neil Perry, Chief Executive of Romsey Mill, adds: “Every one of the 2000 walkers who takes part is helping others in a very real and practical sense: they are partnering with Romsey Mill and Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, and helping us in our respective work to support people in our own communities who are going through some really tough times.”

Sign up at http://www.arhc.org.uk/BTG (online registration available until 1pm on Friday 7 September), call 01223 675888, or pick up a registration form in person from Romsey Mill (Hemingford Road, Cambridge), the Arthur Rank Hospice (adjacent to the Babraham Road Park & Ride) or any of the Charities’ shops.  Forms will also be available from The Cambridge Building Society branches across the county from August 2018.

Prices are £18 per adult, or £20 on the day. Children are free of charge when accompanied by a paying adult. Groups of friends, families or work colleagues are also welcome and special rates of £15 per person within a group of 10 or more are available until Friday 7 September (for groups call Arthur Rank Hospice Charity on 01223 675888).

Cottenham Holiday Club 2018 | Psalm Tree Island

Join us for an adventure on Psalm Tree Island – Life is a journey with ‘Highs and Lows’ – at Cottenham Holiday Club 2018.

Join the Watt family as they adventure across Psalm Tree Island which has been taken over by Pirates! Can they save the day?

Christians Together in Cottenham present Psalm Tree Island Holiday Club 2018 which takes place at Cottenham Primary School from Monday 30 July to Friday 3 August from 9.45am to 12.30pm each day.

Cottenham Holiday Club 2018The official countdown to Holiday Club has begun. Don’t forget to return your booking form as soon as possible to ensure your place.

More details from cottenhamholidayclub@gmail.com

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Cottenham Primary School PTCA Summer Fair

Cottenham Primary School PTCA invite you to their Summer Fair. Come and join us on Thursday 19th July from 5:30pm onwards.

It’s going to be a great end of term event for everyone to enjoy 😊
Games, Food, Drinks and much much more for the whole family
FREE Entrance – See you there!

Cottenham Primary School Lambs Lane Cottenham CB24 8TG

Cottenham Primary School PTCA Summer Fair

Fen Edge Orchestra Summer Concert – Saturday 14 July

Please come and join us at the Fen Edge Orchestra Summer Concert which will be held on Saturday 14th July 2018, at 7:30pm at All Saints’ Church, Cottenham (CB24 8SA).

Come and listen to our summer programme including music by Borodin, Shostakovich and Haydn. Entrance is free, and there will be a retiring collection in aid of All Saints’ Church. A special advance preview of the programme notes for the concert is now available.

Fen Edge Orchestra Summer ConcertFen Edge Orchestra is a friendly orchestra whose members play for fun, and which currently presents a winter and summer concert, performing in local venues. The Orchestra meets on Wednesday evenings at Cottenham Village College.

We’re currently looking for more players and would love to hear from you. We don’t hold auditions and we are strictly non-competitive. See the Fen Edge Orchestra website for more information.

Ramparts Summer Art Exhibition – Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July

Please join us at the Ramparts Summer Art Exhibition at Rampton Village Hall (CB24 8QA) on Saturday 14 July 10am to 5pm and Sunday 15 July 10am to 4pm

All work exhibited is for sale. Free entry, Refreshments, plentiful car parking.

The exhibition is organised by Ramparts which was set up many years ago to encourage beginners to ‘have a go’. It has never been a ‘learn to draw’ class, there are plenty of excellent local classes doing that, but encouraging members to splash paint about, create their own individual pictures and build confidence.

We don’t have currently have space for more members, but we would like to encourage you to set up your own art groups. Come to the exhibition and find how to do it and the support you would get.

Ramparts Summer Exhibition

Worts Meadow Landbeach BioBlitz -Friday 13 and Saturday 14 July

Become a wildlife explorer for a day and discover what’s living right on your doorstep by joining in Worts Meadow Local Nature Reserve BioBlitz. Our team of experienced naturalists and wildlife watchers need your help to find and identify as many different species of birds, bugs, plants and beasties as we can before the clock runs out. Just like a real scientific expedition, everything we find will be documented and passed on to local and national databases that monitor our local wildlife.

Worts Meadow Landbeach BioBlitzWith interactive activities for kids, grown-ups, beginners and experts alike there is something for everyone at a BioBlitz. Organised by Friends of Worts Meadow all ages and abilities are welcome. Activities are free and no booking is required.

FRIDAY July 13th – Meet at Landbeach Village Hall car park
8.30pm Bat Walk with detectors
10.00pm Setting out moth traps

 

SATURDAY July 14th – Meet Information Point (IP) in Worts Meadow (Cockfen Lane) or in Landbeach Village Hall (VH).
7.00am Dawn Chorus bird walk (IP)
8.00am Moth trap emptying & ID (VH)
10.00am Bugs, beetles and butterflies (IP)
11.00am Pond dipping (IP)
All Day— Pond life magnified (VH)
13.00pm Flowers and other plants (IP)
14.30pm Tree leaf hunt (IP)
All day—Wildlife cryptic clue treasure hunt (VH)

Full details from frances.dipper@sustenergy.co.uk

Worts Meadow LandbeachLocation: Worts Meadow Local Nature Reserve, Cockfen Lane Landbeach, CB25 9FG – grid reference: TL474 650