This year Arthur Rank Hospice Charity are holding their first Summer Fete which will take place on Saturday 7th July from 1pm to 4pm.
The Fete will be held at the Hospice – Cherry Hinton Road, Shelford Bottom, Cambridge, CB22 3FB (for Sat Navs please use CB22 3AB).
The Summer Fete will be a fantastic afternoon! There will be market stalls in the Bistro, a BBQ and classic fete games in the garden, live music in the Day Therapy lounge, creative workshops in the Education and Conference Centre, and a children’s entertainment area in the Bradbury Wellness Centre. There will also be a special appearance from our mascot, Arthur Bear!
Entry to the Summer Fete is FREE and there is parking available next to the Hospice at Babraham Park and Ride (the footpath to the Hospice is signposted on the left as you drive into the entrance) This will be a fun day out for all the family and we hope to see you there!
For more details see our website
Arthur Rank Hospice Charity
Arthur Rank Hospice supports people in Cambridgeshire who are living with a life-limiting illness and those who need end-of-life care.
The Charity needs to secure £7.45 million every year to deliver our services free of charge to patients and their loved ones. About half of this currently comes from statutory sources, with further funds raised thanks to the wider local community, whose support is critical in helping us make every moment count.
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Need something repairing? Come along to the Repair Cafe at Cottenham Community Centre on Saturday 23 June from 10am to 2pm.
Repair Cafes match experienced repairers with people who need stuff fixing. You can bring along the following to be repaired and to pick up repair skills: small household appliances and electrical items, computers, mobile phones, bicycles, clothes (clean clothes only please) and general bits and bobs.
Booking is best, but you can just turn up on the day too. The repairers are experienced and can fix most things but there are no guarantees.
This is a FREE event. However, donations to cover venue hire and other costs are very welcome. To book, please send an email to email@example.com or give us a call on 01954 253903.
We look forward to seeing you there – Cottenham Community Centre Repair Cafe, 250A High Street, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire CB24 8RZ
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This month at Crazy Crafty Chicks at Cottenham Community Centre we are making driftwood boats and cute beach huts. Come along and get crafting!
Wednesday 20th June 7-9pm at Cottenham Community Café and Thursday 28th June 10-12noon at Crossways Community Café, Oakington.
£20 includes materials and refreshments.
More information on the Crazy Crafty Chicks Facebook page or call 01954 252082 to book with Audrie.
After a day at the beach, I had a lovely selection of wood, these photos show the process of creating the boat.
All Saints Church Cottenham invite everyone to come and celebrate our new-look church.
Join us on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June for a weekend of free activities for the whole family!
All food and events are FREE including displays, flowers, quiz, treasure hunt and tea. Teddy Bears Picnic in the Rectory Garden and Teddy Bear Zip Wire from the Church tower plus live music on Saturday and Sunday.
A Church for Everyone and Open to All. We look forward to seeing you there.
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Cottenham Women’s Institute are pleased to present their programme of events covering the period from June 2018 to May 2019.
The programme has talks, a garden party, coffee morning, a craft evening, Christmas party and other social events. All events take place at Cottenham Village College at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated.
You are invited to join us but it may be best to check first that the event is still taking place. We look forward to seeing you.
Click the link to view the full programme
Cottenham Village College summer classes – a great range of Arts & Crafts classes on Wednesday mornings for the Summer term. Here is your chance to take up a new craft.
Lino Printing – Wednesday 6th June 10am – 1pm
Learners will have the opportunity to print by hand, producing both colour and black & white prints. Materials all included – tutor is Clive Riggs. £25/£20 including materials To book a place please call 01954 288751
Small Scale Screen Printing – 13th & 20th June 10am – 1pm
Join Ricki Outis for two Wednesday mornings – ever wanted to try your hand at Screen Printing why not book a place on this workshop. A great introduction for Beginners but anyone experienced is welcome to work on their own projects. £40/£30 plus materials – book your place now.
Coloured Glass Fusing Workshop – 27th June
Tutor Sarah Hunt – create beautiful fused glass artworks using special glass materials designed to fuse together in the kiln. Limited spaces left. £20/£15 plus materials fee £20
Dichroic Glass Jewellery – 4th July 10am – 1pm
Tutor Fiona Gooch – using a mixture of clear, coloured and dichroic glass create some unique and stunning jewellery. Fee £20/£15 plus materials fee £15
To find our more visit the website
TO BOOK ANY OF THE COURSES PLEASE CONTACT 01954 28875
Places still available on many courses. The fee includes lunch and refreshments.
10am – 4pm each day. Please see the brochure for more details.
Join us for a brand new Life Drawing Class at Cottenham Community Centre on Monday 21st May from 10am to 12 noon. The first class is a Taster session and will cost £15. The class will then start on Mondays from 4th June onwards for 5 weeks and cost £70
Full tuition will be given and all abilities are welcome.
Some specialist materials supplied.
Please bring your own sketchbook and pencils.
For more information please contact Steve at email@example.com
The Cottenham Fun Run 2018, held on Saturday 5th May, was a great success with 129 entrants in the main race. The results are in and can be viewed here
Cottenham Fun Run 2018 Results
All proceeds will be donated to the Cambridgeshire branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Once again we are indebted to Malary Ltd waste recycling solutions for their sponsorship and ever generous support and would also like to thank Cottenham Parish Council for their kind donation of £250.
If there any queries please message Cottenham Fun Run, via Facebook or Twitter
Cottenham Cares will be holding a concert to raise funds for Médecins sans Frontières and Save the Children. It will take place on Saturday 9th June at 7.30 pm in All Saints’ Parish Church Cottenham.
Professional viol players Jonathan Rees and Emily Ashton will give a concert introducing listeners to the wonderful and diverse music written for the viol (also known as ‘viola da gamba’) over the last 500 years. Including music from England, France, Germany and beyond, they will explore the repertoire from the height of the viol’s popularity in the seventeenth century right through to music written in the present day after the revival of the instrument in the twentieth century. Expect an entertaining and informative evening, with plenty of stories and a real variety of music!
The concert last year, also put together by Emily Ashton for Cottenham Cares and these charities, was stunning and we expect this to be another enlightening and delightful evening.
Tickets £12.50 available from:
Cottenham Community Centre and Ward’s Greengrocers and at the door
Sustainable Cottenham is organising another village-wide yard sale because they want to make it easy for people to reuse and recycle as much as possible. Last year’s event raised over £3,000, of which £410 was for charity.
The event will take place on Saturday 12 May from 10.30 am to 2.00pm. Everyone in Cottenham is invited to take part, whether as a buyer or a seller or both. We need lots of buyers and sellers to make it a fun day.
Maybe you will decide to give away some items simply to find a new home for them (‘freecycling’), or sell them or swap them! Or you could sell things on behalf of a charity. There will be no charge for taking part but you may decide to donate some of your takings to your favourite charity.
Your yard sale can be as big or as small as you like, so have a think about anything in your house, garage or loft that you’d like to find a new home for – maybe baby clothes, toys, a sofa you no longer want, books or bric-a-brac? Perhaps you have such green fingers that by May you will have too many seedlings to plant in your own garden? If you don’t think you’ve got enough to be worth having your own sale or if you are not near the village centre then, you might want to share a yard sale with your friends and neighbours who are in more visible places.
Of course, we also need the bargain-hunters to make a note of the day (Saturday 12 May) and come along to see what is on sale. Maps will be available, both online at www.sustainablecottenham.org.uk and printed, showing where the yard sales are and the kind of things they are selling.
If you would like to take part as a stall holder please complete the sign-up form available here and send in by midday Thursday 3 May 2018 or get in touch via email: Catherine.firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or phone Catherine Burch on 01954 201684.
Are you or any members of your family allergic to anything? What does “having an allergy” mean? Are more people affected now than previously, or are we just more aware of it? Can anything be done about it?
If you are curious to know some of the answers, come and hear what Dr. Pamela Ewan, Consultant Allergist, Cambridge University Hospitals, has to say about allergies. This is a FREE event, and there is no need to book – just come along. Firs House and Telegraph Street Patient Participation Group and the Community Centre Trustees look forward to seeing you there.
When: Wednesday 9th May 2018, 7pm Start. (Doors open from 6.30pm)
Where: Cottenham Community Centre, 250A High Street, CB24 8RZ.
Opposite the Co-op Foodstore
Cottenham Primary School PTCA invite you to their Bike Sale on Sunday 22 April from 2pm to 4pm at Cottenham Primary School. With the warmer weather just around the corner, you may be thinking about dusting off your bike. If your children have outgrown their bikes and scooters, why not come along and see whether you can pick up a replacement?
If you have a bike or scooter you would like to sell, please bring it along to the school on the Sunday morning from 10.30am to 12 noon. You will receive 75% of the selling price, with the remaining 25% being donated to the PTCA. Sellers forms are available from the School office.
Cottenham Primary School PTCA are a very active parent, teacher and community association, successfully fundraising for the benefit of the children attending Cottenham Primary School and providing events during the year which are enjoyed by the wider community of Cottenham and the surrounding villages.
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To make a donation to the PTCA please go to our MyDonate page
For more information on the PTCA please contact the chair Rebecca Norman: firstname.lastname@example.org