Willingham Feast Dog Show

The Willingham Feast Dog Show takes place at the Duke of Wellington garden, Sunday September 30th, starting at 10.30am

Entrants and sponsors sought!

Here are the plans for the inaugural Willingham Feast Dog Show, kindly hosted by Barry and Fran at the Duke:

The event will include a couple of agility/obstacle courses for fun plus a selection of shows from the following options:

  • Best Veteran – Any breed (7 years and over)
  • Best Rescue Dog – Any dog that has come from an animal shelter.
  • Most Appealing Eyes
  • Waggiest Tail
  • Best Trick
  • Best Brace – 2 dogs alike
  • Best Irish Brace – 2 dogs of different types
  • Best 6 legs – Dog and Owner
  • Best Junior Handler (agility/obstacle run)
  • Dog The Judge Would Most Like To Take Home

Wood Green Animal Shelter will also be attending with their purpose-built events vehicle.

You can enter your dog now for these different categories on http://willinghamlife.org/dog-show-2018/. We will then see which categories are most popular and make the final selection accordingly.
A £5 fee per owner to participate in the show will be payable on the day. The agility/obstacle courses will cost an additional £1 per run. The Dog Show designated charity this year is, of course, Wood Green.

Updates will appear on willinghamlife.org and the Feast Programme will have all the details when it is posted through your door in mid-September.

Finally, we would love to hear from:

  • A dog agility club willing to put on a demonstration
  • People who would like to do some judging
  • Canine-appropriate stallholders wishing to set up on the day
  • Prize donors (dog food, treats, toys etc.)
  • Sponsors wishing/willing to be included on signage and in the Feast programme.

For further information, pop into the Duke of Wellington or contact:

Paul Knighton, p.knighton@runbox.com, 07787 530394

Sara Croft, sacroft52@aol.co.uk, 07850 346164

Frances and James Watts, tickers1969@gmail.com, 07780 610382 / 07879 817826

Mike Tidball, m.tidball@btinternet.com, 07814 641513

Willingham Feast

Willingham Action Group is once again focusing its efforts on organizing the Willingham Feast – primarily by coordinating other volunteer groups and organizations in the village as they do all the hard work!

The list of events: Jam Club (Social Club) Monday 24 Sept., Beer Festival (Social Club) Fri. 28/ Sat. 29 Sept., Dog Show (Duke of Wellington garden) Sun. 30 Sept., OldWillingham Slide Show (Baptist Church) Thurs. 4 Oct., Custard Comedy (Social Club) Fri. 5 Oct., Yard Sale Sat. 6 Oct., Wine Quiz and Live Music (Social Club) Sat. 6 Oct., Photography Display (Public Hall) and Art Display (Library) Sat. 6/Sun. 7 Oct., Tour of Church Wall Paintings (afternoon) and Joint Church Service (evening) at St. Mary’s and All Saints Sun. 7 Oct., Soul/Motown Disco (Social Club) Saturday 13 Oct. and Family Fancy Dress Disco (Ploughman Hall) Saturday 20 Oct.

For full details, go to

www. WillinghamLife.org

Contact: Mike Tidball, m.tidball@btinternet.com, 07814 641513

Willingham Horticultural and Craft Show | Saturday 1 September 2018

The annual Willingham Horticultural and Craft Show organised by Willingham Gardening Club will take place at Willingham Primary School on Saturday 1st September 2018

Grand Prize Draw, Plant and Book Stall, Light Refreshments and Craft Exhibition. All Profits to Cancer Research. Admission £1 – No Charge for Children

Usual classes for adults and children will be: fruit, vegetables, flowers, plants, flower arranging, home crafts, art, textile crafts, crafts and photography. Programmes are available at main locations around Willingham village – the Library, Post Office, Rainbow Crafts, Berrycroft Stores, Willingham Auction Rooms, Highgate County Stores and Bushel Box Farm Shop.

Entries are accepted from all-comers

Programme

8.30am – 10.45am           Staging of exhibits
11am – 1pm                    Judging
1.30pm – 3.30pm            Open for viewing
3.30pm                            Prize giving
3.45pm – 4pm                 Removal of exhibits
4pm                                 Grand auction of produce
4.30pm                            The Grand Prize Draw (£50 First Prize and many other prizes)

This annual village event, which is organised by a core team of members of Willingham Gardening Club ably supported by other key village organisations, is open to everyone. This is an opportunity for village residents to display and share their talents and we hope everyone had an enjoyable day. The proceeds from the Show go to support a local cancer organisation which supports a prostate cancer research programme at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

It is always our wish to keep Willingham Gardening Club and Willingham Horticultural Show going and we could not do so unless we have your support, so consider how you might get a bit more involved with what is a great village institution.

Willingham Gardening Club

Holiday Fun at the Tithe Barn | Sunday 26 August

FREE Holiday Fun at Landbeach Tithe Barn on Sunday 26th August from 1pm to 4pm

The unique medieval Landbeach Tithe Barn will be opening its doors for you to play traditional style games. Try your hand at Quoits, Merrills, Field Skittles and Cup and Ball. Listen to storytelling or dress up. Perfect for all the family. Refreshments available.

Free entry, but donations welcome towards the restoration of the Tithe Barn.

Landbeach Tithe Barn Holiday FunFind out more at www.tithebarntrust.org.uk

You will find the Tithe Barn gate entrance opposite No. 2 Waterbeach Road, Landbeach, CB25 9FA. A short walk along the uneven grassed track to the Barn.

100th Anniversary of Suffrage March | Willingham Saturday 18 August

A March to Celebrate 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage will take place on Saturday 18th August at 2pm. Members of Willingham Women’s Institute will march through Willingham village in memory and celebration of those who fought for women to get the vote 100 years ago. After the March, please come and join us from 2.30 pm onwards on the Village Green for tea, cake and general jollification!

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).

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.

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

 

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity Summer Fete | Saturday 7 July

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!

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity Summer FeteEntry 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.

Visit out Website to find out more

 

Repair Cafe at Cottenham Community Centre | Saturday 23 June 2018

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.

Cottenham Community Centre Repair CafeBooking 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 cottenham@repaircafe.org.uk 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

Email : cottenham@repaircafe.org.uk
Web: www.repaircafe.org.uk