Allotment Association – Britain In Bloom
Members of the association enjoyed a very busy week at the allotments, starting with the judges from the Royal Horticultural Society “Britain In Bloom” assessing the allotments for the 3rd year, as part of our commitment to the community this year we donated ‘pots of gold’ plants to St. John’s church, Coles the butchers, John’s the newsagents, Hawkesyard golf club and Hawksyard Priory nursing home and 2 hanging baskets to The Royal British Legion, the results from the RHS are due in September, we are hoping once again to maintain the level 4 ‘thriving’ award as we have achieved the last 2 years.
During the week we entertained the Homestead day care centre, and the following day residents from Hawksyard Nursing home visited us and we provided a strawberry cream tea for them all followed by a sing along of old tunes.
At the end of this very busy week we held a BBQ on the allotment site when we launched our Junior gardener’s section for young members of the association.
The Rugeley and Armitgae Camera Club is to hold an exhibition of over 200 members photographs on Saturday and Sunday July 12th & 13th at the Hawkesyard Golf Club, Hawkesyard Estate, Rugeley Road, WS15 1PU. (entrance opposite the Ashtree public house on the A513). The exhibition runs from 10am to 4pm each day and refreshments and bar facilities are available. Entrance is free.
Anyone attending can also bring their camera and take advantage of the delightful surroundings the Hawkesyard Estates provides for photographers. For further information on this event contact Carole Perry 01889 800547 or John Sylvester 01543 490014
The camera club which was formed just over 4 years ago has a membership of 118 all enjoying the friendly informative and varied programme that the club provides at their Monday evening weekly meetings.
Camera Club raises over £1,300 for St Giles Hospice
Rugeley and Armitage Camera Club held their annual presentation evening at the Hawkesyard Golf Club, Armitage on Monday evening and Charles Hanson auctioneer and television personality attended to conduct the auction in aid of St. Giles Hospice, the event raising £1,378 a cheque for which was presented to Helen Ralihan head of fund raising by president Roy Hodgkiss. Helen was also presented with a framed picture one of 40 the camera club is donating to the Hospice.
To view more photos from the evening please click here
Loxley@Armitage is the culmination of a 3 year plan to create a joint use building for the benefit of the community and for 14 – 16 year old children attending Loxley Hall School. Loxley caters for pupils with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties from across the whole of Staffordshire and is a local authority maintained Special School. There is now a facility which will not only be used for education but for community use to enhance the lives of young people.
Sponsored Litter Pick
Local girl Megan, aged 7, was joined by friends and family on Saturday 14th June in a sponsored litter pick around the Village Hall and field. She was helping to raise money for ‘Sudep Action’, an epilepsy charity close to the families’ hearts.
“It was Megan’s idea to do something for charity, and a litter pick in time for next week’s Village Day seemed like the best idea. The Parish Council gave us the go ahead and provided some of the equipment.”
And after a hard afternoon’s work, a much earned barbeque was enjoyed by all. If you would like to support Megan in her fund raising or find out more about Sudep Action, information will be available on their stand at Village Day.