Myeloma Awareness Week : the fund-raising event held at 1 Ferryman Park, Paull, was very successful. Beryl would like to thank everyone who supported the event in any way. £280 was raised and will be sent to the International Myeloma Foundation (UK) to help it provide and improve information ands support services for people living with Myeloma, their families and carers; continue to fund the best and most promising areas of Myeloma research and continue to raise awareness of Myeloma among the general public and healthcare professionals.
Last call for Preston Village Show : this is being held on Saturday 17th July at the Sandhill Country Park, where the gates will open to the general public at 1.00 p.m. There will be plenty to do for all the family : races and donkey rides as well as a small funfair should keep the children entertained and there will be lots for the grown ups too : take your pick from a Bouncy Castle, Bucking Bronco and Welly-Wanging, or go and watch the band, falconry displays or the Burton Constable Archers. There will be the usual Horticultural and Craft competitions as well as a car boot sale, and lots more besides. For more information contact B. Guy on 01482 896456.
Paull Charity Auction : Holderness Ranger Guides are organising a fundraising auction to be held in Paull Village Hall (right opposite the lighthouse) on Saturday July 17th. Viewing of the items for auction will be between 2.00 p.m. and 4.00 p.m. with the auction itself starting at 7.00 p.m. prompt. If you can’t make it to the auction in the evening but have seen something you’d like to bid on, you may leave a written bid with the organisers during the afternoon viewing period. Items in the auction include good quality furniture, toys and nursery equipment, china and household goods, fancy goods, services (meals-for-two, train tickets, etc.) and even tickets for the audience of TV shows! Admission to the auction (including a catalogue and refreshments) will be £1, and entrance to the afternoon viewing period will be free. If you have anything you would like to donate to the auction please contact me on 01489 896712 and I will arrange pick-up.
Hedon Flower Festival Week : grateful thanks go to Linda Black and Diane Storr for all their work in organising the Festival week with all the flowers and gardens, and many thanks to all who helped and supported in any way. The amount raised for St. Augustine’s Restoration and Development fund was £2,025, which the organisers are hoping will be ‘match-funded!’ Thanks also go to Kathryn Danby for organising the Driffield Male Voice Choir evening, which raised a further £634 for the fund.
Preston “Young At Heart” : the Drop-in Centre, which is open every Thursday in the Church Hall, Preston, between 9.30 a.m. and 11.30 a.m. and between 1.30 p.m. and 3.30 p.m., has lots of interesting sessions planned. On the morning of July 15th there will be dancing – come along and learn the basic steps with Kay Middleton, and you don’t even have to provide your own partner. The afternoon will be spent “Reminiscing with George Stephenson,” a popular local historian who will be entertaining everyone with his memories between 2.00 and 3.00 p.m. The following week will also feature George, this time celebrating Yorkshire Day with some Yorkshire dialect between 10.00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m..
Preston and District Allotments Society : the society have arranged trips to the following special events : Tatton Park RHS Show on July 24th, Wisley and Kew Gardens on August 17th and 18th (a two-day trip), a visit to a fruit tree grower and rose grower on September 11th and the Harrogate Show on September 18th. Most outings will have pick-up points in Thorngumbald, Preston and Hedon. I will give out more details nearer the actual dates, but if you are interested in going, put the dates in your diary and why not join the society? New members are always welcome : for further details about the Allotments Society or any of their trips, contact Richard Thorp on 01482 897327.
The following church services will take place on Sunday July