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Woodborough Cancer Research

Calling All John Lewis Customers

Cancer Research UK – Woodborough Committee have been successful in their bid to be one of the John Lewis 3 chosen charities for the green tokens at the restaurant and will feature for August, September and October with any monies received being restricted to research within Nottingham.

An extract from their website is below so that you can see what this might mean for us -

Helping support local communities

Community Matters is our charitable giving scheme that runs throughout our shops. You'll also come across a similar scheme at your local Waitrose.

Every 3 months each shop selects 3 community groups to help. Customers are directly involved in deciding how much each nominated group receives, by using a token to vote for the organisation they'd like to support.

Each shop has £3000 to donate which is split between the charities according to the proportion of the vote they've received from customers. This means that if a charity receives 31% of the votes, it receives a £930 donation.

The Community Matters boxes are located in catering areas of each shop. Customers are given one token per transaction.

Please spread the word amongst family and friends and ask them if they would consider placing the green token in our perspex box !

Sounds like a good excuse for more coffee and cake whilst you’re shopping !

Governors' Field

Woodborough Parish Council apologises to the children and families of the village for the extended closure of the Governors' Field.

Unfortunately our supplier - HAGS - has experienced supply difficulties and, despite looking ready for play, there are some crucial parts missing. We are in daily contact with the supplier to get the job done as quickly as possible. We share your frustration and disappointment and thank you for your patience.

A Celebration Event is being organised by the GREAT team for Sunday October 29th - please put this date on your calendars, more details will follow.

Guide Dogs Afternoon Tea Party
a sell out!

Saturday afternoon of 23rd September saw an excellent turn out for the Afternoon Tea party held in Woodborough Village Hall to raise funds for Guide Dogs UK.

The event was a sell-out with over 80 people attending.  Everyone enjoyed a traditional afternoon tea with filled sandwiches, warm scones and plenty of cakes.  There were also a number of special guests through the afternoon, with 4 Guide Dog puppies who are all in training ranging from 8 weeks to 13 months in age, plus 3 working Guide Dogs and their owners.

Everyone was treated to an inspiring talk from Guide Dog owner David about the impact a Guide Dog provides and the independence they give to their owners.

There were numerous generous donations of wonderful home-made cakes and a wide range of raffle prizes which all helped to achieve a grand total of £680 for Guide Dogs UK. An excellent result from a lovely afternoon tea party.

Thank you to all who attended and everyone who donated so generously. Special thanks to all the helpers who ensured the afternoon was such a success.

Alison Ewing and Ruth Howard