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Dickie Arbiter with the Woodborough committee for Cancer Research UK

Woodborough Cancer Research Fund Raising Passes £250,000!

The Woodborough committee for Cancer Research UK held their annual Ladies Lunch on the 26th April at the Village Hall.
There were over 130 ladies at the lunch and one gentleman, their speaker, Dickie Arbiter.
Dickie, the former press secretary to the Queen until 2000 gave an insight into life within the royal family and proved to be a great hit with the ladies.
Becky Elphick, the Local Area Fundraising Manager for Cancer Research UK, surprised the committee members with flowers to celebrate the Woodborough committee raising over £250,000 since it's inception, with the £3000 raised on the day tipping them over that magical figure.
The committee would like to thank their loyal supporters for their continued generosity - we couldn't do it without you.

Dickie Arbiter with Joanne Roper

St Martin’s Church, Bilborough is inviting all those who got married, or have family members who married at the church, to send in photos of their special day to be featured in an exhibition to celebrate weddings at the church which runs this summer.

The church dates back to medieval times and the founder of the Baptist church, Thomas Helwys, was married there in 1595. As well as celebrating the church’s history, we’ll be exploring changing fashions, the way war impacted many weddings and also shine a light on how this small hidden treasure played a big part in the lives of many people on their special day.

The exhibition will run from Saturday 17th June – Saturday 8th July. Those who have photos they would like to share can drop them off at the church, those who have electronic copies or scanned photos can email them to . Anyone who would like to send photographs by post is asked to contact the church for an alternative mailing address as the church does not have its own post box. Please contact a member of the team on 07821 156909 / 07971 937046 or email .

Anyone who provides an original hard copy photo is assured that they will be treated with exceptional care, they will be scanned to use as part of the exhibition and the original copies themselves will not be displayed. If they wish them to be returned all they need to do is provide a return postal address.

In 2014 St Martin’s Church received a grant of £744,100 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for The Hidden Treasures project to restore the medieval church and unique 20th Century wall paintings by war artist Evelyn Gibbs, and fund three years of exciting community and heritage activities based at the church. Details of the programme of events can be found at or on Twitter @stmartinsbilb and Facebook @stmartinsbilborough