News – Page 8

Woodborough WI

Our January W.I. meeting is on Monday 21st January. Canon Alan Haydock will be entertaining us with his “Confessions of a Country Vicar”.
The January committee meeting will be at 10.00am at Brenda’s house on Tuesday, 8th January
Our  walk  will be on Monday, January 7th, meeting at the Village Hall at 10am. It will be a local walk. 

Woodborough Bridge Club

Established in 1986 – Affiliated to the EBU

Celebrating 30 years of Bridge

Woodborough Village Hall   –   Thurs 6.45pm for 7.00pm start.

Tremendous support from members of local bridge clubs ensured that we were at capacity for our annual charity fund raising event.

72 competitors congregated at Woodborough Village hall on Wednesday 28 November to take part in a bridge competition to raise money for Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance,  the club’s chosen charity for 2018.

Susan Curtis, a volunteer with the Charity attended the event and explained that a new helicopter has recently been commissioned. Capable of higher speeds, and incorporating a night flying facility, the new helicopter is capable of operating safely in darkness.

In order to maximise the advantages of the new helicopter, it is planned to extend operating hours in 2019 so that anybody in need of urgent medical help can be reached 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Stationed at RAF Waddington, maximum flying time to any point in the two counties is reduced to 20 minutes a huge benefit for all those in need of critical medical assistance.

Expansion of the Air Ambulance Service comes at a considerable extra cost, all of which has to be raised by the Service. As a Charity, it receives no direct Government funding, and is therefore reliant on bequests, donations and numerous other fund raising events. Email the charity at

We are delighted to have been able to present Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance with a cheque for £1,120 and in doing so wish to thank all those who so generously supported our event and so made the donation possible.

If you are a potential bridge player and possibly interested in joining a club, why not come along and give us a try?

We meet in Woodborough Village Hall on Thursday evenings at 6.45pm.

For more information get in touch or see our website (details below).

Please contact Jane (0115 9652595)  or

St Swithun’s Church Bell Ringers

January – The excitement of Christmas is over and it is wintertime. The days are slowly getting just a little longer. Resolutions may be made and possibly just as quickly forgotten. But how about trying something new for 2019?

Bell ringing.

Its good for you. Moderate exercise. Sociable. Fun. Can be challenging; but all the more rewarding when success is achieved. It finds new friends of all ages and from all walks of life and opportunities to visit some amazing places. And, it makes a glorious traditional English sound.

Of course, you would expect me to say all that, wouldn’t you? But once you have tried bell ringing, you may well say the same.

I shall be very pleased to help you learn this traditional English art. Lessons are free! They can take place weekly or more often if you wish to make faster progress. Starter lessons can be arranged at a mutually suitable time and when the basics are mastered you would join the rest of the band to advance your new skills.

You will be welcome to visit our Thursday practice sessions, or on Sunday mornings before the service, or come for a guided visit to see our historic bells. Just give me a call beforehand to confirm the best time.

Stephen Smith, Tower Captain
Tel 07817-979390