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CORE Hosts Quiz Night to Celebrate 25 Years

Following the success of last year’s quiz night, CORE organised another one for the village on 19 July at the Village Hall and in celebration of 25 years’ service in the community.

This year we were at full capacity, filling the room with 14 teams each with about 6-8 participants. As well as enjoying the quiz, we served  ploughman’s platters, fresh fruit and a variety of cheesecakes. The food was prepared and served by our volunteers; others were helping to run the quiz, greet people at the door, sell raffle tickets, serve a welcome drink or show them to their tables. We thank all volunteers for their help; we could not have run the event without them.

Once again, thanks to our MP, Mark Spencer, who did an excellent job as quiz master and even helped out at half time serving food. It was all hands needed at that time, as there were several rounds of questions still to answer. No team succeeded in answering every question correctly but several scored between 70 – 80%. The prize was a delicious homemade cake.  Finally the raffle prizes were drawn, of which there were many and varied, car MOTs, food hampers, meals out at local venues to mention a few. We are very grateful to our local businesses and individuals for generously donating prizes and vouchers.

We also appreciate the decision of the Parish Council to waive the cost of hiring the hall. After expenses CORE raised over £800 which will be put towards costs that the charity incurs in providing services and activities in the village. Thanks to those who who filled in our questionnaire asking for ideas to develop what we do. We will be considering these shortly as we update our 5 year Business and Action Plan.

We have received lots of positive feedback about the night; it seems everyone had a really enjoyable time. We hope to repeat the event next year.

Parkinson’s Support Group

Nottingham City Hospital Physiotherapist Christine Huston gave a very interesting talk about the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease and how Physiotherapy can really help. She bemused everyone by handing out various items such as DIY kit and vegetables. It all made sense as she explained why, and how, it is possible to slow down the progress of PD by improving lifestyle. Keeping hydrated, eating healthily, keeping body and brain active, relaxing, taking on new challenges and understanding your personal symptoms won’t cure PD but will make life easier.

Member Janet Hays and her late husband Stuart were passionate about the need to find a cure for PD. This month their daughter Lauren, with help from her family, in-laws and friends, held a Coffee and Cake event and raised over £1400 for Parkinsons UK Research projects. OtR members who attended enjoyed the many wonderful cakes on offer. Well done Lauren.

If you would like to know more about this friendly independent group please contact Michael &  Michael on 01636 812399 or email

We meet from 11.00 – 1.00 on the 2nd Saturday of the month at Reach UK, Prebend Passage, Southwell NG25 0JH – Just £1 per person and a plate of food towards the buffet lunch.