Cancer Research event: a huge thank you to 14-year-old Poppy Stead, for getting in touch with me about a fundraising event she is running on Saturday, July 28 at Harlow Hill Methodist Church for Cancer Research. The fair will run from 11am-2pm and is being kindly sponsored by the Pines Care Home on Harlow Moor Drive, who are providing all the sandwiches, cream teas, drinks etc. There will be a tombola, raffle and stalls including cake stall, jewellery, cards, LOV skincare and cosmetics and second hand books. Everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy a strawberry cream tea including fresh strawberries or choose from a selection of freshly made sandwiches and cakes. If anyone would like to help out with donations for the tombola or a raffle prize please call Poppy Stead on 07722 896075 and she can come and collect. Well done Poppy for this tremendous effort. I look forward to hearing how it all goes! All proceeds will go to Cancer Research which is a charity close to Poppy’s heart. If, like me, you are on holiday and will miss the event, you might like to visit Poppy’s website www.justgiving.co.uk/poppystead0503.
Horticap: don’t forget to spend a little time this summer to visit our local jewel the Horticap Bluecoat Wood Nurseries on Otley Road. The garden up at Horticap is a real pleasure to visit and the shop is filled with local arts and crafts. I do recommend a visit to this peaceful and very beautiful haven. The nursery and garden are open between 10am and 4pm every day for your enjoyment.
Allotment news: the annual summer barbecue of the Harlow Hill Allotment Association took place last Sunday lunchtime with members enjoying traditional barbecue food and the company of fellow plot holders. It has not been an easy year for plot holders with so much rain and not much sun making many crops slow to flourish. The site is looking good though in spite of all the rain and a recent plot inspection has taken place. Advance notice that the annual Open Day will take place this year on Saturday, August 4 from 11am-5pm and donations required for the day are surplus plant pots and plastic bags, books, jams, pickles or cakes and surplus plants or produce. With the Olympics just around the corner, watch out for a few Olympic themed scarecrows appearing on the site! Any items for donation can be left at the site shop on either Saturday or Sunday mornings from 10.30am – 12noon when the shop is open.
Garden opening: thanks to Mike Foxon for getting in touch with me about his garden opening which will take place on Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5 from 2-4pm at his home, 52 Wharfedale Place. This is a fund-raising event for UNICEF and gives you a chance to have a look around Mike’s lovely garden and to enjoy an afternoon tea. All are welcome.
Rossett Hotspots: also running during the summer holidays, a full programme of events at Rossett Sports Centre on Pannal Ash Road. Amongst the highlights are water events, a bug hunt, skates, scooters and skateboards. There are two get up and gold weeks where participants can compete in triathlon, volleyball, tennis, hockey, basketball and football as well as enjoying opening and closing ceremonies to coincide with the Olympic Games. In addition there are art challenges, It’s a knock out, bike mania, sculpture, junk monsters and creative mess events! It all sounds great! For full details and to book, call Rossett Sports Centre on 841122.
Harlow News: I will be taking a short break as usual over the summer holiday period but you can email me details of any events at any time during this period, especially looking ahead to September, and I will be very happy to include them on my return. Let us hope for some sunshine and a good break for everyone! Back soon!