Pateley Bridge Dance club: the next dance will be on Friday, February 8, 7.30-11.30pm, at Pateley Bridge Memorial Hall. Dancing to Philip Randles. Entry £7 on the door to include supper. There will be a raffle. Bring your own drink. All welcome. Proceeds in aid of Ripon Salvation Army. Details from 01423 711197 or 01423 711642.
Cinema in the Dale: Mamma Mia The Movie on Saturday, February 2 at 7.30pm at Pateley Bridge Memorial Hall. Tickets are now on sale at Pateley Bridge Pharmacy, there will be a prize of two tickets for the next film for the best Mamma Mia period-dressed member of the audience. There will be an additional film in February, James Bond Skyfall on Saturday, February 23 at 7.30pm. Tickets will go on sale at the performance of Mamma Mia.
Pateley Bridge Ladies Club: will next meet on Monday, February 4. Slides on Orkney with Heather, Dayne and Dorothy. Meetings are held at the Pateley Club at 7.45pm. New members and visitors are always welcome. For more information contact Pam on 711679.
Fellbeck Luncheon Club: the next meeting will take place on Monday, February 4 at the Half Moon Inn, Fellbeck. Our new Community Policeman, Constable Bill Hickson will be speaking to us. New members are welcome, please call 711749 for further details.
Knit and Natter: Yarns 4 You are starting up their Knit and Natter mornings again. The first of these meetings will be held at Teacups in the Auction Mart, on Tuesday, February 5, 10.30am-12.30pm. Whether you are an experienced knitter or a beginner all are welcome. Come along for a natter and bring your own projects. Or if you want to learn to knit or crochet, come along and we will get you started.
A night of live Acoustic Music: is to be performed at the Pateley Club on Thursday, February 7 at 42 High Street, Pateley Bridge. Free entry, but we will pass the hat. Guests are welcome, the bar opens at 8pm. The evening runs from 8.30-10.30pm. Featuring The Ghostown Soldier singer songwriter/guitarist performing his own songs. Kim Atkin and Lee Shannon a duo featuring guitar, vocals and Cajon Drumming. Ade Payne and Mike Perry guitarists and vocals, performing originial and other popular songs. The evening will be hosted by local performers Ade Payne and Mike Perry. For any further information contact 01423 711703.
Church services: Sunday, February 3 St Michael and All Angels Church, Wilsill 9am Holy Communion. St Cuthberts Church 9.30am Genesis Service 10.30am Eucharist. Pateley Bridge Methodist Church 10.30am Messy Church. Glasshouses Methodist Church 10.30am locally arranged service. Wilsill Methodist Church 6.30pm Mr P Fenwick. At the Roman Catholic churches Sunday Mass will take place at 10.30am at Pateley and at 9.15am at Menwith Hill.
Great Milk Stout 20th Ride: the 2012 Great Milk Stout charity cycle ride has raised £21,000 in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support in the events 20th year. At a presentation evening held at Harefield Hall Hotel in Pateley Bridge, the rides organising committee handed over a cheque to Macmillan fundraising manager, Robyn Mountain Wade. Chairman of the Great Milk Stout Ride, Mike Holt, said: “It’s tremendously encouraging that even in challenging economic times, people’s kindness and generosity of spirit has not been diminished. Supporters of the Great Milk Stout have dug deep to raise £21,000 for Macmillan, which is an astonishing 24 per cent up on last year’s total of £17,000.” Mike added: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part and all the local businesses that have supported us in raising this fabulous total in the ride’s 20th glorious year.” The Great Milk Stout Ride, upper Nidderdale’s largest fundraising event, has generated almost £475,000 for Macmillan since it began in 1993. Since then the event, which takes place every September, has grown to become a fixture for 100s of cyclists and charity fundraisers. Robyn Mountain Wade from Macmillan said that the financial contribution made by the event had become vital to the charity’s work. “This fantastic sum of £21,000 will help us ensure that vital front-line services, such as our mobile cancer information units, continue to provide support to people that desperately need it. The Great Milk Stout has really grown tremendously over the past two decades and Macmillan has come to rely on the generous donations that the event has provided,” she said. At the presentation evening trophies were also presented to teams and individuals who had raised the largest amount of sponsorship, and also for fancy dress. The Team Challenge Trophy was won by the Woodhouse Wanderers; Malcolm Williamson won the Rob Smith Memorial Trophy; and Emily Conn, aged 10, from Pateley Bridge scooped the fancy dress prize for completing the ride in her Where’s Wally costume. The Pateley Club was the winner of the Pub Shield, and the Patrick Bickers Memorial Shield for Corporate Teams was won by All Occasions Marquees.