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June 2010 Shorts

The following short pieces are from June 2010.

Badminton Success - A regular Thursday evening badminton group is now thriving following an appeal in the Media. The group which plays at Hethersett Old Hall School appealed for new players and met with a good response with up to nine new members turning up. The club describes itself as informal and friendly with no joining or membership fees with those taking part paying on the nights they attend More information is available from Vanessa on 01603 503864 or prospective new members can just turn up at 8pm on Thursdays at the sports hall.

Plant Sale Success - The annual charity plant sale outside Hethersett Methodist Church in aid of Hope and Homes for Children proved a great success this year. A total of £290 was raised which delighted local co-ordinator for the charity Joan Green: “It was a lovely sunny day and the plants seemed to flow in and out at some speed. The sale, along with a number of generous donations, raised £290 and I am so grateful for people’s continued support of our worthwhile charity,” Joan said. Money from the event will go to help the charity’s work with underprivileged children in Central and Eastern Europe and Africa. This work currently includes re-uniting two young Bosnian children with their families and Joan is hoping to travel to Bosnia towards the end of the year to witness this happy event.

Aspiring Artists - Hethersett’s Aspiring Artists group held its seventh annual exhibition in the village hall and once again variety was the spice of life. Colour may have been the overall theme but it was the diversity of the work on display that impressed with members working in a variety of mediums. Portraits nestled beside landscapes, still life mingled with nature studies and local scenes sat side by side with national studies Most of the paintings were for sale for as little as £10 The group meets on Thursdays, usually in Hethersett Village Hall from 2 to 4 p.m. but also paints at outdoor venues as well. 

For Wulugu Project - Proceeds from a garden party at the home of the Bishop of Norwich on 4th July will go to the Wulugu Project which supports the education of girls in Northern Ghana. The Wulugu project was founded by Lynne Simonds of Great Melton and money raised this year is going towards building an extension to a vocational school in Sawla. The event runs from 1 p.m until 4.30 p.m and there will be a display of Wulugu’s work as well as a sale of books, CDs, jams, cards and jewellery and homemade teas. The New Buckenham Silver Band will provide music and there will also be a plant sale of items reared in the Bishop’s garden. Entrance is £3 for adults with accompanied children free.

Woodside Fete - This year’s Hethersett Woodside Infant and Nursery School summer fair will be held on 26th June from 11 a.m until 2 p.m and will have a World Cup football theme. There will also be all the usual attractions including bouncy castle, tombola, stalls and refreshments.

Hoofers Walk - The next walk organised by the Humbleyard Hoofers group will be around the grounds of Blickling Hall on 26th June. New walkers are welcome and the group will meet in St Remigius Church car park at 9.15 a.m.

Jubilee Youth Club - Hethersett Jubilee Youth Club is still looking for volunteers to help on its committee. The task isn’t too onerous but at the moment there is too much work falling on a few people and we would like to share the workload. We would also like some more volunteers to help with club night’s approximately once a month” said club chair Gillian Sanders. Meanwhile the club is sprucing itself up by working with a local gardener to tidy up the club surrounds in Back Lane. The group’s final fundraiser for the current school year will be a barbecue at the hall on 10th July. The club has spaces for youngsters aged between 11 and 14 on a Wednesday evening. It is also hoping to start an After School Club in the near future although steps to find a suitably qualified leader have so far drawn a blank. “We are looking for somebody with an NVQ3 or equivalent in childcare or somebody who is working towards the qualification,” Gillian Saunders said. She can be contacted on 01953 607566.