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Dunholme Village

COMMUNITY NEWS

Background picture taken of havesting in a corn field on Honeyholes Lane August 2014

Welton Village Library and Community Hub

 

Welton Village Library and Community Hub

Based at Manor Park, Hackthorn Road Welton LN2 3PA

Monday 12noon to 5pm, Tuesday 9:30am to 2:30pm

Wednesday & Saturday 10am to 12 noon

We start this month with an account by one of our volunteers that will hopefully inspire anyone who is unsure about picking up a book because they think reading may not be for them:

“One of our regular visitors comes to the library with his partner. He told me on his first visit that he doesn’t read books. We have had many wonderful conversations about the possible joy he might find in a book. We’ve discussed alternative formats, different genres. Last year he popped into the library and told us he had read a book - and enjoyed it!

Last week he popped in again and said he was up at 6 am that morning finishing another book. He had enjoyed this one too! He praised the enthusiasm of the staff which had been a significant encouragement and he chose another book!

All the library staff are volunteers and this kind of feedback really makes our day!

If you are a reluctant reader and would like some encouragement to join the library, to pick up and read a book please come and visit. We would love to encourage you!”

Remember; we provide a free service that means you can give any type of book a try at no cost to you.

Looking now to younger members of the community we have a storytime and craft event on Saturday 17th February at 10:30am. Aimed at accompanied children under 10, we will be helping to make friendship boxes, please note this may include cereal boxes so may be unsuitable for those with nut allergies. A free event for members and non members alike.

Ever popular local speaker Elaine Johnson joins us on Tuesday 27th February at 2pm, this time her subject is Lunacy at the Lawn, as always this promises to be both informative and thought provoking. A community hub event open to all.

Mike   Library Volunteer

 

Scout and Guide Hut Committee

 

February 2024 News


Our new year saw the planning of BURNS NIGHT BANGERS AND BINGO, due to take place on the 27th January, hopefully this will prove popular and raise much needed funds towards the running of the hut. More news on how we did next time!

In April we will embark on our bags2school collection again. The collection date will be the 22nd of April, but like previously, the hut will be open for donations to be dropped of the week before. The dates when we will be there are to be confirmed.

But PLEASE think of us if you’re having a spring clear out – clothing, bedding etc does not need to be in good condition- everything is reused, if it’s no longer serviceable the item is shredded to make stuffing- so whatever you can donate, we are extremely grateful! Please put items in a plastic bin liner (or similar)– if you need bags to use for this, please let me know and we can then get some to you.

Our AGM is planned to take place on Thursday 2nd May at 8pm, if you feel like you could come along and join our committee, you’ll be very welcome. We desperately need some new input, and ideas to plan for further fundraising, to keep this hut running as it should.

Sharon Hall  Chairperson

 Mobile - 07714588631   or email - sharonmhall@btopenworld.com

 

Help the Hospice

 

We are grateful to the thousands of people who participate in our numerous activities and fundraisers, remembering loved ones and raising money for our charity.

Each year we support over 12,000 people across Lincolnshire by providing free, compassionate, dignified palliative and end-of-life care, as well as wellbeing services such as bereavement support, counselling, and welfare and benefits advice.

This year, we are asking you, our supporters, to help us raise vital funds for Hospice care for our patients and their families.

If you take part, share your photos on social media and spread the word!

 

Calling all pubs and social clubs in Lincolnshire; Could you host a St Barnabas Pub Quiz?  St Barnabas has put together a ‘Pub Quiz’ pack for you to organise your own Quiz night to have some fun, show off your general knowledge, and support your local hospice. Signing up is free and includes a Pub Quiz pack to make hosting the quiz stress-free and easy!

 

St Barnabas invites you to put the kettle on and join in ‘Care for a Cuppa’.

 Whether you’re a coffee or tea lover, a keen baker or just like to gather with your friends to ‘do something great’ – this is the perfect, feel-good fundraiser!

We have everything you need to make it happen from printable invites and cake toppers to recipes from renowned Lincolnshire chef and baker, Rachel Green.

Also included is a delicious sample of Lincoln Tea & Coffee Company’s original coffee. The brew experts have created a special Ruby Coffee Blend to celebrate St Barnabas’ 40th anniversary which you can now purchase via their website.

Sign up to Care for a Cuppa for free and get started!

 

How your care will help?

Your Care for a Cuppa will help St Barnabas care for others at a time when they need it most.    

£72.90  Could pay for  - One Hospice at Home nurse to care for a patient in their own home for five hours

£35.54 Could pay for—One hour of Specialist Inpatient Care at the Hospice

£55.98 Would fund our—Bereavement Helpline for a day to give support to those struggling with grief

 

Join our Lottery

Our weekly lottery is a fun and powerful way to support families across Lincolnshire. Join today and you will soon be providing improved care and support with the chance of winning great cash prizes.

 

Entry is only £1 a week, and every Friday a total of £2,000 is won by 44 lucky St Barnabas lottery members, with a top prize of £1,000. An additional prize of £500 is available each week in our Rollover game which can accumulate until a guaranteed winner scoops an amazing £7,000.

If any of these fundraising events or activities interest you or you would like any further information

 

we are looking for people to knit Easter chicks etc for out Easter campaign , donate Cadburys crème eggs , donate wool and looking for locations to sell them in March,  have patterns if needed and please get in touch for more information

Thankyou so much

 

Please email me on Deborah.yarwood@stbarnabashospice.co.uk or visit our website at www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk or call me on 07785727114/01522 540300. 

 

Deborah Yarwood

 

  Community Lottery Scheme   

St Chad’s Church, Dunholme

 

1st   Prize.     No 008     £210      Amanda Clancy

2nd Prize:     No 004    £120       Rick Paulson

3rd Prize;      No 199     £90        Stephen Turley

 

Well well. it's That time once again!  A massive congratulations to our BONUS draw winners'.  We have recently celebrated the Christmas period and have now begun a new year! We all hope That you have had a wonderful start to the year and we look forward to all me exciting Things that 2024 will bring!

 

We at Lottery HO will soon be getting ready for The next DRAW and one lucky member no. wait hang on. three lucky members will be getting some extra cash maybe as a Iittle treat for either yourself or friends and family it’s up to you. BUT like we always say "To WIN you’ve got to be IN'"

 

And we just happen to have some numbers ready and waiting to be put in the red bag for the draws to come. Who you gonna call???

us on the numbers below.

 

Margaret    01673866245: Glyn   01673862358: Mark    07796 004462