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Sponsored 24 hour Bible Reading

Sponsored 24 Hour Bible Reading for Rosemere Cancer Foundation

To help raise funds for the Rosemere Cancer Foundation at the Royal Preston Hospital, Ian Service is leading a sponsored 24 hour bible reading.

Beginning at 10.45am on 23rd June 2024, a team of readers will read aloud from the whole of the New Testament – and most of the Old Testament!

As you can imagine, he needs some help……..

If you are willing and able:

  • Sign up on the list at the back of St James’ Church to read one (or more) of the ninety 15 minute time slots and try and get some sponsorship.
  • Consider sponsoring someone who is taking part.
  • Sign up to come and listen for a particular time slot.
  • Make time to come along and hear God’s word being read.

Thank you for your support.

CancerCare Cross Bay Walk

Cross Bay Walk for CancerCare

Join Team CancerCare for the Cross Bay Walk from Arnside to Grange Promenade led by King’s Guide to the Sands Michael Wilson. Lace up your trainers or pull on your wellies and get ready to take on a unique adventure across the shifting sands of the UK’s largest tidal bay, set against the stunning backdrop of the Lake District fells.

The King’s Guide to the Sands Michael, will lead you on this breath-taking stroll across the UK’s largest tidal bay, with every step raising money for people affected by cancer and bereavement.

The famous route from Arnside Promenade to Grange Promenade takes around four hours to complete. Due to the unique terrain of the Bay, we cannot guarantee the exact distance, however, on previous walks we have clocked the total at around the 8-mile mark.

So, come along and join our iconic walk on Sunday, June 16th 2024 (1:15pm – 5:15pm) and we guarantee it will be a day to remember!

To book, click here.

Arnside Children's Playground

Jumble Sale Raises over £600 for Children’s Playground

A big ‘thank you’ to everyone who came along to the Jumble/Vintage Sale at the W.I. & Village Hall recently, to all those who donated items and to Arnside Beach Hut for their ‘pop-up’ cafe!

It was great to see so many people supporting the event and the final total raised on the day was a wonderful £638.40. A great team effort!

Thanks too to all who helped on the day, couldn’t have done it without you. Too many of you to list but you were all brilliant and it is much appreciated. Everyone was so generous with donations there were quite a lot leftover which have been donated to various charity shops to help others. Thank you, Arnside!

To keep in touch with what’s happening with the Playground, follow their Facebook page You can help by supporting fundraising events (there is a Craft Fair coming up in the summer), donating via one of the Collection boxes situated in the Nisa, Arnside House, or Sandpipers Cafe or donate through the crowdfunding page. No matter how small, every little helps. Thank you.

Midsummer Craft Fair Poster

Craft Fair in Aid of Arnside Children’s Playground

A Mid-Summer Craft Fair in aid of the Children’s Playground will take place in both the W.I. & Village Hall and the nearby Methodist Hall over the weekend of 29th & 30th June 2024. More information will be available nearer the time but there will be a variety of stalls so put it in your diary!

Contact Stuart or Angela Sykes on 07789315753 or email: assykes@gmail.com for further details.

BEEP Doctors

BEEP Doctors awarded The King’s Award for Voluntary Service

BEEP Doctors (BASICS Cumbria), a team of dedicated volunteer doctors which carries out life-saving work in Cumbria, has been awarded The King’s Award for Voluntary Service – the highest award a local voluntary group can receive in the UKi and is equivalent to an MBE.
“This is a massive honour and we are immensely proud to have been awarded The King’s Award for Voluntary Service,” said Dr Theo Weston MBE, the chair and founder of BEEP Doctors. “In my view it is by far and away the best thing to have happened to the BEEP Doctors charity in our near 30-year history.”

The King’s Award for Voluntary Service aims to recognise outstanding work by local volunteer groups to benefit their communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee and, following his accession, His Majesty The King emphasised his desire to continue the Award.

Cumbria’s BEEP Doctors, who are all volunteers with the charity, provide enhanced pre-hospital emergency medical care. They work closely with the police and fire services, North West Ambulance Service, Great North Air Ambulance Service and North West Air Ambulance. At incidents, BEEP Doctors can carry out some surgical procedures, such as inserting chest drains; some can perform pre-hospital anaesthetics and all are able to administer drugs that most road crew paramedics cannot, such as ketamine/fentanyl to give pain relief and allow fracture manipulation. Many of the emergencies they attend are road traffic collisions, as well as incidents involving farms, pushbikes, horses and water.

Beep Doctors’s 11 doctors include A & E consultants at West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven and Cumberland infirmary in Carlisle; two anaesthetists who work at Royal Lancaster Infirmary; and three GPs.
So far in 2023 the BEEP Doctors (BASICS Cumbria) charity has attended 272 incidents and members have completed 872 volunteering hours.

More details in the document below.

Update on Plans for the Village Playground

The Arnside Village Playground Working Group have been working hard to raise money to fund playground equipment for local children on the site of the current playground on the Memorial Field, Silverdale Road.

The cost for new playground equipment that provides the most durable and exciting equipment and vastly improves the accessibility of the playground for children of all abilities is currently £87,500. So far approximately £66,000 worth of grants have been identified and are in the process of being applied for. There is no guarantee that every application will be successful, and the application has to be carefully timed to make sure the funds don’t expire before the installation can be started.

The remainder of the funds need to come from the Village as a community. Some of the grants are only available as ‘matched’ funding, which means they will only ‘match’ what is raised from local support i.e. nothing raised, nothing to match – which would be a real shame and a waste of time and effort as filling in these applications is no mean feat! The applications also require overwhelming community support to be shown, and currently the feedback from the Community Wellbeing Day held this time last year is being used.

Wouldn’t it be great to have some more recent feedback to show support? You can help do this by donating via the Crowdfunding page which gives a real demonstration of support that can be used as evidence for the grants. The target on the Crowdfunder is £25,000. Today donations are at £175 so, as you can see, a little way to go.

Fundraising events that have taken place include The Coronation Picnic back in the summer, which got things off to a great start, raising over £2,000. The Quiz Night held a couple of weeks ago raised £450. Many thanks to the Sailing Club who gave use of the venue for free.. The next fundraiser is the * Winter Ball * on the 9th December – a great opportunity for get dressed up and enjoy a 3-course meal with Champagne cocktails and canapes on arrival, music and dancing. There are still a few tickets available if you haven’t got your as yet! A full programme of events is planned for 2024 so watch out for details of those – either here on the website or on the Playground Facebook page.

There will be an ‘Auction of Gifts and Promises’ on the night of the Ball , so if anyone has anything to donate – anything at all, We already have a day of joinery labour and a homemade cake every week for a month. Anyone wishing to give, contact Rebecca at rebeccakennington@btinternet.com
The committee is also looking for someone skilled at social media to help spread the word, Could this be you? If so, contact Rebecca at rebeccakennington@btinternet.com

*The Committee have taken the difficult decision to cancel the Winter Ball due to low ticket sales. With just 4 weeks to go, it became clear that the event was not viable, so the decision was taken to cancel. Thank you to those who did buy tickets, full refunds are available from Charlotte at Arnside House..

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