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This Week: [Dennis
Humble - Lea School - Motoring] [Toy
Library - Comic Relief] [Comic
Relief Continued - Heritage Centre]
Busy Week at Wyenot
First of all this week, I have to make something of an
apology for the absence of the usual Nature Watch, Ross-on-Wye
Archive and to some of the people I have photographed during
the week and have not been able to include in this issue of
Wyenot News. It has been one of those extremely busy weeks
and I think, for the first time since I started Wyenot.com
five years ago, I have not been able to keep up with the demands
of the site. I have worked taking photographs for Wyenot,
The Ross Gazette, the Ross Recorder, plus composing and building
web pages from early morning until gone midnight every day.
I must confess to having taken time out once, at the Hope
& Anchor on Sunday morning for a coffee with friends,
Kevin and Jane, but even that I had to cut short, to photograph
Morgans at Kilcot. Red Nose Day was good fun and I enjoyed
photographing it but it was a killer in terms of keeping up
with it all. I have been sent more archive material
and some letters for publication, so all of the usual stuff
will be back next week.
Award for Dennis Humble
to Dennis Humble on receiving the Beacon Prize for England
2004. Dennis was given this award for his contributions
both to people with learning difficulties and to the environment.
resource manager of the Ryefield Day-care centre, Dennis
is also the founder and General Manager of EnviroAbility,
a local community recycling group which employs local
people with learning disabilities. There are now forty
five such individuals with jobs, who began this project
collecting paper from homes of the elderly and now also
collect glass, textiles and cans from more than four thousand
five hundred homes.
Beacon Fellowship Trust seeks to promote an improved culture
of giving, in which it is natural for those best able
to contribute to charitable and social causes to use their
time, energy, ability and resources for the public good.
The Trust gives recognition to those who have made such
contributions. Dennis is one of the 2004 Beacon prize
winners, whose list also includes Sir Bob Geldof and Jamie
is very proud of this award and hopes that EnviroAbility's
success might inspire similar schemes in other communities.
Steady Win - Herefordshire to host the world's largest egg and
spoon race . . .
Guinness World Recordô holders, Herefordshire's Ready Steady
Win will attempt to aim to smash their egg-sisting World's
Largest Egg and Spoon Race record Tuesday 22 March 2005 at
noon! The event is organized by Ready Steady Win, who have
been supporting youth sport in Herefordshire for eleven years.
Steady Win's business fund manager Joanna Jones said,
'The egg and spoon race is brilliant fun for all who take
part, its great to achieve Guinness World Recordô status and
it's an important fundraiser for us to continue our work in
you to our sponsors, Minster and Whitecross School Sports
Partnerships, PGL Travel Ltd, Deans Foods, The Leadership
Trust and A4 Office Products. We would not be able to run
this special event without their support.' County schoolchildren
in School Sports Partnerships (SSCo) can take part in the
mass participation simultaneous location egg-stravaganza,
which involves people racing with a standard medium sized
fresh hens egg on a dessert spoon, along a designated route
of at least 100m, without dropping their egg!'
1,277 youngsters successfully completed the race - a truly
marvellous achievement for Herefordshire. For three years,
school children have had the opportunity to take part through
the School Sport Partnerships (SSCo) - a Government initiative
designed to raise standards in schools through an improved
and co-ordinated delivery of physical education and Sport.
. . .
Jones with pupils at the Lea Primary School, eggshausted after practising
for the race.
The partnerships, made up of a Specialist Sports College, Herefordshire's
Minster College and Whitecross School are supported by other
secondary schools and feeder primary schools. PGL Travel has
come on board as a new and very appropriate lead sponsor of
the 2005 World's Largest Egg and Spoon race. PGL is a market
leader in the field of activity holidays and adventure courses.
With its headquarters at Ross-on-Wye, PGL offers children (and
families) countless opportunities for fun, adventure and personal
Foods is the official egg sponsors for the next two years. Each
week, Deans Foods individually grade and pack over 40 million
fresh eggs! They led the development of Barn and Free Range
production in the 1980's and the introduction of Organic eggs
in the 1990's. Today, this growing sector represents over one
third of the eggs packed by Deans. Deans is the leading supplier
of fresh eggs to all the major retailers in the UK.
Leadership Trust has supported the event since its inception
in 2002, and Ready Steady Win for almost ten years. The Ross-on-Wye
based Leadership Trust is an educational charitable trust with
a mission to enhance leadership across all aspects of society.
The Leadership Trust aims to be "The Centre of Excellence in
Leadership". Their vision is supported by four guiding principles:
to be a world class organization with a global reach; to inspire
and lead each other in the pursuit of excellence; to provide
flexible and innovative solutions, which fulfil customers' needs;
and to create an environment which is both developmental and
based, A4 Office Products, and independent office supplies dealer
has supported Ready Steady Win for four years. They aim to provide
the very best in customer care with a first class service on
a vast range of office products and stationery.
Council's sports development unit has also supported the event
for four years.
Would like to find out more? Please contact Joanna Jones, Ready
Steady Win, c/o The Leadership Trust, Weston-under-Penyard,
Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire HR9 7YH England. Telephone: 01989
weekend for motoring enthusiasts
was a weekend for those interested in motoring in Ross-on-Wye.
On Saturday, 12th March, members of the Gloucester and
Cotswold branch of the Ferrari Club made a stop at the
Royal Hotel, Symonds Yat East. Whilst the drivers enjoyed
a cream tea in the hotel, the car park temporarily took
over from Yat Rock as being the main tourist attraction
in the area.
following day, members of the Morgan Three Wheeler Club,
which was founded in 1945, stopped off at The Kilcot whilst
out on the annual 'Daffodil Run'.
immediately below, Andy Jewson, owner of the Ferrari 288
GTO which was previously owned by Eddie Irvine and which
I was reliably informed is worth £1 million, with
Charlotte Firstbrook, Ian Howells, Zoe Bowkett and Gary
Hodgeson, one of the owners of the Royal Hotel. Below
that, a line up of various Ferraris and Jacob Watson of
Haslington, admiring Eddie Irvines old car whilst on holiday
in the area.
the bottom of the page are some of the Morgan Three Wheelers
at Kilcot on Sunday.
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