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Fund raising in memory of Sue and Dave
years ago, Dave Ballinger, brother to Phil Ballinger,
landlord of the Yew Tree at Peterstow and Don Ballinger,
a Ross postman, tragically died of cancer. A while later,
Sue Smith, a regular customer and friend of the pub also
died of the disease. Sue's husband Gill, along with Phil
decided to raise some funds for St. Michael's Hospice
in their memory. They held raffles, musical evenings and
bingo evenings at the Yew Tree and with support from their
regular customers, raised a total of £6,371 for
Phil and Lyn Ballinger, landlord and landlady of the Yew
Tree can be seen presenting a cheque for the money raised
to Lyn Gummer of St Michael's Hospice, along with regular
customers of the pub on Saturday evening, 15th October.
In the Pink at Barclays
and staff at Barclays Bank, Ross-on-Wye dressed in Pink
on Friday, 14th October
to support 'Midlands Breast Cancer Haven Day'. Haven is
a London and Hereford based charity which offers 'pamper'
treatment to women who have suffered with breast cancer.
well as dressing in pink, the branch of Barclays held
a raffle and offered customers pink cakes and marsh mallows
for the day and matched monies raised by staff for the
charity pound for pound.
below in pink are Yolandie Charity, Mark Reeves, Pauline
Parry, Fiona Ross-Collins and Jackie Crane - Branch Manager.
Postman James goes on the run . . .
Postman, James Weatherhead travelled to Scotland in June
to take part in the Edinburgh Marathon. Completing the
26.2 mile course in 4 hours, 26 minutes and 33 seconds
James raised £855 for St. Michael's Hospice.
James told Royal Mail, they matched his total with an
equal amount of money and on Friday, 14th October, which
happened also to be James' 47th birthday, along with Nick
Fish, Manager of Ross Sorting Office, he handed the Royal
Mail cheque to Lyn Gummer of St. Michael's Hospice. Royal
Mail were happy to help out as Hospices are their 2005
charity of the year.
done, James! I'm surprised that with European legislation,
political correctness and all that, the race hasn't been
renamed, the 'Edinburgh Snickers!'
would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the
two local businesses who recently wrote to the Ross Gazette
about Wyenot.com. The fact that two local business people
are actually willing to state in public that this web site
is working for them gave me renewed hope for the future.
on Wyenot.com has worked extremely well for all of those
who have taken advantage of the £45 per annum full
page. General feedback and a 100% annual renewal rate by
advertisers still in business tells me that, yet most local
business still remains either sceptical or unaware of this
web site's effectiveness. Like my amateur radio hobby, Wyenot.com
seems to have made me friends all around the world - not
many in Ross or the rest of Herefordshire but all around
have had no material response in terms of new advertisers
to the two letters left as yet' but they may open the eyes
of local people eventually. Maybe it would help if more
people were to write to the Ross Gazette, whether local
or from afar to say whether they like (or dislike) this
local 'inn' business did take up an advertisement this week
can be seen here and cost the advertiser £45 per annum)
and to my surprise, when I went to see him after his initial
contact, the landlord told me,
'I was going to advertise with you when I first took over
this pub because your web site comes up number one on Google
for virtually any local area search. I didn't do it until
now though because somebody who was in the bar when I mentioned
it told me you were giving it all up because you were disillusioned
with it all.'
I were going to give it up, I would have done that four
years ago and I am sorry to disappoint who I think this
person was but - God willing, I am here to stay. Slow as
it is to get off the ground for me personally, my absolute
dedication to making this web site work will eventually
bring about a bright future for both myself and the local
you to both Walnut Tree Cottage and to Norton House for
your letters of support. If anybody else would like to write
to the Ross Gazette about any aspect of this web site, whether
you are in Ross-on-Wye, London, New Zealand, Timbuktu or
anywhere else in the world, the email address is email@example.com.
I am sure your feedback would help a lot.
Ross Girls Swap Football Shirts with Aussie Team
a friendship gesture to link up with other girls' football
teams around the world, Ross Town Girls Football Club
are taking part in a shirt swap with a team in Queensland,
from Wyesham in Monmouth, who plays for Ross Girls will
be sending a shirt, which was signed on Sunday morning,
16th October by all of her team mates to the Musgrave
Girls Football Team. In return, they will be sending a
shirt signed by all of their players. Musgrave did very
well in the Gold Coast Championships and are doing very
well in their league. Musgrave play in orange and white
and, similar to Ross, the team attracts girls of all ages.
Ross shirt will be framed and hung in Musgrave Club House.
Ross hope to do the same with the shirt they receive.
below are Ross Girls FC, having signed the shirt on Sunday
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