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Issue No. 109 - 23rd August 2006
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Macmillan Charity Day at Ross Market

Macmillan Cancer Support held a fund raising morning at Ross Market on Friday, 18th August, which as can be seen by the virtually empty table below, went very well. The morning was to raise money towards a £3.3 million oncology unit at Hereford hospital so that local cancer sufferers do not have the added stress of having to travel to Cheltenham for treatment.

Macmillan supporter, Steve Turner provided music on the barrel organ to entertain customers at the event and at 2:30 pm, Macmillan balloons, which had been purchased on the morning were released by Ian Ashpole of Wye Valley Aviation.

Pictured below, Macmillan volunteers, Marion Contreras, Enid Gibbons, Peter and Christine Dowsett, Margaret Godfrey, Michael Hodges, Pauline and Brian McRae Vicky Drake, Chris Webb and customer, Margaret Hardwick. Steve Turner at the organ and Ian Ashpole releasing the balloons.


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Happy 21st Birthday, Russell!

Congratulations to Tina's son, Russell who celebrated his 21st Birthday

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Friday, 18th August 2006! . . .

and on Saturday 19th . . . and on Sunday 20th . . . not forgetting Thursday, 17th of course!


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Exhibition of Botanical Illustrations at The Heritage Centre.

An exhibition of botanical illustrations is currently on display at Ross Heritage Centre and will run until 31st August. The exhibitors are members of the W.E.A, the Workers Education Association who live between Ross-on-Wye and Ledbury and hold weekly classes during term time. The class has now broken up for the summer holiday, with a new term beginning in September at The Ryefield Centre. The class caters for the both experienced and novice artists, some of which can be seen in the photograph below, proudly displaying some of their work.


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Where Wild Things Play

After the thunderstorms on Thursday, 17th August intrepid wildlife explorers made their way down to the riverside to join Where Wild Things Play.

During a sunny two hours over thirty children and their families made wild explorer kits and hunted for mini beasts. They created secret potions to save them from wild dangers and decorated their kits with paint from rowan, blackberries and elderberries.

Having found a million mini-beasts, families made maps to mark their journeys and the locations of their creatures. They personalized their pencils with nature to keep in their tool kit for any future nature notes!

Don't miss out on the Where Wild Things Play Adventurer's Trail around Ross on Wye. The trail sheet is available from the Heritage Centre in Ross. Where Wild Things Play organizes events and activities to encourage families across the county to get out and explore the wonderful nature of Herefordshire. For further information on Where Wild Things Play, please contact Jo Polack on 01432 356 872.


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