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Issue No. 126 - 20th December 2006
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Jump Start Move Into Y-Zone

Jumpstart has returned to The Y-Zone for their Ross sessions which take place on Wednesdays. Whilst Y-Zone was undergoing refurbishment, Jumpstart operated from the Royal Hotel, who kindly let them have use of a room there. Jumpstart are grateful to the Royal Hotel for their assistance over the past year.

'The open space at The Y-Zone is great and we look forward to welcoming friends old and new to joining us there for fun soft-play for pre-school children.' Jumpstart informed us. Sessions are 2 for adult and child (plus 50p for subsequent children) and include refreshments, play, stories and songs and all the usual Jumpstart fun.

Sessions at Ross run from 10 am until 11 am and 11:15 am until 12:15 PM For details of all Jumpstart sessions and venues, you may like to visit their web site www.jumpstartkidz.org.uk.

In the photo with some of the Jump Start children on Wednesday last are Kelly Stevenson, Sally Evans, Leise Brady, Sarah Brina, Emily Balm, Nicola Saunders, Assistants, Imee and Josh Bevan and Play Leader, Sara Jones


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JKHS Helps Barrs Court

A cheque for £1,394.79 was presented to Phil McKinnie of Barrs Court Special Needs School on Thursday, 14th December. The money was raised by students at John Kyrle High School on Children In Need Day during a non-uniform day.


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Oliver Twist Visits Goodrich Primary School

The Working Space Theatre Group visited Goodrich Primary School on Tuesday 12th December and gave a performance of their version of Oliver Twist, The timeless story of an Orphan who dared to ask for more.

The group transported the children back to Victorian London to follow Oliver in his quest to find out who he really is. Along the way he has many adventures and meets numerous colourful and ill assorted characters.


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JKHS Helping Macmillan

A cheque for 816.30 was presented to Pauline McRae and Joyce Thomas of Macmillan Cancer Support on Friday, 15th December. A special lunch was organized by Sue Jones and was obviously a great success, raising 661 and was, by all accounts, 'delicious'!

The remaining 155.30 was collected by Sue Vinall and pupils and is once again a tribute to the caring nature of all at John Kyrle High School. The money is much appreciated as another step towards the building of the new Renton Unit for Hereford.

In the photo at the presentation are Nigel Griffiths, Joyce Thomas, Sue Vinall, Pauline McRae, Sue Jones, Andreas Kitchiner and Alice Ancrum.


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Macmillan Quiz At The Royal Hotel

Around fifty people enjoyed an excellent quiz night at The Royal Hotel in Ross on 14th December to raise money for the Charles Renton Unit at Hereford Hospital. The event was organized by the Manager, Andrew Mackie and Under Manager, Julian Eslick.

Their hospitality included refreshments and a goody bag for everyone who attended. Four local businesses, AC Travel, Archenfield Vets, The Barber Shop and Ross Old Books & Prints, generously donated prizes for the raffle as did the Royal Hotel.

The participating teams were kept in order by Soosie Pinnell and the results were very close. The evening raised 231 which was given to the Ross Macmillan Cancer Support Group and like all the other money raised in Ross this year it has been paid into the appeal for the Renton Unit at Hereford Hospital. The group would like to thank the Royal Hotel and everyone who contributed to the success of the evening.

In the photo are Pauline McRae, Soosie Pinnell of Macmillan, Andrew Mackie, Manager of the Royal Hotel and Joyce Thomas MBE.


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Tick Tock Christmas Special

Children, mums, dads, grannies and carers dressed up in style for the Tick Tock Christmas musical celebration. Christmas songs old and new, quaint and quirky were performed in Tick Tock's unique and dazzling style. Characters were brought to life with the fantastic participation of the children and a sparkling time was had by all.

This is Tick Tock's second Christmas and due to it's popularity the demand for places has grown so much that from January an extra class has been added . From 9th January classes will be as follows; Bishopswood Village Hall Tuesday 10:00am Monmouth, Bridges Community Centre Wednesday 10:00am and 11:15am.

For more information on space availability, call Millie on 01981 541373. It's fantastic fun so come along and give it try!


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