Time in nature for the elderly

December 4th: The great outdoors is wonderfully good at lifting our spirits. Today we had a great time at Lagoon 4, Rutland Water with Rutland Council’s Admiral Nurses, Time in nature with Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust at RutlandWater with a group making memories – Dementia UK and Age UK Leics. Thanks to all volunteers and donors.

Rutland’s NSPCC Carol Concert

December 4th – we had an evening packed with Christmas music & carols by Rowell Camerata & Foresters Brass, with moving readings from LarsTharp, Rev. Richard Coles, Anne Davies (BBC East Midlands Today) Tim Hart (of Hambleton Hall) Christopher Villiers & others. It was a great treat and a great fundraiser for the NSPCC. A huge thanks is due to Margaret Wheeler for masterminding the event.

Oakham Civic Service

December 1st – We had a lovely civic celebration held by the Mayor & Mayoress of Oakham, at ⁦Oakham’s Parish Church. I so enjoyed the wonderful singing by children from ⁦Catmose Primary⁩ school, and & reading ‘The Night Before Christmas’ to them.

Christmas turn-on!

December 1st: The Christmas lights are on in Oakham! Great fun in the market square with stalls & rides for children – and the tree is beautiful! Thanks to Oakham Town Council.

Knight School in Oakham

Nov 29th: ‘Knight School’ helps Rutland children aged 6/7 with lessons that can make them happier & more successful for life. At Oakham Castle I was proud to Knight girl & boy graduates, together with Rutland’s High Sheriff. Congratulations to all & many thanks to the helpers.

Funding Fair for charities

November 29th; a Funding Fair at Rutland Museum organised by Rutland Citizens Advice Bureau – a great source of help for organisations & individuals. Help available for worthwhile community projects, please apply!