Notices & Meetings Raughton Head Parish Magazine Women’s World Day of Prayer Carlisle Cumbria
Fashion Show - NSPCC
The Launch of a new collection -
Mani-Stone Clothing
on Thursday
19th May at 7.00 pm. at The Fleece, Ruleholme, CA6 4NF.
Tickets £12.50 to include a  glass of wine on arrival.
All clothing and accessories for sale on the night.
All proceeds to NSPCC Carlisle.
07970580462 or 07814641382

Dalston Makers Market
The Dalston Makers Market will be held every third Saturday in the month.
The next one being the
21st may in the Victory Hall from 9.00 am. - 1.00 pm. Put the date in your diary to come along and do some shopping in a friendly market atmosphere with a wide variety of food & craft stalls selling high quality, good value products!
Visit the Pop-up Cafe to catch up with friends over delicious home baked scones and coffee. For more information contact
Chris Scales (Victory Hall Committee) - 01228 319714 or 079036 47525

Primrose Hall, Gaitsgill Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Lunch

Saturday 4th June
Morning – we will be decorating Primrose Hall, Gaitsgill, both inside and outside, with flags and bunting. Anyone wanting to help with this would be welcome.
Bring your entries for the drawings, bunting, floral display competitions and individual quiz sheets anytime in the day.
Afternoon – The Platinum Jubilee Pudding Bake-Off will be judged throughout the afternoon with score cards. Bring your Royal Puddings to the hall 1.30 pm. - 2.00 pm.
The pudding tasting will start at 2.00 pm.
Tea, coffee and juice will be provided. Bring your own choice of drink if you wish.
4.00 pm. - We will be having a Right Royal Revel Family Quiz. Throughout the afternoon you can get yourselves into teams of four.
Sunday 5th June
12.30 pm. - Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Lunch, for everyone in the community – Bring and Share! Platters of sandwiches and sausage rolls will be provided but please bring something savoury or sweet to add to this. Tea, coffee and juice will also be provided. Bring your own choice of drink if you wish.
After lunch - we will have the Prize Giving for the Royal Competitions!
If the weather is good we will be able to be outside, but each person must take care to keep safe from any traffic (we might not be able to close the road). Everyone is responsible for the safety of their own children.
Come and Enjoy!

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The Annual Bike Ride - Saturday 11th June
It is not long now until the annual Raughton Head bike ride to raise funds for the church.
Our last event was in 2019, so all bikes and brakes should be well polished and serviced.
The 2022 bike ride will be starting and finishing at Raughton Head School.
We have fully marshalled routes designed for
    Meet at 2.00 pm. to register for a 2.30 pm. start at Raughton Head school gates.
    Adults - £5.00, under 16’s - £3.00 and small children – £0.50 or a family for £15.00.
    All proceeds to Raughton Head church.
    No need to pre-register just turn-up and have some fun.
    To wear bright clothing
    To wear a helmet
    To take care on public roads
    Under 16 to have a supervising adult
    To obey the marshals
    On our return to school, there will then be drinks and cake, so please bring some money for refreshments. This is our chance to meet up with people in the parish and to get some fresh air and exercise.
    Rod Phillips - 016974 76172

    Cumbria Way Challenge
    In two months time (Saturday
    18th June) a band of brothers and sisters are taking on 65 miles of the Cumbria Way between Ulverston and Raughton Head in 24 hours. We’re raising money for two charities, the GNAAS and Brain Tumour Research. Everyone knows how essential the Great North Air Ambulance Service has become and no doubt we can all think of someone who has been helped. Perhaps brain tumours less so, but that doesn’t mean they’re not devastating to those who are affected and are equally worthy of our attention. We have a company sponsor to help with the logistics on the day, Waitings Ltd of Cliburn, Penrith. They lost their MD, Victoria Waiting back in 2016 to a tumour, within four months of prognosis. So let’s try and help both charities and help prevent further tragedy and heartache.
    Our training started some 22 weeks ago and we’re progressing into the fells. There’s some nine folks daft enough to give this a go, plus a number who will take on a section or two of the route. By all means come along on the day and show your vocal support, there’s quite a few sections which lead onto roads or get your hiking boots on and you can give us a carry! Thanks for your time and hopefully your support.
    Rod Phillips, Adam Colla, Lucy Hogg, Michael Hart, Stacey Creighton, Paul Creighton, Charlotte Davies, Emma Blaylock, Anna Kaye, Claire Gray and Siobonne Brewster.

    Just giving links for both charities are shown below;
    Brain Tumour Research - http://www.justgiving.com/WaitingsCliburn
    The Great North Air Ambulance Service - http://www.justgiving.com/Waitings

    Old Trust Fund Legacy
    About 70 years ago the people of Raughton Head set about raising money to build a village hall next to the school. Eventually the plan was abandoned, but the money was left in a trust fund with HSBC. The amount involved is something short of £1,000.00.
    Now all the Trustees have died and perhaps it is time to offer this fund to a community establishment, maybe the Church and/or Gaitsgill Village Hall.
    My husband Michael was one of the trustees and I have been talking to the bank. We are required to have consultation within the community before they will release the money.
    If you have any comments, please contact
    Felicity Coulthard - 016974 76277

    GNAAS - Thanks
    A big thank you to all who supported the ‘Great North Air Ambulance Service’ Coffee Morning. The walk on a lovely April morning was very enjoyable. The scones & biscuits were delicious (thank you to the bakers and servers). The Presentation Talk by Greg Hall was very informative. Donations amounted to £404.00 for this life-saving work.
    David Parry - 079003 18244
    Ruth Bainbridge - 016974 76316

    Penrith & District Red Squirrel Group
    The pandemic has affected all our lives but I want to reassure you that the group has been working flat out and we have been greatly helped in this by the DEFRA et al Green Recovery Challenge Fund grant for 2021. Obviously, there are some things which have had to be suspended and this has affected fundraising, with virtually all events cancelled.
    Our rangers and volunteers out in the woods on the 650sq miles that the group covers have continued working exceptionally hard carrying out red squirrel conservation and grey control right through the various lockdowns. This has however coincided with a very good breeding year for both reds and greys. Unfortunately, the greys are more prolific and there has been an explosion in their numbers over the last few months over the entire area. This is largely on the back of an excellent natural feed year in 2020.
    Of course, increased grey numbers has inevitably meant isolated squirrel pox outbreaks which is disappointing and sadly this has depleted reds in some areas. Hopefully these areas will recover quickly and there are good healthy numbers of reds in most of our area which will help the recovery.
    Robert Benson (Chairman)

    Primrose Village Hall
    Regular users are the Parent/Toddler Group, the WI, the Cloggers, the Free Church, the Young Farmers, other groups and sometimes parties! The fee is £12.00 for a morning or afternoon session and £15.00 for an evening session. The Village Hall needs your support.
    Please contact David Parry if you would like to hire the hall for a morning, afternoon or evening sessions.
    Ruth Bainbridge - 016974 76316
    David Parry - 016974 76466

    On behalf of our community, the Primrose Hall Committee are organising the purchase of a defibrillator to be installed in Gaitsgill. We are asking for donations for this, the cost being around £1500.00. After installation, we will organise a training session which will include how to do CPR and use a defibrillator.
    Please give donations to any of the committee members, who will then pass the money on to the treasurer.
    Committee members are: David & Gwen Hawley, Jackie Collinson, Kathleen Harrington (Treasurer), Doreen Hallsworth, Geoff Bainbridge, David Parry, Penny Jones, Ruth Bainbridge & Amy Chisolm. Cheques can be made out to
    Primrose Hall, Gaitsgill. If you wish to make a payment using online banking, then please get bank details from our Treasurer. There will be more information in the next magazine.
    Ruth Bainbridge - 016974 76316

    Sign Posts Gaitsgill

    Sign Posts

    Greg Collins is re-painting our lovely old sign posts. Ever since we moved here they have been rusting and ugly. Thanks for all your hard work and the hours that it has taken.
    Elizabeth Millichap

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