My husband Ian has been part of a Charity Folk Band called PaNiKaTaK for many years. Once described by the Westmorland Gazette as ' Lakeland's Fantastic, Funny, Infamous Folk Band', they have delivered their eclectic mixture of music and irreverent humour on the unsuspecting public.
They all hail from the South Lakes area and have been performing concerts, usually in village halls, all over the far reaches of Cumbria. In the last 3 years, since we moved to northern Cumbria, there have been a number of fundraising events held in this area.
Over the years they have raised in excess of £75,000 for mainly local charities and good causes. It is their 25th year of performing together and they have decided to bow out with a Farewell Concert in a flurry of Fun, Folk and Fundraising!
June Birket – 016974 76768
Deer Rudding Garden Opening
Near Millhouse, CA7 8HU. In aid of the National Garden Scheme (NGS).
Saturday 5th May and 2nd June, between 11.00 am. and 4.30 pm.
Entry adult £5.00, children free. Children’s trail in the garden. Refreshments available at Millhouse Village Hall, raising funds for
Northern Fells Baby and Toddler Group (April)
Friends of Fellview School (May)
Penrith and District Red Squirrel Group (June)
Lynne Carruthers – 016974 78053 or 074848 00072
Sunday 6th May in Primrose Hall, Gaitsgill at 12.30 pm.
An opportunity to get together with others in our community. Everyone welcome.
Come and enjoy a lovely meal and a chat! Always on the first Sunday in the month.
Ruth Bainbridge - 016974 76316
Wendy Rheam - 016974 76484
The Hackney Half
Many people in the Raughton Head community will remember the Colville family, who lived at The Ashes for 10 years before moving to Devon. Tragically Marcus, who was a medical student at Newcastle University, took his own life in December 2017.
The whole family are very grateful for the support they have received from their old friends in Cumbria at this difficult time and continue to have very fond memories of their time in the county.
The family have set up a charity called ‘Marcus in Mind’ to fund research to actively identify and help young people who are at risk of suicide.
On 20th May my daughter Rosie and I are joining the whole family and friends in running the Hackney half marathon to raise money for this charity which has already raised a lot of funds thanks to the generosity of so many friends of Marcus and his family.
This is going to be an interesting personal challenge for me to complete as I broke my pelvis last January and hope that I will be able to complete it in a reasonable time!
We would all be very grateful if you would consider supporting me in raising money for ‘Marcus in Mind’. You can donate through the following link;
Sally Robson - 01228 710498 or 077298 03584
AGM of the RCCWMG
You are warmly invited to an evening in Gaitsgill Village Hall on Tuesday 22nd May at 7.00 pm. for a community gathering and the AGM of the Roe Catchment Community Water Management Group (RCCWMG).
On the evening, the Committee would like to update you on progress on activities to “Slow the Flow” and manage flood risk in the catchment and share a film with you about natural flood risk management and what communities can do to help themselves - see a trailer here; http://www.highwaterfilm.co.uk/common-ground/
We will also transact the formal business of the AGM and the Notice of AGM will be available shortly. This will involve election (or re-election) of officers so if you are keen to be more involved or would like to nominate someone, there will be opportunities to do that at the meeting.
For the evening we are asking everyone to bring along their own food and drinks, and we will have an informal supper and general get together as a community.
Sue Black - 0778990851
The Annual Bike ride - Saturday 9th June, 2018
It is not long now until the annual Raughton Head bike ride to raise funds for the church so remember to pump up your tyres, polish your bicycle clips and dust off your lycra for another exciting event.
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 – 50p or a family for £15.00.
All proceeds to Raughton Head church
No need to pre-register just turn up and have some fun
This is our chance to support the church, to meet up with other people in the parish and to get some fresh air and exercise after a long winter.
Rod Phillips - 016974 76172