Ilkley Grammar school has organised a Quiz night to raise funds for the charity ‘Give a child a hope’. It will be at the Wheatley on Thursday 21st March at 7pm. Hope to see plenty of folks there supporting this event.
Not too far off, a date for your diaries. Hope to see you there!
Sharon Crosby will be hosting a Day of Dance on Saturday 27th April 2019 in aid of The Revival Centre in Matugga.
It will be held at St John’s Church on Bolling Road in Ben Rhydding. LS29 8PN Workshops will start and finish promptly. Bring water to drink during the workshops. Crafts/refreshments etc will be available throughout day!
Lucky dip stall and crafts from Matugga. To book your place(s) you can either :
1) Send your booking request and a cheque for £7 per workshop, made payable to: Give A Child A Hope, to: GACAH
St John’s Church Office
2) Book using the form here If using this booking form you will automatically be taken to https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/dayofdance to pay. If you would prefer, you can book online but still pay by cheque using the address above.
There will be a sitting area in the lounge for tea/coffee etc and refreshments will be available all day! Crafts including fair trade. Reflexology. And more. (Lounge area.) When booking, please include your name/details and say which workshop/s you want attend. Details of the workshops, timings and what to bring are detailed below.
Dance Workshops10-30-12.00: Gypsy Dance! (In the Hall) (Tina Jackson, of Dancers Bizzare, teaches a range of Gypsy styles) No partner needed. Bring a long skirt, to swish, soft shoes and comfy clothes. 10-30-12.00: Tribal/Country dance fusion. (Back of Church) Easy to follow and fun veil dance to a Celtic piece, Sound the Trumpet. Sharon teaches (Tribal Fusion dance in Guiseley and Halifax) Wear soft shoes and comfy clothes. Lunch:12.00-12.30. Tea/coffee/sandwiches and cakes available. 12.30-2.00: Greek Dancing. (Back of Church) Chriso teaches in Burnley, Lancs. Come and try out this fun and enjoyable style. No partner needed. Wear soft shoes and comfy clothes. 12.30-2.00: American line dancing. (In the Hall) Lucinda Atkinson Teaches in Halifax. An introduction to this fun easy style Wear comfy shoes or boots and clothes. Cowboy hats optional! Tea/coffee break:2-00-2.30: Tea/coffee/cake. 2.30-4.00: Cuban Salsa. (Back of Church) An exciting partner dance. Come and dance your socks off to fabulous Cuban tunes! Esref of Paranda teaches mainly in South Yorkshire. Wear soft shoes and comfy clothes. 2.30-4.00: Yoga. (In the Hall) Andrea teaches at workshops and retreats and is based near York. Bring a mat or a blanket.
We just wanted to say a very big thank you to the people who sponsored us for our 3 Peaks Walk. Thanks to everyone’s generosity we have raised an incredible £840 so far.
On the 1st October, Barney Addenbrook and I (Sam Gurney) walked the Yorkshire Three Peaks; Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside, and Ingleborough. A total of 24.5 miles. It took us 11 hours and while it was a tough day it was well worth it to raise money to support the centre and help improve the children’s lives. We are going to use the money, when we travel to Uganda at the end of October, to provide a play area for The Revival Centre so that the children will have somewhere safe to play.
Providing this play area would not be possible were it not for the generosity of our sponsors and donors, who’s combined efforts have achieved an amazing £840, with more donations still coming in. So a big thank you to everyone who’s donated anything at all to this fantastic cause. While we may be flying out in just a few weeks (29th of October), don’t worry, its not too late to still donate if you haven’t. You can sponsor us by either :
You can give a cash donation to either of us in person, which we will then upload to the site on your behalf.
It was looking like it was going to be a beautiful day as we set out from Horton in Ribblesdale at 6:45am! The sun wasn’t up yet and the sky was clear. The thermometer on the car was reading 2 degrees celsius.
However as we climbed Pen-Y-Ghent the sun rose and by the time we reached the summit (695m) at around 8am the sun was up and it was starting to warm up.
Heading for Whernside – The Ribblehead Viaduct on the Settle – Carlisle Railway – an awesome feat of Victorian engineering.
Sunrise on the way up Pen-Y-Ghent
Then came the descent and the long walk through Ribblehead, alongside the famous Ribblehead Viaduct and across the valley towards the ascent of Whernside.
2 down, 1 to go. On top of Whernside
We summited Whernside (736m) at around 2pm in glorious sunshine. Whernside has a long and steep descent which proved quite draining but we were not yet finished.
Next, the final ascent up Ingleborough, started at around 3pm, reaching the summit(723m) at around 4pm. The sunshine had now been obscured by a mist which shrouded the top and we had to spend 10 minutes wandering around the top searching for the trig point which marked the summit. Just when we felt elated that we had completed the 3 Peaks we had to contend with a 2hr descent over steep, rough ground, back to our starting point.
Just below the summit of Ingleborough
On the way up Ingleborough – its getting a bit misty now
On top of Ingleborough – after 10 minute hunt for the trig point
On the descent we met another walker also doing the 3 Peaks who we walked with the rest of the way. Later talking in the pub after we had finished we told him about what we were doing and why and he generously donated £10 to the cause