Around Town: What’s been happening in Grantham...

Over the past 11 weeks, Grantham Seventh-day Adventist Church members, their families and neighbours have been furiously knitting and crocheting.

Over the past 11 weeks, Grantham Seventh-day Adventist Church members, their families and neighbours have been furiously knitting and crocheting.

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Here’s a round-up of news from the town’s clubs and organisations.

Arthritis care - Meeting

Hydro Pool members meet on Monday, 8th July, at noon.

Railway Society - “Pot Luck”

The Society will meet on Thursday, July 11, at St Wulfram’s Church Hall, Church Street, Grantham at 7.30pm. The programme will be a slide show entitled “Pot Luck” by society member Mike Robinson.

Admission for members is £1, and non-members £2.

Royal British legion - Barracks meeting

The Grantham Branch of the Royal British Legion will meet on Tuesday, July 9, in the WOs & Sgts Mess at the Prince William of Gloucester Barracks at 7.30pm. New members are welcome.

Contact John on 01476 870918 for details.

bridge club

Winners

Latest winners were Carol Fisher and Sandra Dunne on Monday and Liz Jackson and Frances Travis and Dierdra Pickup and Graham Smith the following day. The club meets at the sports pavilion, Barrowby, on Mondays and Tuesdays with play starting at 7.15pm. Anyone interested in playing should contact Irene Pacey on 01949 843138.

St Barnabas - Fund-raisers

St Barnabas Grantham Hospice is looking for donations for a children’s tombola on Saturday July 2oth and a bottle tombola later this year.

The fundraising team is looking for donations of new or nearly new children’s books, toys, games, sports equipment or sweets for the tombola, which will be held in the Isaac Newton Centre from 9am. Cuddly toys will need to have a kite mark label.

Bottle donations can be anything from whisky to water, brandy to bubble bath.

All proceeds will go towards the £1 in the Pot appeal. Take your donations to the hospice at 86 Barrowby Road, or ring 01476 591010, ext 116.

Probus 88 - Law courts talk

President Robert Hardwick welcomed 57 members and three guests to the June meeting. Guest speaker was Christine Doughty, a deputy district judge, who talked about her work and experiences in the Law Courts.

Church effort - Itchy fingers

Over the past 11 weeks, Grantham Seventh-day Adventist Church members, their families and neighbours have been furiously knitting and crocheting. What was the purpose of all this activity? Some of the ladies of the church were getting itchy fingers and Ann Eaton, Community Services Leader, began searching the internet for a cure. Her eyes were drawn to the knitone2saveone website, a charity whose volunteers knit baby items. The 150 items which have been knitted and crocheted will be received by the Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa, where nearly 2000 babies are born prematurely each year and are at risk of pneumonia.

The knitting group hope to be able to send a second consignment later in the year to give warmth and a chance of life to these little ones.

If anyone would like to help with this project, please write to Ann Eaton c/o SDA Church, Dudley Road, Grantham or through the website:

www.prayers4u-sdachurches.co.uk