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BANES Carers Centre

“On Saturday 7th May, 10am – 2pm we are holding our 3rd Craft Fayre at the Bath Carers Centre. Alongside arts & craft stalls inside the building we have homemade refreshments in the garden, live music, morris dancing, face painting, children’s activities and a chance to enter our summer raffle! Free parking is available, so please come and join us! Bath Carers Centre, Lower Bristol Road, Bath, BA2 9ES. We also still have 3 stall spaces so if any of your ladies craft in their spare time and would like a stall for £10, we’d love to see them!

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Our main event, which takes place at the start of national Carers Week, is our Sponsored Walk on Sunday 5th June, 11am. Starting at the Bath Carers Centre and following along the Two Tunnels Route there is a 4.5 or 9 mile option depending on ability. The walk is both family and dog friendly making it a great day out for all. There is no entry fee, but you do need to sign up for the walk here: http://ccwalk2016.eventbrite.co.uk or by ringing 0800 0388 885. All we ask is that people look to raise at least £50 to support our work with carers. We’re keen to get as many people signed up as possible so we can celebrate our birthday in style and we’d be so grateful if you and your colleague could join us! After registering you will be sent a walk pack including further information.”

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Wells Cathedral’s free weekly walks are set to resume in time for the beginning of the tourist season and are great for individual visitors to the Cathedral. The popular stained glass ‘Window Walks’ and ‘Explore the Embroideries’ weekly walks take place most Wednesday and Saturday mornings from April to October from 11.15am and 11.45am respectively and showcase the Cathedral’s world class stained glass and beautiful embroideries. Each tour lasts 20 minutes; there is no need to book and a different theme is offered each month. Note that for all stained glass tours binoculars are highly recommended as this will greatly increase the enjoyment of the experience (many images are high up and quite small!). Entry to the Cathedral is by donation. An alternative is to pre-book a group visit, the cost of which will include the dedicated services of one of our highly trained, experienced guides, a longer and more comprehensive tour (with more specialist themes if you wish), free places for the group leader and we can also pre-arrange catering.
More details of all Cathedral tours from visits@wellscathedral.uk.net or http://www.wellscathedral.org.uk



A Lansdowne charity is raising money for the Community Millenium green garden…Extend your May Bank Holiday weekend with our popular vist to Bowood House and to the Capability Brown grounds.


2016 is the 300th anniversary of the birth of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown and Bowood in Wiltshire is one of his best known and best loved gardens. Our visit on May 3rd will include coffee on arrival, a private tour of the walled gardens which are only open to groups, a visit to the Capability Brown exhibition in the house and a two course lunch. There will be time to explore the landscape during the early afternoon .

The cost is £45 and we will depart from St Stephen’s church at 9:30 am on May 3rd.

For more information and to book a ticket please do call Di Ashby on 01225 319534 or email dillament@gmail.com.



Crochet world record attempt:

A message from the Secretary for Farrington Gurney WI:
“I have been approached by a member of my knitting group in Radstock who is organising a world record attempt for the most people crocheting at the same time on Saturday 4th June at the Forum in Bath. She is hoping WI members would like to take part and has asked me to forward this information to WI house for you to consider passing it on to all WIs in our Federation.
The event is being organised in memory of a teenager named Emma Welch who sadly died last year. Emma attempted world records herself and also raised money for Brain Tumour research.
As well as organising this event daisies are being crocheted to be sold in the future to raise funds for this charity.
I am attaching information about the world record and the crochet pattern for the daisies. If members cannot attend the event any daisies they are able to crochet would be gratefully received.”

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