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Crosthwaite Community News report May 2nd 2019

 

The Annual Crosthwaite Jumble Sale takes place in the Village Hall at 1pm on Saturday May 11th. Admission is 50p for adults, 25p for Children. An auction of higher value items will be held at 2pm. There will be a raffle, and refreshments will be on sale. Come along and grab yourself a bargain. Donations accepted at the Hall on Friday May 10th, or to arrange collection of bulky items, contact Anne Douglas on 07813489620.

Crosthwaite and Lyth WI recently heard a very interesting talk from Dr Sarah Watson, a former local GP, and volunteer with the charity PHASE. This little known charity empowers people in remote villages in Nepal to set up and run their own medical centres. The charity’s aim is to educate local health practitioners so that they can promote health awareness amongst the population, and improve access to medical treatment.

Crosthwaite residents are urged to return the Neighbourhood plan questionnaires which have been delivered to all households in the Parish.

‘Get Creative ‘ is a National Week of creativity running from 11th-19th May which is designed to encourage wider participation in craft activities. As part of this initiative, Crosthwaite and Lyth WI are holding a Craft Day in the School Hall on Saturday May 18th. This free event is open to all, 10.30-4.30.

There are several hour long ‘taster’ crafting sessions on offer, led by experienced tutors. These sessions are completely free to participants and suitable for all abilities including complete beginners. Sessions include fabric painting, card making, watercolour painting, felting, fabric brooch making, flower arranging, and origami. Places are limited and need to be booked in advance, please contact Anne Douglas for details on 07813489620.

There will also be wide a range of other crafts which people will be encouraged to try out on the day which don’t need advance booking. These include children’s activities, demonstrations of woodcraft, wool crafts, paper craft, jewellery, millinery and more, with many demonstrators offering their hand crafted items for sale.