Members and guests at Winchcombe’s Day Care Centre have raised £360 for Help for Heroes after staging a commemoration afternoon tea marking the start of World War 1. More than 100 supporters turned out to see a special display of war memorabilia, a stunning banner of 425 ‘Lest we forget’ hand-knitted poppies and listen to war songs from the era courtesy of the Monday Members Day Centre Choir.
Staff and volunteers provided afternoon tea with all proceeds in aid of Help for Heroes, to help those wounded in Britain’s current conflicts. Centre Manager Carol Baker, said: “It really was a fantastic afternoon. We had dozens of people visiting us and they were all very interested in reading and seeing the original pictures, letters, medals and memorabilia from the WWI soldiers we had.“ The display of poppies was very impressive and we’d like to thank everyone who supported
us and came along on the day.”
For more information about the centre and its work visit http://www.winchcombedaycarecentre.com
Sir Bradley Wiggins' Sky Procycling team will be taking part in the forthcoming Tour of Britain stage race in September - and the route takes the riders right through Winchcombe!
On Wednesday 10th September the peloton will leave Worcester and follow a route through Malvern, Evesham, Broadway, Snowshill and Ford before joining the B4632 at Toddington and hurtling through our beautiful town en route to Cleeve Hill and Cheltenham before the eventual stage finish in Bristol.
Team Sky have yet to confirm their line-up for the race, but with Chris Froome having been confirmed as Team Leader for their assault in the Tour of Spain, the indications are that Wiggins will lead the team in the Tour of Britain.
The race is anticipated to arrive in Winchcombe around lunchtime, so please be aware that road closures will take place during the day to allow the safe passage of riders and support vehicles. Better still why not abandon the car for a while and join the throng trying to catch a glimpse of their favourites as they take part in this week-long event?
Click here for full details of the exact route the tour will take and the detailed timing estimates.
Winchcombe Youth Partnership
We need your help to win a MINI BUS...
The Gloucestershire Echo is running a competition from 11 Aug to 20 Sep, and is printing tokens every day between those dates.
We need to collect as many tokens as possible:
100 tokens = 1 entry in competition.
Please Collect Tokens for Us
Collection Boxes in the Library and Tourist Information Centre
Colour and Flowers come to Winchcombe...
Winchcombe took delivery of 20 flowering, colourful, hanging baskets to help enhance the town; improve the appearance and encourage visitors and residents to stop and shop in the town.
Martin from Martin Evison Gardening Services, Broadway Road, has done the baskets this year and delivered them to various businesses at the weekend. A local volunteer, Ian Shurgold is helping with the watering 2 days a week to keep the baskets flowering.
Organised by the Winchcombe Business Forum, the new chariman, Steve Meredith was keen to help and support this initiative within the town. The Forum would like to thank all the businesses who have taken part.