Sunday, 31 July 2011

the journey

This is a post from Jewish online religious magazine that is causing something of a sensation among Jews and non-Jews alike. It's a meditation by Nechoma Greisman on the Journeys from Egypt to Israel that finish the book of Numbers.

Click here to view the article, and be part of the sensation!


Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Cambridgeshire County Council: Older People's Newsletter

Cambridgeshire County Council is pleased to announce that our Older People's Newsletter has now been given a new home on the County Council web-pages - please do have a look!

Cambridgeshire County Council Services for Older People (contains a link to the Newsletter)

Cambridgeshire Older People's Newsletter July 2011

Cambridgeshire County Council Older People's Handbook 2011

Amanda Warburton
Office Manager
Adult Client Side Service
Cambridgeshire County Council

Legion celebrates 90th anniversary with WI

Dulcie Cornwell opening celebrations
Over 200 people gathered to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Fulbourn & Teversham Branch of the Royal British Legion and Fulbourn Womens Institute on June 11. The celebrations were opened by Mrs Dulcie Cornwell (above) who is the branch's oldest member and will be 100 yrs old on Tuesday.

Luan Hockley: click to learn moreThe Peterborough Highland Pipe Band played the Branch standard from the Six Bells public house to Fulbourn Manor where they performed traditional highland pipe music and dance by kind permission of Mr and Mrs Richard Townley. Local singer Luan Hockley (right) provided a range of songs including wartime favourites and members of the Fulbourn WI sang the hymn Jerusalem.

The Fulbourn Branch of the Royal British Legion was formed in 1921 from its predesessor the Comrades of the Great War. One of the first branches to be formed in the district, Fulbourn was instrumental in the 'Big Push' which resulted in new branches being formed at Cherry Hinton, Balsham, Bottisham, Great Wilbraham and Six Mile Bottom.

The Royal British Legion is the nation's leading Armed Forces charity providing care and support to all members of the British Armed Forces past and present and their families. Membership is open to anyone whether they have served in the armed forces or not. Further information on Fulbourn and Teversham RBL can be obtained from the Branch Secretary Mr Gerald Norden at
Pete Collis
Welfare Officer
Fulbourn and Teversham Branch
Royal British Legion

click to go o the WI homepage
click for more RBL 90th anniversary events

Sunday, 17 July 2011

STOP PRESS: I Flautisti performing at St Vigor's!

click to go to I Flautisti website
click to go to I Flautisti website

I Flautisti, the London Recorder Quartet, have been described as "the girls aloud of Baroque music" by no less than Radio 3's The Early Music Show. In a coup for the Friends of St Vigor's, Danielle Jałowiecka, Kerstin Kubitschek, Jitka Smutná and Ilona Veselovská will be performing a Cambridge Summer Music Concert in the Fulbourn church in order to help raise funds for vital repairs. The concert will take place in St Vigor's in the centre of Fulbourn at 3.30pm on Saturday August 6.

Be careful not to miss what looks like a great concert!

Click here for a Google-map of Fulbourn

Click to go to Fulbourn and the Wilbrahams Parish Website

Click to go to I Flautisti webpage

Recorders with Attitude! - Brighton Early Music Festival

click to go to Fulbourn and the Wilbrahams Parish Website

Friday, 15 July 2011

another Cambridge open studio

If you have the time this weekend, I thoroughly recommend that you visit this artist's studios, who will be auctioning off one of her pieces for Cambridge homeless charity FLACK!

click to go to elspeth's homepage

Click to go to Elspeth's homepage at

Click to go to FLACK's homepage

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

fulbourn gardening show 2011

not to be missed! Fulbourn Gardening Society Annual Show

Saturday 16 July 2.00 to 4.30
The Fulbourn Centre

In addition to flowers and vegetables, exhibits also include floral art, arts and crafts, photographs and a junior section.

Admission for adult non-members is £2, but free for children. Society members normally take the opportunity to renew their membership for the coming season, and visitors are welcome to join. The subscription of £5 covers the six winter evening meetings and admission to next year's Annual Show.

Not to be missed!

Click for information about the Fulbourn Centre (incl. directions)

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Art at the Six Bells

read more on the Fulbourn Arts website

Ann Noden, Betty Benford, George Hamilton and Dave Benford invite you to a preview of Paintings, Ceramics and Drawings.

Friday 15 July 2011
at the Six Bells
Fulbuorn High Street

(Plus invited guest artists)

Find out more:

Look up this exhibition at the Fulbourn Arts website

Go to the Six Bells website

Access a Google-map for Fulbourn

Monday, 11 July 2011

watch out - FLACK's coming your way!

click to go to Flack's homepage
When I became homeless, I lost my confidence and felt very isolated, drifting aimlessly from day to day. I’m now getting my writing published which I could never have thought possible. FLACK has given me a way back into a structured lifestyle.

I feel useful again.

FLACK is a social enterprise that provides valuable services for homeless people in Cambridge and is gearing up for the official launch of its what's-on magazine in October. Watch this space!

Click here to go to FLACK's homepage

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Fulbourn Health Centre: emergency procedures training

Fulbourn health Centre's Patient Participation Group have arranged an evening of training, for our patients only, in emergency procedures such as dealing with people who are choking, unconscious or have stopped breathing. You will be shown how to help adults, children and babies and there will be an opportunity to try resuscitation on a dummy if you would like to have a go – it is not compulsory!

There will be handouts available and First Aid manuals for both adults and children will be on sale for £3 each. Anne, the trainer, makes the session both informative and entertaining and you never know when you might need to deal with an emergency. This event is taking place on:

Wednesday 27th July at 7pm at the Health Centre

Admission is by ticket only as numbers are limited. Please call in to the Health Centre after 10am to collect a ticket – there is no charge for this event.

Gill Cummins
Office Manager
Fulbourn Health Centre

Friday, 8 July 2011

Open Studio at Cambridge

From 11am-6pm this weekend and next weekend (Sat-Sun 9-10 and 16-17 July 2011), at 100 High Street, Balsham (3 miles from Linton).

Rowena Altham, painter of the natural world, invites you to her working studio with a wide range of subjects. Parking available.

clear waters by Rowena Altham: click to see more

Click here for a map of Balsham

Find out more!

View Rowena's page on the Cambridge Opens Studios 2011 site

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

News from Fulbourn Health Centre

Confidentiality is at the heart of everything we do. Part of this issue is checking that we are dealing with the correct person. Identity theft and fraud are sadly becoming more common and throughout the NHS we are taking steps to help minimise the risk.

All new patients are now asked to provide proof of identity as well as their NHS number on registration. Patients who wish to register a change of name are asked to provide supporting documentation and we always ask for a change of address or telephone number in writing to minimise the possibility of mistakes being made when taking a verbal message. Our patients may be asked to provide proof of identity when they register temporarily with another surgery whilst on holiday in the UK and it may be helpful to pack a slip of paper with your NHS number on it along with your sun block and beach towel. Please don’t be offended if you are asked for this information as we are doing our best to look after you.

Gill Cummins
Office Manager
Fulbourn Health Centre

Monday, 4 July 2011

Happy 4th of July!

A very happy 4th of July to all of our American friends, wherever they may be!


Saturday, 2 July 2011

Richard Hardwick and the British Heart Foundation reach 50!

click to go to the British Heart Foundation homepageLike the BHF, I will be celebrating half a century in July this year. To mark this event I will be undertaking a homemade and somewhat disjointed triathlon. Starting wiclick to go to the British Gas Great North Swimth The Great North Swim (1 mile open water in Windermere) in June followed by the Oxford to Cambridge Bike Ride (89 mclick to go to the Bupa Great North Runiles)in July and finally the Great North Run (half marathon) in September.

By way of motivation and in memory of my Dad (Den, who would have been 80 this year) I will be raising funds for the British Heart Foundation.

If you would like to support the BHF please visit my Just Giving Page at

Thank you
Richard Hardwick


click to read about Richard's "unusual birthday celebration" at the Cambridge News website

click to go to Richard's justgiving page

Friday, 1 July 2011

Vive la Liberté!

Can you spot the Statue of Liberty? She seems to have downsized a little and gone she's gracing the display of Architectural Salvage and Antiques in Glasgow's Renfrew street. Taken on a recent trip on the occasion of a friend's 25th ordination to the priesthood. More soon.

spot the Statue of Liberty!

St Bede's School and Charity

click to go to St Bede's websiteThe evening concert given by the Watoto Children's Choir on June 15th at St Bede's School, Cambridge was a wonderful event. Many thanks to everyone who supported it. I am sure that you will be delighted to hear that the collection taken raised £1,485. Many people also enquired about sponsoring a mother or child.

Students then prepared for the next Friday's charity events. Their chosen charities were:

Year 7 - Great Ormond Street Hospital
Year 8 - Retinitis Pigmentosa Society
Year 9 - UNICEF
Year 10 - Clic Cancer Care

Many thanks to all who supported our students and school in these worthwhile ventures.

Mrs P Richardson
St Bede's Inter-Church School

Find Out more
Click to visit St Bede's website