Saturday, 15 December 2018

Gainsborough Residents’ Associaiton

WE have invited four local schools to join our poppy art project at Makins recreation ground

WE have invited four local schools to join our poppy art project at Makins recreation ground in Henley on Wednesday, November 11 when we will create a huge poppy which will then be photographed from the air using a drone. Each school has made a poppy leaf, for which we supplied the materials, and will bring them along on the day to join together to create the poppy.

Also attending will be representatives of the Royal British Legion and Henley army cadets as well as the Mayor. On December 4 at the Catherine Wheel in Hart Street we will be treating 40 residents to a free, three-course Christmas lunch with turkey and all the trimmings.

There will be speeches from Soha and the Henley Over-60s Club and the Mayor will attend. We are asking local businesses if they can donate hampers to give to the elderly, or items we can use to make up hampers.

This was a great success last year and we have had lots of interest already.

December 12 is the day of our Christmas toy run to the children’s ward at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, leaving Market Place, Henley, at 10am.



The run was so gratefully received by the staff, children and their families last year that we felt we had to do it again.

We will be travelling in a motorbike convoy and are asking locals to donate a toy or gift to give to children who are too poorly to be at home over Christmas.

We have collection points for toys at Henley town hall and at Hot Gossip in Friday Street and Upstairs and Downstairs in Duke Street.



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