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Community news for Beaconsfield, Gerrards Cross, Seer Green and Jordans
ACTRESS Wendy Craig will be the special guest at a fashion show in Beaconsfield this month. Beaconsfield Friends of Cancer Research is staging the show at Davenies School on October 30, with involvement from several local boutiques. The show will be professionally produced by Sarah Booth, who is training some volunteer models ranging in age from 20 - 80. Starts at 6.45pm, tickets are £20 to include a welcome drink, canapé and goody bag. Call 01494 730443 or email: email@example.com
FIFTY years of James Bond and 25 years of Scannappeal will be celebrated on the same night later this month when the charity holds the local premiere of the latest Bond film at The Odeon, Gerrards Cross. Tickets are now on sale for Skyfall which will be screened on Thursday, October 25, preceded by a talk on the making of the film by a member of the production team. Doors open at 7.30pm, event starts at 8pm. Tickets, priced £15 including welcome drink, are available from Scannappeal on 01494 734161 or www.scannappeal.org.uk/events
A MODEL railway exhibition will be open at Beaconsfield High School tomorrow, from 10.30am - 5pm. Adults £4, concessions £3, children £2.
BEACONSFIELD United Reformed Church, in Aylesbury End, hosts another free lunchtime concert on Thursday, with music from Davenies Boys Preparatory School from 1 - 1.30pm. Admission is free though donations are welcome. A light lunch will be available from 12.15pm.
HOSPICE Aid UK has announced that £300 was raised during a street collection in Gerrards Cross on July 7.
THE Emma Animal Rescue Society has thanked all those who helped raise £157 at a stall by the Council Green in Beaconsfield on September 28. The charity is based south of Cape Town and helps rescue and rehabilitate animals in the Cape Peninsular.
STAFF at White Stuff in Beaconsfield raised more than £170 on Thursday last week by wearing tea cosies on their heads. The silly head wear was part of a fundraising campaign for the SignHealth charity.
SEER Green and Jordans Parish Magazine has been revamped to make it easier to read. It still costs 70p from Lamb’s Newsagents and Seer Green and Jordans Stores.
SEER Green Eight O'Clock Club meets on Thursday for its AGM, followed by a talk entitled ‘How and Why We Age’ by retired GP Dr Tony Maisey. Everyone is welcome; cost £2 to include tea/coffee and biscuits. From 8pm in the Parish Church Hall, Chalfont Road.
HOLTSPUR Senior Citizens Club meets on Tuesday, October 9 at Kiln Court, commencing at 2.30pm with a presentation by Waitrose. New members welcome. Details on 01494 674947.
SCHOOLGIRL Annabel Mears, from Beaconsfield, scooped a runners-up prize at the Cake and Bake Show at Earl’s Court last month. She and Alexia Woodgate, a fellow pupil at Claires Court in Maidenhead, won recognition for their chocolate and beetroot cupcakes and scones.
ROTARIANS are staging a ‘Variety Evening’ in Gerrards Cross next week – including music from a West End entertainer and a male voice choir. The Gerrards Cross and Chalfont St Peter Rotary Club is holding the event at the Memorial Centre on Saturday, October 13, to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support. From 7pm there will also be comedy, a raffle and piano and ukulele singalongs. Tickets are £12.50 to include food and a glass of wine. For tickets call Reg Cane on 01753 883485 or Bill Collins on 01753 882959.
ELDERLY Beaconsfield residents are being encouraged to exercise more thanks to a new fitness scheme run by L&Q housing association. The free ‘Active Age’ scheme, also supported by Bucks Community Foundation, has been running at Warren Court, Bodley House, Verdon Court, Three Gables, Kiln Court and Crosfield House. Bodley House resident Bevan Outhwaite, 81, said: "Before the exercise classes I was unable to lift my right arm above my head for two years. Thanks to the regular classes I am now able to move my arms a lot better and overall my general fitness has improved.’’
A BEACONSFIELD Freemason attempted to throw off his organisation’s ‘fusty image’ by dressing up as Ali G and learning how to breakdance. Clifford Drake, 66, hit the floor with members of the Chalfont St Giles Youth Club during the finals of the Freemasons’ iHelp contest - a £14,000 programme which encourages community work.