Flowserve LFC Charity Bike Ride

(This was written as part of my work experience at Newark Advertiser.)

Over £1000 has been raised for Beaumond House and Flowserve Ladies Football Club on a charity bike ride last Sunday.

Miss Gemma Streets, 23, of Boundary Road, Newark, is a member of the Flowserve LFC. She organised the bike ride from Newark to Skegness which took place last week.

Flowserve LFC are the only ladies football team in the Newark area. They originally wanted to raise money for their team, but Miss Streets’ grandmother, Jean Streets, recently died.

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Wedding Memories Exhibition for Ollerton of Yesteryear

(This was written as part of my work experience at Newark Advertiser.)

An exhibition of old wedding photographs of local people will be opened by the Mayor of Ollerton and Boughton at the beginning of August.

The display of over 350 photographs will be opened by Irene Miller on Monday 2nd August until Thursday 6th August. The exhibition will be held at The Dukeries Complex, Whinney Lane, as part of the Ollerton of Yesteryear committee.

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First Crop On The Menu

(This was published in the Newark Advertiser on 30th July 2010 as part of my work experience.)

The Mayor of Ollerton and Boughton dug up the first crop of potatoes at Ollerton Primary School last week.

Irene Miller visited the school on Wednesday 21st July to help pupils tender their new vegetable garden.

She said: “It’s an absolutely wonderful idea. We’re moving away from growing our own local produce, but you can see that the children are interested in it. That’s what it’s all about.”

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Lincolnshire Co-operative Offers Grant To School

(This was published in the Newark Advertiser on 30th July 2010 as part of my work experience.)

A grant has been offered for new playground equipment that can be transformed into a range of shapes and landscapes at John Blow Primary School, Collingham.

The school have been able to buy a range of large brightly coloured rubber and foam shaped apparatus from the funding of Lincolnshire Co-operative.

“The children just love it, absolutely love it,” said Headteacher Mrs Helen Richardson. “You come out at break time and see about 40 children working together cooperatively and imaginatively. It’s like having giant Lego.”

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Balderton Pre-School Assistant Manager Steps Down

(This was published in the Newark Advertiser on 30th July 2010 as part of my work experience.)

The assistant manager of Balderton Pre-School has stepped down from her role after working at the school for 26 years.

Mrs Jean Newson of Balderton has decided to take a break from the management responsibilities but will continue to work at the pre-school part-time.

She said she has been looking forward to spending more time with her family and being able to cut down on the paper work.

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Pupils Show Power of Art

(This was published in the Newark Advertiser on 30th July 2010 as part of my work experience.)

A talented pupil won £3,000 for new school equipment and a class outing to the National Space Centre in Leicester last week.

Eight-year-old Noah Cadby of Flintham Primary School won first prize in a “Power Superheroes” art competition, organised by National Grid.

Project manager Mr Nigel Tansley said: “National Grid works hard to give something back to the communities in which we work, and to explain what we do, why we do it and how we can all use energy more efficiently.”

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Pre-School Bike Ride For Charity

(This was published in the Newark Advertiser on 23rd July 2010 as part of my work experience.)

Children aged from one to four participated in a bike ride to raise money for the NSPCC on Tuesday.

A group of 65 children from Fernwood Day Nursery took part in the Pedal Push around the estate last week. The nursery estimate to raise £500 for the charity.

The day nursery chose to raise money for the NSPCC so that they could raise awareness to the children about others less fortunate than them. Manager Miss Kelly Smith said: “We wanted to do something close to our hearts.”

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