Page 5 - Herald December 2023
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      DECEMBER 2023
Early November saw LE8 Five Brass Quintet perform a concert of music from stage, screen, and classics through the ages at St Peter and St Paul Church in Great Bowden, Market Harborough. Entrance included a buffet of cheese & biscuits with wines available to purchase, which all gave the ambience of a community event enjoyed by one and all. The proceeds for the night were towards the church fund who are currently going through a major internal restructure, and after costs we are pleased to announce that £800 was donated.
Their next public concert is the annual Christmas Concert being held in collaboration with Active Arts at The Village Hall on Friday 8th December, 7.30 This has become a great evening of Christmas Classics, Community Carol singing, this year with guests The New Parks Handbell Ringers, and all are invited to bring their festive snacks and have a party!
The hall is set out in table formation, so groups or large parties are advised to pre book their table. The hall and bar will be open from 7.00pm.
All details are available in the poster on the back page.
The Quintet are now taking bookings for any events planned for 2024, by contacting or calling 07983967092
Glebe Garden Centre by Cherry Lane, the value garden centre in Countesthorpe, has had to cancel its hugely popular annual charity bonfire night Saturday 4th November because of waterlogged fields. Mike Ryan, Cherry Lane’s Operations Manager, said: “We are absolutely divested, but we have had to cancel our family bonfire night this Saturday. The fields are extremely waterlogged as a result of all the recent heavy rain and, with more rain forecast this week, we have had no choice but to call the whole event off. “All our staff are as disappointed as our customers, but we dare not go ahead as the fields will quite simply be too dangerous for the 4000 people we were expecting – and very soggy indeed underfoot.”
Cherry Lane say that everyone who has bought a ticket will be refunded automatically, which the company is working hard to process now.
The event is run by the 109th Leicester Countesthorpe St Andrew’s Scout Troop in conjunction with Cherry Lane, and is one of the Scouts’ key fundraising activities during the year. Cherry Lane has confirmed it will still donate £2500 to 109th Leicester Countesthorpe St Andrew’s Scout Troop despite the cancellation of the bonfire night.
Mike Ryan added: “We are so very sorry but hope everyone will understand. The good news is we and the scouts will start planning now for next year’s event, and we’ll be back with a bang in 2024.”
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