Some useful advice in this article.
🌈💙 Final Update from Bredon Hill Bags for NHS Group – 25/05/20 🌈💙
Our small, local group of crafters has now sent out a total of
– 1,256 uniform/scrubs bags,
– 894 headbands,
– 1,425 mask extenders
– 19 crates of donated toiletries (Thanks to Bredon Parish Noticeboard members & Drapers Spar, Bredon)
– We also were able to help provide a local hospital with 600 plastic face visors 👍🏻
– Gloucester Royal Hospital
– Cheltenham Hospital
– Evesham Hospital
– Pershore Hospital
– Tewkesbury Hospital
– Bristol Rapid Response Team
– Midlands Air Ambulance
– Mencap West Mids
– multiple GP surgeries across Worcestershire & Gloucestershire
– Multiple Care Homes & Outreach/Home Care teams across Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.
Well Done to all of the crafters who worked tirelessly over the last few weeks to produce these items – approx 90% of everything produced was made from recycled/repurposed materials 🎉
– We are still sending out items, so please get in touch if you’re a key worker and need anything 🌈💙
In all the VE excitement, we forgot to say a BIG thank you to Nick Hopkins for ringing the bells at 3pm on VE day. Only one bellringer was allowed because of SD. Luckily for us, Nick is able to ring ‘doublehanded’, so very generously stepped in. However, sadly, not everyone may have been able to hear just two bells, so here are a few seconds of video from that day. Thanks again Nick!
Now that some professions have been allowed to resume, I think we are OK to once again ask if any carpenters would like to quote to convert the village telephone box for us. It will become a book swap & info point. This means shelving and a notice board will be required. As the box is owned by the village and maintained by the Parish Council, we need to get three quotes. Please contact Karen on firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. It would be great to give the work to a local business. Thank you.
What an amazing time we all had on VE Day! Lockdown is tough and unwelcome; but it gave us a unique opportunity to have the whole village together, albeit in our front gardens, drives and verges, to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Andy Cooke has posted lots of photographs on the Ashton Noticeboard facebook page ( sorry, we can’t share here) and as soon as we can, these and others will be posted in a gallery on the village website.
In the meantime, here is a photograph of one of our oldest residents, William Sheed, with his WW2 medals. We will try to get more information on Bill when we write the VE Day Report for the website. He had a great afternoon meeting people and singing along to ‘We’ll Meet Again’. There was also a round of applause for Bill’s two NHS carers, obviously!
Morning all. Final VE Day update for you.
After the 2 minute silence at 11am this morning, Hamish Sanger Davies will play the Last Post on his trumpet. Hamish will do this on the chapel steps rather than the memorial as we felt he might reach more people there. Thank you, Hamish!
David, who will lead us in a rendition of ‘We’ll Meet Again’ later today has also penned a ‘lockdown song’ (David also wrote the Ashton Christmas song). Lyrics below, David says the tune is easy, so hope those of you in the area will give it a go!
VE Day updates for you.
There will be a 2 minute silence at 11 am in the morning. Hamish Sanger Davies will then perform the Last Post on his trumpet on the Chapel steps.
The VE Day Stay at Home Street Party begins at 2:30pm.
(The Star has a collection point for afternoon & cream teas outside the pub.)
The toast will be at 3pm and be accompanied by the church bells, special dispensation has been granted!
At approx 3:15pm there will be a rendition of ‘We’ll Meet Again’ sung by Mr David Ward, whom many of you will know as erstwhile village compére, former Ashton Players performer and more! This will start at 3:15pm and be based outside the two ‘Walnut’ houses, close to Playing Field Lane but on the other side of the road. We are hoping some of you may be able to hear him despite not being close by! Hope you will join in wherever you are, instrumentalists welcome and the key is D. Here are the lyrics for you to print out if you don’t know them.
Hope you have the prosecco chilling and the afternoon teas ready!