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Remembering lost friends – and raising cash for their chosen charities

Two Tesco Ely employees are preparing for a fundraising walk to keep “the memory alive” of two long-serving colleagues who tragically died within a day of each other. On June 26 Shirley Hammond and Mel Starling will lead a scenic walk from Tesco supermarket along the Ely riverside and back to raise cash for Arthur …

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Prizes sought to help school buy lifesaving defibrillator

An Ely primary school is fundraising for a lifesaving defibrillator – and is looking for residents and companies to donate prizes towards its annual summer fair. Friends of the Lantern School, the Lantern Community School’s fundraising committee, is hosting the Lantern Summer Fete on June 25. Its members hope proceeds will help raise cash for …

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Rewarding volunteering

An innovative scheme encouraging groups to give their time to their community in exchange for rewards has recently been launched in Ely – and those behind it hope its popularity will soar. Cambridgeshire Time Credits project manager Yannick Auckland says many people who have never volunteered before are putting their names forward – and gaining …

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Pre-School extends sessions to suit busy parents

A popular Ely pre-school is extending its sessions and age range to help accommodate busy parents. From September, Goslings Pre-School will be taking youngsters from the age of three (rather than the term after they turn three), and if there is enough interest from parents, they may consider taking them even earlier, manager Michelle Smith …

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Patch from scratch

Always wanted to learn patchwork? Now’s your chance. Sew Much to Do are running a day long patchwork course in Ely, perfect for beginners or those wishing to brush up on their skills. Participants will end up with a tote bag big enough to carry their sewing bits and bobs. The course is taught by …

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