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Join CHICKS for an evening of stargazing and discover the stars at our wonderful Daleside retreat in deepest ‘darkest’ Derbyshire! Suitable for all the family, the evening will be hosted by local Astronomer’s Patrick and Joanne Poitevi, who in their spare time run Scopes4SEN. They have donated 3 telescopes and lots of resources for CHICKS children to use. They will share their vast knowledge of the solar system with you in our dining hall. We will also serve delicious complimentary homemade soup made by our resident cook Emma to help keep you warm, along with tea, coffee and hot chocolate.
Weather permitting we will be able to walk up to our hill top where you will have access to our telescopes and more insights from Patrick and Joanne.

please register for tickets using this link: https://stargazingchickscharity.eventbrite.co.uk

Alternatively please give CHICKS a call on 07525 277 985 or in the office on 01335 350525.

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Join CHICKS for an evening of stargazing and discover the stars at our wonderful Daleside retreat in deepest ‘darkest’ Derbyshire! Suitable for all the family, the evening will be hosted by local Astronomer’s Patrick and Joanne Poitevi, who in their spare time run Scopes4SEN. They have donated 3 telescopes and lots of resources for CHICKS children to use. They will share their vast knowledge of the solar system with you in our dining hall. We will also serve delicious complimentary homemade soup made by our resident cook Emma to help keep you warm, along with tea, coffee and hot chocolate.
Weather permitting we will be able to walk up to our hill top where you will have access to our telescopes and more insights from Patrick and Joanne.

please register for tickets using this link: https://stargazingchickscharity.eventbrite.co.uk

Alternatively please give CHICKS a call on 07525 277 985 or in the office on 01335 350525.

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Katy at Village Games says “the teacher says it is very much free style and will be adapted to the participants which turn up however saying that is aimed more at the parents and children (mummies and daughters dancing together etc) rather than an experienced dancer, however that’s not to say we could not introduce a further session, should there be the interest in the village.”

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Encore Reuse is a furniture recycling charity based in Ashbourne and they are in need of your good quality unwanted furniture, electrical’s and bric-a-brac. They take:

  • sofa’s, armchairs & beds (must have fire safety labels attached)
  • wardrobes
  • tables & chairs
  • bookcases
  • TV stands
  • display units
  • office furniture
  • garden furniture
  • bedside cabinets
  • bureaus
  • chest of drawers & dressing tables
  • books
  • utensils, crockery & glassware
  • pictures & decorative housewares
  • working electrical items ( PAT tests are carried out on site)

How do I donate items?

You can either drop them off at Henmore Trading Estate Warehouse on Mayfield Road, Ashbourne (Mon-Fri 9.00-4.30 or Sat 9.00-2:30) or arrange free collection of larger items by telephoning Encore Reuse on 01335 300907.

You can also visit Encore Reuse or their adjoining upcycling shop Vintage Green to view/purchase their low cost furniture.

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More than 200 children have tackled a series of challenges to mark the end of the academic year. The now annual Operation Red Rabbit day is organised by the Rev Dr Andy Larkin for youngsters in the parishes of Alsop-en-le-Dale, Fenny Bentley, Parwich, Thorpe and Tissington.

The Ashbourne News Telegraph has published a report on the recent Operation Red Rabbit event, complete with a slideshow. Click here to read it.

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The Ashbourne News Telegraph have published an article about Ben Laycock (formerly of this parish), who is entering this year’s London Marathon in order to raise funds for Kith & Kids, an Autism charity.

Click here to read the article, and visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/BenLaycock77 to find out more and make a donation.

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If you missed last night’s BBC1 Inside Out programme on our area, you can watch it again – for the next 7 days only – by clicking this link. There’s a little bit about us at the start of the programme, and then the main feature begins at around the 11 minute mark. Plenty of familiar faces!

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