Posted by Sarah on Wednesday, 24 June 2015 at 19:21:03
Filed under: Events, Lymm, Festivals, Lymm Festival, Village centre
The Maple Lodge Art Group are holding their annual art exhibition in the Lymm Village Hall on Saturday 27th June as part of the Lymm Festival.
The exhibition is open from 10 am until 4 pm and all are welcome.
There will be light refreshments available and entry is FREE!
More About The Maple Lodge Art Group
The group is for people who are interested in art and enjoy a demonstration or a workshop about every 2 months. Each week the group does its "own thing. There are currently 24 members and there is a small waiting list to join.
Tags: art, exhibition, maple, lodge, lymm, festival
Posted by Neil on Tuesday, 25 February 2014 at 15:23:50
Filed under: Announcements, Entertainment, Charity, Fundraising, Landmarks, Surrounding areas, Village centre
Scouts are set to get a new H.Q in Warrington
Building work is due to begin on a new community centre for Scouts and Guides in Warrington.
The £295,000 project will replace existing Scout and Guide huts on Pepper Street in Lymm. One complete, the new building will become the headquarters for 17th Warrington East (3rd Lymm) Scouts and Lymm District Guides.
The existing huts will be demolished, as they are no longer fit for purpose. The new building, which will keep the name of the current Guide hut Maple Lodge, will feature two halls, a meeting room and a kitchen. It will provide facilities for Rainbows, Beavers, Brownies, Cubs, Guides, Scouts and Explorers, as well as other community groups.
Funding for the project has come from several sources including Lymm Round Table and Lymm Parish Council. WREN and The Veolia Environmental Trust also awarded grants of £70,000 and £35,000 respectively through the Landfill Communities Fund.
Building work began on February 24th and is expected to be completed by July. James Hurrell, 3rd Lymm Scouts leader, said: "The new building will not only benefit the Scouts and Guides, but also the wider community.
"The village hall, youth club and Oughtrington Community Centre are all fully booked and have had to turn away enquiries. We have already heard from groups expressing an interest in using the new building. The new HQ will provide a modern, accessible meeting place within 100 metres of the centre of Lymm that can be booked by community groups and individuals. We cannot wait to see it complete and in use."
Paul Taylor, executive director of The Veolia Environmental Trust, said:
"We have awarded over £642,192 to community and environmental projects in Cheshire over the last five years and it is always great to hear when one is getting under way. I look forward to hearing about the project's development over the coming months."
Article courtesy of ITV.
Tags: scouts, warrington
Posted by Neil on Monday, 09 July 2012 at 08:42:05
Filed under: Announcements, Sports, Charity
Former Saracens' and England A flanker, Alex "Bosh" Bennett, would be extremely grateful if any LymmVillage.co.uk Blog readers could attend his fundraising match on 14th July at Lymm RFC between the Bosh Legends, captained by Nick Easter, and the England Legends, captained by Martin Corry. The game will be in aid of The Alex Bennett Fund for Spinal Injury Charities, The RPA Benevolent Fund and The RFU Injured Players’ Foundation.
The fundraising day will include a coaching skills class for juniors by World Cup winner and former Saracens team mate, Richard Hill, as well as family entertainment, a beer tent and black tie fundraising dinner in the evening.
Players who have already volunteered to take part (subject to bodies being fit!) include:
- Kyran Bracken
- Martin Corry
- Nick Easter
- Danny Grewcock
- Andy Gomarsall
- Jason Leonard
- Leon Lloyd
- Mark Mapletoft
- Matt Perry
- Jason Robinson
- Kevin Sorrell
- Chris Sheasby
Match tickets will be available on the gate at Lymm RFC, Crouchley Lane, Lymm, Cheshire priced £10 for adults and £5 concessions. To book a table at the evening’s fundraising dinner with the Legends guests can email firstname.lastname@example.org. Some tickets, tables and sponsorship packages are still available. Full event details available on LymmVillage.co.uk here.
Bennett, who represented England A, the Barbarians, Saracens, Orrell, London Welsh and Brive during his 10 year rugby career, broke his neck turning out for his local team Lymm RFC at Sandal in February. The severity of the injury left doctors and family fearing he could be left paralysed, but Alex refused to contemplate never being able to walk again. After an emergency operation and a period of painful traction, his first challenge was to breathe without the aid of a ventilator. 11 weeks later he took his first steps with the help of physios at Southport hospital.
The courage and determination shown by Alex during his rehabilitation has been an inspiration to other patients suffering from similar injuries and the speed of his recovery has been incredible. His humour throughout has also provided a source of strength to those around him. To stop his three children worrying, Alex told them he was in "Superhero rehab" which led to his eldest son William, 5, asking for him to come back as Batman!
The fundraising match on 14th July is Alex and his family’s way of thanking everyone in the rugby community who have shown such steadfast support during the horrific period in their lives.
Bennett said: "The support we have received has been overwhelming. I know we often talk about a rugby fraternity, but never has that sense of family been more evident than in recent months when our life changed irreversibly. I cannot thank Steve Rule and everyone at Lymm RFC enough, not just for supporting me, but also my wife Antonia and our three children. From hospital visits to blogs on their website updating concerned friends, they have been like a family from start to finish. Nigel Wray and Sarries team mates were also some of the first people to visit and to write to me and I have received letters of support from every area of the game imaginable, which has been truly humbling.
"This fundraising match is my chance to give back to the rugby community and to those who have supported me like the IPF and RPA Benevolent Fund and is an opportunity for me to help raise valuable funds for other people who might find themselves in a similar position. The road to recovery would have been so much harder without the support I have received from the rugby fraternity and from the staff at Pinderfields, Leeds General Infirmary and Southport Spinal Injuries Unit, so thank you everyone."
Alex remains at Southport Spinal Injury Unit as his physio, occupational therapy and medical rehabilitation continues.
Tags: rugby, lymm