Marton cum Grafton Opens its Glorious Gardens

garden_bOn Sunday, 28th June 2015, over 15 gorgeous gardens of Marton cum Grafton will be open to the public from 11.00am-5.00pm.
This fun-packed day, offers a rare opportunity to explore the secrets of the hidden and private gardens of this charming village. They come in all shapes and sizes and the village’s elevated position allows for spectacular views over to the Yorkshire Dales (west) and White Horse (east).Marton cum Grafton’s Open Gardens is a wonderful day out which will entertain all ages.

PimmsOther entertainment includes a local art and crafts exhibition, a beautiful floral display in Christ Church along with plenty of village fete style fun and games on Grafton Green.  Once the stunning gardens have whetted the appetite, guests can enjoy delicious food in the Marton Village Hall, where lunch, cakes and drinks are available.  Whilst in Grafton the WI will be serving mouth-watering cakes and tea.  On Grafton Green BBQ sausages and ice creamswill be on sale along with a sensational Pimms Bar.A highlight for 2015 is a fantastic display of Vintage and Super Carsalong with a chance to experience a ride in the local vicinity.

A courtesy bus service is provided, taking people from one end of the village to the other.  Car parking is on offer and wheel chair access is available to many of the gardens.
All proceeds from the event will go towards community projects – adults £5.00, children free.

News from Skelton CE School

The children of Skelton Newby Hall CE Primary School have had a busy month with numerous sporting fixtures ranging from football to golf and a lovely walk along part of the new Dog Kennel Lane route from Langthorpe to Skelton.

skeltonschoolOur Infants spent a wonderful day at the Ripon Walled Garden which was an opportunity to develop what they’ve been studying about plants in their science topic. The Juniors have had their annual residential trips – this year to Bewerley Park and East Barnby and some of our students are also joining children from Sharow, Bishop Monkton and North Stainley schools on a trip to France.

If you would like to learn more about our school then please take a look at our website www.skeltonnewbyhall.n-yorks.sch.uk
or give us a call to arrange to come for a look around (01423 322548)

Local Fashion Show Raises £1400 for Cancer Charity

Sue Timoney and Gracie (daughter)Having been diagnosed with skin cancer a year ago, Sue Timoney has not only tackled the illness head on, but she has also made it her mission to raise as much money as possible for research into the devastating disease.

As part of 12 months of fundraising for British Skin Foundation’s ‘It Takes Seven’ campaign, Sue organised a fashion show at The Dunsforth public house and restaurant that attracted 80 people and raised £1,400.

ELLA GEORGIA 2The second sell-out show of its kind in just six months saw Boroughbridge-based businesses Ella Georgia, Bean Vintage and Knaresborough based Sheer Bliss showcase an array of clothing, accessories, underwear and swimwear collections, which included designs straight from this seasons’ London catwalks. Watkins Wright Salon styled all 20 of the models hair, and the evening was a resounding success.

ittakes7_sueSue, who has recently set up her own fitness instructor business, has also run the York 10k, climbed all three of the National highest peaks within 24 hours and completed the Leeds half marathon in just over 2 hours. The total raised to date is £6,100, and plans are place for a Vintage Tea Party in July 2015. For more information email hello@suetimoney.co.uk or call Sue on 07841 054967.