Grants for Education: Lady Elizabeth Hastings (1682 – 1739) was a lifelong patron of charities for education, the promotion of religion and the relief of poverty. From her home and Ledston Hall, which is situated 10 miles from Leeds, she founded and supported many Leeds charitable institutions and endeavours. One of her most significant donations being a gift of £1,000 in 1721, which ensured the success of the project to build Holy Trinity Church on Boar Lane in Leeds. She also set up and endowed a number of schools in our area. Her charitable works live on today in the endowments she left to form the Lady Elizabeth Hastings Educational Foundation, which at the discretion of the trustees, provides grants to people of all ages to help with a broad range of educational needs. Grants can be awarded to help towards fees for academic study and social and physical training, for equipment and books, and to support extra curricular activities. Applicants must live within a certain geographical area, which includes the ecclesiastical Parish of Bardsey. Many villagers have received such grants in recent years, especially university and college students. To apply contact the Parish Office on 01937 574273 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Please give your name and address and state whether you are claiming for university or other types of study.
Mothers’ Union: Today, Thursday, members of this group are going to make the most of the ‘summer’ weather and will have a ride, a stroll and afternoon tea. Meet at the village hall at 2pm to enjoy a friendly afternoon together.
Not much news: August always seems to be a quiet month ‘news wise’ with groups having a break and residents away on holiday. If anyone has anything interesting to share with me, I would be delighted to hear from them. Just give me a ring on 01937 573352.
Diary Date: Bardsey Horticultural Society Annual Show – The 68th annual open show will be held on Saturday, September 1 in Bardsey village hall. There is something for everyone to enter including floral arrangements, handicrafts, photography, preserves, cookery, vegetables and fruit. Also on offer is a wide variety of classes for the children including a miniature garden, a birthday card, a well dressed potato, handwriting, a decorated egg and many more. In fact lots to keep them occupied during the holidays. Show catalogues and schedules are available from Committee members or local shops or give Mrs Otty a ring on 01937 573549.