Boston Spa News

Angela Gaunt

angela.gaunt@ntlworld.com

07947 791547

Coffee Morning: on Saturday, January 25 at St Mary’s Church rooms from 10am. We are raising funds for our school expedition to Morocco in May 2014. During our time there we will be assisting on the Asni Honey Project. This is a community project which helps local disadvantaged families to produce honey to sell, helping them develop a more reliable income for the future, as well as running schemes such as improving access to drinking water and working against flooding and erosion. The village is off the main tourist trekking routes in the High Atlas mountains so misses out on tourist income generation. We will also be participating in a trek through the Atlas Mountains which will develop our team skills, our stamina, our determination and our will to succeed. To fund the trip and help the project, we have to raise £1,375 each, which we are doing through a variety of fundraising events such as bag-packing, card selling evenings, pet-sitting, making cakes and having sales. We are very grateful for the help we have had so far and hope you will join us at our coffee morning which will include a stall selling Phoenix cards. At the coffee morning we will be selling homemade cakes and biscuits and serving tea, coffee and hot chocolate –all at reasonable prices. Please come along and support us.

Boston Spa Beer Festival: now in it’s 6th successful year. At Boston Spa Village Hall. Friday and Saturday, February 21 and 22. Raising funds for local causes. The Best of British 8 Camra Champion Beers and 30+ Yorkshire Beers. 10 Ciders/Perrys. Pie and peas and two bars (a third on Friday from Black Sheep). Children’s entertainment (family room) on Saturday and bar games. Corporate packages available. Tickets on the door or advance tickets online £5.75 or from Yeadons Hardware £5 Price includes souvenir pint glass. www.bostonspabeerfestival.co.uk or email info@bostonspabeerfestival.co.uk or call 07980 557886.

Jazz in the Spa: January 18 Tame Valley Stompers, otherwise known as Terry’s Dead Good Boys. From west of the Pennines, one of our most respected trombone players leads this group dedicated to traditional jazz but with an element of humour. Terry’s rendition of Ory’s Creole Trombone is legendary throughout the north of England.

Boston Spa Methodist Church: services for this Sunday, January 19 – 10.30am. Rev Susan Greenhart - Covenant Service, Christian Unity 6pm Dennis Ashton - Reflections. All are welcome to join us at any of our services and events, and for refreshments afterwards in the Wesley Room.

St Mary’s Church: our next service on Sunday, January 19 is 8am Boston Spa 10am Lower Wharfe Parish Family Service at Boston Spa.

St Mary’s Ark: a warm welcome awaits you from the members of Mothers’ Union. Our next meeting will today Thursday, January 16.