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Boxing Day Fun Run

Boxing Day Fun Run 2019

Although the rain on Boxing Day managed to wet a good few running vests, it didn’t even come close to dampening the spirits of any of the runners, spectators and volunteers who turned out for the annual Fun Run, the race’s 38th outing.

This year, the Run started from the Village Hall where folk were able to enjoy a fortifying hot drink before venturing out. Hilary’s spiced apple cordial proved very popular and one bright soul added to it a splash of something from a hipflask; perhaps a technique more might follow next year?

Fittingly, the race was started by Dave Adcock who began the Fun Run tradition back in 1981 and did the organising for many years afterwards. This year, the event was run by a team from the village’s four charities (the Friends of Diseworth School, the Heritage Centre, the Friends of Diseworth Church and the Village Hall) and a magnificent total of £1,162.20 was raised, with each charity receiving £290.55.

Sincere thanks to the many people who took part by running, spectating, organising, volunteering and digging deep into their pockets. It is impossible to mention everyone but the organisers would particularly like to thank:

Our Platinum Sponsors: Martin of “Wired Wright”, Rob of “R.O. Steven” and the Parish Council;

Our Gold Sponsors: Mike and Julie Doyle, Rob and Hilary Kenney, Neil and Margaret Hassall, Chris and Julie Draycott;

All at The Plough;

Rev. Louise Corke for judging the Fancy Dress.

This was a wonderful team effort and we’re hoping to build on this success next year when the Fun Run will be bigger and better. Start training NOW!

  

The Winners

Under 11 (one lap)

1st: Thomas Brown

2nd: A.J. Barratt

3rd: Beth Clark

Under 16

1st: Ben Higginbottom

2nd: William Marshall

3rd: Freddie Kleijwegt

Ladies

1st: Claire Jarram

2nd: Tracey Darley

3rd: Sophie Shatford

Men

1st: Daniel Shatford

2nd: Richard Martin

3rd Sam Gartside

Fancy Dress

Nigel Jackson

Special mention goes to Sophie Ridler (aged 2) and her cousin Rory (aged 3) who walked and cycled round twice, and to Beau Briggs-Minton (aged 9) who ran the whole 2-mile course.

 

Diseworth Blues

New for 2020

January will see the launch, and Diseworth Village Hall become the home, of a New Blues Club simply called “Diseworth Blues”.

The aim of the independent  club is to bring live music to the village on a monthly basis from national and internationally renowned Blues acts at a reasonable price. You will find details on the ‘Events’ page – click “Special Events”.

1) Friday 24 January 2020 Foregate Street Blues Band

2) Saturday 15 February 2020 Ian Parker and his Band

3) Friday 28 February 2020 One Eyed Crow

4) Friday 3 April 2020 The Achievers

Tickets can be obtained from www.muckyduckpromotions.co.uk or by calling Martyn on 07731 435758.

The organizers are absolutely delighted to have booked the Achievers as part of their National Tour. Of all the Bands booked they are the one that were wanted most of all. They are one of the best bands Martyn has seen live, ever. If you were thinking of coming to one of our events this one is not to be missed.

Diseworth Village Show

This year’s Village Show is all about having fun, your programme will be delivered during August when you can get all the details.

We look forward to seeing you there on September 7th.

Annual Village Litter Pick

Annual Village litter pick with help from UPS®

Sunday 14th April

The annual village litter pick attracted a record number of volunteers this year, 30 people from the village and UPS® turned up on a cold morning to help clean up our beautiful village. It is a real pity that many thoughtless people seem to think they can ditch their litter anywhere, they have no pride in their country; however the sterling folk of Diseworth are up to the challenge.

The group of intrepid volunteers armed with bags, gloves and picking sticks they set off. Mick Steven ran around the village with his truck to pick up the bags. This was just as well for a massive amount was collected. We were truly amazed at the quantity and what was collected!!! Tea and coffee were served as each group returned and the conversation was about the mess around our village.

This was our final pile; it included old wheels, cans of cooking oil and all manner of rubbish. It is a disgrace that people feel they have the right to do this, however it shows the great community spirit in our village that once again we have risen to the challenge.

Thank you to all who turned out to support us.

Graham and Sue, Diseworth Village Hall and Diseworth Parish Council.

New for 2019

Table Tennis at the Village Hall – Thursday afternoons 2 to 4pm.

Regular Sessions now running at £2.50 per person.

Equipment provided.

Light refreshments available at 50p extra.

All welcome.