Pedal power will help festival support charity
Cholesbury Church is holding a cream teas and plant sale event on Sunday (May 15).
The event will take place at Cholesbury Village Hall from 2pm to 5pm.
All the cakes are baked in the village and include carrot and pineapple, date and walnut, coffee, rhubarb and the ever popular chocolate, as well as scones with jam and cream, and meringues.
In addition there will be a plant and produce stall with all plants and vegetables grown locally.
There will also be some bric-a-brac on sale, and new this year is the chance to win a commemorative silver coin to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday – all you have to do is guess where the coin is hidden on the map.
Entry is free and all ages are welcome.
All profits are for Cholesbury Church.
An NHS health screening team will be returning to the Community Library on May 17, 19 and 20 following on from the success of their last visit.
Appointments for the free NHS health checks can be can be booked on line at www.nhshealthchecks. com/buckinghamshire.
You are eligible for a free NHS Health Check if you are between 40 – 74-yearsold, you are resident in Buckinghamshire or registered with a Buckinghamshire GP, you have not had an NHS Health Check within the last five years, or you have not been diagnosed with or not taking medication for heart disease, heart failure, a stroke, mini stroke (TIA), high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation, high cholesterol, kidney disease, heart attack, arterial disease or diabetes.
Chesham Environmental Group is holding a working party on Sunday (May 15).
Chesham Town Council has requested the group’s help in cutting back the hedge at the junction of Bellingdon Road and St Mary’s Way.
Volunteers will also be litter picking in Lowndes Park.
People are asked to bring appropriate clothing, strong gloves and sharp saws and pruners/loppers if they have them.
Litter pickers and black bags will be provided.
Volunteers will meet at 10am by the public toilets in Lowndes Park.
For more information visit www.chesham environmentalgroup.org. uk or call 01494 783 691.
The South East Asian Community has organised an event to take place this weekend.
The event will take place on Saturday (May 14) from 12.30pm to 5pm at Chiltern Hills Academy, in Chartridge Lane, Chesham,
There will be traditional performances of South Asian regions, a fashion show, children’s corner, workshops, food and drink stalls, souvenirs, crafts and accessories.
Tickets cost £2.50 and under twos go free.
For more information or for tickets email southeastasian email@example.com or call 07902 733 636 or 07597 573 387.
Chesham Stags is hosting its first ever family fun day at Hazeldene Farm, in Asherdidge Road this month.
The event, on Sunday, May 22 from 11am to 4pm, will help raise funds for the Stags’ new club house.
There will be a host of activities for all ages including a climbing wall, children’s rides, inflatables, races, games, stalls, tug-of-war, a tractor pull, vintage cars and tractors, face painting, food, craft and produce stalls and a bar. The fun day is open to anyone, not just members of Chesham Stags.
Entry costs £2 and under 16s go free. Gold Hill Baptist Church is seeking to hear the views of village people on the facilities and activities which could be provided at their new site on Church Lane.
This will help to shape both the design of the building, the activities and services provided there and will help create the community hub church bosses want.
Visit www. surveymonkey. co.uk/r/6FGGNJQ for more information.
A garden will be open to the public next month to raise cash for charity.
Garden Cottage, in Cherry Tree Lane, Lee Common, will open its gardens on Saturday, June 11 from 2pm to 5pm to raise money for Scannappeal.
Refreshments will be served from the alpine chalet and music will be provided by the Germains Male Voice Choir. Plants will be on sale too. There is limited disabled access.
Tickets cost £6 in advance or £7 on the day.
For more information or THIS year’s Chiltern Cycling Festival has partnered up with a local charity.
Based at Penn House country estate, just outside Amersham, the festival on July 17 offers a whole host of routes that let riders discover the “joys” of cycling in and around the Chiltern Hills.
This year all that hard work and effort can be put to good use by supporting the festival’s chosen charity partner Scannappeal and its Pedal for Prostate team.
The initiative, which runs throughout May, aims to inspire 100,000 new players to #getgolfing, with a particular focus on getting more women and young people taking tickets call 01494 734 161 or visit www.scannappeal. org.uk.
Rennie Grove Hospice Care is hosting a cream tea and antiques event this weekend.
The inaugural event will take place at Danesfield House Hotel in Marlow on Sunday (May 15) from 1pm to 5pm.
Guests can enjoy a cream tea and have two items valued by an expert from the Amersham Auction Rooms team.
Tickets cost £20 and are available by calling 01628 471 483 or 07932 624 283.
A PLAY reading about dementia and dying is being hosted by a local hospice today (May 12).
The play, called Don’t Leave Me Now written by acclaimed playwright Brian Daniels, will be read at Baptist Church Hall, in Windsor Lane, Little
The various routes offer great fundraising opportunities and alongside the two wheeled challenges, you will find a fantastic mix of activities.
The festival has something for everyone including the ‘Brocante style” vintage market or the Childrens Go Ride activities.
Savour local produce, food and drink stalls including locally brewed craft beers as well as live music and even a retro bike parade with prizes for the best dressed and up the sport.
Gillan said: “Golf is often seen as a men-only activity so I am delighted that National Golf Month is trying to change that.
“Golf is good exercise, very social and can cost a lot less than people think.
“I would urge my constituents to try golf via the National Golf Month Kingshill at 2pm and at The Court Theatre, in Station Road, Tring, at 6pm.
The play, sponsored by Rennie Grove Hospice Care and supported by Finity, explores the impact of early onset dementia on two contrasting families.
It communicates the ups and downs of life on the dementia pathway over a number of years.
It effectively balances despair with humour by portraying the everyday lives of five people making a journey into the unknown as the disease progresses.
The play focuses on husband and wife June and Chris and their daughter Lauren and same-sex couple Judy and Penny.
All of them struggle to comprehend and cope with the nature and extent of the drama unfolding before them.
Each responds differently to the most authentic inspired cyclists.
This year, the organisers are proud to partner with Scannappeal, the Buckinghamshire-based charity that supports hospitals supplying advanced medical equipment and scanners.
The Pedal for Prostate rides include the 30, 60 and 100 mile routes.
Whether you are a seasoned sportive rider or a first timer, there is a route with terrain to suit every fitness level.
The entrants vintage receive website; there are offers on there from lots of Buckinghamshire businesses so not only is it a fun and low cost way to try the sport, it is a great way to get out and see our lovely county.”
For more information, please visit www. nationalgolfmonth.com and follow #getgolfing on Twitter. challenges that lie before them. Gradually anger, confusion and denial give way to coping, acceptance, resolution and friendship. The event is free. To secure a seat email education@renniegrove. org.
For more information about the play visit www. dontleavemenow.co.uk.
Amersham Bowls Club is holding an open day on Wednesday (May 18).
Anyone who would like to try out the game can go along to the club in Hervines Park, Amersham, between noon and 7pm.
Wear trainer type, flat soled, shoes. All other equipment will be provided. The club has four qualified coaches and offers a four session coaching course.
For more information call John Barber on 01494 713 131. electronic chip timing when they sign on and all distances will be fully supported, sign posted and have feed zones at key stages on the course.
Chiltern Cycling Festival organiser Robin Askey said: “We are delighted to support Scannappeal, the Chilterns is such a great place to cycle and our three routes are perfect for all abilities of rider to use and raise funds for such a worthwhile charity.”
Riders can enter as part of the Scannappeal team with their own allotted
The Big Conversation coffee morning takes place tomorrow (Friday) from 10.30am-1pm. There will be specialist will and probate lawyers, financial experts, care home providers and funeral directors to share their wealth of knowledge and information.
Sharon Heselton, probate executive at B P Collins, said: “Talking about becoming ill and dying can be very difficult for families. We know from experience that discussing such issues and planning for the future can save a great deal of heartache and start time for each distance, or as individuals.
There is no minimum fundraising or sponsorship amount required but riders are asked to donate to Scannappeal based on distances covered and completion of the Full details of all the events and how to enter can be found at www. chilterncyclingfestival. com.
Whilst you do not need to be a BC member, you need to register your details and state Team Scannappeal as your club. we hope organising this free event will go some way to helping people kick-start that conversation.
“Writing a will and putting in place a Lasting Power of Attorney are all things we should think about sooner rather than later. Our experts have a great deal of experience in this sector and will be able to explain why it’s so important make sure your loved ones are cared for in the way you, and they, wish when the time comes.”
She said the number of family disputes and contested probate cases is increasing all the time, and warns that the financial and emotional implications of ongoing legal action can far exceed the cost of taking professional legal advice in the first place.
MP Cheryl Gillan helps launch National Golf Month