Join Scouts at market for family fun
Visitors to this Saturday’s Wye Farmers’ Market will be entertained with fun and games organised by the 2nd Wye Scout Group.
They will celebrate the market produce on sale by staging their own human fruit machine and volunteers will also be needed to take a stint in the stocks to be pelted with water-laden sponges.
The Scout group has been reformed after many years without one in the village and they are raising money for the equipment they need to get the group established and sustainable.
Leader Lindsay Forbes said: “Our Scout Group has only just formed but we have some wonderful young people. They’ve already shown their commitment to good causes by raising hundreds of pounds for charity and they won the district fivea-side football tournament and were runners-up in the district cookery competition. They are a very driven, energetic, adventurous bunch doing lots of things that often young people don’t get to do nowadays. I am really proud of them.”
Wye Farmers’ Market is held every first and third Saturday of the month around the village green from 9am until noon.
For more details information visit www.wyefarmersmarket. co.uk A young girl has had her long blonde locks chopped for charity.
Ashford St Mary’s Primary School pupil Holly Hills,11, was joined by her mum Sally, who also underwent a drastic cut at the hands of Holly’s godmother Suzie Sparshatt.
Holly has donated 18 inches of her hair to the Little Princess Trust, a charity that provides real hair wigs to boys and girls who have lost their own hair after cancer treatment.
Her classmate at St Mary’s, Freddie Newing was diagnosed with leukaemia last July, while her mum Sally battled the disorder herself in 2011, but is now in remission.
The pair, of Kingsnorth are also raising money for Bloodwise, which supports people with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other blood disorders.
Sally, 34, who had 12 inches of her hair lopped off to raise funds, vividly remembers the impact hair loss during her own cancer treatment, when her son William, who was three, wouldn’t talk to her unless she had a wig or a hat on.
Speaking about her own and daughter Holly’s new look Sally said: “We are both pleased with our haircuts
“My new style is better for the summer months and Holly loves her haircut as she says it makes her look more grown up,” she added.
To make a donation visit www. justgiving.com/fundraising/ Sally-Hills1