Saturday, 12 July 2014



The Long Eaton Ladies Probus Club met at Risley Park Inn on Thursday 3rd July 2014. 43 members and one guest attended. After the business of the club was concluded we sat down to a very enjoyable lunch, the Probus prayer was read by June Oliver prior to the lunch and the raffle was drawn and won by Jean Bianchi. We were entertained by Barbara Daykin who was the speaker for this meeting. The title of her talk was " Oh Mum what have you Done?" It was based on her childhood which was not a happy one. Her early life was hard but this did not daunt her zest for life. Her life has been full of love and happiness and she put others before herself and always gave a helping hand when needed.
For her dedication and hard work she was invited to Buckingham Palace to receive the M.B.E from His Royal Highness Prince Charles. This was a proud moment in her life, a honour that was truly deserved.
The vote of thanks was given by Barbara Kenerdine. The meeting was closed by the President at 2.15 pm don't forget ladies there's no meeting in August. Our next meeting will take place on Thursday 4th September 2014 see you all there Ladies

Erewash Film Society’s next film night is Monday 21st July at 8pm at the Long Eaton Silver Prize Band Club. The 2011 movie is based on a best selling novel written in 2009. It is a delightful, unmissable, inspirational blend of poignancy and humour in a tale of four women’s extraordinary and unlikely friendship whose activities threaten society’s rules. For more information contact Fay and John Blackburn 0115 9732710 email:

The Photo shows the Branch fund Raising at Asda Store Long Eaton on Wednesday July 6th On the Photo are John Shirt and Gordon Mason Committee Members who are very committed to raising funds for the Branch along with other Members of the Branch. We are continually looking for volunteers to help our Branch anyone interested contact our Vice-Chairman on 0115 9728085 any help will be greatly appreciated . Our August Branch Meeting will be at Risley Village Hall on Thursday August 14th anyone with Parkinson’s are most welcome.
We run an Exercise Group which is most important for people with Parkinson’s also we are hoping to start a Speech Therapy Group in the near future.

The Long Eaton Chamber of Trade members enjoyed their summer social evening at Anderson's of Breaston on Friday 4th July. 25 members and guests enjoyed a relaxed evening and enjoyed listening to live music by the Underlimes.
A motor car quiz was entered with lots of enthusiasm and the winner was Michael Lucking. Lynnette and Dean along with their staff ensured to party enjoyed their wonderful food selection along with a wide variety of drinks. Neil Atkinson arrived with his challenge of "I bet you can't ride this bike for 5 yards" and no one succeeded. See photograph.

Long Eaton Round Table Tour De France For Charity
The Long Eaton Round Table members and over fifteen visitors have just completed a Tour De France, They decided a sponsored bike ride was the best way to kick start their 2014 plans to raise £10,000 for charity. Setting off from London's Tower bridge on Friday 20th June with a ferry crossing from Newhaven the gents had a short time to rest and plan the next stage of the journey, the 23 cyclists arrived in Dieppe and continued the ride at 4am with clear and cool roads, safely arriving just over halfway to Paris for an overnight stop and rest Saturday night, the final leg Sunday morning leading into Paris and finishing the ride at the Eifel tower before returning home on the waiting coach. The gents rose over £5,000 with more than half being donated to NSPCC and the balance to be donated to local projects during 2014/15.
The club is planning several events in 2014 including a 'Long Eaton Community Summer Ball' set to be the highlight of the fundraising events in September, The club is looking for local organisations and charities who need support this year, they would like to donate £461 to each good causes over the next year, also raising awareness of the number 461 which is the clubs number in the UK the club is also looking for new members who would like to socialise and raise money for charity for more info visit