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A Strictly Come Tea Dancing competition, a pyjama walkathon, a teddy bear picnic and a car wash were among Colten Care's fundraising initiatives for Children in Need over recent weeks. Other events included coffee mornings, bingo competitions, all day ‘spotty’ mufti days, raffles and quizzes.
Hilda Snelling, a resident at Belmore Lodge in Lymington, was one of the participants in the tea dance competition held at the town’s community centre.
They've done it! This weekend the children of Salterns Sailing Club completed their Sail-a-thon, sailing non stop for 24 hours in aid of the BBC Children in Need appeal.
The total so far for this year's Sail-a-thon is almost £6,000 - can you help the children increase this amount? You can donate to Children in Need via the Salterns justgiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/salterns-sailing-club-cin
The challenge started promptly at 4.30pm on Friday 16 November with…
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This week the children of Salterns Sailing Club are fundraising for the BBC Children in Need Appeal - for the 20th consecutive year!
Salterns Sailing Club, based at Eight Acre Pond in Lymington, is a sailing club for children, run by children. Over the last 19 years, the children of Salterns have raised over £150,000 for Children in Need - not bad for a small children’s sailing club!
In 1998, the Junior Committee came up with
Here is your definitive guide to Christmas in Lymington, Pennington and surrounding areas in and around the New Forest. We have included here Christmas events, Christmas fairs and markets, carol services and crib services, last posting dates, how to get in touch with Father Christmas - and where to find him locally in the run up to Christmas... plus we'll add other useful information such as changes to refuse collections and where to recycle your tree.…
A Lymington-founded care home provider with five New Forest homes has seen off the challenge of companies from a range of sectors to win a coveted business award supported by blue-chip sponsors. Family-owned Colten Care won Company of the Year at the 2018 Solent Business Awards.
Judges said the award, sponsored by KPMG, was made for “strategic thinking, an outstanding financial track record, a dedication to excellence and a dynamic approach to quality and innovation”.
Founded in Lymington more than 30
Have you enjoyed the excesses of BBQs, holiday cuisine and summer vino a little too much in recent months? Does your body need a health MOT? Your car needs an MOT and oil change every now and again – it’s the same for our bodies.
Shape Up Fitness are launching a brilliant new programme. Sign up by 5th November for '30 Days to Healthy Living' which will help you to balance your eating and…
Whether you are small group wanting to share a big party atmosphere with other groups and offices, or looking for a private Christmas party - perhaps with something a little different , there are some wonderful venues, offers and options available to you in and around Lymington and the New Forest. And these are not just open to businesses - gather together a handful of your best friends for a great night out!
Find below the latest information on great…
For the next in our new "Life Matters" monthly series on those niggling legal matters, Paula Shea from Lester Aldridge gives us some very good reasons to get our affairs in order now.
As a Private Client solicitor I am privileged to be able to assist families at the most difficult times in their lives.
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Open from 11-5. Free Entry.
Entrance to all events (except theatre) is free. Open from 11am to 5pm.
Event enquiries 01590 671570 or www.facebook.com/Artisansbytheriver
For six consecutive Summer Sundays in Lymington, local artisans, musicians and crafters will gather together on the lawns by the Solent to share their trade, and entice the public to enjoy something different. Including something for everybody including the little ones with children's playground and lots of entertainment. There will be music in the Pavilion, enticing food stalls and art galore!
View the arts and crafts specially designed for the summer. Listen to the music and the concerts in the band stand for relaxing Sunday afternoon entertainment. There are always a variety of refreshment stalls and entertainment for the younger generation. And plenty of space for your dogs. There is a wonderful view of the river Solent for visitors and locals alike, and sometimes a glimpse of the Isle of Wight.
Different entertainments each week - details to follow.
Bath Road Park is just at the bottom of the High Street, next to Berthon Boatyard, RNLI and the Royal Lyminton Yacht Club. It is also a short stroll from Lymington's famous Seawater Baths!
Don't miss out - we have had huge success for the last two years - weather permitting.
Discount vouchers available from participating businesses, restaurants, hotels and bed and breakfast accommodation.
About the Organisers of Artisans by the River: Blue Dog Art
Blue Dog Art networks between artisans and businesses for event management as well as unique selling and marketing opportunities. We specialise in supporting local artists, musicians and artisans in promoting their businesses. This year our big event is the open air summer festival in Bath Road, Lymington.
I am most grateful for the support, advice (+ patience) and financial assistance we have received and would like to thank:-
• Lymington & Pennington Town Council for guiding us through the myriad obstacles
• Environmental Health, New Forest District Council
• Event Insurance in providing us with a do-able quote
And to thank our media partners:-
• Lymington.com and Bartley Marketing
• The Lymington Directory
• The Lymington & New Milton Times
• The Lymington Print Company
• The Herald
• The Lymington and District Chamber of Commerce
• The Photo Lab Lymington
• 18 different Facebook pages and Twitter
• Maxwell Hamilton & St Barbe for selling tickets for the al fresco theatre production
• Deep Blue Financial – Lymington Italia Festival
• Lymington Arts Festival
• The Lymington Centre
• St Barbe Museum & Information Centre
• The New Forest Post
• The Local Art Scene
• Lymington & Pennington Town Council website
• Rotary Club of Lymington
• Rain or Shine Theatre Company
• And Vistaprint for our banners
Our thanks also to all our participants - our stall holders, entertainers and refreshment providers (see our Facebook page!) - https://www.facebook.com/Artisansbytheriver
And a very special thank you to my ‘partner in crime’, Alison Aldridge, Events/Stall Co-Ordinator. Without her consistent hard work, savvy & keeping me on track, this event would never have happened!
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