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May Timeline

5th May – Shaftesbury Feastival – six of us helped at the Cheese Races on Gold Hill.  Despite inclement weather and the weight of some of the cheeses, we managed to get all the races run without mishap.  There were lots of entries in the children’s and men’s races, although disappointingly not so many in some of the other categories, particularly the team races.  The men’s and children’s categories were very closely fought.  In the final of the men’s race, Jakob (Runner 201) was the first up Gold Hill followed by Macca (Runner 217) in second place and Harry (Runner 222) in third place.     


13th May – We welcomed Paul and Berenice back for a visit to Shaftesbury. After dining we moved upstairs to the Assembly Room to hear a talk on the Medical Detection Dogs.  It was fascinating to hear how the charity started and the abilities of the dogs to detect illnesses and changes in our bodies that can be life threatening.  Welcome to Medical Detection Dogs – Medical Detection Dogs

On Sunday 19th May we were blessed with perfect weather for our annual charity cycle ride. The event was a great success with 160 riders taking part. The first ride starting at 8.30am was the 50 mile, for which we had 53 cyclists with the first finisher completing in just over 2.5hrs. The 25-mile ride had 38 cyclists.  The most popular event was the family ride with 68 cyclists. 

A big thank you to BV Dairy for all their help with the family ride and their very kind sponsorship.  We would also like to thank all the other local businesses that supported the event.

20th May – Business as usual and Club Assembly with ADG Steve Parsons. Our annual review of the year and some further donations to local charities including BOOBS and BAD.


September 30, 2024
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