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10 Town & Around January 2019                                                     Tel: 01485 540620 email:
        1st Heacham Rangers                                  Hunstanton and District Ladies Circle

        Sue Richardson
                                                             It really is very exciting to finally have put pen to paper or fingers to
                                                             keyboard for our first Hunstanton and District Ladies Circle article.
                                                              We are now welcoming 2019 and looking back at a busy 2018.
                                                              Ladies Circle is a vibrant club for women aged 18-45.  We aim to
                                                             have FUN, make FRIENDS, FUNDRAISE and VOLUNTEER for
                                                             local charities along the way.
                                                              For fun, we like to try something a little different like axe throwing,
                                                             life drawing, beach nights, pole dancing and kayaking to name a few
                                                              It was great to exhibit a tree again this year at Hunstanton Christmas
                                                             Tree Festival at the Town Hall. We tried something different and made
                                                             an alternative tree in the shape of a Lady. We ran a competition to give
                                                             her a name and after a vote we have decided on our winner.  She has
                                                             been christened BETTY BAUBLES by Chris Glenn who was awarded
                                                             his prize of a bottle of  Prosecco.  Well done Chris and thank you to
                                                             all who took the time to enter. Watch out for our entry this year!!
        On 7th December 1st Heacham Rangers held a fundraising tea party
        to complete the 'Centenary of Women's Vote Challenge' which they
        had been working on this term. During the term the girls had found
        out about inspiring women, looked at when different countries gave
        women  the  right  to  vote,  made  jewellery  in  the  colours  used  by
        suffragettes, designed stained glass window effect invitations for our
        party and recreated posters from 100 years ago.
          We were pleased to welcome about 20 guests to the tea party, there
        were  displays  around  the  room,  items  for  sale,    a  raffle  and  the
        opportunity  to  sit  and  chat  over  a  cup  of  tea  and  cake. We  were
        delighted to raise a grand sum of £100.50 which will be split between
        CARE international UK, the charity for which Helen Pankhurst is an
        ambassador and unit funds.
          To finish off the term the Rangers will be going to London to visit
        the Centenary of Women's Vote exhibition in the museum of London.

                                                              Throughout 2018, we have been volunteering, for Cancer Research
                                                             UK at the Race for Life at Houghton Hall, marshalling for the Glebe
                                                             House School triathlon and selling refreshments to the public at the
                                                             Bonfire Night hosted by the Round Table.
                                                              In  November,  we  supported  the  newly  formed  First  Heacham
                                                             Rangers  and  presented  a  cheque  for  the  cost  of  their  first  year
                                                             membership fees.  We hope that in the future we can work with the
                                                             girls on community events towards their volunteering badges.
                                                              Hunstanton Circler Suzy Mason has been leading our help with The
                                                             Purfleet Trust, which is a homeless charity based in King’s Lynn. We
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