26th Oct, 2016

News in Brief

Evesham Editorial 13th Feb, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A FREE life-saving first aid course will be held at the Wallace Community Centre by members of St John Ambulance.

The three hour session will be held at the Oat Street venue on Thursday (February 19) from 6pm to 9pm.

Residents will be able to learn techniques to deal with a range of emergency situations, such as choking, severe bleeding and chest pains.

Step by step instructions on resuscitating someone who has stopped breathing and how to deal with an unconscious casualty will also be provided. The course is suitable for anyone aged over 12 although anyone aged under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Call 0121 237 3873 or e-mail west-mids-training@sja.org.uk to book a place on the free course or for more information.

AN AUCTION of promises and a quiz night will be held by the Friends of Pershore High School to raise cash for the school.

The event will take place in the dining hall at the Station Road school on Friday, February 27 from 7pm.

Teams of six are being sought for the quiz, chaired by headmaster Clive Corbett, which will kick off at 7.30pm with the auction of promises taking place during the break.

A four ball of golf donated by the Bank House and a voucher for two fish and chip meals from Russell’s of Broadway are among the lots being sold by auctioneer Richard Wood.

Admission is £2 per person and guests are welcome to bring their own food and drink.

A POPULAR Pershore loyalty card scheme has revealed the winner of its first prize draw of 2015.

Dorothy Carling from Pershore was the lucky winner of £25 worth of Pride vouchers to spend at a host of local businesses.

A staggering 134 businesses have now joined Pride with the most recent being Tray of Nice Things who joined up after opening their doors just before Christmas.

• Visit www.pershorepridecard.co.uk to find out which businesses are part of Pride.

AN INTERNATIONAL scooter team will be paying a visit to a popular Evesham shop as part of a nationwide three day tour.

The MPG (Madd Gear Pro) Scooter team are touring the UK, visiting the country’s top parks and shops.

And as part of the tour, they will be dropping into Bonk on Port Street on Thursday (February 19) between midday and 2pm.

Pro-riders will be signing autographs, giving away lots of freebies and showing off doing the odd scooter trick or two during the event.

Bonk owner Kim Dunn, said: “It’s great for the young people to see the GB and international riders and great that the Bonk shop is being recognised as one of the best shops in the UK for scooters.”

Visit www.bonkskate.com for more information.

PERSHORE Mayor Coun Tony Rowley is getting set to host a charity coffee morning in aid of the Raynauds and Scleroderma Association.

Coffee, cake and the chance to talk to local members about what the association does and how to get involved are all on offer tomorrow (Saturday) from 10am to midday at Pershore Town Hall.

Coun Rowley regularly sponsors coffee mornings to support local charities, call 01386 561561 for more information.

A NUMBER of talks on the theme ‘Charter for a nation’ will form the 2015 Evesham Lent series.

All Saints Church will play host to the free talks which are supported by the Simon de Montfort Society.

Doug Chaplin, Mission Development Officer for the Diocese of Worcester, will kick off the talks on February 23 with an evening entitled ‘Whose Kingdom’.

Robin Griffith-Jones will give a talk on the ‘Spirit of the Magna Carta’ on March 2 while Linda Woodhead will speak on ‘Faith and Nation’ on March 9.

‘From Subject to Citizen’ will be the theme of Andy Thornton’s presentation on March 16 while the series concludes on March 23 with Steve Roberts speaking on ‘From Runnymede to Evesham and beyond’.

Admission to each event is free from 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

A POPULAR county property agents enabled an Evesham store to relocate to bigger premises.

Specsavers have taken a 2,280 sq ft unit in a prime location on Bridge Street on a ten year lease, relocating from across the street at number 25.

Ben Truslove, a director of John Truslove, said: “Hopefully this will give Evesham town centre a boost.

“This was a complex deal in what is still a tough retail market.

“It came together thanks to a strong working relationship between ourselves and Specsavers’ surveyor Matthew Morgan, partner at commercial property consultants EJ Hales.” he added.