Tesco Bags of Help award

Thank you for to everyone who voted for the Cherry Hinton Festival to win a Tesco Bags of Help grant. I am pleased to tell you that the Festival has received an award of £1,000! This will go towards funding Festival Day on Saturday 16th September. The Festival Day team are busy planning some great attractions – and thanks to the generosity of Tesco and our other sponsors we can offer all the Festival attractions for FREE. So please save the date – Saturday 16th September!

We have been shortlisted for a public vote in Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative!

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme sees three community groups and projects in each of around 200 Tesco regions awarded grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in store from 2 to 28 January on who should receive the £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 awards.

Please vote in Tesco stores 2 to 28 January to help the Cherry Hinton Festival secure a Tesco Bags of Help grant!

Find out more about Bags of Help on the Tesco website www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp

Cherry Hinton Festival Society AGM – 24th November

Many groups, organisations and individuals were involved in organising events and being part of the Cherry Hinton Festival 2016. The Cherry Hinton Festival Society would like to invite you to attend the Festival Annual General Meeting to celebrate and review Festival Week 2016 and start planning for Festival Week 2017!

Date: Thursday 24th November 2016
Venue: Cherry Hinton Library Community Hub
Time: 7.30pm for light refreshments. AGM from 8.00-9.00pm.

Please RSVP to: info@cherryhintonfestival.org

Day 4 – Phoenix Tuesday Club, Friends with Disabilities & the Allotment Tour

Even though it was the hottest September day since 1911, lots of people turned out to the Phoenix Tuesday Club at St Andrew’s Church Centre this afternoon to enjoy a hot cup of  tea with friends old and new. The club members enjoyed a talk about Antarctica from Cherry Hinton local Rosie Feull, who has visited the continent.


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Over the road at the Village Leisure Centre, the Friends with Disabilities meeting was in full swing, chaired by former Mayor Gerri Bird. If you’d like to find out more about Friends with Disabilities, they have taken a stall on Festival Day so come and say ‘hello’!


A lovely evening for pottering round the allotment!


Day 3 – Local History Society Talk, Festival Church Service & Bat Walk

Nicky Newton (Community Fundraising Manager – ACT) gave a great talk on the history of Addenbrooke’s Hospital this afternoon. Here’s Nicky with Jenny Taylor, Chair of the Local History Society.


Thank you to the Cherry Hinton Baptist Church for hosting the Festival Church service this evening. And welcome to Cherry Hinton the new vicar of St Andrew’s Church Karin Vothharman (shown here with Nic Boyns).


It was the perfect evening for the Bat Walk! In warm weather there are insects. Where there are insects there are bats! The bat walkers loved to hear (with their bat detectors) and see the three species of bat that were flying around – helped by Iain from the Wildlife Trust BCN.


First day of the 2016 Festival

We had a great first day – starting with 52 Stories at Cherry Hinton Library with author / illustrator Alison Limentani. Alison read from her book How Much Does a Ladybird Weigh? and the children enjoyed some ladybird arts and crafts.


There was also free family badminton and table tennis at the Village Leisure Centre.


And the Mini Festival Fete was held at St Andrew’s Church, with tombola, tea & cake, duck decorating and a magic show.

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See you tomorrow for more Festival fun!