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Youth Ambition Awards

Nominate By June 2nd 2014

We’ve just heard about this but the closing date is coming up very soon so get your nominations in.

yaa-152-mainThe Youth Ambition Awards are held by Northampton County Council, in conjunction with Northamptonshire Newspapers’ Education Awards and in partnership with Connexions, who provide targeted support to young people across the county.


They are designed to recognise young peoples’ achievements in the following areas:-

  • Young Apprentice of the Year
  • The Arts Award
  • Young Role Model of the Year
  • Project or Campaign of the Year
  • The Taking Charge of Your Life Award

You can opens in a new windowsee more in this poster (feel free to print and display it), nominate online  at opens in a new windowwww.northamptonshire.gov.uk/youthambition and read more about opens in a new windowlast year’s winners here.


Hip-Hooray for Come & Play

Success at Daventry’s Star Awards

Well done to Hannah Barker, Joanna Collins, Laura Disley, Emma O’Hanlon, Stephanie Hulme, Iain Osbourne and everyone involved in the Come & Play project.

Their work in creating the play area and campaigning for re-opening the school’s swimming pool has been recognised with the Best Community Project Award at this year’s Star Awards, run by Daventry District Housing.

A tremendous and well deserved achievement.

You can keep in touch with Come & Play by “liking” their Facebook page here:-

Come & Play on Facebook

Rays of Sunshine Appeal

Ollie Jaycock, the chef at Red Lion at Culworth, is taking part in Bike London 100 to raise money for the Rays of Sunshine children’s charity.

raysRays of Sunshine grant the wishes of children who are living with serious or life-threatening illnesses between the ages of 3-18 who live in the United Kingdom. They  have given Milly Adkins some of the very best magical days of her life. She has got to meet her idols JLS, been to Disneyland Paris for her 10th birthday and been to the Royal Albert hall to see a number of groups including JLS perform.

Milly’s family, watching  her go through what they describe as a long and hard seven years, see that Rays of Sunshine have given her some of the most amazing memories to get her through it.

As a way of saying thank you to Rays of Sunshine, Millie’s Uncle Ollie has joined their team to take part in this mammoth task.

Alex Adkins is appealing for sponsorship on behalf of Ollie. Donations can be made through Ollie’s just giving page:  www.justgiving.co.uk/Olliejaycock

Mystery Local Hero…

A big thank you to this unknown individual!

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(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We recently received this email and we are only too happy to pass on Jill Barrett’s thanks…

“Dear Editor

Please could you put a notice in the next edition of Whats on in Woodford to thank a Woodford Halse resident for realising my Parents in Law’s house was on fire, in Sulgrave, on 9th May, and for getting them out.

This unselfish gentleman, stopped when he saw smoke coming from the loft of their house and spoke to a neighbour.  Together they banged on the door and got my father in law i

n his wheelchair and got him and my mother in law out.  I am sorry that, at the time, we did not realise how they had been alerted and so did not have the opportunity to thank him personally.

Our family is very grateful for his care and help and would like say to a very big thank you to him.


Jill Barrett”

Run, Run, Run

How many more London marathon runners have we in the village?

Craig Webb from Central Avenue is running in this year’s London Marathon with his friend and colleague Leo to raise money for PACT (Prison Advice and Care Trust).vlm-logo-base

PACT’s mission is to support prisoners, ex-offenders and families to make a fresh start. They give real hope, practical and emotional support to those they help: children coping with the imprisonment of a parent, the prisoner contemplating suicide, the mother struggling to support her ex-offender son.

If you’d like to support Craig, their Just Giving page can be found here:  www.justgiving.com/webbanddeane2013.

If you are aiming to run for a charity in the London Marathon, we’d be happy to give you  a plug here, so let us know: info@woodford-halse-villagesignpost.co.uk