There will be a fundraising 80's School Disco night, at Belthorn school on Friday 17th May. The event is adults only, and is a fundraising event to assist Tom Whalley (a former pupil of Belthorn School) and his family, during his battle with Ewings Sarcoma - a rare malignant cancerous bone tumour, which occurs most frequently within teenagers and young adults. Weekly trips to the Christie Hospital make it impossible for Tom and his mum to work, therefore all funds will be greatly received.
The event starts at 7.30 pm til late, a "School Dinner" is included, and the dress code is "School Days". The DJ will be actor Graeme Hawley (John Stape from Coronation Street), who will take you back to the 80s with school disco classics.
Tickets are available now from the school office.
May Day Parade
We are pleased to report that £125.84 was raised from the collection of donation envelopes on the morning of the Parade, and a further £54.54 was raised during the parade itself. £5.00 was donated to Belthorn School funds, and the cost of refreshments, batteries for ghetto blaster, and prizes cost a total of £62.80. Therefore after these costs were deducted £112.58 remains towards future events.
Committee's thanks go to Yvonne Brown from Belthorn PTFA and the School for allowing the use of the school hall, and to Jim Fletcher who provided musical entertainment at the school. Finally a big thank you to our May Queen Daisy Simpson, May King Patrick Gallagher, and all the children and families who helped to make this year parade a success. Thank you also to everyone for their donations too.
Party in the Park
Belthorn Committee is planning a party in the park event, to be held at Belthorn School playing field. The event is also called the Big Lunch which celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Queen's coronation. This will be commencing at 1 pm on Sunday 2nd June 2013. This will be in the form of a large picnic, for which people will need to bring their own food and drink. The committee will be organising children's games which we hope all the children and their parents will take part in. And we are hoping that the Fire Service and Bolton Mountain Rescue will attend too. We need donations of raffle/tombola prizes, and also we are considering running a barbeque too, in order to help raise funds for future events. See the attached flyer for more details.
Belthorn Committee fund-raising
The Committee is reliant upon donations and fundraising in order to continue putting on events for the benefit of the village and its residents. All donations go into Committee Funds. All donations received are accounted for in the Committee meeting’s minutes unless received at an event in which case they are accounted for generally by the treasurer when reporting to the committee on the amounts received from an event.
If anyone would like to donate to the Belthorn Village Committee, all contributions towards village funds are gratefully received. The Belthorn Village Committee is the generic name for The Belthorn Village Hall Fund which is a registered charity. The Committee is run by volunteers who are villagers (or connected to the village) and donate their time and effort for the benefit of the village and its residents. Any monetary donations received will go towards future village events and projects.
Support Belthorn School when shopping on-line - at no extra cost!
www.thegivingmachine.co.uk , which only takes a minute, the retailers will donate to a charity of your choice when you shop online at the numerous stores available. Currently Belthorn School is a registered beneficiary. Hundreds of stores are available, including Amazon, eBay, Next, Boden, Interflora, take a look and see what stores are available. Just by buying from these stores (via thegivingmachine) they will donate a percentage of the sale price to your chosen beneficiary. So, when doing your Christmas shopping online, do it at www.thegivingmachine.co.uk, and support Belthorn village school.
Yoga Classes at Belthorn School
The classes are £6 per session and new mats are available at £10.00.
Belthorn History Society
The Belthorn History Society now has its own page on this website. Click on Belthorn History Society on the left hand side of this page for details of events taking place over the summer. Do come along to these if you are interested in Belthorn's local history - you will be made very welcome.
Meetings of the Society take place on the 3rd Monday of each month. The Society is intended to be a forum to learn about Belthorn’s local history.
If you have any local historical information or documents which you think would be of interest or if you would like any further information on the History Society please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
The local Police can be contacted on 01254 222 135. Please contact the Neighbourhood Policing Team for advice and guidance, but to report an ongoing crime or incident, you must ring 0845 125 3545.
Church in the School
This service is becoming more and more popular with a warm and friendly welcome extended to anybody wishing to attend. The service takes the form of light informal worship and takes place on the 3rd Sunday of every month (unless otherwise stated), at Belthorn Primary School.
Any young children who attend this service can now join the 'Sunday School' which is run at the same time as the service.
Mobile Library Service
The mobile library now comes to Belthorn on a Thursday on a 2 week rota stopping at the following locations:
2.30pm – Top Fold
2.45pm – Rydal Mount
3.00pm – Dog Inn
It has a good selection of books including children’s books.