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Year 8 Tockington Manor pupil Dalis Jones came 6th in the U’13 girls London Mini Marathon just behind the GB Number 1.
Dalis led the pack for most of the 3 mile course but was overtaken by 5 very strong runners near to the finish line, completing the race in 17 minutes 30 seconds, a fantastic achievement just 29 seconds behind the winner who broke the course record.
Deputy Headmaster Jonathan Jones, who is also Dalis’ father, said “We are immensely proud of Dalis, she has had a fantastic cross country season and this really is the icing on the cake. I am convinced that studying at Tockington Manor School with its wonderful PE facilities and supportive family environment has enabled Dalis to become an outstanding athlete.”
Tockington Manor School has an Open Day on Friday May 12th from 2:30 to 5:00pm.
This Easter, Circadian Trust, the charitable organisation that operates 7 Active Centres across South Gloucestershire, is donating Easter Eggs to fellow local charities and foodbanks.
Potential new members to the leisure centres across South Gloucestershire (including; Bradley Stoke, Kingswood, Longwell Green, Thornbury and Yate Leisure Centres), have been encouraged to donate an Easter Egg in return for a reduced joining fee to the leisure centres.
The centres raised 139 eggs and the ‘Donate an Easter Egg’ campaign delivered these to local charities including North Bristol foodbank, Resound, The Juice Community Project, Thornbury Baptist Church foodbank and Yate and Chipping Sodbury foodbank in time for the Easter weekend.
After the Child family lost their 20 year old son Tom to cancer after a long battle, they are raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust, who supported him age appropriately and who looked after them all as a family.
To find out more or make a donation, click below.
This summer Thornbury United Reformed Church is hosting a new Memory Cafe for people with dementia and their carers from local and wider areas. It will complement the existing cafe that meets fortnightly in the Methodist Church, opening in the alternate weeks.
They are holding the first Information & Training morning for potential volunteers on Friday 19th May, and the Launch will be on Friday 23rd June, with regular opening from Friday 7th July.
The Captain Tortue summer collection has arrived at Colour4Life. This is how it works: Charlene Moore will bring the Collection to YOU. It only takes two - you and two or more friends who love fashion or have no time for shopping. Get together for a coffee or a glass of wine. See the Collection and try it on, and Charlene will share fashion-savvy tips and ideas. It’s easy, relaxed and fun shopping with a few of your girlfriends. You’ll get money off for organising it too. Click below to browse the lookbook and contact Charlene on 01454 415069.
Thornbury's Christmas Lights switch on is not only a wonderful evening, with stalls and a fun fair, it is also an opportunity for a local charity to benefit from a collection on the night.
Last year’s charity, the Armstrong Hall Development Fund, received over £650 from the event.
If you would like to nominate your charity to be the beneficiary this November, click below to find out more...
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