Go for a fun bike ride and picnic
Saturday morning sees the Chris Miller support cycle ride – a gentle pootle around the Town, together with a picnic lunch. The ride starts at the Gill Nethercott Centre at 10.00am, aiming to be back by 2.00pm.
Chris is setting off in two weeks time to cycle to Ben Nevis and back to raise funds for the Whitchurch Youth Centre Trust whose aims are to provide a dedicated Youth Centre in the Town.
You can also donate to the quest at Youth Centre Fund Raising
Help at the Silk Mill
Staying in town, the Silk Mill is holding one of its Volunteer Days, when you can help garden, decorate, clean machinery or help with other small tasks. Just pop along between 10.00am and 1.00pm and help keep this major attraction in good health!
A step towards Wembley
The afternoon sees the return of Cup Fever, as Whitchurch United continue their quest to reach Wembley in the world-famous FA Cup. Kick off at Longmeadow is at 3.00pm. The team is on a high having come from having beaten Amesbury 4-1 last Saturday after being a goal down. On Monday they continued their unbeaten run with a 1-1 at Petersfield. Now they face Brading Town, from the Isle of Wight. Let’s hope the form continues and they can progress to the next Round.
A Charity fund-raiser
Whitchurch always has a wide range of activities in its local pubs, and this weekend sees something different down at the Social Club with a fundraising event for the Little Pod Foundation. This organisation cares for lost, abandoned and mistreated animals on the Costa Blanca. There is raffle with a chance to win a week’s accommodation for four, as well as an auction and a Disco. Start time is 7.30pm.
Another bike ride; no lycra allowed!
Sunday morning sees the second cycle ride of the weekend with the Inaugural Test Valley Trundle starting in Bell Street Car Park at 11.00am. Billed as an event for “old-fashioned cycles and nice clothes”, the ride is also raising money for Recycle, a charity that ships used bicycles to Africa.
There are also fashion and bicycle-based awards. The one rule is “no lycra”.
Helping down at the Meadow
For those who have had a lie in, but would like to gently stretch those muscles there is a call for volunteers down at the Millennium Meadow. You can help clear nettles, litter pick, or help with general maintenance. All tools are provided. Simply turn up from 2pm and you will be made welcome, and will also probably make a lot of new friends. This ancient water meadow is one of the town’s most valuable assets.
Together at the Mill
Meanwhile along at the Silk Mill, Whitchurch Churches join together for a very enjoyable and sociable outdoor service. Vicar Kelvin Inglis will lead the event while the Salvation Army will be providing the music. Why not pop along at 3pm. Refreshments will also be available.
Finally after all that exercise, meeting friends or helping out, it is time to relax. Just call into any of the town’s excellent pubs and enjoy a relaxing drink. Then perhaps pick up a takeaway and put those feet up!
Another Whitchurch Week beckons.
Details of the above, and of forthcoming events in Whitchurch, are at: TOWN EVENTS CALENDAR
If you know of other events please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org