Friends of Cherry Hinton Hall Newsletter June 2018
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Welcome to the first of our new newsletters. We have changed our email system so
hopefully you will be getting them more regularly!
There has been a lot happening in Cherry Hinton Hall in recent months. New tree planting, new paths, work on the pond to improve the flow of Cherry Hinton brook and the planting of a beautiful new meadow in front of the main building. The Sequoia trees at the front of the building are to be left in place as they are only half their potential height, saving £10,000!
The Cambridge International School have now finished the renovations of Cherry Hinton Hall and it looks stunning! All the work has been completed to complement the existing building and is in keeping with the period features, with no expense spared to get it right. The old 60/70s extensions at the back of the property have been removed and a large outdoor covered play area added.
Did you know that there is no defibrillator in Cherry Hinton Hall?
We have joined forces with the Cambridge International School to hold a Family Fun Day Fundraiser to buy a public defibrillator. This event will be on Friday 29th June from 2-5pm and will include a variety of stalls, arena demonstrations and workshops from local fitness and dance classes. Free admission. Stalls available @£15.
If any of our local members are available to help on the day, it would be appreciated, even an hour would help at set up and clear away time!
Annual General Meeting
Our AGM will be held in the Okes Room at the Cambridge International School, Cherry Hinton Hall on Wednesday 18th July at 7.30pm. Our speaker is Hilary Richie, Hospital Archivist, Cambridge NHS Foundation Trust, who will be telling us all about the history of Addenbrookes hospital. All welcome. Members free. Non members £1.
The Cambridge Folk Festival
This year the Folk Festival is from Thursday 2nd August until Sunday 5th August and we have been offered a stall as in previous years from 12 – 6pm on Saturday and Sunday. This is our chance to raise awareness for our group and recruit more members.
There will be individual wristbands for our volunteers this year and we need to man the stall in 2 hour blocks with two people per slot. If you would like to help, there will be a rota at the AGM, otherwise you can email me if you are unable to attend the AGM. Your wristband entitles you to enter the outside arena but not in the main staged area. You will have access to the cafe and the pond area.