Fairford news: Financial support available for locals impacted by Covid-19

Fairford news: Financial support available for locals impacted by Covid-19


This is a great idea from Running Somewhere Else, who usually organise the Fairford Festival 10k race.

As the June 2020 Fairford Festival and Festival 10k race was not able to go ahead this year, Running Somewhere Else is organising a Run It Somewhere Else – a virtual race during December – a last blast for 2020!

The virtual race can be run or walked from any location entrants choose and whenever they want throughout the month of December, as long as they cover the 10k distance in one session.

They just need to record their evidence and submit it to get a shiny medal reward!

This race is by online entry only and costs £6.50 plus 50p entry admin fee.

All the entry details can be found online and all finishers will receive a medal.

For any queries, email racedirector@runningsomewhereelse.com.

Pauline Tilbury, RSE Club chairperson and race director Fairford 10k said: “Although we can’t all be together for this event, we hope you enjoy your 10k experience, wherever you choose to run it.”

DUE to the continuation of Covid-19 restrictions in relation to public gatherings, a joint League of Friends and Friends of Fairford & Lechlade Communities AGM will be held via Zoom on Thursday, December 3, at 7pm.

If you would like to attend, please contact administrator, Christine Baker on fairford.lof@hotmail.co.uk and she will advise the co-ordinates for the call.

Please do join us to hear about our activities.

THIS time last year, the Fairford & District Choral Society was energetically rehearsing for a concert on December 7, including Poulenc’s Gloria, Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols together with assorted Advent and Christmas Carols.

Little did we think then that it was going to be our last concert before 2021!

Due to the coronavirus restrictions, we have sadly decided to cancel rehearsals for the rest of 2020 and for our winter-spring term 2021.

The concerts planned for November 28, 2020 and May 1, 2021 are, therefore cancelled.

We are very much hoping to restart rehearsals in September 2021 and work towards a performance of Messiah on December 4, 2021, although this is, of course, subject to review and coronavirus restrictions.

Thank you for all your support: we can’t tell you how much we look forward to singing together and performing for you again in the future.

THE Community Friends’ Covid-19 Support Fund established to provide financial support to local organisations, charities, volunteer groups, families and individuals, who have been impacted by Covid-19, remains open for applications.

To date from 54 applications, grants of approximately £51,200 have been made providing financial support to 37 different charities, organisations, families and individuals within our area of benefit.

Please refer to our website for details of how to apply and the criteria used to assess applications: www.friendsoffairford.org.uk.

THE Friends of Fairford & Lechlade Communities are delighted to welcome Nicola Waite as the new shop manager of the Lechlade Charity Shop.

The friends would like to thank Debbie Ash, who has now retired, for her dedicated service and for maintaining the success of the shop for the benefit of the community over the last five years.

The revised opening time are subject to Government lockdown regulations but, once we are allowed to open, the times will be: Monday 10am – 1pm for donations by appointment only (for an appointment, ring Nicola on 01367 252189; Tuesday – Friday 10am – 4pm; Saturday 10am – 1pm.





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2020-11-21 05:02:00

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