Fun Fundraiser For Kids Club Kampala

7th July 2019

Last Wednesday saw another of the very popular and successful fundraisers held at Pure Hair & Spa in Four Oaks organised by Linda Gambles, helping to provide much need funds to overcome the lack of hope and self-esteem of children living in situations of extreme poverty and, works to bring about sustainable changes through various development projects.

The event was very well attended and everybody enjoyed three mini treatments along with prosecco and snacks as well as being able to enter a raffle for various prizes including treatments donated by Pure Hair & Spa and a  voucher for lunch donated By The Butlers Arms.

A total of £263.00 was raised on the night and plans are already under way for the next event.

Kids Club Kampala

Pure Hair & Spa

Rock The Beacon

3rd/4th August

Last week end saw the launch of the much anticipated “Rock The Beacon Music & Food Festival” In the words of organisers Robert Hoffman and Chris Howell “Its been a long road getting here with many challenges along the way, and we hope we’ve got it right for the first year at this site. Tickets for Saturday have exceeded our expectations and Sunday sales are looking good, so we look like we are in for an amazing weekend”

The festival featured some of the UK’s top tribute bands along with up and coming local bands and solo performers spread across three stages.

Saturday saw Kings of Leighton open proceedings in glorious sunshine with a terrific set followed by QuoMotion and Oasiis. The evening saw The Foo Fighters, Dizzy Lizzy and Whole Lotta DC raised the roof playing crowd pleasing favourites.

Sunday opened at a much slower pace with the nostalgic singing of the Vintage Class Singers then Decades Live managed to get the vocal chords of the crowd warmed up read for The Mark Green Elvis Experience who went down a storm with your and old alike AC 30’s followed with a Ska and Reggae set followed by The Top 10 Beatles an amazing set from Take A Chance on Us ABBA with QE2 (Queen) bring things to a close.

Plans are already in motion to bring the festival back in 2020.


11th October

A massive congratulations to Sutton Coldfield resident Alice Kinsella who finished in a brilliant 12th place in the world all-around final at the 2019 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany. Competing against the best all-around gymnasts in the world, Alice more than held her own, producing solid routines across the apparatus to place herself inside the world’s top 15 with an all-around total of 54.765.

but had to withdraw from the final due to injury; in Stuttgart it was clear she was keen to make up for the lost opportunity. She started her competition on her favourite apparatus, beam. In front of a packed out Hanns Martin Scheyler Halle crowd, it was a fantastic start for the current European champion on this apparatus. She showed no sign of nerves and looked at ease on the world stage, executing her routine well to score 13.800.

Moving on to floor, Alice showed great artistry combined with four good tumbling passes, to better her score on this apparatus from qualifying and team finals. With a score of 12.933, at the halfway stage of the competition she was placed in 14th.

Vault was next, and it was another good rotation for Alice. Showing good form in the air, with just a step back on dismount, she scored 14.266 to keep her inside the top 15.

The final apparatus was uneven bars and it was yet another clean routine from Alice, who showed her consistency throughout the competition. She kept composed, showing good release and catch elements with just a hop forward on dismount to score 13.766 which elevated her to 12th in the final rankings.

Speaking after, Alice said: “I couldn’t really ask for much more. I went out there to enjoy it and gain experience and I’m really happy with 12th. Beam is my favourite, and I love starting on that piece and I started strong, getting my best score of the week. Floor was a lot better than qualifying and the team final too, which set me up really well.

“This gives me a lot of confidence moving in to 2020, which we all know is a big year, and I’m looking forward to what’s to come.”

Copy : Courtesy of British Gymnastics