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Welcome to the March/April edition of The Bradgate Magazine and here’s hoping for a Spring boost to some of our wet and wild weather of late!

Moving into the new year with gusto as we are we’re delighted to bring you news from the community that will keep you both busy, involved and entertained as you see fit.

We’re proud to bring you details on some of the great opportunities that exist to help people and groups within our locale so if giving some of your time and energy feels like something you could do why not take a peek, for example, at the great work that Thurcaston & Cropston’s Good Neighbours Scheme is doing for those around them. Alternatively, if you’ve any unwanted Christmas/gifts you  may have accumulated, these can be put to good use by Steps – a self-funding charity that provides a service for children with motor disorders – to help with their annual “A Question of Brains” fundraiser.

Race for Life events are also back in Loughborough this coming May and June (the former date accommodating a muddy obstacle version) with this year too marking the first time the event has been open to all (previously these races were restricted to female participants only).

The fun, friendly, family 5k activities are a great way to raise awareness and funds for Cancer Research UK but closer to home there’s also some great work going on to raise much needed monies and attention for causes within our community – for example The Furnley House Foundation have recently awarded their first grant to local charity, Open Hands Leicester, whilst Scape Group have raised a fantastic £17,629 for Alex’s Wish. The Freemasons from Leicestershire & Rutland have been busy, contributing to a £50,000 grant to Plan International UK and Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation have awarded over £50,000 to six projects helping womens and girls facing challenge.

…but with a raft of other news and human-interest stories to bring you up to date with, we’ll keep you from your read no longer. Enjoy the issue and we’ll see you back here in a couple of months’ time!


QUOTE OF THE MONTH: “Spring is the time of plans and projects.”
– Leo Tolstoy

May/June 2020 edition copy deadline: 03 April 2020

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