Author: lucypj

Will’s Run 2015

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Without a doubt, the most impressive fundraising feat for 2015 has to go to Will Oldham, who ran ‘The Big School Run’ in memory of Rory in June 2015. Starting at Marlborough college, and aiming to run over 350 miles in 8 days to all the schools BWS play at rugby, Will didn’t give himself much space for failure. With a knee that was torn to pieces on day 1, Will soldiered through on foot and on bike through each gruelling mile, always with a smile on his face. With the support of his mates, his brother and even some old Bishops rugby boys on the final day, Will reached the finish line at Bishop Wordsworth sports field with his courage intact, and his leg almost intact.

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Not only did Will’s run make a huge amount of money for Wheels4Life in memory of Rory, it also proved something even more important. It proved the lengths that Rory’s mates have gone to remember him. The real question is, who’s up next?

Rosie Walworth

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Rory’s Walk 2015

On 11th of April 2015, over 50 people (and over half as many dogs) embarked on the annual charity walk in memory of Rory to raise money and awareness for Wheels4Life. It was a beautiful spring day, and unlike past years, the rain and clouds stayed away and allowed for a great day for walking.

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The walk began in Milton on Stour where Lucy and JC’s back garden became a swarm of chatter, sloe gin cocktails, tea, coffee and bacon butties to fuel the walkers for the journey ahead. It goes without saying that some tucked into the alcohol more than others, and as follows, some began the walk at a quick pace, others at a casual stroll.

The walk allowed for dogs and their humans alike to make new friends and sniff each other’s bottoms (the dogs that is). As well as giving those who knew Rory fondly to recall memories and laugh about the time they got to share with him, the walk also allows stories to be told to those who didn’t know Rory, and to keep his memory alive in that way.

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A ‘Rory’ walk wouldn’t have been complete without multiple tea and cake stops, with huge thanks to everyone who helped out, and an extra thank you to JC for his unrivalled lemon drizzle. Not only this, but each walker was even treated to a huge vat of chilli to gorge themselves on at lunchtime. Needless to say, the second half of the walk was done at a more casual pace.

With bruised feet, and blister plasters a-plenty, the tired crowds eventually reached their final destination, the White Lion at Bourton. With plenty of pints to numb their aching limbs, everyone sat down to celebrate another successful walk in Rory’s memory. It’s only left to thank the continuous generosity of time and energy from Lucy and her Gillingham/Mere lovelies for their stoical support for the charity and the walk every year. Keep your eyes peeled for information on the next walk on this web page.

Rosie Walworth

Rory’s Walk 2015

On 11th of April 2015, over 50 people (and over half as many dogs) embarked on the annual charity walk in memory of Rory to raise money and awareness for Wheels4Life. It was a beautiful spring day, and unlike past years, the rain and clouds stayed away and allowed for a great day for walking.

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The walk began in Milton on Stour where Lucy and JC’s back garden became a swarm of chatter, sloe gin cocktails, tea, coffee and bacon butties to fuel the walkers for the journey ahead. It goes without saying that some tucked into the alcohol more than others, and as follows, some began the walk at a quick pace, others at a casual stroll.

The walk allowed for dogs and their humans alike to make new friends and sniff each other’s bottoms (the dogs that is). As well as giving those who knew Rory fondly to recall memories and laugh about the time they got to share with him, the walk also allows stories to be told to those who didn’t know Rory, and to keep his memory alive in that way.

DSC01276 DSC01285

A ‘Rory’ walk wouldn’t have been complete without multiple tea and cake stops, with huge thanks to everyone who helped out, and an extra thank you to JC for his unrivalled lemon drizzle. Not only this, but each walker was even treated to a huge vat of chilli to gorge themselves on at lunchtime. Needless to say, the second half of the walk was done at a more casual pace.

With bruised feet, and blister plasters a-plenty, the tired crowds eventually reached their final destination, the White Lion at Bourton. With plenty of pints to numb their aching limbs, everyone sat down to celebrate another successful walk in Rory’s memory. It’s only left to thank the continuous generosity of time and energy from Lucy and her Gillingham/Mere lovelies for their stoical support for the charity and the walk every year. Keep your eyes peeled for information on the next walk on this web page.

Rosie Walworth

Downton Winter Sale 2014

WINTER SALE, DOWNTON – NOVEMBER 7TH 2014

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The next fund raising event will be the 5th annual Winter sale to be held at the White Horse in Downton on Friday 7th November from 09.30 till 4pm. This has proven to be such a popular sale with a really lovely atmosphere, lots of amazing stalls to buy food, gifts and start to think about Christmas presents. The staff at the pub are geared up for endless coffees and provide a delicious lunch menu so that meeting up with friends is so easy (plenty of parking) We hope you can join us this year – look out for posters advertising the sale. Shipsey’s of Salisbury have been extremely generous in supporting this sale and sponsor a marquee which can accommodate many extra stalls.“ Lynn Walworth

Address: 62 The Borough, Downton, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP5 3LY

Phone: 01725 510408

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Stourton Christmas Fair 2014

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15th and 16th November 2014

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During the weekend of November 15th and 16th of this year, we will be holding our annual Christmas Fair at the entrance to Stourhead Gardens, Wiltshire. We have some familiar faces returning and some great new exhibitors too. You will find a list below.

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Exhibitors:

Andrew Walworth – oil portraiture – http://www.andrewwalworth.co.uk

Frosty Fox – snoods, mutt mats, hugmees – http://www.frostyfox.co.uk

Plum Duff and Stuff – traditional Christmas puddings – http://www.plumduffandstuff.co.uk

Little Delicious – handmade, gourmet marshmallows – http://www.littledelicious.co.uk

Henry and Primose – decorative and festive accessories – http://www.henryandprimrose.co.uk

New Forest Chocolates – hand crafted chocolates – http://www.newforestchocolates.co.uk

Blooming Hill Plants – traditional plants for modern gardens – http://blooming-hill-plants.me.uk

Phoenix Trading – festive cards and gift wrap  – http://www.phoenix-trading.co.uk

Confusion Glass – beautiful handcrafted glass jewellery – http://www.confusionglass.co.uk

Sensual Soaps – handmade soaps, shower gels and bath bomb ballistics – http://www.sensualsoaps.co.uk

Jeremy Freeman Woodturning – Bowls, platters, salt and pepper mills and nutmeg mills – http://jeremyfreemanwoodturning.co.uk

Neals Yard Remedies – organic skincare – http://nealsyardremedies.com

Linda Rowe – glass gifts – http://lindarowe.co.uk

Tobar Toys – traditional stocking fillers – all proceeds to Rory Walworth Memorial Fund

RWMF cake stall – cakes, biscuits and other homemade produce – all proceeds to Rory Walworth Memorial Fund

Saturday only:

Cinnamon – Fabulous clothing for ladies

Sunday only:

Chattering Marmot – ladies accessories – http://www.chatteringmarmot.co.uk

We will be selling raffle tickets (available now, please complete the contact form for more information) which could win you a £100 John Lewis voucher.

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Stourhead Gardens attract many thousands of visitors throughout the year, but the Autumn colours are very well publicised and for very good reason!

For more information about Stourhead House and Gardens, please visit: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stourhead

You can enjoy lunch at The Spread Eagle Inn, right next door to Stourton Memorial Hall: http://www.spreadeagleinn.com/

Visit First View Gallery to see some excellent local artists’ work: http://www.first-view.co.uk/


We very much hope to see you at some point during the weekend.

You can download a copy of the Flyer and Leaflet as a PDF below

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Rory’s Walk 2016

We are hoping that you will be able to join us on April 2nd to follow a trail through the beautiful countryside on the Dorset/Wiltshire/Somerset borders in memory of Rory.

The outline plan is as follows – maps and instructions will be handed out on the day:

09.00 Meet at Beech Cottage, Milton on Stour for bacon (or veggie
alternative) rolls** at Registration – then head off up Silton Lane
10.15 Arrive Silton and cross B3092 and join the Monarch’s Way (coffee and cakes)
11.15 Arrive in Mere and cross the Meads to the Walnut Tree Inn (rest)
11.45 Head up Mill Lane join the path and then head up onto the Downs at Jacob’s Ladder. At top turn left onto the Roman Road
13.00 Arrive Red Lion, Kilmington (rest)
14.00 Arrive Home Farm, Stourton, for lunch
15.00 Head off across the park and then cross High Street into National Trust car park and follow footpath towards Zeals and Bourton
16.30 Arrive White Lion (lifts back to cars in Milton on Stour until 5.30pm)

The total distance is about 14 miles, but we will have at least two dedicated Marshalls in their cars – available to carry bags/coats etc, and who can help with tired dogs by giving them lifts as required. They are happy to ferry people too!
Please can you speak direct to them on the day to make any arrangements.

We will ask you for £10 to cover your breakfast and lunch, plus the teas, coffees, water and cake/biscuits that will be available throughout the day too. However, food and drinks purchased in pubs/cafes is your own responsibility! Water for both you and your dogs will be available throughout the day, but you will need to bring any food/treats for your own dogs, please.

You can find a sponsorship form below, but it is not conditional – we would love you to join us on the walk with or without sponsors. However, donations / sponsors are more than welcome, of course!

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In the meantime, if you have any queries or would like more information about the walk itself or about Wheels4Life, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Many thanks,
Lucy

Stourton Christmas Fair – November 16th and 17th 2013

 

During the weekend of November 16th and 17th of this year, we will be holding our annual Christmas Fair at the entrance to Stourhead Gardens, Wiltshire. We have some familiar friends returning and some great new exhibitors too. You will find a list below.

We will be selling raffle tickets (available now, please complete the contact form for more information) and amongst the prizes is a unique handmade quilt, designed and stitched in fantastic detail by Greer Tilbrook. Greer very generously donated the quilt to the Walworth family to raise funds for Wheels4Life.

Exhibitors:

Andrew Walworth – oil portraiture – http://www.andrewwalworth.co.uk

Frosty Fox – snoods, mutt mats, hugmees – http://www.frostyfox.co.uk

Party String Lights – lights for all occasions – http://www.partystringlights.co.uk

Strawberry Fields Food – award winning preserves – http://www.strawberryfieldsfoods.co.uk

Plum Duff and Stuff – traditional Christmas puddings – http://www.plumduffandstuff.co.uk

Little Delicious – handmade, gourmet marshmallows – http://www.littledelicious.co.uk

Henry and Primose – decorative and festive accessories – http://www.henryandprimrose.co.uk

Blooming Hill Plants – traditional plants for modern gardens – http://blooming-hill-plants.me.uk

Phoenix Trading – festive cards and gift wrap  – http://www.phoenix-trading.co.uk

Owen Barry – leather and suede accessories – http://www.owenbarry.com

Fanny Adams – recycled vintage items, now one-off designer pieces – http://www.fannyadams.me.uk

The Recycled Glassware Company – eco friendly gifts and homeware – http://therecycledglasswarecompany.co.uk

Confusion Glass – beautiful handcrafted glass jewellery – http://www.confusionglass.co.uk

Sensual Soaps – handmade soaps, shower gels and bath bomb ballistics – http://www.sensualsoaps.co.uk

Sunday only:

Chattering Marmot – ladies accessories – http://www.chatteringmarmot.co.uk

New Forest Chocolates – hand crafted chocolates – http://www.newforestchocolates.co.uk

Stourhead Gardens attract many thousands of visitors throughout the year, but the Autumn colours are very well publicised and for very good reason!

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For more information about Stourhead House and Gardens, please visit: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stourhead

We very much hope to see you at some point during the weekend.