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Directions: Turn off A68, three miles north of Jedburgh on to B6400. After one mile turn right.
Join us for an alternative Holy Island Forget Me Not Walk where you decide the route!
North Northumberland Fundraising Group had hoped to hold our annual Forget Me Not Walk, at Holy Island on Sunday 20th September 2020 at 11am. This walk has raised as much as £9,000 per year and is our main annual fundraising event. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic we cannot walk together this year, but we have an exciting alternative.
Our plan for this year’s event – the safety of all our walkers and supporters is our main priority, but we can still raise money to beat blood cancer together. Why not create your own event by linking up virtually with friends and family, and raise money for Blood Cancer UK.
The Alternative Holy Island Forget Me Not Walk – you decide the route of up to five miles, or however far you feel able to walk. You may want to walk in your garden or go on your favourite walk – you decide what suits you best whilst meeting the appropriate social distancing guidelines.
The suggested date and time is Sunday, 20 September at 11am, but feel free to choose another time or date that best suits you, your family and virtual friends.
There will be no entry fee for the event this year, but we would still encourage all participants to fundraise for us if they can – this is especially important given the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on our ability to raise funds.
You can make a donation to the Holy Island Forget Me Not Walk’s JustGiving page www.justgiving.com/fundraising/holyislandvirtualwalk2020 or you can set up your own JustGiving page www.justgiving.com/bloodcanceruk to ask friends and family to sponsor your walk. Please remember to mention Holy Island Walk in your page bio!
If you’ve taken part before, we would ask you to wear any of your t-shirts from a previous Forget Me Not Walk. Also, please feel free to share pictures from your walk on our Facebook page – we’d love to see how you’re taking part!
We’d like to thank Rennie Welch for their sponsorship of this virtual event. We look forward to their continued involvement and your continued support next year, when we will meet again on Holy Island in 2021.
Finally, please note, that we assume that some level of social distancing guidance will still be in place in the time of the event, and therefore ask that you organise your walk in accordance with government advice on social distancing.
For more information about the Holy Island Forget Me Not Walk, please feel free to contact us via email@example.com or on 0808 169 5155.
Neil possesses far too many talents than is decent for one man; archaeologist, historian, gifted speaker and television presenter and a writer, all mixed with a self-deprecating sense of humour. But a philosopher? Who knew?
Neil obviously, because in this superb account, packed with insights triggered by the likes of stone circles, cave paintings, rituals in Southern India, the footprints of some of our earliest ancestors found preserved in Tanzania and much else, he weaves a remarkable narrative.
The Pillars of the Earth, the story of the building of a medieval cathedral, is simply a magnificent historical novel. Filled with fascinating detail but animated by brilliant characters and a riveting plot, it is nothing less than a masterpiece.
The Evening and the Morning is a prequel. Set in 997, it prepares the ground for and ends when The Pillars of the Earth begins. Only twenty-seven when he had his first bestseller, The Eye of the Needle, Ken is now one of the world’s most successful novelists and has sold 170 million copies of his books worldwide.
Join us live on the battlefield as we mark 275 years to the day since the Battle of Prestonpans. At the conclusion of a weekend of activities, this commemoration is the opportunity to remember and reflect, and to honour those who fell in the conflicts of the past.
We are requesting all who wish to join us for the commemoration to do so ONLINE, live on our Facebook page. This is due to the current coronavirus restrictions.
Glasgow School of Art was the cradle of the Glasgow Style, where students like Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret Macdonald met….
Margaret MacDonald :’The May Queen’ 1900
In this talk, Prof. Maria Chester will explore step by step how the Glasgow Style was born in the fabulous ( now burned down) Glasgow School of Art & Architecture, directed by the incredible Francis Newbery, a man ahead of his time. It will be an exciting journey back to the end of the19th century in Glasgow. Margaret and Frances MacDonald were students at the School during the daytime while Rennie Mackintosh and Herbert MacNair – both working as architects during the day – attended evening classes there. They started to show their work together and with other young students called themselves “The Immortals”. Maria will explain the heavy influence of Art Nouveau, Symbolism and Secessionism in the style of the Mackintoshes. Their work became extremely influential and collectible later in the 20th century, but in their lifetimes these artists had to endure extremely difficult situations and died in poverty.
BEA in partnership with Berwick Visual Arts has prepared a series of lectures, tours and art workshops planned to support ‘The Glasgow Boys and Girls’ exhibition
at the Granary Gallery, Berwick, which we now hope will open in September 2020.
Lectures will be delivered via Zoom. If you haven’t used Zoom before, please go to www.zoom.us and look at the tutorials. Once you have booked, you will receive a confirmatory email from Eventbrite, including a link to the Zoom invitation . If you can’t find the invitation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The achievement of happiness does not lie in finding the latest thing, the newest gadget or what other people say is the best yet. As with her writing, simplicity is the key and in A Year of Living Simply, she relates how she decluttered her life and found a
clear path to contentment. Her days, much less crowded, are not about the ceaseless acquisition of stuff, but are about rediscovering a sense of achievement, what makes a person happy and what gets you genuinely excited.
Join us on this journey to #ZeroWasteUoE by learning about reducing what we use, reusing what we have, recycling what we can’t reuse.
In combatting the climate emergency, resource efficiency and waste reduction are more important than ever. Discarding the ‘take-make-dispose’ linear economy is a no brainer – but how do we break the chain? What role does the individual play in transitioning to a more sustainable and regenerative economic model, and what are some changes you can make on the journey to zero waste living? Join us for a panel discussion on circular economy, the ‘make-use-remake’ approach to resource use that encourages the reuse of materials for as long as possible.
This event will feature key speakers and end with a step by step workshop on how to make a no-sew tote bag from a t-shirt. If you’d like to follow along in the workshop, make sure you’ve got a pre-loved t-shirt handy.
– Laura Young, Alumni and Less Waste Laura
– Kaela Albert, International Students Representative for the African Caribbean Society
– Billie Dunleviewood, SHRUB coop
Something you want to know more about? Post your questions on social media using this hashtag #ZeroWasteUoE and tag us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. This event will be recorded and shared on social media afterwards.
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