New Milton Town Council support Rotary Club of... - Goff Beck October 11, 2010

New Milton Town Council support Rotary Club of New Milton and Purple Crocus Day

I had the great privilege of assisting with the planting of  5000 bulbs in south facing bank of the New Milton Recreation Ground  adjacent to the War Memorial.  The planting is New Milton Rotary Club’s contribution to End Polio Now /  Thanks for Life Day  which is on 23 February 2011.  Rotarian Mary Pye has worked very hard arranging the planting and hopefully the blooming around February 2011.

The aim is to raise public awareness that Rotary has almost achieved its target to eradicate Polio worldwide and in this is being supported by the Bill Gates Foundation to promote and celebrate this event , Rotary is flooding the country with millions of Purple Crocus  planting now in September to flower around this date in February.

Why Purple? It is the tiny purple dab of colour on a child’s little finger that indicates the child has been inoculated against the deadly virus. Purple Pinkie Power has helped save the lives of millions of children across the world.

New Milton Town Council has given the project great support and will enhance the design by planting daffodils as a backdrop. The Council supported the planting; New Milton Rotary President John Witt and President Elect Mary Pye , and school children from New Milton Infant School were present on Monday 27th September and were pictured planting some of the bulbs at the site. Teresa , the deputy head of the school and parents were present.

Again New Milton Infant School pupils will feature as the crocus flower in  February 2011. A town centre collection by Rotarians in aid of End Polio Now campaign will take place at the same time Rotary signs will be erected where the bulbs are planted. A Thanks for Life Day on 23 February will enhance Rotary’s campaign.”

Mayor’s charity coffee morning October 8, 2010

Mayor’s charity coffee morning

New Milton Town Mayor, Cllr Mrs Janette Duke was in attendance at the charity coffee morning in Station Road on Wednesday September 22nd. The charity event was to raise money and awareness for Macmillan Cancer Support. Janette blogs to let us know how it went:

The coffee morning as part of the Macmillan Cancer’s ‘Biggest Coffee Morning in the World’ event was very well supported by the community of New Milton.

My thanks have to go especially to Doris Stanley and Rose Jones from St Mary Magdalene Church for their efforts making tea and coffee and selling cakes. I am also grateful to Bernie Day for her help attracting shoppers in the market to our stall.   Both Tesco and Morrisons supported the event and our local MP, Desmond Swayne, dropped by to enjoy coffee and cake.

I was overwhelmed by both the quality and quantity of cakes donated by Bashley WI, The Rectory Quilters and Age Concern (New Milton).  Following the Community Picnic in the summer we are now able to tap into a wealth of talent and support for events such as these.

A huge debt of gratitude to those who donated, assisted and supported this event and a final total of £225 was raised which is now being sent to Macmillan Cancer.

Catch up on Summer events in New Milton with our... October 1, 2010

Catch up on Summer events in New Milton with our latest Newsletter

The New Milton Town Council newsletter for the Summer 2010 can now be downloaded online. The newsletter is jam packed with news about what’s been happening in New Milton this Summer, including the community picnic, Alworths and Morrisons openings, Mayoral news, BMX competition and more. The newsletter is available electronically and can be downloaded from our newsletter page. If you have any comments on the newsletter please let us know by email, or you can tweet us on Twitter!

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