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Rosedale Community News

Welcome to the Rosedale blog. This is where we share news and information about events in Rosedale and the wider community throughout the year. You’ll also find news about the village timetable, our micro enterprises, school events, clubs, and lively socials.

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Rosedale Basketball Star

Finlay Gillies, a pupil at Ryedale School, has been selected for the England Under 15 Basketball Team and will be travelling to Paris on Thursday 18 April to win his first cap for his country playing in the Lion’s Cup.

Finlay sporting his brand new England Basketball shirt.

Finlay will be accompanied on the six day trip by his proud parents, Stephen and Kate – we wish them all the best of luck on and off the court!

Unicorn Centre Coffee Morning – 6 April 2019

The coffee morning held in the Coach House Inn, Rosedale Abbey, on Saturday 6 April raised the excellent sum of £310 for the Unicorn Centre/Riding for The Disabled:

Outlining the work of the Unicorn Centre

The usual thanks go to all who contributed raffle prizes, to Margaret, Carol and Janet for organising the raffle and to Dave and Ali at the Coach House for the ever generous hosting of these popular local events.

The next Coffee Morning will be on Saturday 4 May from 10.00 to 12.00am in support of Marie Curie Cancer Carers – please come along to enjoy the company and support a very good cause.

Rosedale Wedding Dress Festival on Radio York – 3 April

On BBC Radio York at around 8.00pm on Wednesday 3 April on the programme ‘God’s Own Countyfile’ David Haddon-Reece and Linda Blackburne will be interviewed about our forthcoming Wedding Dress Festival which will take place in the church from Saturday 25 May to Sunday 2 June in order to raise more badly needed funds for the church repair project.

More details about the festival itself will be published shortly – watch this space!

Our ring ouzels are back

Two male ring ouzels were back up on the moor on the east side on 21 March. Always a pleasure to see the first ones return from winter migration. We are very lucky to still have this upland bird which is in serious decline in the UK. Updale Natural History Recorder

Hospices UK Cheese and Wine Party – 22 March 2019

Craig and Helen hosted a fund raising cheese and wine party at the Abbey Stores on Friday evening in aid of Hospices UK. Enjoyable wines and cheeses from around the world and a very tempting raffle helped raise the magnificent total of £810.50.

Helen, James, Nicola and Craig in full flow with the raffle.

Helen and Nicola have set themselves a target of £4500 and are planning a number of other fund raising events in the next twelvemonth, including an arduous Arctic challenge in January 2020 when they will travel to northern Finland to take part in snowshoe treks, cross-country skiing and dog sledding, all in expected minus 30c temperatures!

For further details call Craig and Helen on 01751 417475.

Yorkshire Cancer Research Coffee Morning – 2 March 2019

The coffee morning on Saturday 2 March raised the excellent sum of £406 in support of Yorkshire Cancer Research.

Waiting for the raffle.

Thanks to Jim and Sue for organising the event, also to all who donated raffle prizes and cakes for the sale and to Ali at the Coach House and to Margaret, Carol and Janet for setting up the raffle.

Dates for coffee mornings for the rest of the year are (all on Saturdays, 1000 to 1200am):

7 April – Riding For The Disabled, The Unicorn Centre

4 May – Marie Curie Care

1 June – Guide Dogs for The Blind

6 July – Hartoft Chapel

3 August – British Heart Foundation

7 September – Rosedale Reading Room

5 October – Rosedale History Society

2 November – WI & Christmas Fayre

7 December – Rosedale Community Fund

They’re Back!

Darren and James are back in business after their short winter break with the ever popular Graze on the Green having opened on Saturday 9 February.

Customers enjoying the benefit of a smart new wood burning stove.

Winter opening hours are – Monday and Tuesday: closed, Wednesday to Friday: 10.00am to 5.00pm, Saturday and Sunday: 09.00am to 5.00pm.

So forget all those tiresome New Year resolutions and get stuck into some delicious nosh!