Show your local market a little love this Sunday

Looking for a way to spend an hour or two this Sunday?

Well, from 10am to 12 noon you’ll be listening to your favourite weekend show on Radio Newark of course.

But afterwards you’ll have plenty of time to head over to Newark town centre to browse among the stalls of this month’s Artisan, Pre-loved and Eco Market, which will be open from 9am to 3pm

And if you’re tuned in to Girls Around Town first, you’ll have a good idea of what to expect thanks to this week’s guest who’ll be chatting to June about just that!

Ian Harrison will be on the phone to the studio in the second hour of the show to report on the first market in the series, which took place on Sunday 25 April.

He’ll have details too of some of the different things on offer this weekend – set in one of the oldest and most attractive market places in the whole of the UK, you’ll find a range of artisan traders, entertainment and food along with vintage finds and unique quirky crafts.

Make sure you’re listening online or tuned to 107.8FM from 11.10am to hear what Ian has to say before you wander into town to take a look for yourself.

Who knows, you might even be able to start your Christmas shopping early – that’s June’s plan anyway!

Unlocking the power of reading

Not one but two guests on Girls Around Town this weekend – and for a change, they’re both men!!

On the phone to the studio, Ian Merrill and Graham Keal will be talking about the work done by Shannon Trust, a national charity that supports thousands of prisoners across the UK every year, transforming their lives by unlocking the power of reading.

First up at 10.20am it’s Ian, the charity’s chief executive since October 2020, who will be telling June when and why the charity was set up and explaining the ways in which it achieves its aims.

Then just after 11.20am it’s the turn of Newark-based Graham, one of the trust’s volunteers, who’ll be describing just what his own role involves.

Some 50 per cent of people that end up in prison either can’t read or struggle to do so, meaning their life chances are limited from the word go.

With the help of its volunteers, Shannon Trust inspires and trains prisoners who can read – known as mentors – to teach those who can’t so they’re better set up for a positive future.

For them, learning to read is so much more than just stories – it will completely transform their lives, giving them the ability to engage in life-changing opportunities through education and training and, equally importantly, helping them maintain relationships with their families and friends, which reduces rates of re-offending.

Make sure you’re tuned to 107.8FM or listening online throughout the show this Sunday to hear what Ian and Graham have to say…

And find out how Shannon Trust’s Turning Pages reading programme, created by literacy specialists, has been used by over 6,000 adult learners since its launch in June 2015

Because health is the real wealth…

It was Mahatma Ghandi who said

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver

And someone who definitely agrees with those words is Calverton-based fitness coach Julie Rose, who joins June on Girls Around Town this Sunday.

Julie will be on the phone to the studio in the second hour of the show to describe how the personal training sessions, classes and courses offered by Rosefit help people achieve their fitness goals…

Not just through exercise but through healthy eating too!

After several months running the sessions online, as restrictions continue to ease she’s looking forward to getting back to face-to-face training with clients both old and new – whether they’ve been thinking about starting a fitness regime and need a place to begin or they’re seasoned exercisers who want to give something new a try,

On the healthy eating side, if like June you’re a bit of a list-maker you’ll find what Julie has to say about meal planning particularly interesting too.

Every Sunday morning without fail (except this Sunday of course, when she’ll be too busy chatting to June and will have to postpone it till later in the day!) she gets to work picking and prepping her evening meals for the coming week.

Make sure you’re tuned to 107.8FM or listening online from just after 11.10am when she’ll be sharing her top tips for what she calls Food Prep Sunday, along with a couple of changes you can make to what you eat that will help you get back in shape. Just easy tweaks, nothing too dramatic…

As Julie says, remember that small hinges swing BIG doors!!