From crafts to curling – and even a little bit of karaoke!

What’s the connection between regular craft classes held at a church here in Newark, a recent fundraising event opened by the Town Mayor and a letter from Buckingham Palace no less?

At least two people know the answer – June herself of course and Carolyn Brocklebank, her next guest on Girls Around Town

And they’ll be live on air in the second hour of this Sunday‘s show to fill you all in!

A former teacher, Carolyn is a Trustee for Newark MENCAP who volunteers at the meetings of a group of special needs adults called The Avenue, based at the Congregational Church on Hatton Gardens.

On the programme every week, members take part in a whole range of activities including dancing, singing, karaoke, health, well being and curling, along with the different crafts they get to try with Carolyn herself.

Late last month, the group hosted an event featuring tea, coffee and cakes, games and tombola which aimed at raising funds to take its clients out to TWINLAKES Theme Park for the day.

Carolyn will have an update on the event itself, along with details of how the fundraising went and why this planned outing – the first the group’s members will be able to enjoy since before the start of Covid restrictions – is so important to everyone involved.

Last but by no means least, she’ll be answering the final bit of that question above – just where does a letter from Buckingham Palace come in?

It was received in response to a special project they did to celebrate the recent Platinum Jubilee but if you want to know more, you’ll need to Put On Your Sunday Best on 107.8FM, on the free apps, on Alexa or online between 10am and 12 noon to find out all about it from Carolyn…

Suffice to say, it’s already been framed and not surprisingly now has pride of place in their meeting room!

Five Fs for joy

There was no Girls Around Town last Sunday morning of course but don’t worry – June‘s back behind the mic from 10am till 12 noon this weekend…

And on the other side of the desk in the second hour of the show, wellbeing guru Rosalyn Palmer will be back too, with her top tips on how to check whether you’re living a whole and balanced life.

Her advice on how to do just that, shared in a recent article online, is to think about the fingers of one hand. Five fingers of course, so you always need 5Fs for joy – although, as you’ll discover when you’re listening in, there’s a sixth one added to the list as well!

Take a little time every day to tick the foundational five categories off easily with each finger, asking yourself as you do

  • What will I do today to build my FAITH in myself or something beyond me?
  • What actions will I take to be FIT in body and mind, even for 10 minutes?
  • How can I connect with my FAMILY OR FRIENDS today?
  • How can I allow the FLOW of energy that is money and reward to flow to me?
  • How can I have FUN today?

If you’re too busy to Put On Your Sunday Best this week, you’ll find Ros’s full article at Brainz Magazine here.

But better yet, make sure you’re tuned to 107.8FM or listening on the apps, on Alexa or online from just after 11am

When she’ll be sharing not only those five top tips but that sixth one too!

What really gets your goat?

If you’re anything like June, at least once a week you’re probably pretty irritated by something you’ve seen, read or heard and you’re having a good old moan about it, either privately or publicly.

Well, here’s your chance to get it off your chest on Girls Around Town!

Starting in a couple of weeks’ time, June will be sharing some of her own bugbears on the show…

And inviting guests and listeners to do the same in a brand new regular spot called Let’s get ready to grumble!

Forget all the obvious ones at the moment – rising energy prices, the current cost of petrol, delayed or cancelled flights and the like – she’ll be looking for suggestions a bit more quirky or comical to add a little extra lightheartedness to Sunday mornings.

Details of how to have your say about what it is that gets your goat will be on the Girls Around Town Facebook and Instagram pages shortly – keep an eye out for the posts, make sure you get in touch to tell June about your grumbles…

And don’t forget to Put On Your Sunday Best between 10am and 12 noon every weekend to hear some of the best ones being shared!