Pampered to perfection

We all deserve a little bit of ‘me’ time occasionally, don’t we?

And if it comes with shopping and a glass of Pimms too – well, what’s not to love?

When Emma Mayle mentioned an evening with all this and more coming up in Balderton during her interview on the show a couple of weeks ago, June and Rachel immediately spotted a chance for a fun night out.

Not surprisingly, Rosalyn was quick to agree – so it’s Girls Around Town On Tour on Friday 29 March

The Pimms, Shopping and Pamper Evening takes place from 7pm to 9.30pm in St Giles Church Hall (opposite Chesters pub for those of you not too familiar with Balderton) and tickets are just £5 each, with a glass of Pimms included in the price.

But you’ll have to get your skates on if you haven’t got yours yet – advance booking is essential and the deadline is Wednesday 27 March.

With Mothering Sunday and Easter just around the corner, you’ll find plenty of ideas for gifts and treats among the stands with fresh flowers, dream catchers, jewellery and paintings just a few of the goodies on offer.

Add bouquets of sweets from Simply Sweet, garden ornaments, children’s books, music from Adele Woodsford Priestley, a fashion show courtesy of Rocket Retro and a raffle to the mix and it’s safe to say there’ll be something for everyone…

From a pampering perspective, how about a mini manicure, a mini head massage or a chance to check you’re wearing the right size bra and browse through the lovely lingerie sold by Janice Holmes, another recent GAT guest?

All proceeds from the evening will be divided equally between Newark‘s Beaumond House Hospice, St Alice Hospice in Esher and Cancer Research UK. So call or text Lorraine West on 07707 524998 by next Wednesday to get your tickets and support these good causes while having an equally good time.

Oh and there’ll be cake too – in fact, rumour has it there might even be Pimms cupcakes! Need we say more?

Chasing the rainbow!

chase the rainbow 2If you fancy putting the fun into fundraising this summer, why not join Beaumond House and take part in the most colourful 5k ever?

Their Chase The Rainbow 5k takes place  at Newark Showground on Wednesday 15 June. It’s open to anyone aged 5 and over but it isn’t a race so you don’t have to run…

You’ll be crossing the finishing line through a cloud of colourful, environmentally-friendly powder paint and there’s even a fun paint fight too!

Check in and registration will be open from 5.30pm and you’ll be under starter’s orders at 7pm. Entry prices are £15 for adults, £5 for children and £35 for families (2 adults and 2 under 16s), with a pair of sunglasses, a bottle of water and a medal included as part of the entry fee.

Register for your place here – there’s a 10 per cent Early Bird discount if you get your entry in before Saturday 30 April and a discount is also available for groups of 10 or more – call 01636 610556 to make a group booking.

A very fashionable fundraiser

jane young fashion showIt’s time to start thinking about shopping for spring and summer outfits so, if you’re looking for ideas, here’s an event that will give you plenty!

On Monday 4 April, Ann et Vin will be hosting the Jane Young Charity Fashion Show, with proceeds going to Beaumond House Community Hospice.

Enjoy a drink and some cake as the latest collections are modelled in the Courtyard Wine Bar and Wine Shop on Castlegate in Newark. Whether you’re planning ahead for a spring wedding, thinking about a summer holiday or just want to add a little extra something to your existing wardrobe, you’re sure to find inspiration here…

Choose from two separate shows

  • 11am with coffee and cake
  • 2pm with tea and cake

Tickets are £15 each and available from Jane Young on Chain Lane – but places are limited to just 45 for each show, so don’t wait too long to call in and get yours!