Running for REACH

Can you believe more than a year has passed since Sarah Cobb joined the Girls Around Town to talk about the first ever Santa Run in aid of local charity Reach?

The good news is the event was so successful it’s back again soon – and Sarah’s back too, in the studio next weekend with all the details you need to know about this very festive fundraiser!

But before she turns your attention to the second Santa Run that’s coming up on Sunday 1 Decembershe’ll be casting her mind back to 2018, updating June and Rachel on how things went when runners of all ages and abilities joined in the fun at Newark‘s Sconce & Devon Park

Hopefully what she has to say will fire you with enthusiasm to get involved in this year’s event and run, jog or walk round the two mile course to help raise much-needed funds for Reach.

The run starts at 11am and there’s a mince pie, a medal and a free Santa suit or hat for all the participants. And if you accessorise your outfit, you could be in with a chance to win a prize in one of three categories, for the best adult’s fancy dress, best child’s fancy dress and best dog’s fancy dress!

Places are limited so you need to register soon – check out all the details of this family-friendly event online here and make sure you act fast to take advantage of the Early Bird prices which are available until 11pm on Thursday 31 October.

And don’t forget to tune in to 107.8FM or listen online between 10am and 12 noon next Sunday for more information about the event and about the work Reach does to support over 200 adults with learning disabilities in Nottinghamshire.

Run for Reach this Christmas

Is it too soon to be talking about Christmas? Well, the Girls Around Town certainly don’t think so – they’ve already started their shopping!

And on next week’s show they’ll be sharing news of an event taking place in the run up to the festive season when June and Rachel are joined in the studio just after 10am by Sarah Cobb, the fundraising officer for local charity Reach

Their first Santa Run will be held at Sconce & Devon Park in Newark on Sunday 9 December, starting at 11am, and if you’re quick off the mark there’s still time to take advantage of the Early Bird Price to join in the fun.

Jog, walk or run round the two mile course and help to raise much-needed funds for Reach. Everyone taking part will receive a mince pie, a medal and a free Santa suit – what’s more, if you accessorise your outfit you could be in with a chance of winning a prize in one of the three categories, for the best fancy dress adult, best fancy dress child or best fancy dress dog!

Register before 11pm on Thursday 27 September and you’ll pay the Early Bird Price of £10 for adults and £5 for children aged 15 and under (standard entry fees from Friday 28 September are £12 and £6.50). In addition, all you’re asked to do is raise a minimum of £10 per person in sponsorship to help Reach raise as much as possible from this family-friendly event.

Full details and registration forms can be found online here – and remember to tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday for more information about the event and about the work Reach does to support over 200 adults with learning disabilities in Nottinghamshire.

A tasty tale

tasty-tale-heroHere’s something for anyone with kids aged seven and over – a very special show that’s coming to your local library next month…

Written by Noel Greig and packed with plenty of music, laughter and scary bits, A Tasty Tale is an exciting re-working of the much-loved fairy story, Hansel and Gretel.

Two hungry children abandoned in the woods. A delicious house made of gingerbread. Hansel is not as brave as he boasts he is. Gretel is bolder than she thought she could be. The witch has a scheme that doesn’t quite work out. And the duck learns just how wise he can be…

You’ll find performances at

  • Mansfield Central Library (01623 651337) at 2pm on Saturday 5 December
  • Newark Library (01636 703966) at 11am on Saturday 12 December
  • Beeston Library (0115 9255168) at 4.30pm on Saturday 12 December
  • Workop Library (01909 535353) at 11.30am on Sunday 13 December

Tickets for library members are £2 for children and free for accompanying adults (£4 each for children and adults who are non-library members). Advance booking is essential – call or visit the library (each library only stocks tickets or its own date/venue) or book online.