“The Night Before Christmas” – Wednesday 9th December 2015, 6.15 pm


The Night Before Christmas

Shaun Markey Florida Fundraiser

Queensbury Life Church are proud to present a Saltmine Theatre Company production of “The Night Before Christmas”.

The show is on Wednesday 9th December 6:15pm to (approx) 8pm.
Doors open at 5:45pm.

Tickets are now on general sale at Victoria Hall Swimming Pool reception at the following times ONLY:
Monday to Friday AFTER 3:30pm
Saturday/Sunday mornings.

Tickets cost £4 each or £12 for a family ticket (2 adults + 2 under 13’s)

All ticket receipts and proceeds will go to the Shaun Markey Florida Fund and further collections will be taken during the evening.

Join Saltmine Theatre Company as we weave the classic poem through this magical adventure as Christmas explodes into a little girl’s bedroom. Discover the wonderful truth of St Nicholas and the importance of giving and gratefulness this Christmas.

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse,
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there…

…But it’s the busiest night of the year and things have gone a bit awry; a dreaded illness is spreading across the globe threatening to wipe out Christmas altogether. St Nicholas is missing and the world will soon wake up and ask why there are no presents in their stockings. Is there a child who has the courage to help and strength to believe?

Bradford: £10k Green Grant Up For Grabs – Cllr Paul Cromie

Please find attached some information about the TD Green Streets

green grants programme

which is now open to communities in West Yorkshire to apply.

We would welcome an application from Bradford.
A £10,000 grant is up for grabs for a community in West Yorkshire to deliver local environmental improvements such as planting street trees, creating a community orchard or building a rain garden.
Please contact Hilary Wood at Red Rose Forest on (0161) 872 1660 for details about how to apply. Or email hilary@redroseforest.co.uk
The deadline for applications in January 8, 2016.
Thank you
Mark Lupton

Warm Homes Small Grants

Subject: WHHP Partnership – BDCF Small Grants Process

Dear All

The WHHP Partnership are once again supporting a a Warm Homes focused small grants process. As in previous years this will be administered through the Bradford District Community Fund. Full details of the fund and eligibility criteria can be found on the Leeds Community Foundation website via the BDCF webpage. The links below should take you to the appropriate web pages.

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Queensbury Tesco fundraising for Shaun gets off to a great start

Tesco fundraising for Shaun gets off to a great start.

Last weekend saw the first fundraising event which the Staff at Tesco in the village worked to raise funds for young Shaun Markey. They couldn’t have got off to a better start. Armed with collecting buckets, helped by an appearance by Mickey and Minnie Mouse, staff  were trying to cycle an equivalent distance to the distance from Queensbury to Florida; 4,235 miles. There were some monumental efforts on the bikes, including the equalling of a personal best for an hour in the saddle, by Store Manager Steve Dawson. He did 23 miles. Wow.

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Queensbury’s Tesco Store Helping Sean Markey

Staff at Queensbury’s Tesco store have agreed to help young Queensbury resident, (pictured below) Shaun Markey, who is been treated for a particularly nasty form of Leukaemia, realise his dream of meeting Mickey Mouse at Disneyland in Florida. Shaun, who still has just under 3 years of Chemotherapy left to face, really does want to meet his hero Mickey but his parents had to cancel their planned trip earlier this year when his condition, called Lymphoblastic Leukaemia, was first diagnosed.

The stores’ Community Champion, David Lightfoot, says “having lived through 6 months of Chemotherapy myself I know just how important it is to have a goal to focus on, a light at the end of a very dark tunnel so to say. In my case it was a promise of new Golf Clubs, with Shaun, aged 5, it is a trip to Florida”. Shaun’s parents and Grandmother have started fundraising and now Tesco have agreed to help with fundraising over the next quarter. To kick-start the project the staff are going to simulate a cycle ride to Florida, 4,235 miles, on an exercise bike in the foyer this weekend collecting donations as they do so.  They are also planning an Auction night in January and other “events” are also at the planning stage.

The Community Champion added that “they hadn’t set a target for the fundraising but wanted just to raise as much as possible for the chirpy little chap that Shaun is. In the past Queensbury people have shown to be very generous towards the different charities which Tesco are involved with and he hopes that this generosity continues this time for one of their own.”

Sean Markey