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29.10.2014 An invitation to the Field Of War this weekend.

Our very own Rob Brook, recording technician for St Mary's group, has invited us all to an evening of music, songs, poetry, and drama at the Littleport Village Hall.   Rob has a leading role in Field Of War, which will run on the 1st and 2nd of November....

Our very own Rob Brook, recording technician for St Mary's group, has invited us all to an evening of music, songs, poetry, and drama at the Littleport Village Hall.
 
Rob has a leading role in Field Of War, which will run on the 1st and 2nd of November. He assures us that the show will be a very memorable experience, and we should be prepared to be moved to tears!
 
The play is part of the Littleport Festival Fourteen, a week of free events to commemorate the outbreak of WWI.

Showing times
1st Nov - 7.30 pm
2nd Nov - 2 pm and 7:30 pm
 
Admission is free.
 
For tickets and more details contact: thefieldtheatregroup@hotmail.com


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21.10.2014 Fenprobe TN awarded £500 grant

The City of Ely Council has responded to our request for funding, by awarding Fenprobe TN a £500.00 grant.

Once again, the City of Ely Council has responded to our request for funding, by awarding Fenprobe TN a £500.00 grant. This will meet the major part of our annual studio rent.

The Chairman and committee, on behalf of our listeners, are very grateful for the Council's further support and appreciation of the service we give to blind and partially sighted people in East Cambridgeshire.
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30.06.2014 Joan Saberton Donation Gratefully Received

We have received from the family and friends of Mrs. Joan Saberton, a cheque for £267.00, donated in her memory.  This is a truly wonderful gift from a listener who so enjoyed receiving the Fenprobe news each week that her daughter, Mrs. Cynthia Parsons,  arranged two...

We have received from the family and friends of Mrs. Joan Saberton, a cheque for £267.00, donated in her memory.  This is a truly wonderful gift from a listener who so enjoyed receiving the Fenprobe news each week that her daughter, Mrs. Cynthia Parsons,  arranged two fishing matches to raise funds for us in her lifetime and now we have this last "thank you" and we are, in return, most grateful.Joan was an amazingly feisty lady. Last year when I met her, she recalled the previous year's Jubilee celebrations.  Her house won the village best decorated Jubilee contest.  Then in her 97th year, she leapt to her feet and holding her still decorated red, white and blue stick aloft, she sang "Here we go, here go, here we go", a wonderful moment which I wished I had captured on film.  She lived a fulfilling life and we know her family and friends will miss her very much.
 
As a charity, which only exists with the help of grants and listener donations, all our listeners to the news have the opportunity to make sure that other blind and partially sighted people will continue to benefit from the Fenprobe service.  When the time comes, we would so appreciate being remembered in your will.  It would be a lifeline for a lifeline, as Fenprobe is so often described. 



Janet Smith
Secretary
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In Memoriam, Maurice Hobbs 12.06.2014 In Memoriam, Maurice Hobbs

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Maurice Hobbs, our first President.  A founder member, together with his wife Joyce, Maurice was elected in 1978 to inspire and direct the fledgling committee. In 1981, Maurice was...

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Maurice Hobbs, our first President. 

A founder member, together with his wife Joyce, Maurice was elected in 1978 to inspire and direct the fledgling committee. In 1981, Maurice was elected Mayor of Ely and made Fenprobe the recipient of that year's Mayor's Fund. This gave Fenprobe finances and public profile a terrific boost and our future was given the security it needed.

Maurice and Joyce were also readers and prolific fund raisers over the years. Our gratitude to them both is immeasurable. Maurice was a fantastic President, always ready with help and guidance.  Unfailingly courteous and very sociable, he worked for Fenprobe until 2001, when his son, Cllr. Richard Hobbs, was elected to carry on what was becoming a family tradition.
Our thoughts are with Richard and Pat and their children and grandchildren.  

Funeral arrangements will appear in the press and on our weekly recorded news.

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12.06.2014 Alma Jefferson Has Passed Away

We are sorry to report the death of Alma Jefferson this week.  Alma joined us as a reader with the Pilgrim Group in the late 1990's and remained as a valued and consistent member of Bill's group until 2012, when she resigned because of failing health.  She...

We are sorry to report the death of Alma Jefferson this week. 

Alma joined us as a reader with the Pilgrim Group in the late 1990's and remained as a valued and consistent member of Bill's group until 2012, when she resigned because of failing health. 

She will be remembered with affection for her humour and goodwill. Our thoughts are with Gordon and the family. 

The funeral is on Tuesday, 24 June at the Salvation Army, City Road, Littleport, Ely CB6 1NG at 2 p.m.
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