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23.04.2014 Annual General Meeting

This year's AGM will be held on Tuesday, 29 April at 12 noon at the City of Ely Bowls Club, Nutholt Lane, Ely. As you know, this is situated near the Paradise Car Park and there is parking at the club. The Club is reached from Nutholt Lane by a small lane on the...

This year's AGM will be held on Tuesday, 29 April at 12 noon at the City of Ely Bowls Club, Nutholt Lane, Ely.


As you know, this is situated near the Paradise Car Park and there is parking at the club. The Club is reached from Nutholt Lane by a small lane on the left coming from the traffic lights, before you get to the conservatory premises.  It is also reached from the Paradise car park.

The Chairman and committee hope very much that you will be able to attend.  We have had a somewhat traumatic year, resolved, we think, with some success.  The Treasurer will be pleased to tell you we have had a very good year for donations.

The Ely Bowls Club have made us their Charity of the Year and we are inviting the Chairman of the Council and Mayor of the City of Ely, Councillor Elaine Griffin-Singh to attend.

We hope to see you there.

Janet M. T. Smith
Secretary

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Fenprobe's Brian Gowler receives award for giving his 75th pint of blood 01.04.2014 Fenprobe's Brian Gowler receives award for giving his 75th pint of blood

Brian Gowler, 60, received an award from NHS Blood and Transport for the milestone donation. Mr Gowler, who lives in Littleport with his wife, Annie, said: “I started giving blood around 25 years ago I suppose. “I might be...

Brian Gowler, 60, received an award from NHS Blood and Transport for the milestone donation.

Mr Gowler, who lives in Littleport with his wife, Annie, said: “I started giving blood around 25 years ago I suppose.

“I might be registered disabled but that can’t stop me from helping others and you get such a good feeling when you donate blood. I’d urge everyone to do it if they’re able to.”

Anyone aged between 17-65 and in general good health can potentially give blood. Call 0300 123 23 23 or visit www.blood.co.uk.

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In Memoriam, Tony May 06.01.2014 In Memoriam, Tony May

The President, Cllr. Richard Hobbs, Chairman, Bill Pickess and Committee would like to pay tribute to our Founder, Tony May, who died on 26th November aged 71. Everyone connected with Fenprobe, listeners and volunteers, owe much to the energy...

The President, Cllr. Richard Hobbs, Chairman, Bill Pickess and Committee would like to pay tribute to our Founder, Tony May, who died on 26th November aged 71.

Everyone connected with Fenprobe, listeners and volunteers, owe much to the energy and commitment of Tony and his wife Carol. Going blind in his early thirties, he founded Fenprobe Talking News in 1978. Bottles were placed all over Ely and villages, to be filled with loose change and the biggest was broken at the Red Lion at Stretham. Members of Ely's Campaign Theatre banded together to read the first news which went out in time for Christmas that year.

On the 19th December, thirty five years on, we will be reading the last news of 2013 and looking forward to 2014. I'm sure you will join us in sending our kindest thoughts and sympathy to Carol and their family.

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Rachel Legs It For Fenprobe 21.10.2013 Rachel Legs It For Fenprobe

When Rachel Legge's loved Grandad, Albert Turner, died last year, the family made a generous donation to Fenprobe funds.  But Rachel wanted to do something herself for the organisations who had helped both her Nanna and Grandad. She...

Rachel Legge running a marathon in memory of her grandfather.When Rachel Legge's loved Grandad, Albert Turner, died last year, the family made a generous donation to Fenprobe funds.  But Rachel wanted to do something herself for the organisations who had helped both her Nanna and Grandad. She decided to run a half marathon being held at St. Albans in June.


She said "I know my Grandad thoroughly enjoyed listening to the talking news service as he loved to keep up to date with the local news and always looked forward to receiving a new cassette in the post. It will be nice to donate to two charities (The Alzheimer's Society and Fenprobe TN), which i know helped both my Nanna and Grandad in their later lives."

Rachel successfully completed the half marathon and donated half her sponsorship, £130, to Fenprobe. This was kindly matched by her firm, so that Fenprobe benefitted by £260, which will contribute to the continuation of this valued service.

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29.05.2013 Recording Times from 1 June 2013

From 1 June 2013, we shall be recording in the evenings at Bedford House studio.  Administrative duties and magazine recordings may be done on Saturdays. 

From 1 June 2013, we shall be recording in the evenings at Bedford House studio.  Administrative duties and magazine recordings may be done on Saturdays. 
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