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 The Guide 19th - 25th August 2019


Children’s Bereavement Services Available Locally Now

Although it is a natural part of life the loss of someone close can be a distressing time, especially for children and young people. The Children’s Bereavement Centre offers support for bereavement and pre-bereavement to those affected by the terminal illness of a loved one. Their services are provided free of charge and are open to children and youngsters aged from 3-18 years old and their close family members. They can offer one to one support and counselling, face to face and telephone advice, group therapy sessions and lots more. You can self refer or be referred by other healthcare professionals / organisations. For further advice and information on the services available and details of how to get help please visit the Children’s Bereavement Centre website at or call 01636 551739.


Charity Swimathon – Participants Needed

Do you fancy raising some money for a charity, good cause or your local sports club as well as the Mansfield Rotary Club? Well now is your chance! On October 12th & 13th there will be a charity swimathon taking place at Watermeadows in Mansfield. Participants are asked to get people to sponsor them for the number of lengths they swim, their total sponsor money is then split with half going to the Mansfield Rotary Club and the other half can go to a charity, good cause or sports club of their choice. Local Paralympic swimming stars Sam Hynd, Charlotte Henshaw and Elliot Clogg will be there over the 2 days along with some of the Stags players and staff (where available). So, if you fancy having a go why not apply now by visiting


Fundraising Pub Quiz & Charity Night

On Wednesday 21st August from 6pm – 10pm there is a fundraising pub quiz and charity night happening at The Swan public house on Church Street in Mansfield. All funds are being raised in aid of Rhubarb Farm and the event has been organised by local NCS students. It is only £1 per person to enter the quiz and everyone is invited to join in the fundraising fun!


Vintage Tractor And Engine Working Weekend & Show

From Saturday 24th – Monday 26th August the Nottinghamshire Group of the National Vintage Tractor & Engine Club are holding their annual working weekend and show. This year’s event is happening near Haughton Hall Farm in Retford (DN22 8DG). It’s a fantastic opportunity to spend a day in the countryside with family and friends to celebrate our rural heritage. Highlights of the weekend include an auction, an open air church service, Creswell Colliery Band, vintage ploughing match and a vintage tractor road run. On top of that there will be children’s activities, working demonstrations, food and refreshments plus lots more. Admission is £4 adults, £3 concessions and children under 16 are admitted for free. Everyone is invited to go along. For further details please visit their website at or see their Facebook page, just search for Notts NVTEC Working Weekend.


Party In The Square

On Sunday 25th August from 2pm – 7.30pm Party In The Square is happening in Retford Market Square, it’s the first free music event organised by North Notts Bid. Performances will include local band The Bowkers, former X Factor contestant Jake Quickenden, tribute acts to Little Mix and Freddy Mercury plus lots more to keep you entertained throughout the event. There will also be various food and refreshment stalls. So, why not take along your own deckchair and join in the fun of this fantastic afternoon of entertainment. Everyone is invited to go along to this free event!!


Sutton Rambling Club – Why Not Join Them For A Walk??

On Sunday 25th August the Sutton Rambling Club will be walking in and around area known as The Roaches in the Peak District. It promises to be a great walk in fantastic company, what more could you ask for?? As always there will be a coach available to take walkers to and from the walk, it picks up at The Staff of Life public house in Sutton in Ashfield at 9.15am followed by a pick up on Stockwell Gate in Mansfield at 9.30am. For further details on this walk or future planned walks please either visit their website at or call Alan on 01773 710242.   


England Specials End Of Summer Fundraiser

The England Specials are a sports team made up of local youngsters with Down Syndrome and learning disabilities of various kinds and on Friday 30th August from 8pm – late they are holding their end of summer fundraiser at The Towers on Botany Avenue in Mansfield. There will be a disco and buffet and everyone is invited to go along. All tickets are £10 each, to book please contact Liz on 07817 578671 or Penny on 07810 300726. All funds raised will go back into supporting the team in their future endeavours. Please go along and show your support.      


Fundraising Table Top Sale & Dementia Awareness Day

On Saturday 31st August the Forget Me Not Dementia Support Group are holding a fundraising table top sale and awareness day at The Hive in The Four Seasons Shopping Centre in Mansfield. You can drop by and get information on their friendly meetings for people with memory problems as well as their family and friends. They can also offer some brilliant advice and tips on helping you with your memory problems. Why not call by and support them if you can? You can help this great local charity to continue providing their vital support in our local area. 


Family Fun Day

On Sunday 1st September from 10am – 4pm the Bilsthorpe branch of The Royal British Legion are holding a family fun day on the Welfare sports fields on Eakring Road in Bilsthorpe. There will be all kinds of family fun and entertainment throughout the day including 1940’s ambulances, the fire museum team and possibly a current fire engine, a brass band, bouncy castle, a fully licensed bar, archery, various food and refreshment stalls and there will even be a fly past by a magnificent spitfire! It’s a fantastic family day out for all ages to enjoy. Entry is free and parking is available. All funds raised will go to the Royal British Legion. Everyone is welcome to go along.  


Jobs Fair

On Wednesday 4th September from 10am – 3pm there is a Jobs Fair happening at Futures Training Centre on West Gate in Mansfield. The jobs fair has been organised by both Futures For Business and Dalmatian Systems. It’s free to go along to and everyone is invited, whether it’s a new job or career that you are looking for or a change of direction, the teams there on the day can help you with it all. The Dalmatian team will also be on hand to help with putting together your CV, what more could you need? Please note, spaces are limited so why not book yours now and make the first steps towards your new future, just call Futures on 01623 424760 or for any further details please call Katie Trinder at Dalmatian Systems on 01623 287880.   


Fundraising Night

On the evening of Monday 9th September Keith & Sylvia Johnson are inviting people to join them at the Naaz Indian restaurant in Mansfield Woodhouse as part of their fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support. The main part of their fundraising this year is taking part in the Paris-Biarritz Veteran Car Rally in their 1964 Daimler in September but they wanted to raise as much as possible for Macmillan so they are holding this fundraising night too. The menu on the night will feature many special dishes; it will not be the standard menu. There will also be a fundraising competition with various prizes and the evening will have a distinct 1960’s motoring theme. Everyone is invited to join them, it’s only £20 per person! You can book your places now by calling Keith and Sylvia on 07774 637703 or email     


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