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Upper Thames Sailing Club Open Day, Coming Up Soon

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Bourne End Documentary Star In “The Road To Gymkhana” Which Premieres on 27th March

Adam Elder has cars in his blood or to be more exact….  fast cars. Growing up in Bourne End, many of us know Adam & would certainly agree he was born to do this.

You may have heard of drifting…. well Gymkhana GRiD involves a lot of “donuts”, tyre smoke & powerslides making it an exciting sport to follow so the documentary “The Road To Gymkhana”  which premieres on 27th March, could be an interesting film for you to watch. Four big names in the Gymkhana Grid world… Ken Block, Petter Solberg, Oliver Solberg & Shane Lynch (THE Shane Lynch of Boyzone), follow Adam & 5 other drivers during their everyday lives as well as their racing careers.  

The film highlights how young men who work fulltime in other industries, can race against the world’s best without coming from a wealthy & privileged  background.  The film crews followed Adam to work, to the garage where Tony Elder, his Dad helps with the mechanics & to his home, interviewing the family who have supported him in many different ways for the past 4 years.

The film details how with focus, determination & a lot of hard work, you can achieve success. It shows the difference between Adam who puts every spare minute & penny into working towards his success compared to young men who are on million pound budgets. Adam has managed to achieve a standard in 4 years that usually takes others 10 years. Adam said “I have to make great sacrifices in order to follow my dream but it’s all worth it although I couldn’t do it without the huge support I receive from my family & fiancé, Lindsay.”

In the days after the premiere he has been invited to appear on a radio show, photo shoots & there is a possible breakfast TV interview. Adam also has 2 businesses to help financially, he has a recovery vehicle & is on call for breakdowns & has just become a UK distributor for Zestino Tyres who are also one of his sponsors. Sponsors are incredibly hard to get but he has many including Competition Clutch, EBC Brakes, Everything Drift, Rock Tech Wrapping & Funk Motor Sport amongst others, not forgetting Bourne End Garages.

Competing in over 80 small races & 4 big events in-order to get this far, his first “big” event was Gymkhana Grid in Madrid, a European Event & more recently Gymkhana Grid in South Africa which was televised by Sky TV in December. When I asked what other racing interests him, he said he would love to compete in World Rally Cross events one day.

This all came about after a serious brush with the law over a driving incident made Adam stop & think about how he could channel his passion. After following another local man, Luke Woodham who Adam now often competes against, he realised this could be the ideal way to turn his passion into a legal career. Hard work & many of thousands of pounds later, here he is…. waiting to hear if he qualifies for the World Finals in South Africa later this year.

“The Road To Gymkhana” will become available shortly after the premiere on Amazon Prime. If you fancy watching Adam race, he will be competing in Coventry Motofest on 2nd & 3rd June 2018 taking place in Coventry city centre.

 

To follow Adam or if you are interested in Zestino Tyres you can contact him via his Facebook page.

Vote For Hannah & Buttons

Hannah Gates & Buttons live in High Wycombe & now they are travelling to Birmingham to participate in the Friends for Life final at Crufts. 

Hannah has battled a serious illness with Buttons by her side providing love & support. But that’s not all, Buttons is a rather clever little dog.

   

People can vote for the dog they want to win by visiting the Crufts website, with the victor receiving £5,000 from the Kennel Club Charitable Trust to donate to a dog charity of their choice and runners-up £1,000.

If Buttons is your 2018 Friends for Life winner – make sure you vote for her here: http://www.crufts.org.uk/ffl

First Mayor of High Wycombe was Rodger Outred in 1285

Did anyone see this in The Daily Mail Weekend Magazine? Lots of old photos from around the country changed into colour.

This is the newly installed Mayor of High Wycombe, William S Toms on 9th November 1932. High Wycombe has an unbroken line of mayors going back to Rodger Outred  in 1285. Until 1485 a mayor has held office for two to three years. Now he is elected annually.
On 30th June 1985, a procession took place to celebrate 700 years since the first Mayor of High Wycombe.

Photo courtesy of The Daily Mail

Did you know we have a 24 hour gym in Bourne End?

Aaron gym joint.pub revised

You can also follow Aaron on the Gym Joint Facebook page where he shares videos & lots of great information on nutrition. Don’t forget to mention you heard about it here at the “Bucks Village Journal”.

https://www.facebook.com/thegymjointbourneend/

Green Dragon Opening Night – Flackwell Heath

The Green Dragon is under new management & tonight is the grand opening. Kathryn & Laura will be welcoming you all with nibbles, fizz & live music by Close To The Coast.

 

Nudge them my way!

As much as I love producing the “Bucks Village Journal”, it does cost money to run & is funded by me, it also swallows up most of my spare time. Any money raised from advertising goes straight back into the website. So, if you know or hear of anyone who has news, stories, memories etc. to share or maybe interested in advertising on here, please nudge them in my direction.

You can contact me at bucksvillagejournal@btinternet.com

Thanks for all your support to date, it is greatly appreciated, Kaye.

 

Update on Recent U3A Meeting – Bourne End

An enthusiastic meeting in January attended by around 250 retired and semi-retired people voted to set up a new U3A (University of the Third Age) for Bourne End & District (including Flackwell Heath and Wooburn).

The inaugural meeting takes place on Tuesday March 27 when people are invited to join with others to set up interest groups. These might be theatre trips or German, walking or art, Mah Jong or history or dozens more options.

It takes place at 2pm at the Community Centre, Wakefield Road, Bourne End SL8 5SX.

Email: u3abourneend@gmail.com for more details.

 

 

…And The Winner of Our Baby Photo Competition is…..

Little Mia’s picture was entered by her Mummy, Holly Wade. Congratulations on winning with the most votes & receiving the prize of a traditional afternoon tea for two.

Thank you to all who entered the competition, all your baby & toddler pictures were gorgeous…..Keep your eyes peeled for the next competition coming up soon!

 

Alpha is coming to St. Paul’s

Alpha is coming to St. Paul’s………

What is Alpha?
It is a series of interactive sessions to discuss life and the Christian Faith in an informal, fun and friendly environment.

Who is Alpha for?
The sessions are suitable for new and mature Christians as well as those with no faith who are interested to learn more.

What can I expect?
A relaxed and friendly environment starting with refreshments, a video and then a discussion based around this.

When and where are St Paul’s holding Alpha?
Mondays from 19th February – 7.30-9.30pm.
Fridays from 23rd February – 9.30-11.30am, with activities and toys provided for children during the session.
All sessions will be in St Paul’s Church Hall.
You don’t need to be able to make every session to join us.

Interested but not sure if it’s for you?
Why not come along to our Fellowship Supper on Monday 19th February, 7.30pm or our Fellowship Breakfast on Friday 23rd February 9.30am?

During this session we’ll show you a video to explain more about Alpha and answer any questions you have.
Booking for this is essential, so that we can cater for everyone.

To book your place, please email events-stpauls@mail.com
We would also be happy to answer any questions about Alpha via our email address.
We hope to see you there,

from Martin, The Vicar and PCC at St. Paul’s

BECCMARK Newsletter January 2018

BECCMARK Newsletter

Hello from the BECCMARK team. Well, the first month of the year has now gone and we look forward to February. Although this can be another cold month there is hope on the horizon of better things to come. The bulbs in the garden are coming through at an alarming rate and we have a few things to look forward to. Firstly there is Shove Tuesday (13th). Pancakes traditionally eaten on this day normally make a change from the diet food that we have all put ourselves on in January! Although normally eaten with lemon and sugar you can also make them savoury with a lovely cheese sauce and if you want something special Owen will have just the cheese for you. Of course our food stall holders can provide free range eggs either from Rosie or Karen and if you would prefer to keep them sweet also jams from Karen or Jan and Jean.

Following hot on the foot is Valentine’s Day. This is where the rest of our stall holders come in with beautiful cards and something special for the lady/man in your life. Better than a box of chocolates (the diet must go on after pancakes!).

Although not until March the 11th, Mothering Sunday is also on the horizon and I have always thought a present that has been carefully thought about is true to the day. We have such a diverse amount of gift ideas and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

BECCMARK will be at the Bourne End Library on the following dates during 2018 :-

February 10th
March 10th
April 14th
May 12th
June 9th
July 14th
August 11th
September 8th
October 13th
November 10th
December 8th

For further information please visit http://www.beccmark.co.uk or call 07989716635 or emailrosiehagan@me.com. You will also find us on Facebook.

 

 

 

Baby & Toddler Photo Competition ends Sunday 28th

Don’t leave your entries until the last minute, you need likes/votes to win the “Traditional Afternoon Tea for Two” prize…. time is running out!

Enter your photos today!

 

More Baby photos Needed for Competition!

Come on, send in those photos to win a “Traditional Afternoon Tea” for two… I thought you loved to share your baby pics!

Go to the Facebook page…to the pinned post at the top & enter or vote/like for your favourite photo.

https://www.facebook.com/kaye.bucksvillagejournal/

    

Competition delay

I am so sorry for the delay this morning but getting this app to work on mobile phones was a little more tricky than I thought! Anyway, I think we are all set now. If you are using a mobile to enter, please don’t use the button on the Facebook page (mind you I don’t think you can even see it!)… enter via the post I have pinned to the top of the page with a big ……… 👶👶“ENTER BY MOBILE PHONE HERE”👶👶

Thanks for your patience when I was losing mine!

Thanks, Kaye.

Charity Dog Walking During January in aid of MenCap

Charity Dog Walking

 

Offering a 40-minutes-walk, in the evenings or weekends during the month of January, for a £5 donation to MenCap.

All proceeds will go to MenCap UK and MenCap Maidenhead through a JustGiving online page. Read Meggie’s story – Meggie is raising money to help Mencapjustgiving.com

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/meggiellhm

Your donation will help MenCap in supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers. MenCap’s vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included.
Many thanks for your support, Meggie