Thursday, 31 December 2015

Womens Institute 100 years is a top reason to celebrate 2015 - great to meet the Prudhoe WI recently in Prudhoe


If you have not got involved with this amazing organisation I urge you to do so. They are a force for good. More details of some of their amazing achievements this last 100 years can be found here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/11612597/Womens-Institute-100-years-of-ballsy-women-who-quietly-changed-UK.html

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Bardon Mill Village Store: Rural Oscar Nomination confirmed - pop along and support one of our greatest shops

Fantastic news as Bardon Mill village store has been nominated for a ‘Rural Oscar’ for 2015, otherwise known as the Countryside Alliance Awards. The village store has been chosen out of 3,500 nominations - now down to just a handful. Jill Grieve the director of Countryside Alliance Awards I think best sums up what this news means, and what a credit it is for Bardon Mill village store.

“These finalists are all exceptional – we have been overwhelmed by nominations this year so for them to get this far is a huge achievement. The secret to the Rural Oscars’ popularity is that they honour the people involved in these businesses and not just their produce or services. They exist to sing the praises of those who work hard to keep our communities and rural economy ticking, but don’t seek the spotlight. We are delighted to offer this platform to enable people to say “thank you” to them for all they contribute". 

Good luck in the final! To see all the other nominations please see the link below:
http://countryside-alliance.org/10158/?ct=t(141023_e_newsletter10_23_2014)&mc_cid=a9d9499207&mc_eid=b252165952