Funds raised for British Heart Foundation

Rainbows, Brownies and Guides in Northallerton came together to play Ultimate Dodgeball to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation.

About 40 girls aged five to 14 played the game, which involves avoiding contact with a soft ball with the thrower trying to hit people to catch them out of the game, at the Zion United Reform Church in Northallerton High Street and raised £40.

Anyone wishing to get involved in the Girl Guiding movement should call 0800-1695901 or visit www.girlguiding.org.uk.

FUNDRAISING CONCERT: At the nine lessons and carols service on Sunday, December 22 at Aske Chapel, Aske Estate, near Richmond, a collection raised more than £300 for Help for Heroes.

The Military WAGS Choir opened the service with Ring Out the Bells, a rendition of Bleak Mid-Winter and O Holy Night. Young people did most of the nine readings.

Following the service the congregation enjoyed mince pies and mulled wine.

HOLY PILGRIMAGE: There will be a pilgrimage to the Holy Land with Rev Andrew Woodhouse from Bedale between Sunday, February 9 and Wednesday, February 19, 2015. The 11-day tour will be based in Jerusalem and Galilee, flying from Manchester to Tel Aviv.

The trip will include Masada, an ancient fortification in the south of Israel overlooking the Dead Sea. For more information contact Rev Woodhouse on 01677-424054 or Rick Dunn on 01677-426835.

SCOTTISH DANCING: The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society holds its monthly social at Richmond Town Hall from 7.30pm until 10pm on Friday. Call 01748-811449 for information. The cost is £3 to include tea and biscuits.

POSTCARD DESIGN: Bedale Print Shop, in Emgate, is reminding people there is still time to enter the competition to design the official postcard for the town. It can be drawn or painted on A3 or A4 to show what represents Bedale. The competition is open to children aged 10 and under, and 11 and over. First prize is £25-worth of art supplies in each category. To enter add your name, address and age on the back of the design and drop it into the shop by Friday, January 3.

FARM BURGLARY: Helmsley police are appealing for information about a burglary that took place between Saturday, December 14 and Monday, December 16, at a farm close to Cawton.

Burglars stole a power washer, batteries and a Stihl saw, with a combined value of around £3,000. Anyone with information should contact Helmsley Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Steve Leach, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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