Fairford news with Chris Roberts

EMBRACE consists of a group of people who have experienced a big range of family planning difficulties including infertility, miscarriage, traumatic birth, stillbirth and neo-natal death, amongst others.

They meet to offer each other friendship and support as they discuss their experiences and seek to live well in the light of them.

The group can also offer practical support to those experiencing these difficulties now.

The next meetings will be virtual on Zoom on Friday February 26.

It’s a really welcoming and informal group.

If anyone has any interest in coming along or getting involved, please contact: embracefairford@gmail.com.

THE annual February Mammoth MacMillan Quiz that usually takes place in Lechlade will be held on line via Zoom on Friday, February 26, at 7.45pm.

If you are on your own or in a small household, you can still make up a virtual team by using the Zoom messaging facility.

You will need to register and pay beforehand.

Entry to the quiz is a donation of a minimum £7.

For full details, contact Keith Fuller at kdfmac@gmail.com.

ANOTHER heart-warming half-hour of All Time Favourite Singalongs to keep everyone cheerful.

Fairford churches are hosting the next in the series of Singalong Songs with Jean and Barry Kilgariff and Rachel Emmerson on Thursday, March 4, at 7.30pm till 8pm.

To receive the Zoom joining details and the song lyrics, please contact Maureen Partington: mandgpartington@gmail.com.

For security and privacy reasons, anyone that has not registered will be not permitted to enter the room.

IN line with Government restrictions, the League of Friends Charity Shop in Lechlade is closed until further notice.

THE Community Friends’ Covid-19 Support Fund established to provide financial support to local organisations, charities, volunteer groups, families and individuals who have been impacted by Covid-19 remains open for applications.

To date from 68 applications, grants of approximately £64,591 have been made providing financial support to 43 different organisations and individuals within the area of benefit.

Please refer to the website: www.friendsoffairford.org.uk for details of how to apply and the criteria used to assess applications.

THE Royal International Air Tattoo 2021, which is held annually at RAF Fairford, has been cancelled for the second year running.

This year, the event was to have celebrated the Air Show’s 50th anniversary, but Air Tattoo CEO, Paul Atherton, said: “Public safety is paramount, and we also have a duty to protect the future of RIAT. By making this decision in a timely and controlled manner, we will be in a far stronger position to bounce back in 2022.”