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Betley Show and Country Fair which has taken place annually for many years   at Betley Court Farm will be going ahead this year on 7th August,.  It is a great family day out with stalls, attractions, fairground, displays such as cars, motor cycles, dog and duck and many more.  The Hitmix Radio Roadshow will be broadcasting from there as we have done for a few years now.  Obviously, arrangements are being made with fingers crossed at this stage.  This will be the 163rd show.  MORE DETAILS TO COME!! SAVE THE DATE – Get 7th – August in your diary.

 

 

 

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Borough Mayor John Cooper is appealing for people to support a fitness campaign that he is arranging as he’s hoping to raise £500 for Alice Charity which is based in Newcastle.

The campaign includes a  dance marathon on Friday, 21 May from 6.30pm until 8pm and some two-hour swim sessions at Jubilee 2 in Newcastle on Saturday, 22 May at 2.30pm and 5pm. Further details are available on the Newcastle Borough Council Website.

People can take part in one or all of the remaining activities. or even do your own fitness campaign at home ang give a donation through the Mayors Fund to Alice Charity which is an amazing charity based in our own town – it supports disadvantaged families in many different ways – the pandemic has really affected some families – there is a just giving page –

www.justgiving.com/Mayorsfitnesschallenges

Usually, the Mayor has a full term to raise money for their chosen charity, but this year has been unlike any other and Borough Mayor John Cooper has been confined to barracks like the rest of us.  His term is coming to an end and he wants to raise as much as possible for this great charity.

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Alice Charity

This week is DEAF AWARENESS WEEK and today, Monday, is is a very special day too – it marks the first ever annual bone anchored hearing aid awareness day! Amy Edwards daughter, Poppy, is 10 and was born hearing impaired – she has a rare condition called microtia atresia – she has worn a bone anchored hearing aid for the last 4 years! Some times it’s hard for her as she’s the only one in the school and with the current lockdown and Covid she can’t meet with her deaf groups in person. It makes her feel very isolated and she’s fully aware her ears aren’t like her friends. We want to spread the word and get people more deaf aware as you never know when it may affect you or someone you know. My daughter is a keen boxer and wants to spread the word that kids with impairments shouldn’t fear doing what “normal” kids do!! If you have a dream to go for it! Well said Amy and Poppy …. keep up the fantastic work!

 

 

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Saturday was Staffordshire Day!  Did you get involved?  We did here at the Hitmix.  Have a look at our facebook posts and video’s on Saturday!  If you want to see who won the competitions and how things went, go to www.enjoystaffordshire/staffsday

 

 

 

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Hitmix radio station installs lifesaving equipment for the Community

A lifesaving defibrillator has been installed at local community radio station ‘The Hitmix’, located in Alsagers Bank, Newcastle-under-Lyme. Charity fundraisers Dave and Sue Hughes – who are regular guests on the station’s airwaves – officially unveiled the defibrillator on Wednesday 28 April.  Station manager, Robbie Benson said: “We are surrounded by countryside and popular walkways and we wanted to provide something which all of the community can use if need be.  Having the defibrillator right outside the station means anyone walking, cycling or enjoying the countryside nearby can use it if required – not forgetting our own neighbours and presenters.

In recent months the station has received overwhelming support from listeners who have donated towards the installation of the equipment outside of the studios.  “We are delighted by the backing we have had from our wonderful listeners, who have supported the installation with donations,” adds Robbie.We are very much here for the community and the Hitmix will maintain and take responsibility for the upkeep of this equipment.”

“We would like to say a special thanks to Dave and Sue for being a part of the launch.”

Dave, who along with wife Sue raises money for CRY, said: “We were thrilled when The Hitmix asked us to launch the defibrillator. This is a very important piece of equipment which could potentially save a life and many thanks to Robbie and the Hitmix team for getting this in place for our community.”

Dave and Sue’s son, Dan Hughes, passed away in 2015 unexpectedly from Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS) and since their son’s death, Dave and Sue Hughes set up a memorial fund in Dan’s name to help stage heart screening days with national charity CRY – Cardiac Risk in the Young.

Hitmix Radio broadcasts seven days a week, 24 hours a day.  Tune in on 107.5 FM, or online via The Hitmix website – www.thehitmix.co.uk or via Alexa.

 

 

 

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A nice CAR BOOT AND TABLE TOP sale to look forward to courtesy of Audley Medieval Society!! See details below

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Local and live Table top and car boot sale

We had to cancel our defibrillator installation last Friday because the electrician had tested positive for Coronavirus.  We have been given a new installation date  of Friday 23rd April – which incidentally is St Georges day.  We now have a date for the official opening of the defibrillator with Dave and Sue Hughes from the Charity CRY which is Wednesday 28th April at midday.

 

 

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We can all get involved with the sixth Staffordshire Day, on Saturday 1st May! Due to national government restrictions, it will once again be a virtual celebration of this great County of ours, so the programme is going to be online-only, and will take place on social media and the Enjoy Staffordshire website. There will be lots of activities recognising, promoting and celebrating Staffordshire.   If you want get involved you can do so via email at info@enjoystaffordshire.com, on Facebook, or Twitter.

This year there will be a few a few new features such as a Staffordshire Day Market – there will be a feature called ‘love letters’ where you can do a quick ‘selfie-styled’ video of yourself saying what you love about Staffordshire, and also new this year is a brand new county-wide film competition, sponsored by the Staffordshire Film Archive!

If you have made a film or movie promoting Staffordshire in the last five years, provided it is no longer than 30 minutes, you can submit it to the Staffordshire Day Film Competition.  You need to hurry on this though as the deadline for submissions is Saturday 3rd April 2021 which is this Saturday and there will be a prize of £500 from the competition sponsors, Staffordshire Film Archive.  Have a look on the ‘Enjoy Staffordshire’ Website

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The New Vic Theatre in
Newcastle-under-Lyme are holding a ‘Teddy Tales Easter Special’

It is a virtual workshop on Tues 6 April, 3.45 – 4.15pm For children aged 4-7 years & their families.  Bring your teddies along for the #Easter stories and get creative in making your very own Easter sock bunny!

Email education@newvictheatre.org.uk to book

 

 

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