Northants Telegraph Sunday Extra: Pub Manager’s Prize, Boy Scouts Donation and Photo Contest


Dom is pictured receiving his award from the group’s regional operations manager, Mark Chapman.

We have so much news these days that we can’t always fit it all into the work week. So every Sunday we’ll bring you updates on recent stories, news in brief and other things you need to know across Corby, Wellingborough, East Northamptonshire and Kettering.

Wellingborough Scouts will be able to enjoy camping and outdoor activities all year round thanks to a £1,000 donation from a regional homebuilder.

Persimmon Homes Midlands has selected Wellingborough’s 11th Scout Group to receive the funding through its Community Champions initiative.

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Claire Dearsley, Sales Director of Persimmon Homes Midlands, said: “Young people have been particularly affected throughout the pandemic, with both their schooling and their leisure activities impacted, so we are always happy to support groups volunteers who seek to improve the quality of life for children in our region.

“Our Community Champions program has been set up to recognize and reward good causes in local communities and provides two donations of up to £1,000 per month to local groups, who can apply via a simple online application form at www. persimmonhomes.com/charity”

Persimmon’s donation will help cover the cost of camping and outdoor activities for all groups throughout the year.

Victoria Primary Academy in Wellingborough received 65 educational books written by graduates of Barratt Homes’ ASPIRE program.

The book, titled “We Can Build”, takes readers on the journey of building a home through the various professions in the home building industry and was illustrated by a young artist who was supported by The Prince’s Trust association.

It introduces young learners to the basics of the built environment and sustainability, and aims to inspire the next generation of architects, engineers and site managers.

In addition, 100% of the profits from the sale of the books go to The Prince’s Trust; a charity that helps young people connect with mentors, career opportunities and provides pathways to inspiring futures.

Lisa Lemon, receptionist at Victoria Primary Academy, said: “We were so grateful to receive the ‘We Can Build’ book donation from Barratt Homes.

“The book will teach our children the second key step in the process of building a new home and perhaps inspire our students to consider a career in the construction industry.”

A plant sale will take place at St James’s Church, Gretton on Saturday 30 April.

The sale, organized by Alistar Peak, coincides with the monthly Coffee Morning between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

It will offer a nice selection of plants ranging from herbaceous to shrubs. Profits will be shared between two charities.

“He’s a polite boy. I think we can train him! were the words of the interviewer and the entry of Dominic Solesbury, an 18-year-old boy from Oundle, into the growing Coaching Inn Group.

He started his career straight after school, helping in the bar at the town’s Talbot Hotel and gradually progressing to his first job as general manager at the Golden Lion in St Ives in 2018.

He has now been named the society’s coveted Supporting Person of the Year award at a special awards ceremony at Coombe Abbey, near Coventry.

Dom, who is currently Managing Director of The White Hart in Boston, Lincolnshire, said: “I love all the variety and challenges of my supporting role, working closely with colleagues and I can’t believe I have been with the band for ten years. next month,” Dom said.

But in addition to his award, he and his wife Lucy, whom he met while she also worked at the White Hart, have another very important reason to rejoice with the arrival of a baby boy named Max.

Kevin Charity, managing director of the group which now operates 24 hotels and inns in market towns across the country, said Dom was a shining example of what a hard-working, enterprising young person could achieve in the restaurant and hospitality industry. the hotel industry.

An art exhibition presenting the “little wonders” is held in Rothwell.

Network Arts, an artist-run group for artists, organizes the exhibition which brings together a range of contemporary and traditional art from emerging and established artists from the region.

It features a range of members’ works in a variety of media, including oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, drawings and sketches.

All photos will be small in size, no larger than 40x50cm. All works will be for sale.

The exhibition runs at the Janet Bassett Gallery, Rothwell Arts & Heritage Centre, Bridge Street until Saturday 21 May.

It is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with free entry.

Stanton Cross has launched an exciting new photography competition celebrating the beauty of Wellingborough’s natural landscapes and wildlife.

The contest invites everyone in the area to get out into nature and take a moment to appreciate the beautiful scenes on their doorstep and take a panoramic photo.

The most impressive photo will be selected by Wellingborough MP Peter Bone and the worthy winner will receive £250 and possibly have their photos displayed at points of interest at the Stanton Cross site.

Mr Bone said: “I can’t wait to judge the wildlife photo contest. This is a wonderful initiative from the developers of Stanton Cross to celebrate our beautiful local landscape.

“I hope this competition will encourage everyone to get out and enjoy the fantastic countryside of the Wellingborough constituency.”

Each participant is allowed to submit a maximum of five photos. These should be emailed to [email protected] before the closing date of Tuesday, May 31, with “Stanton Cross Photo Contest” in the subject. In your email, you must include your full name and a title for your photo and where it was taken.

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