S40 Local November News...

The £600 Toddle

Wingerworth mothers and toddlers completed a sponsored walk on the 2nd July. The walk was organised by Wingerworth Tots & Todlers and was a huge success raising £602 for Sheffield Children’s Hospital! Mothers and toddlers walked from the parish rooms in Wingerworth, down New Road, past Deerpark school then past the ponds and onto finish at the park! The children stayed in the park to play on the equipment and enjoy some snacks.

Nicola Ambler from Brampton says, "Although the walk was in Wingerworth, and myself, Alfie and the rest of our family live in Brampton, I’ve run the playgroup for numerous years and since Alfie’s shock diagnosis of severe haemophilia last year, the children’s hospital very quickly became Alfie’s lifeline. Raising awareness and funds for the hospital is extremely important to us and we’d just like to say how grateful we are to everyone who took part in the day."

Running in Memory of Kimberley

Words: Dave Trickett

"I am running the New York Marathon on 3 November 2019.

"I have been fund raising for the last 10 years having entered 12 marathons including the Atlantic Challenge, London, Brighton, Chesterfield and Great North. I have been doing this because I was so grateful for the holistic care provided to my daughter Kimberley throughout the 2 year period of illness.

"Kimberley was initially diagnosed with cancer when she was 6 years old and underwent treatment for a number of years. Following the series of treatments, Kimberley was diagnosed with breast cancer on her 18th birthday and was referred to Weston Park Hospital where the Teenage Cancer Trust is based."

It's All Happening At The Old Grammar School

Annual Remembrance Service 2019: Organised by the Old Cestrefeldians' (OC) Trust, takes place at the Old Grammar School, Sheffield Road, Monday 11 November at 10.45am, the service will be conducted by our fellow OC, the Right Rev. Bill Godfrey, the former Bishop of Peru, seen below left with the Archbishop of Canterbury.

It will include readings of war poems and a special dedication to OC brothers, 'Jock' and Billy Wilson, who died while serving in the RAF during WW2. We will also have The Last Post played before the two minutes silence at 11am.

Descendants of any OCs who gave their lives in the service of their country are also cordially invited.

There will be time afterwards to catch up with old friends over a cup of coffee. Trust membership forms will be available, if you wish to support our future activities.

Copies of Philip Riden's book A History of Chesterfield Grammar School will also be available for sale on the day price £35. Cash or cheque only. OCs ties will also be available at £10 each.

Commemorating William E Glister: The Trust has also commissioned a brass plaque to commemorate the outstanding headship of W.E.Glister (affectionately known as 'The Boss) from 1947 to 1968, which will be placed on the wall immediately outside his former study at Sheffield Road. It will join the plaques to other previous Heads and, very appropriately, will be unveiled at around 11.30am by Ms Sheila Glister, the Head's daughter, who is now in her 80s and lives in Sheffield.

Exhibition - The Boys Are Back In School: In the 425th year since we were founded, and in conjunction with the Sheffield Road West Studios, we have also arranged a small exhibition of Chesterfield School artefacts and memorabilia.

This will take place in the Gallery area and run from Monday 11 November to Friday 13 December. Opening hours are Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm and Saturday 10am to 1pm. Tea/coffee available while you browse. Offers of items of interest are invited.

Please email Frank at frankdukes70@aol.com.

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