Connecting the Dots
FRIDAY 4 - 6pm
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WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
SALUTE TO THE TROOPS
Live Broadcast Afternoon Tea
Friday 9th of November 2018 4 - 6pm
At Foundation House, Masons Road, Stratford on Avon
Penny Keynton-Hook, Peter Keynton-Hook, two serving members of our forces: Staff Sergeant Frazer Stark, representing the Army and Lance Corporal Robin Barnard representing the RAF, Dominic Skinner Pride of Stratford winner who served five years in the Marines including duty in Afghanistan, friends of Connecting the Dots: Angela Brown and Louise Brandon.
Gill Cleeve Leader Guides Brownies and Rainbows who served in Canadian army Medical Corp, David Hastie Chair of British Legion and his wife Margret chair of the Women's section of British Legion, Mo Wingate, retiring coordinator of the British Legion Poppy Sellers (raised £60,000 in 2017 from Stratford Upon Avon) and representatives from Men in Sheds: John Petard, Brian Walker, Doug and Reg, all of whom served at some time including, mine sweeping in the 2nd World War and the others in Korea and Suez.
Charlie and James Morrison provided the technical support for what was a celebration of all our military in the past 100 years who served their country and those who still are. We remembered the fallen, injured and reminisced stories of how individuals served. Thank you so much to all who took part.
What are we about
Stratford Upon Avon has so many varied organisations, groups and individuals beavering away in the background of our community. They provide support for others and raise money for their causes. However, this work often goes unnoticed. Part of the aim of Connecting the Dots is to raise their profile by broadcasting their information to connect them to the wider community of Stratford. We also provide a platform for event information and contact details.
In Connecting the Dots we also focus on national campaigns and how local people are involved with them, interview some of those involved (we can come out to you), and discuss the local aspects. There is relevant music and requests, our ‘Dotty Days’ section and a few relevant facts and pertinent truths (Ooh - could be scary) challenging the myths. All within a friendly chatty atmosphere.
Stratford has so much going on. Tell us what you are up to. We want to know about your hobbies, fund-raising, planned events and so on, e.g. Jump in a Puddle Day or Mental Health week. Alternatively, if you have a story to tell: come and “blow your or others trumpets” with us.
You can contact us through this website, by email, Facebook, phone or text.
If you want to know what is going on, listen to Connecting the Dots and visit this webpage regularly (we are non-political, non-commercial, and secular organisation).
All my life I have been involved in community activities in some way or other. From an upbringing on a farm and being involved in village life in youth groups etc. meeting adults who cared enough to ensure activities for village children, helping with an integrated mother and toddler group where children ‘with issues’ played along children without various when my daughter was young. The hustle and bustle of supporting my child in the school community. Later helping run local festivals taking part in amateur dramatics along with my work as a District Nurse, highlighted to me that communities that pull together and care can help reduce social isolation and be a jolly good laugh.
When we moved to Stratford Upon Avon after my retirement from the NHS in West Sussex I joined my brother in helping him develop Welcombe Radio for very different reasons, I have a belief that communities that work and play together benefit all, it would be a great way to get to know different people and organisations and then found that there are so many groups but they don’t necessarily know others undertaking similar themes. Along came Louise with her idea of Connecting the Dots and I couldn’t pass up the chance to work on the programme.
Click here to find information from previous editions of Connecting the Dots.