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Little Sisters Need Volunteers

The Little Sisters of the Poor would like some volunteer help for the Jeane Jugan Residence, New St John's Road. They are looking for young volunteers, aged from 17, to help serving meals, accompanying residence into the garden, painting nails, make up, occupational therapy, games etc. Both male and female young people would be considered. They would also like some mature experienced volunteers or adults who would like to begin volunteering. Training will be given and for those over 18, police checks will be carried out. If you think you can help then please contact Sister Mary Agnes on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
Silkworth Lodge Fund Raising Success!

Extreme challenge raises funds for charity helping Islanders to overcome drug and alcohol dependency

Islanders who took part in a round-Island endurance event last month raised £9780.88 for the Silkworth Charity Group.
The first Silkworth Extreme Team Challenge took place on Saturday 6 September in all 12 parishes, to reflect the '12 Step' recovery programme used by the charity to help those who suffer with drug and/or alcohol addiction free themselves from substance dependency
as the first step to a life of recovery.
It began at dawn with a coasteering leg from Grève de Lecq to Devil's Hole and continued in relay stages at sea, along cliff paths and on roads as competitors competed by running, cycling, swimming and kayaking back to the start.
It was won by a team from De La Salle – which took six-and-a-half hours to compete the course - with Ten of Ya Best (Lloyds Bank) and Little Wonders tying for second place and Fully Charged (Jersey Electricity) coming third.
In expressing his gratitude to everyone who took part in and supported the event, the Chief Executive Officer of the Silkworth Charity Group, Jason Wyse, said the purpose of the event was not just to raise funds for the charity but also to raise awareness of the vital work it does helping to rebuild lives, families and relationships devastated by substance abuse.
"The event was a huge success but what was most amazing was the camaraderie and team spirit that shone through until the very last competitor arrived back at Grève de Lecq, exhausted but smiling! I am grateful to everyone who took part, helped with the organisation and supported and advised us in the planning and on the day itself,' he said.
The challenge was devised and led by Kazz Padidar of Wild Adventures, a local adventure company that provides adventure activities in Jersey as well as overseas, working alongside Mr Wyse and Vingtenier Mitch Couriard.

The team to raise the most in sponsorship - £1,600 - was State Street and Natasha Borman was the competitor who raised the greatest amount from an individual, £663.

 
Period Drama Screenings at 16 New Street

A glass of wine and a period drama on a cold winter's night in a beautiful setting!

From 6.45pm on Wednesday evenings during the month of November, the National Trust for Jersey invites you to 16 New Street to enjoy a series of themed candlelit film screenings with introductions by film aficionado Stefan Rousseau of Jersey's 'Alliance Francaise'.

The ticket charge of £10.00 is inclusive of a glass of sparkling wine on arrival.

5th November: The Madness of King George, Dir. Nicholas Hytner, 1994
The Madness of King George, which was adapted by Alan Bennett from his own play, tells the true story of George III's deteriorating mental health and his equally declining relationship with his son, the Prince of Wales, particularly focusing on the period around the Regency Crisis of 1788. Modern medicine has suggested the King's symptoms were the result of acute intermittent porphyria, an enzyme disorder.

12th November: Master & Commander: Far Side of the World, Dir. Peter Weir, 2003
The dramatic film starring Russell Crowe and Paul Bettany, which combines elements from 13 different novels of Patrick O'Brian, takes place in the spring of 1805 during the Napoleonic Wars. Captain "Lucky Jack" Aubrey of HMS Surprise is ordered to pursue the French privateer Acheron, and "Sink, Burn, or take her a Prize." Their journey via Cape Horn and the Galapagos Islands also recalls that of Charles Darwin and Captain Robert Fitzroy on HMS Beagle 1831-36.

19th November: Sense & Sensibility, Dir. Ang Lee, 1995
Based on Jane Austen's novel of 1811, starring Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet, the story follows the Dashwood sisters. Though they are members of a wealthy English family of landed gentry, circumstances result in their sudden destitution, forcing them to seek financial security through marriage. Actors Hugh Grant and Alan Rickman play their respective suitors.

26th November: The Young Victoria, Dir. Jean-Marc Vallée, 2009
It was Sarah, Duchess of York, who conceived the idea for this film, which was written by Julian Fellowes of Downton Abbey fame. Starring Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend and Paul Bettany, the story is based on the early life and reign of Queen Victoria and her marriage to Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Filming took place at various architectural landmarks in England with great emphasis on historical accuracy.

To book and pay in advance please contact the National Trust office on 483193.
Please bring a cushion but leave your high heels at home!

 
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