Events in and around Middle Rasen

Middle Rasen

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Ranger Guides meet fortnightly on Mondays, new members welcome, Contact: Jeannette Reilly 07961 970579

Short Mat Bowls from 12 Sept Mondays 1.30-4.30 Thursdays 7-10 pm Village Hall Contact: Roy Kitchen 842553 or Ann Veal 842581

Women's Own every Wednesday 2.30pm at Middle Rasen Methodist Church, all welcome, Contact: Alice Surfleet 843256

The Guild starts 19 October every Wednesday 7.30pm at Middle Rasen Methodist Church, all welcome, Contact: Ann Naylor 842356

Camera Club 2 nd Wednesday 7.30 pm at Village Hall, new members welcome Contact: Ray Halstead 842142

Middle Rasen W I 3 rd Wednesday at Village Hall 7.30 pm Contact : Rosie Dawson 842713

Mothers Union 1 st Wednesday at Church Hall 7.30 pm Contact: Elaine Jennings 01673 842269

Age Concern Luncheon Club 2 nd and 4 th Thursday at Middle Rasen Methodist Church 12 noon cost £2.50 Contact: ring 842581

Coffee, Cake & Chat 1 st , 3 rd and 5 th Thursday 10 am to 11.30 am £1 at Middle Rasen Methodist Church, all welcome

Zumba keep fit every Thursday 2 pm to 3 pm £3 at Middle Rasen Methodist Church, all welcome, no need to book.

Coffee morning and bring & buy stalls 2 nd Saturday at Middle Rasen Methodist Church, all welcome from 10 am onwards

FISDAC Academy every Sunday from 10 am to 12.30 pm Contact: Jenny or Ian 07875246427

Horticultural Society

Mothers Union

MR Services


At the end of May/beginning of June 2017, 10 members of Market Rasen Round table (Me included!) took up the challenge of rowing across the channel from Nieuwport , Belgium to Ramsgate, United Kingdom. The row should take an estimated 12 hours and will be around 60 miles in distance. Although this challenge was undoubtedly going to be a main aim is not for personal glory but to raise money for charity.

One of the main aims of the Round Table organisation is to help the local community, we have decided to support a local charity, The Ethan Maull "Up Yours To Cancer" foundation. This (foundation was set up in memory of an incredible young boy, Ethan Maull, who sadly lost his battle to cancer in 2014.

Ethan's story started 2.5 years before his diagnosis when he was 6 years old. A family friend had recently been diagnosed with Breast Cancer and Ethan helped his father raise over £4000 for Cancer Research.

Unfortunately 2.5 years after Ethan & his father's fantastic fundraising efforts, Ethan himself was diagnosed with a rare form of osteosarcoma, a children's bone cancer. During his illness Ethan wanted to continue raising money for those suffering and had an aim to build a 'Home from Home' for children to be able to stay in with their families, whilst they are receiving treatment. Thus, the Ethan Maull foundation was created. Ethan unfortunately lost his battle with cancer in May 2014 but the foundation is his legacy and continues to keep fundraising at a pace, and to date has raised £ 265,000.

Update from Julia Weeks - They did it!

On Saturday 3rd June, our 10 wonderful boys from Market Rasen Round Table (5 of whom are from Middle Rasen - George Coopland, Dan Quint, Mike Rogers, Matt Weeks and James Young), succeeded in their mission to row the Channel in aid of Ethan Maull's 'Up yours to Cancer' charity.

They rowed 68 miles from Ramsgate in Kent to Belgium and it took them 12 hours and 20 minutes. The boys said afterwards that they had managed to avoid 2 supertankers, had 5 cases of suncream malfunction, 3 bouts of seasickness and had 5 wees in plastic bottles! At the end they felt like they had consumed 7.5 tonnes of flapjack and 3 cows worth of beef jerky! They drank more lucozade than they ever imagined and despite taking with them 80 beers, they nbelievably drank just 4!!

They returned home with 40 aching limbs, wonderfully intact senses of humour and as 10 accomplished rowers. The rowers want to pass on their thanks to all their families and friends for the support they have been given and to all those who have sponsored them, businesses such as - Monarch Enterprises, Duckworths, Cooplands and Equip (to name just a few) and to everyone else who has donated! To date £ 10,000 has been raised, with hopefully more to come in! As James Beeden said "it was an amazing achievement, with an amazing team of lads who gave everything for a great cause. It was incredibly hard work in rough seas, which gave us a true sense of excitement and kept us focused! But we got there, we did it!" (If you would like to see some videos of the crossing, go to facebook and type in 'RasenRowsTheChannel')

If you would like to support us, our fundraising page can be found at

Matthew Weeks



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West Rasen Events

West Rasen Heritage Centre & Village Hall group meets 1 st Tuesday 7.30 pm, general enquiries Liz Margrave on 844047

Coffee Morning meets 1 st Saturday at the Heritage Centre from 10 am to 12 noon

Green Man Day

1st Monday in May

Details Liz Margrave 01674 844047


Regular Events Elsewhere

East Barkwith

Card Makers Circle meets from 2.15pm to 4.15pm in the village hall on the 2 nd and 4 th Fridays. Details from June on 01673858818.
Parish Council meets on 3 rd Thursday at 8pm in September, November and January.

Prize Bingo on 2nd and 4 th Tuesdays at 7.30pm for hall funds.
Mobile Library visits every four weeks parking on the lay bye on Willingham Road from 1pm to 1.30pm.
Women's Institute meets on 2cd Thursday at 7.30pm- visitors welcome.



Mobile Library visits every four weeks parking on the School Lane from 1.15pm to 1.45pm.


Coffee and Chat at the Parish Hall on the 1 st and 3 rd Wednesdays from 10.30am to 12noon. No charge but donations appreciated- all welcome.

Mobile Library visits every four weeks parking on the Station Road from 2pm to 2.30pm.

Hainton and District Women's Institute meets on the third Thursday of the month in South Willingham Parish Hall at 7.30pm - visitors welcome.

September 18 th Aromatherapy and Ear candling

October 20 th Social evening, competition tea cup and saucer, dried grass seed head
November 17 th Woodturning, competition a vase, a fir cone

December 15 th Sugarcraft, competition a sugar bowl, berry arrangement in an egg cup.

REEL Issues the South Willingham Film Group winter programme opens in the Parish Hall at 7.15pm for 7.30p. September 13 th “Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid” (1982) featuring Steve Martin, Rachel Ward and Alan Ladd.
October 11 th Arn: the Knight Templars (2008) Swedish film featuring Jaokim Natterquist, Sofia Helin and Stellan Skarsgard.
November 8 th Unforgiven (1992) featuring Clint Eastwood, Gene, Hackman and Morgan Freeman.
December 13 th Pleasantville (1998)featuring Tobey Maquire, Jeff daniels and Joan Allen.
January 10 th Charlotte Gray (2001)featuring Cate Blanchett, James Fleet and Abigail Crutterden
February 14 th The legend of 1900(1998) featuring Tim Roth, Pruitt Taylor-Vince and Bill Nunn.

Parish Hall Clean Up Day meeting at 2.30pm. All help appreciated.

History Group will meet in the Parish Hall at 7.30pm

Annual Harvest Supper and produce auction Friday 7 th October at 7pm with Mike Perkins auctioneer for Parish Hall funds. 3 course meal cost £8.50 and £4.50 for children booking is essential, ring Maureen on 01507 313584.





Faldingworth & Toft

Faldingworth Events

Faldingworth W I meets 3 rd Tuesday at Faldingworth Methodist Church, Contact: Christine Waite 885249

Friendship Club meets 3 rd Wednesday at Memorial Hall, all welcome, Contact: Sylvia Hall 885776

Coffee morning & Post Office every Wednesday at Memorial Hall 10-11.30

Indoor Bowls Club every Thursday at the Memorial Hall 2 pm to 4pm £1.50 Contact: Laurie 885563

New Toft Events

Parent, toddler & baby group every Tuesday 1 pm to 2.30 pm Contact: Kirsty Rands 885531

Guitar sessions some Tuesday evenings from 7.30 to 9.30 pm at Newtoft Clubhouse Contact: Dougie Orr 885573

Discussion nights Thursdays from 6.30 pm to 9pm at Newtoft Clubhouse Contact: Dougie or Steph Orr 885573

Under 10s football training every Thursday Contact: Nicky 885007

Family Bingo once a month (food prizes) Bridget Carpenter 885733 for more information

Faldingworth Live

Doors open 7.30pm, music starts8 pm

Ticket from Les Worrall 07771 745470




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