News from Friends of the Ferns June 2018

HORSING AROUND AT STRATFORD ST MARY

The Friends of the Ferns are thrilled to be the main beneficiary of funds raised at the 2018 Stratford Hills Horse Trials (SHHT), which takes place on Saturday and Sunday, 16th and 17th June. The event is affiliated to British Eventing and hosted, by kind permission of Mr and Mrs Ivan Lockett, at Stratford Hills Cross Country and Livery, Hills Farm in Stratford St Mary.

Supporters of Friends of the Ferns are encouraged to go along and join in the fun.

HIGH JINX ON THE HIGH SEAS (OK NEEDHAM LAKE!)

Rachel, the daughter of one of our Trustees, Rosie Carter, along with a team of her friends, has signed up to take part in the Needham Market Raft Race on Sunday, 24th June for the benefit of Friends of The Ferns. As part of the race, this unlikely crew will be designing and building their own raft (The Tarman) in-keeping with this year’s theme ‘A Very British Race’ and will then be taking to the high seas for their maiden voyage to race for glory. Competition for the title of best dressed raft is fierce and once the judging has taken place the competitors have 20 minutes to get their raft seaworthy and into the water.

The event starts at 12 noon and has plenty of parking (£1 donation per car) so take a picnic and join in the fun. To sponsor these intrepid sailors for the benefit of Friends of the Ferns go to: https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/raftrace

HOT OFF THE PRESS

The two books which Friends of the Ferns has been working on, in conjunction with the Suffolk Charity “Fresh Start-new beginnings” (https://www.fsnb.org.uk), have now been collected from the printers and are in the process of being distributed to schools, doctor’s surgeries and medical centres. Entitled “It’s time to tell” and “It’s OK to Tell”, they are to help adults talk to young people about abuse, explaining what abuse is and detailing the journey a child will make through the process of reporting.

If there is a location that you think would benefit from one or both of these books please contact contact@theferns-suffolk.org.uk

LAST BUT NOT LEAST – THE DREADED GDPR

Following the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) on 25th May, there are stricter laws about how your personal data is protected by organisations that hold this information.

Your information is held on the Friends of the Ferns email database which is password protected and not shared with any other body. It is used only to keep you informed of our activities and events.

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