Tickets are already selling well for this event at Stockton Cricket Club. The combination of a live band playing music from the 50`s and 60`s together with a few breaks with quiz sheets seems to have struck a chord.
Registration for the walk will take place from 11.45 a.m. at the back of the cafe. The Salvation Army Band will play for approx 45 minutes while the walk is taking place. The funds that are raised will go to the local branch of the Salvation Army wlo are an enormous help to the community especially because of their work with vulnerable, needy and lonely people.
Hartburn Co-op has put us on the list of one of the local charities that they support. The sums have been adding up for some time and at the moment FoRP will gain more than £400. We can all help the fund to grow The co-op scheme works like this. If you take out a co-op card, just like a Tesco or a Sainsburys card and register it online. When you register, there is an option to select a local cause
Th e RSPB came to Ropner Park on Sunday 8th. January and presented a very interesting stall. One of the projects that they are publicising is the BIG Garden watchin which people are asked to spend an hour on the weekend of 28th. – 30th. January and count the birds in their garden. The results help to find which birds are declining so that action can be taken. Have a look at the website on rspb.org.uk/birdwatchhowto to find out
Pupils from Oxbridge Primary School plant a Cherry tree in Ropner Park. The pupils pose for a group photo. Some of the pupils read out their project work. The Silver Singers entertained throughout the ceremony. Here is the background to the event Before Yuri Gagarin left Earth and became the first human being in space, he planted a tree at the site he would launch from. Since 1961 hundreds of astronauts from all over the world have followed this
A fun run in aid of research into Asthma sas held in Ropner Park on Sunday 18th. December. Here are some images from last year`s run.
There was a very good turn out for the FoRP Christmas fair. The music from the Old Glory Jazz Band was lively and appropriate while many joined in the singing of the Christmas carols with the choir of St. Peter`s church. Here are some of the scenes of the day.
Sorry! Christmas lunches are now finished for 2016. Everyone who came was impressed by the quality and the price. Put this in your diary for 2017, and just to start your mouth watering, have a look at the 2016 menu.
The 4th. Eid Fusion Festival will be held in Ropner Park from 12.00 – 5,00. on Sunday July 2nd. 2017 The event is organised by the Friends of Ropner Park and the Community Welfare Trust with the help of Stockton Council.
Forp has organised and paid for concerts on the Ropner Park bandstand every Sunday afternoon from June to August. The concert season in 2016 was due to end at the end of August but thanks to the generosity of two concert goers who have provided extra funding, we were able to stage two concerts in September. The programme for concerts in 2017 will be available in the spring.