Friday, 30 July 2010

Haven't we done well

Hi Ladies
If you havn't seen the Sleaford Target newspaper this week, have a look at page 4, as we have a staring role. You can also check it out at we are under "Girls just want to have fun"
See you all soon

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Sleaford's Pamper Day

Sleaford Ladies Circle invite you to our
Marquee with lots of pampering treats and stalls for retail therapy including;
 Virgin Vie
 Aloe Vera
 Pampered Chef
 Jamie Oliver
 Phoenix Cards
 Chocolate & Pink
 Partylite
 Raffle prizes
 Cakes and refreshments and many more…
For more details, please contact Sam: 07931179050
Or Lenore: 07889909333
‘Luxury Raffle’
All proceeds raised for St.Barnabas Hospice
Saturday 7th August
2pm – 8pm
Sleaford Cricket Club, London Road, Sleaford. NG34 7LE

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Check Out Rachael's Challenge Page

Take a look at Rachael's Challenge page.

Rachael is going to keep us updated on how she is doing with her things to do in her "40th" year challenge.

Photos now available online for the Rally

The photos from the Rally are now live... check out, enter the album name 'Area 28 Summer Raleigh 2010' (please excuse Clive's spelling!!) then the password 'letmein'. There's some fab photos x x

Sarah Habbershaw
Grimsby 244

Monday, 5 July 2010

Area Rally, 2010

Congratulations! must surely be given to Grimsby Circle for organising a truly fabulous and fun filled day. The Rally attended by Naomi Hickey, National President, and ladies from around Area 28, took place at the idyllic Brakenborough Arms Hotel, Louth.

After time to chat and have photographs Ladies were indulged with a meal of Pate, Chicken Chasseur and Lemon Tart.

Guest Speaker, Ilona Richards, who appeared on Channel 4’s “The Search For Britain’s Tightest People”, thrilled ladies with her interesting stories and viewpoints on life.

Known locally as "The Mean Queen", Ilona, is a self-confessed miser.
She wears boys' pants because they last longer, and she wears them until the seams are literally falling apart, and yes she did show us that she was wearing them! Much to the embarrassment of the gentleman who had acted as the master of ceremonies for precedings.

So thanks and admiration goes out to; Jenny Jackson (Chair), Sarah Habbershaw, Lisa Eagles, Lisa Hargreaves, Catherine Watson, Sarah Harding and Angela Chase for making this Rally so memorable.

Julia Scrimshaw
Area 28 Publicity Officer

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Fenland Round Table Ball

We had a fabulous night on Saturday 3rd July when we attended the Fenland Table Ball. The theme, Scottish, was well supported by the gentleman of Boston and Area, with many sporting quilts. VIPs in attendance included; Area 28 Chair Rachael Hockmeyer and Immediate Past National Chair Nikki Stocken. The highlight of the night was the judging of the novelty sporran competition, judged by Area 28 Chair Rachael Hockmeyer, Boston 525 Chair Sarah Hill and Boston 525 President Jude Doig. Click on the video to see if you agree with their judgement, the winner was Paul Trevor with his “RED DANCING SPORRAN” Julia Scrimshaw Vice Chairman Boston 525

Sleaford Circle's Swap Night

Sleaford circle's Swap Night (with Round Table) we weren't too impressed with the snooker and ended up at a country pub!

Lenore Couchman
Sleaford Circle

Nikki's Hen Night

It’s Niki’s Hen Night!

Saturday Evening, 2nd October 2010

After the NERL, being held in
Woodall Spa, Lincolnshire

Details – Chinese Buffet & Karaoke at the Golden Dragon, just a short walk from the Petwood Hotel where the NERL is being held.
Cost – Currently looking at about £10 per head, this will be confirmed once we have a better idea of numbers.
Start – We will be meeting for post NERL drinks in the bar of the Petwood Hotel before a girly procession to the restaurant. Drinks between 7.30-8.00pm. Meal to be served 8.30pm (ish).

If you are attending the NERL, what a way to finish off a fantastic day!
If you aren’t attending the NERL, what a reason to come along!
Let’s give Ms Stochen a Circle Hen Night to remember!!!

Please contact Michelle Chapman on or on 07908 486 485 to confirm attendance for the Hen Night. We need confirmed numbers by the 12th August to secure the restaurant for our exclusive use.

Clairvoyant night

Clairvoyant Night – 16th November 2010

This is being hosted by Sleaford Ladies Circle 144

Venue TBC

This is a fundraising night for the St Barnabus Lincolnshire Hospice.

A big event, full of fun and mystery and well worth attending.

Anyone interested in tickets, please contact Lenore Couchman from Sleaford Circle on 01529 488 998 or on 07889 909 333.

NB – Tickets sell really well for this annual event so get in early to avoid disappointment.

AreaChair's 10K Run

Chairman’s 10k Run – 31st October 2010

A challenge laid down for our Lady Chair at Handover. This is being run by Rachael in fancy dress on Halloween.

Venue Boston, route is being set up by Julia Scrimshaw.

As the theme for this year is ‘Luxuriate with 28’ there will luxurious stops along the route for our runners.

This promises to be a fun day for all involved, just the thing to blow away the halloween cobwebs!

Anyone wanting to join in, either as a runner, a marshall or a pamperer, please contact the Area Publicity Officer, Julia Scrimshaw.

Julia’s contact details are:
07515 359 702 /

Area Ball

Area Ball – 16th October 2010

A joint Ladies Circle & Round Table (Area 30) area ball.

Venue Holiday Inn, Sheffield

Hosted by our Lady Chair, Rachael Hockmeyer and the RT Chair, Christian Slingsby.

The pinnacle of the ball circuit, this is the perfect opportunity for us all to get together and celebrate the year so far. Almost halfway through the Circling year, it’s also the best time to get away for a night of fun & friendship so why not come and re-charge your circle batteries ready for the next six months with Rachael.

Andy Lovelace, RT Area Social Officer is organising the sale of tickets and has package deals for either Sat night accommodation & ball tickets or Fri & Sat night accommodation & ball tickets. Strictly first come, first served. This was sold out with lots of disappointed late applicants last year so get in quick if you want to come.

Andy’s contact details are:
07831 533 281 /


North Eastern Regional Luncheon – 2nd October 2010

Area 28’s turn to host this event, the theme is ‘Luxuriate with 28’.

Venue Woodall Spa

This is a fundraising event for our Area Chairlady’s annual charity, Action for Young Carers.

A big, big, HUGE event with a luxurious lunch, a stunning array of luxury stands in our market place, free goodie bags, table gifts and..... THE CHANCE TO WIN A ½ CARAT DIAMOND PENDANT!

Spaces can be booked with your Circle Secretary or alternatively, please contact Area Secretary, Michelle Chapman on 07908 486 485 or by email on

Boston Circle balloon race

Boston Circle Balloon Race –
12th September 2010

As part of the Boston Community Day, Boston Ladies Circle are running a Balloon Race to raise funds for the Rainbows Children Hospice.

This is Lincolnshire’s local Children’s hospice and Boston are hoping to launch at least 1,000 balloons on the 12th September.

A huge undertaking, anyone who would like to come along and help blow up balloons on the day or help sell balloons before the event, please contact the Boston Circle Fundraising Officer, Julia Scrimshaw.

Balloon’s cost £1 each and the furthest travelled & returned balloon wins £25.

Julia’s contact details are:
07515 359 702 /

Race for Life Peterborough

Michelle and I set off from Sunny Boston at 4pm on Wednesday 30th June and arrived in an even sunnier Peterborough to take our places as marshals for their Race for Life. The location, Ferry Meadows Country Park . We were joined by about 25 other marshals, 2,500 ladies running or walking and several million flies!!!!!!!!!! All of which seem to have been attractedto our high viz jackets.

We marched off to our marshal point No. 5 to be responsible for manning the Bollard which was right in the middle of the pathway where the ladies were to run. I stood just behaind the bollard with Michelle at the side. Between us we shouted to the laides as they approached to "mind the bollard", big bollard approaching ladies!"

We gave quite a few of the ladies a giggle!

After standing down at our marshall point after the last walker past us, we moved onto the 4K mark to cheer on the ladies as they approached the finish line.

Being part of the Race for Life is a fantastic experience and one I would recommend to you all to do. There is still time to join us at the Kings Lynn Race on 20th July, let me know if you are interested and I'll register you (for marshalling that is!!!)

Sarah Hill
Area 28 CSLO

Area Chair's Breakfast in ball gowns

Last Sunday, Rachael, hosted a Breakfast in Ball gowns at her local transport cafe. However, it ended up that the joke was not on her, but rather on two tablers who seem to have been under the opinion that they also had to wear dresses.

Well done Chrisitan and JP you certainly did show us girls how to wear dresses with style and finesse!

Lenore Couchman
Sleaford Circle