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The Brackley Elves are helping the Round Table with Father Christmas Travel Plans in December and he will be visiting Brackley and the surrounding villages during December. Rather than collecting buckets they are asking if you can donate £3 by text.  Its very simple, just text BRACKLEY 3 to 70490.  IMPORTANTLY, if you wish to donate more than £3 just change the 3 to whatever amount you wish.  Texts will cost the amount of your donation plus the standard message charge.

The Elves are also helping with mental health so If you are struggling with the lockdown then please visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/mentalhealthfriendsbrackleygroup

You may not be aware but Buckingham’s Royal Latin School is historically the worst-funded state school in the UK. Despite that, they want to deliver a new first-class sport and wellness facility that is pivotal in inspiring and encouraging ALL young people in the school and local community to gain a passion for sport, health and wellbeing that will protect them now and in the future. Tackling our vulnerability and building our resilience has never felt so important, and they have launched a crowdfunding site to raise the final £20.000 needed.  You can help by reading more and donating on this link https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/open-our-sportscampus

The BBOP News & Events show this morning starts at 10am on Brackley Community Radio (repeated at 8am Sunday.)  Bracken Leas have a Virtual Balloon Race on Tuesday and we spoke to Laura Smallpage from the Friends of Bracken Leas (https://ecoracing.co/user/page/1028 to donate) along with Councillor Robin Sutchbury about Buckingham’s Christmas Light Switch On.  We also get some tips from Dee at Town Garage (01280 702227) about getting your car ready for winter and James from Jems Stationers who is fighting the lockdown by taking phone orders and offering local delivery. You can reach him on 01280 706265

It’s not too late to record a Christmas carol to be played on the radio over Christmas.  BCR is looking for schools, groups, duos, individuals to join in. You can record it on your phone or ipad, contact Bernie Tiller bernie@brackleyradio.uk.

SNC’s Healthy Communities team have been preparing a strategy to build stronger communities in South Northants, as we prepare to move into West Northants unitary authority with Daventry and Northampton councils. Residents are invited to comment on any part of it, either by email to healthy.communities@southnorthants.gov.uk or by completing the survey – link and details: https://www.southnorthants.gov.uk/news/article/591/help-us-to-build-a-better-and-stronger-community-for-all


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