HOSPICE: Lupset and Thornes Fundraising Group is holding a garden party tomorrow at the home of Gill Holt, 128 Thornleigh Avenue, Thornes, from 11am to 2pm. Raffle, tombola, various games and stalls. Admission 50p.
OPEN GARDEN DAY: Everyone is invited to the Open Garden Day at 19 The Mount, Thornes, to look around the garden. Coffee and cake will be available from 10.30am and lunches from noon. Admission is free and the proceeds from the sale of refreshments will be donated to the Forget-me-not Children’s Hospice in Huddersfield.
SUMMER FAIR: Augusta Court (opposite Morrisons, Dewsbury Road) is holding a summer fair tomorrow from 10am to 3pm. Stalls include a raffle, bric a brac, soft toys, CDs, DVDs, books, handbags and jewellery. Tea/coffee and squash will also be on sale.
THORNES CRICKET CLUB: Both senior teams returned to winning ways last Saturday, the first and second teams both playing against Ossett. The first team secured maximum points by bowling the opposition out for 184 runs and then scoring 189-5. The second team won decisively, chasing Ossett’s 226-9 (Tom Robinson five wickets for 77), and then posting 229-3, with Nipuna Senaratne hitting 98 and Oliver Dennis 96 not out. The Thornes teams remain fifth and eighth respectively in their Central Yorkshire leagues. Tomorrow, the first team are at home at Field Lane against local rivals Wakefield St Michaels, second team are away against Moorlands Firsts, the third team play at Askern Welfare Seconds, and the Thornes Sunday team entertain Glass Houghton.
WEST WAKEFIELD METHODIST CHURCH: The preachers on Sunday are David Curtis at 10am and Michael Briggs at 6pm. The Ladies’ Group is having its annual meal out at the Wetherby Whaler on Tuesday. On Wednesday at 2.30pm the Women’s Fellowship will have an hour enjoying members’ favourite music. The social committee meets on Thursday at 7pm to plan future church activities.
AYSGARTH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: The association wishes to offer its apologies to everyone who brought their dogs to be micro-chipped last Saturday, the mix-up was due to confusion over the venue. The association also wish to thank all the volunteers and supporters who turned out, despite the atrocious weather conditions. The event raised £161.50.