Jubilee Events Take Root

Green Gym members at work

Green Gym members at work

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Events to mark Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee are continuing apace. Last week saw volunteers from the Milton Keynes Green Gym play their part in the Woodland Trust’s ‘Jubilee Woods’ project.

They will return to the location on 24th March to continue their efforts and are encouraging more volunteers to join them. Monique van Assouw, Community Project Officer with BTCV, said: “BTCV Green Gym volunteers are delighted that they can play their part in the Diamond Jubilee year by helping the Woodland Trust to plant 6 million trees this year.”

Green gym events take place every Thursday and on the fourth Saturday of the month, it is free to attend and tools, gloves and refreshments are provided. Each session can accommodate up to 15 volunteers so booking is therefore required, for information contact Monique on 01296 330 033, or email gg-milton-keynes@btcv.org.uk.

Elsewhere, The Orhpean Singers, a four part choir of over 30 voices, are celebrating their own Diamond Jubilee this year with a series of four concerts. Based in Hanslope, the choir was formed by the merging of the ladies and male voice choir in 1952, the year of Her Majesty the Queen’s accession to the throne.

Concerts to mark the double celebration will take the form of a ‘Last Night of the Proms’ performance, with the second half of each show comprising patriotic songs, flags and audience participation.

Dates and venues for these concerts are: 28 April, Water Eaton Church Centre 4pm; 19 May, St John the Baptist Church, Hartwell 7.30pm; 2nd June, St. Mary’s Church, Haversham 7.30pm; 29 September, St Mary and St Giles church, Stony Stratford 7.30pm.