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Barlaston Open Gardens brings community together

Eighteen gardens opened to the public in Barlaston over the weekend & visitors were rewarded with beautiful sunshine from midday onwards. The event was organised by the Barlaston Community Group & originally designed to bring the community together. This was the second year of opening & with over 200 visitors & a waiting list of gardens, it looks like becoming ...

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Santa’s coming to Stone – 2016 tour dates


Santa Claus is coming to town, as Stone Round Table reveal the 2016 tour dates for this years charity drive. Father Christmas, and his Sleigh, will be completing the annual charity fund raising tour throughout December.  Stone Round Table and Santa have a special relationship that means the residents of Stone get a sneak preview of Santa before he sets ...

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Donation boost for Age Concern

Age Concern Stone and District need all the help they can get to continue serving older people in and around Stone. Treasurer Sylvia Burdon recently accepted a cheque for £400 from Chairman of Stone Festival Committee Neil Gater. Age Concern Stone and District is a small local charity based in the Council Building on Station Road, and has been offering ...

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2016 Phil ‘Skinny’ James cricket match

Cricket Phil Skinny James

Following the success of last year’s memorial cricket tournament the friends and family of Phil ‘Skinny’ James are holding another cricket match, this time in aid of Diabetes UK. The day is taking place at Stone SP Cricket club on Sunday 28th August. As per the previous match  there will be 4 teams taking part in the day to try ...

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10k walk to raise money for cardiac charity

10k walk

Parents, staff and children from Smarty’s Day Nursery will be raising money for a cardiac charity on a sponsored 10k walk on Saturday 2nd July. Nursery chef Sue Perry tragically lost her son Timothy in 2011 to hypertrophic cardomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle. He was just 19. Sue’s nursery colleagues are aiming to help Sue to raise £5,000 for Cardiac ...

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Coast-to-coast challenge for Stone cyclists


Six intrepid cyclists are taking part in one of the toughest one-day events in the country on 25th June. The members of Stone’s Velo-M cycling club are tackling a sportive known as “Coast-2-Coast In A Day.” This event is 150 miles long and includes 15,000 feet of climbing, with ascents of some of the toughest climbs in the country, a few with ...

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Dean’s degree show exhibition has pedal power!

Student Dean Morris, currently living in Nottingham but originally from Stone, will be exhibiting his work at Nottingham Trent University degree show until Saturday 11th June. Dean is also making a name for himself as an actor. Dean’s no stranger to charitable causes.  Last year he joined in the flan-flinging fun at a Tiswas birthday party in Stone to raise funds for Chris ...

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Local artist joins forces with AED Donate

AED Donate

Stone charity AED Donate has teamed up with local artist Lauren Ward of Nova & Me to create a limited edition print to fund a seventh defibrillator in the town. Sudden cardiac arrest kills approximately 100,000 people a year in the UK. There are no warning signs but through awareness and the appearance of community defibrillators, this shocking statistic can be ...

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