What a fantastic weekend at the National Feast of Lanterns held at Arley Hall, Northwich organised by the Northwest Region of the C&CC. In spite of the usual rainy Bank Holiday weather everyone was in great spirits and entered into the theme ‘ Science Fiction’ with some amazing fancy dress costumes and light shows.
The response to our fund raising flight and competition to guess how far the plane will fly was encouraging and thanks to everyone who came to chat. There are more photos in the gallery from this great event.
Amazing couple of days at this wonderful show beside the River Severn. Our stand was busy and thanks to everyone who stopped to chat, put their name on the plane, enter the prize draw or make a donation. Shame about the rain on Friday but it stopped so we could all enjoy the concert and fireworks in the evening.
Today Tuesday 24th July Jim and Dot were at the City Airport, Barton near Manchester to meet news reporter Mark Edwardson and a cameraman from the BBC Northwest Tonight programme. We were interviewed and filmed with a Cessna aeroplane kindly loaned by the LAC Flying Club who are based at the airport. We are grateful for the opportunity to tell people about our flying project and how we plan to raise donations for the Alzheimer’s Society.
The town of Crewe has become one of the latest Dementia Friendly Communities that are helping to support people and their families who are living with the disease. There are 369 such communities around the country trying to raise awareness of the how shops, businesses and the general public can help make the day to day tasks easier.
Sometime it is the little things that make a difference.. for example a person with dementia often shows no outward signs of a disability and his or her carer may just need that bit of extra time when parking the car or paying at the till.
Well done to all at Crewe who have made this possible and we hope it will make a difference.
Roderick James came to our display at the air show at Southport to give us an item to take on our flight. It was a poem, one of many he has written and as we chatted each of us realised that we had met before. Our paths had crossed in 2001 at Tarifa on the very southern tip of Spain when we were out riding our dirt bikes. We had stopped to chat with some paragliders who had engines on their backs and he was parked in his motorhome nearby. The joy of travelling is that you never know who you will meet along the way or when your paths will cross again. Here is the poem..
When journeys call.
When journeys call don’t hesitate, with problems that you self create, although there’s many that come to mind, when journeys start their left behind, along the way the answers come and to questions that you never sung.
You learn to listen out for clues, instead of suffering with the Blues, these take you on your easy way, that lead you to your destiny, so if no answer you can see, look to the side and there twill be.
That was an amazing weekend of skilled flying, blue skies, sunshine, sea breeze and the most amazing aircraft displaying right in front of our stand. Lots of support from the visitors and Jim was interviewed about our flight by George, nicknamed ‘Smokey Bacon’ one of the display commentators.