Paul Rodwell – Lands End to John O’Groats

14 year old school boy Paul Rodwell is finishing school on Tuesday 22nd July and making the journey with his Dad (Steve) to Lands End. Wednesday morning they are starting the 1000 mile bike ride to John O’Groat’s. Following in his brother Danny’s footsteps who did the challenge 5 years ago cycling from John O’Groats and finishing at Lands End. Paul and Steve hope to complete the ride in 10 day’s raising money for “Men United” a Prostrate Cancer Charity. They hope to complete the ride in 10 day’s we in Riccall are all behind you!!

Good Luck from Riccall Carnival

If you would like to make a donation you can go onto the website: Just Giving and click on Paul Rodwell or there is a collection bucket at the Regen Centre, follow the progress on our Facebook page “Riccall Carnival”

July 22nd arrived at Lands End

Day 1 have completed 70 miles

Day 2 crossed the border into Devon

Day 3 camping at the bottom of Cheddar Gorge another 80 miles completed

Day 4 made it to Northleach in Gloustershire

Day 5 into Ollerton

Day 6 back home to rest made it to Yorkshire

Day 7 easy travel through Yorkshire but there are some good hills around Durham staying overnight in Bishop Auckland.

Day 8 reached Jeburgh approx 700 miles done – 320 to go. Flashed by a speed sign to slow down. Weather windy

Day 9 reached Auchterarder (not far from Gleneagles)

Day 10 arrived in Newtonmore only 162 miles to go can smell the finishing line

Day 11 arrived at the small town  of Tain – it’s the final countdown 82 miles then Paul and Steve have finished

Day 12 Mission accomplished now the long journey back home to Riccall for a well earned rest, that’s for Paul – poor old DAD has work to do.

Open Garden and Carnival 2014

Riccall Open Garden’s.

Thanks to all the gardeners for giving up their time and getting involved in this years Open Garden. Thank you to all of you who came and supported us on the afternoon and helped us raise much needed funds for St Leonard’s Hospice.

Can we also thank Riccall and Kelfield crafter’s for their support and generous donation

We are pleased to say we raised a grand total of  £1221.20

Riccall Carnival

 A successful carnival despite the weather on the Saturday afternoon, thank you for all the organisations that took part in the event. To those of you who supported the raffle well done to the winners and sorry for those who didn’t – us included.

1st Prize Louise Fenton ticket no 00095 – Mini Ipad

2nd Prize Kris Whitehead ticket no 00253 – £50

3rd Prize Rob and Joan Hall ticket no 00693 – £25