Interviews featuring people and events in the Yorkshire Dales.
The All Together Now Community Choir
The All together Now community Choir meet each Thursday morning in Skipton. They come together to enjoy singing a wide range of pop songs. Here Julian from Dales Radio Breakfast speaks with the organiser and choirmaster Chris Kemp about the choir. We find out about the recent award in the Craven Community Awards. And there's a huge concert involving all seven of Chris's choirs coming up.
The choir meets every Thursday morning between 10 and 11.30 at the Methodist Church Hall on Duckett Street in Skipton. Its £7 per week or £5 for members. Everyone is welcome.
Constable Burton Hall tulips in full bloom this Bank Holiday weekend.
"We are so looking forward to this weekend’s Tulip Festival" says organiser D'Arcy Wyvill who hopes you will be joining him for a very special jubilee celebration - 25 years of our relationship with Bloms Bulbs. The Tulip Festival will be running over Saturday 30 April to Monday 2 May from 10am to 5pm daily.
With over 6000 tulips of over 100 different varieties planted amongst the formal and woodland gardens, this is the most spectacular time to visit Constable Burton Hall Gardens.
As the northern show garden for Bloms Bulbs, winner of 68 Chelsea Gold Medals, we will be showcasing their incredible collection of flowers – a vibrant mix of classic favourites and exciting new varieties! This year we have collaborated again with local garden designer Willa Bourne-Arton to create new combination planting throughout the borders which hope to inspire garden enthusiasts.
Away from the tulips there are beautiful woodland walks and garden trails to discover featuring cyclamen, lilies, ferns, hardy shrubs, roses and wildflowers.
Refreshments are also on sale during the event in our Festival Lawn Marquees pop up - as ever there will be a delicious selection of cakes, sweet treats and light lunches to tempt you!
TULIP FESTIVAL INFORMATION
Constable Burton Hall Gardens, Constable Burton, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5LJ
Saturday 30 April, Sunday 1 and Monday 2 May 2022, 10am – 5pm
Visitors are advised to pre- book tickets. Online booking – www.constableburton.com
• Accessible toilets are available on site.
• Dogs are admitted on leads.
• Free parking is available on site in an adjacent field.
SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS - A Terminal Cancer Healing by Lizzie Emery
Julian talks with cancer survivor Lizzie Emery and she introduces her new self-help book. In this book she describes in detail her journey of self-healing – and she discovers along the way that many, many terminal cancer sufferers have followed this path.
This book has been written to help others who find themselves without warning in a wilderness of fear and the unknown, where there are no signposts, and where the people to whom you turn for help on the way do not always know what to say, or make it clear that they believe you cannot possibly get to where you wish to go.
After giving us a brief story of her life up to the time of her illness and diagnosis, Lizzie describes her cancer experience in terms of a journey or pilgrimage. Alongside an exploration of the holistic therapies which she used, there is a whole chapter on how to plan a healthy, organic diet to suit your own needs, with advice on choosing non-toxic cosmetic and cleaning products wherever possible. The book is full of tips on lifestyle and ways to enhance physical, mental and spiritual well-being; how to deal with ‘toxic’ people and events such as a phone message enquiring about your prognosis, being given a book of poems on death, or a disappointing scan result.
She does not pretend that the journey is easy or the outcome clear; but shows how those who set out with faith and determination can reach their goal. At the same time; she encourages loved ones and professional health workers to help cancer sufferers see beyond a dire prognosis and to support them with hope and love.
New book captures first decade for Principle Trust Children’s Charity
Launched in 2011, The Principle Trust Children’s Charity was set up by businessman Mike Davies, MBE.
Inspired by his own traumatic childhood, Mike established the Skipton-based charity in order to provide free respite holidays to children experiencing long term, life threatening or limiting illnesses disabilities, mental health issues or social deprivation.
Since then, the Trust has raised over £1m, purchased six holiday homes and provided respite breaks for over 3700 children across North and West Yorkshire.
Now Mike has captured the charity’s first decade by penning a book which pays tribute to the families The Trust has supported. The book includes a foreword by Hannah Ingram-Moore, daughter of Captain Sir Tom Moore, and also acknowledges the charity’s army of dedicated supporters and fundraisers.
A Dip a Day for Arthritis
Millions of people wake up with arthritis every morning and face the day in pain, without the support and recognition they deserve. Arthritis attacks what it means to live and people with arthritis are often left to manage alone. Versus Arthritis invests in breakthrough treatments, the best information and vital support for everyone affected by arthritis.
Cold though it may be it hasn't deterred this Swaledale lass: "I am trying to raise money for Versus arthritis as I have friends and loved ones with this Condition and see first hand how the colder weather affects them. I am putting my body through stress and discomfort daily to try to help those less fortunate." Find out more at dalesradio.co/news
A Day In The Life - Campbells Leyburn
Richard Walker, Manager at Campbells Leyburn talks about the inner workings of a supermarket.