SOS at Kidzone October 2018
At the end of last month three members of SOS Gary Richens, Geraint Pugh and Casper De Boer spent a day at Kidzone working on a play shelter. They did a good job, drank lots of coffee and made lots of noise.They would like to thank Pete Sago for doing the ground work and sourcing the raw materials. So thank you to Gary, Geraint and Casper for their hard work so the children can play safely.
Marsh Lane And The Rose Fun Day
The cutting and strimming down Marsh Lane went very well last Thursday with the path again cleared up to the usual standard.
We are having an hour or two this Friday 20th July between the Village Hall and Shotley Primary School to keep on top of things. If you are able to help in any way then please join us from 10am meeting at the village hall car park. It’s the Rose Fun Day on Saturday 21st July so it will tidy things up for then.
Speaking of the Rose Fun Day, we will have an SOS stall to hopefully raise funds for a replacement strimmer, as well as provide information on what our group does. We also intend to have a gentle stroll down to Golden Wood and back at 3pm, rather like one of our popular health walks (next health walk is this Thursday 19th July, 11.30am meeting opposite the Bristol Arms).
Many thanks for your support.
Gary and the SOS team.


Yesterday was the first anniversary of Walkers are Welcome, Shotley, becoming the first accredited group in the County of Suffolk and we celebrated in style on Easter Monday!
Despite it being wet and cold, about 50 people, walkers, mums, dads, children and pets, came along to celebrate with us. It started off with a circular walk of 2 and 1/4 miles setting out from The Bristol Arms. There was a trail set up for people to follow with 19 points to find and it was fun watching people hunting for the clues and noting down their answers which were designed especially with children in mind. On his return to The Bristol Arms, one young lad, Elliot, was heard to say excitedly, “That walk was REALLY good.” and was particularly pleased that his efforts had earned him, and the rest of the children returning their answer sheets, with an Easter egg.
This was followed by a Treasure Trail around the area outside the Bristol Arms, with parents and children taking part with more Easter treats as a reward.
This was followed by a Family Quiz inside the Bristol Arms which saw people from 4 to 70+ take part and was great fun and the Hog Roast which followed was delicious and very much appreciated so thanks to Shane and his team for organising that.
It was all felt to be worthwhile when parents and children came and thanked us for arranging the day. SOS would like to offer special thanks to Shane and his team for the time and effort they gave towards making the day the success it was. Well done to the Walk Leaders, Gary, Tony, Jane and Geraint and to Marian for setting up the Trail and checking the answers, painful as it was to give Easter eggs away! Thanks to June and Tony for organising the Treasure Hunt questions. Derek and Albie Davis did a great job organising the Family Quiz and making it such fun.
Last but not least thanks to the volunteers and visitors who supported us, making the day a resounding success.