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The Hopbine Wigley Orchard and St Michaels Caravan Parks News • July 2013 Issue 50


Stroll On! for Worcester Royal


Once again Brian is organis- ing a sponsored walk (this year


to a so-far undisclosed destination) on Sunday 1st September, the week after the August Bank Holiday. Walkers will leave at 10 am from Wigley


Orchard and return to Bank House when we invite all caravan owners to join us for refreshments and a jolly good time. This


year’s charity is the


Worcestershire Breast Unit Campaign which aims to raise £1.8 million to fund the establishment of a new dedicated breast unit at Worcester Royal hospital. Sandra cannot praise highly enough the


treatment she received at Worcester Royal during the winter. However the new breast unit will provide a quicker and more effi- cient service which will have a positive impact on patients’ recovery. For more information go to www.everybodyknows- somebody.co.uk. Sponsor forms are available at the


house so get your walking boots on, get training and get fund raising for this very worthwhile cause. To donate online go to


www.justgiving.com/Sandra-Griffiths4 Condolences


We are sorry to report the recent deaths of two of our caravan owners. Yvonne Burke from Darlaston had


owned a caravan at Wigley since 1989. Her husband Tom died in 2005 and she bravely coped with serious illness for several years. She claimed to have owned a caravan on five different pitches during her time at Wigley – which is probably a record. Despite her problems she always had a


cheery word and will be missed by her many friends on the park. June Moseley from Birmingham arrived


on the park in 2011 and soon settled into enjoying her caravan and garden. Her fam- ily plans to continue to use the caravan. We only knew her for a short time but we liked her and we extend our condolences to her friends and family.


Our picture shows John completing the sit- ing of a new Willerby caravan at St Michaels. This means that St Michaels is now full with all 34 pitches occupied, including six on the letting fleet and three stock caravans for sale. We’re very pleased with this progress


as we redeveloped the whole park in 2008 and five of the original nine owners are


still with us. The Willerby Avonmore (pictured) fea-


tures central heating and double glazing, two bedrooms, bathroom with shower plus an en-suite toilet. There is also a fully equipped kitchen, a comfortable lounge and dining area. It is priced at around £37,000 and will include a satellite dish and a timber deck.


Man of the Month


In the first of an occasional series we intro- duce our Man of the Month for July, a well known face at Wigley Orchard, Jim Chance. In the year that we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic we felt it was only right to honour our very own Wigley Orchard fighting man. After spending much of World War ll in


Stoke Bliss, Jim graduated from Stoke Bliss school ready to put the world to rights. His tales of derring do during his time in the Royal Marines will amaze you. Returning to the UK after serving his


country he re-established his roots in the West Midlands with Val, his lovely and very patient wife, and immediately invest- ed in quality leisure time in Stoke Bliss. Jim has now owned a caravan at Wigley Orchard for more than half his life. He cel- ebrates another birthday in August.


Left: Jim standing to attention, every inch the well drilled Royal Marine


Early bird photographs - see overleaf Last piece in the jigsaw


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