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KEEPING YOU IN TOUCH - YOUR FREE MONTHLY NEWSPAPER DELIVERED DOOR-TO-DOOR FOR 31 YEARS


KMC VIDEO EVENING TOUCHED BY BLOOD CANCER? ~ WHITEHAVEN BLOOD CANCER GROUP ~


A selection of climbing, skiing & mountaineering videos including:


How to be a skier!


Avalanche – Search and Rescue – No Transceiver Avalanche – Search and Rescue – with Transceiver Moonraker – First Ascent – Pete Biven and Pat Littlejohn


A walk on the wild slide – Johnny Dawes A wee walk up Mont Blanc Rope Solo – El Cap, Yosemite


8.00pm, Tuesday 13th November The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth


Tickets: £5.00 - at the door on the night Doors open at 7.30pm. Bar available Enquiries: thekmc@outlook.com


Supporting the


Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team Keswick


Affiliated to the BMC Honorary Patron:


Mountaineering Club


Sir Chris Bonington C.B.E. www.thekmc.org thekmc@outlook.com


www.thekmc.org


As well as meeting others with similar experiences, the Whitehaven Blood Cancer Group have interesting speakers and the kettle is always on!


The next meeting is on Tuesday 20th November from 2.00pm to 3.30pm at the Bransty Royal British Legion Club.


If you want to find out more, please telephone Karen on 07710 393 891 for an informal chat.


Karen Bonell


Regional Development Manager www.lymphoma-action.org.uk


It is always appreciated when you Support your local shops&businesses!


Lenny the Lobs A SHORT STORY FOR YOUNG CHILDREN BY CHRIS BOWER©2018


When they are out on their exercises the baby subs, Eddie, Freddie, Maisie, Daisie and Sam see Lenny the Lobster, who is crying. They know that Lenny is a long way from home and they ask him why he is crying. Seeing his friends Lenny stops crying and tells them his story.


“One day I was bored at home. As you know, lobsters cannot travel very fast or very far. So, I stopped a friendly turtle and asked him for a lift.” He said, “Sure. Grab hold of my shell.” And off we went. Turtles do not say much, and they swim very slowly, so I got bored very soon.


As we passed a skate, I asked her for a lift. “You are most welcome. Grab hold of my fin.” She swam much more quickly, and it began to be fun, but she soon became tired and dropped down to lie on the seabed.


Just then, a basking shark swam above me. I asked him for a lift. He closed his mouth just long enough to say, “If I must.” Before continuing his way with his mouth open wide. I grabbed hold of his tail and off we went. He swam slowly and on the surface, so there was not much to see. I asked him why he swam with his mouth open and all he said was, “Unlike everybody else I eat with my mouth open!” This was all I could get him to say.


Just then, a pod of dolphins came past. I asked them if they would give me a lift. “Of course,” said their leader, “grab hold of my tail.” And off we went. It was very exciting – surfing waves, jumping into the air and playing the bow waves of ships.


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Unfortunately, it was too exciting, and I held on so tightly that the dolphin said, “Ouch! That hurt.’ He shook me off, and here I am; but, where am I? I am lost and lonely and that is why I am crying.”


“You have had quite an adventure,” said Eddie. “You have come a long way. Grab hold of me and we will soon have you back home.”


The baby subs took Lenny back to his own home. As they were saying goodbye Lenny said, “It was a great adventure, but I now know that I must always know how to find my way home.”


Naughty Sam said, “What was the best bit, Lenny, because I want…”


Quickly Maisie cut Sam short and said, “Enough of that Sam. It is our bedtime.”


Soon they were all asleep in the sub pens and Sam dreamed of exciting adventures – but Lenny dreamed of being safe at home.


AND NOW FOR SOMETHING TO DO...


Make


Nutty People Figures


For this you will only need...


To go for a walk and come home with nuts like conkers, acorns and hazelnuts. Also collect very thin twigs and small leaves.


You will also need plasticine.


Put a small blob of plasticine on top of a large nut which is the body and push a smaller nut into the plasticine which is the head.


Now use your imagination to make it look like a person.


You could put an acorn cup on its head for a hat. Push twigs into the body to make arms. (Hint – make holes first with a cocktail stick). Push a small blob of plasticine on to the bottom of the large nut and push small seeds into this to make feet. Bird seed could be used to make buttons and use leaves to make a cape, cut out to make a necklace or…


Use your imagination and HAVE FUN! ISSUE 430 | 18 OCTOBER 2018 | 50


If you or any of your family have lymphoma, myeloma, leukaemia or any other blood cancer, there is a friendly and informative support group that meets every other month in Whitehaven.


© SUSAN FLEMMING


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