Welcome to May's edition of Hagley Village News.

May is the third and last month of Spring, which means we're almost into Summer time. This is an exciting month for Hagley as we have lots of events to get involved with, make sure you have a look here for 'What's on'.

It would be great if you could support our local scout group in their various events including a sponsored bike ride (full details here).

It's also great to hear how successful St John's Hand and Tower Bellringer's are becoming and so lovely to have a mix of ages in the group (more info here). Here, you can have a read about my trip to a little village in Spain.

Good luck to all of the students at Haybridge High School who are involved in the Duke Of Edinburgh and to those that have now received their awards, Congratulations. I'm sure looking back the rain; tears and blisters are worth it!

Another good luck to everyone who is performing in the Hagley Music festival, I can't wait to see some of the lovely talent that we have in the Village. Make sure you purchase your ticket and the full schedule can be found here.

Hagley Hall front cover picture courtesy of Hagley Hall Marketing

Esther Gittoes
Editor

On 5 March 2017, the weather did not deter 676 runners taking part in the first of our West Midlands Resolution Run Series to raise funds for Stroke Association in the wonderful estate of Hagley Hall. We would like to give a huge thank you to Lord Cobham for allowing us to hold the event at Hagley Hall, to all members of staff from the Hall who helped not only on the day but on the run up to the event, to the Rotary Club for their help with marshalling and to all of the local residents who had traffic outside of their houses on the day as well as the kind residents who allowed us to have banners on their fences. We are incredibly grateful to you all as these events would not be able to take place without the support of you all. Funds raised on the day are still coming in but we are hopeful that we will reach £30,000 which we are sure you will agree is amazing. Thank you all once again for your support.