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Cheeky chap Tank is a live wire, but can be a little shy and reserved at first.  He loves to cuddle and play, but due to his breed’s love of little furry animals he does need to be kept on a lead when out walking. He would like an adult only home where he can be the centre of attention.

We have lots going on at LAA including a Coffee Shop & Table Top Sale on Saturday 5th October and an Autumn Sale & Mini Market on Saturday 19th October both events are free to enter and are take place between10am and 1pm.

There is a Dog First Aid Course on Saturday 12th October which teaches life-saving skills and is ideal for dog owners and dog professionals. It’s £35 and for more details visit our website or call the Centre.

Leicester Animal Aid, Elmwood Farm, Forest Road, Huncote, LE9 3LE.  Telephone 01455 888 257. 

Tails from Leicester Animal Aid

We love happy ‘tails’ here at Leicester Animal Aid and we have two to tell after our longest-stay residents finally found their forever homes after 18 months of searching.

Ex-racer Delboy came into the Centre after his track days were over and adapted to his retirement quickly, especially snoozing on sofas! Eventually, his wait was over when the new family of fellow Greyhound Mickey, who had come in at the same time as Delboy, heard that he was still at LAA.  After a brilliant home visit, Delboy packed his bags to start a new chapter in his life. It was good news for Katie too, a five-year-old crossbreed, who had been with us since February 2018. Her new Mum has a really big garden which we have heard that Katie absolutely loves.

We are now hoping that new homes can be found for three-year-old JJ, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and Tank, a three-year-old Lakeland Terrier. JJ has been with us for 12 months and he can be a little shy in new environments, but loves massages and cuddles and playing with his tennis ball. He’s looking for a home where he can enjoy being the only pet and would prefer children to be older.
Huncote Women’s Institute

On a lovely evening towards the end of August some WI members, and two dogs, walked down the lane towards Narborough before turning onto Whistle Way and from there onto a footpath in Enderby and back over the fields to Huncote. A very happy evening ended with drinks and chips in the Red Lion Garden.

Keeping the walking theme going, in early September a large group of WI members met at Little Markfield Farm where Brenda Featherstone and her family welcomed us with coffee before we proceeded to walk across the fields with her beautiful alpacas. Some of us had an alpaca on a single lead while others held an alpaca with two leads. Also on the walk was Dizzie the sheep who has always lived with the alpacas and prefers their company to her own flock of sheep! The weather was good to us and we enjoyed being out in the countryside with Brenda’s very well behaved animals. We were able to feed our companions at their regular stopping points and on returning to the farm we were provided with a lovely lunch. Before leaving we were able to look at the other animals in the farmyard. 

Our regular meetings continue on the second Friday evening of each month from 7.30 pm in St James Church Rooms. In October we will be finding out 'How to make an Owl Paperweight' and in November, following our AGM, there will be 'Fun and Games’. Visitors and new members are very welcome to come along.
Huncote Lunch Club

The Lunch Club, which meets fortnightly on Mondays at 12 noon (for 12.30 pm) at Huncote Methodist Church Rooms, currently has space to welcome more diners. The cost for a two course lunch with tea/coffee/squash before and after the meal is £4.00. An alternative main course of Jacket Potato with Cheese Salad and alternative dessert of Cheese and Biscuits is always available. Special dietary requirements can be catered for if you let us know what they are.

The next Lunch Club dates are 30 September, 14 & 28 October, 11 & 25 November and 9 December. For more information, please contact: Chrys 0116 2864502 or Barrie 0116 2865650.

St James Church

We are pleased to announce that Fr Andrew Lee has been appointed Priest in Charge of St Hugh’s Eyres Monsell and St James Church Huncote. Fr Andrew’s existing parish is Holy Trinity, Dalton, Rotherham. We look forward to welcoming Fr Andrew and his family into our church and village community from the beginning of November.

On Saturday 6 October we will be holding our Harvest Coffee Morning in the Church Rooms from 10 am - 12 noon.  As usual, we will have cakes, books, bric-a-brac and a raffle, with all proceeds going to church funds. The church will be open for viewing of the harvest decorations, and our Harvest Sunday service will take place at 9 am. Everyone will be made very welcome.
There was a fierce rivalry between the two teams and the fixture was looked forward to; a few angry words and late tackles would be exchanged. But after the match you would find them in the bar of the Hotel or at the Bell, all together.  Sadly, one or two are no longer with us - Mick Woolley, Bill Wright John Beardsal and Mick Whitfield. It would be great to see old faces and relive a few great memories. Anyone who worked at Empire Stone or used the Narborough Hotel is welcome.

This night is not just about football - any information ring John Ballendat (Balo). Home 0116 2849759; Mobile 07548108673; Sue Mobile 07763270539.
Empire Stone F.C. and Narborough Hotel F.C. are holding a reunion on Friday 25th October at Huncote Sports and Social, Enderby Lane, Thurlaston (Postcode LE9 7TF) starting at 7.30. During the early seventies, these two football clubs were members of the Hinckley and District Sunday League.

Their players came from Saturday sides, including Huncote SSC, Narborough and Littlethorpe, Cosby United, Broughton Astley and Whetstone Athletic, so everybody knew everybody else.

Football Reunion

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