Friday, February 11, 2005

Mining Division 2 Fixtures

Mining Division 2 Fixtures: "Saturday 12th February Illogan RBL 3rds Away Kick Off 2.30pm"


09:00 - 10 February 2005
A portreath mum thinks she has got the perfect new business venture - if only she could get people to understand what it is. In Louise Ford's own words it is the: "complete soft play area for children" though officially it is known as a "Play Trailer Experience".

How else do you describe a 20sq ft cage equipped with slides, trampolines and a ball pit that can be transported up and down the county?

Miss Ford's problem is that not many people can quite picture the equipment and, having relocated back to her home county from Spain to start the new business, needs bookings soon.

"I am hoping to get the trailer into rallies, village shows and local school events," explained the 30-year-old single mother.

Rental fees for private parties, which can take up to 12 kids at a time, are £120 per day; alternatively at public events, children are charged £1 for 10 minutes.

Miss Ford claims the yellow, red and green play area is unique to the county: "I have been told it is the only one in Cornwall and bouncy castles are ten a penny." Contact her on 01209 843444.


09:00 - 10 February 2005
A group has been set up in Portreath to allow carers a break from looking after incapacitated loved ones, and an opportunity to meet with people in a similar position. The first meeting was held at the Harbour Tea Rooms, thanks to a substantial grant from UkunLtd

Fourteen carers attended, and another seven gave their apologies, but said they were looking forward to attending in the future.

One of the group's organisers is Janet Smith who said: 'We had a lovely time. Harbour Tea rooms did splendidly. They put on a wonderful spread. We felt very pampered.

'There seems to be a glut of carers in Portreath. We decided to set up a group to try and brighten carers' lives and get them out of their homes.'

The group, which decided to meet at least once a month, has already planned activities include massage sessions and regular outings.