‘Kingsway Community’ Category
Please see the attached poster for our Easter service and celebration on Easter Sunday.
We will be having a service which starts at 10am and finishes at 11am, which will include communion and an Easter Egg hunt for children up to primary school age.
After the service, we will have a celebration which includes BBQ and a free bouncy castle. This will end at 3pm.
This will be held at Kingsway Primary School, and all ages are very welcome.
Look forward to seeing you all then.
Pastor – Kingfisher Church Kingsway
On 21st and 22nd December 2013, the Residents Association – in conjunction with Asda and Tesco Express, arranged for four charity carol singing events to take place in Kingsway, to raise money for Gloucester Royal Hospital’s Children’s Ward… (more info’).
Asda also offered to add gifts collected as a part of their Give A Gift campaign to the donation.
Tesco Express also sold raffle tickets to shoppers to bolster donations, as well as donating the prizes and giving away sweets and mince pies over the weekend.
We were lucky enough to get several sponsors to donate towards the fund: Miller Homes, Guinness Hermitage Housing Group, Oxbode Housing (GreenSquare Group), Asda (Quedgeley) and Tesco Express (Kingsway).
Numerous local children joined the choir, along with various members of the KRA.
Richard Graham MP, Cllr: Fred Wood and Conservative candidate Dave Norman also took part in the event.
L to R: Cllr: Fred Wood, Santa, Vicky (Tesco Express manager)
The total raised (£811.30 plus the gifts from Asda), was presented to Hospital Play Specialists Liz Cubbins and Louise Danter, at the hospital, on Wednesday 22nd January:
L to R: Liz Cubbins, Lois, Michelle(KRA), Joanne, George, Gill (KRA), Louise Danter, Dawn Brockbank (Asda)
Jo Harvey (Lead Nurse / Modern Matron for Paediatric Inpatients and Outpatient Department at GRH Children’s Ward) said:
“On behalf of the Directorate of Children’s Services, and especially all the children on the Paediatric Unit at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, we would like to thank you for taking the time to visit us and for your extremely generous cheque for £811.30.
I understand that your Association raised this money by organising carol singing events around Gloucester prior to Christmas. This is a fantastic sum of money for you to have raised and I am sure that you must all have worked extremely hard organising these events. I would, therefore, be grateful if you could pass on our thanks to all those members who participated.
Once again, thank you so much for thinking of the babies and children who spend time with us – it was very kind of you.”
Steve Brooks (KRA) said:
“Kingsway Residents Association’ would like to take this opportunity toward thanking all those who took part in the event – along with those within our community who made donations for such a worthy cause – raising £811.30, and gifts for the children of: Gloucester Royal Hospital’s Foundation Trust Children’s Ward.”
You can see more pictures from the event in our Kingsway Carols – 2013 Gallery.
It’s that time of year again…
2013 has been another eventful year for Kingsway. The link road to Naas Lane is finally open, adoptions have started in earnest, Asda have built a new local supermarket and we have a second local primary school.
2014 is likely to be another very busy year, with many new projects due to begin soon including the second shopping area, a place of worship, community centre, sports facilities and more.
Once again the Kingsway Residents Association has organised several local events and will continue with the same during 2014.
On behalf of the Residents Association committee, my wife, my family and myself, I’d like to wish all our residents (neighbours) and local friends a…
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Grace Church Kingsway – 2013 Christmas Services
Sunday 22nd December Community Carols
With seasonal refreshments, Carols & Christmas message
5:30 – 6:30pm @ Waterwells Primary Academy Kingsway
Christmas Day Service
10:30 – 11:30am @ Quedgeley Village Hall
Chaplins Gold Panto’s presents Aladdin the children’s pantomime, appearing at The Q-Club, (15-17, School Lane, Quedgeley), on Saturday 7th December at 2pm.
Ticket prices range from £5 for a single child to £26 for a family (2 adults, 2 children), and £10 for a single adult.
To book tickets phone: 01452 541023