With a week to go before our Christmas Day deadline we were (virtually) 156km from our destination of Jerusalem. It looked like it was out of our reach with the poor weather but with a Herculean effort with a few days to spare we managed to cover the last kilometres with a few spare for a victory lap around the city!
Thanks to all those who contributed to the virtual event over the last 6 months or so and in particular to our leader Peter Whiting who covered an amazing 2,733 kms and kept us all motivated with his excellent reports!
It gave us all a great reason to get out and exercise and put in the miles!
Kenilworth Circle’s first Hybrid Circle meeting at Chesford Grange on 14 October was a great success! There were 16 brothers in attendance and 1 visiting brother from Leamington Spa Circle who was also an observer. Dialled in on-line were a further 10 brothers and 2 visitors. Brothers met for a socially distanced drink before the Circle meeting and then reconvened after for a much needed drink and social catch-up!
The Chesford Grange Hotel has been extremely helpful in ensuring that the event was Covid-19 safe and ensuring we comply with all the guidelines.
Circle President Bede Hayes had this to say about the evening “It was great to be there physically with Brothers for the meeting although the circumstances were a little unfamiliar”.
As we approach the start of another football season, we have set-up a Provincial Fantasy Football League based on the official Premier League game (https://fantasy.premierleague.com/). All brothers and family members are welcome to enter. As well as representing yourself we thought it would be a fun idea if every entrant also represented their Circle, such that the scores of the top three representatives of each Circle are added together to give a Circle score. At the end of the season we are looking to award prizes to the winners and a small trophy to the winning Circle. To see how to play and enter please visit https://fantasy.premierleague.com/ Joining the league couldn’t be easier. Simply use the link below and you’ll be added automatically after you’ve entered the game. https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/auto-join/z6ekyt or press the “Join an Existing League” link and enter the League Code: z6ekyt To give everyone sufficient time, the league is due to start on Saturday 3 October (Gameweek 4). So entries should be in by that date. Looking forward to playing against you this season!
Robert Hodges of Kenilworth Circle has kindly offered to set up the league and answer any queries you may have setting up your team. Robert can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
Brother President Bede Hayes would like to thank everyone on behalf of FHL for your support of the race evening on 12th June. In the end, 36 households from 14 Circles joined us, including a family from Nazareth. In addition to raising awareness of the work of Brother President’s charity – Friends of the Holy Land – the evening raised well in excess of £400 with further donations to be added to final total.
Brother President Bede Hayes cordially invites you to a virtual Race Night to raise funds for Friends of The Holy Land. www.friendsofholyland.og.uk We are delighted to announce that Brother Habib Karam, Founder President and Secretary of Nazareth Circle will be joining us live and will give a short report on the situation in The Holy Land. The evening will be very informal with 9 races and then a Grand National race to finish. Between the races there will be short videos and talks about the Holy Land and specific issues in East Jerusalem, the rest of the West Bank, Gaza, Israel and Jordan and how our Christian Brothers and Sisters are rising to the challenges presented by Covid-19.
Prices per entry (including a bet on each race) £10 or £20 option.
(This event meets all the requirements laid out by the Gambling Commission).
To enter or for more information please email email@example.com