CFoR Constitution, Financial Report & Financial Standing Published

The Colsterworth Festival of Remembrance Constitution, 2021 - 2022 Financial Report (as at 8 February 2022) and Financial Standing Instructions were published for public viewing. Just a way of showing that CFoR has the villages community best interests at heart when it comes to anything military and it's history.  File Name: Constitution-...
Artwork to remember the fallen was donated by a manufacturer to a village ahead of Remembrance Day. Chris Kennedy of Roll and Scroll fabrication created a one-off design for the village of Colsterworth, which was unveiled on Saturday morning at the village war memorial. The artwork depicts the 'Lone Tommy' soldier, as well as Bullet and Brian, the ...
Today we had a visit to CFoR from Toby of the Grantham Journal to photograph the unveiling of our Lone Tommy which was created by the amazing Roll & Scroll. Please take a visit to the memorial to see this amazing statue, Chris has done an amazing job! Toby also photographed our Wheeping Poppy Wall which has been created by Steve & Sally Ogb...
It is with great pride to announce that our Vicar has been contacted by the ITV News Desk, as they would like to film our service this year. We would like all residents to be made aware so you are prepared on the day with a camera team being present. At this stage there is no plan for reporters to interview individuals. Any questions regarding the ...
A lovely interview with two volunteers from CFoR and Richard Wyeth of BFBS. Listen below now and thank you to all involved.
With thanks to the Grantham Journal for spreading the word on our Festival of Remembrance. Our volunteers and business supporters are simply amazing and really have made a difference, we cannot thank you all enough Thank you! #WeSaluteYou.
The wonderful Helen Walker has been showcased in the Grantham Journal with her fabulous creation for our village Post Box. "The top of a postbox in Colsterworth has been decorated with crocheted poppies in a poignant tribute for Remembrance Day. Helen Walker is behind the colourful creation. She said: "I was asked by the Remembrance Sunday committe...
 Following great success of the 'Lest We Forget' Poppy sign at the War Memorial during last years Remembrance Day, Steve and Sally Ogborne have gone one step further. With the help from Dawn Prentice, Jackie Taylor and others , providing hundreds of bottle bottom they have built a fantastic Poppy Wall outside the Methodist Chapel. A small team...
 The Poppy Volunteers have been busy again over the past 10 months (and are still working hard now) making over 2000 plastic poppies and knitted poppies, all of which will start to be placed around the village from 16th October. The team of volunteers have excelled themselves this year as other items have also been made, including: Decorations...
 he Colsterworth Festival of Remembrance, has partnered with Roll and Scroll again to purchase a bespoke Lone Soldier called 'Tommy' to go next to the War Memorial. Chris Kennedy from Roll and Scroll has kindly built a personalised Lone Soldier statue for Colsterworth village. Standing 5 feet tall it will be an amazing and significant addition...
​What an incredible day this years Festival was and the turnout of local people was amazing. The weather was kind which made the day a big success and all the hard work from our volunteers ensured the day ran smoothly. With thanks to the Parish Council for gaining permission to close the roads and Colin Russell for collating our road closure volunt...
View the Roll of Honour   ​With thanks to Mark Ramage, Parish counsellor, we can now remember those who served and gave their lives from our neighbouring village that is North Witham. It is so inspiring when our local villages go above and beyond, ensuring those who "gave their today for our tomorrow" are remembered in this way, #WeSaluteYou M...
​We were so proud to have the support from our local paper and were honoured to have a full page spread! The poppies have raised a great deal of money and our CFoR Hamper has made £820 so far, please help us get to £1000 before Sunday 10h November 2019 - tickets available from the bar at the White Lion, £2.50 a strip or 3 strips for £5.00, you've g...
With 10 days until our Festival of Remembrance, it's not too late to order your wreath. If you would like to lay a wreath, please contact Mr & Mrs Knightall on 01476 870 918. Wreaths cost £17.50 for a red wreath and £25.00 for a Red, White & Blue Wreath, with all proceeds going to the Poppy Appeal. If you are or would like to lay a wreath, ...
​We hope you can all join us after the service at the White Lion. Debi Heath French of WA Designs is sponsoring a glass of Port to all who have helped with the build up, parade & service, but there is much more going on in our lovely local; ​Download our poster below and share as far and wide as you can - thank you ;)  File Name: remembran...
​Report by Dawn Prentice, photos courtesy of Maurice Taylor ​After seeing the idea online 1st Colsterworth Scout group offered to contribute to the village display. After a mass collection of empty bottles from homes, schools and villagers we took on the task of cutting and painting the bases, Beavers one night, Cubs the following week. Two fun fil...
​Today Toby from the Grantham Journal came to our village to meet and photograph a few of Jackie Taylor's "Poppy Ladies". Toby was really impressed with the display and will be covering the display in the next Journal. We had photos inside the church and under the arch outside where Dawn Prentices' little peoples display is taking pride of place. T...
​Why not take a Saturday morning wander to our church, St John the Baptist Church where you’ll be welcomed by Mr and Mrs Heath selling our lovely poppies and a brew. Show your support, your community needs you!
​Our fantastic hamper worth £500 has raised so far £643.50 - thank you! The hamper can be viewed on the bar at The White Lion public house in Colsterworth and with other raffle prizes being donated, this is going to be a great Remembrance Day! Brain child Debi Heath French came up with the idea to support the festival and the RBL (Royal British Leg...
​Yesterday saw the launch of our fabulous Poppy Display in St John The Baptist Church, Colsterworth. All the poppies have been knitted by our local ladies, their family and friends and it is definitely worth a trip down to see them. With thanks to Mrs Jackie Taylor for collating the poppies and coming up with this idea which will raise funds for th...
​The wall is all coming together and we are looking at a great launch, we have also landed on Facebook and we have our own page, Like, Share & Tag Friends NOW!!!  LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE  
Ticket sales for our Remembrance Hamper which is on the bar at the White Lion and holds just shy of £500 worth of goodies has raised nearly £200! Tickets cost £2.50 per strip or 3 strips for £5.00, please purchase some as this is to raise money for a great cause! CFOR would like to thank Mrs Helen Birch for her £50 donation to the fund, Helen purch...
Mrs Margaret Winn of Colsterworth has launched our veterans tea & cake on the afternoon of Sunday 10th November 2019 in the White Lion. Margaret wanted to give something back to our Veterans in the way of a thank you. Margaret said "The people we interviewed for 'We The People' book and who are still with us are; Margaret Winn of Woolsthorpe su...
We have launched a raffle of prizes which have been sourced locally from our village for our village and all in aid of our Festival of Remembrance. Brain child, Debi Heath French came up with the idea to support the event with a pot of money, going towards supporting the event happen. A donation to the Veterans Charity will be made from the proceed...
​The Poppy Ladies of Colsterworth got together today to carry on creating the lovely Weeping Poppy Wall which will take it's pride of place in the St John The Baptist Church, Colsterworth from the 1st weekend in October right up until Remembrance Day. Brain child, Mrs Jackie Taylor, came up with the idea and has gathered up so much support fro...
​There is a meeting being held with regards to the running and set up of our Festival of Remembrance Day at the White Lion on Sunday 1st September 2019 at 12:30hrs. We welcome ALL residents of our parish to attend and support in any way that you can. If you feel that you can offer some support & your time on the 10th November 2019 or you would ...
​Mr Morris Taylor ex Royal Air Force and of Colsterworth, is leading the remembrance of 101st Airbourne & 82nd Airborne Division who flew from North Witham Airfield, as the first who landed on D-Day. Their job was to light up the landing zones for those who would be landing on the beaches. The Pathfinders of the 101st Airborne Division led the ...
"Just a quick lay out, but the Poppy Wall is coming along. Enough to fill half of it and our lovey ladies are still knitting, we are sure it will look fantastic when it comes time to hang it. 👍 Thank you to the ladies for all hard work so far.  The Poppy Wall will be available to view from the 1st weekend in October 2019 at St John the Baptist...
 Photos courtesy of Mr Stuart Whitcombe
​Report by Tracey Davies - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. A commemorative bench has been unveiled in the grounds of the war memorial on Colsterworth High Street. The bench, which shows a silhouette of soldiers beside a field of poppies, was built and donated by Chris Kennedy, who made it at his Roll and Scroll workshop on Inner Street, Grantha...