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My heartiest congratulations go to all those involved in last weekend’s stunning spectacular, the Four Winds Festival at Rutland Water.

A splendid array of afternoon activities for all ages followed by the memorable production of The Way The Wind Blows by Chris Baldwin left my wife and myself feeling truly uplifted.

The moving story of the osprey and the local lady with disability who found freedom through sailing in the beautiful surrounding of Rutland Water is one that we shall never forget.

Thanks to every single person who took part.

Laurence Howard

Lord Lieutenant of Rutland

MEMBERS of Ketton and District Royal Naval Association would like to thank the people of Stamford and beyond for their wonderful support of our tombola stall held at the Stamford Festival on Saturday.

It was a great success, and the money collected will go to local charities at Christmas.

Once again many thanks.


Honorary secretary, RNA, Churchill Road, Stamford

On behalf of the Rutland branch of the RNLI, I would like to thank the people of Rutland for their continued generous donations to the RNLI at the annual county collections week earlier this month. A total of £1,320 was collected.

This results in more lifeguards being positioned on British beaches throughout the country, saving countless lives and lifeboatmen being kitted with up-to-date equipment to aid them rescuing people in difficulties at sea.

Laura Reekie

County flag week organiser

Greenfield Road, Oakham

We would like to thank everyone who supported the Garden Party held at The Orchard last Saturday.

The magnificent total of £1,350 was raised and will be divided equally between Uppingham Methodist Church’s Osire Project, and Uppingham in Bloom.

Doug and Margaret Stacey

Station Road, Uppingham

Can we through your letter page say a big thanks to the many volunteers who work in the Rutland area, especially to the volunteers who work for Age Concern.

Without their dedication and support many of our services would struggle.

Their time and efforts are greatly appreciated.

Wendy Bye and Sue Bamber

Co-ordinators for Age Concern,

High Street East, Uppingham