Hedon in the News…

JUST some little snippets of news this week featuring Hedon or people from Hedon.

Jenny Marsden herring knitter

1. The Coat for a Boat exhibition is currently taking place at Holy Trinity Church, Hull. It’s part of the Follow the Herring project and will feature the work of knitters and crafters including a knitted coble fishing boat and a shoal of knitted herring and other sea creatures.

Members of the Hedon-based Knit and Natter group which meets in Hedon Library have been involved in knitting some of those herring! The photo here shows Jenny Marsden from the group knitting a herring earlier this year.

Coat for a Boat is open Saturday 14th June – 9.30am – 3pm, Sunday 15th June – 12.30pm – 2pm and 3.30pm – 5pm at Holy Trinity Church Hull.

Deborah Stevenson - head and shoulders2. Hedon’s Deborah Stevenson featured in The Guardian newspaper on Thursday as a case study for how volunteering can help give you a career boost. Deborah (who featured on the Blog in Jan 2014 highlighting homelessness) has worked as a volunteer at St Andrew’s Church, Paull and as an intern with SEARCH in North Hull. She credits her volunteering work with helping her to land a marketing assistants job with a firm on Hedon Road.

3. Hedon Rangers football in goalAnd Hedon Rangers got a mention on BBC Radio Humberside yesterday for one of their teams – the Colts – being awarded second prize in a competition recognising the worst pitches in the country!

Whilst having one of the worst amateur playing surfaces in Britain  may sound terrible, the team have also been judged on their passion and enthusiasm to play despite this problem. Coming second in the ‘Pitch to Win’ competition will entitle the team to a cash prize, pitch-side sponsorship and new kit.

Congratulations to all those from Hedon in the news!

If you spot a Hedon story in the news – share it with other residents on the Hedon Blog. Contact us at hedonblog@gmx.com or leave a comment.

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