Rob’s Festival, Men of Fields Walk The Ridgeway, Hot Topics And Local News

Rob’s Festival

Danny talks to Elouise and Eleanor from Rob’s Festival. This year marks their 10th Anniversary, which remembers Rob Williams, a former Beaumont student. The festival was set up by Rob’s friends and celebrates Rob’s two passions of music and sport. Throughout the day there will be live music, sporting events, stalls and activities all organised by Beaumont School’s sixth form. Part of the money raised will go to Princes trust, an organisation which provides great opportunities for young people. You can find out more about Rob’s Festival here 

Walking The Ridgeway

Also joining the show this week is Trevor Merriden from the “Men of Fields”. Garden Fields Cricket Club – also known as “Men of Fields” (or “MoF” for short) is a collection of Dads with children at Garden Fields School in St Albans. Some of them are cricketing gentlemen, some proper players and the rest, well let’s just call them “useful chaps”. They undertake a large charitable walk together every two years. Early July 2019 will see their 3rd event in this series. They have raised over £60,000 to date. The 2019 event is “The Ridgeway” walk of 85 miles. It follows a route used since prehistoric times by travellers, herdsmen and soldiers. This walk is dedicated to the friends and families of MoFs who have been affected by cancer – and all those living with cancer everywhere. The two local charities which will benefit are dear to their hearts – Rennie Grove Hospice Care and the Hospice of St Francis. More information can be found at 

Hot topic and local news

Podcast producer Sam Rolfe and local stalwart Ian Rogers also appear with another “Hot Topic” – a light-hearted look at a weird & wonderful news story from somewhere around the world. 

Starting off each edition of the podcast is a local news round-up with The Herts Advertiser’s ace reporter Franki Berry. She and Danny take a look at some of the big stories from our area.

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