Trivia fans are set to miss out tonight as popular pub chooses the football over their weekly quiz night. The Armstrong Gun in Englefield Green announced this morning that their regular Monday quiz night would be cancelled due to England’s final match in the EURO 2016 competition. Currently leading their group by only one point it is set to be a tense affair for football fans, having already seen the national team win against Wales and draw with Russia.
Welsh fans will also see their team face Russia tonight at 8pm, clashing with the England match, meaning that the fate of all of the teams in Group B will be sealed this evening. The Armstrong Gun are confident that their other regular evening events will go on as usual but could not confirm whether the quiz will return next Monday due to the pending draw for the Round of 16. With the new tournament format, there is potential that the first, second and third place teams from four of the groups could go through to the next round, meaning that events across the area could be rescheduled in favour of the football.
For those who are not fans of football, the tournament will end on 10th July 2016, at which point normal service should resume. Pubs across the area are likely to be showing many of the matches if you want to enjoy the contest amongst friends and matches are also being televised on BBC and ITV channels, although to watch these you need a TV license.
Work is due to recommence tomorrow on the second phase of the building project at St John’s Church, Egham. Builders at the parish church, situated at the end of Egham High Street on Church Road, have been working since March 2015 on creating the footprint of the new building, which is to become the new Church Centre for St John’s. The previous building, deemed small and outdated, was demolished in the first phase of work last year and it is hoped that the new one will bring greater space for the church and community, whilst complementing the original Georgian church architecture. To commemorate and celebrate the next phase going ahead, members of the church congregation met after the morning services today and visited the building site as a group to share prayers and hopes for the new space. There has also been celebration of the recent funds raised in November through charitable donations, grants and loans.
It is hoped that the new Centre will be ready for use next year, housing church activities ranging from women’s and children’s groups to a community café and the weekly student group. Further information on the project is available at http://www.stjohnsegham.com/category/latest-news/building/
Just thought I’d give you a little update about what’s going on in here right now. The time is 7:33 AM and we’ve been going for 70.6 hours straight, having raised £560.80 for Teenage Cancer Trust and Mary Frances Trust! A big thanks to everyone who’s been getting involved, through guesting, helping out in the studio, bringing us things (BIG props to you guys) and also donating (even BIGGER props to you!)
For anyone who is unaware, Sarah Bishop and I are doing a marathon broadcast for 128.7 hours to celebrate the shutting down of our AM frequency (1287AM) and raising money for Teenage Cancer Trust and Mary Frances Trust. We’re currently on day 4 and are definitely feeling the effects! We’ll be taking you all the way to 6pm on Sunday with non-stop action all the way through, including features such as the infamous Pyjama Party from 5-7am, Midday Mayhem, Top 3s at 3 (pm), Producer Challenges, Karaoke Night, The Bourbon Biscuit Challenge and many many more!
We’re also making very special announcements revealing the acts for Summer Ball at 4pm every day – so if you want to be among the first to hear about it all, get listening in at http://tunein.com/radio/Insanity-Radio-1032-s8642/
The whole event is being livestreamed at http://1287.insanityradio.com which makes the whole event that bit more exciting, and there’s also a link to our donation page at the bottom of the minisite – but if you’re feeling lazy, go and donate here: https://mydonate.bt.com/teams/1287hours – every litte donation really does help!
Having an absolute blast here in the studio, despite how exhausted my body is – but the show must go on and I’m having the time of my life in here – please do join me, whether by listening to us and watching the livestream, donating, or even coming down and joining me in the studio for a while – it’s definitely a fantastic ride!
just a quick note to say that due to technical difficulties, we’ve had to change the dates around a little for the broadcast and will be starting later today, running from Tuesday 27th May to Sunday the 1st May – apologies if anyone dropped by to say hi!
Please do come and get in touch, tune in and donate – it’s going to be a great experience for all, while raising money for great things!
I’ll see you all starting tomorrow at 9am (or rather, you’ll see me!)
Listen to the broadcast here: http://tunein.com/radio/Insanity-Radio-1032-s8642/
Watch our shenanigans here: http://1287.insanityradio.com/
And donate here: https://mydonate.bt.com/teams/1287hours
^ to donate, click on either my name or Sarah’s name at the bottom right hand of the page, where you’ll be redirected to our separate pages to give money to whichever cause you wish!