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Our Woolly Wheel Welcome for Tour De France
[ 0 ] July 10, 2014

Our Woolly Wheel Welcome for Tour De France

Monday 7th July was a very special day for Cambridge as the city played host to Stage 3 of the 2014 Tour de France.  Following 2 stages in the beautiful, but demanding, hills of Yorkshire, riders in the world’s premier cycling event descended on the somewhat gentler countryside of East Anglia for a stage that […]

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Jimmy’s Contest McLafferty Cup Final
[ 0 ] July 8, 2014

Jimmy’s Contest McLafferty Cup Final

A very wet afternoon was not enough to dampen the spirits of the players, spectators, and organisers at the fifth annual Tommy McLafferty Cup, which took place at Abbey Pools at the end of June.  The cup, named after a former player with Scottish football giants Celtic who also found himself sleeping rough on the […]

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Jacqui awarded medal in Queen’s Birthday Honours
[ 0 ] June 16, 2014

Jacqui awarded medal in Queen’s Birthday Honours

We’re thrilled to report that Jimmy’s housekeeper Jacqui has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Jacqui has volunteered at Jimmy’s for over 15 years, since she retired from running a bookshop. She originally prepared a meal as a ‘one off’ when someone was absent – and never left! We estimate […]

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Wheels are rolling for the Tour de France
[ 0 ] June 16, 2014

Wheels are rolling for the Tour de France

Jimmy’s guests, staff, volunteers and supporters have been busy helping to knit and crochet the mini jerseys that will be used to decorate Cambridge as the Tour de France draws closer. As well as the jerseys, the team are creating colourful wheels – based on the traditional Tour colours of red, green, yellow and white. […]

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Coast-to-coast walk set to raise thousands
[ 0 ] May 16, 2014

Coast-to-coast walk set to raise thousands

Keith, Simon and Miles are walking almost 200 miles coast-to-coast – from St Bees to Robin Hood’s Bay – to raise funds for Jimmy’s and Macmillan. The 11 day trek across the Lake District, Pennines and North York Moors has additional challenges built in – part of each day’s walk will be three legged! The […]

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A pair of knits at Jimmy’s
[ 0 ] May 16, 2014

A pair of knits at Jimmy’s

  The Jimmy’s team are cracking on with their contribution to the Tour de France celebrations, as Cambridge prepares for the race to come to the city in July. The busy knitters and crocheters are making bunting – mini Tour jerseys – that will decorate Cambridge’s streets. As well as bringing fun and colour to […]

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CamBunting Tour de France update: support Jimmy’s
[ 0 ] April 22, 2014

CamBunting Tour de France update: support Jimmy’s

A team from Jimmy’s is supporting the CamBuntingTdF initiative by helping to knit and crochet mini Tour jerseys that will be used to decorate the streets of Cambridge when the event comes to the city in July. Please give your support to the team of knitters by visiting http://www.justgiving.com/we-re-a-couple-of-knits. Or, if you wish to set […]

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Needles at the Ready for the Tour De France
[ 0 ] April 3, 2014

Needles at the Ready for the Tour De France

Jimmy’s is pleased to be supporting the wonderful project to decorate our city in colourful knitted and crocheted jerseys when the Tour De France visits Cambridge on Monday July 7th.  You don’t have to be a genius with the needles to join in the fun, although those enjoying a challenge may wish to tackle a […]

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Councils Failing to Use Homelessness Funds
[ 0 ] April 3, 2014

Councils Failing to Use Homelessness Funds

Responses from 139 local authorities to a Freedom of Information request by the charity Centrepoint have revealed that £65 million of a total of £136 million allocated by the government to provide support to young people facing homelessness has not been spent. Commenting on the information obtained, Centrepoint Chief Executive Seyi Obakin noted that each year […]

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Mouth Watering Fundraiser Reaches a Conclusion.
[ 0 ] April 3, 2014

Mouth Watering Fundraiser Reaches a Conclusion.

The 2014 Cambridge Bake Off, organised by Cambridge Cookery School, reached its mouth-watering conclusion recently.  And a wonderful tiered spiced chocolate sponge/‘hot cross bun cake’ combination, suitably titled ‘The First Signs of Spring’ and created by 17-year-old Cambridge student Rachel Stonehouse, was declared the winner.  Congratulations to Rachel and our thanks again to Cambridge Cookery School for […]

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