The Friends of Handforth Station (FoHS) continue their involvement with the local community. This week it was the turn of the 1st Handforth Beavers, and on Tuesday 5th April it will be the FoHS Open Meeting.
Two FoHS members attended the Beaver’s regular Monday evening meeting in Handforth Scout Hut, and told the children about the work of the Friends.
Hugh Everett, Secretary of the FoHS, talked about the litter-picking and the artworks that FoHS are responsible for at Handforth Station. He said “It was lovely to hear the enthusiastic comments from the children; many of them are clearly very excited by trains and the idea of train travel.”
The Friends then ran a quiz for the 25 six to eight year olds and their leaders, and were delighted that several of the youngsters got 10 out of 10 for their knowledge of Handforth and Handforth Station.
The evening finished with the FoHS entry for the Handforth Scarecrow Festival. The Beavers contributed by suggesting many reasons why they liked trains, and why they liked living in Handforth. The Friends plan to decorate their scarecrow entry with some of the reasons and phrases suggested.
Deborah Robson, leader of 1st Handforth Beavers, said “The quiz was absolutely brilliant ! A lot of hard work had gone into it to make it the success it was.”
Hugh added “A fundamental objective of FoHS is to engage with the rest of the local community. We’re doing that through schools, through groups such as the Beavers, and through our Open Meetings.”
The FoHS are holding their next Open Meeting on the evening of Tuesday the 5th of April, in Handforth Community Centre. This is the opportunity for Handforth residents to hear about the achievements over the past year and some plans for the future at the station. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit handforthstation.org.uk.