Broxburn, Uphall and Winchburgh - news
Dad's jungle trek in aid of daughter
A West Lothian dad is making a trek to Indonesia to help raise funds for the Trust set up in the name of his daughter, who died last year from cervical cancer.
The former Rangers and Scotland footballer Willie Henderson will lead a group of about 20 volunteers volunteers on a climb of Mount Krakatoa - which is still an active volcano - and a trek through the Indonesian Jungle.
Willie, from Broxburn, and the rest of the group are raising funds for the Michelle Henderson Cervical Cancer Trust.
Michelle died last october, aged just 28, after a two-year battle against cervical cancer. Michelle set up the Trust to give back to those who had helped her during her treatment. She also wanted to raise awareness of the condition and in turn raise funds towards hospital equipment, medicines and support groups for women suffering from the illness.
The 10-day trek started from Jakarta and headed for Krakatoa via the jungle. Willie and his fellow volunteers are due to return on 15 May.
Tiegan is Queen of this year's gala
Tiegan Ross has been chosen as Queen for this year's Uphall Children's Gala, which will take place on Saturday 8 June.
Others drawn for the major roles were: Ladies-in-waiting, Kiera Murphy and Connie Sims; Assistant to Royal Party, Sophie McMillan; Fairy Queen, Charley Napier; Herald, Billy McMillan; Page Boys, Stuart Thomson and William Meikle.
The gala committee can still accept applicants who would like to be a fairy, soldier, flower girl, Queen's guard or a bower Girl.
Applications can be made via the gala's Facebook page on the right-hand-side of this page.
Put Your West Foot Forward
Join us on our free walks to meet new friends, discover new walks in your area and improve your fitness.
A walk to Bangour leaves from Uphall Community Centre at 7pm on Monday 13 May.
Walks last about an hour. A shorter or slower paced route is also available on most walks, just ask the walk leaders. All walks are led by a trained walk leader and there's no need to book - just come along. All groups are very friendly and usually enjoy a cuppa and some social time after walks which everyone is welcome to join.
For more information on walks in 2013, or for a programme, please contact 01506 775626.
There is a dementia cafe at St Andrews Care Home, St Andrews Court, 20 Hawthorn Place on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 11am to 2pm and includes lunch.
For information about contacting community police officers in Broxburn, Uphall and Winchburgh, CLICK HERE (new window)
Activity for the over 50s
- Ageing Well Tea Dance -will be held in Uphall Community Centre on Wednesday 1 May from 1.30pm ? 4pm. There will be live music. The admission price of £2.50 includes tea and biscuits. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Avril Clerkson on 07768 090 008.
- Zumba for the over 50s takes place at Xcite Sports Centre, Broxburn, from 1pm - 1.45pm on Wednesdays. The cost is £4.50
- New Age Indoor Kurling takes place every Tuesday from 1-3pm in Uphall Community Centre. Admission is £1 or free to Xcite Members.
Last updated 03/05/2013