Fashion Show – Thornton Community Centre

Wow … what a success.

The Thornton Community centre events committee, led by Helen Robinson, brought their first charity fashion show to the village on Thursday 27th February. It was a sell out with 90 tickets sold. Ladies packed into the hall in anticipation of bagging some High Street bargains, which at the end of the night many did. Very grateful thanks to the 9 ‘volunteer’ models for making it such a fun, successful evening. Light refreshments were served before the start of the fashion parade and thanks go to Jo, Mary, Claire and Lis for their tireless work in the kitchen on the door, and selling raffle tickets.

After expenses for advertising and refreshments, £500 profit was made to add to the Community Centre funds for use towards refurbishment and new equipment at our old hall.

An email of appreciation from one of our models ……… reflects the fun nature of the evening, all the models were really good sports.

Hello All, What a fantastic evening it was. The best group of girls I could have wished for, it was absolutely so much fun from the start to the end. I’m still laughing at the dress that didn’t zip up but worn so well with a jacket over the top. The camel leggings that got to the knees. Everybody’s nerves and how we all laughed through it. I laughed so much and if we managed to help raise funds then I’d call that a very good evening all round. Love to stay in touch with everyone and wouldn’t hesitate to do it again with these lovely ladies. We could be the touring models 😂😂 Thanks again Sarah. Aka go… Go  just GO 😂😂

Watch this space I am sure there will be another one – SOS Charity Fashion Shows would love to come back – they too made a very healthy profit!

SOS Charity Fashion Show – Thornton Community Centre – 27.02.20

Markfield & Thornton Theatre Group

MTTG announce the dates for their next production which will be …………………..

‘Where there’s a Will’ a comedy written by Norman Robbins, described as a Murderously funny Farce!

The play will run from Wednesday 29th of April to Saturday 2nd of May.

More details to follow nearer the time.

Forthcoming Events at The Thornton Club

Feb 29th Rock Ska excellent local Rock & Ska covers band

Mar 6th 1970's Disco - 70's fancy dress optional, free admission.

Mar 14 3rd & Lindsley - Country Americana & Roots band

Mar 21st Midnight Angel 1980's covers band 

Mar 28th 1980's disco with D.J. Tom

Apr 4th The Travelling Riverside Blues band

Apr 25th Punk & Disorderly

May 9th Malpractice

May 16th The Levy band

Jun 6th Radio Age

Jul 4th All Or Nothing Rock Covers Band

Sep 4th – 6th Annual Beer Gin & Music festival

Thornton Community Development Project – Survey by Ruralcc

If you would like to see improvements in our village – please complete the survey you should have received over the weekend.

It will only take a few minutes and could make all the difference to the amenities provided in the village for young and old in particular.

The RCC is a Leicestershire and Rutland based charity that focuses purely on activity to represent and support rural communities; a unique and valued role which they have held for well over 90 years.

We work with people to tackle rural and community issues through community capacity building, community development, public consultation and engagement, awareness raising and assertive outreach.

The ethos underpinning the work of the charity is clear; by bringing people together and supporting them to deliver locally led solutions to the issues impacting their area we are helping to make rural communities across Leicestershire and Rutland happier, healthier, stronger, and more prosperous places to live and work.

Ruralcc are a proactive and flexible charity that delivers projects and services to raise the profile of rural communities and to bring benefits and act as a collective voice for people and places across rural Leicestershire and Rutland.

For more information contact John Preston –