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The Altrincham Rubber Duck concept was created as an alternative to established commercial online feeds with the aim of unbiasedly promoting all that is good about Altrincham, it's people and businesses highlighting the community spirit, commitment and humour that Altrincham is renowned for.
Ducking out from our mission is not an option - we are committed to bringing you relevant updates via this website and our Twitter/ FaceBook feeds - please connect with us?
We understand that not everyone will share this brand of humour and call fowl - quite frankly we find that idea quackers but you can't please all of the people all of the time?
Please support your ducks and watch out for one of us around your area!
From London to Timperley. How did that come about?
I have a good friend who lives in Altrincham so on a visit from London Made a decision to set up a Herbal clinic in the area as I love the area.
I searched online and found the village osteopaths in Timperley and I have been practising there since June 2017.
How does a consultation work?
In my Herbal medicine consultation a full medical history is taken the complaint the Person has come to see me about .
Their past medical history , their family history , their medication history past and present and a full revue of each body system including blood pressure and pulse taking and any relevant physical examinations.
How do our viewers get in touch?
The best way to contact me is via my website urbanbasedherbalist.com
Also on Twitter @urbanbasedherbs
So you are now doing club Clubbercise, what is this?
I am now doing Clubbercise - basically it is dancing in a darkened room with glow sticks and disco lights to fab tunes (90s and current club classics!) Every Monday at 7.15-8pm at St Luke’s Church in Bowdon :)
It’s a great workout and lots of fun! For more info: www.facebook.com/helens.clubbercise
How is the Zumba going?
The Zumba is going brilliantly thanks! Still dancing away, shaking and shimmying as much as I can! To be honest, I just love to dance! It would be lovely to see some of the Altrincham Duck team one Monday evening!! It is on every Monday (except the bank holiday weekend at the end of August!)
How do people find out more or contact you?
Ann Yearsley’s hours of dedication were rewarded when she was able to hand over £4,190 to Francis House Children’s Hospice.
Store manager Gary Laybats said: “Ann has been tremendous, she receives a warm reception from all our customers who have been so generous in their support of Francis House.”
Francis Mouse, the hospice mascot, helped to receive the funds joined by store staff.
Charitable Ann also helps to run the 2 Little Ducks Community Group that supports local people in need in the Broadheath area of Altrincham.
The group also helps to decorate and sponsor a tree at the Festival of Christmas Trees pop-up shop display at the Lowry Outlet in Salford Quays. The annual event organised by Francis House, sees businesses and groups decorate a Christmas tree which then go to the highest bidder raising thousands of pounds for the Greater Manchester charity.
Francis House would like to thank Ann for being a ‘wonderful volunteer’ and long-term supporter.
Ann Yearsley with Homebase staff and Francis Mouse
What's the story on how this got started?
It's a children's adventure story about two best friends who love science and aspire to win the schools scientist of the year.
They create a makeshift laboratory from and old Bee Hive but one day stumble upon a treasure map hidden beneath the rotten wooden floor boards.
This starts the adventure
How does it feel that the press have picked up on the story?
I'm so delighted that we have featured in several local newspapers and I have been interviewed by 9 radio stations including BBC Radio Merseyside and BBC Radio Manchester . The passion with both have is being appreciated by many and that's all we have dreamt of.
I have already written two more novels, one is with my publisher and the third I'm editing.
My daughter is illustrating both.
The plan is to be a successful writer/illustrator duo.
It's available at Amazon WHSmith Waterstones and all other good bookshops
You will find not only the Altrincham Duck out and about in Altrincham and surrounding areas, but also some of my friends. You just never know where we will #quack and #tweet from next!