Christmas is my favourite time of the year. Although its very busy and people can get stressed, the meeting up with family and friends is what means the most to me. If you are alone this Christmas, please see inside for details of the Rotary Club’s Christmas Dinner on Christmas Day. I hope to see you all at some point. Meanwhile everyone at Memory Lane wishes you all a happy and healthy 2022. Lets hope we have seen the worst of Covid and we can move onto happier times.
The winners in the cash draw for October were
1st Prize £100 Julie Jente
2nd prize £30 Toby Phipps
3rd Prize £30 Barry McHale
4th Prize £30 Molly Robinson
We are raising approx. £200 a month for our funds. If you would like to support Memory Lane by joining in the draw, please let me know. It costs £10 a month with half being returned in prizes. Thank you to all who have signed up, it’s really helping us to keep providing services to our members.
Christmas Tree Festival Outing.
We will visit St Mary’s Church Battle where approx. 40 trees will be displayed, including the one Memory Lane has decorated. We will leave approx. 1.15pm and return approx. 4.30-4.45. £5 per person.
See Carol for tickets.
This outing is aimed at people living with dementia and their carers. If we have tickets over they will be offered to Volunteers and the “Friends”. If there is no room on the coach, you are very welcome to make your own way over, but places still need booking with Carol, so we can arrange refreshments.
We are delighted to be working with Intergenerational Opera and St Andre s School Eastbourne. Starting on Monday 24th January from 1.30-3.30pm. Unfortunately we can only take 5 couples so please let me know asap if you are interested. You would need to be able to sign up for the 6 week course and the event staged at the end. The six week project will involve a 90 minute session each week with the pupils of St Andrews school, 10 members from Memory Lane, two professional opera singers and a pianist. Participants will learn music together, sing, have fun, create music and socialise. The project will culminate in a final performance that we hope to show to family and friends, should this be allowed at the time.
This time in December 1975…
“Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen was the Christmas number one It also reached number one again in 1991
· The rock band Iron Maiden was formed in East London by Steve Harris, the bass guitarist
· On Christmas day, BBC1 airs the British TV premiere of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY .
20th November 10.30am Meet and Greet in the hall.
22nd November 2pm Digital Friends in the hall.
24th November 2pm - Singing with Sharon and Paul. In the hall.
26th November 2pm Indoor Bowls at Hampden Park. Please book
4th December Outing– £5 per person. see leaflet
8th December 2pm - Singing with Sharon and Paul. In the hall.
13th December 2pm Digital Friends in the hall.
15th December 2pm - Games with Defiant Sports in the hall.
16th December 12.30pm Friends Lunch– Venue TBC
17th December 2pm - Indoor Bowls at Hampden Park. Please book.
18th December 2pm Christmas Party. Please note 2-4pm .
22nd December 2pm - Singing with Sharon and Paul. In the hall.
29th December 2pm Panto– Sleeping Beauty. See Carol for tickets.
7th January 10-3pm Hilliers. Grab a coffee and say Hi.
10th January 2pm Digital Friends in the hall.
Please note park visits have stopped for the winter.
Alone at Christmas.
The Rotary Club of Eastbourne’s ‘Alone at Christmas’ event is open to people who live alone and will be alone on Christmas Day. Guests must live in Eastbourne, Willingdon or Polegate to benefit from free transport to and from Our Lady of Ransom Church Hall, opposite Eastbourne Town Hall. The free event starts at 12 noon, with a meal served at 1pm. They provide Christmas lunch, entertainment, tea and Christmas cake. Guests depart at around 3:30pm.If you, or someone you know, feels that they might qualify, please (with their permission) provide the following details for each person you suggest: full name, full address, including postcode and a phone number.
Please send this information by email
to firstname.lastname@example.org or
call guest coordinator,
Rotarian Dennis Thompson,
on 01323 749329.
Please note the party will be from2-4pm on 18th December. No Meet and Greet that morning.
Please book your space so we can arrange food and gifts x
Thanks to Molly Robinson who has donated £50 raised from a swear box with friends. She was very pleased to point out it took them just over a year to raise that amount!!!
Many thanks Molly and keep on swearing!!