I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. It is with a touch of sadness to tell you that I am moving on from Memory Lane. I have had a fantastic eight years and we have grown from a handful of members to where we are now. I leave you in good hands with a group of dedicated Trustees and volunteers. I will of course pop in to things if I am able too and will keep you all in my mind. But for now I wish you all the best for the future.
“A quick note from the Trustees for Memory Lane…..
We are sad to be losing Carol but want to reassure all our members that we are dedicated to ensuring Memory Lane will continue to flourish – even if not in quite such an efficient manner! We are fortunate to have a wonderful band of willing volunteers who support all our activities. We are confident they will help our regular events to continue as always. Deb will be stepping into the breach to coordinate things in the short term so all contact details remain the same. But please bear with us as we are all on a learning curve. In the meantime, we wish you all a very Happy New Year!
Meg, Jan, Deb and Sarah.”
The winners in the cash draw for November were:
1st Prize £100 Keith Robinson
2nd prize £50 Madeleine Furminger
3rd Prize £40 Roger Francis
4th Prize £30 Marie McCann
December winners were:
1st Prize £100 Deb Crook
2nd prize £50 Margaret Jordan
3rd prize £40 Heather Clark
4th Prize £25 Sheila Speed
Thank you all for your support.
Another fantastic Xmas party went ahead recently. Although it was a freezing cold day, and the car park was iced up, we had a fab time. Great food and the fantastic entertainment was provided by
The Ukeholics. Of course we had the obligatory visit of Santa. Lily pictured here, told us she had never had a hug of Santa!”!!
Bluebell Walk 2023
Please put in your diary as this will be our major fundraising event of the year. Last year we raised
nearly £2000 and we hope to do the same or even better this year. Cakes and help on the day needed. If you can help. Please ring and let us know. Thank you in advance.
Meet and Greet
On a Saturday morning, once a month, we all meet at the hall for coffee and biscuits. It’s a good opportunity for a chat but we
also use the time for all sorts of reminiscing and activities. There’s something for everyone from flower crafts to football, visiting dogs, sweet tasting and card making … not to mention themed French and Italian mornings. It’s never boring! So do join us if you can. Just watching can be fun. The kettle is on anytime between 10.30 and noon and all are welcome!”
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY .
4th Jan 2pm Towner Cinema– Princess Bride
11th Jan 2pm - Singing with Sharon and Paul. In the hall.
18th Jan 2pm - Board Games/Defiant Sports in the hall.
19th Jan 12.30pm Friends Lunch– Treacle Mine
21st Jan 10.30am Meet and Greet in the hall.
25th Jan 2pm - Singing with Sharon and Paul. In the hall.
27th Jan 2pm - Indoor Bowls at Hampden Park.
1st Feb 2pm Towner Cinema– Film to be confirmed.
8th Feb 2pm Singing with Sharon and Paul in the hall.
15th Feb 2pm - Board Games/Defiant Sports in the hall.
16th Feb 12.30 Friends Lunch . British Queen
18th Feb 10.30am Meet and Greet at Christ the King Hall.
22nd Feb 2pm Singing with Sharon and Paul. In the hall
24th Feb 2pm -Indoor Bowls at Hampden Park.
1st March 2pm Towner Cinema– Film to be confirmed.
8th March 2pm - Singing with Sharon and Paul. In the hall.
15th March 2pm - Board Games/Defiant Sports in the hall.
16th March 12.30pm Friends Lunch– Kings Head
18th March 10.30am Meet and Greet in the hall.
22nd March 2pm - Singing with Sharon and Paul. In the hall.
24th March 2pm - Indoor Bowls at Hampden Park.
Advance notice our Bluebell Walk Fundraising Day is 14th April
Volunteers, Cake makers etc all needed for that day.
All activities are free to attend, (unless otherwise stated) but
donations are very welcome.
Cinema at The Towner
The next Dementia Friendly Screening will be The Princess Bride, 2pm on 4th January. This is open to people with dementia, carers, family and friends. Please let me know if you would like to attend. If you book through the Towner the cost would be £5 per person, carers free. If you book through Memory Lane, people with dementia are free and everyone else is £5. Hope to see you there.
Thank you to….
Elaine Birch who organised a Quiz at Chiddingly £540 was raised . Thanks to all who went along and supported Memory Lane at the event.
Thanks to Tesco, Waitrose and Asda for donating food for the Christmas Party.
Madeleine and Roger very kindly donated their cash draw winnings to treat the singing group and towards the shortbread given out at the party.
Thanks to Dee Pearce for her kind donation.