Summer is definitely here. We have park visits arranged where you can meet for a social chit-chat and coffee. The allotment sessions is a time for meeting up, having a chat and enjoying the scenery. We don’t expect you to be digging and pulling up all those weeds.!!
Summer is traditionally the time for strawberries and cream teas.
Gill Mattock a wonderful member/volunteer has kindly offered the use of her garden and she is providing us with a beautiful cream tea. Prices are £5 per person. 19th July at 2.30pm. People with dementia free. There are limited spaces so please let me know if you would like a ticket. Current members will have priority.
The winners in the cash draw for May were:
1st Prize £100 Sue Burtonshaw (donated £20 back, many thanks)
2nd prize £40 Jan Holden
3rd Prize £30 Megan Mchale
4th Prize £25 Denise Morgan-Smith
Winners for June were
1st Prize £100 Maura Phipps
2nd prize £40 Molly Robinson
3rd Prize £30 Maureen Chester
4th Prize £25 Denise Morgan-Smith
Thank you to all who are supporting Memory Lane and contributing to the services we run. If anyone is interested in joining the cash draw, please let me know. Its £10 a month and half of all raised goes into the monthly draw. The rest supports our services. We are raising approx. £2,000 a year for our funds.
Can you help?
After completing the end of year accounts, we find we are spending quite a lot more than we are receiving in donations. While we would like all groups to stay open, no matter how many attend, frequently donations taken do not cover the cost of the activity. So if there is anyone out there that would like to do a fundraising event, or has an idea of how to increase membership, please speak to Carol.
Maybe you can join our cash draw or encourage people around you to support Memory Lane. I am also auditing the mailing list as we are now posting 70 newsletters! The Trustees have taken the decision that in future most newsletters will be emailed. Please let me know your email address if you would like a copy. Members attending groups and those in the cash draw who are regularly donating will receive a hard copy. If you would like to continue to receive one in the post, we are suggesting a minimum donation of £1 per month. Please let me know if you would like to do this. Thank you to all those who support us and the work we do. xx
We had a great time at the jubilee party. Fun, games and food. The hat game was very funny and Meg brought in the bells so we had a go at playing them. Thanks to all who helped on the day.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
30th June 2pm Meet behind café at Hampden Park, for a chat and coffee. Bring along a chair if you can.
7th July 12 Noon Meet at allotment, bring along drink/picnic.
11th July 2pm Digital Friends in the Hall.
13th July 2pm - Singing with Sharon and Paul. In the hall.
16th July 10.30am Meet and Greet in the hall.
19th July Cream Tea– 2.30pm. Tickets from Carol
20th July 2pm - Games with Defiant Sports in the hall.
21st July 12.30pm Friends Lunch– Kings head, Please book
22nd July 2pm - Tenpin Bowls. Please book.
26th July 2pm Meet behind café at Hampden Park, bring a chair.
27th July 2pm - Singing with Sharon and Paul. In the hall.
5th August 12 noon. Meet at allotment. Bring a drink/picnic.
8th August 2pm Digital Friends in the Hall.
10th August 2pm Singing with Sharon and Paul in the hall.
17th August 2pm - Games with Defiant Sports in the hall.
18th August 12.30 Friends Lunch —JPK . Please book.
19th August 2pm -Indoor Bowls at Hampden Park. Please book.
20th August 10.30am Meet and Greet in the hall.
24th August 2pm Singing with Sharon and Paul. In the hall
25th August 2pm Meet behind the Café at Hampden Park, for a chat and coffee. Bring along a chair if you can.
7th September hope to restart Towner Cinema 2pm
All activities are free to attend, (unless otherwise stated) but donations are very welcome.
This time in July/August 1985...
- ‘Running Up That Hill’ by Kate Bush was released on the 5th of August, reaching number three in the UK charts. Thanks to it featuring on an episode of the popular TV series Stranger Things, it’s spending its second week at number one in the present day!
- The first Live Aid, organised by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure, was held on Saturday 13th of July, with performances by artists including Queen, David Bowie and Status Quo
-The sci-fi comedy film Back to the Future was released on the 3rd of July. The film was a critical and commercial success and became the highest grossing film of 1985 worldwide!