Summer is on the way!!! We had a glorious day on 20th April at the Bluebell Walk. Many thanks to everyone that helped. Over £1800 profit was raised on the day. Although in parts it was very hard work, it was pleasing to see lots of members who came and supported us. Thanks to cake makers, volunteers and Tesco, Morrisons and Asda who kindly donated some of the food.
The winners in the cash draw for March were
1st Prize £100 Megan McHale
2nd prize £50 Agnes Phipps
3rd Prize £25 Betty Hollobon
4th Prize £25 Molly Phipps
Winners for April were
1st Prize £100 Barry McHale
2nd prize £40 Jan Holden
3rd Prize £30 Madeleine Furminger (donated back, many thanks x)
4th Prize £25 Peggy Maskell
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. We are raising approx. £2,000 a year for our funds.
An Easter - Meet and Greet took place, with fun and Easter games. Here’s David who won the Chick Race!!!
Tesco recently donated £413.40 which was raised in their Lottbridge Drove store at the book stand. Thanks to everyone who kept filling up the shelf. Here is Yazmine handing over the cheque at our recent Friends lunch.
Hello again, its me again, I’m sitting on the train again.
The sun is shining, Spring is here, signs of new life are everywhere.
Trees are sprouting leaves of green, all natures colours can be seen.
The yellow of the celandine, gorse and primroses too,
In contrast to the Bluebells, oh what a glorious hue.
Lambs are playing in the fields, Crops are growing, their grain to yield.
There, see baby rabbits nibbling away, while pheasants greet a brand new day.
How good it is to see the sun, and share what nature has begun.
The re-awakening of all that’s free, for us to wonder at and see.
Written March 03
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
5th May 2pm Meet behind café at Hampden Park, bring a
9, 16, 23rd May 1.30pm Children/members Hansel and Gretel . See Carol for details.
11th May 2pm - Singing with Sharon and Paul. In the hall.
12th May 12 Noon Meet at allotment, bring a flask if cold.
18th May 2pm - Games with Defiant Sports in the hall.
19th May 12.30pm Friends Lunch– JPK
25th May 2pm - Singing with Sharon and Paul. In the hall.
27th May 2pm - Tenpin Bowls. Please book. NEW VENUE
28th May 10.30am Meet and Greet Street Party. Jubilee theme
30th May 2pm Digital friends in the hall.
7th June 12 noon. Meet at allotment. Bring a flask if cold.
8th June 2pm Singing with Sharon and Paul in the hall.
13, 20 27th June Hansel and Gretel project 1.30pm.
15th June 2pm - Games with Defiant Sports in the hall.
16th June 12.30 Friends Lunch —British Queen
17th June 2pm -Indoor Bowls at Hampden Park. Please book.
18th June 10.30am Not in hall. Details provided soon..
22nd June 2pm Singing with Sharon and Paul. In the hall
24th June 2pm Provisional date for Dementia friendly screenings at Hailsham Pavilion.
30th June 2pm Hampden Park behind the Café– bring a chair!
4th July 2pm Digital Friends in the Hall.
If anyone has any ideas for new groups/activities, please let Carol know.
This time in May/June 1968...
- "Jumpin' Jack Flash" by The Rolling Stones was number one in June. Since then, they have played it over 1,100 times in concert, making it their most performed song!
- On May the 29th, Manchester United became the first English team to win the European Cup Final
- The Odd Couple is released in theatres, a comedy film directed by Gene Saks and based on the 1965 play of the same name
Many thanks to the Marsden Family. After a fundraising event the total now raised in memory of Doreen Marsden is £454.55. A fantastic amount. She would be very proud of her family putting something back into the dementia community.
Brian Robertson and Mike from The Lottbridge Drove Golf Club who raised a magnificent £350 during their St Patricks Night evening. It sounds like a great time was had by all. Many thanks for everyone who donated on the night.
Finally the family and friends of Ken Speed raised a fantastic £1,115 in memory of him. We will miss him but hope to still see Sheila around.