Yet again we have enjoyed some beautiful weather over the last few weeks. It was also a lovely day when we met at the allotment and shared memories and stories about our loved ones and particularly those that we have lost. There is still room for a few more plants, so if you would like to plant something in memory of someone, please let me know.
Digital friends has moved to Christ the King and dates changed as we had trouble with the connection at Duke Bernard Court. Please come along if you would like to learn more about the digital world.
We had a delicious Volunteers Thank You Tea on 11th September. (See inside). Thanks to Liz and her helpers at Hampden Park Bowling Club.
We are getting very busy now with groups, but if there is something missing that you or your loved one would like to see/do, please mention it to me or a Trustee. Hope to see you all over the next few weeks.
The winners in the cash draw for August were
1st Prize £100 Madeleine Furminger
2nd prize £40 Sally Jordan
3rd Prize £30 Gill Mattock
4th Prize £30 Jan Holden
We are raising approx. £2,000 a year for our funds. If you would like to support memory Lane by joining in the draw, please let me know.
Singing in the Rain
To celebrate World Alzheimer’s Day the
Towner Cinema are putting on a dementia friendly screening of Singing in the Rain.
21st September at 2pm. Please come along and support us. All welcome. £5 to include a free ice cream. Please book.
Sue Parsons runs a Carer’s Support Group. The group is for new/present
carers. They meet on the 2nd Monday of each month from 2pm to 4pm at
Ivy House, 19 Hartfield Road Eastbourne .
If anyone wishes to attend please contact Sue on 01323 723286, mobile 07742 607637 or email email@example.com;
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY .
18th Sept 10.30am - Meet and Greet in the hall.
21st Sept Towner Cinema 2pm. Singing in the rain!! £5 including Ice Cream!!
22nd Sept 2pm - Singing with Sharon and Paul. In the hall.
24th Sept 2pm - Indoor Bowls at Hampden Park. Please book.
27th September 2pm—Digital Friends in the Hall.
29th Sept- 2pm– meet behind the Café at Hampden Park –if dry!
11th October , 2pm—Digital Friends in the Hall.
13th October 2pm - Singing with Sharon and Paul. In the hall.
16th October, 10.30am - Meet and Greet in the hall.
20th October 2pm - Games with Defiant Sports in the hall.
21st October, Friends Lunch 12.30 JPK please book
22nd October, 2pm - Indoor Bowls at Hampden Park. Please book.
25th October, 2pm—Digital Friends in the Hall.
27th October 2pm - Singing with Sharon and Paul. In the hall.
28th October 2pm Meet behind the Café at Hampden Park –if dry!
We are delighted to announce that we will be working with
Intergenerational Opera. Bringing our members and children together through the joy of music making. We are looking for 5 couples, so please let me know asap if you are interested. Provisional times are Mondays 1.30pm around the end of October time. It’s will be a 6 week project.
On 28th August members and volunteers remembered their loved ones by planting bushes/roses etc in the Memorial Bed at the Allotment. A lovely afternoon with friends sharing stories and making more memories. The minutes silence was quite emotional. There is still space for a couple more, so if you missed the event and would like to plant something in memory of a loved one, please let me know.
Jan Pool for setting a walking challenge and raising a fantastic £180. Madeleine Furminger who recently donated a very welcome £100.
We held a Thank You Volunteers Tea on Saturday 11th September. It was lovely to see most of our volunteers attending. Meg put it perfectly in words when people expressed volunteer feelings of “not helping much lately”. She explained how everyone is one little piece of the jigsaw, not doing very much on their own, but when all the pieces fit together, great things are achieved.
So from all the trustees and myself, thank you all for helping in lots of different ways. Hopefully those who couldn't make it, may be able to get together with everyone at a Christmas social?