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LATEST NEWS APRIL 2022

 
THE QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBLIEE
We are excited to tell you that our bid to secure a fly past of a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight aircraft has been successful. We applied months ago and were delighted to be informed recently by the RAF that they will be providing the fly past of an iconic Memorial Flight Hurricane during the afternoon of Saturday 4th June. Along with the Spitfire, the Hurricane was a fighter plane that was heavily involved in the defeat of the Luftwaffe during World War 2 and which was in combat in theatres of the war across the world. We do not know the exact timing of the fly past as yet as it is still in the planning stage by the RAF. We are really lucky to secure this as, due to the numerous Queen’s Platinum Jubilee events taking place across the country that weekend the RAF had received hundreds of requests for fly pasts. The Fly Past will be part the Centre’s Jubilee celebrations that we are planning for that day. As soon as we know the exact timings of the fly past we will let you know. So, please come along with your Jubilee flags and wave to the pilot and give a big cheer as the Hurricane zooms down over the Community Centre. By the way we will be handing out souvenir flags to the children who come along to enjoy the spectacle. Further details of our Jubilee celebrations will be published in the next edition of the Herald

 
MARKFIELD DEFIBRILLATOR SCHEME
Fingers crossed a donated DefibSafe cabinet will be arriving very soon. Then we will be able to relocate the Centre’s defibrillator outside for public use in an emergency. We are also arranging training on the use of a defibrillator for Centre staff, volunteers and key Centre users. Once in position it will support the Markfield Defibrillator Scheme providing covert at key points in the village. Once again, our thanks go to Charles Poole of the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust and Robert Quiney the lead on the Markfield Defibrillator Project for all their support and advice in helping us get this important facility up and running.
MAYFLOWER CLUB
Here’s just a few of the things we have been doing over the past month:
On the 2nd March we celebrated both Saint David’s Day and Pancake Day. We started off with a picture quiz on famous Welsh people then came the dramatic annual Pancake Tossing competition. Members took it in turns to see how many times they could toss and pancake in a minute with hilarious results. There was pancake debris flying everywhere. After a titanic battle the eventual winners were John and Carole who each received a pot of daffodil bulbs.
On the 9th March we dined out at the Bulls Head in Abbots Oak enjoying a midday lunch. Our thanks go to all of the staff for making us most welcome.

 
On the 16th March we celebrated Saint Patrick’s Day with our ever popular “Day at the Races”. Members placed their bets on six exciting horse races with the aim of seeing who could win the most “money”. Excitement rose to near fever pitch as members shouted and banged the tables as their horses galloped round the race track. The overall winner was Bev who won the coveted Nora Bateman Memorial Vase. Members then used their “ill gotten” gains to bid for mystery prizes. It was funny to see them feverously bidding hundreds and thousands of “pounds” to win a prize ranging from a box of chocolates to a bag of straw or some carrots. It was fun.
On the 23rd March we celebrated Mother’s Day with members ringing along photographs of their mum and sharing fond memories of her.
And finally on 30th March we held our ever-popular Beetle Drive.
Sessions for the coming months include:
13th April - Easter Bonnet Parade and Easter Egg Hunt
20th April -  Saint George’s “Murder Pub Quiz”
27th April – Visit to Snibston Colliery (TBC)
On the 1st June we are going to Ulverscroft Manor for a meal to celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
If you would like to join in just come along to the sessions and you will be most welcome. The  Friendship Club is on Monday afternoons 2pm to 4pm and the Mayflower Club is on Wednesday afternoons 2pm to 4pm. In both cases it only costs £2 per session and includes light refreshments. For further information please contact the Centre
MAYFLOWER CREATIVE ARTS CLUB
Don’t forget that Centre’s new Creative Arts and Crafts Club is now fully up and running. Our tutors Jayne and Michelle are teaching people how to make some wonderful objects that you can take home with pride and show off to your family and friends. If you would like to join in just turn up on the day or contact the Centre for further information. Sessions are held on Monday afternoons and only cost £2 per session with materials provided.
MARKFIELD GOOD NEIGHBOUR’S SCHEME
Just a reminder that the Markfield Good Neighbour’s Scheme is still continuing to provide voluntary support to people in need and  it is still OKAY to ask for help if you need it. Just call us on 07885 243033 and we will see what we can do for you.

NATIONAL BLOOD SERVICE
The National Blood Service really appreciate using the Community Centre for blood donation sessions so much so, they have provided a list of sessions for 2022. The dates are shown below. You can book your blood donation appointment on line with the National Blood Service and “Do something amazing” by donating your much needed blood.

DATES 2022

6th July
31st August
26th October
21st December
All sessions are from 11.30am to 9pm


For bookings and enquiries please contact Markfield Community and Sports Centre,Mayflower Close, Markfield LE67 9ST on 01530 242240 or email markfieldcomunitycentre@hotmail.co.uk  or you can visit our website www.markfield communitycentre.com to view our facilities, latest news, photo gallery and information about the Centre.
 
 
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