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LATEST NEWS MARCH 2022
BUSY TIMES ARE BACK AGAIN!!
It is wonderful and heart-warming to see the Centre so busy and buzzing with activities both new and old with everything from sports to party bookings back again. Our thanks go to all our customers, our hardworking staff and for all your support for the Centre during these difficult times.
The Markfield Good Neighbour’s Scheme is still solidly in place and continued to provide voluntary support to people in need throughout the past months. So, 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.
FAMILY CHARITY DISCO
A Family Disco will be held at the Centre on Saturday 30th April from 7.30pm till late. This is our first big function since lockdown which is good news. The event is aimed at raising funds for Cancer Research. The cost is £5 per person and includes a buffet and disco. There will be raffle envelopes with lots of great prizes guess the teddy name game for children. The event is ticket only and tickets can be purchased from the Event organiser Dianne on 07748 915829. Everyone welcome, come along to enjoy a great night out whilst raising money for a great cause.
MARKFIELD DEFIBRILLATOR SCHEME
Following meetings with Charles Poole of the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust and Robert Quiney the lead on the Markfield Defibrillator Project I am really pleased to inform you that we are to be provided with a DefibSafe cabinet. Once we have received the cabinet we will be able to relocate the Centre’s Defibrillator outside the Centre for public emergency use at all times. A big thank you goes to Charles and Robert for their support and advice in helping us get this important facility up and running.
NEW AT THE CENTRE
Mum and Baby Exercise Class
New classes will take place on Monday mornings from 9.30am to 10.15am. For bookings and further information please visit www.mumandmia.uk/classes
A new ZUMBA class will start at the Centre on Thursday 10th March from 8pm to 9pm. For further information please contact the Centre
EASTER HOLIDAY FOOTBALL CAMP
During the Easter Holidays there will be a Football Camp for children aged 3 to 6 years on 11th and 12th April from 10am to 3pm. For further information or to book your places please visit website www.kickstart-football.co.uk or call 07940 230141.
MAYFLOWER CREATIVE ARTS CLUB
The 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. Currently members are starting to make their very own wall clocks decorated with cute animals (see photograph). 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.
Here’s just a few of the things we have been doing over the past month:
On the 2nd February we celebrated the Chinese New Year. Did you know that 2022 is the year of the Tiger? Chinese years are named after 12 creatures who, as legend has it, had a Great Race to see who could reach the Jade Emperor first. By a bit of cheating the race was won by the Rat followed by the Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and in last place the Pig. Each animal has both positive and negative characteristics so it was fun going round the room to see what each member was. We then had a Chinese noodle eating competition using chop sticks with various degrees of success or mostly abject failure. The competition was brilliantly won by Margaret who was presented with a prize by our guest Yvonne. Finally, everyone got their very own fortune cookie to mark the occasion.
On the 9th February our Creative Arts Tutors helped us mark Saint Valentine’s Day with members making a Valentine’s Theme wall hanging love hearts.
On the 16th February Sue Stanyard of Lakeside Wills came along to give a very informative talk on the importance of making Wills and Probate. It was a low key talk but, from the questions asked by members it is clearly an area of concern and worry. Sue was able to answer the concerns and questions raised by members.
On the 23rd February we celebrated the 9th Anniversary of the of the start of the Mayflower Club at the Centre. Coincidently as in February 2013 we were experiencing yet another storm with high winds and heavy rain. But our members were not deterred and turned out to mark the occasion. Over the nine years we have put on literally hundreds of Mayflower and Friendship Club sessions. Even throughout the Pandemic lockdowns we managed to hold virtual club sessions thanks to the support of Carole Kemp. The sessions included a host social events, indoor activities and games, talks on items of interest and well-being, celebration events, parties and trips out. A collage of photographs taken over the years brought back many fond memories and a chuckle or two. After cutting the anniversary cake members settled down to party cakes and a cuppa. We are all looking forward to the next year and to marking a decade of the Mayflower Club.
Sessions for the coming months include:
16th March Saint Patrick’s “Day at the Races”
13th April Easter Bonnet Parade and Easter Egg Hunt
24th April Saint George’s “Pub Quiz”
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
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.
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 email@example.com or you can visit our website www.markfield communitycentre.com to view our facilities, latest news, photo gallery and information about the Centre.