REMINDER ANNUAL FAMILY TRIPS TO THE SEASIDE
Our annual family trips to the seaside are once again proving to be very popular and there are only a handful of seats left on both coaches.
The trips are as follows:
Llandudno, North Wales on Wednesday 25th July cost £16 per person
Skegness on Wednesday 22nd August cost £13 per person. To avoid disappointment please book your places soon as numbers are strictly limited.
Mayflower Club’s Update
Despite the recent arctic weather both the Monday and Wednesday afternoon Mayflower Clubs have enjoyed a wonderful time.
On the 7th February we held a surprise 60th Birthday Party for our very own Carol Berridge. Carol looks after both clubs and all of the work and friendliness she puts into the Clubs is much appreciated by all our members. So much so that members wanted to put on a surprise special birthday party for her. At the same time we also celebrated Pat Collins’ 70th Birthday. Carol was subjected to a Mastermind World Challenge of getting the most questions right in two minutes. I am not saying that the questions were rigged but believe it or not, she astoundingly got 25 questions all right within the allotted time and was awarded the “world record” certificate. Then both Carol and Pat had to face a “This is YOUR Life” session where some embarrassing episodes in their lives were revealed through secret birthday presents. Both were presented with a bouquet of flowers and after a spread of nibbles and sandwiches they jointly blew out the candles on a joint birthday cake. Happy birthday to you both from all of us.
The 14th February was a particularly lively session as we celebrated Valentine’s Day, Pancake Day and even the Chinese New Year of the Dog. A bit of a mish mash as it included shooting Cupid’s arrows at the Chinese Monster Dragon followed by a Pancake tossing competition. Our fortunes for the coming year were also revealed through Chinese Fortune Cookies kindly provided by the Markfield Inn Chinese Take Away.
The Cupid’s Arrow shooting competition was “expertly” won by Mary (Robin Hood) Smart with Alan coming a close second. Christine Willett, enthusiastically cheered on by her Grandson Jack, stormed through the pancake tossing championship with a count of over 80 pancake tosses in the allotted time. I must admit that many of our members were not so expert and, to shrieks of laughter and cheering, there were bits of pancake and debris flying all over the place. We all finally relaxed with a couple of pancakes each and a cuppa.
Wednesday the 28th February was terrible day weather wise with ice, snow and bitterly cold arctic winds battering the village. We did not expect anyone to turn up for the session BUT we were wrong as many of our members battled through the “Beast from the East”. They came out in cars, mobility scooter and walking frames to enjoy our St.David’s Day celebration. We started off with an entertaining picture quiz on famous Welsh people which was won by the Welsh Wizard Team. This was followed by a warming bowl of Welsh style Leak and Potato soup that we had fortunately prepared earlier just in case.
14th March Punjabi Food and Language
21st March St. Patrick’s Day “Irish Grand National”
28th March Easter Bonnet and Easter Egg Hunt
11th April Woodland Trust Talk
18th April St.George’s “Pub Quiz and Grub”
25th April Macmillan Cancer Support (TBC)
16th May Royal Wedding Celebration
The Mayflower Friendship Club meets on Monday afternoons and the Mayflower Club on Wednesday afternoons at the Centre. Both are from 2pm to 4pm and only cost £1.50p per session and that includes a “cuppa” and biscuits. Come along, you will be most welcome.
AGE UK Information and Advice Service
As our new Good Times Together Club for people living with dementia or memory loss, their families and those who care for them has failed we have established a link with AGE UK’s new Information and Advice Service for the over 50’s, their families and carers.
People can now contact AGE UK Monday to Thursday 10am to 1pm at their offices at 55 Castle Street, Hinckley or telephone 01455 619519
They also have a new telephone HELPLINE which is available Monday to Friday 11am to 4pm by ringing 0116 2992278
Through the above services AGE UK can offer practical help, suggest ways to solve difficulties and give you details of others who may be able to help and includes:
Help, advice and information for older people and those who care for them
Welfare benefit claims assistance
A comprehensive range of guide books and fact sheets
Information on a range of activities and groups suitable for older people
Leaflets on AGE UK products and services
As an alternative to the above YOU CAN still contact us at the Centre and we will try and help, give you information or point you in the right direction where you can get help, information and advice.
Save a Baby’s Life
On Thursday 22nd February Ken Short from the Royal Life Saving Society came along to provide a course to our staff and parents/ guardians of our Toddler group. The course included how to act if your child stopped breathing, instruction on basic first aid skills in how to deal with choking, resuscitation, techniques, rescue breathing and chest compression using special manikins. All those who attended found the course very interesting and gave them the confidence to react in such a traumatic situation.
REMINDER CRAZY BADMINTON SPECIAL OFFER
Just a reminder that if you fancy a game of badminton or perhaps bring your kids along and have a game in the school holidays or at other times we have some slots free from Mondays to Fridays where, for just £7 per hour, you can hire our badminton court. We can provide the nets and a fully marked court and we do have a limited supply of rackets and shuttle cocks if you do not have your own. The offer is subject to availability but contact if you are interested.
Starting in April Hinckley and Bosworth will be providing Nordic Walking sessions from the Centre
Nordic walking is a total body version of walking that can be enjoyed both by non-athletes as a health-promoting physical activity, and by athletes as a sport. The activity is performed with specially designed walking poles similar to ski poles.
Further details will be published at a later date.
REMINDER OF NEW ACTIVITIES AT THE CENTRE
TAE KWON DO
Here is a chance for you to get yourself motivated for 2018 with lessons from the T.A.G.B martial arts organisation. Classes are now available at the Centre from 6pm to 7pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Come along and have a free lesson to experience the fun and fitness you get from this great martial art. For further information please contact Tony on 07902 800451 or Dave on 07762 734526
ADULT BALLET CLASSES
This class is especially for adults of mixed ability and includes ballet fusion. It is being held on Thursday evenings from 7pm to 8pm. For further information please contact Keely-Anna on 07500 554736
This is a new class for pre-school children where they can have fun whilst you relax. For further information please contact Keely-Anna on 07500 554736
YOGA is not a religion it is the science of positive physical and mental health. Yoga4me classes are designed to be accessible to all levels, all bodies and abilities. Variations will suit every student. It is a dynamic and flowing way to free your mind and body, u[plift your spirit and build your muscle strength and flexibility. Classes are now being held at the Centre on Tuesday mornings from 10am to 11am. For further information please contact Jelena on 07901 333939 or at www.yoga4me.co.uk
ME SPORTS HOLIDAY SOCCER SCHOOLS
ME Sports will be holding soccer schools during holiday periods as follows:
26th March to 29th March
3rd April to 6th April
29th May to 1st June
AND throughout August
NATIONAL BLOOD SERVICE
The next opportunity to donate blood via the National Blood Service will be on FRIDAY 9th March so, come along and “Do something amazing” by donating on Wednesday 30th May
Money Saving Special Offer
Don’t forget that if you are planning a special family event, party or function with a bar we only charge a modest hire fee of £10 per room. This hire fee is very competitive to other venues in the area and will save you money.
For bookings and enquiries please contact Markfield Centre and Sports ,Mayflower Close, Markfield LE67 9ST on 01530 242240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or you can visit our website www.markfield communitycentre.com to view our facilities, latest news, photo gallery and information about the Centre.