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We are currently in the stages of planning a special event at the Community Centre to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The event will take place from 2pm to 5pm on Saturday 4th June. Weather permitting the RAF Memorial Flight Hurricane fighter plane will make a flypast over the Community Centre and the village at 15.52pm. With the kind permission of the Parish Council, we will be planting a celebration tree to mark this auspicious occasion. With the tree we will be burying a time capsule containing local items for future generations to discover. Whilst stocks last, children will be given a souvenir jubilee flags to the children to wave at the Hurricane pilot as it flies over the Centre. There will be other stalls and activities for you to enjoy and why not bring along your own Jubilee Party picnic to enjoy on the park. If there is anyone out there who would like to have a stall, donate any prizes or do an activity then please contact us as your support will be most welcome. By the way, any profits will be donated to the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. Further details of our event will be published on our website and on posters displayed at the Centre and around the village.

The Rural Community Council’s Coffee Van will on the Community Centre car park during this month. Members of the RCC staff will be on hand to give people advice specifically aimed at any residents living in rural areas who find themselves either unemployed or are economically inactive. Staff will provide individually tailored support and advice to help people get back into the workplace. The van will be at the Centre from 10am to 12md on Friday mornings 6th, 13th and 20th May. Feel free to talk to the staff about related problems you may have and have a cup of coffee.
If you are interested in joining a YOGA class, we have sessions on a Wednesday evening from 7pm to 8pm and on Sunday mornings from 10am to 11am. If you require any further information, please contact Sarah on 07932 689036 or email her at sarahgreen@wellbeingwinnie.co.uk

The donated DefibSafe cabinet has not yet arrived though we expect it to arrive soon. As soon as it does arrive, we will be able be relocating outside of the Community Centre for public use. Once this is in place it will enhance the Markfield Defibrillator scheme.

Here are just a few of the things we have been doing over the past month:

On the 6th April we held a 1950’s and 1960’s music quiz bringing back memories of many of our old favourite songs and records from this period in time. It certainly got our members singing along and tapping their feet.

On the 13th April we held our annual Easter Egg hunt and Easter Bonnet parade. Members made a real effort with their Easter Bonnets with Barbara being voted the best. For a bit of fun members were challenged to stick the tail on the Easter bunny whilst blindfolded with a rabbit face mask.

On the 20th April we celebrated Saint George’s Day with a pub lunch of faggots, sausages, mushy peas and boiled potatoes served with onion gravy. Not to be deterred from their food we then had a rather grisly pub quiz based on British murderers and I recounted a number of gory murders that I had attended many years ago.
On the 27th April we chilled out with a prize bingo session with our “resident” bingo caller Carol calling out the numbers.

We are now planning other exciting and interesting events for the coming month so, if you would like to join in just come along to the sessions and you will be most welcome. Our Friendship Club is also available on Monday afternoons 2pm to 4pm and the Mayflower Club itself is on Wednesday afternoons 2pm to 4pm. In both cases it only costs £2 per session and includes light refreshments. For further information please conta
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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.
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.

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.

Ron and Dawn Grantham

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