Message from our Chair

Our next monthly meeting is on Wednesday, 14th December, 2022, and I look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.

Please ensure that you enter the building from the car park rear entrance and book in at the desk. As always please try to remember to wear your name badges so that folks (especially new members) know who you are, if a group leader or committee member, again pleased wear your ID so that others know who they are talking to. Our committee members should all be wearing a lanyard with their name and function shown.

Please remember to either silence or turn off your mobile phones. We are reserving some front row seats for those who have a hearing problem, please use them if you need to.

Christmas is almost upon us and we have bought most of our Christmas presents, buying a few at a time to spread out the cost. Whist Christmas is a joyous time for most of us, meeting and spending time with family and friends, there are sadly still a lot of folk who for one reason or another Christmas is not a time of celebrating – loneliness, sadness, depression, there are many reasons. If you know anyone who is lonely then please try and reach out to them in some little way.

If you are on your own then please try and speak to someone for support or company, many folks are only too happy to share with you if only they are aware. I would encourage you if you are able to try and donate some items to a local foodbank, there are a lot of struggling families out there. We will have a donation bucket at our December social and film activities for any cash you feel able to give, or tins and packets if you prefer.

Please note that we will not be having a formal monthly meeting in December, however, we are planning to have a ‘Film Afternoon’ for those who want to come and watch, there will be a small charge of £2 to help cover costs and refreshments, these have been popular in the past.

Melvyn Francis, Chair

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