Weekenders’ Group

Hopefully none of us will need this help but if you know anyone who is struggling, please pass on this information.

Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust has launched a local mental health crisis helpline which is open 24 hours a day, seven-days a week. The helpline number is 0300 303 0165 and is for anyone in crisis at anytime, anywhere across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Hucknall number: 0300 123 2901

No Weekender group activities again this month of course but we had our virtual Coffee Club cuppa at 2.00 pm on Saturday, 30th May. We have all kept in touch with one another and I have sent out a Weekenders May Newsletter to those on email, with a request for copies to be run off and posted through the doors of those not on email. Hope you all received them.

There were no Weekenders having birthdays this month so of course we missed our monthly Broomhill visits. Let’s have another virtual Coffee Club cuppa at 2.00 pm on Saturday, 27th June.

Compared to the Weekenders members, I’ve done nothing this month. I did have a surprise delivery of a very large (18” x 8”) bar of Cadbury’s chocolate as a “random act of kindness” which turned out to be from my nephew up in Edinburgh, and the next day a “miss you” home-made card from my five year old grand-daughter.

Most Weekenders have been very busy with gardening, cleaning, clearing out, painting, crafting, sewing masks, making VE Day bunting, reading, cooking, enjoying the sunny days, and celebrating VE Day in their own way.


(Taken from papers written by a class of 8-year-olds)

Grandparents are a lady and a man who have no little children of their own. They like other people’s.
A grandfather is a man, & a grandmother is a lady!
Grandparents don’t have to do anything except be there when we come to see them
They are so old they shouldn’t play hard or run. It is good if they drive us to the shops and give us money.
When they take us for walks, they slow down past things like pretty leaves and caterpillars.
They show us and talk to us about the colours of the flowers and also why we shouldn’t step on ‘cracks.’
They don’t say, ‘Hurry up.’
Usually grandmothers are fat but not too fat to tie your shoes.
They wear glasses and funny underwear.
They can take their teeth and gums out.
Grandparents don’t have to be smart.
They have to answer questions like ‘Why isn’t God married?’ and ‘How come dogs chase cats?’
When they read to us, they don’t skip. They don’t mind if we ask for the same story over again.
Everybody should try to have a grandmother, especially if you don’t have television because they are the only grownups who like to spend time with us.
Grandpa is the smartest man on earth! He teaches me good things but I don’t get to see him enough to get as smart as him
It’s funny when they bend over; you hear gas leaks, and they blame their dog.

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