Lunch & Bingo – 15th March

Age Concern Lutterworth and District is running the Lunch & Bingo again in March! This excursion has been very popular when we’ve ran it before, with everyone enjoying a lovely day out with great food and the chance to win big on the bingo.

We’ll be picking up everyone by coach, before travelling to the Bull’s Head in Wolvey, where everyone will enjoy a two course lunch followed by four games of bingo with a break in between. There’s a cash prize for each bingo game for line and house, coming out of the overall ticket price.

The price will be £16.00, including the coach, the meal and four bingo games.

For more information or to book a place please pop in to the office in the shop at 7 High Street, Lutterworth.

We hope to see you there!

Book Club Update

 

In January the Book Club discussed “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time” which most of us enjoyed.  It is the story of a young, autistic boy who finds a dead dog and sets out to find out who has killed him.  The author show a really good understanding of autism and the book is by turns funny and sad.

 

 

 

In February the Book Club is reading “Notes from a Small Island”, by Bill Bryson.  Bryson is an American married to an Englishwoman who decides to take a trip around Britain in the early 1980s before moving his family over to America.  This book has led to very mixed feelings.  Some loved his humour, others felt the book was very dated and at times did not like his choice of language.

 

The book for March is “Lollipop Shoes” by Joanne Harris followed by a very different choice, a detective/thriller in April.  Although, as a group, we choose a book for each month there is no pressure to read the book.  If members do not like the look of a particular novel they can choose another book by the same author or a book of the same type e.g. thriller, historical novel, romance.

The Book Club space for a few more members, if you would like to join just come along on the second Monday of the month at Lutterworth Library, 10:45 am. For more information check out our page here.

The Big Knit Update

The Big Knit campaign for Innocent Smoothies has delivered over 1.7 million smoothie hats in 2017, of which 5000 were from our Age Concern Lutterworth & District, raising a total of £1250.00. Thank you very much everyone who participated for us!

We are currently accepting hats still for the upcoming 2018 campaign, and usually have free small balls of wool available for knitters if you want to drop in and pick some up.


The Big Knit supports local and national projects to keep older people warm in the winter by donating 25p for every Innocent Smooties bottle with a knit hat sold. For more information, check out our page on the Big Knit here.

Greetings from New Staff

Greetings to all Age Concern Lutterworth clients, volunteers, and customers!

My name is Elizabeth Sowerby (Lizzie for short), and I’m joining the staff team as an Office Assistant.

I’m a Lutterworth local who has been volunteering for the charity for over a year now, and am very excited to be expanding my role for the charity. I hope to support local residents in getting the help and support they need, and aid Age Concern Lutterworth in running accessible events for our clients to promote friendship and fun.

I am a fairly recent graduate with a BA in History from University of East Anglia, and I’m thrilled to be starting my career with Age Concern Lutterworth.

I’ll be in charge of updating this blog, so please keep your eyes out for more posts about fundraising opportunities and our regular events.

I hope to get to know all of you in the weeks and months to come!