This Thursday was our trip to Bressingham Steam and Gardens. We visited Bressingham with world renowned gardens, steam railways and gallopers, and a museum complete with original props and vehicles from ‘Dad’s Army’, and enjoyed lunch on-site.
Due a to scheduling mix-up, our Best Foot Forward event, originally scheduled for the 17th, ran on the 10th of July. We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience.
Attendees had a lovely time singing and dancing to ballroom music and 60’s and 70’s tunes, before ending the event with tea/coffee and cream cake with strawberries.
We’ll be running another session in September, so if you missed out this time, don’t despair! We hope to see you there.
We’ll let everyone know the exact date and time closer to the time, so keep an eye out!
We now have our target for the Big Knit 2018/9 – 6000 hats! That’s 1000 more than we sent off last year!
To help us reach our target, we’re asking any and all knitters in the Lutterworth & District Area to consider knitting or crocheting some smoothie hats for us. Visit our page on the Big Knit to find out more and for a link to the Big Knit website where you can find a range of hat patterns. We also have patterns available in store for those who prefer a printed version – you’ll usually find them by the till.
We’ll keep updating you over the next couple of months as Innocent Smoothies and Age UK roll out the new campaign. Hopefully we’ll get some fun new patterns this year 😉
We’ve added a new page to our website to allow you to view all our upcoming excursions in one place!
You can access it by either clicking this link, by visiting our ‘Excursions’ page and clicking on the link there, or through our dropdown menu under Our Services>Away Days>Excursions>Upcoming Excursions.
Our latest trip was to the British Ironworks Centre in Shropshire. We saw some amazing sculptures, such as the Spoon Gorilla made of 40 thousand spoons, or the Knife Angel made from knives donated by the police that acts as a witness of knife crime in the UK. The food was lovely, made even better by how nice the weather was, meaning we come eat and relax outside for once! The Centre also had a range of artisan goods for sale, and I think most of us picked up a little something.
To see the pictures from the trip, visit our photo gallery here.
Our summer newsletter is now available to download here!
In addition to our normal activities, we’ll be running excursions to:
- Bressingham Steam & Gardens
- Stamford on Market Day
- Severn Valley Railway
- West Midlands Safari Park
- Baddesley Clinton
- Cilla the Musical
We’re also gathering interest for a David Austen Roses trip in 2019 and a possible Harry Potter World trip, as well as always being open to suggestions for where you want to go!
We’ll be running a dance afternoon in July and if it goes well may run this as a regular activity in future, so if you’re interested be sure to put your name down.
As always, we hope there is something to interest everyone!
Tuesday the 1st of May saw our annual Staff/Volunteer meeting, held at the Town Hall. Alison, Jane and Lizzie spoke for an hour about how the charity has done over the past year, and any changes we’ll be making going forward, and we received feedback from our lovely volunteers; those interested then had fish & chips from Thank COD for SID.
We’d like to take this opportunity to give a big ‘THANK YOU’ to all our volunteers for their work over the past year. We’re so grateful to everyone who gave up their time and energy to help out the charity. We literally couldn’t do it without you! We hope that you’ll all stay part of the team for a long time to come.
Last week was the cheque presentation for the Great Lutterworth Santa Fun Run that was held on the 26th November 2017.
Age Concern raised a total of £870 through sponsorship, which will go towards helping us to run events to combat loneliness in Lutterworth and the surrounding area. We would like to give a big thank you to both our runners and their sponsors, and hope to see plenty of participants this year as well.
For more information about the Santa Fun Run, please see our page here.
Our Spring Newsletter for 2018 is now availiable!
As well as our regular events, covered in this edition are trips to Brackley Antiques Centre, Emmerdale Studio Tour, Crich Tramway, British Ironworks, and a Princess River Cruise.
To pick up a booklet or book a trip please visit us in our office at 7 High Street Lutterworth.
Alternatively, the newsletter is available for download here:Spring Newsletter
In 2017, customers and volunteers at Age Concern Lutterworth donated a massive 1,083kg of food to Lutterworth & Villages Foodbank. Thank you so much to everyone who donated food through our charity shop. Donated food goes towards providing those in an emergency situation, whether from job loss, loss of benefits, or homelessness, with a healthy food parcel while food bank staff help them towards a long-term solution.
With 151 kilos donated in January and 140 kilos donated in February, we are currently on track to give even more food this year! If you wish to donate, simply bring your food along to our shop at 7 High Street Lutterworth, and leave it in the green box by the door marked ‘Food Bank’. All your food donated will go towards helping those in crisis in our community.
For more information about Lutterworth & Villages Foodback, please check out their website at: https://lutterworthvillages.foodbank.org.uk/