The 2018 AGM report, with a summary of the charities finances and our activities over the past year, is now available to download here.
Our Big Information Day is coming soon! if you have questions about any aspect of growing older, or if you’re just looking for general information about the services and activities availiable in the Lutterworth area, come along and see how we can help.
Our Big Information Day features dozens of service providers who are there to help you!
Everyone will receive a free raffle ticket on the door, and we have tea/coffee and cakes available for just £1.50 each, so even if you’re not sure if we can help you why not come and have a look anyway?
We’ve had a great time out this August. First was the trip to Skegness, where we were fortunate enough to enjoy some sunny weather, then a jaunt on the Severn Valley Steam Railway with a two course lunch included. Booking lunch for 106 people to eat together was a daunting task, but we managed!
This September we’ll be going on trips to Baddesley Clinton and the West Midlands Safari Park! We hope to see you there, and if you couldn’t get a place, our autumn booklet should be out soon with plenty more fun excursions planned for everyone!
Age Concern Lutterworth needs more volunteers to help run our charity shop!
If you have some spare time and want to spend it doing something fun but fulfilling, why not give volunteering with us a go.
All we ask for is a friendly attitude, and 3 and half hours commitment a week.
For more information, see our page on volunteering here, call us on 01455 557116, or visit our office at the shop.
We hope to hear from you soon!
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.