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!
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.
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.
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.