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New Line Dancing Group needed

We have 14 on the waiting list for Line Dancing and so we would like to start a second group. Do you know anyone who would be willing to co-ordinate or lead this group?  If so please contact Ann Cousins –  01799 219 072 –

Open Meetings

From September 2017  Open Meetings have a slightly different format to enable more  socialising. The doors will open at 2.15 pm and tea/coffee and biscuits will be available at 2.30 pm BEFORE the Speaker starts.   Every third Monday at the Bowls Club.

20% Discount at Cambridge University Press

For those of you who may be interested, Cambridge University Bookshop at 1-2 Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1SZ is offering a 20% discount to all U3A members. They stock CUP titles but their vast range of subjects ensures something for everyone. You can contact them on 01223 333 333, and remember to take your U3A card with you as proof of your membership.  

Concert Photos – 15 July 2017

Well what a good evening it was. The choir sang well. Isobel was brilliant the ukulele group was much appreciated some good poems and a lovely smiley audience.
And to top it all we will be able to present Accuro and the East Anglian Air Ambulance with £540 each.
A big thank you, to everybody that helped and supported us.
Joan Shadbolt

Thanks to Paul Crawford for the photos below:

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Co-ordinators’ Lunch

A big thank you to all the co-ordinators who put so much effort into running our many classes and activities. Saffron Hotel – 18 May 2017

Saffron Harmony Sang Carols for Support 4 Sight


A group from Saffron Harmony Choir, under the direction of substitute Musical Director Barry Land, sang carols at Audley End Miniature Railway recently as part of a Support 4 Sight fundraising event.  An enjoyable morning in aid of a local good cause. Thanks to Tony Treglown for the photo. Dec 2016

Volunteering for Dementia Connections – could you help?

Age UK Essex is recruiting volunteers for Dementia Connections, a programme designed to help people with dementia stay active.
As a Dementia Connections Volunteer you will:
– Work with each client for upto 12 hours
– Help each client to achieve their personal goals. This could vary from helping them access local groups to joining their local sports club.
– By the end of the 12 hours you would have helped your client rebuild their confidence and enabled th  em to reconnect with their local community.
In return you will benefit from valuable training including:
– Corporate induction to Age UK Essex and the Alzheimer’s Society.
– Dementia Awareness training.
– Dementia Connections training.
This varied and interesting role will suit you if you are confident talking to a range of people, a good listener and able to give up to 4 – 5 hours a week.
To find out more please contact Clare Savva from Age UK Essex  (

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