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Festive mood with Christmas Luncheon Club dinner

December 22, 2009


The last Luncheon Club dinner funded by The Awards for All was like none which preceded it. On Tuesday last, 23 people received a special Christmas-themed dinner in the the Cross Square Hotel. The group wishes to extend their thanks to management at the hotel for the wonderful dinner served and the welcoming glass of mulled wine and Christmas crackers provided. This all contributed to making the occasion enjoyable for those attending.

The Luncheon Club, which targets the over 60’s living within Creggan ward enables approximately 20 people to avail of a 2-course meal on a fortnightly basis at no cost to them. There will be 3 further dinners over the January – March 2010 period; Tuesday 26th January, Tuesday 23rd February and Tuesday 23rd March 2010. These dinners will be funded via the Southern Investing for Health Partnership’s ‘small grants awards scheme.’

Courses completed

Card-making and Flower arranging courses have recently completed. The group expresses its’ sincerest thanks to both tutors Terence Halpin (card-making) and Ruth Watt (flower arranging).

Current classes:

A basic computers course is currently being delivered via the group through the WEA in the I.T suite of Silverbridge Community Resource Centres on Tuesday nights. The course will re-commence in mid-January 2010.

Upcoming activities

The ‘Cook IT’ course (delivered via Action Cancer) will commence on Thursday 18th February 2010 (7.30pm – 9.30pm) x 6 consecutive weeks.

Yoga classes will be run over 6 consecutive Thursday nights (7.30pm – 9.30pm) commencing 7th January 2010. There are a small number of places still available.

Meanwhile Painting classes will be run over 6 consecutive Monday nights (7.30pm – 9.30pm) commencing 11th January 2010. The course is full but reserve names are being taken.

It is hoped that digital photography, genealogy and creative writing courses will also be delivered over the winter season. Meanwhile, weather permitting, it is expected that the walking club will recommence on the first Tuesday of March 2010.

As per usual, participants will be expected to contribute towards heat, light and refreshment costs of activities run through the Parish Hall at £3 per night. For some courses, participants will be expected to also contribute towards material costs.

To avoid disappointment, those interested in attending any of the activities outlined should register their interest with the Group’s Secretary, Kenny Donaldson on: 07900882770 asap.

Finally, the group wishes to extend it’s deepest appreciation to the Cross Examiner for the ongoing coverage given to activities/initiatives run via the group believing this to be one of the key factors of the group’s success.

The group wishes all a very happy and peaceful Christmas.


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