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Newsletter April 2021

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HubClub events coming soon — April 2021

The HubClub is happy to announce two, safely-distanced, social events for residents who wish to move a few neglected muscles.

Walking Football is being organised by the Pavilion for later this Spring. It is run by One Leisure of Huntingdon.

The Pavilion will shortly announce when Walking Football is due to kick off. See the poster for more information.

The other event is for a Strength and Balance class. Please let us know if you’d like to take up a place. The date for the first class, held in the Hayward Room downstairs at the Pavilion, is to be announced and likely to start in late May.

Mountain Catering — a life-saving service

Abbots resident, Helen Mountain has provided nutritious hot meals to our residents all through the cold winter months. Sadly this service ends after Easter. We can’t thank her enough for her dedication to not only cooking, but delivering beautifully presented hot meals already plated up. She has made sure she got to know her customers, and has on one occasion probably saved a life by alerting the emergency services when one person failed to come to the door. Thankfully all was well in the end. She has now taken a job at Grafham, and we wish her every success. Thank you Helen and family for caring about those who live alone and looked forward to your delicious weekly deliveries.

99 cracking entries for Easter egg competition

Nick Churchill, KS1 teacher and Outdoor Learning Lead at the school, came up with the idea to decorate Easter eggs for the latest Hub and school collaboration. He said, ‘This competition has generated a lot of excitement, and we’re thrilled with the 99 creative entries we received.’

It was a difficult job for the Hub’s judges to choose a winner. In the end three entries from Key Stages 1 and 2 were chosen to receive an Easter Egg each. Congratulations to the rest of the children, there were so many ‘eggsellent’ entries.

Key Stage 1 winners: Ethan Lowe, Sammy Walsh and Stanley Homent

Key Stage 2 winners: Ava Stevens, Poppy Warren and James Hilton

The next inter-generational Hub competition with the school is growing giant sunflowers. If anyone has any spare 9cm flower pots, we’d be delighted to receive them… there are 290 pupils and we’re not quite halfway there yet!

New jigsaw volunteer helps the Hub

Our growing selection of jigsaws is now being administered by Sheena Henderson. If you would like to book one, please place your order via the website or call 07308 035416.

Recalling Memory Lane

Last year Memory Lane’s organisers had to postpone their monthly singing and friendship group meetings. They are delighted to announce they will be re-opening on the second Thursday of every month from 8 July 2021 (subject to Covid restrictions being lifted). The new Pavilion venue is the Hayward Room, from 10am-12noon.

All previous visitors are welcome back, plus any new residents who like to recall songs (and even dances) from their younger days. There are songbooks supplied, plus tea and biscuits. Each session introduces new song themes, like musicals, movies, Top 10 hits from previous decades and international dance tunes to recall holidays abroad. If you’d like to know more or need to organise a lift, then call Esther and Steve on 01480 392991. There is a £1 fee to attend each session, and usually some good raffle prizes to be won.

If you need help or advice with anything, please contact the Hub on T: 07308 035416



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