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November 2011

posted 1 Dec 2011, 02:10 by Andy Lakin-Hall   [ updated 30 Jul 2012, 03:56 ]

Jo Evans writes...

Christmas is nearly here!  Where has the year gone? We seemed to have galloped through November and are almost ready for the New Year!

We have had a very active month starting with the screening of the film ‘Amazing Grace’ about the life and work of William Willberforce. What a story and beautifully acted and directed. Prior to this, at the end of November we had a visit from James Gardiner of Age UK’s Home from Hospital Service, and Vivian Morgan, Community Support

Matron. Both gave a very good overview of their care and support within the community which was very encouraging. We also had a talk by Les Pike on the history of the Bonfire Society which was fascinating and very informative.Further into November we had a visit from Jennifer Rees Larcombe, who talked about her life in Mayfield and how, through the experience of being very ill, she now runs a Christian charity, Beauty from Ashes, which reaches out to people who are in need of emotional and spiritual support. Our Annual General Meeting followed and then a Sing-a-Long afternoon with Sue Evans and Janet Smith. These will be reported in next month’s magazine. 

On 25th November we said ‘Goodbye’ to Dorival Chiamulera who has tended the gardens of a number of RSM members over the last few years. He has been so kind and caring in his work but has decided to return permanently to his home country of Brazil. We wish him all the very best as he does so.

As we head towards Christmas we have a number of fun activities. (See December Diary) Our annual Carol Service for Senior Citizens will be held at St Denys Church on Monday 5th December at 2.30pm. A warm welcome is extended to any older person who would like to join us for a short carol service followed by refreshments. Our final fun event is our Christmas Party on 12th starting at 2.00pm. We will be entertained by pupils from Rotherfield Primary School and also ourselves. We are inviting members to ‘do a turn’ which should be great fun.

RSM Centre closes on Friday 16th December for the Christmas break and reopens on Tuesday 3rd January. The first meeting of the New Year will be on Monday, January 9th when we will have a get together and an ‘After Christmas Sale’.

We would like to wish everyone a very happy and peaceful Christmas and a prosperous New Year.