We welcome new member Mollie West who attends on Tuesdays and a new volunteer Lyndsey who is with us on Tuesdays and some Thursdays. John Holmes and Agnes Smith are both now in residential care and have left the day centre. The family and friends of Ken Lamb made a generous donation in memory of Ken. A thank you letter has been sent to his wife Brenda. The next outing is to Graves, the butchers, at Briston on Tuesday 5th June. There will be a cold buffet lunch served in the village hall followed by a tour of the farm and an opportunity to buy at the butchers shop and delicatessen. If a sufficient number of Tuesday members do not want to go on this outing it may be possible for the centre to remain open on that day. An invitation to be on the outing will be given to members in the near future.
I report the death of Frank Gribble, we all admired his days as a soldier. Celia Underwood and Tony Mant represented the day centre at his funeral. Ken Lamb who has only been with us for a few weeks has sadly died. We welcome new members Andrew Osborne who attends on Tuesdays and Dorothy Hunt who attends on Thursdays As a result of comments by some of those who play our bonus ball lottery a recent committee meeting agreed that there should be some minor changes. From Tuesday 3rd April only those numbers issued will be in the draw which will be made at the daycentre on alternate Tuesdays and Thursdays. In this way there will be a winner every week. The money raised by the lottery is used to pay for items not readily available from our core budget. This includes items such as the new dishwasher, Bingo prizes and sometimes a subsidy of outings.