Colourful items to send to Malawi

Am about to send another parcel to the Kasupe project.  Members have made some gorgeous, colourful items including knitted jackets and hats for prem and newborn babies, knitted and crochet baby blankets and several dresses for young girls.  I hope to share some pictures of them in Malawi in the next few weeks.

Chess Players Wanted!

Gordon Milner would like to set up a sociable Chess Group for players of all abilities, including beginners. The emphasis will be on having fun and sharing knowledge to help members’ progress. If you already enjoy the game or would like to give it a go, please contact Gordon on 07973823622 or by email at […]


Thank you Jenny & ladies of the table tennis group for manning the kitchen at our December ( concert & mincepie ) meeting . Also thanks to an unnamed person . Pleased to report £47.00 was passed to a charity earlier in the month from the donations for tea & coffee . After the hall […]

Keith Gilbert

Keith Gilbert, who passed away on 14th December 2019, was one of the founder members of SLU3A. His membership number – 53 – tells its own story, I.e. he and Jennifer signed up with SLU3A in early May 2000. Keith made a significant contribution to setting up our main infrastructure and the early groups of […]

Helen Salisbury - Chair

From the Chair

We have a busy, and I hope exciting, year ahead for SLU3A.  We will be celebrating our 20th anniversary at the May monthly meeting and details of how to buy your ticket (to include refreshments) will be available next month.  On Saturday evening  16th May we hope you will join us at the Celidh (again, […]

Louise Elsome

Group Enabler

A very happy New Year to all our members! After the festive break I hope everyone is rested and ready for all that 2020 brings. New SLU3A groups are planned to broaden the choice on offer and to eliminate waiting lists. Every month 4 new group ideas will be promoted for a period of up […]

Membership Secretary

Happy New Year to all our Members. I hope that you had a Wonderful Christmas We still have few of The U3A Diary for 2020 available and if you still need  a diary, please see me at the January meeting. Many thanks to all the Members and the Group Leaders who have forwarded completed Gift Aid declarations. We […]

New Experiences – December

I would like to say a massive Thank You to all of our group members that have supported our many and varied events over the year. We had our most physically challenging event with the High Ropes Course and a concentration testing visit to Paint Pottle. It was great to round off the year with […]

31 Teddies on their way to Mercy Ships

Crafting for Charities members have just despatched 31 knitted teddies in bags to the Leicestershire  contact (Alison Briggs who visited us early this year to delver her fascinating talk).  The teddies will be given out to children undergoing medical treatment on one of their  Mercy Ships.

Membership Secretary

We still have few of The U3A Diary for 2020 available and if you want to ensure that you obtain one, please see me at the December meeting before they are all sold. They are available for sale at a very reasonable price of £3.25 and also make very good Christmas presents. Further  to my previous notes over the last months, many thanks […]