December report

The Tuesday walkers had a lovely day for their Christmas walk on Tuesday 4th December. The walk was led by John from the Queens Head pub in Saddington  village and went along the Grand union canal to Debdale Grange.  There was then  a refreshment stop of hot mulled wine and mince pies before the group […]


From the Chair

I would like to wish all our SLU3A members a peaceful Christmas season.  Learn, Live and Laugh is the U3A motto and I hope many of you will having fun, and maybe getting to know each better, when you meet for the seasonal activities that many groups organise. Looking forward to Christmas 2019, a volunteer […]

Membership Secretary

I cannot believe that it is already December, 2018 seems to have flown by, it must be a sign of age. Unfortunately Phyllis Lord and Christopher Mosley,  two of our very long standing Group Leaders, have recently had to resign from the SLU3A. Phyllis had become increasing ill over the last few months and has […]

New Bus for Age UK

New minibus supports older people’s independence in Market Harborough thanks to local funders. A new, wheelchair accessible minibus has been delivered to Age UK in Market Harborough to enable them to transport older people to day care and lunch clubs from the town and surrounding villages. The charity is delighted with the generous financial support […]

Group Enabler

Duplicate Bridge on a Mondays from 1.45-4.30pm  are looking for new members, so if you have always wanted to learn Duplicate Bridge then this is the moment to try it out. Please ring the Group Leader whose details are at the back of the newsletter and on the website. Jigsaw Swap: Have you any jigsaws […]

Cup of coffee and biscuits

Coffee Tea and Biscuits

Many thanks to Graham & his team for helping in the kitchen at our November meeting  , and to Pauline for her feedback that having 5 in the kitchen makes the job easier , certainly the kitchen was cleared & cleaned quickly on that day , so in the New Year I will look to […]

Age UK Projects

Age UK Leicestershire have been in touch recently to tell us about two projects they need help with. The first is The Big Knit – see details about it here and the second is Making Christmas Special – read more about this here

Age UK Making Christmas Special

This overwhelmingly popular campaign launched on 1st November this year for donations of small gifts for older people in hospital on Christmas Day.  The campaign has run with Leicester’s Hospitals for the past 5 years and we are delighted that older people in community hospitals now also benefit. Gift bags (please do not wrap gifts) […]

Age UK Big Knit

Calling all knitters  Time to dig out those knitting needles for the Big Knit  It’s the return of the Big Knit campaign and Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland is calling on Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to join in and get knitting! Whether a knitting ninja, purling pro, crochet connoisseur or just keen to have […]

Membership Secretary

Membership secretary “Following the successful new Members coffee morning, we are introducing a new initiative in contacting each new member individually, approximately a month after they have joined us to check whether the SLU3A has met their requirements or are there still issues that need to be resolved before they can become fully involved. Liz […]