We have been been very lucky in the fact that Knights 4 Uttoxeter have supported us in purchasing equipment that will enable our members to enjoy club evenings even more.
All at the club would like to thank the Knights for this support and we look forward to seeing the Knights at one of our club evenings enjoying the entertainment with us.
Thank you again Knights 4 Uttoxeter
Gateway club enjoyed an evening being entertained by the Uttoxeter U3A Ukulele band.
They sang and played their musical instruments, so many thanks to Vince and all the members of the Ukulele band.
Welcome to Uttoxeter and District U3A. We have been established since 2003 and are an autonomous organization affiliated to a national body providing daytime courses, meetings and activities for retired and semi-retired people.
Founded over 35 years ago, the UK U3A movement aims to encourage groups of people in their third age to come together and continue their enjoyment of learning in subjects of interest to them.
From the start, the guiding principles were to promote lifelong learning through self-help interest groups covering a wide range of topics and activities as chosen by their members.
The ‘third age’ is defined by a time in your life (not necessarily chronological) where you have the opportunity to undertake learning for its own sake. There is no minimum age, but a focus on people who are no longer in full-time employment or raising a family.
Our founders envisaged a collaborative approach with peers learning from each other. The U3A movement was to be self-funded, with members not working towards qualifications but learning purely for pleasure. There would be no distinction between the learners and the teachers – everyone could take a turn at being both if they wished.
We have received another cash donation from Gymphobics based in Uttoxeter
The Uttoxeter branch of Gymphobics The 30 Minute Workout and the UK’s premier inch and weight loss centres have again supported us with another very generous donation which will go towards our effort to raise funding for a range of musical instruments.
We would like to thank all the Ladies, especially Penney, for their generous support and wish them all the very best during their workouts.
You can find their website here to read all about what they offer.
The Uttoxeter Gateway Club was entertained this evening by The Mel Baines Trio
Just to keep you updated with what we have been up to…
Our first meeting this year was to see Aladdin at The Regent Theatre in Stoke – Oh yes it was!! We had a great night, the 3D effects were really spooky!!
Then we had a games night, obstacle races, egg and spoon, bean bags and that sort of thing, to work off some of the extras we ate over Christmas. We carried that on by having a Salsacise night, really popular and great fun.
We also had a night exploring all of our senses, feeling different textures, smells, sites and sounds which made us all think how lucky we are to have them.
We have had a competition to rebrand the tuck shop which is now called “Shop Way”, won by Steven, but we had some other great entries too.
We were first in the queue to see Black Panther at our monthly visit to Cinebowl, where you can either watch a suitable film or go bowling.
This week was one of our famous disco nights with competitions for rock and roll, ballroom, air guitar, the twist and other dances, thank you to our resident DJ Paul.
Next week on the 27th February, we have The Mel Baines Trio here to entertain us.
Everybody is welcome, not just members and volunteers, so come and have look at us. The Club is open most Tuesdays at 6.30pm in St Mary’s Catholic Church Hall, Balance Street. Take a look at the Events page for more details.
Happy New Year to everyone!
Christmas is over for another year and its good to get back into a routine of normal eating. I’m sure we’ve all received gifts that we can’t use ourselves, got over faced by toiletries and other gifts (I know I have !!!!) or maybe you’ve had too many chocolates and too much alcohol. If so, we can take them off your hands and use them for our TOMBOLA AND RAFFLE PRIZES.
Our next Fund Raising events will be at EASTER.
So please send any unwanted items in to the club or contact Pauline 07929 300453
Please ask family and friends as people like to give to a local charity.
We will be having a stall at The Makers Market, and possibly one on the High St the week after that.
Pauline (Fund Raising TRUSTEE)
Uttoxeter Gateway Club Christmas Meal 2017 at The Parks
Club members, friends and family all came together on Tuesday, 19th December 2017 for our annual Christmas Meal.
As usual, the highlight of the meal was Santa Claus who came to deliver presents (kindly donated by Waitrose, Uttoxeter) to all the members.
As you can see from the photos below, everyone had a jolly good time.
Pauline’s Last Official Evening as Leader
As this was to be Pauline’s last official evening as the Uttoxeter Gateway Club Leader, our Chairman Paul Nixon presented Pauline with a voucher for Byrkley Garden Centre and Sue presented her with a beautiful bouquet of flowers from the members and their families.
Pauline thanked everyone for their contributions and said that she would be sure to buy something nice after Christmas.
Tombola, crafts and cakes
We had a stall on the Makers Market last Saturday with a tombola, crafts and cakes.
Thanks to great support on the day, we made £226.00. This means we have reached our target for Xmas Fund raising and made a total over £1000.00 for Uttoxeter Gateway Club activities.
Thank to Julia, Faye and Sue for baking cakes and Paul and our member David Nadin for helping run the stall.
Gateway Club Christmas Cracker Stall
We had a tombola stall in the Town Hall at the Uttoxeter Christmas Cracker this year. The star of our stall was a giant Santa which we asked people to make their best offers for – we’ll announce our decision at the Makers Market on Saturday where we’ll have another Tombola!
Thanks to our helpers on Xmas Cracker night; Paul, Dale in the turkey outfit, and members David Nadin & Heidi.
Thanks to everyone who helped us raise £200 on the night.
Alan Parker hands over a cheque for £400
The Uttoxeter and District Football League, represented by Alan Parker, Fixture/Referee Secretary donated a cheque to Paul Nixon, Chairman of the Trustees and Pauline Wilson, Club Leader for £400.00. We’re very grateful to receive the donation from the Uttoxeter and District Football League who have chosen our Club to support for this year.