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Weekly lunch club provides cheer for over-55s

Posted on Wednesday 28th June 2017 at 7:48 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of helpers and guests at Patchway Pensioners' Lunch Club

Volunteers at a local lunch club for the elderly are looking to raise awareness of the weekly event across Patchway and the Stokes.

The Patchway Lunch Club meets from 12.15pm to 1.30pm every Wednesday in Patchway Community Centre, Rodway Road. It is open to anyone over the age of 55 and offers a two-course meal for £3 per person.

Mini-bus transport to the venue can be arranged at a cost of £1.50 for the return journey.

Amongst the volunteers helping run the club is Bradley Stoke Tesco Extra community champion Dawn Richards, who spends around six hours each week helping to arrange the menu, cooking and tidying up. Other volunteers come from the local community in Patchway, including South Gloucestershire ward councillor Eve Orpen, herself a pensioner.

One regular, Olive Merrells, 87, told the Journal she has been attending the club since it started in 1989. Describing the club as a “great asset for the community”, she said she loves the food and enjoys the opportunity to get out and meet people.

Anyone interested in attending the club is invited to contact Dawn Richards on 07710 148023 or via the customer service desk at Bradley Stoke Tesco Extra.

The club has received grant funding from South Gloucestershire Council, Patchway Town Council and Almondsbury Charity.

Photo: Helpers and guests at Patchway Pensioners’ Lunch Club. Standing (l-r): Mike Taylor, Helen Ford, Dawn Richards, Anne Richards, Sandra Woodruff & Colin Wilkins. Seated (l-r): Barbara Walker & Phyllis Fagan.

This article originally appeared in the June 2017 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine (on page 34). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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Airbus graduates support Family Fun Day extravaganza

Posted on Wednesday 3rd October 2012 at 10:43 am by SH (Editor)

Air rocket activity at the Patchway Family Fun Day.

Twenty Airbus graduates supported Patchway Community Centre staff throughout a Fun Family Day last Saturday (29th September) by running fundraising activities. There was also the opportunity for children to play on a bouncy castle and to take part in flight inspired exercises such as building and flying model planes and launching some rockets!

The Fun Family Day was focussed on raising the essential funds to sustain the necessary work which this community centre does every day. A team of Airbus graduates helped out by organising a raffle, baking and selling cupcakes as well as testing their culinary skills by preparing a BBQ.

Children visiting the centre got involved in some science and engineering themed activities organised by the Airbus graduates. These activities aimed to demonstrate to the children the theory of flight. What’s more they got the opportunity to see some real aircraft parts and get involved in some interactive tasks!

The Airbus graduates first became involved with Patchway Community Centre in July, when they redecorated the facility’s main and small halls. Helping out at the Fun Family Day marked their long-term commitment to the Centre.

Louisa Trueman from Patchway Community Centre said:

“It is great to see young professionals in our local community committed to working on neighbourhood projects. Airbus graduates have done a fantastic job in organising some of Saturday’s activities, it was a really enjoyable and successful day!”

Jeffrey Ware, an Airbus graduate volunteering at the event, added:

“It great to be involved in a community project such as this. Airbus has worked with Patchway Community Centre before and our relationship to the centre and participation in these projects have really made a noticeable difference in the local community.”

More: Airbus graduates sample zero-gravity on bouncy castle! »

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Airbus graduates complete two-day makeover challenge

Posted on Tuesday 31st July 2012 at 4:30 pm by SH (Editor)

Airbus graduates redecorate Patchway Community Centre.

A two-day makeover challenge by 32 Airbus graduates has given a new lease of life to Patchway Community Centre and Coniston Primary School.

Graduates were at Patchway Community Centre and put to work redecorating the main and small halls as the interior had become dilapidated through many years of use. It is hoped that the smart new interior will prove a hit with current users and attract many more members of the local community to use the centre.

At Coniston Primary School graduates last week helped to restructure the school playground and playing field to create a more interactive and fun space for the school children to play in. These renovations are expected to become very popular with the children when they return from their summer holidays in September.

Both of these projects are part of an Airbus initiative to support its graduates in volunteering in the local community, whilst developing the essential key skills needed for their future careers.

Will Furmedge, Airbus Aerospace Growth Partner graduate said:

“Airbus has a great track record of actively working with the community and we are really proud to be part of this. We really hope our endeavours will prove beneficial to all ages of the local community – and the team building skills we gained will also help us in our day to day work.”

More: Graduates have saved us a huge financial outlay, says community centre manager »

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Community centre to host beer festival in April

Posted on Wednesday 4th January 2012 at 9:07 am by SH (Editor)

Patchway Beer Festival - Saturday 21st April 2012

Patchway Community Centre in Rodway Road is to host a one-day beer festival that will also raise money for the local community.

The festival, on Saturday 21st April 2012, will offer 20 different ales and five ciders from around Bristol – and some from further afield – for the people of Patchway to sample.

The event will be split into two sessions: the first from 12pm until 5pm and then an evening session with live music from local group ‘The Bobafetts’ from 6pm until 11pm.

There will also be the opportunity to sample some locally reared pork with a tasty snack from a hog roast – to compliment the fine selection of ales and ciders.

Jess Stone of organising company Brizzle Beer Festivals said:

“We are a family business that has a passion for real ale and we want to help raise some money for charities along the way, so why not help us and your local community by visiting our website and purchasing your tickets for the first Patchway Beer Festival?”

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