Down Your Way Hampden Park - June 6th

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THE Special Parents Group, which meets at the Childrens’ Centre in Maywood Avenue, Willingdon Trees, is a group supporting parents who have children with special needs. Today (Wednesday) is the last chance for parents belonging to the group to book their family place for an event to be held at Froggies, Knockhatch, Hailsham, on Friday, June 22, 6pm-8pm. If you would like to go, let Samantha Sprange know today on www.specialparents.org.uk

They have private hire of the venue so there will only be members of Special Parents and their families there.

DOUBTLESS there are many residents of Hampden Park and Willingdon Trees who shop at Asda at the Crumbles. If you do, now is your chance to support this Special Parents Group win some money to help with its Sensory Garden Project. Asda is running a ‘token scheme’ during June and July, whereby three local charities have been nominated. Every time you make a purchase you’ll get token, to put in the charity box of your choice. The box with the most tokens will get a prize of £200, and the two runners up will each receive £50.

ONCE the jubilee weekend is over, there are plenty of activities for the youngsters at the Hampden Park Sports Centre in Brodrick Road for the remainder of the holiday week.

Today (Wednesday) there are sports and arts and crafts from 9.15am-12.30pm and from 1pm- 3pm there will be Footie Fun for the seven to 12-year-olds, and Lego and junk modelling for four to 12-year-olds. Thursday and Friday mornings have the same activities as Wednesday.

On Thursday afternoon there is Dodge Ball, mini Olympics and arts and crafts while on Friday afternoon there is Footie Fun for the four to eight-year-olds, a football tournament for ten to 14-year-olds, and both tennis and table tennis for 11 to 12-year-olds. For more information and to book call 509859.

ST MARY’S Church in Decoy Drive hosts a series of events to celebrate the year of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, on the weekend of Saturday, June 16/Sunday, June 17.

On the Saturday, all day from 10am the church will show floral displays and exhibits by local groups.

At 2pm there is a childrens’ fancy dress (with a jubilee theme) while at 4pm enjoy ‘60 Glorious Years of Music’ depicting how music has evolved during the 60 years of Her Majesty’s Reign. In the church hall there will be refreshments and stalls.

On Sunday, June 17, in the church, there is Holy Communion at 10am a dance demonstration at 11.30am followed by refreshments and the sharing of the jubilee cake.

At 2pm there will be a soloist to entertain the audience, followed by Evensong at 3pm. Everyone is welcome, so do go along, enjoy and support this weekend of celebration.

THERE are computer courses geared especially for anyone with a disability. In Faraday Close (on the Hampden Park Industrial Estate behind Brampton Road) there is a specialist unit run by the East Sussex Disability Association (ESDA), and free courses are held there on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings. For details call 514530 and leave a message.