DYW: Town Centre - December 15, 2010

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HEATHER Parry, health care assistant at St. Wilfrid’s Hospice, is in the process of collecting memorabilia from the 70s, 80s and 90s to use in the day therapy clinic.

Picking items from the table enables some people, who find talking difficult, to find their voice.

Any contributions left at the hospice reception in Mill Gap Road will be gratefully appreciated.

SAVE a life by donating a pint of blood at the King’s Centre, Edison Road, tomorrow (Thursday), 2pm-4.30pm and 5.30pm-8pm.

DUE TO popular demand, a Christmas carols and tea is being held in Victoria Baptist Church, Eldon Road on Friday next (December 17) 2pm-4pm. This is arranged by Parche, for those who take services in local residential and care homes. Residents from the homes are also welcome to attend. If you would like to go please speak to your home manager.

YOU have until this Saturday, December 18, to purchase charity Christmas cards from Eastbourne Central Library. By purchasing from Cards for Good Causes you are helping charities to continue their good work in the community.

NIGHTS are drawing in, and intruders just love the dark! The Eastbourne Neighbourhood Watch can provide a plug-in timer for your lights, delivered to your door for just £3. Change the time occasionally, to deter unwanted callers. If you would like one, contact Jan, on 0733 480858.

HAVE you visited the Lifeboat Museum and shop by the Wish Tower Slopes. You will be able to learn of the work of our 10 lifeboats and the history of the service going back to 1822. There is a well-stocked gift shop and profits from sales go directly to support the valuable work of he RNLI. The museum and shop open seven days a week.

YOU ARE invited to a lunchtime Christmas carol concert in All Soul’s Church, Susans Road, today, Wednesday (December 15), 1pm. The singing will be led by members of the Eastbourne Choral Society, with the Bishop of Lewes giving a talk. You can bring your own lunch to eat during the concert, drinks and mince pies will be provided.

DO YOU have difficulty accessing your local bank, especially if you have a walking difficulty? There have been cases of customers having to carry out transactions on the pavement outside and in some banks, frontline staff do not know about the inductive (hearing) loop) or how it works. Gary Woods, information officer at the East Sussex Disabled Association ,is compiling details relating to the service from banks. If you have comments contact Gary Woods at 1, Faraday Close, Eastbourne, heading your letter Bank Talk. From your replies he will take up the matter with the banks concerned.

FED UP with cooking for yourself and would like some company?

The WRVS Centre at 24 Hyde Road can supply a freshly-cooked lunch at 12.30pm Monday to Friday. To partake, an order must be placed before 10.30-am on the day it is required, on 412279.

You are welcome to pop in any time for tea, coffee and a chat. If you fancy a game of chess, a club has recently started, playing from 1.30pm to 4pm. Other clubs include bridge, Scrabble, dominoes, pilates, ladies and gents hairdressing, music, dance and entertainment.

Computer coaching is available by appointment on Wednesdays.

For details of activities and services available contact the centre manager, Ann Cornell on 412279.

GORDON Hudson will display paintings depicting ‘modes of transport and whimsical cats’ at a coffee morning in the Under Ground Theatre, Eastbourne Central Library, Grove Road on Saturday, December 18, 10am-noon. Admission is free. Mr Hudson will be selling the drawings and books at the close. Proceeds in aid of the upkeep of the theatre.

ON SATURDAY and Sunday, December 18-19, the Under Ground Theatre is staging a Garland Anthology of Christmas Delights provided by former professional artistes, including Elaine Montgomery, Eileen Anson, Ian Clegg and Bill Allison, with writer and director Roy Patrick.

Performances on Saturday at 3pm and 7.30pm and Sunday 3pm. Tickets available at the coffee morning, in advance on 737677 or at the door prior to the performance, price £8. Proceeds are in aid of the continuing arts in the theatre.

ON SUNDAY, December 19, the carol service in Central Methodist Church at 10.30am will led by Deacon Anne Howard and at Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Trees, their Carol Service is at 6.30pm, with the address by Curate Marc Lloyd. The Salvation Army will be holding their carol service at 5pm on the same day.