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u3a is a UK wide organisation that provides the opportunity for those no longer in work to come together and learn for fun.
Benefits of joining u3a
Joining your local u3a is a great way to find and develop new interests and make friends in a relaxed environment. It doesn’t cost much to join a u3a near where you live, usually less than £15.
Reasons to join:
MAKE NEW FRIENDS, LEARN NEW THINGS & ENJOY LIFE
Ashington & District u3a recruits members from coast to countryside. Members hail from Ashington, Blyth, Ellington, Cramlington, Widdrington, Newbiggin By the Sea to name but a few.
The area has a long industrial history which is now commemorated at Woodhorn Colliery Museum, Blyth Battery and Newbiggin Maritime Centre
Our membership is growing and follows the ethos of u3a which is Learn, Laugh and Live. Our u3a gives people the opportunity to socialise, make friends and take up new interests at our monthly meetings and our many and varied interest groups.
Come along to one of our monthly meeting as a guest to find out what we are about and join our u3a to allow you to participate in any interest groups. Annual Membership Fee for 2023 is £13.
MONTHLY MEETING is held in the Holy Trinity Church Hall, Station Road, Ashington, on the Second Thursday of the month, 12:45 – 3:00 pm. There are speakers at each meeting covering a wide range of subjects of interest to members. Refreshments can be purchased giving time for a chat followed by monthly business.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Membership secretary Dave Walker using contact tab on our website to get in touch or ring 07873 777806. Website: https://u3asites.org.uk/ashington/home
Age UK Northumberland has launched a new scams prevention and support programme for older people in Northumberland.
The programme, funded by Lloyds Banking Group, will help to prevent older people from falling for scams by increasing their knowledge and confidence to recognise and deal with attempted scams. It will also provide support to older fraud victims recovering after an incident.
Older people can be particularly vulnerable to fraud and scams, which can have a serious emotional and financial impact, and can damage quality of life and wellbeing for many.
Sophisticated scams have been on the rise during the pandemic with criminals devising even more ways to target those they believe to be vulnerable. This means it’s even more vital to support those that may be at greater risk.
Amy Whyte, Head of Charitable Services and Operations at Age UK Northumberland said: “We’re really pleased to be launching the Age UK Scams Prevention and Support Programme across Northumberland. Scams can have a devastating effect on older victims - in England and Wales an older person becomes a victim of fraud every 40 seconds, which is over 800,000 older people every year. This shows us just how important this programme is to try and keep the older people in Northumberland as safe as possible when it comes to financial crime.”
To find out more about Age UK Northumberland’s Scams Prevention and Support Programme, please visit https://www.ageuk.org.uk/northumberland/, or contact us on 01670 784 800.
Ashington Veterans and Elders institute hold open coffee mornings every first Saturday of every month.
They all run from 11am until 2pm. All food sold is home made. We hold a raffle on the day too.
We also sell items we produce to raise money for The NHS and for SAAFA and funds stay local. We sold garden flowers last year and this year we are selling garden butterflies.
We also have Queen's Platinum Jubilee events coming up later in the year, so watch this space.
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