Ashby u3a 'showcase' proves a big hit with visitors finding out what the group has to offer

By Peter Clement

28th Sep 2022 | Local News

The event was held at the St Helen's Heritage Centre in Ashby de la Zouch
The event was held at the St Helen's Heritage Centre in Ashby de la Zouch

Ashby u3a held an Open Morning earlier this month at the St Helen's Church Heritage Centre to display the range of activities it offers.

The chairman, Tony Smith, was delighted with the turn out from the public who flocked to the event to find out more about what was available.

Stands representing the various interest groups within Ashby u3a were manned by existing members who welcomed the visitors and answered any questions they had.

More than 30 people signed up as new members on the day.

One of the new members, Mrs Sylvia Tuck, who moved to the area from Norfolk only a few weeks beforehand said: "I am new to Ashby and I am so glad that I came along.

"I am impressed by the choice of activities. There are several interest groups that I shall be attending and I'm looking forward to going to the monthly meetings to hear the guest speakers and to meet new people and make friends."

With over 250 members, Ashby u3a has 23 self-organising groups offering activities from drawing to digital photography, walking to wine appreciation, computers to calligraphy and many more.

New groups can be set up if enough members show interest and Mrs Tuck added: "I would love to practice my French conversation and will see if there are enough like minded people to get a group going."

If you are not yet a member of Ashby u3a, you can come along as a guest for a 'taster' visit.

For more information go to [email protected] or phone 01283 760348

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