Lyrical Voices will be singing their way into Spring when they visit Field Lodge Care Home in St Ives on Wednesday 5th April. The Choir will some of their own established songs along with music from the 1940’s; when the residents can join in and have a lovely afternoon sing-a-long. The residents really enjoy themselves and the proof is there to see as singing is healthy and fun, we can become more mentally alert and there is a release of pain relieving endorphins. It can help reduce depression and anxiety and can improve our sleep. No wonder our friends at Field Lodge love to sing with us as this is the one thing where feeling better is pretty much guaranteed.
We are looking forward to our ‘Colours’ Fashion Show with Pop-Up Shop on 6th April in the Village Hall and hope that all those who attend find it a worthwhile evening and that between us we raise some useful funds for the Doctors’ Surgery.
Other ‘colours’, which we hope you have been enjoying, are the daffodils along Ermine Street in the centre of the village. For the past two years bags of bulbs have been donated by members and we’d like to thank the Community Rehabilitation Team who planted them for us. Over the coming years, decades even, we would hope to be able to expand their coverage further across the village.
Early in the month a group of members enjoyed lunch at the Windmill in Somersham…
…. which is to be followed by an evening dinner in April at the Black Bull in Godmanchester.
The March meeting started with a short business section and refreshments then the rest of the evening was dedicated to our AGM. You might think that such occasions have a low ‘entertainment value’ but on this occasion you’d be wrong! Our lively Secretary Clair repeatedly had us in fits of laughter with her take on the activities of the past year in her presentation of the Annual Report. Angela’s President’s Report and the rest of the evening followed the light-hearted theme and ensured that we all had some fun.
The darts team have played four matches so far this season with each match showing an improvement, resulting in an exciting win against Lode. The match was very even so the fifth game was the decider and it came down to who got the double at the end. We did it, though in the process we had a fluke dart throw when aiming for (and missing) a double ‘5’, as the second dart lodged in the shaft of the first! It is great to have a win under our belt and we are always grateful to Simon at The Prince of Wales, Hilton, for enabling us to use the snug and for producing lovely food and drinks.
The meeting on 19th April will feature Lucy Lewis talking about ‘Life in the Army and first female Bomb Disposal expert’, then on 17th May we are expecting Geoff Lambert (and perhaps a four-legged friend?) to talk to us about Medical Detection Dogs.