September 2016

Centre opening times
The centre is open between 9.30 and 2.30, please do not arrive earlier than this as we need time to set up, many thanks.

Money at the Centre
Can you please not bring big notes in on a Monday, banking is done on a Friday and we only have a £20 float on Monday. Many thanks

An afternoon tea with entertainment, Friday September 16
We’re looking forward to our wonderful afternoon of entertainment on Friday 16th September. Get the grey matter working with our quiz to start the event, relax with sandwiches, cakes and unlimited tea and coffee, finish up with a sing-a-long or dance to our entertainer Peter, with 30 years+ experience Peter will offer you an afternoon to remember! £10 only. From 11.30 to 2pm please arrive by 11am.

UNACC Film Club
Film club will return on Wednesday 28th September, we are still deciding on which film so will keep you posted.

Photos Please
We would like to put on a photographic exhibition with you our members as the theme, we ask that you bring in pictures of yourselves growing up and in your heyday aged around 18-25, we will take copies and return the originals. We will announce the date of the exhibition once we have gathered enough images so please keep bringing them in.

Yoga
Yoga has been a great success and will continue every Monday at 11.15am. Cost £3 a session.

Short Mat Bowls
We are keen to increase numbers playing Short Mat Bowls on a Friday morning so please support us and give it a try, you might just like it!

Membership
Please pay Membership payments due for 2016/17, many thanks to those of you that have paid already those that haven’t please can you pay at the office.

Donations
We are not taking any more donations of clothes, bric-a-brac etc at the moment, we need to clear the current back log. Many thanks for your contributions to date.

August 2016

Brighton Trip
A fantastic day was had by all on our trip to Brighton, the sun shone, the coach was fantastic and Mark made Mildred walk so much and fast she’s considering entering the 100 metres race in Rio.

An afternoon tea with entertainment, Friday September 16
Come and join us for a wonderful afternoon of entertainment on Friday 16th September. Get the grey matter working with our quiz to start the event, relax with sandwiches, cakes and unlimited tea and coffee, finish up with a sing-a-long or dance to our entertainer Peter, with 30 years+ experience Peter will offer you an afternoon to remember!

South Norwood Community Festival UNACC Stand
Thanks so much to those of you that volunteered at the South Norwood Festival stand, it’s helped raise the profile of the charity and we have since received our cut of all the raffle ticket sales and donations of £403.81. Further success from the event, Terry Brennan won 1st prize at the raffle winning an iPod mini and Alan Milton won 2nd prize, a digital camera.

UNACC Film Club
We will be showing Meet me in St Louis on Wednesday 31st August. Tickets will be on sale shortly from Jean and the office. Screening will be at 12.30pm following a roast dinner, tickets are £7 including lunch, £2 without lunch.

Photos Please
We would like to put on a photographic exhibition with you our members as the theme, we ask that you bring in pictures of yourselves growing up and in your heyday aged around 18-25, we will take copies and return the originals. We will announce the date of the exhibition once we have gathered enough images so please keep bringing them in.

Yoga
We will be introducing Yoga (chair & standing) to UNACC from Monday 15th of August (this is a change of date) at 11.15am. Cost £3 a session.

Short Mat Bowls
We are keen to increase numbers playing Short Mat Bowls on a Friday morning so please support us and give it a try, you might just like it!

Membership
Please pay Membership payments due for 2016/17, many thanks to those of you that have paid already those that haven’t please can you pay at the office.

Donations
We are not taking any more donations of clothes, bric-a-brac etc at the moment, we need to clear the current back log. Many thanks for your contributions to date.

Chiropodist will return Tuesday 27th September at 1pm, please reserve your place

July 2017

Queen’s Birthday Celebration
We had a fantastic time celebrating the Queen’s birthday on Tuesday 14th June. A lovely buffet prepared by our fantastic kitchen team and some very tasty cakes made by a number of our members, thanks to all that took part, the winners were 1st Eve, 2nd Anthea 3rd Natalie. 

Brighton Trip
We will be going by coach to Brighton on Monday 25th July, tickets are £20 each (coach only) please pay Jean Tennant or the office, we still have a few spaces available.

South Norwood Community Festival UNACC Stand
We have been given a free stand at the South Norwood Festival on Sunday 10th July 2016, in addition we have been selected as one of two charities to receive all donations and proceeds from raffle sales on the day which is great news. We’re asking for volunteers to help man our stand in one hour slots. If you can help please let the office know, many thanks.

UNACC Film Club
We will be showing the musical ‘My fair Lady’ on Wednesday 13th of July 2016, tickets will be on sale shortly from Jean and the office.

Photos Please
We would like to put on a photographic exhibition with you our members as the theme, we ask that you bring in pictures of yourselves growing up and in your heyday aged around 18-25, we will take copies and return the originals. We will announce the date of the exhibition once we have gathered enough images so please keep bringing them in.

Short Mat Bowls
We are keen to increase numbers playing Short Mat Bowls on a Friday morning so please support us and give it a try, you might just like it!

Membership
Please pay Membership payments due for 2016/17, many thanks to those of you that have paid already those that haven’t please can you pay at the office.

Donations
We are not taking any more donations of clothes, bric-a-brac etc at the moment, we need to clear the current back log. Many thanks for your contributions to date.

Chiropodist will return Wednesday 20th July at 1pm, please reserve your place

June 2016

Queen’s Birthday Celebration
We will be celebrating the Queen’s birthday in style on Tuesday 14th June 2016 here at UNACC. Celebrations cost just £6 and include a buffet, entertainment, cake and jam & chutney making competitions. Judging takes place in the main room at 11.30am so please arrive by 11am to have your entries in on time. We need an idea of numbers so please let the office know if you’re attending.

Art Exhibition
We had fabulous examples of our talented art class displayed at the UNACC Art exhibition held on Friday 27th May. Thanks to you all for getting involved and to Mark for making some lovely cakes which were sold on the day.

South Norwood Community Festival UNACC Stand
We have been given a free stand at the South Norwood Festival on Sunday 10th July 2016, in addition we have been selected as one of two charities to receive all donations and proceeds from raffle sales on the day which is great news. We’re asking for volunteers to help man our stand in one hour slots. If you can help please let the office know, many thanks.

UNACC Film Club, Annie Get your Gun
We will be showing the musical ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ on Wednesday 29th of June 2016, tickets will be on sale shortly from Jean and the office.

First Aid Awareness course
Tuesday 28th 1-2.30pm for volunteers, please sign up at the office.

Photos Please
We would like to put on a photographic exhibition with you our members as the theme, we ask that you bring in pictures of yourselves growing up and in your heyday aged around 18-25, we will take copies and return the originals. We will announce the date of the exhibition once we have gathered enough images so please keep bringing them in.

Short Mat Bowls
We are keen to increase numbers playing Short Mat Bowls on a Friday morning so please support us and give it a try, you might just like it!

Membership
We still have a number of Membership payments due for 2016/17, many thanks to those of you that have paid already those that haven’t please can you pay at the office.

Donations
We are not taking any more donations of clothes, bric-a-brac etc at the moment, we need to clear the current back log. Many thanks for your contributions to date.

May 2016

UNACC Family Fun Day
We are very pleased with how the UNACC Family Fun day went on Friday April 8th. The sun shone, the BBQ sizzled and everyone enjoyed themselves, most importantly we raised just under £800, which goes straight back into running UNACC for your benefit. We would like to thank all of you who volunteered on the day, working on stalls and in the kitchen – we simply couldn’t do it without you and of course a big thank you to all who donated gifts for our tombola. A special thank you to Jean Tennant who worked tirelessly for weeks driving around gathering bric-a-brac to sell on the day and Sophia Yearwood who secured games from the scouts and the bouncy castle from a family friend. We must also thank the lovely James & Lucy from Martin & Co Estate agents for sponsoring the event.

Gwen Fowler
We held a memorial lunch on Tuesday 26th April in honour of Gwen, who was an important part of UNACC’s history and a valued member. It was great to see so many UNACC members there to celebrate this wonderful lady’s life and raise a glass to her – thanks very much to David Cheetham from Catalina court for the bubbly and donation. Gwen was a supportive member of UNACC’s Trustee board, and active in many other committees including the 60+ club – we are sorry that nobody from the 60+ club was able to come to the memorial. Gwen was much loved will be dearly missed.

Art Exhibition
We will be holding an exhibition of artwork by our members on Friday 27th May in the pavilion hall.  There will be tea, coffee & cakes served, and entry is free.

UNACC Film Club, Grease is the Word!
We will be showing the classic film Grease on Wednesday 25th of May 2016. Please could you come in fancy dress as characters from the movie, and you can be a Pink lady, a T-bird or any other character you like! We will be serving milk shakes & burgers just like the Frosty Palace! We need to apply for funding to ensure the film club continues next year so we want to take lots of pictures with the place looking nice and full, please put this date in your diary.

Photos Please
We would like to put on a photographic exhibition with you, our members as the theme, and we ask that you bring in pictures of yourselves growing up and in your heyday, we will take copies and return the originals. We will announce the date of the exhibition once we have gathered enough images.

Short Mat Bowls
We are keen to increase numbers playing Short Mat Bowls on a Friday morning so please support us and give it a try, you might just like it!

Membership
Membership payments are due for 2016/17, many thanks to those of you that have paid already those that haven’t please can you pay at the office. Thanks in advance.

April 2016

UNACC Poetry Competition
We had some fabulous entries and didn’t realise we had such a talented bunch at UNACC! Well done to Avril Fransella, who won 1st prize, and the two runners up Shirley Kendry and Juliet Burgis!

UNACC Easter Banquet & Sing-a-long
We held our Easter Banquet on Friday 18th March, and not everything went to plan! The loss of our phone lines and internet in the morning put a lot of extra pressure on office staff, and the loss of some of our usual kitchen volunteers plus blocked drains meant Mark had to work doubly hard to make sure you all got a delicious meal. The last straw was when the pianist didn’t turn up! Huge thanks go to Neill, Roberta’s partner, who stepped in at the last minute, with rousing renditions of the Beatles and other songs to make sure you all got a sing-a-long and some music on the piano. Special thanks also go to Mark and his volunteers for the fabulous meal and dealing with the mountains of washing up! Much gratitude also goes to Barry and Mike who very kindly donated the wine for the meal and who always support our events. Any event has the potential to go wrong, and unfortunately lots of things beyond our control went very wrong on the day! We would like to thank you all so much for sticking with us and making the best of an event that we have had very good feedback from, and everyone certainly seemed to be enjoying themselves on the day. Without great members and volunteers to support these events, they could not go ahead so thanks again for being so understanding, and remember that we raised over £700 which goes straight back into running UNACC for your benefit.

UNACC Family Fun Day
We will be holding a UNACC Family fun day on Friday 8th April, there will be stalls, entertainment for children including, bouncy castle, face painting and craft and for adults. We ask if you could please donate a bottle, chocolates, Easter eggs or new cuddly toys for our tombola. All money raised will go back into the running of the club so please support our event as much as you can by asking friends and family to come along.

Photos Please
We would like to put on a photographic exhibition with you our members as the theme, we ask that you bring in pictures of yourselves growing up and in your hay day, we will take copies and return the originals.

Short Mat Bowls
We are keen to increase numbers playing Short Mat Bowls on a Friday morning so please support us and give it a try, you might just like it!

UNACC Silver Screen
The silver screen will return to UNACC this month on Wednesday 27th April. Tickets will be £2 including an ice cream or £7 including a lunch of sandwich platter and fresh chips, mmm! – come and get your tickets from the office!

March 2016

UNACC Easter Dates
The Centre will be shut on Friday 25th March and Monday 28th March, we will return on Tuesday 29th March.

UNACC Poetry Competition
Mark has come up with a fantastic idea to compose a poem about why UNACC is important in our UNACC Poetry Competition. So pens at the ready, it can be a sonnet, limerick, narrative, rhyming whatever you fancy, just give it a go and release your inner Keats! The winning entry will be picked on Friday 18th March at the Easter sing-a-long, with a lovely big box of chocolates as the star prize.

UNACC Easter Banquet & Sing-a-long
We will be having an Easter banquet and sing-a-long on Friday 18th March in the main hall, tickets are on sale now, and are £16 which includes a 3 course meal (roast lamb mmm!) and one glass of wine. There will be an experienced pianist playing some great songs and we hope you will all be singing along! Please come and get your tickets from the office – all money raised goes back into the running of the club so please support us as much as you can!

UNACC Family Fun Day
We will be holding a UNACC Family fun day on Friday 8th April, there will be stalls, entertainment for children including, bouncy castle, face painting and craft and for adults. We would like to put on a photographic exhibition with you our members as the theme, we ask that you bring in pictures of yourselves growing up and in your hay day, we will take copies and return the originals. We also ask if you could please donate a bottle, chocolates, Easter eggs or new cuddly toys for our tombola. All money raised will go back into the running of the club so please support our event as much as you can by asking friends and family to come along.

Photos Please
We would like to put on a photographic exhibition with you our members as the theme, we ask that you bring in pictures of yourselves growing up and in your hay day, we will take copies and return the originals.

Short Mat Bowls
We are keen to increase numbers playing Short Mat Bowls on a Friday morning so please support us and give it a try, you might just like it!

UNACC Silver Screen
The silver screen will return to UNACC this month on Wednesday 23rd March. Film title to be revealed.  Tickets will be £2 including an ice cream – come and get your tickets from the office!

 

 

February 2016

UNACC Poetry Competition
Mark has come up with a fantastic idea to compose a poem about why UNACC is important in our UNACC Poetry Competition. So pens at the ready, it can be a sonnet, limerick, narrative, rhyming whatever you fancy, just give it a go and release your inner Keats! The winning entry will be picked on Friday 18th March at the Easter sing-a-long, with a lovely big box of chocolates as the star prize.

UNACC Easter Banquet & Sing-a-long
We will be having an Easter banquet and sing-a-long on Friday 18th March in the main hall, tickets are on sale now, and are £16 which includes a 3 course meal (roast lamb mmm!) and one glass of wine. There will be an experienced pianist playing some great songs and we hope you will all be singing along! Please come and get your tickets from the office – all money raised goes back into the running of the club so please support us as much as you can!

UNACC Family Fun Day
We will be holding a UNACC Family fun day on Friday 8th April, there will be stalls, entertainment for children including, bouncy castle, face painting and craft and for adults. We would like to put on a photographic exhibition with you our members as the theme, we ask that you bring in pictures of yourselves growing up and in your hay day, we will take copies and return the originals. We also ask if you could please donate a bottle, chocolates, Easter eggs or new cuddly toys for our tombola. All money raised will go back into the running of the club so please support our event as much as you can by asking friends and family to come along.

Croydon Hearing
Unfortunately due to cuts Croydon hearing is reducing it’s open surgeries and UNACC is one of the casualties, please see their statement: ‘After careful consideration we have unfortunately decided to reduce our open surgeries from 14 down to 9 and I’m afraid your centre is one that we feel we can no longer staff next year.’

UNACC Committee meeting – Monday 22nd February at 10.30am

UNACC Silver Screen
The silver screen will return to UNACC this month on Wednesday 24th February. It will be a love story featuring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and Fred Astaire and will be shown at 12.30pm (lunch will be at 11.45ish that day). Tickets will be £2 including an ice cream – come and get your tickets from the office!

Volunteers Meeting – Could all volunteers please attend a short meeting on Friday 26th February at 10.30am? This is to formalize rotas so we know which volunteers come in on which days, go over roles and what needs to be done and complete any outstanding DBS checks. Thank you.

UNACC Pop Up Shop
The UNACC pop up shop is going online! We will be selling the current stock online and unfortunately cannot take any more donations for the moment due to lack of storage space. Thank you for all your support.

January 2016

Happy New Year
A warm welcome back to you all, we hope you had a wonderful Christmas & New Year. Thank you to all of you for your help and support throughout the year. As you know, all money and time donated goes towards making sure UNACC continues to provide a great service for you, and helps the running of the club, so thank you all!

UNACC Christmas Party
The Christmas Party held on Friday 18th December 2015 was a great success, fun, laughter, great food, drink and Elsa came from the kitchen to put on a show and what a show, did anyone recognize her? Once again thank you for all your kind donations towards the raffle we raised £239.50

UNACC Poetry Competition
Mark has come up with a fantastic idea to compose a poem about why UNACC is important in our UNACC Poetry Competition. So pens at the ready, it can be a sonnet, limerick, narrative, rhyming whatever you fancy, just give it a go and release your inner Keats!

UNACC Easter Banquet & Sing-a-long
Our Easter banquet and sing-a-long will be held on Friday 18th March in the main hall, tickets are £16 which includes 3 course meal, one glass of wine & pianist.

UNACC Family Fun Day
We will be holding a UNACC Family fun day on Friday 8th April, there will be stalls, entertainment for children including, bouncy castle, face painting, craft and entertainment for adults too. We would like to put on a photographic exhibition with you our members as the theme, we ask that you bring in pictures of yourselves growing up and in your hay day, we will take copies and return the originals. We also ask that you donate a bottle, chocolates, Easter eggs or new cuddly toys for our tombola, many thanks in advance.

Croydon Hearing
Unfortunately due to cuts Croydon hearing is reducing it’s open surgeries and UNACC is one of the casualties, please see their statement: ‘After careful consideration we have unfortunately decided to reduce our open surgeries from 14 down to 9 and I’m afraid your centre is one that we feel we can no longer staff next year.’

UNACC Silver Screen
The silver screen will return to UNACC this month on Wednesday 27th January, this will coincide with a visit from the council regarding future funding so a full house would be fantastic!

UNACC Pop Up Shop
We will be meeting to discuss how we proceed with the pop up shop, unfortunately it has not been as successful as we’d hoped, however we will endeavor to come up with a favorable solution so we can continue and hopefully raise much needed funds for the charity.

Donations of wool
We are in need of double knit wool. Our members are making wool bags which they are selling donating proceeds to UNACC so all donations gratefully received!

Please continue to bring milk bottle tops for Judy.

 

December 2015

UNACC Christmas Times
The Centre will be closed from Monday 21st December, reopening on Monday 4th January, we wish you all a very happy Christmas.

UNACC Christmas Party!
The Christmas Party will be held on Friday 18th December 2015. If you have reserved your place please ensure you come to the office and pay by Friday 11th December. This year’s menu is, starter: choice of winter broth or prawn cocktail, main: roast turkey or nut roast with veg and roast potatoes, dessert: Xmas pudding or Trifle. The price is a very reasonable £17 for a 3 course meal, wine, dancing and entertainment, dinner will be served in the pavilion hall, come to the UNACC main room and wait to be taken through by the volunteers. Please ensure you bring the ticket on the day as proof of purchase and come to the main room.

Donations for Christmas Raffle
We would be very grateful for donations towards the Christmas raffle of nice bottles of wine, chocolates and good quality hamper type ingredients. Thanks in advance.

Good Times at the Dulwich Picture Gallery
Join the festivities and celebrate 10 years of tours, teas and art for older people on Wednesday 16th December 2015, 2-4pm. If you would like to attend RSVP Jessie on 0208299 8753

UNACC Silver Screen
The Classic 1946 Film ‘It’s a wonderful life’ directed by Frank Capra will be shown in the green room on Wednesday 2nd December at 12.30pm, a lovely film related menu created by our fabulous chef Mark will be served at the earlier time of 11.45 in the main room, all lunch orders must be in by 10.15am that day. Entry is £2.50 entry includes a glass of mulled wine or tea, coffee with a mince pie. Please let the office know you will be attending.

UNACC Pop Up Shop Opening Times
To maximize footfall we are considering changing the times of the pop up shop to run at the same times cafe. In the meantime in order to keep the social aspect of lunch we will organize the table to face each other in the main room until a new day is decided upon.

Welcome to the Woodside Bereavement Centre
A new addition to the offices upstairs at the Waterside Centre is the Woodside Bereavement Centre, they are currently looking to recruit volunteers. If you have some spare time and are interested call 0203 256 2009 or email wbs@thelisteningear.org.uk

Donations of wool
We are in need of double knit wool. Our members are making wool bags which they are selling donating proceeds to UNACC so all donations gratefully received!

Membership renewal
Our membership fees will continue to be £20 for a year. We have some members that have not paid yet. Please come into the office as soon as possible to renew your membership or Sheila will come and chase you!

 

Silver Rainbow Group lunch is taking place on 2nd December 2015