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The latest news from the North Luffenham Good Companions group


The Good Companions Club is arranging a weekly “winter warmer drop in” at the Community Centre during the winter period, starting from Thursday 12th January, and thereafter every Thursday through to the 2nd March, between 1pm and 3pm.  We want to offer somewhere warm and inviting for anyone that wants to come along, with the promise of free tea/coffee/cake…and a great way to enjoy the company of fellow villagers.  If you have a jigsaw puzzle or reading books you’d like to swap, play cards and board games, or simply to spend a couple of hours in a warm place… it’s entirely up to you.  All are welcome, just come along on the day.

For anyone that would be willing to volunteer in helping out it would be hugely appreciated, please speak to Alison on 07769 322551 for more details.

Sandringham Flower Show

North Luffenham Good Companions.

I am trying to get enough people for a bus to Sandringham Flower Show on Wednesday 24th July leaving North Luffenham at 9 am and leaving Sandringham at approx. 4.30. This trip is open to all the villages. The cost will be approx. £22 50 including entrance to the show. Please ring Evelyn  01780720528 or Helen 01780720607 as soon as possible.

Program of Events for Good Companions

North Luffenham Good Companions 2018

Wed feb 7th  Sayings.           Gill Collinge

Wed mar 7th  The Wildlife Trust.        Mr Steven Ashpole

Wed apr 4th  Why I dont like Brussel Sprouts.     Claire

Wed May 2nd     Wait and see.

Wed june 6th      How to get the best from your cut flowers.    Emma

Wed july 4th  The Village trip.

Wed aug 1st  Meal in the community centre 12.30pm.

Wed sept 5th  Curiosities.  Helen Crabtree

Wed oct 3rd The Jolly Boat.   Mr Adam Lowe

Wed nov 7th Beautiful Photos.   Mr Richard Adams

Wed dec 5th Christmas Dinner: to be arranged

The Good Companions meet in the community centre at 2pm..

Yearly subs of £10 plus £1 a month for tea and cakes and free door ticket.

There is also a raffle during the afternoon.

The village trip this year is Holt and Sherringham.

Ring Evelyn 01780720528 or Vivienne 01780720814

2017 Programme for Good Companions

  • Feb 1st Talk about future outings, get things sorted for the year. Very important that everyone attends if possible.
  • Mar 1st What the Romans did for us in the kitchen. Chris Carr April 5th Easter flower decoration. Sue Sewell
  • May 3rd Lets laugh. Nina Rawling
  • June 7th Guide Dogs for the blind.
  • July 5th Mile stones. Helen Crabtree Aug 2nd Meal with Allan on the organ.
  • Sept 6th Rutland, small but beautiful. Richard Adams Oct 4th Resurrection Men. Adam Lowe
  • Nov 1st Snowman with Liliane.
  • Dec 6th Christmas Lunch.

The Good Companions meet in the community centre on the above dates, 2pm to 4pm.

Yearly subscription of £10 plus £1 a meeting which includes tea, cake and door raffle ticket.

A separate raffle is also run during the afternoon. Outings to be arranged.

Everyone Welcome.

Full calendar of events for North Luffenham Good Companions

Wed 4th Feb:   Social Afternoon

Wed 4th Mar:  Bee Keeping – Hazel Goodman

Wed 1st Apr:   Dolls Houses – Ruth Pryke

Wed 6th May:  Patagonia  – Richard Davies

Wed 3rd June:  Beetle Drive

Wed 1st July:    Living with the Innuits – Kath Peddie

Wed 5th Aug:   Lunch starting at 12pm followed by Allan Black, music, sing a long, dance !!!!

Wed 2nd Sept: Desert Island Discs – Nina Rawlings

Wed 7th Oct:   Postboxes – Helen Crabtree

Wed 4th Nov:   Christmas flower decoration, there may be an extra charge for this.

Wed Dec 2nd:   Christmas Lunch, to be decided.

Venue—Community Centre

Time     2pm to 4pm

Cost £10 a year subscription. Plus £1 a month, which includes tea and cake and door ticket. A raffle is also run during the afternoon.

There will be a charge for the lunch in August.

Other trips will be run during the year, to be decided.

This is a very friendly group and we look forward to welcoming new membe

Good Companions 2014 Calendar

  • Wed 5th feb – decisions. maybe a quiz? Depending on time.
  • Wed 5th mar – Beetle drive
  • Wed 2nd apr – What I did at the Olympics – Judy Cade
  • Wed 7th may – Flower arranging to be discussed ? With Sue Sewell
  • Wed 4th june – Village photos with Janet, bring your own too.
  • Wed 2nd july – Visit to open garden at the Jetties.
  • Wed 6th aug – Music with Allan Black.
  • Wed 3rd sept – On the mission field. with Helen.
  • Wed 1st oct – Off the wall.
  • Wed 5th nov – Crafts.
  • Wed3rd dec – Christmas Lunch.
  • Wed 18th june is the village trip to Skegness.

The Good companions meet at the community center at 2pm. The fees are £10 annual subscription, plus £1 per meeting which includes tea cakes and a door prize ticket.

There is also a separate raffle to help raise funds.

Outings to be discussed at first meeting.

Everyone welcome, come and visit, decide if you want to join us.

Good Companions 2013 Events Calendar

Wednesday 6th March Hand massage & scarf tying
Wednesday 3rd April How to make a bird box
Wednesday 1st May Cooking demonstration followed by eating…
Wednesday 5th June Village History & photo sharing
Wednesday 3rd July Talk entitled ‘Living with Eskimos’ by a local resident!
Wednesday 7th August Sing-a-long with Allan Black
Wednesday 4th September An ‘off-the-wall’ gathering – bring along a treasure to talk about
Wednesday 2nd October Handicrafts with Pauline
Wednesday 6th November Making Christmas decorations
Wednesday 4th December Christmas lunch

In addition, the annual outing will be to Skegness on Wednesday 26th June. This is free to all over 60’s.

Other activities include the opportunity to go a little further afield to venues such as: Downtown, Foss Park, Wisbech Rose Fair & the Theatre.

Download or Print 2013 Event Calendar [pdf]

For more details please contact Evelyn via the Good Companions contact form.

via Evelyn Pickard, Good Companions