The Modern Coronation Day Centre

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We Have Come A Long Way

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Table Top Sale

 

Birthday Lunch

We celebrated 31 years as Coronation Day Centre on Friday 27th of July.

As folks arrived, whether in our bus or by their own transport, there was such a happy buzz around the hall.

The staff had laid the tables and decorated it the afternoon before and it was looking very summery in lemon and blue. Balloons were added in matching colours which set it all of perfectly.

A lovely three course lunch was served and the wine flowed, which everyone thoroughly enjoyed.

On The Wagon came along to entertain afterwards and were excellent keeping us singing along and laughing with their witty repartee.

All too soon the festivities were over and it was time to go.

We are certainly looking forward to our next birthday.

 

 

Fundraiser Bingo 

 

What a fabulous day it was on Friday and we were a bit worried no one would turn up for our fundraiser bingo but, we were pleasantly surprised by a turnout of 70+! It was lovely to see familiar faces and some new ones too.
As always the bingo prizes were second to none. There were fruit baskets, veg boxes, a lovely hamper from Morrisons, bath mat & towels, duvet cover, wine rack & vouchers to name a few. The flyer line was a Baxters voucher and the house was a family size slow cooker.
As always there were teas and coffees with gingerbread and a shortbread biscuit all made in the Day Centre kitchen.
The raffle went very well and everyone seemed pleased with the prizes they won.
Once again a massive thank you goes out to everyone who donated prizes, whether large or small and also the staff who all gave freely of their time.
A grand total of £1100.00 was raised for Day Centre funds.

 

Pre Royal Wedding Party

Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle will be getting married on Saturday 19th May and as we are closed at the weekend it was decided we would party on the Friday beforehand. The hall has been decked in bunting and our members, some even brought friends along too, came in dressed to the nines, all wedding ready. A lovely lunch was served, potato soup, roast Pork with the trimmings followed by lemon shortbread cheesecake, tea and coffee. Once everyone had finished their meal we raised a glass to toast the happy couple. Wishing them well in their married life.
The Brothers Agnew came along to entertain us afterwards and, with the help of the toast, we think, soon everyone was up dancing. At 2:30pm teas, with little bite size bakes, mint slice, teeny weeny meringues and fruit loaf all made in the kitchen, were served free of charge. It was an amazing day which everyone thoroughly enjoyed.
A special thanks must go Margaret, Lynn and Andy, who, although being so short staffed, turned out the lovely meal and managed to bake the goodies for the afternoon tea.

Bowlers Outing

At the Day Centre we have indoor bowling once or twice a week. Some of our members who regularly bowl, and some who only spectate, group together to enjoy a trip out for lunch. On Thursday 17/5/18 Green Valley was the chosen venue. Twelve members were happily on the bus at 11:45am with Marion going along as a helper for the afternoon. There was a lovely choice for lunch with an option for either two or three courses followed by teas and coffee. Lastly Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their little jaunt and would like to say thank you to the staff. Now ….. it’s all about looking forward to the next one.

Monday Club Outing

Some of the ladies who attend the centre on a Monday enjoy an afternoon ‘Monday Club’ where they have quizzes, reminiscing, music, crafts or whatever may take their fancy on the day. They go out for lunch a few times a year and on the 7th of May they went to The Potting Shed at RBGE – Logan Botanical Garden. This really is a favourite of theirs. It was a rather special day too as there were not one but two birthday girls in the company, cards and gifts were exchanged and Michelle encouraged them to sing the ‘Happy Birthday’ sing. It was delightful. And not one bit embarrassing
Lunch was very much enjoyed by everyone. Thank yous go to the staff who were so very friendly and helpful. Til next time.

Winter Olympics

We were slightly late with our Olympics this year so instead of doing too many different sports we had a New Age Kurling competition. The team members were picked at random from a hat and we had five teams of four playing for cups filled with chocolate goodies.
Much fun was had with the jokes and lighthearted rivalry between the teams. And the highlight was a rather large chocolate covered ice lolly which cooled everyone down at half time.
The winners of the Blue Cup, with Lindor eggs, were Team Mairi, with Catherine, Brenda and George
The winners of the Pink Cup, with mini Oreo eggs were Team Fay, with Marie, Jennifer and Neil.
The winners of the Bronze Cup with mini Creme Eggs were Team Donnie, with Margaret, Sheila and Jim.
The winners of the Silver Cup with Malteaster Bunnies were Team Nena with Joan, Willa and Nettie.
The overall winners were Team Jean, with Jessie, Robin and Theresa. Who won the Gold Cup filled with Creme Eggs.
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Eating ice creams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Team Mairi

 

 

 

 

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Team Donnie

 

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Team Nena

 

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Eating ice cream

 

Team Jean

Team Jean,  The Winners

Fearon Dancers

What a lovely afternoon was spent with the country dancers. Some as young as four and some, well, shall we say, just a little older?  ~_~
Members were encouraged to join in, which they did with gusto! Teas and coffee with chocolate biscuits, to replace the energy spent, were enjoyed before the bus arrived to take everyone home.

 

Fundraiser Bingo night

We try to have three or four fundraiser bingo throughout the year and on Friday 16th March we had our first one. It was very well attended, as they usually are, with the Hall full to capacity. The prizes once again were fantastic and we’d like to thank everyone for their very kind donations, whether for the bingo or the raffle. Again we stopped at half time for teas, coffees and juice with gingerbread and shortbread.

We raised the fabulous amount of £1215.00
Thanks again for coming along.

Burns Lunch with Lochside Thursday Club

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A fantastic day yesterday at the centre. A Burns lunch was enjoyed by our members and we welcomed our friends from Lochside, Dumfries who enjoyed it with us. A big thankyou to all the staff for ensuring it all went without a hitch. A special thankyou must go to Harrison Gibb for giving up his time once again to pipe in the haggis and also to the Agnew Brothers for the afternoons entertainment. Wullie Scott for his interesting story of the life of Robert Burns and Dorothy Affleck for addressing the haggis.