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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.

Eating ice creams









Team Mairi






Team Donnie



Team Nena



Eating ice cream


Team Jean

Team Jean,  The Winners

Burns Supper

It’s that time of year again when Scots world wide celebrate the birth of Scotland’s National Bard, Robert ‘Rabbie’ Burns.
With the main hall at the centre fully decorated with Scottish bunting and posters of Burns it was time for the guests to arrive and enjoy a night of blether, song and a wee bit dance.
Our Chairperson, Mrs Mairi McRobert started off the Bletherin’ by welcoming everyone along and introducing the Master of Ceremonies, Mr Alec Cairns who, in his own indomitable way gave a cheery speech followed by the Selkirk Grace. And did “we hae meat”! The Bill o’ Fare was sic a feast! Traditional scotch broth, homemade and a lovely start for what was to follow, The Haggis! accompanied by none other than the neeps an’ the tatties and Piped in by, who we now think of as our own personal piper, Harrison Gibb. Harrison has been piping for us for a number of years, starting when he was only just into primary school and we have enjoyed watching him grow and develop into a fabulous piper. Lynn Harvey as chef carried the beast to the table where Mr Wullie Scott was waiting to Address and to give praise “as Lang as ma airm, for sic a dinner”
After the Haggis had filled the bellies there was just enough room left for a Whisky filled trifle, oatcakes & cheese and a sweet bite of shortbread with a coffee or tea. While the dinner settled Mr Val Plant gave the Immortal Memory, which gave insight into the man himsel. His humble beginnings, as a cotters son to his job as excise man and poet and songwriter and also his relevance today.
Mr John Henderson gave a fabulous and funny toast to the Lassies which was replied in kind by his wife Mrs Trish Henderson. The company enjoyed them very much as they were full of good humour. These are no easy speeches to do but Mr & Mrs Henderson definitely caught the essence of Rabbie himself, in their own way. All that was left to do then was dance the night away to Mr Alan Patterson and John
who kept everyone on their toes.
Lastly a thank you to Alisin, Margaret, Lynn, Fiona, Andy, Marion, Georgia, Michelle, Anne, Dayna & Chris without whom none of it would have been possible.
All that’s left to say now is, here’s to next year.
“And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere!
and gie’s a hand o’ thine!
And we’ll tak’ a right gude-willie waught,
for auld lang syne.”


Nursery visit

We had the pleasure of welcoming the children of Rephad Nursery on Thursday 21st December.
They sang some songs and then had a chat with our members before presenting us with a cheque for £100, which they raised themselves. They were a joy to have along.

Merry Christmas

Christmas Lunch

Today members and invited guests came along to celebrate the festive season.
Chairperson Mairi McRobert, warmly thanked everyone for coming along and introduced Reverend Pam Bellis who, after a humorous speech, said grace. Everyone then enjoyed a most delicious lunch of potato soup, Turkey with all the trimmings which was followed by the most delicious dessert of Chocolate and Irish Cream Bombe and sparkling wine flowed freely. It was finished of with tea or coffee, homemade mince pies and after eight mints. Everyone was sufficiently ‘stuffed’ afterwards. Haha. Entertainment for the afternoon was the fabulous Collette & Davy, who’ve been along to the Centre before, and once again they didn’t disappoint! Everyone was singing along and a few danced. All in all a fabulous day.
Thanks as always to the staff who make the day run so smoothly.

Pamper Afternoon

We were visited by today by Julie Reid and 10 students from John Niven Campus who kindly offered to treat us to manicures and hand massages. It was very much enjoyed by all our members, and staff!
Thank you very much for coming along and hopefully we will see you all again soon
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