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Bingo Night

Bingo Fundraiser
On Friday 6th October we had one of our now famous bingos. Around 100 people came along to enjoy the night and as always the prizes were amazing. The raffle too was great and seemed to go on for ever. Tea and coffee were served at 1/2 time, after 4 lines & houses, with gingerbread and chocolate krispie. Yum!
Once again a massive thank you to everyone who came along, donated prizes, bought raffle tickets and gave of their time. We raised over £1100!!!!

Great Scottish Run– 10k

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Georgia with her medal

Our caretaker Georgia Walker took part in the race on Sunday 1st October. The weather wasn’t the best on the day but she bravely ran on and did the excellent time of 1:03:26!!! I’d still be running!!!
By doing this Georgia raised an amazing £300 for our centre.
Well done and a massive thank you, Georgia, from all of us.

 

Craft Club

Well today seen the launch of the new Craft Club, Anne and Angela will be in the Day Centre the First Friday of every month.

Today we made microwavable heat packs

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Anne hard at work

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Some of our members with their heat packs

Macmillan coffee afternoon

Coffee Afternoon 
29th September ’17
It’s that time of year again… Macmillan’s massive coffee morning. We had ours this afternoon with our members and their friends and family. We had asked that everyone got out their baking bowls and bake a cake for our ‘best baker’ competition, which we thought would make a little extra if we auctioned them off after the voting. Well they rose to the occasion and the standard of the entries was very high! Double chocolate chip brownie cake, Victoria sponge, coffee and walnut sponge to name a just a few. Our own cook, Margaret had been busy in the kitchen and made a lovely cake, iced in green with ‘We Are Macmillan’ piped onto it in white icing, it was a very striking cake and well thought out. We made sure everyone there got a vote, by coming and picking their favourite cake. The out and out winner was Jessie’s butter iced chocolate sponge. Then the bidding began, at times quite competitive, with some bidders waiting until the hammer was almost down before adding another bid. Each and every one of them looked absolutely delicious but the bidders didn’t share it with us, they all took home! lol.
Fay very kindly donated some lovely raffle prizes, from pot plants, perfume, aftershave and scarves to tea trays and placemats. Oh! and as always, some sweeties and some booze.
We had 47 folks in attendance and we raised an amazing total of £455.80
As a footnote, the Coronation Day Centre is a charity too but we feel that it’s good to give back in a small way help to this other most amazing charity. Unfortunately there are not many families who have not had to deal with this horrid disease and if our little donation helps, even one of them, it’s been entirely worthwhile..

30th Birthday Celebrations

Nettie is our member of the year2017

Nettie is our member of the year 2017

Floor Staff

Floor Staff

Lyn and Janet

Lyn and Janet

On the 28th of July we celebrated in style as it was our 30th year as Coronation Day Centre. The hall looked fabulous, all the tables decorated with beautiful balloons, berry coloured runners, napkins and sweetie favours all to match. The gorgeous little hummingbirds on the glasses gave that finishing touch.
Our chair, Mairi McRobert, thanked invited guests and all our members for coming along on such a happy occasion. Rev. John Burns gave thanks for the centre and its benefit to the members of our community.
A lovely three course lunch was served and enjoyed.
The entertainment was by On The Wagon, who had everyone in the hall singing along and a few even had a dance or three.
As always it’s over far too soon and everyone heads home but, it won’t be too long until the next celebration.
A last, but by no means least, thank you to the staff in the kitchen who make sure the food is delicious and to the floor staff who serve the dinner, all while making sure that everyone’s wellbeing is being cared for.

GOLDEN WEDDING CELEBRATIONS

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On 5th June 2017 David & Jeanette Robertson celebrated their Golden Wedding with friends at Coronation Day Centre

Peter puts the finishing touch to the tower

Tower building at the ‘club’ today ?

12 glasses is it a record?

Bingo Fundraiser

What a brilliant night we had, the atmosphere was so happy, with jokes and laughter that everyone definitely enjoyed themselves. 

The prizes as always were excellent; duvet & pillows, trays & oven gloves, slow cooker, electric, tin opener, fruit and vegetable baskets, towel bale and more! Then came the raffle with bottles, biscuits, smellies for him & her, jewellery, flowers, vase, oh! and much much more! 

We would like to thank  all of the lovely folks who came along and the staff for giving freely of their time to help and especially Margaret and her team who baked gingerbreads, shortbread, millionaire shortbread and made tablet which disappeared very quickly! 

We raised just over £1000 which will be used to benefit the centre and its members. 

Thank you once again. 

Volunteer Awards

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Today at Burns House our volunteers were given an award for their contributions and commitment to our centre. Well done and a very big thank you, Andy and Laura. 

 

Locharbriggs Lunch Club Visit

How lovely it was to welcome the ladies from Locharbriggs today. They come along twice a year to enjoy some activities and entertainment.

The kitchen staff were very busy this week making sure there was a good supply of home baking for our sales table. Gingerbread , fruit loaf, scones, cupcakes, doughnuts Easter krispie nests and tablet to name but a few. And I’ll tell you….. there was nothing left!!
Our lunch today was sweet potato soup, roast pork with the trimmings followed by strawberry trifle, tea and coffee.
After a wee raffle, Jim Pratt spent the rest of the afternoon entertaining us with his varied repertoire of songs and tall tales.
Everyone enjoyed a little sing-a-long with him.
We couldn’t believe that after the lunch all had enjoyed, they still managed to squeeze in tea or coffees and a cream meringue!! ~_~
It was such a great day we look forward to having you back again soon.