Category Archives: What’s On

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.

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.

 

Pantomime Time

Every year we have a visit to the panto in Ayr Gaiety Theatre. It is a much looked forward to event. Busses are hired and lunches are packed for a little jolly up the road. Leaving the centre around 11am we took a scenic run up to Girvan, where we stopped for our packed lunch. The sun was shining and it was lovely to sit and watch the folks walking on the prom and the boats leaving the harbour. It would have been so nice to stop longer but Cinderella was calling. An uneventful but enjoyable journey to Ayr and into the theatre, we found our seats and got ready to be entertained. There were a few intimations and first called was ourselves! Lovely surprise and we all cheered (quite loudly!) The cast were fantastic! Buttons started off  batting sweeties out to the audience & then soaking everyone with water pistols that got bigger with every squirt! And…. he was besotted with Cinders, poor fellow, as all she wanted was a prince. The Ugly Sisters were hilarious. And the Fairy Godmother…. she “wis pure dead brilliant. So she wis!”
Baron Hardup was, well, hard up and the Prince was just as you’d expect, tall, dark, handsome, rich! Haha. The interval came round so quickly and it was ice cream time. Some one did ask if that was it finished but was told, “No’ yet, Cinderella has still to get married.” So if you hadn’t known the story…. that was it spoiled. Haha.
Our members thoroughly enjoyed the rest of the show with the horse and carriage looking rightly Royal. Then after the ball The Baron, Buttons and the Ugly Sisters getting lost in the forest and kidnapped by ghosts, which was so funny. All in all a great show. By the time we got out of the theatre it was time to go for dinner. We were booked into Malin Court, Maidens. So we came the back road via the electric brae, such a shame it was getting too dark to see the views over the water to Arran and Ailsa Craig.
What a lovely place Malin Court is and serving such delicious food. We would all recommend it if you’re going to be up that way. Again we were, too soon, back on the road home. Arriving back in Stranraer around 8.30ish.
We would like to say thank you to Scott and Gilbert who drove us up and delivered us home safely and to the staff of Malin Court who cooked and served our delicious dinner.
Do it again this year?
Oh yes we will!

Christmas Craft Fair

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Why don’t you have a table at our Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday 2nd December 2017,

contact Alisin to book a table on 706338 or email coronationdaycentre@googlemail.com

Colette & Davy Entertain us

28th September ’17
 
Today we had the pleasure of being entertained by Colette & Davy. They played a great mix of songs from some folk story songs and hits from fifties and sixties.
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the wee sing-a-long.
Thank you both and we hope to see you again soon.

 

Sing-a-long

Today we had a visit from Kirsten and Gregor from Music in Hospitals Scotland. They sang a variety of Scottish songs and some old favourite tunes with Gregor playing the accordion as accompaniment. We enjoyed a wee sing-a-long with them. Kirsten has the loveliest voice and we could have listened to her for sooo much longer than the 90 minutes they were here. It was a lovely afternoon and we really do hope they will come back to see us soon.

 

Trinity Church Senior Members

 

Trinity Church Senior Members came along one afternoon to join in with our activity. Marion had organised New Age Kurling. This is such a fun activity! The Kurling ‘stones’ are actually on ball bearings and are rolled along the floor onto a drawn rink. Scores are kept and read out at the end of the game. There are no winners or losers its just great fun with a bit of exercise thrown in! Margaret (our cook) made the most delicious shortbread and it was washed down with tea or coffee. A very generous donation was made of £70.00. Thank you so much!