A magazine for Derbyshire teenagers is currently being delivered to secondary schools. ‘YOUTHINC’ magazine has been developed for young people, by young people, with the help of Derbyshire Youth Council. The 32 page magazine contains useful advice about school, homework, body image and staying safe. It also features celebrity interviews, information on ‘b_line’- the county council’s bus travel and discount scheme for Derbyshire secondary school students and a competition to win shopping vouchers. A new YOUTHINC website will be launched shortly and will also include extended celebrity interviews. The YOUTHINC logo was developed following a county wide competition for 11 to 18 year olds. Winners Adrianne Nursery and Chloe Frew, both students at Shirebrook Academy, won the competition after pitching their ideas to a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style panel which included Councillor, D. Greenhalgh, Ian Thomas, Derbyshire County Council’s Strategic Director for Children and Younger Adults, Ruairidh South and Aiknaath Jain, Chairs of Derbyshire Youth Council, Kaye Twomlow, Director of Derbyshire Education and Business Partnership and Geoff Heyland, Headteacher, Sharley Park Community Primary School.
A two course meal was served to over 20 people who were welcomed by Maggie Morris at a Nite-Lite drop in session on Wednesday week evening. All welcome weekly on Wednesdays 7-9pm. Volunteers served at the Coffee Brooke café and in the charity shop on Thursday week and Friday week mornings. Monies collected through the charity shop from the sale of handmade goods and donations are used to purchase food for distribution through the food bank. PUSH (Pray Until Something Happens) on Thursday week was led by Tracey Engyel. Pastor P. Hellewell led and spoke at the Sunday week celebration meeting when he took as his title, ‘Be Thankful.’ A celebration with birthday cake and buffet marked Mandy Pell’s 50th birthday.
Chit Chat Club
Mrs D. Gough welcomed members to Shirebrook Village Hall yesterday week where she also collected subscriptions. Members played bingo with caller Maureen Gough and held a raffle won by Lily Fewster. Members presented Maureen Gough with a birthday card and a cd. Refreshments were served by Annette Toon, Maureen Gough, Sylvia Garton and Audrey Draycott.
Linda Morley and Eileen Millward celebrated their birthdays at a recent Home League members meeting led by Maj Ina Neill. Ladies also sang, had Bible readings and shared refreshments. Children and parents were welcomed to Buddies playgroup meeting on Thursday week by Maj Neill, Dorothy Plant, Marian Hicks and Diane Cooper. ‘Pets’ were Jean Leadbeater’s topic at Friday week’s Sunshine Club member’s meeting. Children played games and listened to a story at the JAM Club on Sunday week when activities were organised by Maj Neill and Jean Leadbeater. An altar service on Sunday week to mark the start of self-denial week was led by Maj Neill.
Self Help Group
A room was prepared at Shirebrook Village Hall ahead of the members meeting on Wednesday week by Mesdames E. Hayes, D. Graves, S. Garton and I. Cooke. Mrs G. Mee welcomed members, collected subscriptions and called the bingo. Members took part in a general knowledge quiz, held a table top raffle, played bingo and held a game of ‘Sticky 13.’ Refreshments were served by Sylvia Garton, Madge Griffiths, Ann Kane and Nora Simons.
Early Birds Day N’sery
Babies recently played with building blocks and toy animals in sand and with counting elephants in water. Tactile play was with soap flakes, teabags, cereals and rolling pins. Creative play involved finger painting and sticking using glitter. Toddlers traced lines in mark making and made a collage in creative play. Compare bears were used in mathematics and animals were matched with their babies in language skills. Pre-school children completed rhyming jigsaws and used jelly and scissors in tactile play. Imaginative role play was with space rockets. Outdoors play included an obstacle course, bikes and scooters.
Grange Care Home
Hamilton Suite residents have completed jigsaws and word search puzzles, played cards and dominoes and watched a dvd of Tony Bennett in concert. Nursing lounge residents played skittles, held a reminiscence session where they looked at books with pictures depicting the 1950’s, held a hands and nails pamper session and took part in one to one activities. In the residential dining room, residents took part in an arts and crafts session where they made Leprechaun hats for their forthcoming St Patrick’s Day event, played bingo and held a ‘chit and chatter’ session. Activities were led by Mandy Lindley and Natasha Westwood.
Happy Chat Coffee
Julie Bonsall welcomed members to Shirebrook Leisure Centre on Wednesday week where she also collected subscriptions and served refreshments. Table games were organised by Dot Hindley and Anne Lock. Raffle winners were Dot Hindley, June Crookes, Iris Owens, Audrey Doyle, Julie Lawson, Elaine Brown and Julie Bonsall.
Luke Smith led activities including boxing practice, one on one football, basketball and gym work at Shirebrook Leisure Centre for 15 children on Thursday week. Four new members were welcomed to the club. Vacancies exist for further new members. Sessions cost £1 per person for two hours. On site tuck shop available. For details contact Mick Layton 748907 or 07890600652.
Richmond Care Home
Residents recently held a hands and nails pamper session and also visited the hairdresser. Claire Seymour played dominoes on a one to one basis with residents, whilst other residents played bingo and cards. A discussion was held regarding Easter activities and it was decided that residents would make Easter bonnets and hold an Easter bonnet parade. The actual date for the parade is yet to be decided.
Staff and Social Club
Mr M. Fletcher hosted a games night on Monday week evening. The pool match winner was Rob Sharpe with Kevin Brookes winning the dominoes match and Martin Perrin the darts match.
A family service ion Sunday week began with the parade of the Brownie Pack flag by Frayah Wood, Livia Emery and Scarlet Madeley. The service was led by Mr James Taylor whose theme for the morning and his message was, ‘Seeing is Believing.’ Bible readings were by Mrs Helena Wagstaff and Miss Beth Shaw. Intercessions were led by Brownie Leader, Miss Paula Chambers and members of Shirebrook Brownie Pack. The collection was taken by Paddy Chi and Brownies. Refreshments were served by Mrs B. White, Miss S. White and Miss P. Chambers.
Sunday week’s evening worship was led by Rev Barbara Greenwood from Rainworth. She spoke about the experience of the disciples with Jesus, Moses and Elijah on the mountain and our experiencing His presence. Readers were Lindsey Ferreday and Derek Maynard. Stewards were Robert Fennell and Sue Hall. Refreshments were served after the service.
Mrs M. Blakemore welcomed dancers to Shirebrook Miners’ Welfare Social Centre yesterday week. Mrs M. Goodall organised and led the dancing. Mr P. Goodall provided the music.
Julie Bonsall welcomed members on a daily basis to Shirebrook Leisure Centre Monday week to Thursday week inclusive. Members took part in chair based exercises as part of the ‘Wellness Programme.’ Details of how to access the programme are available from Julie Bonsall on Mansfield 748313.
Lina Harris recently welcomed participants to Step Aerobics, Circuits, TRX and Pilates classes. Boxing was led by Lee Kissane with Nick Simpson leading the RPM session. For details of all classes available contact 748313.
New Bassett House
Residents recently played dominoes and took part in a quiz compiled by Mary de Ville from Poetic Therapy.
Mrs K. Lindsay welcomed Mesdames Benson, D. Wake, D. Stevenson, J. Charlesworth, M. Mitchell, G. Mee and S. Creswell to Shirebrook Village Hall yesterday week for line dancing and gentle exercise to music. Mrs Elsie Smith joined the club as a new member.
Team ‘A’ won the Monday week darts match with Team ‘B’ winning on Thursday week. A fish and chip luncheon was served to residents on Wednesday week.
Early Birds ASC
Becky Fletcher, Laura Elliott and Pauline Chapman recently organised games and construction activities for children.
Mrs B. Potter welcomed members to Shirebrook Miners Welfare Social Centre yesterday week. Refreshments were served.