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Halesworth & Southwold Community News December 2016 5

Dee’s Den – Halesworth Community Nursing Care Fund

WITH Christmas fast

approaching pop in and see our range of goods which would make lovely presents, we have Christmas decorations, cards etc too. We also have our Christmas tombola – thank you to all who have donated suitable items. We will be having a stall at the Lions Christmas Fair on Sunday 11th December - find us at our ‘Dee’s Den’ gazebo near the Angel. We have lots of winter clothing

and accessories and with our weekly rotation of stock you are always sure to pick up a bargain on our £1 rail of clothes for women and men. We still have some lovely pieces of small furniture too, some we are able to have in the shop and other pieces – dining table and 4 chairs, a bureau, 2 armchairs, tv cabinet, corner display unit - we will have photos and descriptions so if you are interested phone 07733668221, so we can make arrangements to view. We have

lots of electrical items which have all been PAT tested. Although we have recently reached our financial target for the build of our Information and Support Centre, we now need to continue to raise money for furnishings and the running costs. So please continue to support us. Donations of clean clothes, household goods, toys, books, kitchenware, unwanted gifts and smaller pieces of furniture are welcome. We also accept clothes and household items for recycling – please let us know when dropping them into us. We appreciate that if you have more than a couple of bags at a time or larger items or need collection, we ask that you phone 07733668221 and leave a message, so we can phone you back to make arrangements. We are limited for space, so for the next few months we won’t be accepting electrical items.

Dee’s ‘Den’ is open 6 days a

week, Tues, Wed, Fri 10am – 4pm, Mon and Thurs our half days we close at 1pm, Saturday we close at 2pm. Please don’t leave bags of goods at the door if we are closed - just contact us. Dee’s Den is in Steeple End near the church. We close on Friday 23rd December for the Christmas and New Year period and reopen on January 3rd. A special thank you to the

lady who brings in jars of jam and marmalade for us to sell, always popular and is sold very quickly. Our amazing team of volunteers enables every penny to go into the charity - a big ‘thank you’ to everyone for your continued support. The Trustees of Halesworth Community Nursing Care Fund and all at Dee’s Den wish you a very Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2017.

NS Halesworth Men’s Shed December Update

THE Shedders would like to wish all our readers the happiest festive season and a bright and hopeful 2017. We would also like to thank all the people who helped us over the past year to make Halesworth Men’s Shed such a great success and a fantastic place to meet and make. One of the successes started

by the Shed in October was a new venture when we were asked to design and run a Ladies DIY course. They were taught how to measure, mark and cut wood using a variety of hand tools. They went on to make and take home a bird box and this proved to be very popular. They also learnt about the different types of wood including man made boards and their uses. There was


Halesworth Branch

FED up with driving to Ipswich and paying parking fees? Why not think about travelling on the Halesworth Branch coach to all home games. Leaving times for Saturday games is 1pm from the layby near the police station and 6pm for evening games. Fares Adults £10, Seniors 60+ £8, u16 £6. If you are interested give Richard Townsend a call on 01986 873794 after 4.30pm or mobile 07867535473. Members are also welcome to attend Branch meetings, they are held every 3rd Wednesday at the White Hart, Halesworth at 8pm. The next meeting will be on January 18th 2017. The committee would like

to wish all the members a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


an in depth demonstration of the correct and safe way to use other tools including some very sharp chisels. At the end of the four weeks all the ladies felt they had sufficient knowledge and confidence to tackle a few small diy jobs at home. The course ran for four weeks and was voted a great success by the five ladies who attended. A second course is currently running with requests for a third course in the New Year. Whilst the course was requested for ladies the next course will be run for anyone interested in learning basic woodwork. They would then be able to join the Halesworth Men’s Shed and become an active member undertaking their own or community based projects or just be a part of a friendly

community group of people. The Shed is now open on

Tuesday to Thursday 10am until 2pm and Saturdays 10am until 12pm. We are located on the Norwich Road behind Chinnys - our banner will show you where we are! Come along and join us! We now have our own phone

(01986 835905) please call us and leave us a message, we’ll get back to you. Look at our website or at the Halesworth Volunteer Centre Facebook page. Contact

us at


Footnote: Could the lady who

dropped off an antique chair for repair please contact the Shed on the phone number above to discuss the repair.


CAN you help us please? We do need your help. Since it’s foundation by Dr Michael Dickson in 1974, the Halesworth Day Centre has been an integral part of our community. Week in, week out the HDC has provided services to meet the needs of the older more vulnerable people of Halesworth and the surrounding villages. Throughout this time the HDC has always been self-sufficient without Grant Aid raising funds for our own projects, and as with older people making ends meet. Halesworth Day Centre depends very much on the selfless efforts of those giving of their time to help with preparing and serving meals and coffees etc, offering a listening ear, advice, or practical help, assist as bus buddies, befriend, listen, and support those with their various needs.

However, Halesworth Day

Centre is in desperate need of your help now.

SHCT Ride and Stride

MANY thanks to Maggie Goldsmith, who also rode for Wenhaston Church and raised £30. Thanks Maggie

MB This is a heartfelt appeal to

anyone willing to give us some practical support in whatever way they can to envelop the work of the HDC to ensure the long term continuance of this unique and valuable service to our older citizens. Please help us to keep Dr Dickson’s vision of 42 years ago alive and thriving to meet the ever changing needs of the next 40 years. We urgently need assistance

on Tuesdays and Fridays for any time however short you could give us: a) Help with teas and coffees

and serving lunch between 10am and 1.30pm (lunch is included) b) Be a bus buddy which involves seeing individuals onto and off of the bus to HDC and into their homes from 10am to 11.30am and/or 1.30pm to 3pm. If you feel you would like

to assist us in one of these interesting and rewarding aspects of the HDC support of our older citizens please contact one of the following for further details Alan Holzer (Chairman) 01986 872686; Maureen Took (Vice Chairman) 01986 872371; Jean Macheath (Secretary) 01986 873172. We look forward to hearing from you.

Jean A Macheath (Secretary)

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