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SATURDAY WALKS 2ND DECEMBER

SATURDAY WALKS 2ND DECEMBER

Saturday Walks - December 2nd Yesterday 19 hardy U3A members turned out at Moors Valley for the December Saturday walk. Considering the cold weather this was a truly brilliant number who all donned winter coats and set off from Potterne Park in Verwood to walk the...

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KNIT & NATTER:  TRAUMA TEDDIES

KNIT & NATTER: TRAUMA TEDDIES

Our knit and natter group meets once a fortnight and along with our own projects we also knit for to support others. This term it has been to support STAR with their teddy appeal. The Trauma Teddy initiative started out initially to comfort children who have been...

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LINFORD BOTTOM

LINFORD BOTTOM

On Friday 17th November 18 intrepid walkers set off for a stomp from Linford Bottom ( just off the A 31). After the unprecedented amount of rainfall in recent weeks the sun shone and the forest looked beautiful. The walk was a mix of gravel tracks through forest  and...

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SUGAR PASTE MODELLING

SUGAR PASTE MODELLING

This week members ventured into the world of sugar paste modelling with wonderful results.  Moo Leng Loakes led the session and each member of the group produced a lovely cake topper in the form of an elephant!!  

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IN-KIND CHARITABLE GIVING

IN-KIND CHARITABLE GIVING

Since September, Angela Larcombe has been encouraging ladies to clear out their undies, in particular "bras!"   These will be sent to support ladies in Africa. To date she has filled four sacks and is well on the way to number five.  There is still time to donate!!...

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CHARITY CRAFT FAIR: SUPPORTING SERV WESSEX

CHARITY CRAFT FAIR: SUPPORTING SERV WESSEX

Over the last few months, crafters from across Ferndown U3A have created a range of high quality items for sale at a craft fair in aid of SERV WESSEX.  The good on sale included; pottery, cards, stone painting, jewellery, wood carvings, Christmas decorations and...

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SPONSORED WALK – SERV WESSEX

SPONSORED WALK – SERV WESSEX

On Saturday 21st October brave members of FU3A undertook a sponsored walk in aid of SERV Wessex, our charity of the year. The walk  took us along the entire length of the Castleman Trail, from Upton House to Ringwood., some 16 miles.    The walk was divided into five...

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BRAVING THE  WEATHER

BRAVING THE WEATHER

Saturday Morning Walking GroupWell done to the 15 hardy souls who braved the weather to come along to the Bournemouth Gardens. We were all rewarded with beautiful colourful trees, some blue skies and only a modest amount of rain! We walked all the way from Coy Pond...

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A LOAD OF SKITTLES

A LOAD OF SKITTLES

August  skittle winners wereHeather Wales top scorer , this went to a knock out with Tom Alexander who narrowly lost out to Heather. Jenny Daniel won the wooden spoonSandra Alexander won the killer gameNarendra, Brenda and Carole won the final team gameOctober Todays...

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Traveller’s Tales: A CALIFORNIAN ROAD TRIP

Traveller’s Tales: A CALIFORNIAN ROAD TRIP

The first of our new FU3A Travellers' Tales presentations was be by John Muggleton.  John recounted  the highly entertaining story of a road trip that he and his wife made round California in the 70s.  Experiences fr0m the Golden Gate Bridge  to a motel near Las...

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Saturday Walks:  RAMSDOWN HILL, HURN

Saturday Walks: RAMSDOWN HILL, HURN

30 members of the FU3A Saturday Walk Group turned out for the first walk of the term on Saturday 7th October.  It was a beautiful day, plenty of sunshine and a really pleasant day for a ramble.  The 360 degree view from the flat top of the hill was excellent as the...

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AVIATION AROUND POOLE BAY

AVIATION AROUND POOLE BAY

Due to illness our advertised speak was unable to attend. We were very lucky to find a replacement speaker at short notice in Kevin Patience who came along to the Barrington Centre and spoke about the history of Aviation over Poole Bay.  His talk  featured the history...

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