NEWS




Vote at your local Tesco

to help get a De-Fibrillator installed at the 

Sherwood Community Centre.


Please help us in our ‘Save a Life’ 

campaign to get an externally attached De-Fibrillator (AED) installed

here at the Community Centre.



Tesco
teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme which awards
cash grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – raised from carrier bag sales
in Tesco stores - to local community projects. 

We’re one of 3 community groups shortlisted to receive a cash
award but we need your help to vote for us whenever you shop at your local
Tesco store to help us get the cash grant to get the De-Fibrillator installed.

Currently the nearest publicly available De-Fibrillator is 3
miles away and Sherwood is a heavily populated area with shops, churches, bars,
restaurants, and a large park. There are also lots of activities and groups
that meet in Sherwood and at the Community Centre itself and the busy A60 road,
the main route from North Nottingham runs through Sherwood.

The
survival rate significantly rises to 74% with the use of a De-Fibrillator with
CPR within 3 minutes of the heart stopping, compared to just 6% if only CPR is
administered. Each minute lost decreases chances of survival by 10% and the
average response time of emergency services om the scene is 8 minutes. It would
therefore be a huge benefit to Sherwood to have a De-fibrillator close by.

The Ambulance-controlled device would be available to anyone
calling Emergency Services when a attending a casualty needing CPR. It has
clear instructions on how to use it and is safe from vandalism as it can only
be accessed by a key code given by Ambulance Control.

Voting is open in all Tesco stores throughout
September and October. Customers will cast their vote by using a token given to
them at the check-out in store each time they shop. 

 

The Bags of Help initiative is
supported by money raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores. So far Bags
of Help has awarded £33 million to  more

than 6,400 community projects. For more information please visit: www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp

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New Class Starting at the Centre 23rd January 2017

ZUMBA GOLD SOCIAL

Meet new people, have a good giggle, feel energised and at this low impact, gentle-paced Zumba Gold session!

It's 45 minutes of foot-tapping, hand-clapping and laughter with Latin-inspired & international rhythms from around the world followed by delicious tea & biscuits and a chance to socialise at Christine's Community Cafe!

This class can be done seated or standing  and is suitable for wheelchair users.


£3.50 per session every Monday 1.15pm

Call Margaret on 07899 938 425 to find out more!

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Logo

We would like to thank Richard Seals of Cavalry Design, for designing our new logo. Richard is Chair of the Self Help Group for People Who Stammer, and represents this affiliated group on our Members' Support Group. Richard is also designing our new stationery, banners etc. If you are able to volunteer any simple help or expertise in support of the Community Centre, please get in touch with the office about joining the Members' Support Group. The Community Centre is run by our two administrators, with the support of Sherwood Community Association CIO, consisting of the Trustees Committee and the Member's Support Group, who are all volunteers.

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September Spectacular
On Sunday 22nd September a September Spectacular was held with a story and comic book theme. It was a lovely sunny day, the grounds were decorated with bunting and reports are that a good time was had by those who attended.  There were craft stalls on the front lawn and entertainment provided by Quadquilla singing quartet, Belly Dance World, The Jill Gregory School of Dance and a Zumba taster session with Charmaine. Inside the building were craft stalls and taster sessions by Acacia Martial Arts, The Yoga Home and Teresa with Adult Singing. There was the opportunity to hear local authors Cat Dalling and Dori Kirchmair read their own work whilst Sherwood Writer's Group read their own and other's work. There were children's activities including a bouncy castle and fancy dress competition. Food was provided by The Kiosk and Nottingham Scouts. Thank you to everyone who helped both with preparation and on the day.

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Sherwood Community Centre 60th Anniversary
On 11 July 2010, an Open Day was held to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Sherwood Community Centre.  Demonstrations and workshops were put on by groups who meet at the Community Centre. A Treasure Hunt and Bouncy Castle  were available for children’s entertainment.


Sherwood Community Centre is run by Sherwood Community Association Committee (Registered Charity) and we would welcome any volunteers who would like to become involved in organising events and fundraising, or who could simply give a little time to Reception duties, helping visitors to find their way.
 

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Toilet Fund

We are hoping to
raise money to renovate the toilets.
Donations of books and bric-a-brac will be
gratefully received.

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Woodthorpe Grange Park Walk

Meeting Place:
Sherwood Community Centre on Mansfield road every Monday at 10.30am.

 Easily accessible by bus or car. Car parking available.

  Woodthorpe Grange is a 19th century Grade II listed manor which sits amidst a
mix of landscapes and includes formal gardens and innovative train
sculpture at the entrance to the old railway bridge.
The walk has varied inclines and some steep steps.

 Grade:
Easy to Moderate

 Walk Length:
Between 1.5 – 2 miles

 Duration:
60 mins (approx.)

 Walk leader: David

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