Christmas tree

Wadebridge Charities Join Forces To Spread Some Festive Cheer

Concern Wadebridge has received a magical Christmas make-over thanks to the creative talents of the town’s U3A.

Members of the U3A’s Papercraft and Patchwork groups, made up of over 25 local women, have spent the last couple of months handmaking beautiful decorations to hang on a large Christmas tree in the reception.

Concern Wadebridge, formerly Wadebridge Concern for the Aged, is a small local independent charity supporting local people who are over 50, based at The John Betjeman Centre in Southern Way. It provides a Community Hub where people can enjoy various activities or enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and meet friends old and new.

Other local charities also use the centre throughout the week including the Memory Café, Carers Support, Quakers, St Mary’s Church and Speak Ability. U3A Papercraft Leader Sue Wherry said: “We are delighted with the tree and must thank Trelawney Garden Centre who helped us purchase the tree at a very good rate.

“Christmas can be a very lonely time for some people and this will help bring a bit of happiness for all of those that attend Concern Wadebridge.

“We have had a great fun making the decorations together and preparing for the festive season.”

Andy Lyle Manager of Concern Wadebridge added: “It is with support of local businesses such as Trelawney as well as those that attend the centre that makes it so special. A huge thank you to the members of the various craft groups who have made the decorations this Christmas and helped make the centre feel more festive.

“Why not call in at the centre and enjoy the Christmas spirit over a cup of tea and a mince pie and help support this wonderful local charity.”

To have a look at the Christmas tree or find out more about Concern Wadebridge, the centre is open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

Christmas opening Times: The centre will close at 12pm on Friday 22nd December for the Christmas break and reopen on Wednesday 27th December – Friday 29th December from 11am to 2pm for tea and coffees. The Centre will also be closed on Monday 1st January and re-open as usual from Tuesday 2nd January 2018.