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CORE Quiz Night

On a very warm evening on 27 July CORE hosted a quiz evening at Calverton Village Hall. Everything was in place, tickets had been sold, food and drink ordered, quiz questions compiled, and CORE volunteers at the ready to welcome quests with a glass of wine.
Mark Spencer MP kindly agreed to compere our evening as quiz master and he did an excellent job, keeping a strong voice throughout, despite the challenging thirsty conditions.

Our volunteers were cooking in the kitchen, serving food and drink, taking tickets on the door, arranging seating, selling raffle tickets, sorting out equipment and generally helping to make the evening a success.

We must thank all the local businesses and individuals who donated raffle prizes – this was very much appreciated and allowed us to offer a good selection of prizes. We are lucky in Calverton to have such a generous community. We made a profit of £775 from the event which will be put into the CORE funds to help us maintain, expand and deliver our services to the community.

We hope everyone enjoyed the evening. Having fun with good company and friends is what it is all about really.

The CORE Centre are novices at running this sort of event and from this experience we learnt how to improve things for another time. Do let us know if you would like us to organise a future evening for the community and give us ideas for the theme.

Parkinson’s Support Group

Laura Walton-Taylor, a Health Coach for Everyone Health, was the speaker at the July meeting.   After listening to the facts and figures relating to diet and ideas for living a healthy lifestyle Laura joined us for the buffet lunch. Luckily we had healthy food on offer  as well as cakes!

At the August meeting new member, and dog lover,  John Freeman had the chance to pet a ‘Meet and Greet dog’ owned by Angie from Canine Partners.   After periods of being a Puppy Parent and Fosterer Angie is now a Brood Bitch Holder. Her bitch Fay has had puppies Tenny and Dobby who are now in training.  Angie, Rubina and Angie’s mum Margaret stayed for the buffet lunch giving everyone time to fuss Crawford.

The Group’s secretary Sandra is looking forward to taking part in a charity Zumba session at Southwell Leisure Centre on Saturday 13th October.  Karen Hutchinson and helpers Tony, Kirsty and Jo are hoping for lots of participants to share the 3 hour session.  Cakes and flapjacks will be on sale to boost energy levels.  The proceeds will be split between our group and a Leukemia charity.  

If you would like to know more about this friendly independent group please contact Michael & Sandra by email or Phone 01636 812399 or  07956 974024.   

We meet from 11.00 – 1.00 on the 2nd Saturday of the month at Reach UK, Prebend Passage, Southwell NG25 0JH.     

To Make You Smile……

An old country preacher had a teenage son, and the time was arriving when the boy should give some thought to choosing a profession. Like many young men his age, the boy didn’t really know what he wanted to do, and he didn’t seem too concerned about it.

One day, while the boy was away at school, his father decided to try an experiment. He went into the boy’s room and placed on his study table four objects:

  1. A Bible.
  2. A £20 note.
  3. A bottle of whiskey.
  4. A Playboy magazine.

‘I’ll just hide behind the door,” the old preacher said to himself. “When he comes home from school today, I’ll see which object he picks up.

“If it’s the Bible, he’s going to be a preacher like me, and what a blessing that would be.

“If he picks up the money, he’s going to be a business man, and that would be okay, too.

“But if he picks up the bottle, he’s going to be a no-good drunk, and Lord, what a shame that would be.

“And worst of all, if he picks up the magazine, he’ll be a womanizer all his life!”

The old man waited anxiously, and soon heard his son’s foot-steps as he entered the house whistling and heading for his room. The boy tossed his books on the bed, and as he turned to leave the room he spotted the objects on the table. With curiosity in his eye, he walked over to inspect them.

Finally, he picked up the Bible and placed it under his arm. He picked up the silver dollar and dropped into his pocket. He uncorked the bottle and took a big drink, while he admired the magazine’s centerfold.

“Lord have mercy,” the old preacher disgustedly whispered. “He’s going to run for Parliament.”

Forwarded by Andrew Ball

Woodborough Shop & Post Office

Woodborough has a shop and Post Office – but did you know that we are also your local bank?

You can pay in cash and send cheques to your bank – but the best bit is that you can withdraw cash, and go and spend it!

We can assure you that if you come and visit us you will be made most welcome.

Jayna (Post-Mistress), Brijesh & Tracey