12th March update £818

Thank you again to all our members who have so generously sponsored Maria Mullin to run in the London Marathon in April to raise money for Dementia Revolution.

So far you have raised £818 to help fund research to fight this dreadful disease.

She will be running in memory of her grandad George who enjoyed many happy years in our U3A before he died.

If you would still like to help you can donate online here. For offline donations please see Wanda & Brian Leach at Tuesday coffee mornings.

Around the world in Maths 4 Fun

We had a very enjoyable afternoon today discovering links between Newcastle and Valencia, Madrid and New York, Tokyo and Adelaide, and Montevideo and Cape Town.

Our voyage around Latitude and Longitude revived some long forgotten facts about circles and angles, and having tackled time zones and the International Date Line, we think we now all know our place in the world.

We welcomed some new members, and started with warm-up ice-breakers such as:
A family gathering had a mother, father, daughter, son, aunt, uncle, nephew, niece, brother, sister and cousin. If there were only 4 people there, who were they?

If you can’t work it out, ask one of the maths group or come along and join us next time, Wednesday 3rd April at Kensington House at 2.30 when we will be looking at Strategies for Sudoku, Kakuro and other fiendish puzzles.

5th March update £713

Thank you to all members who have sponsored Maria Mullin to run in the London Marathon in April to raise money for Dementia Revolution.

So far you have raised £713 to help fight this dreadful disease.

She will be running in memory of her grandad George who was a member of our U3A for many years before he died.

If you would still like to help you can donate online here. For offline donations please see Wanda & Brian Leach at Tuesday coffee mornings.

Maths 4 Fun Wed 6th March@2.30

LATITUDE & LONGITUDE 

We will be going round in circles exploring the history, the problems, the inventions and the solutions that we now take for granted when we travel far afield.

Last month we had a hilarious time looking at maths in the house and dealing with wallpaper, tiles, curtains, carpets and kitchen units.

We always have a good laugh so why not join us? Calculators welcome.

Kensington House, 2.30-4.30  Entrance £1        More info from Wanda Leach 284 8454 or wleach099@gmail.com

Thank you again – 26th February

FUNDRAISING UPDATE

Members of our U3A have now generously donated £616 to sponsor Maria Mullin, who will be running in the London Marathon in April to raise funds for Dementia Revolution, a joint campaign between Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research to fund new medical research. This is the main charity of the London Marathon this year.

She will be running in memory of her grandad George Krzysztanowski who was an active member of our U3A for many years before he developed Alzheimers disease and died.

So far, members’ support for this very worthy cause has been fantastic, and Maria is now well on her way to reaching her pledged target of raising £2,000.

If you would like to support Dementia Revolution by sponsoring Maria, you can donate online here.

For offline donations, please see Wanda & Brian Leach at Tuesday coffee mornings.

Beware and be careful!

Here is a scam I’ve not come across before  –

I had a message on my voice mail today that said

Hello, you called my phone earlier and I’m just wondering who you are. Please call me back.

I nearly did, until I remembered that I hadn’t made any outgoing calls today. I googled the number and, guess what, it was a listed scam.

Please be aware and be careful.

19th February update – Thank you for your support

As of this morning members have donated £399 to sponsor Maria Mullin, who will be running in the London Marathon in April to raise funds for Dementia Revolution, a joint campaign between Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research to fund new medical research. This is the main charity of the London Marathon this year.

She will be running in memory of her grandad George Krzysztanowski who was an active member of our U3A for many years before he died.

 

If you would like to support Dementia Revolution by sponsoring Maria, you can donate online here.

For offline donations please see Wanda or Brian Leach at Tuesday coffee mornings.

MATHS 4 FUN Wed 6th Feb 2.30-4.30

Maths around the House 

Come and checkout the maths you really need to get those jobs done.

We have a great time looking at the lighter side of maths. Lots of laughs and totally stress-busting. Calculators allowed.

Kensington House, Station Road

Entrance £1    All welcome                            

Remember     Measure twice,                                                          Calculate twice,   Cut once!  

More info from Wanda Leach 284 8454

or   wleach099@gmail.com

 

Maths 4 Fun Christmas Games

Twelve of our group had a great time today with the maths of family games, honing our logic and spatial awareness skills ready for Christmas.

We tried Mobi, Blokus, Bedlam, Tantrix, and some old favourites like 3D noughts and crosses, Chinese Chequers and Connect 4. This is maths but not as you know it!

We will have a break in January and will meet again on Wednesday 6th February 2.30-4.30 at Kensington House. Why not come and join us?

More info from Wanda Leach 284 8454 or wleach099@gmail.com