I am the business secretary for Downham Market and District University of the
Third Age (U3A) which is a registered charity. We are keen to get the information out that we exist and to welcome new members
The U3A is a national movement for retired and semi-retired people who would like to continue learning and sharing knowledge as well
as making new friends and taking up new activities. Our U3A is very popular and we have over 200 members. We have over 35 learning/activity/discussion groups, all led voluntarily by members. A few
examples of groups are: indoor games, walking, gardening, current affairs, book club, philosophy, family history, luncheon club, craft, music appreciation, art and ukulele. All groups meet in the
daytime, often in member's homes, where group members contribute 50p for refreshments; for groups requiring a larger space members share the cost of the venue.
For me joining the U3A has been great, I have developed new skills and followed my interests. It has filled my spare time in interesting and
enjoyable ways and the social aspect has been great and stopped me feeling isolated.
Covid 19 really affected us all and the monthly U3A meeting at Downham Market Town Hall, which always included a speaker on an interesting
topic, had to stop. We have continued to have monthly speakers via zoom. Several groups had to stop. Groups are beginning to run again now and we are hoping to be back at the town hall in September.
We have a website (https://u3asites.org.uk/downham-market/home
) for anyone requiring further
information, new members are always welcome. Anyone interested can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone John on 01366347526 or Fiona on 01366380363t
It would be really good if we could be mentioned on your parish website and/or mentioned in the Parish Newsletter. Do you have a contact for
Business Secretary Downham Market and District U3A