Exhibition Invite

Richmond Parish Lands would like to invite you to a public exhibition to view its plans for the more efficient use and improvement of an underused area of Queen’s Road Estate, located at the junction of Queen’s Road, Cambrian Road and Grove Road.

Their plans include the construction of new affordable housing, the reorganisation of on site car parking and minor refurbishment works to the Cambrian Community Centre and Dickson House. Please click here for more information on this event.

The exhibition will be held at the Cambrian Community Centre on Saturday 10th November 10am-2pm and Monday 12th November 4pm-8pm.

 

 

October 2018 News

October has been a busy month for us at the Cambrian Centre. Richmond Good Neighbours have been doing their bit to end loneliness in Richmond by hosting an Afternoon Tea at The Cambrian Centre on 10th October. Volunteers helped with transport, baking and chatted to guests and the event was very well attended. They have scheduled another Afternoon Tea for Wednesday 14th November 2.00-3.30pm here at The Cambrian Centre, so please get in touch if you know someone who would like to come.

We had a successful weekend 13th and 14th October supporting London Children’s Book Project, who redistribute thousands of new and gently used books to children and their families across London. Our book drive collected 582 incredible books and we would like to say a really big thank you to everyone who donated for this amazing cause.

If you would like any more information on events at The Cambrian Centre please call Mary on 020 8948 3351 or email on manager@cambriancentre.org

 

Singing for Fun End of Term Concert

On 9th July, the Cambrian Community Singers, “Singing for Fun” group performed an end of term concert. They had a great turn out singing a range of songs, which were followed by refreshments for all! We would like to thank everyone who attended. The Singing group meets every Monday in term time 12.45pm- 2.45pm and welcomes new members. If you would like more information please contact Mary McDonald on manager@cambriancentre.org or 020 8948 3351

 

Annual Supper Quiz – a great success!

The Supper Quiz on 3rd March 2018 was a great success.  The attendees had a great evening pitting their wits against a formidable set of questions.  We raised about £1300 despite a few last minute cancellations due to the weather.  Many thanks to the Friends of the Cambrian Centre who ran the very popular and enjoyable annual event and to everyone else who helped.

Winning team
Cambrains 2018: The Flying Zucchinis

The winning team were the “Flying Zucchinis” who won a closely fought battle for the accolade of “Cambrains 2018” for which they all received a medal.  This was the fourth supper quiz – we hope to run it again next year.

Need help with your computer (or Smartphone)

Would you like some help with your Computer (or Smartphone etc)? Our FREE Computer help drop-in sessions run every Wednesday morning, 10:30 to 12:30. To ensure everyone gets support, we are now operating a booking system. Please call the Centre on 020 8948-3351 to book a slot. Please note the later time. There are no prerequisites – if you need help just call us – bring your device if appropriate.  Flyer available here.

Christmas concert, 11th December

Concert
Cambrian Centre Singing Group Concert

The Christmas Concert, given by our Singing for Fun group, was  well received and we would like to thank the many people who attended.  There was even demand for an encore! The Singing group meets every Monday in term-time 12.45pm- 2.45pm and welcomes new members. If you would like more information please contact Mary McDonald on manager@cambriancentre.org

Richmond Park Film – very well attended.

stag beetle
David Attenborough studies a stag beetle

We were very pleased to be able to show the film Richmond Park, National Nature Reserve at the Centre on 26th November to a capacity audience. This beautiful 20 minute film features David Attenborough who was also its narrator. It was made by the Friends of Richmond Park to highlight the environmental importance of our Park and conservation issues in the face of increasing visitor numbers. Afterwards trustees from the Friends responded to questions and comments.
If you would like to know more about the film and The Friends of Richmond Park, please visit www.frp.org.uk

Gym Open Day on Saturday 28th October

Thanks to all those who attended our gym open day on Saturday 28th October.  In our annual sponsored walk, our users made it all the way to Richmond and back to Greenwich (56 miles), twice as far as planned, walking “along” the river from the Thames Barrier to Richmond Bridge, using the treadmills in the gym.  Thank you so much and well done to everyone who took part, sponsored and supported us over the day.  We are still collecting sponsor money and will update everyone with a grand total over the next couple of weeks.  You can still   sponsor the “walkers” online using the MyDonate Button on the “How You Can Help” page on the website.

We were visited by the Mayor of Richmond, as the Mulberry Centre, our local cancer support service, held a Fun Information Session to explain how they can help all affected by cancer, including family and friends.  More information is on the flyer.  Those attending enjoyed teas, coffee and cake  and lucky visitors won super prizes at the raffle – thanks to all who helped.