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Christmas concert, 11th December

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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.

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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.

Women In Art: Returning the Male Gaze

Art-cool imageThis 10 week class starts on Thursday 14th Sept and runs every Thursday Evening, 7.00 – 8:30 pm, until 16th November, at the Cambrian Centre. We will focus on the role women have played in Art and look in depth at different female artists over the course of history.
£150. Pay by 1st September and pay only £120 (concessions available). More details here. Call Kelly on 07707743146 to book.

HAM FAIR. June 10th 2017

The Cambrian Community Centre went to the Fair! Our pitch (see picture) attracted much interest, and we managed to raise close to £700 for the Centre. Our thanks go to all the many people who helped; on the day, in preparation and also by donating Bric-a-brac or Tombola prizes. More pictures can be seen by clicking here.

ART AUCTION (9th June 2017)

“Blue-Red Dancer”

The auction of local artist Desmond Jones’ work took place and the picture we were allocated was sold. We are extremely grateful to his family for the generous donation of some of the proceeds – many thanks!

“Our” picture is shown on the right, Blue/Red Dancer (catalogue number 9.) The sale was at Richmond upon Thames College/ Full details can be found at http://desmondjonesart.co.uk

Supper Quiz

The Supper Quiz was a great success – we raised more than £1300! Many thanks to the Friends of the Cambrian Centre who ran the very popular and enjoyable annual event. We hope to repeat this event next year.

Sunday 2nd October 2016: Our thanks to Kew Village Market

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The mayor presents us with a cheque

We are very grateful to Kew Village Market for an award of £1000 towards our Gym Equipment fund. We have not replaced much equipment for many years and this year have been attempting to remedy this as reported already. This generous grant will help us make a major improvement to the standard of equipment in our gym. The picture shows our manager, Mary McDonald, on the left, and Chair, Teresa Grafton on the right, receiving the cheque from the Mayor and Lady Mayoress on 2nd October. The market runs on the first Sunday each month and is well worth a visit!

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Walk The Thames

Our “Walk the Thames” Gym Fundraising Event was held on Saturday June 11th. We are delighted to say that we have raised a total of over £2000! (including donations, Quiz Winnerssponsorship and gift aid). Our mission this year was to get as many people involved as possible. 28 people took part over the day – a big increase on previous fundraising years. We hit our target of 28 miles (Thames Barrier to Richmond Bridge) during the afternoon and were able to continue on to 32 miles (back to Chiswick Bridge). A BIG thank you to everyone who helped, either by contributing to the mileage walked or by donating money!
We will shortly be replacing one of our old treadmills and this will help us to do so.

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Our thanks to Heathrow Community Fund

Arm Ergometer
Our new Arm Ergometer

(June 2016)  We are delighted to acknowledge that the Cambrian Community Centre has been awarded a £2,500 grant towards our recently acquired “Arm Ergometer”, a vital new piece of gym equipment.

This offers valuable exercise opportunities to gym users especially those needing to improve their cardiovascular fitness, and is particularly useful as the Centre fulfils its role supporting the new Exercise Referral programme in the borough.

We have just issued a press release which you can read by clicking here.

This equipment has been on the “wish list” of the gym team for a long time and it is great that, with the support of this funding, we are able to increase the choice to those keen to exercise as part of their recovery programme or to keep mobile as they age.