Abermule Community Centre Strength in Community

Macmillan Coffee and Cake - Friday 24th September

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Abermule Community Centre and C.P. School Macmillan Coffee and Cake Friday 24th September 09:00-16:00. All Welcome, donations of cake and raffle prizes appreciated.

For further information, please contact, info@abermule.cymru.

Abermule Newsletter September 2021

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National Lottery Community Fund to provide a £99,600 grant for Abermule Community Centre Project!

National Lottery Community Fund to provide a £99,600 grant for Abermule Community Centre Project!
We have been successful in our application for a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund to build our new Multi Use Community Room. The new extension will be built at the rear of the Centre, facing the sports field and all weather sports area. With large windows and a decking area, it will provide spectator facilities for events, a drop in cafe during the week and a base for training sessions and social meetings of all kinds and for all ages. Alongside the new room, the entrance area and toilets will be remodelled and refurbished. It is hoped work will begin in the autumn of this year.
Many thanks to the National Lottery players for contributing to this important development for our Community Centre in Abermule!

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Abermule Community Centre Welcomes Burstner UK Owners Club

Abermule Community Centre will welcome Burstner UK Owners Club for its 3rd Visit from 21st to 31st August 2021. It is fantastic to have this valued group visit Abermule again.

Please note that the outdoor recreation areas will be unavailable for public use during this time.

STROKE SURVIVORS INVITED TO PLAY GOLF

STROKE SURVIVORS INVITED TO PLAY GOLF
A project in Powys is encouraging people who have survived a stroke to try golf or return to the game they love.
With funding from Wales Golf, the Stroke Association are inviting stroke survivors to a series of six sessions with an instructor at Lakeside Golf Club in Garthmyl.
Sharon Sinclair, the Mid Wales Volunteering and Community Officer for the Stroke Association’s Community Steps Programme, said:
“It is a great opportunity for those who have had a stroke to try something new or return to a game if they’ve lost some confidence since having a stroke. It’s also a great opportunity to get some exercise in the fresh air and meet likeminded people. After a person has had a stroke, it is really important to keep the body moving with gentle exercise such as walking.
“We often find that some people recovering from a recent stroke are a little anxious and may have worries about whether they can hold the club, hit the ball or even walk or stand for an hour. But it’s very gentle and we have an instructor on hand who can help with everything,” added Sharon.
Sports coach Steve Cox from near Staylittle had
13 TIAs (transient ischaemic attack or mini stroke) four years ago:
“I couldn’t walk, read or write afterwards but my sports background helped me recover. I wasn’t prepared to give up and it wasn’t going to beat me.
Physical exercise has massively helped my recovery. I walk more slowly now and I do a lot of kayaking because it’s important to keep going.”
Michelle Price, Consultant Therapist for Stroke and Neurorehabilitation at Powys Teaching Health Board, says:
“It’s important for those who have had a stroke to be able to take part in exercise and physical activity. It can help boost recovery, confidence and wellbeing. It can also help you stay healthy after a stroke and reduce the risk of a further stroke.”
The Welsh Government’s
Help Us Help You campaign is shining a light on how we can lead a healthier lifestyle. By making a number of lifestyle choices such as eating well, being active and protecting our mental wellbeing, we are more likely to live longer and less likely to develop serious illnesses and health conditions. For more information about how to live well, please visit https://111.wales.nhs.uk/LiveWell/Default.aspx .
There are still a few places available on the hour-long sessions. They take place on a Saturday morning and start on 17 July at 11am.
If you would like to get involved, please contact Sharon Sinclair on 07703 319646.
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