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New Classes!

Short Mat Bowls - Starting 22nd January

Would you like to start something new, take part in an activity, socialise and benefit from some gentle exercise?

We are now offering Short Mat Bowls classes at the newly refurbished Oundle Bowling Club.  The sessions are for all abilities and are led by volunteers.

Classes are on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 to 12:00, with a suggested donation of £4 per person.

Transport is available through our colleagues at Volunteer Action, who can be contacted on 01832 275433.  For more information or to book please contact us in the usual way.



Charity Valentines Dance - Friday 14th February

Serve are holding a Valentines Day Dance with our friends at Laura's Dance School.  Come for a drink and a dance, and support a great cause!

The dance is being held at The Cornmarket Hall, Kettering, NN15 7QA from 6:45pm until midnight.  As well as dancing there will be a buffet, raffle and a bar.  Tickets are £5 on the door.

For more information please contact Jenny at cso@serve.org.uk, or call us on the usual number.



Day Centre Open Day - 23rd January

The Ron Manning Day Centre is holding an open day on Thursday 23rd January 2020.

Come in for a cuppa and have a look around our day and activity centre.  

Free assessments are available on the day, or just pop in for a chat about what we do.

The Day Centre can be found at 76 Upper Kings Avenue, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, NN10 8JZ.


Serve's Christmas Elves are delivering!

Our Care team have been delivering the Christmas parcels generously donated by Rushden Academy to our clients!

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Christmas Cheer!

Students at Rushden Academy kindly hosted a Christmas Meal for our service users as well as providing our isolated clients with a festive hamper of goodies. Thankyou!

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Serve's Grand Christmas Raffle

Thanks to all our friends, family, volunteers, and staff who bought tickets for this year's raffle, and of course to everyone who donated prizes!  

The raffle was drawn on Monday 16th December, with a first prize of a luxury food hamper.  It raised £281.20 for Serve's wellbeing activities, so thank you again to everyone who took part!

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Sing for Serve

Our annual Sing for Serve concert took place on 3rd December 2019 at the Park Road Baptist Church.  A packed gallery enjoyed music from The 60s Club Band, The Baptist Church Choir, Southend Schools, and we were treated to a table harp solo!  We had a great singalong, generously supported by our sponsors Specsavers, Absolute Accounts and Mountain Warehouse.

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Higham Sparkle

Festive fun and funky light toys at this years Sparkle, which took place on Saturday 23rd November.

Our dedicated volunteers ran a huge Cuddly Toy Tombola and sold flashing wands of all kinds to bag SERVE just over £430! 

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Serve Goes Dancing

Serve Goes Dancing returned for its 2nd Year running on the 25th October.  Our wonderful dancers wowed the audience.  Congratulations to Chris Reading who won Best Overall Dancer with his partner Jane Wright, Best Showdance went to Julie Unwin with Shaun Tate.  Our special Spirit of Serve Award went to Graham Ellson.

The event raised just over £12,500 for our well-being services! 

If you would like to be a celebrity in 2020 drop an email to cso@serve.org.uk, or contact us in the usual way.

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Morrisons Produce Rushden match funding

Morrisons Produce in Rushden have had Serve as one of their local community charities for the last two years.  Over that time Helen and her team have done many wonderful things to support us, everything from raffle prizes to a tea station at Serve Goes Dancing.  This culminated on November 19 with match funding for our recent Fashion Show they hosted for us.  Thank you for the giant cheque!

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Asda Tokens Rushden

The lovely customers at Asda Rushden put their tokens in our box this summer 2019 and we came away with the highest amount!  Thank you for the £500 donation Asda and huge thank you to Clare your community colleague who made it all possible. 

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Co-op Membership Card Scheme

The Co-op membership scheme has raised £4258 to support the Ron Manning Day and Activity Centre.  We thank the people of Higham Ferrers for supporting the Serve Day Centre.