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SERVE Goes Dancing 2020

Appeal for Contestants to be our Celebrities

Have you ever wanted to learn to ballroom dance?  Now's your chance!


We are appealing for dancers to join the professionals in this year's SERVE Goes Dancing.  No experience is necessary, you'll get free dance lessons, raise money for a local charity and make friends for life!


If you'd like to join the fun contact Jenny on 07738 190756 or at cso@serve.org.uk, or contact the office in the usual way.

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Fundraising Event!

Swim for SERVE 2020

Join in with our sponsored swim to raise money for SERVE's Community Transport Scheme - and get fit at the same time!


The event takes place from 18th March to 1st April at Splash Pool, Station Road, Rushden.  You can swim any of the available Swim for Serve sessions and record your lengths - anything from 2 to 200, it all adds up!


If you would like any more information or a registration pack please contact Jenny Standen at cso@serve.org.uk, or use the link above.


You can sponsor us through www.justgiving.com/campaign/swimforserve2020.

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New Class - Chair-based Yoga

Our new gentle exercise group is underway!  Chair-based yoga takes place at Oundle Bowling Club on Tuesdays from 10:00 to 11:00.


Come along and learn breathing techniques, postures, balance, stress-reduction, relaxation and meditation techniques.


Chair-based yoga will help to develop body and breath awareness.  This can improve health, wellbeing, balance and harmony; quietening the overactive mind and reducing stress.


Classes are just £4 per person, and transport is available if required.  Please contact us to find out more.

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Valentine's Dance

SERVE held a Valentine's Day Dance with our friends at Laura's Dance School on Friday 14th February.  A great night was had by all, enjoying dancing, food, the raffle and a bar.


Thanks to everyone who came, and who donated prizes, buffet food and the all-important cakes!


We raised £306 to be split between SERVE and Laura's Dance School.

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New Class - Short Mat Bowls

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 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.

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Day Centre Open Day

The Ron Manning Day and Activity Centre held a successful open day on January 23rd.  


Members of the public were invited to come and visit our day centre, offering them the chance to socialise, enjoy a home cooked meal and take part in lots of different activities, all in a warm friendly environment.


SERVE's Wellbeing Manager Gemma Hager said “we have been overwhelmed with the support from the community on the opening day, we have had more older people wanting to attend the centre because they realise the benefits of what is on offer. Thank you to everyone who supported the event”.


The day raised enough money to provide the centre with a brand new book case for our reading library, where beneficiaries have access to books that can be taken home and returned and exchanged at their leisure.


The Day Centre is still accepting new customers, if you would like to know more please get in touch.

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Welcome Bernard!

Visitors to our day centre open day were the first to see our newly-funded minibus!  This much-needed addition to the fleet will play an important part in our continued fight against social isolation for the residents of East-Northamptonshire.


The new bus has been nicknamed Bernard in honour of our late trustee Bernard Coker.

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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.