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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Dec 13

The ‘YOMP’ Fund Raising Walk for the Royal Star and Garter Home May 2014

You may be aware The Royal Star & Garter Homes have moved to Surbiton from Richmond Hill. The ‘Yomp’ is a fund raising event for the charity of 6 or 15 miles on May 11th 2014.
The route will take in many local landmarks of Richmond park, Wimbledon common and the towpath and aims to provide an all day activity for familes, friends and all ages.

Below would be someting suitable to send to members:
Family fun day out for all ages commemorating, remembering and raising funds for The Royal Star & Garter Homes who have moved to new premises in Surbiton. This is presently Richmonds only WW1 centenary event for 2014.

The Royal Star & Garter Homes was established in 1916 to care for the severely disabled young men returning from the battlegrounds of the First World War. Today we provide brilliant care to the whole military family in our friendly, modern and comfortable homes.

There are 6 mile and 15 mile options. The 6 mile is largely flat and takes in the river towpath and the history of Ham and Petersham.

The 15 mile takes in Richmond park, Wimbledon common and towpath (with a couple of short cut cheats if required!). Notable landmarks are included along the way with plenty of pitstops, refreshments and support.

All entrants receive an event t-shirt.


Dec 09

U3A Fun Video Clips

You may have heard from people who went to the Dec Christmas meeting about some “funny” video clips. ¬†These were produced by Barnsley U3A and were also shown with great success at the U3A National AGM this year.The links are below for you to enjoy them either for the first time or as a repeat.

Olympic Synchronised Swimming – U3A

Barnsley U3A Anthem

Dec 03

Brain Exploration – King’s College, looking for Research Volunteers

Are you interested in taking part in a pioneering study to explore the geography of the brain and to map this to the way we think, communicate, use our memories and make decisions?


We are looking for healthy volunteers over the age of 60, with no history of neurological or psychiatric disorder.

£50 will be provided to compensate for the time taken for being involved in the study.

The study involves two scans, a small blood sample and some cognitive testing. All travel expenses will be reimbursed.

For more information, e-mail us or call us on 07534 656 301 This study is being conducted at the Institute of Psychiatry, Denmark Hill.

As a volunteer, you are not obliged to respond to this poster, if you decide to take part in the study, you may withdraw at any time .

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