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CORE was delighted to attend the Pride of Gedling Awards 2019 hosted by Gedling Borough Council at the Civic Centre on 13 March. We had been nominated for the Outstanding Community Project Award sponsored by Gedling Homes. We reached the shortlisted three finalists and, although we didn’t win, we were presented with a framed certificate as runner up. This is particularly exciting and relevant for us as this year CORE celebrates 25 years as a community charity helping to retain and improve the social cohesion and community spirit of a village that still suffers deprivations as a result of the pit closure. Don’t forget we are here to address the needs of the community whether it is helping people into work, supporting local businesses or running activities that relieve loneliness and isolation. Do pop in and see what we can offer you.
In response to requests we are offering three new opportunities for you to get out and about, be with people, exercise your brains/bodies/voices and have some fun! Come and join us for Games, Quizzes and a Cuppa on Monday afternoons 1.30 – 3.30, Bingo and a Brew Wednesdays 1.30 – 3.30. We’d love to see you all on Wednesday, 15 May 2.30 – 3.30 when we will be Singing Along for Fun.
Additionally, we are offering a brand new, full-day Taster, “Exploring Relaxation”, on Thursday, May 23. As we know life today can be very stressful as we try to fulfil many different roles at work and home. Stress can cause sleep problems, bad temper, anxiety, depression, reliance on alcohol, eating disorders and much more. Having the ability to let go, relax and have a bit of “me time” can seem like a luxury. However, this one-day course will give you the techniques to do just that. It will explore and practise various relaxation techniques such as breathing exercises, visualisations, mindfulness, massage and oils, being creative and sleep management. The tutor is very experienced and will adapt the day to learners’ requirements. Armed with these strategies to integrate into your everyday lives you will be amazed at the difference even a few minutes using relaxation techniques can make. You will finish the day feeling good about yourself and with the means to improve your quality of life. Follow on days can be arranged to go into subjects in more depth, depending on the interests of the group.

Whatever your age, concerns or needs, call in to see if our activities and services can help you. We re a community charity set up to respond to current needs.

Parkinson’s Support Group

We were delighted to welcome Adrian and Elizabeth Reddall to the March meeting. They arrived laden down with many interesting items from Adrian’s store of memorabilia all collected over the past 75 years. Some items have some value but most of them were just fascinating curiosities from which we learned a lot of history. There were car and fashion magazines, family letters and personal items.   There were toys and tools and he challenged us to work out what some of the more bizarre items were used for. The largest and strangest of the items was a container made from the skin of a camel’s hump. Unsurprisingly no-one guessed that one correctly!

This was Adrian and Elizabeth’s 3rd visit to O t R during the past 6 years and somehow they have not aged. Chairman Gerry presented them with an orchid as a thank you gift and was pleased they joined us for the buffet lunch. A pub lunch has been arranged at the World’s End, Lowdham for later in the month.

If you would like to know more about this friendly independent group please contact Michael &  Michael on 01636 812399 or email

We meet from 11.00 – 1.00 on the 2nd Saturday of the month at Reach UK, Prebend Passage, Southwell NG25 0JH – Just £1 per person and a plate of food towards the buffet lunch.