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Want to know more about the CORE Centre?
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Sam Round’s Experience

My first experience with The CORE Centre was quite a few years ago now – I was trying to juggle an evening job, 2 children and a hubby! I was desperate to get back into working during the day but didn’t really have the relevant skills. This is where CORE first came to my rescue!! They were offering a range of IT and word processing courses. Terri (who manages the centre) was so friendly and welcoming – she really helped to build my confidence and gave me the opportunity to feel part of the real world again!!

Fairly recently I’ve found myself looking for a new job and called on the team at The CORE Centre for help again, this time with their Job Club. This is when I met Tim Cusworth, who helped me to refresh my existing CV, prepare for interviews and search for work.

CORE offers so much to a variety of people in the village but we really have to support it to keep it going. Please have a look at their website HERE or their video HERE and see what’s available, or phone or call in in person.

Maybe you have ideas for future courses or could spare a few hours a week to help out by volunteering? CORE relies heavily on volunteers from dedicated course leaders, to admin officers, research assistants and general support with day to day activities like photocopying and general information. Pop in for a coffee, a look round and a chat; I’m sure you will be made very welcome!!!

Parkinson’s Support Group

Bryan and Christine Pigney from Southwell met the members for the first time at the April meeting and enjoyed themselves so much they became members straight away. Sandra teased Danny Webb about losing his ‘newest member’ status after a mere 9 weeks.  He grinned and said he never felt ‘new’ anyway since she roped him into doing tasks within minutes of arriving at his first meeting. 

Bryan, Christine and Danny enjoyed their first exercise session with the Group’s Physiotherapist Annabel Kingsbury. She explained how to help their bodies fight against difficulties with posture and improve mobility by doing gentle, but regular, exercising. They will get to try Annabels Relaxation session later in the year.

Ten members attended a lunch at the World’s End Pub organised by member Stella Bentley.  OtR has members from a wide area of Nottinghamshire so it is interesting when a member choses a venue near their home which is often unknown to the others.

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.