Group helps stave off the winter blues at Stay Well event

Members of Wooler U3A were delighted when the group was invited to participate in the Stay Well and Have Fun event at the Cheviot Centre in Wooler.

Thursday, 12th January 2017, 8:00 am

An amazing range of organisations were contacted by Co-ordinating for Age Glendale and Ageing Well Northumberland to join the event, which encouraged older people to stay active, safe and well this winter.

Roddam WI was on hand to provide a free soup and roll lunch.

From Wooler U3A, Sue Welch, from the Gardening Group, had people planting and taking away anemone corms.

Jean French, from the Craft Group, had people creating and taking away parchment notelets.

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And Kelvin Rushworth wore a colourful, hand-embroidered wedding coat from Bukhara in Uzbekistan to help publicise the varied programme of guest speakers the group has at its monthly meetings.

For further information about the majority of activities organised by Wooler U3A, go to the website

Alternatively, you can send general queries to Kelvin Rushworth by email to or telephone 01890 882853.