Epperstone Sports and Leisure Club
The club aims to provide a sports and social environment which encourages both adult and junior sport participation with opportunities for coaching and competitive activities.
It is an LTA affiliated tennis club with two grass artificial tennis courts which convert easily into a large 5-a-side football pitch - ideal for training and matches.
The courts have a floodlighting system which enables sports activities 365 days a year.
Whatever your level,you are welcome... come along and join in.
For further information visit our website.
Since last month’s AGM we have welcomed 3 new members to our 11 strong Committee. Susan Hannington takes on the role of President, with Natalie Hubbard as Vice-President. Karen Jeffrey becomes Secretary, and Ana Faulkner is the Minutes Secretary. Judy Elliott remains as our Treasurer.
At our April meeting Jayne Owens came to talk to us about the work of the British Red Cross. Jayne is a fundraiser for the Lincs, Derbys, Notts area of the Red Cross. Apparently volunteers learn how to say “don’t shoot me” in 350 languages!
As a neutral, humanitarian organisation the Red Cross operates worldwide ( with the exception of Bhutan and N. Korea) within the rules of the Geneva Convention. The organisation has a team of 4,000 staff and 20,000 volunteers giving support to people in disaster areas by providing shelter, water and sanitation.
Volunteers undertake 3 weeks of training which can include learning to deal with hostage-taking and negotiation. They must show impartiality in order to gain trust and access to all areas. The Red Cross also run 12 week internships which train candidates to work in humanitarian aid.
The British Red Cross responds to emergencies here in the UK by providing clothing, food, and accommodation. They were able to give support locally at the recent house fire in Collingham. They give aid in flood situations, and have cycle responders with defibrillators in city centres. Volunteers transport patients to and from hospital, help people to remain at home until a care plan is put in place, and lend equipment such as wheelchairs to aid recovery. First Aid education is offered in schools and in the workplace.
Serious fund-raising efforts are needed to provide all this humanitarian assistance. Out of all the funds raised 70% is used here in the UK, with 30% used internationally. Money is raised through Red Cross shops, the Red Cross Bus, fashion shows,cake sales, open gardens, and lots of collections in their Appeal Week in May. They do provide vital services and thoroughly deserve to be well supported.
Our next meeting is the Resolutions Meeting on Tuesday 14 May at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.
Visitors are very welcome.
Monday afternoon from 2-4pm in the Village Hall.
Everyone is welcome, whatever your craft, just turn up . Bring your own handiwork to work on while you chat and enjoy a cup of tea and a biscuit.
The charge is £1.50 to cover the cost of the hall.
Epperstone Summer Festival 2019
Provisional Date June 16th
There will be a meeting on Feb 28th at 7.30 in the Village Hall. All Welcome.