Grand Dinner and Auction to raise funds for the Jubilee CentreA fundraising charity dinner and auction will be held in the Town Hall on Saturday March 7 with all profits going to Marlborough’s Jubilee Centre.
Tickets cost £30 and will include canapés, fizz and a three course meal provided by chef Ian Walker. Tables of eight are also available. Music will be provided by DJ Dizzy Twilight.
The meal will be followed by an auction run by David Harrison of Pewsey Auction Rooms. There are items to suit all tastes and pockets. A holiday cottage in Spain, a round of golf, a portrait of your pet, a London flat for the weekend and a meal and overnight stay at the Blunsdon Hotel are just some of the items on offer.
Anne Hancock, Manager of the Jubilee Centre told marlborough.news, “We hope people will come along and support us. We don’t know what the situation will be in the future with regard to funding. Last year we were told that Wiltshire Council would cut our funding by a third. Fortunately, the decision was rescinded. This year we are taking steps to provide for any short fall or future cuts that there might be.”
“We are grateful that we are one of the Mayor’s chosen charities and so have been give the use of the Town Hall for an evening.”
The Jubilee Centre provides a safe, caring and stimulating environment for people over sixty. The centre caters for up to twentyfive members on a Monday, Tuesday and Friday who have been referred by GP’s, local authorities, district nurses, etc. For £10 they are provided with transport, a three course lunch, and a programme of varied activities.
Activities have included poetry readings, singalongs, talks from Wiltshire Wildlife, Age Concern, the Bobby Van Trust.
There are currently spaces for a few more to join.
On Wednesday and Thursday the centre is open to all those aged 60 + on a drop in basis and lunch is provided for £5. Attending the centre can enable people to maintain their independence and help combat rural isolation. It can also enable people to continue live in their own homes.
Anne commented, “There’s an absolute need for the Jubilee Centre in our society. Members tell me that coming to the Jubilee Centre gives their week a structure and they look forward to it. I hope it can continue.”
Tickets for the Grand Dinner and Auction are available from the Jubilee Centre which is open Monday to Friday 7.30 am to 3.30pm. Phone – 01672 513087
To volunteer as a waiter/waitress/helper for the fundraising evening contact Anne on the above number.