New U3A branch for Alfreton area

editorial image

A new branch of the University of the Third Age (U3A) has been launched for Alfreton and district.

Pictured above is Janis Allen, chairman of the newly-formed branch, with Michaela Moody and Liz Wilson of the regional U3A.

More than 40 members joined the Alfreton U3A at the inaugural meeting, and the first eight interest groups were formed, including trips and visits, books, rambling, history, theatre, computers, gardening and lunch club. More groups are planned for the future.

Michaela Moody, U3A East Midlands trustee, and a crack team have been working since the snow melted to form a branch of the U3A in Alfreton.

More new members are expected to join on Thursday 8th August at 2pm at Christ the King Church Hall, Nottingham Road, Alfreton, where the highly acclaimed speaker will be farrier Doug Bradbury.

U3A originated in France in 1973 with aims to stimulate and educate retired members of the community - those in the third ‘age’ of life.

They are encouraged to teach skills to other members that they have accumulated over their lives.

For details on Alfreton’s new branch, phone the secretary for more information on 01773 602147.