Centre News Update – November 2016

As we approach the end of another busy year, everyone at the Edlington Hilltop Centre would like to wish all of our centre users and supporters all the best for Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

We would also like to extend a huge thank you to all of those who came along to support the combined cadets’ forces on 13th November for the Remembrance Day Parade organised this year in partnership with Edlington Town Council, Edlington Youth Direction and Edlington Hilltop Centre.

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The community turned out on mass to support the young people of the cadets’ forces this year and it certainly was a day to remember.

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The Deputy Lieutenant of South Yorkshire and the Mayor of Edlington with the Edlington Remembrance Cadet Force 2016 – South Yorkshire Police Cadets

Congratulations must go to the South Yorkshire Police Cadets who won the best dressed cadet force, becoming Edlington Remembrance Cadet Force 2016 and also to Army Cadet Daniel Belton who won the best dressed Cadet award becoming Edlington Remembrance Cadet 2016.

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The Deputy Lieutenant of South Yorkshire and the Mayor of Edlington with the Edlington Remembrance Cadet 2016 – Army Cadet Daniel Belton of the ACF C Company Army Cadet Force of Scarborough Barack’s

Check out our live video’s and picture gallery of the event below.

Visit our Remembrance Day Picture Gallery

Watch the Remembrance Parade Marching to the Edlington Cenotaph

Watch the Remembrance Parade Returning to the Edlington Hilltop Centre

Community Volunteer Scheme

We still have a wide variety of roles within the Centre and across our projects for people to gain valuable work experience and qualifications.

We are also currently recruiting for numerous positions at our local primary and secondary schools to offer local residents the opportunity of a wide and varied work experience to build CV’s and the prospects of everyone in the local community. 

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If you have some spare time on your hands or maybe you’re between jobs, then you are very welcome to contact our Volunteer Support Officer Rob Smedley to talk about the options available and to see what would be right for you.  Contact us on 01709 863268 for more information.

Helping Hands Charity Shop

The Helping Hands Charity Shop is currently gearing up for Christmas and we have a large variety of stocking fillers and winter clothing available.  We also have a Christmas Raffle and Tombola underway so don’t forget to call in to buy your tickets, we have some great prizes available this year.

Helping Hands Christmas Tombola

If you have any items that you can donate to the shop, this will be gratefully received and then be put to good use to help people right here in our community, but we are particularly short of men’s clothing at the moment.  We can accept clothes, shoes, toys, books, towels, bedding, children’s clothes, brick a brak, ornaments, and cutlery in fact almost all household items, except large items of furniture or underwear.

Cash Bingo Sessions

Cash Bingo takes place every Tuesday evening at 6pm for a 6:30pm start.  Tickets are priced at £8 for 12 games of 6, £6 for 12 games of 4 or £4 for 12 games of 2.

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Don’t forget we are now providing a warm meal during the winter months for just £1 per person.

Stop Smoking Sessions

Come along any Monday evening between 5pm and 7pm to see our very own stop smoking team headed up by Liam.  If your new years resolution is to stop smoking then now is the time to make a start to be in with the best chance of success.

You will receive FREE nicotine replacement products to help you quit and all the support you need to stay smoke free.  No appointment is necessary.

Courses

Register now for Customer Services, Health & Safety, Emergency First Aid, Pre-Tenancy, Horticulture, Certificate in Teaching and Learning, Food Hygiene, ICT and Child Care Qualifications, which are coming up after September.

We are also taking names for Maths & English functional skills which will be delivered here at the centre by Doncaster College.  Daytime, afternoon and evening classes will be available and the qualifications are free.

FREE Maths and English Qualifications

Places are going fast and are limited to 10 per group.  Call 01709 863268 now to secure your place.

Gamers Club – X-Box and Playstation

If you are a dedicated gamer and would like to join in with our new club, playing retro games on both consoles then please contact us on 01709 863268 and ask for Ben Bonser.

Community Lifeline/Befriending Scheme

Now that we are firmly into the autumn and approaching the winter months, our Community Lifeline is more important than ever.  We can make calls either daily or weekly to people in the community, who simply need to hear a friendly voice to talk about their day.

We make sure that they are receiving all the help and support that they are entitled to.  If you know someone who would benefit from a new “telephone friend” then this service is for them.  Just call 01709 863268 and speak to Maria who looks after this service.

Early Help and Benefits Advice Service

If you need help, advice or support with local problem, applying for new benefits, tribunal for appeals or simply want to check your entitlement to benefits then we can help and support you.  We have helped numerous local residents to claim benefits for the first time including PIP, Child and Working Tax Credits, Housing Benefits, DLA, ESA and Job Seekers.

Call Gary our Benefits Advice Volunteer on 01709 863268 for help and advice today.

EYD Allsort’s Kids Clubs & GCSE Revision Club

The Edlington Youth Direction Allsort’s Kids Club, run every Tuesday after school between 3:15pm and 5:30pm with computer games and enhanced activities all with an educational and fun aim like face painting, arts & crafts and other activities.  All for £2.00 with a delux snack and carton of pop, under the supervision of fully trained and DBS checked volunteers.

EYD GCSE Revision Club

Also every Tuesday evening between 6:30pm and 8:30pm the team run a very popular GCSE Revision Club which is free for all those who wish to attend.  The session is aimed at helping Year 10 & 11 students to revise efficiently and fully supported by A+ grade A Level Students. 

Community Health Project & the Martinwells Centre Patient Participation Group

Our Community Health Champions have been helping local residents who are patients at the Edlington GP Practice and the Nayar GP Practice with accessing local support networks and self-help services this month.

FLU Jabs:  It’s that time of year again and we would encourage you to get booked in early to avoid the winter rush, also young children can also be vaccinated with a simple nasal spray.  Just Call Dr Nayar’s Surgery on 01709 444044 or Edlington Practice on 01709 444004.

Missed Appointments:  Don’t forget to give at least 48 hours’ notice if you can should you not be able to make your appointment so that another patient can be given the opportunity to see the Doctor/Nurse.

Bowel Screening Service:  Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK. If it’s detected at an early stage, before symptoms appear, it’s easier to treat and there’s a better chance of surviving it.

People within our community receive a discreet envelope to be able to take the test in the privacy of their own homes, but very few people actually take the time to send them back.  We would urge anyone who receives the test pack to send them back or to speak to their GP practice if there are any concerns.

Mammograms:  About one in eight women in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. There’s a good chance of recovery if it’s detected in its early stages.  The screening uses an X-ray test called a mammogram that can spot cancers when they are too small to see or feel.

Again many female residents in our community opt not to take this free test and again we would urge anyone who receives a mammogram letter to speak to their GP practice if there are any concerns.

Call Dr Nayar’s Surgery on 01709 444044 or Edlington Practice on 01709 444004 for more information today.

Social Prescribing: Working with a range of third sector organisations all our patients can be given onward referrals for free services.  Get in touch in Surgery or call 01709 863268 to access these free services.

Become a Member of our Panel:  Pick up a membership form from your practice or the Hilltop Centre today.

Contact Your Panel:  Please feel free to contact Robert Reid (Chair), Pam Chambers (Vice Chair) or Leigh Calladine (Secretary) on 01709 863268 to discuss the panel or your experiences at the practices.

Activities, Groups and Classes

Tai Chi every Thursday between 10am and 12noon, just £5 per session.

Water Colour Art Class every Tuesday Evening between 7pm and 9pm, just £3 per session.

Oil Painting Art Class every Friday between 1pm and 3pm, Just £3 per session.

Knit and Natter every Friday morning between 9:30am and 12:30pm.

EYD Allsort’s Kids Club every Tuesday between 3:15pm and 5:30pm.

EYD GCSE Revision Club every Tuesday evening between 6:30pm and 8:30pm.

Cash Bingo every Tuesday evening between 6:00pm and 8:30pm.

Quilting Class every Monday between 10am and 12pm.

Upcycling and Sewing Club every Wednesday afternoon between 1pm and 3pm.

Altogether 4 Autism every Wednesday and Friday between 10am and 4pm.  Check with centre staff for changes in times before attending centre on 01709 863268.

Doncaster in Bloom Awards Evening

We are delighted to announce that the Edlington Hilltop Centre was invited to the Doncaster in Bloom 2016  Awards Evening on 19th October at the Mansion House in Doncaster.  In total we were received 5 awards at Silver Gilt and Silver Standard, which is a brilliant achievement considering this was our first ever Doncaster in Bloom competition.

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Following a year of activity with our Sponsor Keepmoat Homes, we developed the “Keepmoat Community Allotment and Sensory Garden” here at the Edlington Hilltop Centre turning a large piece of unloved land into a stunning and productive space that supports the health and well being of people right here in our community.

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Click this link to see a video of the Community Allotment over time.

Including a Toddler Sanctuary for Buttons Day Nursery and a raised bed area for the elderly, right through to a sensory garden for those recovering from stroke’s and those living with dementia, the allotment caters for everyone in the area.  Best of all it helps to provide fresh fruit and vegetables for those who dedicate their time to help plant and maintain all of the variety of crops we have grown.

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The most amazing thing of all is that this project was painstakingly and lovingly created by over 300+ volunteers and staff from the Hilltop Centre and supported by many local residents who donated seeds and materials for the project.

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We also received donations from the Warmsworth & Edlington Lions Club, Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council 106 Fund and Co-op Funeral Services Edlington.

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Remembrance Day Picture & Video Gallery

We would like to extend a huge vote of thanks to everyone who came along to support the Cadets’ Forces on Sunday 13th November for the Remembrance Parade and Cadet Forces Event.  We had over 500+ young people, parents and carers, community representatives and local residents in centre for most of the day.  The young people did the community of Edlington very proud.

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Edlington Remembrance Cadet Force 2016 – South Yorkshire Police Cadets

Congratulations go to the South Yorkshire Police Cadets who won the best dressed force sheild becoming “Edlington Remembrance Cadet Force 2016″ and Cadet Daniel Belton of the ACF “C” Company Army Cadets won the best dressed cadet becoming “Edlington Remembrance Cadet 2016.”

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Edlington Remembrance Cadet 2016 – Army Cadet Force Cpl Daniel Belton

The Cadets’ Forces Involved were:  The Army Cadet Force C Company Scarborough Barracks, St John Ambulance Cadets & Badgers Edlington Division, South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Young Fire Fighters and South Yorkshire Police Cadet Force.

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St John Ambulance Badgers, Cadets & Adults, Edlington Division

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Army Cadet Force “C” Company Detachment of Scarborough Barack’s, Balby

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South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Young Firefighters, Edlington Fire Station

Also we would like to say a huge thank you to the Deputy Lieutenant of South Yorkshire, Mr Christopher Jewitt, for attending the event to represent Her Majesty The Queen, The Mayor of Edlington Councillor Joan Briggs and members of Edlington Town Council, DMBC Councillor Phil Cole, the Staff and Volunteers of both Edlington Youth Direction and Edlington Hilltop Centre, the Chesterfield Chevrons Marching Band and members of the Community who all turned out in force to remember our fallen heroes and to support the young people of the cadet forces.  Also a very special mention must go to Miss Ashwood, just 11 years old of year 7 at Sir Thomas Wharton Community College, Edlington who played the Last Post at the Cenotaph Gardens.

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The Chesterfield Chevrons World Champion UKFJB Marching Band 2016 on Parade

Deputy Leiutenant Mr Jewitt and Edlington Town Mayor Mrs Briggs

Deputy Leiutenant Mr Jewitt and Edlington Town Mayor Mrs Briggs

Deputy Lieutenant of South Yorkshire at Edlington Cenotaph

Deputy Lieutenant of South Yorkshire Mr Jewitt Lays a Wreath on Behalf of Her Majesty The Queen.

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11 years old, Miss Ashwood of Year 7, Sir Thomas Wharton Community College, Edlington plays the Last Post at Edlington Cenotaph

Veteran Paratrooper Tommy McMahon Lays his Wreath to Fallen Comrades

Veteran Paratrooper Tommy McMahon Lays a Wreath for his Fallen Comrades during the 2nd World War

Check out our live video’s and picture gallery of the event below.

Watch the Remembrance Parade Marching to the Edlington Cenotaph

Watch the Remembrance Parade Returning to the Edlington Hilltop Centre

Remembrance Parade and Armistice Service

We are extremely proud that this years Remembrance Service Parade will begin here at the Edlington Hilltop Centre.  The combined Cadet Forces will be marching with the current “World Champion Band the Chesterfield Chevrons” in the presence of a Deputy Lieutenant representing Her Majesty The Queen.  After the Parade returns to the Hilltop Centre the Combined Cadets will Muster for an inspection by the Mayor of Edlington Councillor Joan Briggs, before drilling and demonstrating what being a cadet can offer young people.

For those who can’t leave their homes or are away abroad, you can support the Parade by watching our live video on Facebook from approximately 10:00am.

Mole-R Remembers

We have worked in a true community partnership with Edlington Town Council and Edlington Youth Direction to provide youth related activities to set this years Remembrance Service apart and gear it up for the future.

We have the current UKFJB World Champion Band, The Chesterfield Chevrons leading our parade and all done in the presence of a Deputy Lieutenant Mr Jowitt. who is here to represent Her Majesty The Queen.  The Combined Cadets Forces (Army Cadets, St John Ambulance Cadets, Fire Cadets and the Police Cadets) will also join the parade with a number of local community groups and the Hilltop Centre Community Volunteers.

Video of the Chesterfield Chevrons Competing Recently

We hope you can join us to support the young people along the parade route and at the Cenotaph Gardens and the again afterwards at the Hilltop Centre. We also hope you enjoy the gallery attached.