We are all looking forward to the promised easing of restrictions from June 21 and we at Hadleigh u3a are planning to celebrate the relaunch of our regular activities with our annual summer party on Monday 12 July at the Guildhall. After that, our monthly speaker meetings will return to our usual venue at the URC in Hadleigh Market Place on the afternoon of the second Monday of each month at 2.30pm. During the Covid-19 period, these were replaced with a Zoom presentation at the same time every month.

Don’t know about the u3a? 
Maybe you’re wondering how to re-engage with people after so long at home. If you are no longer in full-time employment and looking for something interesting to take you out of home and away from daytime television, read on.

Our motto is Learn, Laugh and Live!
Here at Hadleigh u3a we have over 200 members. Now we are about to cast off the shackles of lockdown, we are keener than ever to welcome newcomers. Nationally there are well over 1,000 u3as with over 430,000 members. Founded in 1982, the u3a is a UK-wide collection of locally run groups that provide a wide range of opportunities to come together to learn for fun and enjoy exploring new ideas, skills and activities together. Apart from being friendly and relaxed, it also provides the perfect antidote to the issue of loneliness for anyone who has been left feeling a bit bereft of human company over the past year. There are no age limits and no formal qualifications required or to be gained.

Membership here in Hadleigh is normally £15 for a year (but currently only £12 per year due to reduced activities) and for that you get a monthly open meeting with a professional speaker, with the emphasis on interesting and entertaining subjects, plus the opportunity of joining one of over 20 small special interest groups ranging across a wide variety of interests. Have a look at our website for more information – just google Hadleigh Suffolk u3a.

We also organise theatre trips, days out to lots of places of interest and a Christmas lunch at Hintlesham Hall in December. All these are charged at cost and all the more enjoyable when shared with like-minded people. Members also receive a quarterly national magazine called Third Age Matters, full of interesting articles and news of what other u3a groups are doing around the country.

To find out more, have a look at our website or contact me for an information pack.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Chairman Sue Witham
07770 870405 / suetram@aol.com