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BISHOP BEVERIDGE CLUB NEWS. The next Bingo session will be today, Wednesday, 16 January, starting at 2.30pm.  Cost to visitors is £2.50, members £2, and includes all prizes, a raffle and tea and cake. Friday lunch is this week on 18 January. Our next Traditional Afternoon Tea is on Wednesday, 23 January.  The notice board has the list for booking. Cost is £3.50 for members £4 for visitors.  Starting at 3pm, the menu includes sandwiches, salad, pork pie, with cakes and scones to finish.  Please note that the cost is payable before that date, preferably on booking. Our new ‘Natter & Chatter’ afternoon will be each month on the last Wednesday afternoon starting at 2.30pm.  The first one is on 30 January. Come along and join in the social afternoon, when you can even come along and even play Scrabble if you wish.  This also incorporates our ‘give a book home’. Cost is just £1 and includes tea and cake. On Friday, 8 February we are having a Cheese and Wine Evening in the evening. All catered for as alternatives are available to both cheese and wine, and open to all, not just members.  And we can offer lifts, just ask and we will sort you out.   The cost is £8 and tickets are available from Mike Neale on 412204 or Joyce on 414519.  Details later and look for posters. Booking only. The coach trip program for the year commences on Monday 11 March and is to Pennells Garden Centre.  Other trip dates will be announced in the January Newsletter, out shortly. The visit to the Leicester Curve for the production of War Horse on Wednesday, 9 October.  This is now full, but will those who have booked, please contact Joyce on 414519 to give her your contact details with phone number and address and to confirm that you will be going.  Payment is not due until June. Anyone who would like to keep the Xmas Tree pom-pom images that they made, they are ready for collection in the kitchen.


FREE DROP-IN SESSIONS BARROW UPON SOAR. Come along for help with using tablets, smart phones etc and support with getting online. The service will be available as follows between 9.30am and 11am at the Bishop Beveridge Club on 24 January, 7 & 21 February, 7 & 21 March.  Between 10am and 12pm at the Barrow Parish Council Offices 17 & 31 January 14 & 28 February, 14 & 28 March and between 2pm and 5pm at Barrow Community Library. Every Monday Must be pre-booked On telephone 01509 416356


WHIST DRIVE. The weekly Whist Drive will be on 17 January at the Bishop Beveridge Club starting at 2pm to which everyone is welcome. The cost is £2.50 per person including refreshments and a raffle. We would love to have new players and except for holidays we meet every Thursday afternoon, for further details telephone 01162376979.


RHYME TIME. On Friday, 18 January, Barrow community library has Rhyme Time for 3s and under from 10:30am - 11am £1 donation suggested. Refreshments available.


GET CRAFTY. On Friday, 18 January, Get Crafty at Barrow Community Library from 1:30pm – 3pm. This is a weekly group for knitters, stitchers, crocheteers and other crafters of all ability levels. £1 donation suggested towards library funds. Refreshments available.


JUMBLE SALE. The Clock Club has a jumble sale on Saturday, 19 January from 10am – 11.30am at the Bishop Beveridge club. This is to raise funds for the club. There will be the usual things:- books, CDs, clothes, bricabrac, tombola, refreshments and lovely people to meet. Admission is £1, which gives you a chance to win one of four small prizes. Everyone most welcome.


BARROW WI MEETING FOR JANUARY. This evening, we welcomed Peter Blount and his two colleagues who are volunteers for the Wolds First Responders. They attend appropriate medical emergencies in their community, dispatched by East Midlands Emergency Operations Centre. First Responders have a better chance of providing immediate help in rural areas before the paramedics arrive. They are trained by East Midlands Ambulance Service in life-saving skills. Tonight, they would be demonstrating CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and how to use a Defibrillator. We should all learn CPR because minutes matter in an emergency and it gives the patient a better chance of survival. The emergency call would be catagorised with the first question being - "is the patient breathing"? You may be the first person on the scene so you have to assess if the area is safe. Whilst going through further questions, appropriate emergency services will be sent depending on the situation. If you feel the person cannot communicate and is not breathing, lie them on a hard surface, make sure their airway is clear, tilt their head back, pinch the nose, open the mouth and apply 2 breaths, followed by 30 hand compressions on the chest between the nipples, using your body strength, continuing until the person wakes or help arrives. This will keep blood flowing to the brain. Peter and his colleagues demonstrated this with the use of dummies which we later used to show the CPR skills we had learned.  Most areas now have access to a Defibrillator (old telephone boxes are often used). In a medical emergency, after dialling 999 and applying CPR a defibrillator can be used if available and the person is still unresponsive. The machine will give visual and verbal instructions. Upper clothing has to be removed and one sticky pad from the machine is pressed on the left just below the shoulder, the other on the right just above the waist area. This will promote an electric shock so you need to stand back. The machine will analyse the patients heart rhythm and will instruct you on any further CPR. You never know when you will find yourself in a situation when you will need this knowledge and I am sure many of us are now feeling more confident than before the First Responders came to visit our WI. We thanked Peter and his colleagues and applaud the great work they do. Next months meeting is on the 13 February 2019 at the Conservative Club at 7.30pm when Claire Williamson will be showing us some "Stained Glass".

BOOK SALE. Barrow Community Library has a 10p Book sale throughout January.

CENTRE STAGE PRODUCTION “FORGET ME NOT“ THE ALZHEIMER’S WHODUNNIT. The 'seriously funny’ (Sunday Mirror) Leicester-based comic, poet and psychiatric nurse Rob Gee strikes storytelling gold with his smart, dark and very witty comedy-theatre crime show set on a dementia ward. Jim's wife has died from what appears to be natural causes. Jim is a retired police detective and he smells a rat. He's determined to solve one last murder. The problem is he also has dementia. It's a case worthy of the greatest detective mind. But his will have to do. By turns hilarious comedy and thought-provoking drama, this is a one-man triumph; part social commentary, part black comedy, part Cluedo and 100% entertaining. While Rob is now a full-time writer he was previously a registered psychiatric nurse. The NHS (including the Leicestershire NHS) is now using the show to help train healthcare staff in the area of compassion and ethics. So Rob has achieved the rare feat of combining serious and upsetting subject matter with comedy and great skill, producing a highly entertaining piece of theatre. Rob says: “For everyone who says, “I don't want to see this, my dad had Alzheimer's”, you tend to have two others saying “I really want to see this, my dad had Alzheimer's.” And all of them are talking about it.” The show will take place on Friday, January 25 starting at 7.30pm in Humphrey Perkins Community Centre, Cotes Road, Barrow upon Soar, LE12 8JA. Tickets are available by Paypal or card from or, from Barrow’s Flower Shop or the library.  Bought in advance, full price costs £10, concessions £9 and students in full time education £5. If you buy on the door they cost another £1 per ticket. There will be a full bar, easy disabled facilities and plenty of parking.

BARROW BOOK CLUB. The Book Club is meeting at the Hunting Lodge on Monday, 28 January at 7pm, this months book is A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara.


MONDAY MOVIE. The next Monday Movie this month is on 28 January, at the Bishop Beveridge Club and will be ‘The Leisure Seeker’ and not ‘That Good Night’ as previously advertised.  Starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland the runaway couple go on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker.  Starting at 2pm prompt, the doors open at 1.30pm.  Cost is £4 for members and £4.50 for visitors.  Price includes tea and cake afterwards.


CHEESE AND WINE EVENING. The Bishop Beveridge Club are holding a Cheese and Wine Evening in the evening on Friday, 8 February. All catered for as alternatives are available to both cheese and wine.  This is open to non-members who will be most welcome.  We can offer lifts, just ask and we will sort you out.   The cost is £8 and tickets are available from Mike Neale on 412204 or Joyce on 414519.  Details later and look for posters. Booking only.





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Last Updated. 13-January-2019 By Jane