University of Third Age exhibits work
Creative Lancing and Sompting residents hosted an exhibition of their work from photography to knitted decorations.
Lancing and Sompting U3A held its annual exhibition of work where more than 20 different groups were represented.
Residents attended Lancing Parish Hall on Thursday, March 3, to see the work U3A does and had a chat with interest group co-ordinators to find out how they could become a part of the family.
There was also a raffle with prizes, including a quilted wall hanging, a soft toy and a shoulder bag, all made by members of the sewing group.
All proceeds from the raffle were donated to the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust.
Clubs in the past have included French, sewing, photography, jazz appreciation, and many more.
There is also a book club and the back catalogue includes titles like To Kill a Mocking Bird, Animal Farm and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time.
Outings and events are regularly organised like scenic walks and playing a good game of Scrabble.
The U3A movement is a nationwide organisation which provides life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities for older people.
Retired and semi-retired members come together and learn, not for qualifications but for its own reward – the sheer joy of discovery.
Members share their skills and life experiences – the learners teach and the teachers learn, and there is no distinction between the two.
The U3A is supported by its national organisation, the Third Age Trust.
Chairman of the trust Pam Jones said: “The U3A exists to help you make friends, develop your interests and enjoy yourself.”
Membership is open to retired or semi-retired people only. Those interested in learning more or want to attend the next meeting can call committee chairman on 01903 753195.
For more details, visit www.u3a.org.uk
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