Cam, Dursley & District

Members on their own (MOTO)

In the spring of 2019 we started a new group for U3A members who are on their own and want to join with others for get togethers and events. U3A MOTO groups throughout the UK offer a "helping hand" to U3A members who find themselves alone.

As the name suggests this interest group is for members who are on their own, for whatever reason.

The list of activities is chosen by the group and may include outings, meals, concerts, coffee etc. More ideas are always welcome.

The group leader is Elaine Harrison who can be contacted via the Bluebird.

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Sunday Lunch, Parsonage53, 24th March 2024
A group of eleven MOTO members met for Sunday lunch at Parsonage53. We were given a large table in a quiet corner and the conversation flowed easily. It was felt that Sunday lunch was the one meal we were least likely to have when living alone, so the idea was well received and will probably be repeated in future.

Christmas Quiz, Methodist Chapel, 21st December 2023.
MOTO members fielded two teams with varying degrees of success! We may not have troubled the winners, but we all enjoyed ourselves and the refreshments of mulled wine and mince pies.

Coffee and Chat, Belle's Kitchen and Orchard Cafe, 12th and 13th December 2023
It's difficult to find dates and times that suit everyone, but with a casual coffee morning numbers don't matter. It was lovely to meet those who did make it.

Poppy Concert, Chantry Centre, 28th October 2023.
Several MOTO members attended the concert featuring the local band and choir. The rousing final singalong of Land of Hope and Glory was really moving.

Coffee and Chat, Orchard Cafe, 16th August 2023.
Several members enjoyed the company, coffee, cake and chat.

The Mousetrap, Bristol Hippodrome, 26th July 2023
Despite the torrential downpour Applegates' Coaches safely took eleven MOTO members to the matinee of The Mousetrap. The driver dropped and collected us right at the front entrance, which given the atrocious weather, was a godsend. Everyone enjoyed the play (no spoilers here) and our allocated seats were excellent. Many thanks to Applegates' staff, especially the driver!

The Film Orchestra, Chantry Centre, 11th June 2023.
Several local Film Orchestras came together to play "Music from the Films" and gave an outstanding performance, which several of our members thoroughly enjoyed.

Magazine Memories, Methodist Chapel, 15th March 2023.
Ann Scott kindly brought along her extensive collection of magazines from the 1950s to the Methodist Chapel. Browsing through these magazines evoked many memories and a lively session of reminiscences followed. The advertisements provoked much laughter and surprise that some products have hardly changed over the years.

Coffee and Chat, Garden Cafe, 14th December 2022
Despite freezing weather and icy pavements, ten MOTO members turned out for coffee and a chat. Mercifully everyone had a good time and got home safely.

Coffee Morning, Methodist Chapel, 5th July 2022.
Fourteen of us gathered on the decking outside the Methodist Church to chat, drink coffee and eat cake. What more could you ask for? We were lucky with the weather and had a happy two hours chewing the fat. Thanks must go to Pam for organising it and providing home baked cakes.

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