Latest News

On this page you will find the latest 'breaking' news from Redditch U3A, its groups and events, plus the latest news from National Office.

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Doug Richards is not hanging up his running shoes just yet! For 2019, he has set himself a challenge of running 10 races, on four different islands, with a total distance of 100 miles. The first race will be a half marathon on Easter Island in the South Pacific at the beginning of June. This year, Doug will be raising money for International Animal Rescue, who not only save animals from suffering, but also rehabilitate and release them back into the wild and work to protect their precious natural habitats. If you would like to sponsor Doug on his 2019 challenge, you can do so on the link on the right hand side of this page or speak to him at any meeting when he will have sponsorship forms with him.

If you enjoyed reading 'Running Hot & Cold' written by our member, Doug Richards, then the sequel 'Can We Run With You, Grandfather?' is now available in paperback. Copies are priced at £12.99 and are available from bookshops, Amazon or Doug himself, who will bring copies to future Tuesday meetings.

Redditch U3A is part of the wider West Midlands Regional U3A network. We have added a link to their website on the right of this page as some regional activities may be of interest to our members

Are you interested in Country Dancing? Please see the leaflet to the right for a local club that would welcome new members.

David Pattenden has compiled some information providing details of amateur music groups local to Redditch which might accept new members, and therefore be of interest to musically inclined members of Redditch U3A. Click on the link to the right of this page to see this information.

Would you like to start a new interest group for Redditch U3A? The committee have drawn up some helpful advice which you can find via the link on the right (updated Feb 2019).


The RHS offers discounts for U3A groups (10+) wishing to visit their gardens or attend flower shows. See flyer on our notice board or visit

St John’s Ambulance have produced a pocket-sized first aid guide which is available free. It covers 5 common conditions where straightforward first aid could be the difference between a life saved and a life lost. Use the link below: