u3a Day 2021


- what a scorcher! The weather smiled on the first National u3a Day on 2nd June and, with a full programme of events, all the effort paid off.

Chair Gill writes:

"I wanted to write and thank you all, and your friends, family, colleagues and group members and all the people who made our U3A day go so well today. It was a tremendous achievement to have so many activities running through the day; it was complicated, took a lot of co-ordination and hard work, by Lesley in particular, and everyone else working together with her over many months.

Please pass on thanks to everyone who was involved, it was a great achievement!

Anyone starting to think about what the U3A Day might look like next year....?"

The day was kicked off by Aileen Brewis, Lord Lieutenant for Wigtown, and included the Readathon in McGuffie Park and litter picks at Waterloo Terrace and Rigg Bay, plus online sessions from the Exploring Literature and Beginners French groups, a talk by Robert McQuistan, and two coffee and chat sessions, and the day was brought to a close by a virtual wine tasting. During the lead up there were leaflet drops and window displays, including a rolling slide show at Number 11, featuring the u3a's eye-catching yellow and blue branding. The aim was to publicise the u3a both locally and nationally and we hope that the day will have attracted some new members over the coming months.

The collection for the Relay for Life (Cancer Research UK) at the Readathon raised over £55.

Our thanks go to the Killgallioch Windfarm Trust for funding, and to Scottish Regional u3a and the Wigtown Book Festival Company for their support.

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