Hayling Island u3a - November notices

This note includes:

  • Lawn bowls
  • AAA testing
  • National kindertransport day
  • Land Registry fraud alert

Lawn bowls

Starting in January we will have a lawn bowls slot at the Hayling Bowls Club on Monday evenings. This slot is for u3a members who have played before (as there will be no coaching) and will start at 6.45 for 2 hours under the new flood lights. We need to have a minimum of 8 people attending each week. If you have not registered an interest before and you'd like to join this new session, then please contact me.

AAA testing

Some of you will know that HIU3A member Tricia Farnham suffered an Abdominal Aortic Aneurism a while back. It was a traumatic time for both her and husband Bill, and she was fortunate to survive.

All men (yes, just the men) aged 65 or over are entitled to participate, without charge, in the the NHS AAA screening program, which involves a non-invasive ultrasound scan.

It seems, however, not everyone who is eligible gets invited. Bill has explored how to get into the programme and he used the process described here to get his scan appointment. Maybe you, or someone you know, should too.

National kindertransport day

u3a Event Online - Thursday 2nd December, 10.30 to 3 pm.

Steve Williams, of Arun East u3a, will be delivering his engaging and informative presentation which gives context to the events of 1939. Steve will present some of the key people, many with a u3a connection, involved in rescuing 10,000 children from the threats of Nazi occupation. He will also be introducing some important figures who are less well known. After a break, Dame Esther Rantzen will be talking to u3a members whose lives were saved and transformed by the Kindertransport migration. Hear about their different experiences, from those who lived through it, from the next generation ensuring their family's remarkable past is not forgotten, and from the British hosts, who have grown up with Kindertransport foster siblings.

Registration is a must so please book your place at u3a.org.uk/events/educational-events. You will be able to attend all or part of the event if you register before-hand.

Land Registry fraud alert

It has been brought to our attention that there has been a rise in fraudulent transactions at the Land Registry. It appears that fraudsters have been selling vacant property without the owners being aware. To be notified of any unlawful conveyancing/transactions on your property, home owners are recommended to sign up to the Land Registry Property Alert Service at www.gov.uk/guidance/property-alert.

Julie Taylor
Chair, Hayling Island u3a