Charlbury Community Centre is a not-for-profit organisation, which relies on income from renting out its space and from fundraising, grants and donations. In order to be open as long as possible and offer as many services as possible we rely on some volunteer work. If you can offer anything from manning the counter for a few hours a week to offering training sessions, helping with youth clubs, chatting to elderly people etc we would be delighted to hear from you. email@example.com
The library is also partly staffed by volunteers and extra people to go on this rota just once or twice a month, would be very welcome. Please contact Rosalind Scott if you may be able to help: Rosalind.firstname.lastname@example.org, or for further details follow the links on the library page.
In order to meet our running costs and to keep our prices as low as possible, we will also have to continue to do some fundraising in the community. For example we run a monthly quiz night (on the fourth Wednesday of every month) and we like to have a different quiz master each time. If you can help with this or other fundraising please contact Tanya at this email address: email@example.com
Regular donations are especially valuable to us, so we have set up a “Friends of Charlbury Community Centre” scheme. Regular donors will be entitled to have their name on a list of donors on the display screen in the lobby. Please click here to find out how to donate.
If you would like make a one-off donation to the Charlbury Community Centre, you can do so through Golden Giving. We are very grateful for any support however large or small.
Do you enjoy a game of Scrabble? Would you like some new people to play with? We have an afternoon once a month where people can come and play. The next session is on Tuesday 12th Nov 2.30-5pm. Cost only £2. In the meantime there are two Scrabble sets at the Centre, which you can use at any time for a game with friends.
Congratulations to Anna Cherry, who recently won gold medal in the English Open Pickleball championships in Nottingham, over 50s category - (though dare I say she could have been entered in a higher age group!) Anna said: "This win was only possible because [a] Charlbury Community Centre was built, [b] Vijay started the Pickleball sessions and [c] many people give their time to help run the centre!" Like most of us she had never heard of Pickleball a couple of years ago, but it's a great game for people of all abilities and ages. If you fancy giving it a go, find out more here. We are very proud of our champion!
There will be a series of 3 talks on Tuesdays 22 & 29th Oct and 5th Nov 2-4pm by Juliet Heslewood entitled "Gauguin - An Adventurous Life". Click here for more details. These talks were very popular last year. Don't miss them!
The gym now opens at 8.30am, rather than 9am on weekdays. The rest of the centre won't be open until 9am. Remember also that on Wednesday mornings there is a class in the gym between 9 and10am, so it's best to avoid that time. Weekend opening remains 9am-1pm. Thanks to our staff (espeically Jenny and Jason) for getting in extra early to do this - it takes quite a while to get the gym set up.
We'd love to reunite you with your possessions! Most items will be kept for 14 days. Valuables such as watches, jewellery and expensive sports equipment will be kept for 28 days. Each Wednesday between 1 - 5pm unclaimed items will be displayed in the centre and can be purchased for a nominal amount. After this, they will be given to charity.
The next monthly quiz night is on Wed 23rd October, set by Clive Gibson-Leitch. The café and bar open at 7.15pm for a prompt start at 7.45pm. Price £5 per player. More details here. Many thanks to Rob Hemingway for doing us an excellent quiz in September!