congratulates Burnham-On-Sea U3A on its 25th anniversary
University of the Third Age has received a special congratulatory
message from The Queen as the group prepares to celebrate its 25th
anniversary this year.
at Sandringham House has written to the Burnham group's Membership
Secretary Veronica Richardson: "The Queen was pleased to hear
that your university is thriving, with over 50 groups covering a
wide range of varied activities, and that your eldest member continues
to enjoy attending the Creative Writing group at the remarkable
age of 99."
Majesty was also interested to know that the Burnham-On-Sea U3A
is celebrating its 25th anniversrsay this year with many special
events and The Queen sends her congratulations and good wishes to
you and all your members for a most enjoyable and successful year."
The U3A, based at Burnham Community Centre in Berrow Road, has hundreds
of members who take part in a wide range of activities from table
tennis and Scrabble to walking and craft-making.
March 11th, the group will mark its silver anniversary at the centre
with a launch event, to be opened by the group's oldest founder
member Peggy Bessant.
to all from 11am, the event will also include an exhibition demonstrating
the various activities of the U3A.
on May 11th a celebratory tea will be held for the founder members,
from June 12th-24th there will be a display of craft work and activities
of the U3A in Burnham-On-Sea Library.
July a cream tea and other U3A activities will be held in St Andrew's
September 15th, a concert will be held at The Princess with entertainment
provided by the U3A Concert Party and Ukelele Group.
October, a tree will be planted by the President, Ken Hindle, and
a lunch will be organised for the whole of the U3A.