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Panto Horse Race is back Aug 2019

What are you doing Aug 26th 2019? Well by popular demand, Panto Horse Derby is back for the Summer in more rip-roaring action and fundraising for good causes. Sign up below for this Bank Holiday extravaganza by entering your horse for a race to the finish along Colchester hight street. The Panto Horse Derby Bank...

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Resistance and Strength Training in 7 Questions

Following on from Nordic Walking and the delights of Tracking poles, our attention now turns to Resistance and Strength training. For resilience and wellbeing in later years we offer this short guide. 1. Q: What exactly is Resistance and Strength Training? Anything which involves exercising the muscles against a form...

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Cryptic Crossword Course

How do you do your crosswords, cryptic or coffee time? For those who love to solve problems, unlock the secrets of the Cryptic Crossword. We invite you to our short course. Join others who love the challenge of solving cryptic clues starting Tuesday 2nd...

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Gardening Project at Age Concern North Hill

How will our garden grow at Age Concern Colchester? Introducing our Gardening Project for those who are lonely. We are looking to renovate our property so that we can create a gardening project allowing people to develop friendships and garden at the same time. We will also improve the entrance so it is easier to get...

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The rise of the Trekking Pole and Nordic Walking

Back in the 1930s, ski coaches reached a Eureka moment after searching for a solution to the difficulties training the Finnish olympic team during the off season months. They suggested the use of trekking poles to support walking without snow, hence the name Nordic Walking. Nowadays, the use of trekking...

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Be Aware of Rogue Traders in Colchester Area

The Confederation of Roofing Contractors in Brightlingsea report there have been some rogue roofers around Colchester today who have managed to take money from people. If you are approached on your doorstep in such a way, the best policy is not to accept anything from them. If you need a...

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Book Sale

We’ve been donated some fabulous military books. As a garrison town these pre-loved books could be given a new home and support our work in helping provide advice or support for people in later years. Here’s a selection of images with original prices. If you’d like to pick up a book...

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Donate to Make A Difference

“We all have somebody in our life that has needed help at some point in their life in old age. This charity gives them somewhere to go to, where they can feel at home.” You can make a difference! We have been assisting people in later years since the 1950s,...

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