Category Archives: What’s Changed 2016

Skatepark now open

We’re pleased to say Kirk Hallam’s wheeled sports area (Skatepark) has now been completed and is open for use – go along and have some fun!

We’ll be having a formal opening event in late September so watch this space for details

‘This Girl Can’ netball trip

Tracy Thorp, our Vice – Chair writes about her experience with the This Girl Can project visit to watch a netball match

On the 23rd April I was fortunate enough to be invited to watch a netball match at Loughborough university with the This Girl Can Team from Ladywood. As a member of the big Kirk Hallam team and also a member of staff at Ladywood I thought wow what an opportunity for me to see how some of the money from the community chest was being spent! What a fabulous event, the atmosphere was amazing and the kids (including 2 boys I may add) loved every minute. An experience that I alone will never forget and a truly empowering experience for the This Girl Can team.

Big Kirk Hallam Passport activities

Children from Ladywood and Dallimore schools having fun with the Handmade Theatre company as part of the Big Kirk Hallam Passport activities

“This girl can” Netball at Loughborough University

A group of learners from Ladywood School went to Loughborough University to watch Lightning v Team Bath funded from the community chest

Thank you from Warm Welcome Lunch Club

We have received a thank you from Warm Welcome Luncheon club following their recent successful community chest application. The club meet every Wednesday lunchtime at the Cat and Fiddle pub and is open to older residents from the surrounding area. It’s great fun, with good food , bingo and regular raffles. There is sometimes additional entertainment provided as well. It’s a great way to meet up with other residents and have some fun.

To all at the Lunch Club we hope you enjoy your trips.

We are very grateful for the £900 cheque given to us by Big Kirk Hallam, we are using the money to help pay for our lunch club’s outings. At the beginning of June we are having a coach tour of Derbyshire plus a lunch at the Seafish restaurant at Ripley. Late June we are looking to visit Trentham Gardens in Stoke-on-Trent to see the beautiful flowers and grounds. We are looking forward to some fresh sea air at the coast in early September, and in December we are going on our annual trip to the pantomime at the Nottingham Playhouse.

We feel that the Warm Welcome lunch club provides a valuable service to the (approx. 40) elderly residents of Kirk Hallam, not just a tasty 2 course lunch, but a chance for friendship, fellowship and fun!

Thank you and very best wishes to all at the Big Kirk Hallam

Debra Ward