Wigtownshire holds first u3a Day event

Wigtownshire’s first u3a Day event will be taking place on Wednesday, June 2.

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 11:10 am
Updated Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 11:11 am
The event takes place on June 2

Part funded by a grant provided by Killgallioch Community Benefit Fund, the event is being held to showcase what membership offers to semi, and fully retired people, and to recruit more members

Organisers are putting on a mixed programme of free digital and socially distanced physical events for both members and the general public to celebrate its benefits during the day, which also falls during National Volunteers Week.

Pupils from Wigtown Primary will also be joining in the fun by painting pebbles blue and yellow with the u3a’s strapline - learn, laugh, live.

Members will be out and about handing out information and talking to anyone interested in joining and there will be displays in shops in Wigtown, Newton Stewart, Port William, Whithorn and the Isle of Whithorn.

The event will be opened by the Lord-Lieutenant for Wigtown, Aileen Brewis.

She said: “The organisers have faced up well to the challenges presented by the pandemic over the last year by embracing all aspects of new technology, as well as making great strides in networking with local organisations for mutual benefit.

"I do hope that people will take the time to have a look at what is on offer and consider getting involved with Wigtownshire u3a.”

For more information about what is happening on June 2 visit www.u3asites.org.uk/wigtownshire, the Wigtownshire u3a page on Facebook or email [email protected]