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Last modified: 29 Jul 2020 10:23am

The members of the Springs Day Club at their birthday celebration, all holding up 10 fingers

A decade of community catch ups and support has been celebrated.

The first meeting of the Springs Day Club since the Level 4 lockdown would have had a party atmosphere anyway. However, the meeting had an extra special flavour as the group of more than 50 held a birthday celebration for the 10 years the club has been meeting.

One of four day clubs for senior citizens in Selwyn  the Springs Day Club began as a craft and care group. The clubs are supported by the Council’s Community Fund,

Today, the group meets monthly at the Lincoln Event Centre from 10am to 3pm. It's an opportunity to connect and meet new people in a caring environment. Activities include bowls, raffles, board and card games, bingo, guest speakers and quizzes. Volunteers prepare a hot lunch and afternoon tea is provided.

The club has proved very popular, providing valuable connections and activities for members, and even a global pandemic couldn’t dampen their enthusiasm, coordinator Rita Tipples says. “The majority of the group were really keen. Everyone was so happy to come back.”

New members to the four day clubs are always warmly welcomed. You can contact any of the clubs on:
Springs Day Club – Sally Marchant 021 157 8373
Darfield Day Club – Jean McLaren (03) 317 9933
Leeston Day Club – Ann Catto (03) 324 3877
Rolleston Day Club – Joy Waretini (03) 347 9056

The Council’s Community Fund supports groups and organisations that contribute to community wellbeing. It is available for Selwyn-based not-for-profit community groups looking to run a project, event or initiative in the district.

Clubs, groups and not-for-profit organisations working in Selwyn are invited to apply to the Selwyn Community Fund.
Selwyn Community Fund accepts funding applications all year round. There are four dates in the year that applications are
assessed and funds released.
Round one: 31 July 2020
Round two: 31 October 2020
Round three: 31 January 2021
Round four: 31 April 2021

For criteria and application forms visit our community fund page, or email our community fund team.