Special newsletter -April

Here are some more ideas to keep you healthy, active and safe in our troubled times.

U3A Groups

Some of our U3A groups are keeping going, communicating via phone, email, WhatsApp, or Zoom; some of them are able to take on a few new members. The groups are: –

·         Book Club,

·         Current Affairs,

·         Poetry in Action,

·         Art Appreciation

·         Ukulele


·         Creative Writing,

·         Practical Philosophy

·         Walking

·         Drawing


If you’d like to join one of these groups, or to find out more about any of them, email info@sloughu3a.com or phone Bob on 07903 021 711.

Ways to help


Several community groups have been making emergency supplies for the NHS.

For the Love of Scrubs have delivered nearly 350 to Frimley & Wexham! Would you like to help? https://berkshire-fortheloveofscrubs.com/get-involved/


Knit Your Socks Off have knitted lots of “Charlie” dolls and donated them to Wexham Park staff. Also crochet face mask adaptors.

Click here for the pattern, or contact Sbba on https://www.facebook.com/groups/955718884486782/




U3A national initiatives

The Third Age Trust is the umbrella organisation which coordinates all U3A groups in the UK. The staff are working hard to support the movement, and they have come up with lots of great ideas.

U3A Eye. Are you a budding photographer? Keen to learn a new skill or simply interested in the world around you and how it appears?  We are running a fortnightly project to encourage people to take and submit pictures of their surroundings during this unprecedented time. https://www.u3a.org.uk/learning/u3a-eye

The National Newsletter is full of ideas and suggestions – click here for the April edition, or sign up here for future editions. This month’s edition includes:

  • Mr Motivator has filmed a week long programme of exercises exclusively for U3A Members starting on Monday 20th April.
  • An invitation to take part in The Great Bird Watch, organised by the British Trust for Ornithology
  • A weekly maths challenge and quiz

Keep in touch

Slough Talking Newspaper has gone online – you can listen to an update of local news every week by clicking here. If you have a smartphone, download the app from https://bwbf.org.uk/tn-app/download/

FAQs from Carers UK – Carers UK has brought together the questions they have most frequently been asked by carers, to help address the main concerns and help put carers’ minds at rest, reassuring them that they’re not alone and guiding them to what support there is to help. Read more

Widen your horizons

In the current Coronavirus crisis, when our beautiful gardens are closed, the National Garden Scheme and its garden owners are working to bring the gardens to life for you with virtual garden visits, gardening tips and great stories. https://ngs.org.uk/virtual-garden-visits/

Kew Gardens has a host of suggestions to keep you busy. Take a virtual tour via YouTube, or learn how to make your own terrarium

Help if you’re stuck at home


Click here for a complete list of organisations in Slough offering support.


Keep up to date

GOV.UK: COVID-19 latest information and advice

NHS coronavirus advice

Slough Borough Council Coronavirus page