The Annual General Meeting of Three Rivers Talking Newspaper will take place in the Small Conference Room at Bungay Honeypot Centre on Thursday, 20 February at 7.30pm.
Everyone is welcome to attend to hear what we’ve been doing over the past year and what are plans are for the future.
If you need help with transport to/from the meeting, get in touch with Jill on 01502 716733.
Our thoughts and prayers go to her family and especially to Anne’s devoted husband John who has also been a huge supporter of Three Rivers.
There will be a talk by Torch Trust for the Blind in Topcroft church this coming Sunday, July 7th, at 11am. The talk will take place during the Sunday service and be followed by refreshments. All of our listeners and their family/friends are invited to attend this interesting talk. The church grounds and the building itself have disabled facilities. There is no need to book your place for the talk – just come along to Topcroft church and help will be on hand for anyone who needs it.
The Torch Trust for the Blind enables people with sight loss to discover the Christian faith and lead fulfilling Christian lives. To this end, they provide Christian resources and activities for blind and partially sighted people, including a free lending library and a range of magazines, in various accessible formats. People of all faiths or none are welcome to use the services of the Torch Trust and you can find out more about them on www.torchtrust.org
We’re delighted to announce that, after a nail-biting finish, our brainy colleagues on the Ne’er Cast a Clout team ensured that Three Rivers TN galloped home with the silver once again at the recent Annual 3-way Quiz, hosted by our Lowestoft friends, Sound East.
The quiz took place in the Masonic Hall in Lowestoft on Monday, 25 February 2019 and was supported by listeners, family and friends from Three Rivers TN, Sound East TN and GrapeVine TN (Gt Yarmouth).
Once all the scores were tallied, it emerged that two Three Rivers TN teams – Ne’er Cast a Clout and The Darbies (winners from a previous year) tied for top position. This led to a series of four (yes, four!) tie-breaker questions before Ne’er Cast a Clout were finally declared winners and The Darbies runners-up.
Huge congratulations to everyone who competed but especially to our winners: Vaughan (Team D), Rebecca and Sally (Team B), along with Sally’s husband, John.
Our thanks go to Rodney Scase and his team of seasoned professionals, who ensured that everything went smoothly and efficiently on the night and thanks also to the staff at Masonic Hall for keeping us well fed and watered.
Next year, it will be our turn to host the Quiz and, hopefully, to ensure that the trophy makes its way “back home”.
NNAB 2019 Activities is a full listing of all the fundraising and social activities organised for the coming year by the NNAB. Everything from Abseiling, and Tandem Sky Dive, to Quiz & Chips and New Year, New Gin, and much more.
If you have any questions on this, contact the fundraising team on 01603 573000 or email: email@example.com
Our annual 3-way quiz, involving Grapevine from Great Yarmouth, Sound East from Lowestoft and Three Rivers, took place on Monday, 19 March at the Kensington Hotel, Great Yarmouth. And we’re delighted to announce that the trophy was won by Three Rivers, thanks to our clever colleagues, The K9 Crew, led by volunteer, Jill Bennett and friends.
It was a hard-fought quiz with only three points between the eventual winners and the runners-up from Grapevine. Thirteen teams, comprising a total of 50 entrants, were kept in order by a fast-paced quiz master, Simon Partridge, assisted by his wife Jean. The topics covered were wide-ranging and included ‘well-known Alans’ and the more familiar subjects of sport, geography and food.
The raffle raised nearly £80 for the Talking Newspapers and everyone dined on a delicious buffet supper, ensuring that a most enjoyable evening was had by all. Huge thanks to Grapevine who hosted the quiz this year and to The Kensington Hotel in Great Yarmouth for their excellent hospitality.
Learning to adjust to life with sight loss can be extremely difficult. Blind Veterans UK provides vital and free training, rehabilitation, equipment and emotional support for blind and vision-impaired veterans, no matter when they served, or whether they lost their sight due to accident, age-related illness or in service.
Each veteran is supported with their particular needs to enable them to discover life beyond sight loss and live independently. This could be anything from rehabilitation, specialist equipment to help them make a cup of tea, bringing veterans together at its social events or on holidays to respite weeks at one of Blind Veterans UK’s centres in Brighton and Llandudno.
Blind Veterans UK currently supports 114 veterans in Suffolk but know there are many more. The No One Alone campaign is reaching out to the estimated more than 700 vision-impaired ex-Service men and women in the county who could be eligible for support but don’t currently realise it. A similar situation exists in Norfolk. Most of these veterans completed their service many years ago, and have since lost their sight due to conditions such as macular degeneration or glaucoma.
Lara King, No One Alone Campaign Manager, said: “We want to promote the lifelong support offered for those who have served our country and for those who care for them. We strongly encourage families to ask the vision-impaired person if he or she ever served in the Armed Forces, including National Service. If so they can apply for our support.”
If you, or someone you know, served in the Armed Forces, including National Service, and is now battling severe sight loss, find out how Blind Veterans UK could help by calling 0800 389 7979 or visiting www.blindveterans.org.uk
Three Rivers Talking Newspaper hosted the local talking newspaper quiz night on Monday, 20 March at Bungay Golf Club. Having won the quiz for the last few years against their rivals Sound East and Grapevine, the Three Rivers teams did really well until the very end, drawing in first place until after three tie-break questions they were finally defeated by a Grapevine team with a cunningly tricky question posed by 3RTN chairman Vaughan O’Shea – how many miles is it from John O’Groats to Lands End?
The evening saw every table full for the quiz, with 21 teams taking part. Bungay Golf Club prepared a delicious buffet supper and Vaughan entertained everyone with his unique style of holding the raffle at break-neck speed allowing no one to return a prize if they won more than once! Special thanks to Kaye and Helen who were the quizmasters, Sally for organizing the raffle and huge congratulations to the winning team from Grapevine, The Nomads. Runners-up The K9 Crew took home the David Wuyts trophy for the highest scoring Three Rivers team. The money raised will be shared between the three talking newspaper groups represented at the quiz.