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The Kibworth and District U3A runs a wide range of interest groups, from Anglo-Zulu War studies to Wine Tasting, from Gardening to Painting and from Line Dancing to Poetry.

Members enjoy refreshments and a chance to socialise on the third Tuesday of every month at Kibworth Grammar School. At the event in September, outgoing chairman, Ron Spinks, was thanked for his sterling efforts over the last four years and was presented with a bottle of bubbly by incoming chair, John Freeland.

 

Our October guest speaker, David Bell, ominously entitled the ‘Plague Doctor’, entertained the audience with his amusing anecdotes and original storyline, a demonstration of the removal of Samuel Pepys’ bladder stone and a brief history of the plague in Eyam, Derbyshire.

Leicester’s The Little Theatre - Past and Present is the theme for our next meeting on Tuesday 20 November, starting at 13.45. Mike Bull will tell a fascinating story of the establishment and the development of the theatre and how it is today.

Training to save lives - Imagine the scene. Someone has collapsed in the High Street and a large circle of people has gathered, wondering what to do.

Now, thanks to heartwize.org, the resuscitation training organisation, some of our U3A members would be able to take control and potentially save the life of a person who might be suffering a cardiac arrest.

A demonstration was recently given by Heartwize at Kibworth Grammar School, where members learned the techniques of CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation), how best to inform the ambulance service and even how to use a defibrillator.

Our thanks go to Clive and Joyce Huntley for organising the event and to Heartwize for enabling us to potentially be of great value to the community. Certainly, we now know what the device on the Co-op’s wall is for. Due to the generosity of K&D U3A and those attending over £190 was raised for Heartwize.
To know more about what we get up to see our website www.kibworthu3a.org.uk

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Michael Rodber
Issue 406
November 2018


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