It’s the end of an era

Today at the Drop in Centre 34 years of Tuesday evenings keep fit came to an end.

It is with profound regret that keep fit class leader, Sylvia Smith, handed back her keys to the Drop in Centre. She said, “I am going to miss both the ladies and the building, but Covid and injury has made the decision for us all. We are all ladies of an age, and the dark nights of winter and our bodies are telling us it’s time to stop and enjoy our retirements. Every Tuesday evening between 7pm and 9pm we have had tremendous fun; and every single penny that was paid in as keep fit classes subscriptions was all handed back to the Drop in Centre.”

The committee of the Drop in Centre would like to extend their sincere thanks for the funds raised over the 34 years, many thanks Sylvia and the ladies.

Activity round up at Drop in Centre S62 7ED

The Drop in Centre is fast becoming the hub of the Rawmarsh and Parkgate community, as we endeavour to offer reasonably priced rooms on an hourly rate. Please use the contact form on this site if you require further details.

On Wednesday morning’s there is a Community Coffee morning, 10.30am to 12.30pm. This coffee morning is open to anyone and is a very friendly group. Many are single/bereaved/carers ‘Rawmish’ folk looking for company. We have varied blends of coffee and tea all at £1.00 per cup.

After the loneliness of this pandemic, especially for those who lived through it alone, this two hours provides a welcome interaction. [A bit of matchmaking is the hope.]

Why not join us and catch up on all the local gossip and news.

Well behaved dogs are also welcome to accompany their owners, so why not put us on your morning walking route. Spot chewbacca, the dog, under the table in picture one. Carparking is available or there is a bus stop right outside the door.

Once a month the Rotherham Townswomen Guild use the multipurpose hall for their meetings.

The rooms are also proving very popular for children’s parties and are available at the weekend as well.

At present there is a men’s mental health group [Monday 7.30 to 9.30] and a women empowering women group [THURSDAY 7:30pm-9pm][Open to women and your little ladies – Y1 upwards] both groups are led by the S62 Community Together Rotherham group. They hold regular Saturday coffee mornings 10am to 12 noon, which are open to anyone and are held in the Community room in the Drop In Centre on Harding Avenue, Rawmarsh. S62 7ED. All sessions are free to attend, even the coffee mornings, no catch. Any age is welcome.

In January Bloom Baby Classes become available . Please see their page on the menu above.

Also in talks to use the sensory room is a registered hypnotherapist. More details, once this is confirmed.

Don’t sit at home all on your own, come and join us for a coffee and a chat

Don’t sit at home all on your own, come and join us for a coffee and a chat at our Harding Ave hub 10.30 to 12.30 every Wednesday. There is a bus stop right outside or a carpark for those with their own transport.

The Wednesday coffee mornings are proving extremely popular.

Little Chewbacca sits under the tables waiting for a stroke; and he will offer to eat your biscuit for you, if you don’t want it.

Angels in many forms have rallied to our aid after the ram raid and minibus theft

Minibus thieves strike again at our Centre on Harding Avenue, Rawmarsh.  

SILVER FORD TRANSIT YT61 EKX belonging to the disability group [socialeyesrotherham.co.uk] that use our Centre daily was stolen in a ram raid overnight.

On arrival this morning to run the Wednesday morning community coffee morning we found this. Our gates have been battered, all security removed and our silver mini bus stolen.

We put out an appeal for help this morning with the damaged gates and it arrived.

Angels Michael [but Michael tells me he is named after the Saint] and Toby from Architectural Metalwork Installations at Handsworth stepped up to repair our gates damaged in the raid.

When you stole our minibus you deprived these people the transport to take them to football training on Friday, to their first football game of the 2021/2022 season this Sunday, after a year’s lay off because of Covid and the risk it posed to their health.

The thumbs up in the picture is not for you thieves; it’s for the good people in Rawmarsh and the surrounding area who support us by attending our fund raising activities to fund the minibus.

We will work again to raise the funds.

We have had a go fund me page set up for the gang.

Hi I’m a local bus company based in Sheffield, Brian Dunsmuir of whitelinelimos.com and after reading that this charity has had the bus stolen I’d like to appeal to mainly my bus company owner friends to all let’s try our best to raise some money for this charity. Let’s get them back on the road, we all know what it’s like to have a vehicle down, also I’d like all my friends to share this. Let’s get these guys back on the road, it looks like a very active charity that helps many. So sad, shame on the thieves hope they catch you.

Many thanks Brian and all who share and help us.

 The Social Eyes crew.

And so the new Drop in Centre is born

1653-2021 Serving Rawmarsh & Parkgate communities

The Drop in Centre, Harding Ave, Rawmarsh S62 6EDis ready and waiting for you to call in.

Wednesday 22nd September there is a coffee morning, 10.30 to 12.30 with all drinks £1.00 hosted by Drop in Centre Committee.

We have an all singing and dancing coffee machine, so if it’s Espresso; Coffee Crème; Cappuccino; Latte Macchiato; Espresso Doppio; Flat White; Americano or plain old instant then we have it. We also have Yorkshire Tea; Earl Grey Tea; Herbal Tea; Decaffeinated Tea; Hot Chocolate; Orange Squash every drink is £1.00.

Why not pop along and take the opportunity to look around the centre and if you have a party/ anniversary/ celebration that you need a room for, then I’m sure we have a room for hire at extremely reasonable rates to suit all sizes of groups.

The S62 Group

Can’t make the opening coffee morning, then why not come along to Nicki & Sarah’s coffee evening which is being held on Thursday 30th September at 7.30-8.30pm at Drop in Centre, Harding Avenue, Rawmarsh. S62 7ED

This is a brand new group for women of all ages to come together for a chat, laugh or even a moan. Whether you’re lonely, fed up, new to the area or just fancy meeting and making new friends you will be made very welcome.

It’s free and there’s a cup of tea/coffee and biscuits for everyone to enjoy.

See you all there, Nicki and Sarah

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