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This magnificent looking item is my "Our Oaklands" cloth bag. I screen printed it myself at Our Oaklands Community Celebration yesterday. Happily we were too busy with over 1000 people attending the event, to have time to take pictures. Luckily we did have a professional photographer on hand. So when I get them I will post some. Can't wait. A special thank you to Denise Alder from Minworth store and Sandra Grice from Shirley store, for their fantastic help.
This afternoon in our store we have Lisa Tranter and her colleague, who are talking to our customers and colleagues about Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA). Men are six times more likely to have an abdominal aortic aneurysm than women, which is why the NHS offer free screening for men 65 years and over. If this may affect someone you know or yourself, why not pop into store and talk to them.
St Bernadette's nursery children had a fab morning with Denise Alder and myself, when we did fruit and veg tasting with them. Everyone tasted something even if it was a lick of their fingers. All the children got a sticker for trying something new. Well done to you all.
We gave another fantastic family fun day in Oaklands Recreation Ground on Saturday 21st May. Come along to enjoy the art performances and get involved in art as well. The sun is going g to shine (we hope) So bring a blanket or chair to sit and take in the afternoon.
This is Stephen. She's talking to our customers and colleagues today about the Air Ambulance. It's a vital emergency service and we've used it a number of times in our community. We have a helipad at Heartlands Hospital that needs maintaining. Customers can take away information about how they can help if they wish.
We have a very very very happy 126th Birmingham Scout group this evening. They took time out from building their tents and came in for a picture, with our giant cheque for £50. Smiles all round as you can see. Leaders Rachel, Cheryl, John, Brian, Jayne, Tony and Craig along with all the children send a huge thank you to Asda Foundation.
Visiting Annmarie Day Centre today was lovely. Pauline Kindred accepted the Chosen by you... Given by us cheque for an amazing £200, along with Kathleen Roberts the Service Manager and Sharon White. The money will go towards trips out the centre has plans for.
Today I spent some time with Music in Motion at a venue today. They were entertaining at a St John Fellowship meeting (retired St John Ambulance members) Fran, Rosie, Liz, Mary, Lorna and myself broke up the meeting for them and got them learning a few signs.