We live in uncertain times. Lockdown is far from over, and many of us are trying to make sense of the new-normal. And how reassuring to find our beloved Alsager U3A is still there, waiting to welcome us back with open arms. The leaders are working hard to find new ways to restart their groups, and we're grateful for their amazing efforts. But with computer screens and social distancing, keeping us apart from fellow members? Not what I hoped for, and far from ideal. But it's a beginning, and a good beginning at that.
Consider this. What if there were no Alsager U3A? That's what I've been doing, over these long frustrating months. I've imagined if this self-help organisation closed for good, not just for lockdown. And I've reflected on how I would feel about losing all the things that I'd gained through its membership: the mental stimulation, the physical exercise, the social contact, the lasting friendships. Lockdown robs us of these precious things, it can't be helped and we're fighting to reverse it. Now, our shrinking committee threatens to do the same. But we can stop that. We can, and we must.
Every charity relies on the generosity of its supporters. And the clock is ticking, for your local U3A. Even the smallest amount of your time would make a huge difference. In fact, it could make ALL the difference ...
Contact your committee today. And do your bit, to protect the future of Alsager U3A.
Teresa (website editor)