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Greetings from Age UK Bury

In this week’s newsletter, we announce details of the new Men-Only Exercise Classes, and we promote the free Home Energy Checks for our readers. With gloomy news about rising energy prices, this service is more needed than ever but we must end the scheme soon. Please book now to avoid disappointment.

Men-Only Exercise Classes

Men-only Exercise Classes will begin again on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th February. The new times will be 9.30 to 10.30 every Thursday and Friday morning.

Our new Tutor is Debs Cassar-Egan, who has extensive experience of working in community settings as a Fitness Instructor and has previously served in the RAF.

Our classes are being supported by Bury Council’s Health Improvement Fund and for the first thirteen weeks, we are charging an introductory fee of £2.50 per session. (This is half the cost of a normal session).

Please tell all your mates, lads!

Jubilee Centre Activities

Our timetable is in the link below. 

Timetable of activities at the Jubilee Centre (PDF)

The Monday evening “Yoga & Mindfulness” sessions, led by Melanie, will begin again on Monday 28th March 2022.  

The Jubilee Centre Walkers are as active as ever. To find out more, go to

Please do not come into the Jubilee Centre if you have a cold or if you are feeling unwell. 

Energy News

With energy bills soaring from April, it's an uncertain and anxious time for many older people on a low fixed income, who already struggle making their payments.

We are offering FREE Home Energy checks to make homes more energy efficient and warmer in the winter. Our advisors will discuss energy saving equipment with you and if suitable, these will be installed by our Handy Person service free of charge. We are offering equipment up to the value of £30. To benefit from this programme, contact Ruth on 07547 400142 or email  

Martin Lewis, of Money Saving Expert, does his best to explain the energy crisis in his weekly email:

Our national partner, Age UK is continuing its campaign to call for more support to help older people with energy bills:

Free Digital Skills Course

Our friends at the Creative Living Centre have asked us to promote Intro to The Internet Course, starting on Thursday 24th February. The free course runs for six weeks and will be delivered at Radcliffe Library, Stand Ln, Radcliffe, Manchester M26 1JA.

To book a place, email or call her on 07936 905 296

Seeking a Volunteer role?  

Come down to the Radcliffe Volunteer Fair and see how you can get involved and help with volunteering groups across Radcliffe and the Bury area.

It will take place on Wednesday 23rd February 2022 from 10:00 am to 3:00pm at The Outreach's Community Space, 35 -37 Blackburn Street, Radcliffe M26 1NR. All welcome.

Some of our staff will be there, and I bet they will have the nicest cake!

Meet Lora Fachie MBE

Our friends at Bury Blind Society are holding an Afternoon Tea with Lora Fachie MBE, Team GB para-cyclist. 

Lora, who was blind from birth, brought back a Gold Medal from the recent Paralympics in Tokyo. Lora will be the keynote speaker at a special afternoon tea at The Masonic Hall in Bury on Thursday 10th of March from 1pm to 3.30 pm.

Tickets can be purchased via 0161 763 7014 or online via the link provided

Use up your stamps!

The Royal Mail is changing the rules on stamps, so if you've got any with the Queen's head on them that say '1st' or '2nd' class, or any other price, or if they are Christmas-themed, then you'll no longer be able to use them after 31st January 2023. If you use these stamps after this date, you will have to pay a surcharge.

Read more at:

The Quiz

The answers to the last Quiz (dated 4th February) is in this link. 

This week’s Quiz brings you another 30 questions to test your knowledge This quiz is just for you and your friends to enjoy. The right answers will be sent out with the next newsletter.

Our next newsletter is out next week! 

Stay safe

Andy and all at Age UK Bury