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Greetings from the Jubilee Centre

I hope you and your loved ones are warm, safe and well.

In this week’s newsletter, we update you about the dreaded virus, announce the winners of the 100 club for this month, and remind people to help us take money off Amazon!   

Coronavirus in Bury

As of Thursday 25th November, 406.9 people per 100,000 tested positive for coronavirus over the last 7 days – that is an increase of 15% from the previous week. On the same day, the England average was 431.6 people testing positive per 100,000 over the last seven days– an increase of 10% from the previous week’s figure.

There is some good news. Infection rates of people in Bury, aged 60 and over, are falling. This is because older people were the first to be given booster jabs and the outcome is less older people are being infected. 

Covid is still with us and if you are feeling unwell, please help us to stay open by not coming to the Jubilee Centre or our shops. We are asking everyone to use the sanitiser provided and be considerate in giving each other space.

Vaccine Boosters – Change of eligibility

You can now book an appointment for a vaccine booster if you are:

  • aged 40 and over, or aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts you at high risk from COVID-19
  • it's been 152 days (5 months) since your second dose.

You no longer need to wait to be contacted by the NHS, and you can now book an appointment using the Government’s online booking service at

Our activities at the Jubilee

Our latest Jubilee Centre timetable is in this link

Christmas at the Jubilee

Christmas Parties

Our Tea Dancers will be holding a Christmas Party on Thursday 16th December from 12.30 –4.00. The price is £10 which includes a buffet. Andrea, Keith & Nadine will be our hosts.

Our Line Dancers will be holding a Christmas Party on Friday 17th December from 1.00–4.00 pm. The price is £10 and this includes a buffet. It will be hosted by the one and only Malcolm Brister.

Tickets for both parties will be on sale next week. Full refunds will be given if the event is cancelled, or if you, or the person you care for, or the people you are coming with, fall ill. We will not need any evidence of sickness – we will take your word for it.

We are planning a party for those who don’t dance. More details next week!

A Christmas Concert By The Radcliffe Male Voice Choir

We have a few remaining tickets for the annual Christmas Concert by the Radcliffe Male Voice Choir on Saturday 4th December at 2.00 pm. Tickets are on sale at £10.00 at the Jubilee Centre reception.

Shop with Amazon this Black Friday and help raise funds for Age UK Bury

If you are shopping for Christmas on Amazon, you can raise funds for our charity at the same time, at no cost to yourself.

Simply shop at or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app, and AmazonSmile donates to Age UK Bury at no extra cost. (We do not get any details about who buys what – we simply get the money. If you are buying an extra nice bottle of malt whisky for the Chief Officer, he will never know where you got it from!).  

Bury Older People’s Network

The next meeting is on 15th December from 10 am to 2 pm at Bury VCFA, St Johns House, 155-163 The Rock, Bury, BL9 0NE

The group will be making Christmas decorations and creating a calendar of community events and festivals. To book a place, please email Julie Bentley at

100 Club

Today, we can announce this month’s group of winners in our 100 Club. 

For the November, we had 59 members. The winners this month are:

  • 1st prize No 29 Robin Isherwood
  • 2nd prize No 46 Beryl Sixsmith
  • 3rd prize No 41 Jean McCoy

The numbers were chosen using a computerised random number generator and independently verified. The cheques will be in the post today and should be with you soon. 

There are plenty of numbers to purchase and if you would like to join the 100 club, please call us on 0161 763 9030 and we will send you a brochure. Alternatively, click on this link:

If you want to buy a number for a relative or friend, please contact the offce and we will arrange it  

The next newsletter will be out next week. With a quiz!

Keep safe 

Andy and all at Age UK Bury