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Greetings from the Jubilee 

 I hope you and your loved ones are well. In this week’s newsletter, we have heritage, recipes, and the quiz, along with so much more! I hope you enjoy it!

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Heritage Open Day

For this year’s Heritage Open Days, Bury Art Museum has created 3 Creative Trail Maps which explore the history and culture of the Bury Area

Learn about the architecture of the art museum, the history of Silver Street & the Burrs Country Park section of The Irwell Sculpture Trail.

Start your journey at the gallery and pick up a map or three of them from Friday 11th September. The trail maps are free and fun for people of all ages. Remember to bring your own pens and pencils!

For a full list of events for Heritage Open Days, please go to

Share your thoughts about mental wellbeing

Take part in Greater Manchester’s Big Mental Wellbeing Conversation by sharing your thoughts about mental wellbeing and be in with a chance to win one of twenty £25 gift cards!

This survey asks about what keeps you well and how different things such as your housing or financial situation are impacting on you. It is open to anyone who lives in Greater Manchester to complete.

Complete the survey

Dementia Friends

Did you know that you can attend a Dementia Friends Information Session from home, on your computer? Volunteer Champions are delivering online Sessions every week where you can learn more about dementia.

Book on a session

Fake Asda emails

Action Fraud has received over 97 reports about FAKE Asda emails offering the chance to win a £1,000 gift card. If you have been sent an email which you’re not quite sure about, forward it to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS) -


Our fundraising group held their first video meeting to plan for future events, when it is safe to run them. It was really good to see our friends and it is no surprise that there are a lot of creative and exciting ideas to work on for the future.

If you are interested in helping to fundraise for our work, please drop us a line to

Government restrictions in Bury (11/9/2020)

For more information on the situation in Bury, go to 

From Monday, people in England are not allowed to socialise in groups of more than six. This means any plans to reopen activities at the Jubilee are put on hold for the time being.

If the infection rate increases and we must close our cafe and shop, we will communicate this by an email newsletter, Twitter and Facebook. 

The Jubilee Café

Our Cafe & Window Sales are now open Monday to Friday from 10.30 to 2.30.

Our charity shop on The Rock 

Our shop at 91 The Rock, Bury is now open.

Covid-19 restrictions means that the maximum number of customers allowed in the shop is SIX at any one time. We are asking all customers to sanitise their hands before coming in and to wear face coverings, unless medically exempt from doing so. We are reducing our opening hours to allow for more time to clean the shop and restock.   

Our hours will be 

  • Wednesday: 10.30 am to 3 pm
  • Thursday - Saturday: 10.00 am to 3.00 pm. 

Donations of goods

We can accept a limited amount of donations at the Bury shop. We must store all donations for 72 hours before we can sort them and space in the shop is limited. Please phone 0161 761 2780 to check we have space before you set out. 

We are unable to collect and we can not take items at the Jubilee Centre.

Online Activities

Diana will next be live on our Facebook page on Monday and Wednesday next week.

  • Monday: 11.00 to 11.30 am: Gentle Exercise
  • Monday: 11.40 to 12.10 Chair Based Exercises
  • Wednesday: 11.00 to 12.00 am: Pilates 

These sessions are free and many thanks to Diana for setting them up. Please tell your friends they are welcome to join us. If you can’t make these times, Facebook will let you watch at a later time. Join us at

Sue holds a Tai Chi class online on Fridays at 11.00 am. This class is aimed at those who attend the 12.15 Tuesday class and 11.00 Friday class at the Jubilee. Send an email to or message Sue via Facebook at for the access code.

Foot Care Appointments

Dougie, our Foot Care Practitioner, will be at the Jubilee Centre from 10.00 am on Tuesday 15th and 22nd September 2020 and then on 6th October.

Each appointment costs £20.

Please call in advance to make an appointment. Call 0161 763 9030

Recipes for the microwave

Eleanor kindly sent in these easy-to-make recipes for doughnuts and cup cakes. Enjoy!

Microwave Doughnuts Recipe


2 tbsp (1oz/30gms) Butter

4 tbsp self-raising flour

1 egg yolk

2 tbsp sugar

1 tbsp milk

½ tsp baking powder

¼ tsp ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon jam/honey/chocolate spread

Cinnamon sugar to garnish


  • Place butter into a microwaveable mug and microwave until just melted (roughly 20 seconds)
  • Add in the remaining ingredients, mix well with a fork until just combined.
  • Once the batter is mixed, pace the spoonful of jam down into the batter to get a jammy centre.
  • Microwave on high for 45 seconds or until it is firm on top. Cooking time depends on depth and width of mug.   Always keep a close eye on your mug while in the microwave so it doesn’t overflow or overcook.
  • Take carefully out of the microwave using oven mitt or cloth.

Tip: Measure in advance

Microwave Cup Cake


4 tbsp self-raising

4 tbsp caster sugar

3 tbsp cocoa powder

1 medium egg

3 tbsp milk

3 tbsp vegetable or sunflower oil

A few drops of vanilla essence or other essence

2 tbsp of chocolate chips, nuts, raisins, etc (optional)


  • Add flour, cocoa and sugar to a large mug and mix
  • Add the egg and mix in as much as you can, don’t worry if there is any dry mix left.
  • Add milk, oil and vanilla essence and mix until smooth
  • Add chocolate chips if using.
  • Place in centre of microwave and cook on high for 1½ to 2 minutes or until it has stopped rising and is firm
  • Take carefully out of the microwave using oven mitt or cloth.

Tip – measure in advance

Thank you to Eleanor.

The Quiz

Last week’s quiz was anagrams of British Writers and Actors. Click on this link to find the answers.

This week’s quiz is British Prime Ministers and British Rock & Pop groups.

The quiz is just for fun. We sadly don’t have any prizes but you get the glow of success, if you get all the answers right. Good luck! 

Next week, the editor will be off on holiday, so the answers will be online in two weeks’ time.

The Essential Stuff

For help with getting food deliveries and prescriptions, please phone Bury Community Hubs on 0161 253 53 53, every day of the week.

Our Keeping in Touch telephone service offers older people in Bury a regular friendly phone call from one of our volunteers. For more information, call 0161 763 9030 (Monday to Friday 10.00 am to 2.00 pm) or email to sign up. Alternatively, call Jane Lees, our Befriending Coordinator on 07541 741891.

The Age UK Advice Line is 0800 678 1602 from 8 am to 7 pm, every day of the year.

If you would just like to have a friendly natter with another person, please call The Silver Line 24 hours a day on 0800 470 80 90.

Our previous newsletters are online at

For all those questions about Coronavirus, and how it affects your life, please check out the Age UK FAQ website:

We are in the office on Monday to Friday and our phone lines will be open from 10.00 to 2.00. Call us on 0161 763 9030.

Please share this newsletter with your friends. If you know someone who is not on the internet, please phone and tell them the news.

Next week’s newsletter will be short and brief as the editor is off on holiday. These new-fangled employment laws means we have to let him escape the office at least once a year or he really starts moaning!!

Stay safe, keep strong. 

Andy and all at Age UK Bury

The geese on Clarence Park Lido