Welcome to the New Zealand Community Association website.Here you will find, the activities which take place at the Lonny Wilsoncroft Community Centre. You will be able to find out about fundraising and projects the Association are engaged in. Look up our Charity Shops and make and discuss comments. You can also now view this website on your mobile and tablet devices.
The New Zealand Community Association hold a weekly luncheon club, the Lunch 'n' Meet - every Tuesday between 12.30-1.30pm, to book a place telephone 290458 and leave your contact details.
We hope you enjoy this website.
Well what a Gala Day we had this year! After all the beautiful weather throughout the week to then have the rain! We did know to expect it, but we hoped the weather forecasters might have got it wrong! Never mind - we carry on regardless. So a big thank you to all the people who came down in their wellies and umbrellas to support us, and there were quite a number of you.
Even bigger thanks to the volunteers who helped run the event, under these circumstances. Mu, Alison and Gary for keeping the refreshments going, Fay, Pauline, Jayne, Sue, Nathan, Melissa, Melissa Cocker, Reenie, Shania, Demi, Andra, Lynn, Sue Gask, Ellen, Mick, Paul and of course our fabulous MC - Jo.
As usual these people went above and beyond to serve in their community and all with a smile, despite the weather conditions, and getting soaked not once but twice!
I think you are a fabulous lot of people.
Just had to write a little about the Swing Night. What a fantastic event it was! We raised almost £500 for the mini bus appeal but more importantly everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening.
The band were fantastic, with Lizzie Farrell providing the vocals and Sophie Ward and Michelle Farrell on Trumpet, Marie Helen and Jane Ingram on Saxes, Sarah Hancock on Bass, Laura O'Donnal on Drums, and guest musicians Mark Briggs on Piano and Charlotte on Trombone and Wendy on Drums.
Lots of the most memorable of swing music were performed including Fever, Embraceable You, Bandstand Boogie, Smoke gets in your Eyes and many more.
A fabulous meal laid on by Mu Ludlow, along with her merry band of ladies who served it up, Jean, Fay, Tracy, Melissa, and Pauline - well done girls, I don't know how you did it so quickly and efficiently, almost 70 portions of American Fried Chicken, Chips, salad and peas and sweetcorn.
The bar was watched over by Jo Lawton and myself, and Lynn Marley was on the door and raffle ticket seller.
A big thank you to Shells Belles who gave their time free of charge. I can thorughly recommend them if you need a swing band for an event.
Thanks to all who supported us by attending.
The New Zealand Annual Gala Day is fast approaching. Saturday 19th July 2014 on the Cheviot St Recreation Ground between 11am and 4pm.
Many stalls including - Teddy Tombola, Charity stalls, Maypole, Bouncy Castle and Bungee Run, Refreshments, face painting, games, sports races in the afternoon, a dog show, Coe-Coe the clown to entertain the children, Grand Prize Draw, and the New Zealand Garden Competition results will be announced.
So come along for a fun filled day for all the family!