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.
The first annual Good Neighbour of the Year awards were held on Saturday 29th August, after the AGM, at the Lonny Wilsoncroft Community Centre, Stepping Lane, Derby.
There were 3 categories that people could nominate their friends and neighbours for -
1st the most helpful/friendliest shop assistant - this was won by Annie and Jane of the Old Rd Cafe, who received alot of nominations from their customers who all think they are great, friendly and go out of their way to give that extra special service.
2nd the Good Neighbour of the Year - this was won by Brian Bradbury of Uttoxeter Old Rd, who is always taking his friends and neighbours wherever they need to go, including bringing people up to the luncheon club on a Tuesday afternoon. Brian is always giving a helping hand to people who need it.
3rd The Barbara Smith Volunteer of the Year award was won by Joanne Lawton, who works tirelessly for the NZCA, managing one of the charity shops, working at fundraising, helping to run the community centre, in fact doing pretty much whatever she is asked to do. She is one of the greatest assets we have.
Well done to all those who won, and thank you to those people who nominated their friends and neighbours. There will be a full report on nominees in the New Zealand Community Times in October.
The Annual General Meeting of the New Zealand Community Association will be held on 29th August 2015 at the Lonny Wilsoncroft Community Centre, Stepping Lane, Derby DE1 1GL starting at 6.30pm. Followed by the first Good Neighbour of the Year Awards. All are welcome.
Our next event is Gala Day on Saturday 18th July, on Cheviot St Recreation Ground, starting at 11am until 4pm. This is a family fun day, with lots of different activities including a dog show, sports races for the young and young at heart. bouncy castle and obstacle course, charity stalls, refreshments, a table top sale, which you can participate in for the cost of just £5.00 for a pitch. The winners of the New Zealand Garden Competition will be announced. So hopefully we will have a great event, that the community will enjoy. Come and join us. If you are able to help us set up at 8.30am please get in touch, if you would like to run one of our stalls, get in touch. Hope to see you all there.