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This free event will help our cheerful community spirit to get over the cold winter season. Our residents are cordially invited to join us at the Glasshouse Community Centre for fun crafts; you can make a decorative tree out of cardboard and take it home.
Time: 12 noon – 3pm
Please ensure all children are accompanied by a responsible adult. Refreshments of mince pies, tea and fruit will be served.
At the Glasshouse community centre, Activities and refreshments are all free.
Saturday 1st December Special Yoga with Ayala Homossany 10:30 – 12 noon Family yoga for children with disabilities and special needs. Children age 4 +. Max 20 persons, children must be with parent/carer.
Saturday 15th December 2018
Winter Warmer Festival Day
10:30 AMFree Children’s Yoga class for children aged 3 to 8 years old, led by Suzy Crowe from the Yoga place in Bethnal Green.
11:30 AM; onwards Children’s Arts and Crafts.
making and cards together: lavender bags and more.
2:30 PM; World Song in Harmony, community Singing
workshop led by Sophia Efthimiou – “If you can talk you can sing”.
Roll up, roll up and come along and swim if you want. Anyone can swim for a £5 donation. It would be great if we could altogether beat the 7.000 length required to equal the Thames.
There will be
Pilates in the Park
Hackney Aquatics want to split the proceeds of the day between the North London Hospice and the Club Access Fund. The Club Access Fund helps swimmers who are keen to swim but have problems finding the cost.
A huge thanks to all my neighbours who already generously donated for my granddaughter Madison to swim 5km at the Lido but she will also in the morning swim 3km at the London Open Swimming Championships* at the Surrey Quays. A mammoth undertaking for the good of the club.
All sponsors are most welcome to check with Hackney Aquatics whether their generous donations actually arrived at the club after the 30. June. If you do not meet me before and want to help but cannot come on the day please try to donate online.
*Your donation will not fund this competition but only the sponsored swim at the Lido.
It is, the length of the River Thames is 346km, equalling 7000 lengths of the Hackney Lido pool. To be on 30th June 2018 from 3pm till late.
With a combined effort, people are expected to swim those 7000 lengths within 4 hours. That is such a doddle. Of course the expert swimmers will do most swimming. Parents and others can choose to swim any amount of lengths of the pool.
This is couched within a splendid Hackney Aquatics Community Day at the park and the Lido with Swim the Thames!
Sponsored Swim at London Fields Lido from 4pm.
barbecue, ice cream and food stalls
Pilates in the Park
Various games and activities such as football and extreme frisbee!
Of course all activities will be expertly run and are supervised. I understand anybody can take part in the sponsored swim. There is a fundraising page on Gofundme but I am not sure whether paying into this will also enter people for the sponsored swim. I am awaiting further details. However contributing to the founds would not do any harm to anybody. I think the aim is to help low-income families to allow their kids to swim at the Hackney Aquatics swimming club.