The Brooklands Centre

FOOD - FUN - FRIENDS - FOR THE OVER 55s

OUR NEWS FOR 2018

Christmas Saturday Lunch Club

15 December 2018. It was festive jumpers and hats galore at the Centre today.


Turkey and all the trimmings followed by Christmas pud - delicious!


Thanks to everyone who came and special thanks to our team of volunteers who did a fantastic job.


If you fancy trying our monthly lunch club, give the centre a call on 01908 614749. Our next lunch is on Saturday 19th January. Hope to see you there.


See more photos on our Facebook post.

Brooklands 'Woman Of The Year'

11 December 2018. Our 70+ volunteers have awarded Sandra Dorrill the Centre's Woman of the Year Award for her tireless, dedicated and caring work for older people in Newport Pagnell.


The engraved glass trophy was presented to Sandra by Councillor Keith McLean, representing the Mayor of Milton Keynes.


See the full story on our Facebook post.

Christmas Lights Fayre

25 November 2018. Newport Pagnell was buzzing yesterday on Christmas lights switch-on day.


The Centre was open between 9:30 am and 4:30pm and lots of people dropped in for warming homemade soup, a hot dog or a lovely piece of cake.


There were stalls in aid of the Brownies and Friends of Willen Hospice (toys and games) as well as others selling jigsaws and Christmas gifts, cards, decorations and wrapping paper.


There was also a chance to try your luck at the bottle tombola, lucky dip, name the giant teddy or the hamper raffle!

Art exhibition

11 November 2018. Many thanks to everyone who came to our exhibition yesterday.


Over 70 paintings were on display together with some lovely craft items made by members of our Art Group.


Most of the pictures were available to buy. Many thanks to Loretta and everyone involved for organising.


Our Art Group is one of the many successful groups that regularly meet at the centre. If you fancy bringing out your artistic talents, please get in touch for more details.

Huge thanks to you and Tesco

7 October 2018. A big thank-you to everyone who voted for The Brooklands Centre with their Tesco 'Bags of Help' blue tokens during July and August.


We came first and won £4,000 towards replacing our small mini-bus!


We really appreciate your help to fund transport for older members of our community.


The new mini-bus is on order and should be with us by the end of October.


Watch this space! Thanks again.


Volunteers' cream tea afternoon

7 October 2018. Take a look at a few photos from our recent volunteers' get-together on  Sunday, 30 September.


A chance to have a chat, get to know each other better and welcome our new volunteers.


Many thanks to our wonderful team of around 70 volunteers who provide Food - Fun - Friendship at Brooklands.


It's your help that keeps the Centre running!


Cream tea afternoon

19 August 2018. Thanks to everyone who came along and enjoyed a delicious cream tea and a lovely afternoon at the Centre today.


Thanks also to our hard-working volunteers!


It was a well-attended event and everyone had a great time.


The afternoon also raised funds for the centre. See some photos of the afternoon.


Centre looking spick and span

28 July 2018. The Centre's looking spick and span after having been repainted and revarnished recently.


The rmakeover came complete with a more visible sign!  

Brooklands joins Newport Pagnell Carnival

7 July 2018. Volunteers and members of our groups took part in the Newport Pagnell Carnival today.


They showed the town the great range of activities on offer at the Centre.


These included: Tai Chi; Pop In Centre; Day Club; Computer Class; Art Class; Exercise Group; Carers' Group; Walking Group; and the Saturday Lunch Club.


Take a look at our carnival photos.


Warm weather prompts tai chi class to move outdoors

6 July 2018. Our tai chi group took advantage of the glorious weather recently with a class in the lovely Ousebank Gardens, thanks to Jenny Wong.


Tai chi is just one of the many clubs and groups that meet at the Centre each week.


A full list of what goes on at the Centre is available here.






Vote for new Brooklands mini-bus with Tesco blue tokens

29 June 2018. Please use your Tesco blue tokens to vote for Brooklands during July and August and help us replace our small mini-bus.


We are one of three good causes chosen to take part in the scheme and could win up to £4,000 towards a new vehicle. More details.