Looking back over the years can we truthfully say that we have moved on with the years? It is said that time waits for no man yet there are numerous amount of individuals whose lives remain static while the years go by. Attitudes to life play a big part in our lagging behind. However #changing the way we think, can make us less #obnoxious and more #desirous to live in the world. Life is a journey that entails changes. We watch our children grow from infancy and take on their identity in life. They must decide where they want to go or what they want to achieve in life. Some may take a negative stance to life while the others make a positive stance. This positive or negative view will, in the end, portray characteristic of the world view taken on by each one.
Thinking I don’t care what the world think about #mybehaviour puts #restrictions to #personaldevelopment in life. So often we see some people who shared the same attitudes to life change and move on to achieve something better whilst others remain static in the past getting nowhere. #Thinkpositivately and find hidden jems within yourselves for the #Newyear.
Our zumba classes are on every Monday from 12-1pm. Read more about the classes and how to join here.
We finally updated the images from our Christmas Lunch to the gallery and what joyous memories we have from it.
We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
To celebrate Black History Month, Wayside Community Centre held a Bonfire Storytelling Night the 5th November.
We heard Anansi-tales from Jamaica; mango-memories from Africa; anecdotes from the Caribbean and stories about Hackney, bonfire nights and how the neighbourhood has changed and become what it is today.
A mango anecdote in the making
Hackney memories about bonfire nights and fireworks
Listening to how Anansi tricked his neighbours of their fruit
Try our Gentle Chair exercise classes running every Tuesday from 11-12.
We have been nominated to become a local sponsored charity by COOP through COOP’s community 5%, 1% initiative. Wayside Community Centre will benefit from a 1% donation from each member purchase. When you sign up to become a member of the COOP scheme and purchase COOP branded products, you will get 5% back as a member and 1% will go to the charity of your choice. Sign up and become a member and select Wayside Community Centre as your charity of choice to help us grow. You can sign up here or you can collect a membership form in store. Our leaflets can be found in the following COOP store, Homerton High Street, Pembury Circus and Theydon Road.
On 23 August we had a lovely Tea party with the young people from Positive Future. The older and younger ladies enjoyed this event very much. There were storytelling and even competition. This was a day that was enjoyed by all.
Saturday the 27th of August we had our yearly trip, this year going to the lovely and picturesque Cambridge. The weather was with us and we enjoyed a day with sun and exiting adventures.
This is what people had to say about the trip:
“Amazing, I was so glad that we went on this trip. Loved it!”
“it’s a great way for the elders and younger ones to get together.”
“It gets us out and about and different scenery. It gives us something to look forward to and makes us feel wanted. Fabulous daytrips are.”
“I really enjoyed my time in Cambridge. The most fun was riding on the boats”
“It was nice to see everyone come together to enjoy themselves”
You can find more images from our trip in the gallery.
Wednesday 3rd August we went to the Geffrey Museum exploring the world of botanics and lotion making.
Below is the photos from the day.
Saturday the 30th July we had our Summer Fundraising Bazaar.
We had a great day with many people paying a visit to the community centre.
Thank you to all who attended and those who supported the event.
Below are a few photos from the day.