Latest Events and Upcoming Forums

Latest Events and upcoming Forums 


 Thursday 19 February 2015 – COPE Valentine Lunch
We will be celebrating St. Valentine’s Day with a lunch at The Dolphin Hotel in St Ives. From 12.00 noon on
Thursday 19 February. The carvery lunch will cost £8.75. Desserts available at an extra charge.
Make your cheque payable to the ‘Dolphin Hotel’ and send with a stamped self addressed
envelope, to the COPE Office by Thursday 12 February to book your place for a ticket to be
St. Ives is easy to get to on the guided bus, so come along to this lively restaurant overlooking the river.

Contact Doreen Ryan at the COPE office for more details.



Wednesday 11 March 2015 – Silverlinks talk about a range of topics including repairs and renovations, adaptations and equipment, the range of purpose built housing for older people.

Friday 20 March –A visit to the American Cemetery, Cambridge followed by lunch at Coton’s Polhill Garden Centre – two courses for £12 including tea or coffee.

Thursday 23rd April - Afternoon Tea and Scones at Scotsdales Garden Centre, Great Shelford. £4.50.per person.

Please apply to our COPE Office with your cheque and stamped addressed envelope

Also being planned for later next year:

Clare College Garden, escorted tour of the gardens £4.50 per person. Boat Trip on ‘Rosie’ on the River Cam. Histon and Impington Windmill.

More details of all these events to follow in March. 


Speakers for COPE Huntingdonshire Meetings at St Ives Free Church on the second Friday of each month from 10.30am to 12.30. With your host, COPE Vice Chair, Gerald Collins: “I am confident there will be subjects of interest to you all. And we always have a raffle and free refreshments.”

Entry fee £2.00.
Friday 13 February – Citizens Advice Bureau talk on ‘Save Money on Energy Bills
Friday 13 March – Speaker to be advised.
Friday 10 April – Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Members from all areas are welcome at these meetings, helping to swell numbers will allow Gerald to engage interesting speakers. The guided bus should make the journey easier with the bus stop a few minutes away.


COPE 2015 SOCIAL CALENDARplease support our COPE events


    • Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 10.30am to 1.00pm. Wednesday Social Group, St. Luke’s Community Centre, The Golding Room. Followed by bring and share refreshments on 2nd Wednesday of the month. Ring Evelyn Charnley on 01223 247471 or Val Pratt on 01954 780527.
    • 4th Wednesday of the month – Soup Lunch at 12 noon St Luke’s Church. Please book with Ank Rigelsford on 01223 368150 and please cancel if you cannot attend.
    • 3rd Wednesday of the month – Queen Edith's Group – Bring and Share lunch.  Contact Evelyn Charnley on 01223 247471 or the COPE Office on 01223 364303; both numbers have answer machines.
    • Thursdays 10am to 12:00 noon. Knit & Natter – The Coffee House, 132 Wulfstan Way, Cambridge. Members can make their own garments or knit for The Rosie which has a constant need for hats, matinee jackets and small blankets for premature babies – a great use for leftover wool of any colour. Do come along for coffee and a chat. Tel. the COPE Office on 01223 364303 for patterns or obtain from the group on Thursday morning.
    • 2nd Friday of the month – Meeting at the St Ives Free Church 10.30–12.30. Contact Gerald Collins on 01480 370808.
    • 3rd Sunday of the month – Singles lunch (12 noon). For further details of the venue or to book, phone Shirley Allanson on 01223 423905 or Jean Farrington on 01223 503867. 

 July 2015 - COPE 12th AGM & Forum

St Luke's Community Centre, Victoria Road, Cambridge, CB4 3DZ 10.30am to 2.00pm

Display stalls of useful information and merchandise.

Raffle and Refreshments - a sandwich lunch will be provided.


 For more information about AGM 2015 telephone 01223 364303   

  Above speakers at St Luke’s Community CentrePlease support our free events (includes Raffle)

Ring the office to book your seat and leave a message and your telephone number (in case of any changes)



Raffle towards COPE funds - good prizes for events will be very welcome!


 ­       Join COPE members for regular meetings



COPE Research Group meet quarterly at 2.30 p.m. at St Luke's Community Centre. 

Tel: Alice Zeitlyn for details 01223 357395 


SOCIAL CALENDAR and more information from the COPE office

 The Golding Room, St Luke's Community Centre, Victoria Road, Cambridge CB4 3DZ.  Tel: 01223 364303. 

Office: Monday to Friday - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  


Trips arranged by Richmond's Coaches

Contact: Diane Richmond, Tour and Excursions, Richmond’s Coaches,The Garage, Barley, Royston, Herts SG8 8JA.  Telephone 01763 848226


–Activities and Clubs run by COPE Members—–—–—–—–—–—–—–—

Age Well Club: Yaxley on Tuesdays. Telephone Linda Smith on 01733 246727 for details
Art Classes: Tuesdays 9.45am - 11.45am at Arbury Community Centre, Campkin Rd, Cambridge
£3 per session, Ring Gerda Goddard on 01223 312174
Breathe Easy: (part of the British Lung Foundation) – helps family and friends of sufferers –
Cambridge – tel: David Hart - 01954 260204; Fenland - tel: Sylvia Mansfield - 01354 651821
Cambridgeshire Companions: A social club for the single over 50s – tel: Celia Conway - 01223 523680
Cambridge Hard of Hearing Club: Meet at 2.00pm on the last Thursday of the month at The Meadows Community Centre, St. Catharine’s Road, CB4 3XJ. Further details from www.cambsHOHClub, or by telephone from Pam on 01223 235547, or text Chris on 07876 108963, or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Cambridge O50 Friendship Club: Meet on 2nd Thursday evening of the month at The Meadows Community Centre with speakers. There are also pub lunches and occasional outings and visits.
More information available from Tony on 01223 812605 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Comberton Friendship Club: meet on 2nd Thursday of each month – 2.30pm in the summer, 2.00pm in winter, at Comberton Village Hall. Ring Sue Allin on 01223 262990
Friday Fortnight Bingo: at the Stable in Newmarket. 2.00–3.30pm 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month. £1 entry with small fee for refreshments, raffle and bingo cards. Further information call Linda Balfour on 01638 723062
Godmanchester Churches Together Tuesday Lunch Club: Telephone Peter Irving - 01480 382144
Healthy Walks: Wandlebury Country Park. Contact Diane Cornwell on 07975 734441
Leverington Friendship Club: near Wisbech – Telephone Peter Pryke on 01945 466915
Over Friendship Club: meets 1st Thursday of the month – for information telephone Gill Sutton 01954 200516
Rampton Tea Club for the over 60s at Rampton Village Hall, meets alternate Tuesday afternoons 2.30–4.30pm. Call Sylvia Beaumont on 01954 252043 for date of next meeting
Wesley Church Lunch Club: meets on Fridays at Christ’s Pieces. Freshly cooked two-course meal at a moderate cost. Call Sheila Jackson on 01223 352115
Whittlesford Music Club: at the Lettice Martin Centre – for details phone John Lester on 01223 847877
Wisbech St Mary Community Centre: Friendship Club meet fortnightly on Thursdays, 2pm for 2.30–4.30 and Cash Bingo for Hall Funds: 7pm for 7.30pm third Friday of the month. Contact Sandra Watts on 01954 411873
Wimblington Fifty Club: for details phone Pat Hart on 01354 740654
Wimblington Film Club: for details phone Pat Hart on 01354 740654 or visit
Yoga: at Harston Village Hall on Friday mornings and Cambourne Church Hall on Wednesday mornings – for details and a free taster session contact Veronica Goswell on 01223 503088



Activities in Queen Edith's:

YOGA – Very (very) gentle yoga classes have started in this area.

  • Tuesdays 9.45am – 11.15am in Nightingale Avenue (a very few places may be available with this group).

Tel: 07950 071964, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; website:

Thursdays 7.30pm–8.30pm at Fusion Studio, 19A Sturton Street, Cambridge CB1 2SN. Tel: 07875 355925, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , website:


 Past COPE Events

2013 - International Day of Older People event on 1st October 2013 at Cambridge Regional College. 

2012 - A ceilidh with the Gog Magog Ceilidh Band was held at the Cambridge Regional College to celebrate International Day of Older People on October 1st.

2011 - BBQ and live music from “New Beginnings” at Comberton to celebrate International Day of Older People on October 1st. 

Events for 2010 -  included COPE Forum in July and trips organised by Richmond Coaches specifically for COPE members.  An Autumn Jazz Party with Rosie Val to celebrate International Day of Older People on October 1st.

Events for 2009 - included 'Mamma Mia' at the Prince of Wales Theatre, an evening with Andy Harper - DJ with Radio Cambridgeshire, music by Prime Brass, a visit to the Chocolate Lady at Steeple Bumpstead & Gainsborough House in Sudbury, a trip to Pensthorpe (host of BBC's Springwatch),  a live show at Brick Lane Music Hall and a Christmas Seaside Special on Cromer Pier.  A Jazz evening with Freddie & Friends on the Riverboat Georgina was organised to celebrate International Day of Older People on October 1st.

Events 2008 - included walks: Antique Quiz and Valuation evening; an evening with Sally Chidzoy (report/presenter with BBC Look East since 1986); a Musical interlude provided by the Palm Tree'o; a River cruise aboard the Nottingham Princess;the Theatre to see "Dirty Dancing"; Chartwell visit; recital by the CANN Twins; trip to Thursford Christmas Spectacular to include lunch and a Christmas Spectacular at the Snape Maltings.  A free Fashion Show & Cookery Demonstration courtesy of Eaden Lilley arranged to celebrate International Day of Older People on October 1st. contact us  




Membership of COPE is FREE. COPE acknowledges some valuable financial support from Cambridgeshire County Council, Cambridge City Council and South Cambs District Council. 

However donations to enable us to represent issues concerning our age will be gratefully received. COPE also raises funds through advertising in our Newsletters and display stalls at our Forums.  For more information contact us


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