Stop Press: Village Hall Suffers Massive Leaks

Today saw the annual Packington Horticultural show, culminating in the auction of produce from village gardeners. The produce was entered in the morning in both junior and adult categories, judged and then the amazing plants, vegetables, cakes and chutneys auctioned off in support of the society. A very successful village event held in the Memorial Hall.

Village Open Evening at our Memorial Hall – Friday 26th April 7pm – FREE glass of Prosecco or hot drink..

Friday 26th April 2019 – 7 pm – Major Event:

Village Open Evening at our Memorial Hall

FREE hot drink or glass of Prosecco.. Pop in for 5 minutes, or stay for longer.


Information on Village Groups, Clubs, Societies, events, and activities will be on display at Memorial Hall Venue 175 starting at 7pm on Friday.  Plus you can MEET PEOPLE!

We haven’t staged an event of this size since 2009, when the new Hall had just been opened; back then the evening was a major success, with many village people commenting on how they “..just didn’t know..” about all the different activities and societies that take place in Packington.

Ten years on, there are many thriving village Groups that YOU might enjoy being part of, and which would welcome YOU to come and see what they are and what they do. This is YOUR chance to look around with zero commitment needed. 

Also ten years on from 2009, we estimate one-third of the village population were not here in 2009.  New to Packington? So were we, once. Please come along and say hello, or just observe. We’d LOVE to see you, and offer you that FREE drink!

Organised by Packington Memorial Hall Venues Management Committee in conjunction with our village Groups and Societies..

Big Charity Breakfast – Major PMHV Event – Saturday 2nd March 2019

This is THE Packington Memorial Hall Venues event, where the whole village has the chance to be part of something REALLY SPECIAL using every part of our Hall – Kitchen, both venues, bar – just come along to Venue 175 and eat a top-level Packington Breakfast, AND / OR help by joining the team of volunteer villagers for just one hour.

Quality produce supplied by: Taylors Butcher of Ashby de la Zouch; and our own Daybreak Services of Packington

Not from Packington? We welcome you as honorary villagers while you enjoy a full Packington Breakfast. Just turn up! All proceeds to charity!

Full English Breakfast £7
Children’s Portion £3.50

  • Sausages x 2
  • Bacon x 2
  • Black Pudding
  • Fried Egg
  • Tomato
  • Beans
  • Mushrooms
  • Toast, Butter, Marmalade,
  • Orange Juice
  • Tea or Coffee

Vegetarian Full Breakfast £7

  • Omelette
  • Tomato
  • Mushroom
  • Beans

Breakfast Bap £3.50

  • Sausage or Bacon
  • Orange Juice
  • Tea or Coffee

Join us? You can take orders, lay tables, make tea, make toast, cook, warm plates, serve meals, serve hot drinks, serve orange juice, clear plates, wipe tables and re-lay, use the commercial high-speed dishwasher, use the low-speed glass washer, smile at all the happy eaters – call Mike on 560430 to book your chance to star for an hour in this amazing event where we all get to say hello to other village residents, and where volunteering camaraderie can make a major boost to YOUR seratonin level!

Big Packington Charity Breakfast – Saturday 3rd March 2018

Big Breakfast 2018 – Major Village Event

Saturday 3rd March 2018 – 9am to 1pm

Come along to Venue 175 – the larger of the Packington Memorial Hall Venues – and enjoy the “Packington Breakfast”.

  • Choice of all your favourite ingredients £ 7
  • Children’s version, and filled baps, also available £ 3.50

This event offers opportunities to many willing volunteers. Amazing camaraderie is on offer, not to mention banter and joy. You can join the team by offering a one- or two-hour slot.
breakfast

There are many jobs where you can take part in this village event for an hour or two:

  • cooking
  • making toast
  • serving tea
  • washing up
  • administration

– to mention just a few.

This year the proceeds will be split between:

  • Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance, and
  • Harry’s Fund.

Let me know please, I will be delighted to hear from you. Mike.coke@talktalk.net or 560430. Continue reading “Big Packington Charity Breakfast – Saturday 3rd March 2018”

Table-Tennis Club – “Aerobic Chess” – at PMHV Venue 175

The Packington Table Tennis club continues to progress and has just started its 3rd calendar year !

We started back after Christmas on Wednesday 3rd Jan 2018 with the plan to run through every Wednesday until 11th July at the Memorial Hall.
The autumn session will then start on September 5th until Christmas.
 
Numbers vary between 10 and 24 which means the 4 tables are always in use for either singles or doubles. There is always a warm welcome for all levels of player from beginner to advanced. The cost remains frozen for a 3rd year at £2.50 per adult and £1.50 per junior
A recent article from Renowned physician, psychiatrist and brain imaging expert, Dr Daniel Amen, says that ‘Table Tennis is The World’s Best Brain Sport!
The following was what Dr Amen had to say about table tennis:

‘You still may think that calling table tennis a sport is silly, but I think it is the best brain sport ever. It is highly aerobic, uses both the upper and lower body, is great for eye hand coordination and reflexes, and causes you to use many different areas of the brain at once as you are tracking the ball, planning shots and strategies, and figuring out spins.

“It is like aerobic chess”. Table tennis, or Ping Pong, is the second most popular organized sport in the world. What is even more impressive is that it is the youngest of the world’s major sports. At the competitive level, players hit the ball in excess of 90 miles per hour across the table!’

Ward off Alzheimer’s and assist in the treatment of Dementia!

Numerous studies have found that table tennis activates various areas of the brain simultaneously. By playing a game of table tennis, under any conditions, an overall state of awareness is stimulated – requiring both thought and physical alertness at the same time.

It has been also discovered that people in otherwise sedentary states – i.e., living in retirement homes and care facilities where table tennis tables have been introduced, have actually become mentally awakened when playing the game. Incredibly, the game is now being recommended as a method of warding off Alzheimer’s and for assisting in the treatment of dementia.

Most notably, Dr Daniel Amen specifically points out that table tennis:

  • Increases concentration and alertness
  • Stimulates brain function
  • Develops tactical thinking skills
  • Develops hand / eye coordination
  • Provides aerobic exercise
  • Provides social and recreational interaction

For more information on the table tennis club call Graham on 07764 471917