Nali and Nedal hold the Hello mascot which they designed and made.

Sutton South Hello

<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://suttonsouthhello.tumblr.com/post/121289673451">suttonsouthhello</a>:</p>
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<h2><b>Chair based exercise by fitness expert Claire Stone  </b></h2>
<p>We have been successful in achieving funding from Sutton Pro Active for chairbased exercises on Wednesday afternoon.</p>
<p>With the help of Sutton Proactive we have engaged Claire Stone, a very experienced fitness instructor, to run a chair based exercise class for 45 minutes each Wednesday, from 1.30pm to 2.15pm at Christ Church Hall. For <b>just £1</b> you can swing your legs to Tamla Motown, shake your arms to Abba, or even wriggle your seat to a golden
oldie.
</p>
<p><b>Call Claire on 07949 138043 if you want more information, or just turn up.
</b></p>
<p>If you are more active, then Katie Penneck from the Fitness League, runs a wonderful
class designed to improve posture and well-being through central control (core stability)
and rhythmic exercise to music, releasing the body’s potential for good health. The
class is on Thursdays at Christ Church from 1.30pm to 2.30pm.
</p>
<p><b>Call Katie on 07801 752212 or email katiebpennock@googlemail.com
</b></p>
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suttonsouthhello:

Chair based exercise by fitness expert Claire Stone  

We have been successful in achieving funding from Sutton Pro Active for chairbased exercises on Wednesday afternoon.

With the help of Sutton Proactive we have engaged Claire Stone, a very experienced fitness instructor, to run a chair based exercise class for 45 minutes each Wednesday, from 1.30pm to 2.15pm at Christ Church Hall. For just £1 you can swing your legs to Tamla Motown, shake your arms to Abba, or even wriggle your seat to a golden oldie.

Call Claire on 07949 138043 if you want more information, or just turn up.

If you are more active, then Katie Penneck from the Fitness League, runs a wonderful class designed to improve posture and well-being through central control (core stability) and rhythmic exercise to music, releasing the body’s potential for good health. The class is on Thursdays at Christ Church from 1.30pm to 2.30pm.

Call Katie on 07801 752212 or email katiebpennock@googlemail.com

<p>Marie, Maggie, Vicky and Isabel at the Hello stall on Wednesday 30th September. </p><p><br/></p><p>Members of Hello took part in a Meet and Greet Session at St Michael’s Church Hall in  Wallington on Wednesday 30th September.  This was organised by Councillor Nali Patel, the Older People’s Champion for Sutton with the aim of letting people know what activities and services were available for older people in Sutton.  There was a lot of interest in our Hello stall.<br/></p>

Marie, Maggie, Vicky and Isabel at the Hello stall on Wednesday 30th September. 


Members of Hello took part in a Meet and Greet Session at St Michael’s Church Hall in  Wallington on Wednesday 30th September.  This was organised by Councillor Nali Patel, the Older People’s Champion for Sutton with the aim of letting people know what activities and services were available for older people in Sutton.  There was a lot of interest in our Hello stall.

<h2><b>Chair based exercise by fitness expert Claire Stone  </b></h2><p>We have been successful in achieving funding from Sutton Pro Active for chairbased exercises on Wednesday afternoon.</p><p>With the help of Sutton Proactive we have engaged Claire Stone, a very experienced fitness instructor, to run a chair based exercise class for 45 minutes each Wednesday, from 1.30pm to 2.15pm at Christ Church Hall. For <b>just £1</b> you can swing your legs to Tamla Motown, shake your arms to Abba, or even wriggle your seat to a golden
oldie.
</p><p><b>Call Claire on 07949 138043 if you want more information, or just turn up.
</b></p><p>If you are more active, then Katie Penneck from the Fitness League, runs a wonderful
class designed to improve posture and well-being through central control (core stability)
and rhythmic exercise to music, releasing the body’s potential for good health. The
class is on Thursdays at Christ Church from 1.30pm to 2.30pm.
</p><p><b>Call Katie on 07801 752212 or email katiebpennock@googlemail.com
</b></p>

Chair based exercise by fitness expert Claire Stone  

We have been successful in achieving funding from Sutton Pro Active for chairbased exercises on Wednesday afternoon.

With the help of Sutton Proactive we have engaged Claire Stone, a very experienced fitness instructor, to run a chair based exercise class for 45 minutes each Wednesday, from 1.30pm to 2.15pm at Christ Church Hall. For just £1 you can swing your legs to Tamla Motown, shake your arms to Abba, or even wriggle your seat to a golden oldie.

Call Claire on 07949 138043 if you want more information, or just turn up.

If you are more active, then Katie Penneck from the Fitness League, runs a wonderful class designed to improve posture and well-being through central control (core stability) and rhythmic exercise to music, releasing the body’s potential for good health. The class is on Thursdays at Christ Church from 1.30pm to 2.30pm.

Call Katie on 07801 752212 or email katiebpennock@googlemail.com

<h2><b>Hello Arts and Crafts Exhibition</b></h2><p>People flocked to Honeywood for the launch of our Hello Arts and Crafts Exhibition on 26th
March.
</p><p>A mural 8ft by 4 ft of landmarks in the London Borough of Sutton was at the centre of the
exhibition. This collaborative effort by five members of the group contained paper sculpture
made from wall paper, architectural drawing, Sutton’s coats of arms and the London Skyline
seen from Oaks Park, as well as vibrant red poppies round the Carshalton War memorial.
</p><p>Other exhibits included decorated eggs; complex
crochet doilies, wreathes made from ribbons, knitted
animals and lots more. There was a raffle for an
exquisite hand knitted heirloom christening robe and
shawl with the proceeds going to research into
dementia.
</p><p>Friends and families listened to the Mayor of Sutton, Councillor Arthur Hookway, open the exhibition. Both our MPs, Paul Burstow and Tom Brake came to join in the fun and Care Services Minister, Norman Lamb MP was a surprise guest. </p><p>If you are interested in taking part in our community arts and crafts
project just come along on a Thursday afternoon. No experience is
necessary.</p><p><b>Some of the exhibits and new material by the group will be on display
at Christ Church on July 11th.
</b></p>

Hello Arts and Crafts Exhibition

People flocked to Honeywood for the launch of our Hello Arts and Crafts Exhibition on 26th March.

A mural 8ft by 4 ft of landmarks in the London Borough of Sutton was at the centre of the exhibition. This collaborative effort by five members of the group contained paper sculpture made from wall paper, architectural drawing, Sutton’s coats of arms and the London Skyline seen from Oaks Park, as well as vibrant red poppies round the Carshalton War memorial.

Other exhibits included decorated eggs; complex crochet doilies, wreathes made from ribbons, knitted animals and lots more. There was a raffle for an exquisite hand knitted heirloom christening robe and shawl with the proceeds going to research into dementia.

Friends and families listened to the Mayor of Sutton, Councillor Arthur Hookway, open the exhibition. Both our MPs, Paul Burstow and Tom Brake came to join in the fun and Care Services Minister, Norman Lamb MP was a surprise guest. 

If you are interested in taking part in our community arts and crafts project just come along on a Thursday afternoon. No experience is necessary.

Some of the exhibits and new material by the group will be on display at Christ Church on July 11th.

<h2><b>Sutton Community Awards 2015</b></h2><p>On 24th March members of Sutton South Hello
attended the Awards ceremony at the Civic
Centre. We were delighted and proud to be
awarded runner-up in the Community Spirit
category and the framed award certificate is
now displayed in Christ Church community hall
where we hold our sessions.
</p><p>It is very gratifying to be recognised for the
work that we do but even more that those who
attend our Wednesday Hello Group sessions
gain so much enjoyment from it.
</p>

Sutton Community Awards 2015

On 24th March members of Sutton South Hello attended the Awards ceremony at the Civic Centre. We were delighted and proud to be awarded runner-up in the Community Spirit category and the framed award certificate is now displayed in Christ Church community hall where we hold our sessions.

It is very gratifying to be recognised for the work that we do but even more that those who attend our Wednesday Hello Group sessions gain so much enjoyment from it.

<h2><b>Sutton South Hello Christmas party</b></h2><p>Sutton South Hello held its Christmas party on December 17th. A rough head count put
the numbers who attended at around 90! The hall looked very festive and the table
decorations made by the ladies of the Thursday Art and Crafts were amazing. We had a
quiz and a ‘pass the parcel’ game, along with a raffle – so many donations of prizes! We
even had indoor sparklers.
</p><p>The hall resounded with laughter and chatter. Members and guests brought donations of
cakes and savouries, and together with the party food purchased, no-one went away
hungry. Thank you to all our members, guests and helpers for making the afternoon such
a memorable event.
</p>

Sutton South Hello Christmas party

Sutton South Hello held its Christmas party on December 17th. A rough head count put the numbers who attended at around 90! The hall looked very festive and the table decorations made by the ladies of the Thursday Art and Crafts were amazing. We had a quiz and a ‘pass the parcel’ game, along with a raffle – so many donations of prizes! We even had indoor sparklers.

The hall resounded with laughter and chatter. Members and guests brought donations of cakes and savouries, and together with the party food purchased, no-one went away hungry. Thank you to all our members, guests and helpers for making the afternoon such a memorable event.

<h2><b>Police and Sutton South Hello initiative meet up for a game of darts</b></h2><p>A Sutton police officer has heaped praise on the Sutton South Hello initiative, which supports elderly and vulnerable people in the borough.Sergeant Paul Cole even had time for a quick game of darts with volunteers and members, when he dropped in on one of their meetings on Wednesday, August 13.</p><p>The officer said: “This initiative scores a bullseye in terms of helping to combat loneliness and isolation.“The ward has a high proportion of over 65s with a large number of people living in sheltered accommodation or in single occupancy flats."Any initiative that provides a lifeline to people who may be lonely, and have no one to talk to is a great idea and deserves our full support."Sutton South councillors Trish Fivey and Richard Clifton were also at the meeting held at Christ Church, Christchurch Park, Sutton. </p><p>

by Tom Gillespie, Reporter - <a href="http://www.suttonguardian.co.uk/news/11411001.Sutton_police_and_local_charity_hit_the_target/?ref=mac">Sutton Guardian</a></p>

Police and Sutton South Hello initiative meet up for a game of darts

A Sutton police officer has heaped praise on the Sutton South Hello initiative, which supports elderly and vulnerable people in the borough.Sergeant Paul Cole even had time for a quick game of darts with volunteers and members, when he dropped in on one of their meetings on Wednesday, August 13.

The officer said: “This initiative scores a bullseye in terms of helping to combat loneliness and isolation.“The ward has a high proportion of over 65s with a large number of people living in sheltered accommodation or in single occupancy flats."Any initiative that provides a lifeline to people who may be lonely, and have no one to talk to is a great idea and deserves our full support."Sutton South councillors Trish Fivey and Richard Clifton were also at the meeting held at Christ Church, Christchurch Park, Sutton. 

by Tom Gillespie, Reporter - Sutton Guardian