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Region 4 - Global Service Day at Snibston Discovery Park

Sunday 15 July 2012

This year we opted for Snibston Discovery Park as our venue for Global Service day. We last visited Snibston in 2006 so there were a number of changes to the museum that were new to both our guests & volunteers to enjoy.

We invited just over 60 guests, with a similar number of volunteers to help on the day. Our guests were members of the local community from elderly and care homes and devotees who attend our Centre who were a mixture of both able and disabled abilities.

The guests were provided with transport from their homes by the volunteers. All guests arrived at the venue by 10:30, where the volunteers welcomed and lovingly and served refreshments including hot & cold drinks and cookies.

The guests were then accompanied by the volunteers to explore the Discovery Museum. There was a lot to see and try out in the museum which was enjoyed by all. Some of the guests went on a fascinating colliery tour with former mine workers who described in gritty detail their experiences of working in the mines. The tour included visiting the Lamp Room and Control room and the Medical Centre,.

Soon everyone drifted back to the room we had hired for the day, where we had entertaining games laid on for everyone to try. Games included the Wii machine, skittles and Pictionary. Lunch included hot toasties, pasta salad, samosas, curry, and more......Plus a 'summer berries combo & ice cream' pudding! Delicious!

Everyone then joined in bingo & karaoke sessions, before it was time to say fare-well to our guests. Mementos in the form of photos were presented to all guests to take away with them (see an example below). These photographs were taken, printed & laminated on the day! A fine reminder for each one of our guests of the enjoyable day!