Annual Events 2024

You are invited to attend any or all of the following events.

We do not have a leader for the "Social & Fundraising Committee" at the moment.
If you are interested in taking on this role please let us know.

  • JUNE 14th
    Visit to the Garden at Fullers Mill near West Stow described as “an enchanting and tranquil seven-acre creation on the banks of the River Lark”. No transport available – please make your own way there. Entry Fee £10 and buy your refreshments from the local tea shop. We will supply tickets from the venues. Limited numbers.
  • JULY 11th Thursday
    STRAWBERRY TEA at Newton Green Village Hall.Always a nice occasion to get together. 2pm – 4.30pm Tickets £10 will be available at both venues.
  • JULY 9th Tuesday
    AGM at Southgate Community Centre, Bury St. Edmunds,
    7pm prompt start. Please come and support the group.
  • July 13th Saturday
    Manson House Retirement Home, Northgate Street. Bury St. Edmunds are holding a craft fair on this date between 2pm and 4pm and Upbeat are having a stall.
    Donations will be gratefully accepted for this sale.
  • August 21st - 26th
    EAST ANGLIAN BEER FESTIVAL, St. Edmundsbury Cathedral.
    Each year we ask for volunteers to help out at the Beer Festival in various posts. A Volunteer form will be available nearer the time. The festival’s profits all go to charity and because some of our members volunteer, Upbeat has been a recipient of donations for several years. If you would like to help out, please let us know. You can choose your day and length of time say for 1 hour or 2 hrs or all afternoon etc. and there is a choice of numerous duties.
  • November Dates nearer the time.
    CRAFT STALL, Again we will hold a Christmas Craft Stall at New Bury and Long Melford with possibly a table top sale at New Bury Community Centre. Get thinking and crafting as donations will be needed for these stalls.
  • DECEMBER 5th Thursday
    Ashlar House Christmas Lunch,
    details to follow.
  • Christmas Lunch at Long Melford, no date yet.
  • DECEMBER 17TH Tuesday
    PANTOMIME (ALADDIN) at Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds1.30pm Matinee.
    Once again we have booked seats for the pantomime. As in previous years the seats are in boxes opposite the stage with a minimum number of stairs to be negotiated. No transport, make your own way to the theatre. Limited number of tickets at £23 which can be paid by BACS or cheque.
    Apply for tickets from David at or call 07946 225612
Members should continue to monitor this site or the notice-boards at the centres as there may be cancellations or additions to this list throughout the year.
If there are other events that interest you and you think there would be sufficient interest, please contact Sylvia Baker Tel: 01449 774333 or use our online form “Contact Us” or any committee member. If members would like to organise an event we would be happy to support and help you to set it up and to sell tickets.

Additions, changes or further details of times or costs etc. to the programme will be advised on your notice board and here on the Upbeat web site.

Other events are being looked at and will be advised in due course.
If you would like to be involved and help with the Upbeat Social and Fund Raising events please contact any Committee member.

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