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Hayle Down Your Way February 23 2017


Column for February 23 2017



Hayle U3A has the following programme this week.  Today, Thursday February 23, at 10am there is games then at 2pm the U3A committee meeting takes place.  On Tuesday February 28 at 10am there is Art then at 1.30pm the Film club meets. All sessions except Writing are held in the Philip Smith annexe to the Hayle Day Care Centre.  The Writing is held in Hayle Library.


I, Daniel Blake. Thursday February 23 at 7.30pm

Winner of the Cannes Palme d'Or, Ken Loach's powerful drama follows the story of a man denied disability benefits and a young mother shunted across the country to the only affordable housing available. Immensely moving performances from Dave Johns and Hayley Squires, fighting to keep their dignity and identity in a system that sees them as just faceless 'cases'. As ever, at the Passmore Edwards Institute, house lights down at 7.30pm. Tickets £5/£4 for members, reserve on 01736 752319.


Hayle in Bloom will hold its Annual General Meeting on Monday February 27 at 7pm at Passmore Edwards Institute, Commercial Road, Hayle.  All welcome. Hayle in Bloom is seeking items for its auction, to be held on March 17 at 8pm at the Cornish Arms, Fore Street, Hayle.  Objects large and small in good order are required.  Pick up if necessary by phoning Lyn Reffold on 752166, or drop off at 5 Commercial Road, Hayle.  Proceeds will be used for plants and other necessities to beautify the town.  All support is welcome and appreciated.


A jumble sale in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support will take place on Saturday March 4 at Phillack church hall at 10am. There will also be a sale of "Good as New" clothes at the jumble. Any donations of jumble will be gratefully received. For collection please ring either Suzanne 753635 or Veronica 753823.


Are you or do you know someone who is living with sight loss? On Monday March 6 Hayle library is hosting an iSight Cornwall awareness day. The iSight team will be offering advice and information about their services and other services available in the community for people living with sight loss. They will be demonstrating equipment that's available to promote and maintain independence as well as accessible smart phones, tablets and electronic magnifiers. They will be able to advise on any benefits that might be available and any clubs or activities that are in the area. Please come along and see what's available between 10am and 3pm. iSight Cornwallcan be contacted on 01872 261110 or pop along to Hayle library, Commercial Road TR27 4DE


Macmillan Cancer Support Hayle committee will be holding a quiz night at Hayle RFC on Friday the March 10 at 7.30pm. Tickets will be £5 to include a pasty. Please advise Veronica on 753823 if you can be there. Teams can be up to 6 people. There will also be a raffle.


Hayle Model Railway Club and Duchy Railroaders are holding a workshop/demonstration day on Saturday March 11 in Phillack Parish Hall (next to Julian Foyes) in Market Square, from 10am to 4pm. There will be two operating layouts but the main activity will be club members working on various aspects of railway modelling. It will be an opportunity for visitors to watch and discuss the various skills involved in the hobby.  Admission will be free and refreshments will be available. For further information, ring 01209 712261 or 01736 754843.


Hayle Cricket Club will be holding a race night at the Cornish Arms, Hayle on Friday March 24 at 7pm for 7.30pm start to raise funds for the cricket club prior to the start of the season in the Premier League, All welcome. 


The centre is currently engaged in a number of fascinating collections projects and is therefore looking for new volunteers to join the existing team. For more information please contact Daisy Culmer on 01736 757683 or by email at


This year is the 20th anniversary so let's make it a special one when Hayle's friends from Pordic arrive late on Thursday May 25. They depart again on the Sunday at 5.30pm.

The association is open to everyone and offers a chance to sample a different culture for a few days. All that is required is that a welcome is offered to someone with home and family for a few days. Then in August from Friday 25 until Tuesday 29 the return visit to Pordic in Brittany takes place. Throughout the year there are different fund raising events so as to fund an evening meal for the visitors - this year at the West Cornwall Golf Club on Friday May 26.  The association meets on the second Monday of each month. Later this year from Sunday July 9 until Saturday July 15 a group of youngsters from Pordic will be visiting Hayle, this will be the third time that this has happened. For anyone who is interested in joining the association the membership fee for twelve months for a single person is £7.50, for a couple £10 and a family £12.50. For more details contact Sonia or Maurice by e-mail at or


Cornwall is fortunate to have its own Children's Hospice. This is a facility that offers respite, emergency and end of life care to sick children and their families. At Little Harbour, Porthpean these families receive the support badly needed when coping with the everyday trauma of caring for a very sick child.

It costs over £1.5 million a year to fund the Children's Hospice at Porthpean and many children from West Cornwall spend time there enjoying the fun and laughter while parents can relax and rest knowing the family is in the care of experienced staff. The end of life care continues while the families feel they need the support no matter how long.

If you feel you could help to support the fundraising team to maintain this wonderful charity and would like to contact one of the Hayle Friends Group please call Mary 01736 754342.or Little Harbour 01726  871 800.


On Sunday February 26, St Elwyn's Feast, the Parish Eucharist will be celebrated by the Reverend Patricia Murley at 11am. This will be followed by a meal at The White Hart. On Wednesday March 1, Ash Wednesday, imposition of ashes at 10am.


St Joseph's Church in Hayle is part of the Roman Catholic Parish of the Holy Family. Father Philip said the Sunday Mass on Saturday at 6.30pm 7th Week in Ordinary time (A1 Psalter 3) Justice or Revenge? Matthew 5: 38-48.

Ash Wednesday, The start of Lent; March 1 with Mass in Hayle at 12noon.

Women's World Day of Prayer: Friday March 3. "Am I being unfair to you?" The service this year has been prepared by Christian Women of the Philippines. Service in Hayle at the Methodist Church at 2pm.

Fairtrade Fortnight is from February 27 to March 12.

Mass in Hayle Friday February 24 at 10am.