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Hayle Down Your Way December 8 2016


Column for December 8 2016



Hayle U3A has the following programme this week.  Today, Thursday December 8, at 10am there is Writing then at 2pm the U3A Christmas party takes place.  Next Thursday, December 15 the U3A Christmas lunch yakes place.  On Tuesday December 13 at 10am there is Art then at 2pm Poetry Reading. All sessions except Writing are held in the Philip Smith annexe to the Hayle Day Care Centre.  The Writing is held in Hayle Library.


This Friday December 9 Hayle Community school will be supporting Cornwall Hospice Care with a Christmas Parade and it is hoped that the whole school - students, teachers, governors and support staff in addition to local primary schools - will be involved.

Cornwall Hospice Care is an independent Cornish charity, uniquely placed within the community and committed to the delivery of excellence in Specialist Palliative Care across Cornwall. The service is free of charge to the patient. However, their charity status means that they rely heavily on financial and voluntary support from the general public by way of charitable donations, legacies, shops income, fundraising events and various other activities.

In view of the above, and in particular the association with St Julia's Hospice in Hayle, the school is keen to support the valuable work Cornwall Hospice Care provides. They are organising the Christmas Parade which will leave school at intervals from 1.30pm and walk a two mile route down St Georges Road, along Penpol Terrace, through the town to Copperhouse and back via Humphry Davy Lane with potentially as many as 400 Christmas themed students walking through Hayle!

Please come and support the students by waving, clapping, cheering, tooting your horn and donating loose change in the collecting buckets along the way.

If you have any queries, please contact Karen Hickson at Hayle Community School on 01736 753009.


This Friday December 9 at 7.30pm in Hayle Day centre Mike Stuckey's Curry and Quiz evening takes place in aid of the Hayle Day centre. It's £5 for a curry (or alternative food) being served between 6.30pm and 7.30pm.  £2 per person for the quiz (maximum of 6 in a team).  Everyone welcome. For further details ring Lesley on 01736 755000.


Florence Foster Jenkins.  Saturday December 10 at 7.30pm

Meryl Streep as the tone-deaf diva, Hugh Grant as her adoring husband, directed by Stephen Frears - you're in good hands. The poignant, curiously uplifting tale of a truly passionate but "exquisitely bad" singer, who was extravagantly, joyously, oblivious to her shortcomings.

As ever, at the Passmore Edwards Institute, house lights down at 7.30pm and home-baked refreshments after. Tickets for each, at £5/£4 for members, reserve on 01736 752319, or book online at


Christmas Fayre and Santa's Grotto on Saturday December 17 from 12 to 4pm at Hayle Youth Centre, Highlanes, Hayle. 01736 755790.  Entry is free with craft stalls, children's activities and refreshments. A visit to Santa is £2.50 including a gift. Money raised will go towards holiday activities for local young people.


Hayle Friends Children's Hospice South West are holding a Sing long at ASDA Hayle on Christmas Eve December 24 from 10am to 4pm. Please come along and join in for any part of the day you'll be most welcome. Songs will include Christmas favourites - both Carols and songs .Join the wonderful feeling of all that Christmas means. All donations are for Little Harbour the Children's Hospice in Cornwall.


The service this Sunday is at 9.15am followed by tea and biscuits.

This Saturday, December 10, at 12.15pm in Phillack Church Hall Christmas lunch is being served.  For £10 per person there will be: full roast turkey lunch, choice of pudding, tea and coffee.  Book (essential) with Mary Marsden on 01736 756669.

There is a concert in Phillack church  at 7:30pm on Tuesday, December 13, given by Praze Hayle Male Voice Choir in aid of St Julia's Hospice and choir funds.


This Sunday December 11, the third Sunday of Advent the Parish Eucharist will be celebrated by the Reverend Sharon Chalcraft at 9.30 am. On Wednesday December 14, Said Eucharist will be celebrated by the Reverend Patricia Murley at 10 am. Tea, coffee and biscuits are served after each service.


St Joseph's Church in Hayle is part of the Roman Catholic Parish of the Holy Family. Father Philip said the 6.30pm Mass on Saturday December 3 with readings from Isaiah - Romans and gospel by Matthew.

There will be Mass on Friday December 9 at 10am.

Christmas Mass is on December 24 at 6.30pm.