Can you spare one evening a month from June to September, to help keep the baskets and planters around Wetherby watered with our famous electric milk float or tractor? It is a good opportunity to meet visitors and help enhance our lovely Town! Please ring Wetherby in Bloom on 01937 581234 as the rota is being prepared now.



2 Volunteer with Better Wetherby

Better Wetherby (BW) is a consortium of local organisations and individuals who work towards
helping make Wetherby and the surrounding villages better for the community of both current and
future generations. In addition to efforts to ensure that the ‘right houses are built in the right places’,
Better Wetherby works across a range of other issues including climate, transport and sustainable
A number of U3A members are active in BW efforts and many more are supporters. Further details
about Better Wetherby can be found on their website at the following link:
Currently BW is seeking volunteer to take over the role of Treasurer. If you would
be interested in helping, please contact Roger Owen, Chair of BW on 07973 805055 or by email at


3 Become an Alzheimer’s Research UK Volunteer Fundraiser

Alzheimer’s Research UK needs you to join our army of volunteers across the Yorkshire region, helping to raise vital funds and awareness for dementia research.

Our fabulous Fundraising Groups help us reach further into local communities and act as on-the-ground ambassadors for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

We need enthusiastic volunteers to be part of our new and exciting Wetherby & District Fundraising Group and help with a wide range of volunteering roles within the group.

The groups organise local events such as coffee mornings, concerts and supermarket collections, plus they place and maintain collecting tins in local shops, raise awareness locally through encouraging businesses, clubs, community groups, schools and other individuals to support the charity too!

If you don’t live in Wetherby but would like to be part of a Fundraising Group in your local area please do get in touch as we are hoping to set up new Fundraising Groups across Yorkshire and we’d be delighted to hear from you.

Dementia is our greatest medical challenge and today there are no survivors. But research can change that.

Our scientists are already making incredible discoveries and with your support, we can turn those discoveries into life-changing preventions and treatments.

With you and our Fundraising Groups by our side, we can make breakthroughs possible.

For more information on getting involved with the Wetherby & District Fundraising Group or helping with a local Fundraising Group in your area, please contact your local Regional Fundraising Officer, Claire Priestwood, by calling 07799 902428 or email Claire.priestwood@alzheimersresearchuk.org


4 Volunteering Opportunities at Tadcaster Swimming Pool

Any of our U3A members who have visited Tadcaster Swimming Pool will know that it is an excellent local resource, providing exercise and pool facilities for all ages. Many hundreds of children learn to swim here each year.

The pool is not operated by a local authority but by Tadcaster Community Swimming Pool Trust, a registered charity. In addition to full time staff, the pool has a number of volunteers who assist in the daily operations of the facilities. 

Additional volunteers are needed to help out in various functions, so if you can spare just a few hours a week in any of the following, the pool would like to hear from you.
– Reception/cash desk, Maintenance (electrical/plumbing/handyman), Gardening, Bookkeeping, IT.

Volunteers benefit from use of the facilities at very low cost.

To find out more please contact Chris Porter on 01937 833001 or email him at … chris@tadcasterpool.org.uk