Aurora Wellbeing Centre

by | 15 December 2022 | Community Event, Local Charity, Retford

Aurora is a cancer charity providing support in the local area for people living with cancer or a long-term health condition.
Unfortunately, they have had a spate of mindless vandalism recently with external windows smashed which they have had to repair at considerable cost to the charity. This has meant diverting funds for repairs which were earmarked for future projects helping the local people of Bassetlaw.

They have had a terrific response from the general public, cancer clients and volunteers who have offered to help Aurora with the installation of additional CCTV around the centre, which will hopefully deter this wanton vandalism. So, thank you everyone!

Spotlight on…. The Charity Shop

Did you know Aurora’s charity shop stocks a wide range of quality new and used clothes, shoes and homewares at affordable prices? Utilising the old library oak shelving, they have possibly the most extensive selection of books in the area too! The shop is entirely run by volunteers so all the money raised from sales help us to provide their services.

Why not go along to the centre to look for a bargain and then enjoy a piece of homemade cake in Valerie’s Tearooms? The shop is open Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4.00pm. They are very grateful for donations of good quality items but unfortunately cannot accept large items of furniture or electrical goods.

Forthcoming events

Saturday 3rd December, 12.00pm to 4.00pm: Christmas Market
Father Christmas will be making an appearance at 1.30pm. There will be craft stalls, family activities and lots more! The charity shop, Heritage Hub and Valerie’s Tearooms will be open.

Monday 19th December, 10.00am: Pop-up Carol Service
Join Aurora for festive carols. This is to help launch a new activity which will be starting in January. The Aurora Wellbeing Singers will have their first session at Aurora on Monday 9th January from 10.00am to 11.30am. It has been proven that singing helps your wellbeing and the choir is open to everyone whatever their ability, so get in touch and register for the choir on 01909 470985.

  • Tuesday 3rd January 2023, 10.00am: Heritage Café
    The first Heritage Café of 2023. No booking necessary.
  • Wednesday 8th February, 12.00pm to 3.00pm: Wellbeing Wednesday
    Local craft stalls, health and wellbeing information. Please note the new times for this event and that there will be no Wellbeing Wednesday in December or January.

Contact us!

Are you looking for ways to support Aurora? Would you like to be part of the Aurora Wellbeing family? Why not volunteer? You can contact them by phone on 01909 470985 or email on admin@aurorawellbeing.org.uk.