Our Open Day on September 12th was a great success. Opened by our local MP, Seema Kennedy, the event featured displays from all of our groups, stalls from Lancashire Carers, Queens Court Hospice, Age UK, Pensionwise and the Hesketh Bank Allotments Society. We also ran a tombola, grid and book stall. Lunch was available for the visitors as well as the usual assortment of Becconsall U3A cakes. We signed up nine new members and another six took the forms away to complete so an objective was met. We were delighted to welcome Jenny Carley, North West Trustee and NEC member for the U3A Trust, Gill Russell, North West Chairman and Suzanne Watkinson, retiring North West Chairman. Entertainment was provided by Davis Lythgoe from Upholland U3A, the Ukelele Band from Mawdsley U3A and a local choir.