U3A Carrick Group covers a wide-ranging area, so therefore general meetings are held in four locations.




Athenaeum Club
Kimberley Place,

At our meeting on the Thursday 20th February,Rachel Reid from Cornwall Council will be talking rubbish...or to put it more accurately she will be telling us about Waste Management. As councils and the government start to take pollution and climate change more seriously it should be interesting to hear where all the stuff we recycle or throw away goes and what plans there are for the future.


TRURO:Central Bar, St Mary's Street 2pm

Tuesday 25th February –

YOU, ME, and the SEA.
                                                          Confessions of a Thalassophile .
                                                     ( And why you’re probably one too )

Neil Hawkesford

Neil spent his early years in the Navy and apparently the lure of the sea has never left him. After the Navy he has led a fairly unconventional life style revolving around the sea and boats. He has involved himself delivering yachts and also attempting a lone sea voyage. Over a period of time Neil planned and built his own catamaran which he sailed to Spain and lived there until quite recently.

Tuesday 24th March – Southwest Ambulance Service will give us a talk on the superb work given to the population by the dedicated staff of the Ambulance Service.

Truro Meeting – 28th January


The Truro U3A visit to Shelterbox on Tuesday 28 January was very well attended by over 25 members.
 Shelterbox was set up in Helston 20 years ago by  the Lizard Rotary group.
 Andy Bramwell gave us a fascinating talk about how the charity had developed.
 They started with a green box initially filled with items to help 8 to 10 families a year.

In 2001 they raised £88,000 at the Rotary International conference. 143 shelter boxes were sent to help victims of the earthquake in Gujarat, India.
 Shelterbox was registered as a charity in 2003.
 In 2004 the Boxing Day Tsunami brought in many donations and volunteer response teams.
 In 2007Camilla Parker Bowles became the President.
 In 2009 other countries (Netherlands Norway, France, New Zealand and Germany) became affiliates.
Disasters responded to include:
2010 Haiti earthquake. 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami.
 In 2012 Shelterbox became Rotary’s official project partner in disaster relief -local Rotary groups helping other countries with other partners: Red Cross, IOM (International organisation for migration),Relief Aid, Habitat for Humanity.
 2013 super typhoon in the Philippines
2015 Nepal earthquake
Millionth person helped.
2016 Shelterbox moved from Helston to Truro
Cyclone Winston in Fiji
 2018 Stopped packing boxes in Truro. They are now sent more directly.
 Shelterbox have now supported over 1.5 million people in 97 countries

Our members were pleased to meet the new Chief Executive, Sanj Srikanthan, and eagerly asked him lots of questions.

We were also very touche. Joind by the film, Kunyumba, which showed how a cyclone hit community were able to move to higher ground and be happy again.



Carol Waters  01872 272951




U3A Carrick operates under a formal constitution, which sets out our philosophy and operational practices under which we manage our various activities and groups on a day-to-day basis across our neighbourhood districts. We operate with a formal committee structure, which includes financial management. U3A Carrick Group is registered with The UK Charity Commissioners under charity number: 1034910.


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