• A great time was had by all at our 2017 Christmas Party - book your place for the 2018 party now!

  • Fabulous singer Diane Moore belted out some of our favourite songs. We were also honoured to have 2 young gentlemen from our local ATC in attendance.

  • Whist every Thursday afternoon!

  • Enjoy Weekly Pilates & Keep Fit Classes

  • Craft & Art Classes every week.

  • Join us for a delicious lunch Monday, Wednesday & Friday

The Meeting Place for the over Fifty Fives in Sawbridgeworth.

Art, Craft, Bingo, Whist, Outings, Keep Fit, Holidays, Lunches, Refreshment, Shopping Trips, Quizzes and much more... You're welcome to come and join us!
We are open 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday and 10am - 12 Noon Saturday.

Tesco and Sainsbury's Christmas Shopping Bus
Tesco and M&S (Brookfield) Shopping Bus : Departs 9am Pick up from home- Wednesday 12th December - Cost £8.00 / Sainsbury's (Harlow) Shopping Bus : Monday 19th November 2018. Cost £3.50

Both buses will collect you from your home address – so you need to be ready to be picked up from 9am. You will then be dropped off at your home address with your purchases. Please note the change in cost and destination for the shopping trips in the run up to Christmas.

(Usually, the Tesco Bus will be calling at Tesco, Home Bargains and The Range. The Sainsbury Bus will call at Sainsbury’s (Thorley) only. Both cost £3.50. Please book in the office to secure your place.)

Thursday 20th December - 11am-4pm

We’re starting the day off with Carol Singing, followed by a Buffet Lunch and afternoon entertainment by John Sharples. A great day was had by all last year – don’t miss out! Tickets are £15 – please book in the office (payment at time of booking please). We are full for this event at present, but please register any interest and we’ll put you on the waiting list.

The Hailey Fun Quiz
Tuesday 11th December 2018 / 2.00-4.00pm / Cost £4.00 to include light refreshments.

Come along and show off your retention for trivia at our ever popular monthly quiz. You are guaranteed at the very least to have a great deal of fun whilst being entertained by our Quizmaster double act, Eddie & Peter. If that is not enough to tempt you, then I am sure that a mince pie, cup of tea and the chance to win cash prizes will! Come with a ready made team or join one of our existing ones – all welcome! (Payment at time of booking please.)

Chair Based Fitness Fun Hour
Every Tuesday 10.15-11.15. / Cost: £3.00 / Booking Essential

Come along and join us for an hour of chair based fitness and fun with the lovely Elsie. Make new friends, enjoys some laughs whilst improving your all round fitness and mobility levels.
Exercises designed to suit all abilities.

Art Club
Every Wednesday / 2.15-4.15pm / Cost: £4.00

Are you an established hobby artist or just looking to explore how to get started in drawing or painting ?
We have a very friendly bunch attending the club who will offer a very warm welcome and support to any new joiners.

Yoga (Beginners)
Every Tuesday 11.30-12.30 and 12.30-1.30pm/Cost: £5.00 per session / Booking Essential


Come along and experience the fringe.yoga method with the lovely Elsie, who’ll help and guide you. Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility, balance and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing, with some research showing that it is popular with people with arthritis for its gentle way of promoting flexibility and strength. Due to the popularity of the class, we have added an additional session – 12.30 to 1.30pm.

HOY! Bingo - Christmas Special
Tuesday 4th December / 2.15pm-4.00pm / Cash Prizes

Join us for a game of Hoy! Bingo on Tuesday 4th December. Not only can you win cash AND prizes, you can meet up with old friends (and make new ones too!) Don’t be shy, come along and give us a try – £5 for 5 games! (Includes light refreshments). #Bingo #HaileyCentre #community #fun #Sawbridgeworth

Liz's Cafe
Every Thursday - 11.30 - 1.00pm / Cost: from £3.50

Join us at Liz’s Cafe where we will be serving Homemade Soup and bread roll, or a filling jacket potato with topping, both with a hot drink – prices from £3.50. Let us know in the office if you’ll be joining us – booking not essential but advisable. (Last food order 12.30pm)

If you shop online you can help us raise much needed money for our wonderful Hailey Centre. We are joined up to the fabulous www.TheGivingMachine.co.uk (another local charity) who help raise funds for schools and charities just by people shopping online via their website. It’s easy to use and doesn’t cost you a penny! Click here for the Hailey Centre’s GivingMachine page and to find out more

Lunch Club
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 12.30pm / Cost: £5.50 / Booking Essential

Enjoy a delicious home cooked nutritional two course meal, made on the premises from scratch by our team every Monday, Wednesday and Friday lunchtime from 12.30pm. Our fabulous volunteers will look after you – so you’ll soon feel that you are out for lunch with a great group of friends! £5.50 including tea or coffee. It’s easy to book – just pop in to the office and speak to Sue or Deb.
(Subsidised transport can be provided if necessary – just ask to find out more.)

Our Famous Bacon Rolls
Join us on the first Saturday of every month for our now famous Bacon Rolls. No need to book, just drop in between 9am and 12 Noon -Saturday 1st December 2018!

Receive a warm welcome from our famous Queen of bacon rolls, Pat, along with our team of merry volunteers who are waiting to say hello & provide you with delicious locally sourced bacon rolls and hot drinks. Come along and meet new and old friends at the warm and comfortable Hailey Centre.
#ShopLocal #LoveSawbridgeworth #Sawbridgeworth #HaileyCentre

Whist Club
Every Thursday / 1.45-4.00pm /

Come along to our friendly Club where new members are made very welcome, even if they have never played before. Our existing members will be only too happy to help you to get started until you pick up the basics of the game. As we have around 20 players attending each Whist Drive, you can either come along on your own or, if you prefer, bring some friends with you.

Wednesday Mornings - 9.30am to 11.30am

We are delighted to welcome back to The Hailey Centre the fab team at Hertswise, a service designed with people living with dementia, low level memory loss or mild cognitive impairment, and their friends, family and carers. It’s provided by a partnership of community and voluntary groups to ensure they can provide the kind of support that you need.
For further information about #Hertswise click on the following link#Hertswise website

Volunteers Needed
Can you help us to provide a valuable service to our community?

The Hailey Centre needs your help! If you can spare an hour or two on Thursdays to help us out at lunchtime (between 12 and 2pm) please get in touch. We serve lunch to 20-30 people on average and as you can imagine that’s a lot of clearing and washing up! If you do want to help us to provide this valuable service to our lovely over-55’s, please get in touch with Sue or Deb (Hailey Centre telephone number: 01279 721221). We understand that you all have lots to do too, so a once a month commitment (at your convenience) would still be much appreciated!

Silver & Active Keep Fit
Every Monday 2.15-3.15 / Cost: £4.00 per session / Booking Essential

NEW CLASSES Exercise can energize your mood, relieve stress, help you manage symptoms of illness and pain, and improve your overall sense of well-being. In fact, exercise is the key to staying strong, energetic, and healthy as you get older. Join our in-house fitness instructor who will guide you through an hour of gentle exercise to help you maintain and improve your fitness levels

Tuesday Evening/ 7.00pm-8.00pm /8.00pm-9.00pm

Rebecca is running a Breath and Control Pilates class on Tuesday evenings at The Hailey Centre. If you’d like to book, please contact Rebecca directly bcpilates18@googlemail.com or mobile: 07503 539438. Cost: £5 per session.
#Pilates #HaileyCentre #community #keepfit

Saturday 8th September 2018

Join us on Saturday 8th September for our annual Charity Race Night. Tickets only £10 (includes entrance fee and Fish & Chip Supper). Please feel free to bring your own alcoholic drinks.

Sawbridgeworth Christmas Lights Switch-On
Saturday 24th November - 3.30pm-7pm

If you would like to join us for a cup of tea or coffee, slice of cake or a bacon roll we’d be honoured! We’ll be running our popular Teddy Tombola and, for the adults, a Bottle Tombola. All money raised will go to support The Hailey Centre (Charity Reg. 1030820). Your support, as always, is much appreciated.
#HaileyCentre #Sawbridgeworth #Christmas #Lights

Sawbridgeworth May Fayre
Sunday 6th May

We’ll be open on Sunday 6th May selling bacon rolls from 12 noon until 2pm, THEN we’ll be selling delicious home made scones with cream and jam from 2pm-4pm. Alternatively, pop along to our stall selling plants, and glitter tattoos. Please come along and support us! (Registered Charity 1030820)
#HaileyCentre #Sawbridgeworth #Charity #MayFayre

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