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




Athenaeum Club
Kimberley Place,


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

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

Falmouth Meeting - 21st February


The choice of subject for our February meeting could not have been more topical.  Rachael Reid of Cornwall Council's Waste Management Services kindly agreed to come and speak to us about recycling and waste management.  Rachael explained the types of recycling and waste management services currently available to the public, including Repair Cafes and site visits to the anaerobic digester plant at St. Dennis and also gave details of the new contract which has been negotiated with Biffa, viz weekly food waste collections and fortnightly collections of general waste.  Visible changes will include a state of the art collection fleet, and wheelie bins.  
Members of the audience asked questions as to which items can be recycled and which should be placed in general waste and Rachael also advised that there is an A to Z facility available for this purpose on the Council's web site.  At the end of the talk Rachael invited questions and a good number of the audience responded.  A vote of thanks was given by Barbara Warwick.     




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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