FAQs

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How long have you been open?

By | 2018-06-22T15:51:31+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|

We have been open since 7 March 1961. Ruth Winston and Edith Simpson started the Southgate Old Peoples Welfare Committee, the Centre was opened by HRH Princess Alexandra. The centre evolved over the years and soon became The Ruth Winston Centre.

How can I pay for my class?

By | 2018-06-22T15:51:13+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|

You can pay by cash, cheque or credit card (excluding AMEX) for your class. Some clubs require you to pay them directly but any class we organise and run we will take payment. Please come to the office before your next 6 week course starts to pay and ensure your place is kept for you.

What’s the code to the door?

By | 2018-06-22T15:50:54+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|

There are codes to the front door and back gate. We will tell you these once you join, they are printed on the back of your membership card in case you forget.

Do you have a waiting lists for any classes?

By | 2018-06-22T15:50:11+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|

Yes. Some of our classes prove very popular and fill up quite quickly. If we have to start a waiting list we will always look into the viability of running another class in the week to accommodate those waiting. A volunteer will always call you when a place becomes available so be sure to put your [...]

Are you a day care centre?

By | 2018-06-22T15:49:36+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|

No. We haven’t had any day care activities here since the early 1970’s. We are now a community centre offering activities, clubs and classes.

When is your next event?

By | 2018-06-22T15:48:16+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|

There is always so much going on at the Centre we ask that you keep an eye out on the website’s Events Page and on the Home Page. If you have an email address please ensure the office has your address so Staff can send you up to date information as it is due or for [...]

Who are your First aiders?

By | 2018-06-22T15:47:40+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|

Staff, several Volunteers and Tutors are qualified first aiders. There are many first aid kits around the building, please see the notice boards for their locations.

Can I Gift Aid goods and money to you?

By | 2018-06-22T15:47:22+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|

Yes you can. We have a gift aid system that allows us to take your information and keep tabs on your monetary donations as well as any items we sell on your behalf that you have donated to the centre. At present we can claim 25 pence back in every pound from HMRC. This can add [...]

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