Latest News and Events

Wells Moat Boat Race

Please come and visit The Lawrence Centre stand at the Wells Moat Boat Race on Bank Holiday Monday. Located in the recreation park you can buy raffle tickets with the chance to win a Queen Street Deli hamper  worth £70, kindly donated by Probusiness.  There’ll also be a chance to win ‘bubbly’ and wine donated by Morrisons and a Lucky Dip for children with lots of goodies to ‘dip’ for. See you there from 10am to 4pm.


Gala Evening


Wells Film Centre Cinema, Princes Road, Wells 

Presents a Gala Evening on Friday 4th October 


JUDY (12A) 2 hours

Reception 6.30pm ~ Film 7.30pm 

Tickets £12.50 each 

and includes a Glass of Wine or Orange Juice

Raising funds for The Lawrence Centre in Wells. The Lawrence Centre provides day opportunities for older people including those living with memory loss and health issues. Charity no. 1146960

For tickets please contact:- 

Richard Leworthy (Trustee)  rjleworthy@gmail.com or 01749 670102

Maggie Charlesworth (Manager)  01749 676839



Music Therapy

On Wednesday 24th July Gina Cleverly was entertaining our regular attendees with a session of Music Therapy - one of the many activities devised and put on to entertain and stimulate them.  The event was sponsored by the Wells Dementia Action Alliance for whom we send many thanks. 


Carrington's Baby Shower

The Carrington's baby shower was certainly full of twists and turns; with jealousy, rivalry and a scandalous affair. This was certainly a memorable event for all. With a missing guest being  discovered murdered in his garden and three key suspects identified it wasn't long before the murderer of 'Chestnut Cove' was revealed. Thanks to two local detectives and the help of the residents of 'Chestnut Cove'.

This fun event raised £220 for The Lawrence  Centre; a massive thank you to everyone for their donations and for bringing their designated characters to life to make this such an enjoyable evening. And a huge thanks to fifteen year old Chloe  Allen who staged the event for TLC and put on such a great show which was enjoyed by all.

Picture: Danielle, Chloe’s Mum, Chloe and Maggie and Ross of TLC


Upcoming Outings

Wednesday 3rd July to Woodford Lodge at Chew Valley Lake.

Friday 16th August to Salt and Malt,Chew Valley Lake

Monday 16th September, Salt and Malt, Chew Valley Lake.

A few of our Groups are visiting Chew Valley Lake for their outing this year.  We have taken groups there before and it’s very popular due to the tranquil surroundings as well as a great opportunity to see wildfowl including birds feeding in the reed beds around the lake.  There are 2 cafes/restaurants on the lake, Woodford Lodge offers interesting food and disabled access is very good, they also cater for all kinds of diets.  Salt and Malt is the other café we are going to again this year, it is mainly good old fashioned fish and chips.  Both offer stunning views of the lake which is ideal for those who have mobility problems.  We travel there by mini bus which everyone enjoys, especially going through Burrington Coombe. We are hoping for good weather!


Murder Mystery

Murder Mystery April 13

The Murder Mystery Afternoon Tea in the Town Hall was a great success and all appeared to enjoy the wonderful tea provided by the Cheese Yard Cafe. The Moonstone Threatre Company players  said after that they had never been asked so many questions. Of course the retired Police Officers in the audience took things very seriously and reputations were on the line!  Nobody, not even the Thin Blue Line, guessed the culprit but a good time was had  by all. The Lawrence Centre and St,John Ambulance were the beneficiaries. Our thanks to Madame Mayor Celia Wride who organised the event.


New Saturday Opening for TLC

We are delighted to announce that TLC will be opening its doors from Saturday 27th April on the last Saturday of each Month.

The format of the day will be relaxed and informal and will be run by Emma and Liz.

Opening 10.30am - 2.30pm

More information to follow shortly


Wells City Band Concert

A great evening was had on Saturday March 2 when the Wells City Band gave a concert in the Town Hall, the proceeds from which went to the Mayor’s two charities for her year in office - The Lawrence Centre and St. John Ambulance.

The performance was a mix of traditional band music and some ‘modern’ classics which included Bohemian Rhapsody, Ticket to Ride, a further Beatles medley, Misty and Under the Boardwalk! 

Pictured: Sarah Clothier, Alex Fowler, President and Unit Manager of St. John Ambulance, Maggie Charlesworth, Manager of the Lawrence Centre, Lynne Alton HR St. John Ambulance and the Mayor and deputy Mayor, Celia and Sarah Wride.