Newsletter – February 2021

NEWSLETTER                                                                 FEBRUARY 2021

Welcome

Hello everyone and welcome to what should have been our February meeting, but sadly we will all have to celebrate Valentines night at home.  We have 2 couples who celebrate their wedding anniversaries on Valentines day, namely Bob and Carole Bryant, and Beranice and Mike Duncan, for whom it is their first. Congratulations to both couples you hopeless romantics!

Spring Break

19th-22nd March 2021

Blackpool The Bond Hotel

Due to current lockdown The Bond Hotel has decided it will not be reopening in time for our trip to Blackpool. But we have been offered an alternative date which is December 17th – 20th thus making it a Turkey and Tinsel break. All members booked on the spring holiday have been informed, but if any other members wish to book on this break please contact Dianne on 01928 573801 and she will enquire with the hotel to see if there is a room for you.

Summer Holiday Balances

Dianne is in possession now of a list of how much each of you owe for the summer holiday in Hayling Island.  She will be in contact with everyone booked on this trip to discuss outstanding balances.

PLEASE NOTE

The holiday must be paid in full by the end of March.

Just to remind you of the dates:

Friday 11th June to Friday 18th June 2021

We can assure everyone that this venue is covered by free COVID-19 insurance protection. Dianne has rechecked with Anthony’s travel about the latest Covid information and has had this reply.

“As of today, currently you are required to social distance on coaches, and wear face coverings (unless medically exempt).

Capacity is reduced but total passengers are based on certain factors.

Generally if anyone lives alone its one double seat per passenger, however if they are in the same bubble (household) they can sit together so the numbers going up, however by June we would hope that many of the measures would have been relaxed but we have no certainty.

 In relation to on the vehicle already 80% of our staff have had the first vaccination as essential transport workers, by your trip all will have had the second dose”

If anyone wishes to see if there are any available spaces, please contact Dianne on 01928 573801, she will be happy to make enquiries for you.

Any cheques for holidays to Barry. Could you please ensure that the PAYEE is clearly marked as:

Let’s Go Stroke Club.

Payments can also be made into the following bank account:

Sort Code 60-19-24

Account No 43542581 

Please put your name and purpose of payment in the Reference field.

Single Person Holiday Supplements

The club will fund the whole cost of any future single person supplements, to enable everyone to be able to enjoy our planned holidays without facing extra costs.

Memberships

All existing members will receive free club membership for 2021.

Birthdays this month

February

Maurice Gorodkin   2nd

Sylvia Arnold           14th

Eileen Duckett         18th

Ruth Card                 19th

Les Crosbie               20th

March

Beranice Duncan     2nd

Teresa Ainsworth    5th   

Irene Brindle            5th  

Trish Vardy              9th

Doreen Yates          11th

David Ryder            13th        

Mary Evans             23rd   

Betty Clark              26th

Many happy returns to all of you.

If there are any mistakes or omissions, please see a committee member to update our records.

Keeping in Touch

Teresa Cook, Sandra Byrne and Rose Cook still keep in touch with our members every week by phone to check on their wellbeing, and to ask if there are any issue’s they require support with.

Social Media 

If you have access to a computer or smartphone, why not keep in the loop by accessing our website or facebook page and having a browse. The addresses are:

www.letsgostrokeclub.org

          OR

http://www.facebook.com/letsgostrokeclub

 VERY IMPORTANT

Annual General Meeting

It has been decided to defer the AGM to when we can all meet again, hopefully soon in the future.

Mike Duncan is due for re-election this year. There is still 1 vacancy on the committee for anybody who would like to volunteer for these positions. Anybody who would like this opportunity please forward their name to Dianne Ryder.

Bob Bryant

Bob has returned as an active committee member with immediate effect.

Thanks to everyone for continuing to support your club, even if it must be at a distance. We will keep in touch, but remember, if anyone needs any help or just a chat on the phone, then please don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Take Care and Stay Safe

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Newsletter – January 2021

NEWSLETTER                                                                  JANUARY 2021

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

We wish all our members a happy and healthy New Year. We were forced to cancel the Christmas Party last month due to current circumstances, however we arranged for a two-course Christmas meal to be delivered to each member. We have received numerous compliments about the quality and quantity of the food, and we would like to express our gratitude to Rose Cook for arranging it. The Widnes deliveries were handled by Bob Rigby and Barry Heap to whom we also offer our thanks.

We look forward to when meetings can resume.  The first trip will be to Bury Market

Spring Break

19th-22nd March

Blackpool The Bond Hotel

Due to current lockdown and waiting for members to be vaccinated against Covid it was unanimously agreed to review the situation again at the next committee meeting.

Hampers 

I must sound like a broken record, but due to the pandemic we weren’t able to collect your donations for our usual Christmas hampers.

Holiday Balances

Dianne is in possession now of a list of how much each of you owe for the Summer Holiday in Hayling Island.  She will be in contact with everyone booked on this trip to discuss outstanding balances.

PLEASE NOTE

The holiday must be paid in full by the end of March.

 Just to remind you of the dates:

Friday 11th June to Friday 18th June 2021

We can assure everyone that this venue is covered by free COVID-19 insurance protection, and that Anthony’s Travel are taking all necessary precautions for travel arrangements. If anyone wishes to see if there are any available spaces, please contact Dianne on 01928 573801, she will be happy to make enquiries for you.

Any cheques for holidays to Barry. Could you please ensure that the PAYEE is clearly marked as:

Let’s Go Stroke Club.

Payments can also be made into the following bank account:

Sort Code 60-19-24

Account No 43542581 

Please put your name and purpose of payment in the Reference field.

Single Person Holiday Supplements

The Committee has unanimously agreed to fund the whole cost of any future single person supplements, to enable everyone to be able to enjoy our planned holidays without facing extra costs.

Memberships

It has been agreed that all existing members will receive free club membership for 2021.

Molly Daly

This lady turns 91 on the 23rd of January, so I’m sure you will all join us in wishing Molly an incredibly happy birthday.

Birthdays this month

Sylvia Attwood     1st

Sheila Wilson       2nd  

Sylvia Heap           3rd  

Carol Crosbie        3rd

Mike Duncan        7th

Ann Leicester       14th         

Barry Heap           17th   

Gwen Upton        21st

Molly Daly            23rd

Betty Mitchell      31st

February

Maurice Gorodkin   2nd

Sylvia Arnold           14th

Eileen Duckett         18th

Ruth Card                 19th

Les Crosbie               20th

Many happy returns to all of you.

If there are any mistakes or omissions, please see a committee member to update our records.

Club Calendars 2021

All club members should by now have received the Club Calendar 2021 as these were delivered by Dianne and David If any member has not received the calendar please let Dianne know on 01928 573801.

Lockdown Photos

If anyone has any photos they would like on the newsletter, please forward to dave.ryder56@gmail.com

Keeping in Touch

Teresa Cook, Sandra Byrne and Rose Cook keep in touch with our members every week by phone to check on their wellbeing,  and to ask if there are any issue’s they require support with.

Social Media 

If you have access to a computer or smartphone, why not keep in the loop by accessing our website or facebook page and having a browse. The addresses are:

www.letsgostrokeclub.org

          OR

http://www.facebook.com/letsgostrokeclub

VERY IMPORTANT

Annual General Meeting

After discussion it was agreed that a postal AGM would be the best solution, due to members limited access to technology and equipment, and to enable every member, despite any individual limitations, to be able to participate fully in the process. Dianne and David have agreed to hand deliver all AGM paperwork to members to prevent any going astray. Mike Duncan is due for re-election this year. There are still 2 vacancies on the committee for anybody who would like to volunteer for these positions. Anybody who would like this opportunity please forward their name to Dianne Ryder.

Thanks to everyone for continuing to support your club, even if it must be at a distance. We will keep in touch, but remember, if anyone needs any help or just a chat on the phone, then please don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Take Care and Stay Safe

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Newsletter – December 2020

NEWSLETTER                                                              DECEMBER 2020

Welcome

Hello everyone, and welcome to the December newsletter. Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, December’s meeting and the afternoon club have also had to be cancelled. Hopefully things can start to get back to normal in 2021­­.

Looking forward to when meetings can resume the first trip will be to Bury Market.

Spring Break

19th-22nd March

We are pleased to advise you that we have managed to book an alternative weekend at The Bond Hotel, Blackpool from 19 March 2021 to 22 March 2021.  Members who had previously cancelled the Christmas break will be contacted to see if they wish to attend the new dates.

The hotel will be solely occupied by us, so if there is anyone else wishing to go, please contact Dianne Ryder on 01928 573801 to discuss and also arrange to make full payment to Barry which can be done through bank transfer with the  details shown under Summer Holiday The cost for the whole holiday remains at £99 for 3 nights’ accommodation, bed, breakfast and evening meal, including evening entertainment.  For those wishing to travel there independently, the hotel has 23 car parking spaces.

Summer Holiday 2021

11th June 2021

PLEASE NOTE

The holiday must be paid in full by the end of March

We would assure everyone that this venue is covered by free COVID-19 – 19 insurance protection, and that Anthony’s Travel are taking all necessary precautions for travel arrangements. If anyone wishes to see if there are any available spaces please contact Dianne Ryder on 01928 573801, she will be happy to make enquiries for you.

Any cheques for holidays to Barry. Could you please ensure that the PAYEE is clearly marked as:

Let’s Go Stroke Club.

Payments can also be made into the following bank account:

Sort Code 60-19-24

Account No. 43542581

Please put your name and purpose of payment in the Ref Field .

Single Person Holiday Supplements

The Committee has unanimously agreed to fund the whole cost of any future single person supplements, to enable everyone to be able to enjoy our planned holidays without facing extra costs.

Birthdays

December

06th Lilian Murphy

16th Dianne Ryder

January

01st Sylvia Attwood

2nd Sheila Wilson

03rd Sylvia Heap

03rd Carol Crosbie

07th Mike Duncan

14th Ann Leicester

17th Barry Heap

20th Carole Bryant

21st Gwen Upton

23rd Molly Daly

31st Betty Mitchell

If anyone’s name is missing from the list, please see me to update the records.

Social Media

Just a reminder to all members, that we have a website and facebook page so feel free to visit these sites and comment on any of the articles

https://letsgostrokeclub.org/

https://www.facebook.com/letsgostrokeclub/

If you would like anything going onto the website or facebook for example, photographs or reviews on any of the club events, feel free to send them to me, David Ryder, at the following email address:

dave.ryder56@gmail.com

Virtual Club Meeting

Following recent enquiries by a club member, we are currently investigating the possibility of arranging a virtual club meeting via the internet for those members, friends and family who have internet access. We have come up with a way this can be organised but I would need an email address so I can send out the invite to the meeting.

Anyone who would be interested in this can you please send David Ryder your email address to dave.ryder56@gmail.com so we can try to organise this online event.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Teresa Cook, Sandra Byrne and Rose Cook still keep in touch with our members every week by phone to check on their wellbeing, and if there are any issue’s they require support with, and also by the monthly newsletters. 

Hidden Disability Cards

Sandra Byrne has purchased some hidden disability cards for members who require proof that they are unable to wear facemasks. Please contact Sandra on 01928 580887 if you would like one.

Ray & Pat Cosgrove

Roy and Pat’s spring flowering tubs are proving to be great value. They are on sale to members and their families and friends for £20 each, with £5 being donated to club funds.  If anyone would like to purchase one, please ring Roy or Pat on 0151 424 1829 to make arrangements. If any member who purchase these tubs would like to provide a photo for the newsletter once they are in flower please send to dave.ryder56@gmail.com

Club Membership 2021

It has been agreed that all existing members will receive free club membership for 2021. Also, the 2021 calendar will be delivered by the committee members before the new year.

Lockdown Photos

If anyone has any photos they would like on the newsletter please forward to dave.ryder56@gmail.com

Sad News

Enid Manley-Cooke has sadly passed away. A condolence card has been sent to her daughter together with a donation from the Club to British Heart Foundation.

Christmas Meals

Rose Cook has secured a deal with York Street Café for a 2- course festive meal for all members who wish to be included. Delivery will be organised in Runcorn by York Street Café and in Widnes by Barry Heap. This will take place on the afternoon of 16th December. Members who do NOT want to be included please contact ROSE COOK on 01928 57755 or 07716 639593

Merry Christmas

The Committee would like to wish everyone a Merry and Safe Christmas and A Happy New Year.

    Keep Safe

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Newsletter – November 2020

NEWSLETTER                                                              NOVEMBER 2020

Welcome

Hello everyone, and welcome to the November newsletter. Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, November’s meeting has also had to be cancelled. All our monthly meetings and trips will be cancelled until the Government lift all restrictions.  We send our best wishes to all members, family and friends to stay safe and well at this difficult time.

Turkey and Tinsel Break (which has now become our Spring Break)

19th-22nd March

We are pleased to advise you that we have managed to book an alternative weekend at The Bond Hotel, Blackpool from 19 March 2021 to 22 March 2021.  The hotel will be solely occupied by us, so if there is anyone else wishing to go, please contact Dianne Ryder on 01928 573801 to discuss and also arrange to make full payment to Barry which can be done through bank transfer with the  details shown under Summer Holiday The cost for the whole holiday remains at £99 for 3 nights’ accommodation, bed, breakfast and evening meal, including evening entertainment.  For those wishing to travel there independently, the hotel has 23 car parking spaces.

Summer Holiday 2021

11th June 2021

PLEASE NOTE

The holiday must be paid in full by the end of March

We would assure everyone that this venue is covered by free COVID-19 – 19 insurance protection, and that Anthony’s Travel are taking all necessary precautions for travel arrangements. If anyone wishes to see if there are any available spaces please contact Dianne Ryder on 01928 573801, she will be happy to make enquiries for you.

Any cheques for holidays to Barry. Could you please ensure that the PAYEE is clearly marked as:

Let’s Go Stroke Club.

Payments can also be made into the following bank account:

Sort Code 60-19-24

Account No. 43542581

Please put your name in the Ref Field.

Single Person Holiday Supplements

The Committee has unanimously agreed to fund the whole cost of any future single person supplements, to enable everyone to be able to enjoy our planned holidays without facing extra costs.

Afternoon Club

Once more the afternoon club has been cancelled until further notice.

Birthdays

November

01st Ged Martin

04th Brenda Ramsden

06th Patricia Gorodkin

10th Elsie Douglas

10th Julie Cartwright

11th Val Walsh

30th Bob Rigby

December

06th Lilian Murphy

15th Hilary Kay

16th Dianne Ryder

If anyone’s name is missing from the list, please see me to update the records.

Social Media

Just a reminder to all members, that we have a website and facebook page so feel free to visit these sites and comment on any of the articles

https://letsgostrokeclub.org/

https://www.facebook.com/letsgostrokeclub/

If you would like anything going onto the website or facebook for example, photographs or reviews on any of the club events, feel free to send them to me, David Ryder, at the following email address:

dave.ryder56@gmail.com

Virtual Club Meeting

Following recent enquiries by a club member, we are currently investigating the possibility of arranging a virtual club meeting via the internet for those members, friends and family who have internet access. We have come up with a way this can be organised but I would need an email address so I can send out the invite to the meeting.

Anyone who would be interested in this can you please send David Ryder your email address to dave.ryder56@gmail.com so we can try to organise this online event.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Teresa Cook, Sandra Byrne and Rose Cook still keep in touch with our members every week by phone to check on their wellbeing, and if there are any issue’s they require support with, and also by the monthly newsletters. 

Hidden Disability Cards

Sandra Byrne has purchased some hidden disability cards for members who require proof that they are unable to wear facemasks. Please contact Sandra on 01928 580887 if you would like one.

Ray & Pat Cosgrove

Roy and Pat’s spring flowering tubs are proving to be great value. They are on sale to members and their families and friends for £20 each, with £5 being donated to club funds.  If anyone would like to purchase one, please ring Roy or Pat on 0151 424 1829 to make arrangements. If any member who purchase these tubs would like to provide a photo for the newsletter once they are in flower please send to dave.ryder56@gmail.com

Club Membership 2021

It has been agreed that all existing members will receive free club membership for 2021. Also, the 2021 calendar will be delivered by the committee members before the new year.

Members Lockdown Photos

2 photos from Sandra Byrne

If anyone has any photos they would like on the newsletter please forward to dave.ryder56@gmail.com

Useful Information

Take Care Everyone

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Newsletter – October 2020

NEWSLETTER                                                                 OCTOBER 2020

Welcome

Hello everyone, and welcome to the October newsletter. Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, October’s meeting has also had to be cancelled. All our monthly meetings and trips will be cancelled until the Government lift all restrictions.  We send our best wishes to all members, family and friends to stay safe and well at this difficult time.

November Meeting

With regards to the previous message about the November meeting being moved to 17th November, this has now also been cancelled.

Sad News

We are saddened to have to tell you that long-standing club member, Pauline Card recently passed away and that her funeral is to take place on 16 October 2020.  Ruth, Pauline’s daughter, is grateful for the emotional support of club members at this very distressing time.  Due to current funeral restrictions there can be no club representation at Pauline’s funeral. 

However, Ruth has suggested that anyone wishing  to see the video of the service, it is accessible for 28 days on www.obitus.com User name: Yalo9866 Password 623470.

Turkey and Tinsel Break(which has now become our Spring Break)

19th-22nd March

Unfortunately, due to the current Covid 19 situation, it was unanimously agreed by the majority of those wishing to participate that it would be wiser to cancel this holiday.  However, we are pleased to advise you that we have managed to book an alternative weekend at The Bond Hotel, Blackpool from 19 March 2021 to 22 March 2021.  The hotel will be solely occupied by us, so if there is anyone else wishing to go, please contact Dianne Ryder on 01928 573801 to discuss.  The cost for the whole holiday remains at £99 for 3 nights’ accommodation, bed, breakfast and evening meal, including evening entertainment.  For those wishing to travel there independently, the hotel has 23 car parking spaces.

Summer Holiday 2021

11th June 2021

We would assure everyone that this venue is covered by free Covid – 19 insurance protection, and that Anthony’s Travel are taking all necessary precautions re travel arrangements. If anyone wishes to see if there are any available spaces please contact Dianne Ryder on 01928 573801, she will be happy to make enquiries for you.

Any cheques for holidays to Barry, could you please ensure that the PAYEE is clearly marked as:

Let’s Go Stroke Club.

Payments can also be made into the following bank account

Sort Code 60-19-24

Account No. 43542581

Please put your name in the Ref Field.

Single Person Holiday Supplements

The Committee has unanimously agreed to fund the whole cost of any future single person supplements, to enable everyone to be able to enjoy our planned holidays without facing extra costs.

Afternoon Club

Once more the afternoon club has been cancelled until further notice.

Donation

We are pleased to inform you that Cliff Unwin of Uniqwin UK Ltd has made a generous donation to the club of £2500 to show appreciation of the work we do in our community with the Let’s Go Stroke Club.

Birthdays

October

3rd Ann Dutton

4th Anne Cartwright

11th Kath Ashton

13th Norma Atherton

18th Rose Cook

18th Freda Mitchell

27th Shaun Dutton

29th Dawn Jackson

November

01st Ged Martin

04th Brenda Ramsden

06th Patricia Gorodkin

10th Elsie Douglas

10th Julie Cartwright

11th Val Walsh

30th Bob Rigby

If anyone’s name is missing from the list, please see me to update the records.

Social Media

Just a reminder to all members that we have a website and facebook page so feel free to visit these sites and comment on any of the articles

https://letsgostrokeclub.org/

https://www.facebook.com/letsgostrokeclub/

If you would like anything going onto the website or facebook for example, photographs or reviews on any of the club events, feel free to send them to me, David Ryder, at the following email address:

dave.ryder56@gmail.com

Virtual Club Meeting

Following recent enquiries by a club member, we are currently investigating the possibility of arranging a virtual club meeting via the internet for those members, friends and family who have internet access.  We will keep you updated, as this is all new to us.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Teresa Cook, Sandra Byrne and Rose Cook still keep in touch with our members every week by phone to check on their wellbeing, and if there are any issue’s they require support with, and also by the monthly newsletters. 

Hidden Disability Cards

Sandra Byrne has purchased some hidden disability cards for members who require proof that they are unable to wear facemasks. Please contact Sandra on 01928 580887 if you would like one.

Ray & Pat Cosgrove

Roy and Pat are using their need to socially isolate productively by making large spring flower tubs.  They have agreed to sell some to members and their families and friends for £20 each, with £5 being donated to club funds.  If anyone would like to purchase one, please ring Roy or Pat on 0151 424 1829 and make arrangements.

Take Care Everyone

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Turkey and Tinsel Holiday December 2020 (IMPORTANT INFORMATION)

Due do the ongoing Covid -19 situation it has been decided to cancel the Turkey and Tinsel weekend in Blackpool in December. The hotel has allowed us to transfer the dates to March 19th to 22nd 2021. All people booked on this break will be contacted to see if they are available for the new dates and also if anyone else wants to book on this who are not on the December list please contact Dianne Ryder on 01928 573801 and Dianne will see if we can add you to the break for the cost of £99.

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Newsletter – September 2020

NEWSLETTER                                                               SEPTEMBER 2020

Welcome

Hello everyone, and welcome to the September newsletter. Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, September’s meeting has also had to be cancelled. All our monthly meetings and trips will be cancelled until the Government lift all restrictions. Hopefully, this will not take too long, and we send our best wishes to all members, family and friends to stay safe and well at this difficult time.

Sad News

We are sad to announce the recent passing of Wally Tittle, one of the founding members of this club. The club committee have expressed their sincere condolences to his family and hope that Marie will eventually feel able to return to the club.

November Meeting

An early reminder for everyone. The meeting in November has had the date changed because the stadium needs both suites for an event on the day of our meeting. The new date is Wednesday 17th November. Please mark it on your calendars or diaries.

Turkey and Tinsel Break

Date: Dec 18th to 21st

The committee have recognised everyone’s current concerns over Covid-19 and social distancing. We are currently organising a second coach for transport to assist with this.

Summer Holiday 2021

11th June 2021

We have now increased the number of people who are going on our holiday from 21 to 25 people to Lakeside Holiday Village, Hampshire.  We would assure everyone that this venue is covered by free Covid – 19 insurance protection, and that Anthony’s Travel are taking all necessary precautions re travel arrangements. If anyone wishes to see if there are any available spaces, please contact Dianne Ryder on 01928 573801, she will be happy to make enquiries for you.

Unfortunately, all the single rooms are now fully booked, so if anyone wishes a single room there is now a supplement to be paid as only double rooms are available.

Any cheques for holidays to Barry, could you please ensure that the PAYEE is

clearly marked as:

Let’s Go Stroke Club.

Payments can also be made into the following bank account

Sort Code 60-19-24

Account No. 43542581

Please put your name in the Ref Field.

Afternoon Club

Once more the afternoon club has been cancelled until further notice.

Birthdays

September

4th Tony Murphy

15th Alice Howells

October

3rd Ann Dutton

4th Anne Cartwright

11th Kath Ashton

13th Norman Atherton

18th Rose Cook

18th Freda Mitchell

29th Dawn Jackson

If anyone’s name is missing from the list, please see me to update the records.

Please Note

Birthday cards have been posted early to ensure that they arrive no later than the members birthdays, however they could arrive quite early under the present circumstances.

Social Media

Just a reminder to all members that we have a website and facebook page, so feel free to visit these sites and comment on any of the articles

https://letsgostrokeclub.org/

If you would like anything going onto the website or facebook for example, photographs or reviews on any of the club events, feel free to send them to me, David Ryder, at the following email address:

dave.ryder56@gmail.com

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Teresa Cook, Sandra Byrne and Rose Cook keep in touch with our members every week by phone to check on their wellbeing, if there are any issue’s they require support with, and by the monthly newsletters. 

Quigley’s Bakery

The club is now contributing financially towards James’s continuing efforts to support the vulnerable in our community.

Are you aware that he also provides Sunday Lunch at £5.50 a head? Feedback is that they are excellent quality and the portions are huge. If you are interested, please contact 01928 898564 but I would advise you to book early i.e. on a Monday as he only makes 45 lunches.

He has built an excellent reputation over Covid 19 lockdown, providing those in need in the community with essential supplies free of charge. Thank you, James.

Hidden Disability Cards

Sandra Byrne has purchased some hidden disability cards for members who require proof that they are unable to wear facemasks. Please contact Sandra on 01928 580887 if you would like one.

Tablet Donation

Wonderful feedback from our 3 beneficiaries, who are now enjoying being able to use this technology and they are receiving excellent support from Debbie over any difficulties.

 Ray & Pat Cosgrove

Ray and Pat have contributed photos of their lovely garden to share with us all to show what they have achieved during lockdown and social isolation. An example is shown below, but more on the website. Anyone else who would like to show what they have achieved please send any photo’s to dave.ryder56@gmail.com

23rd Birthday Party

Unfortunately, this year we have been unable to celebrate the Let’s Go Stroke Club’s 23rd birthday and the Afternoon Club’s 5th birthday. Hopefully, next year we will be able to celebrate twice as much.

Take Care Everyone

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Lockdown Activities

After a request for members to share what activities have been done and what has been achieved during lockdown we have received the 1st images from Roy and Pat Cosgrove. If any one else wants to send any images to be included in this website feel free to send to dave.ryder56@gmail.com.

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Newsletter – August 2020

NEWSLETTER                                                                    AUGUST 2020

Welcome

Hello everyone, and welcome to the August newsletter. Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, August’s meeting has also had to be cancelled. All our monthly meetings and trips will be cancelled until the Government lift all restrictions. Hopefully, this will not take too long, and we send our best wishes to all members, family and friends to stay safe and well at this difficult time.

November Meeting

An early reminder for everyone. The meeting in November has had the date changed because the stadium needs both suites for events on the day of our meeting. The new date is Wednesday 17th November. Please mark it on your calendars or diaries.

Turkey and Tinsel Break

Due to the cancellation of our spring break to Blackpool, the hotel has offered us an alternative date of Dec 18th to 21st for the same price of £99 thus becoming a Turkey & Tinsel weekend. Your payments have been transferred to this holiday.

Summer Holiday 2021

11th June 2021

We have now booked 21 people onto our 2021 holiday to Lakeside Holiday Village, Hampshire. We are disappointed with the low numbers but recognise the possible anxieties re Covid – 19 could be holding people back from committing. We would assure everyone that this venue is covered by free Covid – 19 insurance protection, and that Anthony’s Travel are taking all necessary precautions re travel arrangements. If anyone wishes to see if there are any available spaces nearer to June 2021, please contact Dianne Ryder on 01928 573801, she will be happy to make enquiries for you.

Any cheques for holidays to Barry, could you please ensure that the PAYEE is clearly      marked as:

Let’s Go Stroke Club.

Payments can also be made into the following bank account

Sort Code 60-19-24

Account No. 43542581

Please put your name in the Ref Field.

 

Afternoon Club

Once more the afternoon club has been cancelled until further notice.

Birthdays for August

5th Irene Brindle

9th Norma Sherwood

17th James Quigley

23rd Pauline Jackson

September

4th Tony Murphy

15th Alice Howells

If anyone’s name is missing from the list, please see me to update the records.

Please Note

Birthday cards have been posted early to ensure that they arrive no later than the members birthdays, however they could arrive quite early under the present circumstances.

Social Media

Just a reminder to all members that we have a website and facebook page, so feel free to visit these sites and comment on any of the articles. Their addresses are:

https://letsgostrokeclub.org/

https://www.facebook.com/letsgostrokeclub/

If you would like anything going onto the website or facebook, for example, photographs or reviews on any of the club events, feel free to send them to me, David Ryder, at the following email address:

dave.ryder56@gmail.com

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Teresa Cook, Sandra Byrne and Rose Cook still keep in touch with our members every week by phone to check on their well being, or any issue’s they require support with, and also by the monthly newsletters.

Quigley’s Bakery

James Quigley has provided catering for the afternoon club for the past few years. They have been delicious and excellent value.

Are you aware that he also provides Sunday Lunch at £5.50 a head? Feedback is that they are excellent quality and the portions are huge. If you are interested, please contact 01928 575839 but I would advise you to book early i.e. on a Monday as he only makes 45 lunches.

He has built an excellent reputation during lockdown, providing those in need in the community with essential supplies free of charge. Thank you, James.

Hidden Disability Cards

Sandra Byrne has purchased some hidden disability cards for members who require proof that they are unable to wear facemasks. Please contact Sandra on 01928 580887 if you would like one.

Tablet Donation

We were approached by a lovely lady called Debbie who had some new tablets to donate to people who had disabilities and were socially isolated. 3 lucky members names were drawn out of a hat and received the tablets with 3 months Wi-Fi.

USEFUL INFORMATION

iCAN Warning: Scam banking text messages Halton Trading Standards wishes to warn consumers of scam bank text messages currently circulating. Consumers have reported to us that they are receiving calls claiming to be from banks (such as RBS), when the consumer hangs up, they subsequently receive text messages claiming to be from the bank. The text message thanks the recipient for registering with digital banking (see below) and asks the recipient to contact them, if they don’t remember doing this (you won’t remember doing this because it’s part of the scam). These sorts of calls and text messages are a way of stealing your personal details and bank details. If you have any concerns about your accounts, then please contact your bank through your normal means (and not via any email links, attachments or telephone numbers in the text messages or given to you over the phone). If you or somebody you know has been caught out by a scam or fraud please contact one of our specialist officers, Linda or Sue on 0151 511 8785 or  0151 511 8775, who are already working with people in Halton who have lost thousands of pounds to scams. If you need advice on anything else, please contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline or 0808 223 1133

Take Care Everyone

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Newsletter – July 2020

NEWSLETTER                                                                          JULY 2020

Welcome

Hello everyone, and welcome to the July newsletter. Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, July’s meeting has also had to be cancelled. All our monthly meetings and trips will be cancelled until the Government lift all restrictions. Hopefully, this will not take too long, and we send our best wishes to all members, family and friends to stay safe and well in this difficult time.

November Meeting

An early reminder for everyone.  The meeting in November has had the date changed because the stadium needs both of the suites for events on the day of our meeting.  The new date is Wednesday 17th November.  Please mark it on your calendars or diaries.

Turkey and Tinsel Break

Due to the cancellation of our spring break to Blackpool, the hotel have offered us an alternative date of Dec 18th to 21st for the same price of £99 thus becoming a Turkey & Tinsel weekend. Your payments have been transferred to this holiday.

Summer Holiday 2021

11th June 2021

We have now booked 21 people onto our 2021 holiday to Lakeside Holiday Village, Hampshire.  We are disappointed with the low numbers but recognise the possible anxieties re Covid – 19 could be holding people back from committing.  We would assure everyone that this venue is covered by free Covid – 19 insurance protection, and that Anthony’s Travel are taking all necessary precautions re travel arrangements.  If anyone wishes to see if there are any available spaces nearer to June 2021, if you contact Dianne Ryder on 01928 573801, she will be happy to make enquiries for you.

Any cheques for holidays to Barry, could you please ensure that the PAYEE is clearly marked as

Let’s Go Stroke Club.

Payments can also be made into the following bank account

Sort Code 60-19-24

Account No. 43542581

Please put your name in the Ref Field.

Afternoon Club

Once more the afternoon club has been cancelled until further notice.

Birthdays This Month

2nd Julie Munroe

6th Jean Bates

7th Alyson Carter

13th  Marie Tittle

20th Stuart Day

26th Martin Higgins

28th Marion McDonald

30th Doreen Orme

If anyone’s name is missing from the list, please see me to update the records.

Please Note

Birthday cards have been posted early to ensure that they arrive no later than the members birthdays, however they could arrive quite early under the present circumstances.

Social Media

Just a reminder to all members that we have a website and facebook page so feel free to visit these sites and comment on any of the articles

https://letsgostrokeclub.org/

https://www.facebook.com/letsgostrokeclub/

If you would like anything going onto the website or facebook for example, photographs or reviews on any of the club events, feel free to send them to me, David Ryder, at the following email address:

dave.ryder56@gmail.com

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Teresa Cook, Sandra Byrne and Rose Cook still keep in touch with our members every week by phone to check on their wellbeing, and if there are any issue’s they require support with, and also by the monthly newsletters.

USEFUL INFORMATION

Carer’s

We would encourage all carers to register with Halton Carers Centre (Tel: 01928 580182) at 62 Church Street, Runcorn &  Halton & St Helen’s VCA, Lugsdale Road, Widnes to access the support and therapies which are available to them. There is also funding available to support those registered of up to £200 per carer.

Halton Borough Council

Our Trading Standards Manager, Deana Perchard joined LoanSharkNews on its latest podcast to talk about raising awareness of loan sharks in communities and what more can be done to prevent illegal money lenders operating.

Listen here

https://bit.ly/3hyx2El

Hand Sanitiser

PLEASE, PLEASE take a look at the advice below as I know many people like myself have or have had hand sanitiser in their cars and possibly on window sills at home.  I know I had some in my car until I saw this. Please take care and be safe.

iCAN Warning: Clarification on alcohol-based hand sanitiser – vehicle fires

It has subsequently come to light today, after our initial message, that the guidance document Halton Trading Standards was referencing has subsequently been withdrawn. To clarify the current advice on alcohol based hand sanitiser, they will not combust if left in a car – even on the hottest day. For hand sanitiser to cause a fire it would need to come into contact with a spark.

We advise residents to ensure they store their hand sanitisers in vehicles safely, which includes keeping bottles closed and out of direct sunlight. This will ensure the contents do not deteriorate.

If you or somebody you know has been caught out by a scam or fraud please contact one of our specialist officers, Linda or Sue on 0151 511 8785 or 0151 511 8775, who are already working with people in Halton who have lost thousands of pounds to scams.

If you need advice on anything else, please contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 0808 223 1133

Take care and STAY SAFE everyone.

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