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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