Newsletter – June 2020

NEWSLETTER                                                                     JUNE 2020

Welcome

Hello everyone, and welcome to the June newsletter. Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, June’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

Once again due to the Coronavirus our spring break to Blackpool has also had to be cancelled. 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.

Summer Holiday

Normally around this time of year members are looking forward to our annual week away to Devon, but unfortunately the holiday to Croyde Bay has been cancelled. The full deposit has been refunded so members have the option of a full refund of payments made or to transfer the credit over towards the 2021 holiday which is discussed below in the newsletter.

Summer Holiday 2021

11 June 2021

As you will see from the attached leaflet, included with this newsletter, we have managed to secure a 7-day holiday for club members at Lakeside Holiday Village on Hayling Island, Hampshire for next year.  The facilities appear to be excellent and there are a lot of on-site activities to take part in if you are interested.  We will also be able to explore a different area of the country and have access to a beach without too much difficulty.  The cost is £429 but to secure your place on the holiday you will need to pay a £30 non-refundable deposit before 2nd July 2020.  Warner Leisure are also able provide group holiday insurance for £13 per person, which is extremely reasonable.  If you wish to access this cover, a decision must be made before we pay the deposit.                       Payments for the deposit and insurance, if needed, can be paid into the club’s bank account by online banking using the following details:

Sort Code: 60-19-24

Account No: 43542581

Please remember to put your name in the Ref Field.

Warner Holiday Protection Cover details are in the attached leaflet.

Afternoon Club

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

Birthdays This Month

2nd Sandra Byrne

2nd Margaret Lavery

16th Teresa Cook

20th Nicholas Murphy

22nd Barbara Lindon

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 fortnight by phone to enquire on their wellbeing. They check if there are any issue’s they require support with, and we also continue to send out the monthly newsletter.                   If you need any help or fancy a chat to relieve your loneliness, please do not hesitate to call one of the committee members.  We are only too happy to help if we can. If anybody would like to be involved in a zoom chat with other members, this is something we can help you set up if you contact Dianne Ryder.

USEFUL INFORMATION

One more potential scam going around:

iCAN WARNING

TV’s sold from the back of vans!

Halton Trading Standards wants to make consumers aware that TV’s are being sold from the back of vans at various sites across Cheshire. There is a possibility the traders may turn up within the Borough. We would advise consumers to be wary of purchasing these TV’s, as there is no way of knowing if they are working, safe and/or stolen goods. 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. They are already working with people in Halton who have lost thousands of pounds to scams.

Take care and STAY SAFE everyone.

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Newsletter – May 2020

NEWSLETTER                                                                  May 2020

Welcome

Hello everyone, and welcome to the May newsletter. Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus pandemic May’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.

June Meeting

We wouldn’t normally have a meeting in June, because most of us are away on the group holiday, but IF the lockdown is over we will have an evening meeting on Wednesday 10th June.  Lets hope we can all meet up again next month.

November Meeting

An early reminder for everyone.  The meeting in November has had the date changed because the stadium need both of the 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

Once again due to the Coronavirus our spring break to Blackpool has also had to be cancelled. 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.

Summer Holiday

The holiday to Croyde Bay has been cancelled, regretfully. The lockdown won’t be over by the time we travel, and the general consensus is that most people don’t want to sit in a group on the coach for 6 hours, and then mix with other guests in the hotel.  Considering the age of our members and their increased vulnerability has left us with no other option.  We are looking for more suitable venues for next years holiday.  Only £20 per person has been paid as a deposit to the hotel, which should be returned to us.

 Afternoon Club

Once again the afternoon club have been cancelled until further notice.

Birthdays This Month

10TH Bob Bryant

10th Ged Philbin

11th David Attwood

12th Mair Davies

14th Simon Tudor

18th Edna Martin

19th Rod Jackson

25th Bryan Cartwright

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

Please Note

Birthday cards have been poster 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/

Sad News

We were saddened to hear that one of our members Ken Parkes had passed away and we sent our condolences to his family.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

We are still keeping in touch with our members every fortnight by phone and by the monthly newsletters.  If you need any help or fancy a chat to relieve your loneliness, please don’t hesitate to call one of the committee.  We are only too happy to help if we can.

USEFUL INFORMATION

If you are struggling on your own through the COVID-19 crisis Halton Borough Council are there to help you phone: 0151 907 8363

Green bin licence deadlines have been put back to 1 August 2020 to help those in financial difficulty.  If you are OK renewal date is from 1 June 2020.

There are a lot of scam phone calls, texts and emails being sent at the moment.  Please verify these contacts by asking who they are and what is their contact information and tell them that you will contact them later.  Halton Borough Council Adult Social Care is able to support you with this on 0151 907 8306.

Remember never give out bank account or bank card details is someone requests them over the phone.  Do not press button 1.  Just hang up!

Adult Social Care enquiries please phone 0151 90 8306
You will not be asked for your bank account or bank card details.

If you receive an unexpected call from anybody asking for your bank details, ask them for their name and the name of the organisation they work for and tell them that you will call them back.

Look up the organisation they claim to be from in the Phone Book, or by typing their website address online, and phone the organisation to make sure it was a genuine call. Do not phone the organisation on the number the caller has given.
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.

 

Take care and STAY SAFE everyone.

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Newsletter – April 2020

NEWSLETTER                                                                   APRIL 2020

Welcome

Hello everyone, and welcome to the April newsletter. Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus pandemic April’s meeting has 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.

AGM

Many thanks to all our members who attended and participated in our AGM. Unfortunately we didn’t manage to attract anyone to fill the 2 vacant positions on the Committee, but hopefully someone’s conscience will prick them, and they will realise that we rely on volunteers to keep the club functioning, and that maybe they would like to give something back to the club. We are fortunate that our treasurer Barry Heap and Secretary Dianne Ryder have been re-elected onto the committee with no opposition. I hope you all enjoyed the delicious buffet afterwards.

Spring Break

Once again due to the Coronavirus our spring break to Blackpool has also had to be cancelled. 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.

Summer Holiday

At this point in time we do not know if our Summer holiday to Croyde Bay will be going ahead. A decision will be made in May and all members who are booked on the holiday will be notified. Dianne Ryder is looking for an alternative venue for the holiday in 2021.

Afternoon Club

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

Birthdays This Month

Michael Lindon 8th

Ann Williams 15th

Marie Rigby 29th

Wally Tittle 29th

Julie Orme 30th

If anyone’s name is missing from this 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/

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The committee are keeping in touch with all members every fortnight, so if you need any help you only need to ask during these difficult times.

Take care and STAY SAFE everyone.

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Newsletter – March 2020

NEWSLETTER                                                                  MARCH 2020

Welcome

Hello everyone, welcome, and thanks for attending our AGM. I know it’s not very exciting, but it is necessary for us to comply with the Charities Commission rules, so thanks for bearing with us. Just a reminder that if you haven’t renewed your membership for this year yet, you need to do it now, in order to have a vote, and enjoy our delicious buffet.

AGM

Disappointingly, we received no nominations for committee members this year. Fortunately, we have a good team already in place, but we really do need some fresh impetus from new members. Only a few hours a month is all we are asking for, which shouldn’t be too much to ask from members who are mostly retired. We can co-opt members onto the committee at any time, not just at the AGM, so if anyone would like to reconsider, and put something back into the club, then please have a word with any committee member, join us, and see what you’re missing.

Spring Break

On Friday 24th April, 37 of us are off to Blackpool for a spring break holiday. We were fortunate to take advantage of a massive price reduction from £195 down to £99. Luggage tags will be distributed next month. The coach leaves the Red Admiral at 09.15, and the Halton Stadium at 09.30. PLEASE, PLEASE, remember to bring your medications.

Summer Holiday

Just a reminder that the holiday must be paid in full by the May meeting. As always, to help spread the cost, we are accepting periodic payments to avoid paying it all in one go. Please remember to bring your payment cards with you though, so you have a record of what you have paid. 

Day Trip

Our first trip of the year is to Boundary Mill, on Friday 20th March. The coach leaves the Red Admiral at 09.30 and the Stadium at 09.45, the cost being £10 a head. We hope to return for 6pm. Please give your names to Dianne. If we have enough interest (around 25), we will collect the money later tonight.

Also, the trip to Llandudno on 24th April, has had to be brought forward a week to the 17th April, as it now clashes with the spring break holiday. Remember to adjust your diaries.

Afternoon Club

Last month we had an Easter bonnet decorating competition, judged by Mandy the owner of Macy’s café. To celebrate the 4th birthday of the afternoon club, we are providing a free cold buffet. Please give us a £5 deposit which will be reimbursed when you arrive. Free tea and coffee too.

Mayors Charity

This Friday the 13th, the Mayor is hosting an Irish night here at the stadium. Alan Gill, the fabulous entertainer, who played for us last month is the star of the show, plus there is a hotpot supper and dessert. Tickets are discounted at £10 a head, so please form an orderly queue to give me your names.

On Saturday 4th April, it’s Grand National Day, and here at the stadium you are invited to watch all the races televised with live betting. The bar is open, and afternoon tea will be served. Dress up as if you were off to the races and participate in this spectacle in comfort and out of the rain. Tickets are £20, and a great afternoon is guaranteed, but we can’t promise you will back a winner! The fun starts at 1pm!

We have been invited to attend Morrisons, Widnes on Sunday 29th March to carry out a bag pack to raise funds for the Mayors Charity. Obviously, we will eventually receive half of what we raise, as we are one of her nominated charities. The action starts at 11am and ends at 3pm, and you can put your name down for one or more one hour slots. Please come and help us if you are available.

FUTURE TRIPS

Friday 17th April

Llandudno

Friday 22nd May

Bury Market

Friday 26th June

Chester

CLUB NIGHTS

8th April

Quiz

13th May

Graham Deane

10th June

TBA

AFTERNOON CLUB

18th March (4th Birthday)

Birthday Buffet plus bingo

15th April

Gaynor from Sure Start

20th May

Chair based exercise

And finally, we have tickets on sale tonight for another 50/50 draw, with a minimum prize of £100, to be drawn at the Grand National Day on 4th April. They are £1 each.

Birthdays this month

Beranice Manley, 2nd

Teresa Ainsworth, 5th

Irene Brindle, 5th

Trish Vardy, 9th

Doreen Yates, 11th

David Ryder, 13th            

Mary Evans, 23rd

Betty Clark, 26th

 

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

Just to remind you that we have a cold buffet and chips tonight, and you can’t go home until it’s all gone, so tuck in.

Thanks to you all for coming to support your club. Have a good night.

Take Care

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Lets Go Stroke Club 2020 Leaflet

If you like to have a look at our 2020 leaflet just follow the link below

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Newsletter – February 2020

NEWSLETTER                                                          FEBRUARY 2020

Welcome

Hello everyone and welcome to our February meeting, and it’s Valentines night (Well nearly). Tonight, we have a great singer who has become a club favourite, Alan Gill who we welcome back to the club. So, sit back and enjoy his vocal and musical talents.

Mayors Charity

While I’m talking about Alan Gill, he will be coming back here to the stadium next month on the 13th, to entertain the Mayors charity at our St Patricks day dinner. So, if would like to hear him again singing his Irish songs, together with a 3-course dinner and disco, then give me £10 each and you’re in.

Spring Break

With the demise of The Esplanade Hotel in Llandudno, we are searching around for a suitable replacement. We have found only one to date, which is the Bond Hotel in Blackpool. It is fully set up as a hotel for disabled guests and looks good in the brochure. It is being redecorated presently and is shut until April. So, if you could give us an idea if it is worth us pursuing or not, then we would have an idea on the numbers interested. Again, we are looking at a Friday to Monday booking.

Summer Holiday

This week I must pay our £500 non-returnable deposit to the Croyde Bay Hotel. Currently we only have 19 members committing to the holiday, which we need to increase to make it viable. The dates for your diary are Saturday 13th to 20th June at £400 per person. There are no sea view rooms here.

Memberships

Membership renewals are due now. The cost is just £20 for the whole year, which represents excellent value for money. Please see me with your subscriptions.

 AGM

On the subject of memberships, can I remind everyone that it is the AGM next month, so if you want to attend, and enjoy our delicious buffet, you need to be a fully paid up member. We will be taking a register on the night, so if you haven’t renewed, you won’t be allowed to take part. This year, as you can see on the notice, we have TWO vacancies, one, due to the retirement of Bryan Cartwright last year, after many years of sterling service to the club, plus the vacancy open since two years ago which is still vacant. If you see yourself as the newest recruit, then please make sure that you can commit to attending ALL the committee and club meetings before you apply. We would also like you to support the clubs activities, be they the trips, charity fundraising nights and any external promotional events we commit to. The more you contribute, the more satisfying it becomes.

If you think that you are the person we are looking for, and you have the ideas, energy and a willingness to get involved, get your application in to Dianne before the closing date of 28th February. If you need more information, then have a chat with any committee member. Come and join us and make a difference.

Love is in the air!

Just to let you know that Mike Duncan is getting married on Valentines Day to Beranice Manley, you pair of hopeless romantics! The club has given them a gift on your behalf, and I’m sure you will all join me in wishing them both a great day, and every happiness for the future.

Afternoon Club

The indoor games on offer last month brought some fun to an otherwise cold, wet afternoon. Next week we are having a craft session, all free, where you will be able to demonstrate your artistic flair and imagination. Don’t forget the free drinks and maybe a slice of cake either!

 FUTURE TRIPS

February

No trip planned

20th March

Boundary Mill, Colne

24th April

Llandudno

CLUB NIGHTS

11th March

Annual General Meeting plus buffet

8th April

Quiz

9th May

Graham Deane

AFTERNOON CLUB

19th February

Crafts

18th March (4th Birthday)

TBA plus birthday buffet

18th April

TBA

Birthdays this month

Val Emberton, 3rd

Pauline Card, 5th

Ruth Card, 19th

Sylvia Arnold, 14th

Eileen Duckett, 18th

Les Crosbie, 20th

A special mention must be made for Pauline Card, Ruth’s Mum who turned 95 last week. Although she hasn’t been to the club for some time, she is still in our thoughts, so Happy Birthday Pauline.

If anyone’s name is missing from this list, please see a member of the committee to update our records.

Thanks to you all for coming to support your club once again. Have a good night.                                

Take Care

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Newsletter – January 2020

NEWSLETTER                                                            JANUARY 2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

We wish all our members a happy and healthy New Year. The Christmas Party was a great success and well attended. Club favourite, singer Dave Osborne was fantastic, the carvery meal was hot and tasty, and we hope you all had a good night. The first prize in the raffle of £150 was won by Molly Daly.

 

Hampers

Thanks to your generosity, we managed to give Age UK seven hampers for them to give to the less fortunate in our community. We made up another 2 booze and chocolate hampers to offer as raffle prizes at Christmas.

 

Holiday Deposits

The members who were due to travel with us to Llandudno for the Turkey and Tinsel holiday, were disappointed to hear of the hotel’s liquidation. Our money we had paid to them seemed lost, but the committee made the decision to refund everyone. Recently I have had the great news that one of the banks, owed more than £6 million by the hotel has agreed to refund all the private creditors which includes us. I’ll let you know when we receive that refund.

Memberships

Renewals are due now, and as previously mentioned, the cost is still £20, which is fantastic value for money, taking into consideration what we provide.

Summer Holiday

This year we plan to return to the Croyde Bay Hotel, which unsurprisingly is in Croyde Bay, North Devon. The dates this year are Saturday 13th to Saturday 20th June, and the cost is £400 per person. The limited number of rooms are allocated on a first come, first served basis, so be quick. We have already started a reserve list, so unfortunately, we cannot guarantee everybody a place, but I hope we can pick up some extra rooms nearer to the holiday. A £100 per person non-returnable deposit is required. We must know tonight if you want to secure a place, so I can send the deposit to the hotel asap. 

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Afternoon Club

The free buffet at The Grangeway before Christmas was delicious, and we had 24 participants. We could do with more members attending, so if you fancy it, come along next Wednesday between 2pm and 4pm.

Spring Break

Obviously due to the demise of the Esplanade Hotel in Llandudno, we are having to look around for a suitable venue for a weekend break. If we find anywhere in the next few weeks’ we’ll let you know.

Mayors Charity

There is a Jazz night at the Wids Rugby club, Heath Road, Widnes on Saturday 25th January organised by the Widnes Rotary Club. It starts at 8pm and includes a hotpot supper. Please see Teresa if it’s your “Thing”, and you want tickets which are £20 each. Proceeds will go to the Mayors Charity.

Tonight

Tonight is Bingo night with cash prizes on offer. We will have 6 games, each with a prize for a line and a full house.

Molly Daly

This lady turns 90 on the 23rd of January, so I’m sure you will all join us in wishing Molly a very happy birthday. We have a beautiful flower arrangement to present to her tonight.

Molly 90th

FUTURE TRIPS

February

No trip planned

20th March

Boundary Mill, Colne

24th April

Llandudno

CLUB NIGHTS

12th February

Valentines theme night

11th March

Annual General Meeting plus buffet

 8th April

Quiz

AFTERNOON CLUB

15th January

Indoor Games

19th February

Entertainer TBA

18th March (4th Birthday)

TBA plus Buffet

 Birthdays last month

Lillian Murphy     6th

Hilary Kay            15th

Dianne Ryder       16th

Carole Bryant     20th

 Birthdays this month

Sylvia Attwood     1st

Sylvia Heap           3rd

Carol Crosbie       3rd

Mike Duncan       7th

Barry Heap          17th

Gwen Upton       21st

Molly Daly           23rd

Betty Mitchell     31st

Many happy returns to all of you.

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

Thanks to everyone for coming to support your club tonight. Have a good night, best of luck in the bingo, and see you all next month.                                                          

Take Care

 

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Social Media

Just to inform you we now have a Facebook and Twitter page. The addresses are as follows

Twitter – https://twitter.com/letsgostroke

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

If you have a facebook and twitter account could you please follow these and also visit and like and comment on any of the posts. Thanks

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Newsletter – November 2019

NEWSLETTER                                                        NOVEMBER 2019

Welcome

Hi everyone, and thanks for coming on what promises to be a busy night. Tonight we have the Irish Guards singers to entertain us once again. They always give us a fantastic night so please give them your support.

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Last Meeting

Last month, Graham Deane came to entertain us, and once again he put on a fabulous show for us. We look forward to inviting him back next year.

Turkey and Tinsel

Teresa will be giving out luggage tags tonight. The coach leaves the stadium at 09.15, and Runcorn Bus Station at 09.30, on Friday 22nd PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, remember to bring your medications!!!  We intend to call in at the Tweedmills for a couple of hours on the way down, as our rooms won’t be available until 2pm.

Christmas Draw Tickets

I hope you have all sold the draw tickets allocated to you last month, and have the stubs and money with you. If not, then please hand them or deliver them to any committee member BEFORE the party. Alternatively, you can post them to me at:

3 Holborn Court,

Widnes,

WA8 9UG

IF POSTING, PLEASE DO NOT ENCLOSE CASH: CHEQUES ONLY

 

Christmas Party

Tickets for our Christmas party are on sale tonight, priced at £10.00 a head. Admission will be by ticket only. As always, it will be a great night, with good food and entertainment, in the company of friends. We urge as many people as possible to support the party, by bringing friends and family along. It is taking place on Wednesday 11th of December. Meeting at 7.30pm for an 8pm start, we are hoping to finish at 11pm.

Hampers

Once again, we will be accepting food and drink items for our Christmas hampers tonight. These will be gifted to less fortunate members of our community, to make a difference to their Christmas. If you wish to contribute, but haven’t brought your donation tonight, ring any committee member asap, and they will arrange collection.

Afternoon Club

I believe the memory boxes which Halton Libraries brought in last month was a lot of fun, and thought provoking, and worth inviting back in the future. Next week, Sandra and Teresa have bought some craft materials, and you will have a chance to show off your artistic skills. As usual, free tea and cake/biscuits are on offer. Next months’ meeting is a free Christmas buffet at the Grangeway Community Centre. To secure your place we ask for £5 a head which will be refunded when you arrive. Please give your name and money to Dianne, so we can order sufficient food from the caterers

Mayors Charity

The Mayor is holding a Christmas Bingo night here at the stadium on Wednesday 27th November at 7.30pm. Admission is 50p, and from experience, it is very well supported. There are some great prizes to be won and children are welcome to attend. The next fundraising event is on Saturday 7th December, here at the stadium, and is a Christmas Party night. There is a 3-course meal on offer, for the princely sum of £10. Tickets are selling out fast, so if you want to join us, give me your name tonight, as the Mayor needs to know the numbers by Friday.

Panto

The HEARTS Theatre group have donated 10 tickets for their panto “Mother Goose”, which is to be performed at Upton Community Centre on Wednesday 4th December. We would like them to go mainly to children with an accompanying adult. Put your name on a slip and we will have a draw later for them.

Panto 2

The Brindley have donated 3 tickets to the club via the Mayors Charity. These retail at £24 for an adult and £18 for children. Tonight we are having an auction for them with a reserve of £20 for the 3. The panto is Snow White, and the tickets are for Saturday 14th December. Get your purses out ladies.

 

CLUB NIGHTS

11th December

Christmas party night

8th January 2020

Bingo

12th February 2020

Valentines theme night

11th March 2020

Annual General Meeting plus buffet

AFTERNOON CLUB

18th December

Free Christmas buffet at the Grangeway Community Centre

15th January 2020

Indoor Games

19th February 2020

Entertainer TBA

THIS MONTH

1st       Ged Martin

4th       Brenda Ramsden

9th       Harold Thorley

10th     Elsie Douglas

10th     Julie Cartwright

25th     Lou Childs

30th     Bob Rigby

Many happy returns to you all.

If there are any mistakes or omissions, please let me know.

Thanks to you all for coming to support your club tonight. Have a good night, and to those lucky enough to be holidaying in Llandudno at the end of the month: Have a fantastic time!

Take Care

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Newsletter – October 2019

NEWSLETTER                                                        OCTOBER 2019

Welcome

Hi everyone and welcome. Tonight, we have Graham Deane to entertain us. I’m sure you will enjoy his music combined with his sense of humour.

Turkey and Tinsel              

A reminder that the balance for the holiday must be paid tonight as stated at the last meeting. Luggage tags will be given out next month.

Day Out 

Last month we had to cancel our plans to visit Boundary Mill, so that’s it for this year. If you have an idea for an indoor visit, where it doesn’t matter what the weather throws at us, please come forward, let us know, and we’ll do our best to make it happen.

Savings Club

There is still the opportunity to take advantage of our savings club to help budget for future holidays. Please see me to make a deposit, but make sure you get a receipt for it, to cover yourself from mistakes. Once again, I’ll remind you that I would prefer bank transfer, or cheque over cash. Thanks for your help.

Summer Holiday

Next year we are returning to the Croyde Bay Hotel on the north Devon coast. Dates are Saturday 13th June for 7 nights, and the cost is £400 per person. If you would like to join us, then get your names down quickly. Non-returnable deposits of £100 per person are due now to secure your place.

Afternoon Club

We would love more people to come to the afternoon club in Runcorn to ensure its future viability. This month we have a visit from Trudy Jones from Halton Libraries who is bringing in some “memory boxes”, so come down for a natter and a free cup of tea and biscuits. 

Christmas Draw Tickets

These will be issued tonight to all members present, and we would like them sold and returned at the next meeting please. Alternatively, you can pop the stubs in the post to me or any committee member with a cheque. NO CASH PLEASE. Remember that they are £1 a ticket again this year in books of 10. Please don’t bring them to the Christmas party, we will be too busy to deal with them.

Christmas Party

We will be selling tickets for our Christmas party at the next meeting. The cost will be £10 a head. Admission will be by ticket only, and as next month’s meeting is the last before Christmas, can I ask that you bring the money to pay for them please. As always, it will be a great night, with good food and entertainment, in the company of friends. This year we have managed to book club favourite Dave Osborne to entertain us. We urge as many people as possible to support the party which is on Wednesday 11th of December. Meeting at 7.30pm for an 8pm start, we are hoping to finish at 11pm. Just a reminder that friends and family are welcome too.

Hampers

Once again, we will be accepting food and drink items for our Christmas hampers at the next meeting. These will be gifted to less fortunate members of our community, to make a difference to their Christmas, so dig deep please, and let’s see how many we can fill.

Mayors Charity

Unfortunately, the awful weather once again put paid to the vintage rally at Victoria Park last month. Better luck next year!

The next fundraising night is on Friday 18th, here at the stadium and is a murder mystery night. Members of the performing arts course at Cronton College will be acting out the plot for us, so we can expect a professional performance. A 3-course meal is on offer for the bargain price of £10 a head. Put the date in your diary and order your tickets tonight.

CLUB NIGHTS

13th November:

Irish Guards Singers

11th December:

Christmas party

8th January 2020

Entertainer TBA

AFTERNOON CLUB

20th November

Christmas crafts

18th December

Free lunch at Grangeway Community Centre, with entertainment from Nicole Jay and her daughter.

15th January 2020

TBA

 

BIRTHDAYS THIS MONTH

3rd   Ann Dutton

4th   Anne Cartwright

11th   Cath Ashton

16th   Val Sandison

18th Sue Henry

18th   Freda Mitchell

18th   Rose Cook

24th John Kingwill

27th Shaun Dutton

29th Dawn Jackson

If anyone’s name is missing from this list, or your details are wrong, please let me know

Thanks to you all for coming to support your club tonight. We hope you all have a great night.

Take Care

P.S. Don’t forget to bring your draw tickets, hamper items and money for your Christmas party tickets next month. Thanks!

 

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