I hope you all enjoyed the fun event on Monday 30th June with our singing session with Verity and her accordion. It was a change from the serious side of things.
July Meeting– We are having 2 meetings on Monday 21st. July, the first one is at 11am in the morning with Halton Borough Council and CCG – they are trying to improve the way they provide advice and information to carers and would like to hear your ideas as to how they might best achieve this. This will followed at 1pm with a meeting between Halton Borough Council and Transport Manager, this is to discuss any problems you may be having with the transport tooing and froing your cared for to voluntary work or college etc. due to being unable to book dial a ride etc.
Lunch will be served between the 2 meetings.
Peter has offered to help me with the secretarial role, he will be taking names and monies for the trips at the monthly meetings, this will free me up for other tasks when we have our meetings.
Coronation Street Tour – Saturday evening 26th July – This event is now all booked. Coach will be leaving Runcorn Old Town bus station at 5.50pm and Widnes Stobart Stadium at 6pm. Our tour times are 7.40 and 7.50. I will give you your tickets when on the coach. Tour takes approx 1.5 hours, so we will be leaving for home 10pmish.
Monday 22nd September – Bowling and lunch in Widnes, £5 charge will include your bowling and lunch. Money to be paid by 21st July meeting – No transport is included in this trip, please meet at Widnes Bowling at 10.45.
Monday 1st December – Trip to Dobies and Toby Carvery – Cost will be £5 for HALDS members – Pick up times will be Runcorn Old Town Bus Station 9.45 and Widnes Stobart Stadium 9.50. As our trip last month, we will head down to Dobies and then onto Toby Carvery for a carvery. We will be leaving to come home at 2pm
Anderton Boat Lift Xmas cruise – Saturday 13th December – Cost £5 for HALDS members and their cared. Non members £7.50 plus cost of meal at pub. Coach will be leaving Widnes Stobart Stadium at 12.10 and Runcorn Old Town Bus station at 12.20. We are booked on the 1.30 cruise which lasts about 1 hour. Their will be xmas carols and presents for our cared for. Afterwards we will going to a pub for a meal – Again if you would like to attend this event, which is limited to 48 people – please let me know asap to enable me to confirm booking with the boat company. Monies required by 29th September meeting. BUT I need to know numbers to send off booking, so if you would like to attend please let me know by Monday 21st July
HALDS Christmas Party – Friday 19th December – We will be holding a xmas party at Mencap Acorn Centre, Laburnum Grove, Runcorn (were we have our meetings) there will be no cost, but you do need a ticket for admission, as we are limited to 80 people, so this is just for HALDS members and their cared fors. Please bring along your own food and drink (alcohol permitted).
If you are attending any trips, I will give dates for any monies to be paid, it is your responsibility to ensure you have paid, if payments are not received by the given date, tickets/bookings will not be purchased for you or your tickets will be given to other members.
Meeting Monday 29th September – Our guest speakers for the September meeting is Lucia Urquart – Hospital Link worker and Lisa Horrocks GP Link worker both from Halton Carers Centre.
Christmas Extravaganza – Monday 24th November – In place of our Christmas Market place which we normally hold, we will be holding a Christmas Extravaganza this will still include stalls selling gifts and Christmas goodies, but will also entail Holistic therapies in a separate room. Up to now we have someone coming along to give Reiki, Angel Card readings, seated massages, reflexology. I am also looking at having manicures, pedicures etc. Let me know if you have any other ideas.
Suggestions for future social events were Bourne Poacher, cinema & pizza, salsa lessons, Barn Dance, quiz night at Beechwood Pub and games events, Manchester Ship Canal cruise. I will keep you posted.