December newsletter

Today we held our Xmas Fair which was a great success, in total we made £247.54 towards our funds.  It was a fun day with a great atmosphere, stall selling Christmas gifts, holistic therapies, Christmas quizzes and singing by children from Cavendish School followed by a visit from santa.  Many many thanks for all your support for this event and a big thank you to Jean Fish for getting the Christmas decorations up for our event.

John Llorca kindly renovated a dolls house for us to raffle to raise funding for our group, we sold tickets today at the Christmas Fair and we will also be selling raffle tickets for the house at the Christmas Party on 10th December.

There is lots going on this month,  starting on

Friday 2nd Dec – Mencap Disco with entertainment by Young & Foolish and our own DJ Adam Stringer, at The War Memorial, York Street, Runcorn.  Tickets £4, you can pay at the door. 7.45 – midnight

Monday 5th Dec – Christmas party at the Halton British Legion, free entry, please come along and join in the fun 7pm – 11pm (Widnes HALDS members can come along to this event)

Sat 10th Dec – HALDS Christmas party with our own resident DJ Adam, 7pm, free entry, but bring own drink and supper at Mencap Acorn Centre, Laburnum  Grove, Runcorn,  There will be party games and a good time will be had by all.

Friday 16th Dec – Blackpool Bond Hotel, Turkey & Tinsel weekend. Coach will be leaving Runcorn Old Town Bus Station at 12noon, Widnes Stobart Stadium 12.10 then leaving on the Monday 10am for journey home


7th Birthday party – instead of having a birthday party at end Feb. We are going to go out for lunch on Monday 20th February to celebrate HALDS 7th birthday, I will let you know the venue in the January newsletter

Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang, Thursday 12th January at Lowry Theatre, Manchester 7.30 performance,  Cost £10 HALDS members, £37.50 for Non Members, Monies to be paid by end Dec. Coach will be leaving Runcorn Old Town Bus station  5.50 and Widnes Stobart Stadium 6pm.  This trip is now full

Billy Elliott,  Wednesday 25th January, at Palace Theatre, Manchester at 7.30, Cost £10 for HALDS members and £27.50 for Non members, Monies to be paid by end Dec, Coach will be leaving Runcorn Old Town Bus station  5.50 and Widnes Stobart Stadium 6pm.   There are a few tickets still left for Billy Elliott

Old Dock  Experience/museums/lunch, Wed 15th Feb – Cost will be £5 for HALDS & Non Halds members, but non HALDS members to pay for their own meal. Please let me know if you are interested, monies to be paid by end Jan

The Wiz, Brindley Theatre, 8th March, this is an upbeat version of the Wizard of Oz, Cost for HALDS members £5, Non HALDS £16, Please let me know if you are interested, monies to be paid by end Feb

Eurodisney trip – Sat 11th March, 5 days, 4 nights £369 per person for bed & continental breakfast, price based on 2 persons sharing

Day 1 – Depart Runcorn lunch time to travel down to the Dover area, stay overnight outside Dover

Day 2 – Morning Ferry to Calais, then journey down to Eurodisney, arrive mid afternoon, rest of day to explore Disney village, have a swim etc

Days 3 & 4 – 2 day passes for Disney Parks

Day 5 – Travel home in one day

Staying in Sequoia Lodge Hotel

Relax in this cosy mountain retreat that has the authentic feel of peaceful nights spent around a flickering fireplace. Here, the Parks are only a 15 minute walk away, quicker by free shuttle Super Fun Swimming Pools, themed indoor pool plus outdoor pool.

Theme on the park will be Star Wars

£75 deposit required by 10th December, if paying by cheque please make payable to COGO Travel, balance required mid January

St Asaph Mill – Saturday 11th March – full day event at St Asaph Mill/evening meal, please let me know if you are interested

Monday 10th April, Tour of St Georges Hall, Liverpool/lunch, Cost £5 for all, but non HALDS to pay for their own meal

12th May – Marlborough Hotel, Llandudno, full weekend event, from Friday 12th May till Monday 15th, cost £160 per person, but we do have lottery funding to put towards this weekend away, please let me know if interested.

In place of sending Christmas cards to each other, at the Christmas Party, we will be having a tin for donations 

I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Best Wishes to you all for 2017



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