I hope you all had a good Christmas break and looking forward to 2019 and all what it has to offer you and yours. We have social events planned for HALDS, but a lot depends on funding. We have received £350 from Cheshire Community Foundations and a donation of £200 from Sheila Monks cousin, so we are going into 2019 with about £1,400 approx. I have applied for funding of £10,000 from The Lottery Awards for All, but this can take up to 12 weeks.
We are having a few fund raising events to raise funds for HALDS. Brenda Hayes has kindly offered to do a coffee morning at her house at Wicksten Drive on Monday 4th February 10am – 12 noon, which will include a raffle, bingo with tea & biscuits.
Also Sharon Hearty and Andrew are going to swim a mile (60 lengths approx) at Kingsway Baths on Friday 8th February, I will have sponsor forms at the next meeting
Kerrie & Vera hold bingo sessions on a Tuesday evening at Halton Brook Community Centre, ticket sales start at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. For 2019 they are kindly donating some of the proceeds to HALDS.
Thank you to Brenda, Sharon, Andrew, Kerrie & Vera who are putting themselves out to raise funds for HALDS. Please try and come along to the above fund raising events, or sponsor Sharon & Andrew.
We start off HALDS social events with our trip to Theatre Clwyd, details as follows:
Theatre Clwyd Rock’n’Roll panto Dick Whittington – Fri 11th January 2019. Coach will be leaving Widnes Stobart Stadium at 5.30. Runcorn Old Town Bus station 5.45.
HALDS Bowling sessions – The next HALDS bowling session will be Mon 14th January, meeting at 10.20am at Widnes Bowling Centre, cost is 5.95 which includes 2 games bowls, bacon butty and tea/coffee. We will be running the bowling sessions on the 2nd Monday of every month. Dates for future bowling:
Mon 11th Feb
Mon 11th March
Mon 8th April
Mon 13th May
February will be our birthday celebrations, which will be discussed at our committee meeting on Monday 14th January. It could be a meal out, but unfortunately you will have to pay for your own meal. Details at January meeting
Grease – Wed 27th February at Brindley Studios, this will be a showing of the film Grease in the studios with dance floor for the guys to dance along to Grease songs. At present I do not know any costs, so will send out e-mails etc once I have more details.
Coronation street tour, Saturday 23rd March 2019 – Cost will be £15 for HALDS members, £35 for non HALDS. Coach will be leaving 11.30 for 1pm tour. Tour lasts approximately 80 minutes. We will then allow time for shop/café leaving to come home 3.45ish. Please note there is no food or drink allowed on the tour, except for bottled water and only handbags (which will be checked) are allowed on site. Money to be paid by end Feb
Tramway Village, Matlock – Sat 27th April – Cost £10 – Coach will be leaving Runcorn Old Town Bus station at 9am.
Birmingham Sea Life Centre/Shopping Birmingham city centre – Sat 18th May – £15 for HALDS members, we will be leaving Runcorn 9am and Birmingham for home about 5pm
Gardeners World Show – Thursday 13th June – Cost £15
Llangollen Eistefodd – First week in July, date to be confirmed
Marlborough Hotel – Sept 20th 2019 – 3 nights £140 plus coach costs
Speakers for Meetings
Mon 28th Jan – Laurie from Bridges
Mon 25th Feb – Fiona from Hugh Jones Solicitors
Committee Members – There is a committee meeting on Monday 14th January at 1.30pm, where we will be looking at ideas for fund raising and speakers for meetings during 2019
If you would like to attend any of the social events, please let me know, this will enable me to book coaches. (sorry but the panto in January is all booked and paid for)