September Newsletter

I hope you have all had a good summer holiday break and feel ready to start a new season with HALDS, full of social events, fund raising evenings and generally all having a good time and not forgetting the information gained from speakers at the meetings.

Don’t forget the Library Learners Course starting on 5th Sept at 10.30am at Widnes Library and which lasts for 4 weeks.  Week 1 – Introduction to the library, Week 2 – IT resources, look at on-line magazines, comics etc.  Week 3 – Local History, family history, find out about your area and family tree, Week 4 – Books choose your favourite.   The course is open to adults with a learning disability and their carers and also  Halton Library is also hosting a North West Learn Fest: Tech meet up for adults with learning disabilities, Wed 12th Sept 1.30 – 3pm Widnes Library  and Wed 19th Sept 1.30 – 3pm Halton Lea Library.  Discover augmented reality in the library and learn what a code bug is.

For any of the above please contact Trudy Jones direct on trudy.jones@halton.gov.uk  or Tel 0151 511 8291

As from September our NEW meeting time is 12 noon, we will have lunch, then I will go through the agenda, then we will have our speaker at 1pm, this will help carers who have to leave early from the meetings.  We will see how this pans out, if its too early for carers, we will revert back to the original time of 12.30.  Please let me have feed back for new times. 

Funding – I applied for funding from Greggs, unfortunately we have been declined

I have recently had to purchase a new printer for HALDS and am able to purchase instant ink, which is a big saving, we get 3 months free, then after that its 7.99 per  month.  We use 2 printer cartridges a month which used to cost us over 30 pound a month   

Bowling – Would you be interested in having a bowling session on a monthly basis?  Widnes bowling are offering  Nifty Fifty events of a morning, we would be looking at going the 2nd Monday of the month, starting on 17th Sept at 10.30, (except Oct when it would be 8th due to Terracotta Soldiers trip) cost would be 5 Pound each and this would include 2 games of bowls, a bacon butty and a cuppa.  If you would like to come along on the 17th Sept, please let me know by Thursday 13th Sept as I need to book lanes on the Friday.  The Nifty Fifties is not held during school holidays 

Barnum, Brindley Theatre, Runcorn – Friday 14th Sept – Cost 10 Pound for HALDS members, 18 Pound non HALDS, Show starts 7.30pm so please meet in the foyer for 7pm.  Money is still due for this show, so could you please find a way to pay  me next week. As I go away next Saturday until 8th Sept.  You can either pay direct into my bank account or drop off threw letter box at 62 Betchworth Crescent, Beechwood, Runcorn, WA7 2YA, Thank you

Northwich Weaver Hall Museum/Lunch Bowling Green – Wed 26th Sept – Coach will be leaving Widnes Stobart Stadium at 9.50am then Runcorn  at 10am for arrival 11am where tea/coffee will be provided followed by a talk and film show about the museum, you will then have time to wander round on your own.  This is followed by lunch at 1pm next door at The Bowling Green Pub. Menus have been given out, so could you please let me know your choice of menu asap.

Billy & Wally Show, Brindley Theatre, Runcorn – Thurs 4th Oct – 10 Pound HALDS members and 22 Pound Non HALDS, Show starts 7pm so please meet in foyer for 6.30pm.  Money due by end September

Fund raising evening – We are holding a fund raising evening on Friday 5th October, 7.30pm – HOY and Rock ‘n’ Bingo.  We will have music from our resident DJ Adam and a raffle, tickets are now on sale 3pound each

Terracota Soldiers – Mon 15th Oct – Cost 10 Pounds. We will be leaving Runcorn 9.45am after the visit to Terracota Soldiers, you will have free time in Liverpool to shop or have lunch before our journey  home at 2.30pm. Cost for non HALDS member 15pounds  – money due by end September  

Bowling Widnes with supper – Wed 24th October 7pm – Cost 5 Pounds for HALDS members cost for Non Halds to be advised. – Payment due by end September 

Christmas Fair – HALDS are holding a Christmas Fair on Monday 19th November, if you know anyone who would like a stall at this event, please let me know.  HALDS will be having a tombola stall at this event, so I am looking for items for tombola stall and for a Christmas raffle.  I am also looking at putting a stall on for HALDS of gifts, i.e. hand made cushion covers, xmas items etc.  so if you have any bits of material please either let me have it or make some things to put on our stall

Eurodisney – 24th November 2018 – Cost £525 per person.  We will shortly be counting the sleeps to Eurodisney, I am now needing details from you, passport numbers, full names as on passports, holiday insurance policy number, company and contact number of insurance for emergency.  Except for members paying monthly, could you please make balance payments via BACS into COGO Travels account (I can give you their bank details) or a cheque made payable to COGO Travel, alternatively you can phone COGO travel direct on 01273 020 531 to pay via debit or credit card, both the latter please use our reference 011118 and let them know you are with the HALDS group. If you could please let me know when you have made a payment   ALL PAYMENTS ARE TO BE PAID BY END SEPTEMBER TO COGO.  – Once all paid, I will have invoices for Direct Payments etc.

When in Eurodisney you can apply for an Easy Access Card, this will save you having to queue for long periods for rides and shows, you go in via the disabled entrance, to get this Easy Access card you need to take a PIP or DLA letter that is within 3 months of us going to Eurodisney, so you can apply for this in mid September.

Mary Poppins on Ice – Sun 9th Dec – In total I have booked 98 places, due to me purchasing more tickets there are a few tickets still available for this event. Please note, no further tickets will be purchased for this show

HALDS Christmas party – Friday 14th Dec, all welcome

Chester Zoo Lantern Parade – Wed 19th December, 7.30pm – Cost 10 Pound for HALDS members, There will be no coach for this event, we will be meeting at Chester Zoo.  For 1 person with a disability a carer will go free

Marlborough Hotel Christmas Break away – Friday 21st December to Sunday 23rd December 2018, Friday will be Christmas eve theme and Saturday Christmas day.  Cost would be £100 per person plus coach.  We would arrive Friday afternoon and cost includes Friday evening meal through to Sunday lunch.  We would then leave Llandudno Sunday afternoon for journey home.  All guests will receive a Christmas gift from Santa.  Please let me know if you would like to come along to this weekend away.  Deposits of £50 due now followed by balances end October.

Theatre Clwyd Rock’n’Roll panto Dick Whittington – Fri 11th January 2019.  Cost £10 for HALDS members.  Theatres in Clywd now have HYNT cards to enable carers to go free with their paying cared for.  Therefore if you apply for a free HYNT card (which can be used all over Wales in their theatres) the cost for 1 carer for this show will be free, you will only pay for your cared for £10.

Committee members – We are holding a committee meeting on Monday 17th September, due to this also being our first bowling event, the meeting will now be at 1pm, hope this is okay with everyone.

Halton Carers Centre coffee mornings – There is now going to be speakers at the Halton Carers Coffee mornings starting on Thursday 20th September with Emma from GP Extra, Thursday 18th October, Irene Bramwell, Halton Healthwatch and Thursday 15th November with Halton Library photos and information on old Runcorn, starts 12 noon – 2pm at Churchhill Hall, Runcorn

If you have any ideas for any social events or speakers for meetings, please let me know and I will arrange

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August newsletter

NEWSLETTER August 2018

Our speaker for the July meeting should have been Emma Allen from NHS Direct who was coming along to talk to us about GP Extra.  Unfortunately she didn’t turn up, but when I got home, Emma had sent an e-mail at 9.10am that morning advising of her being unable to attend.  In her absence I informed the meeting about GP Extra and what it is all about and handed out leaflets. GP Extra is additional appointment times for routine appointments which you can attend Mon-Fri 6.30-9pm and Sat-Sun 9am – 3.30pm. There are clinics based at Heath  Road Medical Centre, 78 Heath Road Crescent, Runcorn, WA7 5TJ or Widnes Health Care Resource Centre, Oaks Place, Caldwell Rd, Widnes, WA8 7GD.  These appointments are pre-bookable and same day appointments.  For appointment please contact your own GP surgery.

Trudy Jones from Halton libraries dropped off some leaflets for HALDS advising of another Library Learners Course starting on 5th Sept at 10.30am at Widnes Library and which lasts for 4 weeks.  Week 1 – Introduction to the library, Week 2 – IT resources, look at on-line magazines, comics etc.  Week 3 – Local History, family history, find out about your area and family tree, Week 4 – Books choose your favourite.   The course is open to adults with a learning disability and their carers.

Halton Library is also hosting a North West Learn Fest: Tech meet up for adults with learning disabilities, Wed 12th Sept 1.30 – 3pm Widnes Library  and Wed 19th Sept 1.30 – 3pm Halton Lea Library.  Discover augmented reality in the library and learn what a code bug is.

For any of the above please contact Trudy Jones direct on trudy.jones@halton.gov.uk  or Tel 0151 511 8291

As from September our NEW meeting time is 12 noon, we will have lunch, then I will go through the agenda, then we will have our speaker at 1pm, this will help carers who have to leave early from the meetings.   

Please ensure that you have completed a new registration form to comply with GDPR, otherwise from Sept you will not receive newsletter or information re HALDS.

We are holding a fund raising evening on Friday 5th October, 7.30pm – HOY and Rock ‘n’ Bingo.  We will have music from our resident DJ Adam and a raffle, tickets are now on sale 3pound each

HALDS are holding a Christmas Fair on Monday 19th November, if you know anyone who would like a stall at this event, please let me know.  HALDS will be having a tombola stall at this event, so I am looking for items for tombola stall and for a Christmas raffle.  I am also looking at putting a stall on for HALDS of gifts, i.e. hand made cushion covers, xmas items etc.  so if you have any bits of material please either let me have it or make some things to put on our stall

Funding – I applied for funding from Co-Op but unfortunately again we have been turned down from them.

Kerri and Vera hold a weekly cash bingo at Halton Brook on a Tuesday evening, proceeds of which go to a charity, they have kindly nominated HALDS for their charity next year, starting January, this could raise up to 2,000 Pounds for HALDS funds.   A big thank you for you both for thinking of HALDS for your nomination.

Social events: – We have some new social events, details of all events as follows:

Canal Cruises/Lunch Barn Owl – Mondays 6th, 13th and 20th August.  Payment is now due for these trips.  Coach will be leaving Runcorn Old Town Bus station only at

9am where you will travel to Warrington to board the canal boat, it is a 2 hour cruise to the Barn Owl, en route menu choices will be selected and boat crew will forward to Barn Owl, after lunch, there will be a 2 hour cruise back to Warrington. Estimated time back to Runcorn 4.30ish. – If anyone is going on the 13th or 20th cruise and would like to swop to the 6th please let me know, as 2 members are unable to attend the 6th due to last minute arrangements and would like to swop if possible.

Barnum, Brindley Theatre, Runcorn – Friday 14th Sept – Cost 10 Pound for HALDS members, 18 Pound non HALDS, please let me know if you would like a ticket for Barnum as I will be confirming ticket numbers with Brindley early August.

Northwich Weaver Hall Museum/Lunch Bowling Green – Wed 26th Sept – Coach will be leaving Widnes Stobart Stadium at 9.50am then Runcorn  at 10am for arrival 11am where tea/coffee will be provided followed by a talk and film show about the museum, you will then have time to wander round on your own.  This is followed by lunch at 1pm next door at The Bowling Green Pub, I have menus for the meal, if you are down for the trip, could you please let me have your choice of menu by mid Sept. Cost for trip 5 Pound.  Payment due by end July due to summer holidays.  

Billy & Wally Show, Brindley Theatre, Runcorn – Thurs 4th Oct – 10 Pound HALDS members and 22 Pound Non HALDS, please let me know by mid August if you would like to come along to the show, as I will have to confirm numbers with Brindley Theatre  – Money due by end September

Terracota Soldiers – Mon 15th Oct – Cost 5pounds. We will be leaving Runcorn 9.45am after the visit to Terracota Soldiers, you will have free time in Liverpool to shop or have lunch before our journey  home at 2pm. Cost for non HALDS member 15pounds  – money due by end September

Bowling Widnes with supper – Wed 24th October 7pm – Cost 5 Pounds for HALDS members cost for Non Halds to be advised. – Payment due by end September

Eurodisney – 24th November 2018 – Cost £525 per person,    When making balance payments for Eurodisney, could you please either pay via BACS into COGO Travels account (I can give you their bank details) or a cheque made payable to COGO Travel, alternatively you can phone COGO travel direct on 01273 020 531 to pay via debit or credit card, both the latter please use our reference 011118 and let them know you are with the HALDS group. Please also let me know you have made a payment. I AM UNABLE TO TAKE FULL BALANCE PAYMENTS IN CASH, as it will be too much money to pay into my bank account.. This does not include members paying monthly, this is okay.  ALL PAYMENTS ARE TO BE PAID BY END SEPTEMBER TO COGO. 

Mary Poppins on Ice – Sun 9th Dec – In total I have booked 98 places, due to me purchasing more tickets there are a few tickets still available for this event. Please note, no further tickets will be purchased for this show

HALDS Christmas party – Friday 14th Dec, all welcome

Chester Zoo Lantern Parade – Wed 19th December, 7.30pm – Cost 5 Pound for HALDS members, There will be no coach for this event, we will be meeting at Chester Zoo.

Marlborough Hotel Christmas Break away – Friday 21st December to Sunday 23rd December 2018,  Friday will be Christmas eve theme and Saturday Christmas day.  Cost would be £100 per person plus coach.  We would arrive Friday afternoon and cost includes Friday evening meal through to Sunday lunch.  We would then leave Llandudno Sunday afternoon for journey home.  All guests will receive a Christmas gift from Santa.  Please let me know if you would like to come along to this weekend away.  Deposits of £50 due now followed by balances end October.

Theatre Clwyd Rock’n’Roll panto Dick Whittington – Fri 11th January 2019.  Cost £10 for HALDS members.  Theatres in Clywd now have HYNT cards to enable carers to go free with their paying cared for.  Therefore if you apply for a free HYNT card (which can be used all over Wales in their theatres) the cost for 1 carer for this show will be free, you will only pay for your cared for £10.

Mencap Disco – For 16+ Every other Saturday all welcome at Laburnum Grove, Runcorn, WA7 5EX, for more details  contact Jean Fish on 077599672

 

The Carers Trust have a carers discount club to find out details and to register go to www.carerstrust/discountclub. where you will find discounts from holidays, meal etc.

 

Hope you all have a good summer break and we will be back Mon 24th September

 

Mays newsletter

Our speaker for Mays meeting was Jane from Tower House Surgery, Runcorn who came and gave us a very interesting talk about what it means being a Carer in the Doctors and also what your Doctor provides for your cared for.

Firstly please ensure your doctor knows you are a carer, and that this is on your records.  You will then be invited in for your annual health check and flu jabs. Last year at Tower House only 40% of carers came for their flu jab compared to 70% the previous year. Over 65 years old you will automatically be called for a heath check.

Ladies between the ages of 50 – 70 you will automatically be called for a mammogram but did you know you can ask for a mammogram when over 70 years of age.  Everyone should check their breasts, men included, not only for lumps but your any changes in their appearance.

Adults with a Learning Disability and their carers are entitled to free annual health checks where weight, height, blood pressure, blood tests for cholesterol, blood sugar levels are taken etc.  Unfortunately only a small proportion of ALDs and carers are having these health checks.

Also only a small proportion of ALDs are having physical health checks, i.e. smear tests and breast cancer scanning.  Even though your cared for doesn’t have an active sex life they are still at risk of the papoloma virus.  Sally Adams will help with smear tests, contraception talks, periods and also talking about the menopause.

Men are not exempt, they should also be checking for testicular bumps.

Over the age of 60 you will get a bowel cancer screening kit through the post, a lot of people do not send off these tests.  It’s not pleasant but should be carried out for your healths sake.  (Imagine the person on the receiving end, opening the kits, that’s far worse then your side of the test)

For men, the signs of prostrate problems will be getting up to pee in the night, more so, if this is not your normal routine or if you can’t pee, if its slow flowing this is a sign of an enlarged prostrate, but if you cannot pee, take yourself directly to the walk in or your doctors.  Also other sign is lower back pain.

Smear test for ladies stop at 64 and you cannot ask for one over that age, even if you doctor carried out a smear, the testing lab will not check it for you.

Funding – I am pleased to announce that we have had an offer of funding of £1,000 from Merseyside Community Investment Fund which will be put towards our Mary Poppins on ice visit in December.

Bingo Evening – Our fund raising Bingo Eve on Wednesday 23rd May raised £284 towards our funds.  Many thanks to the members and friends who supported this event and a big thank you to Kerrie and Vera for arranging the evening.

Although I manage to get funding for HALDS this is not enough for the trips and events we have and we need members to support our fund raising events as without these events we would not be able to offer large discounts on our trips costs.      

Chatsworth RHS Flower show – Thurs 7th June.  Coach would be leaving Runcorn Old Town bus station at 8.30am and Widnes Stobart Stadium 8.40am. Leaving Chatsworth 5pm for journey home. 

Halton Carers Centre – Forum in the Garden, Halton Carers Centre are holding a forum in the back garden of their offices in Church Street, Runcorn.  There will be information stalls attending, including HALDS who will be having a stall at the event. No problem if raining as a marquee will cover the garden.– 

Friday 15th June – Salsa Night at St Maries, Lugsdale Road, Widnes, with Halton Voluntary Action, join in the fun during Volunteers week, with Demonstrations throughout the evening, join in the dancing or just enjoy the music.  I have purchased the tickets for this event but if anyone else would like to go, please let me know and more tickets can be purchased.  Can I please have payment for Salsa tickets by end May 

Friday 22nd June – Soap quiz evening, we will hold a soap quiz, raffle and prizes for soap character fancy dress, tickets £3, please bring own drink and supper.  I am collecting any soap memophobilia if you have any to give.

War Horse – Lowry Theatre, Thursday 28th June – This trip is now completely full, Coach leaving Runcorn Old Town Bus station 5.45 and Widnes Stobart Stadium 6pm

Cadburys world & Bourneville village, Sun 8th July, Full day trip to Cadburys work and Bourneville Village, there are only a few places left on this trip – Cost £10 per person. Coach will be leaving Widnes Stobart Stadium 9am and Runcorn Old Town Bus station 9.10am. We will then proceed to Cadburys world, on arrival you will have time to explore the Bourneville Village, have lunch either in one of the cafes or bring packed lunch, we will then meet up again for our guided tour of Cadburys World at 2pm.  After the tour we will then continue to the Country Girl pub/restaurant for a meal before our return journey back to Runcorn/Widnes.  Payment due by end June – Menus will be given out for you selection prior to our visit.

Canal Cruise/Lunch Barn Owl, Monday 6th Aug – This cruise is now full, Cost £10  Payment due by end July 

Canal Cruise/Lunch Barn Owl,  Monday 13th Aug – This cruise is now full, Cost £10  Payment due by end July 

Canal Cruise/Lunch Barn Owl, Monday 20th Aug – There is 1 place available for this date, Cost £10. Payment due by end July 

Wed 26th Sept – Northwich Museum/Workhouse – Coach will be leaving Runcorn/Widnes at 10.15 for arrival at 11am where  tea/coffee will be provided followed by a talk and film show about the museum, you will then have time to wander round on your own.  This is followed by lunch at 1pm next door at The Bowling Green Pub, Cost for trip £5, please let me know if you would like to come along

Terracota Soldiers – As a few of us where unable to make the Terracota soldier visit due to illness and accidents, I am going to arrange another trip, so please let me know if you would like to come along

Eurodisney – 24th November 2018 – Cost £525 per person, there are still places available on this trip if you would like to attend.   When making balance payments for Eurodisney, could you please either pay via BACS into COGO Travels account ( I can give you their bank details)  or a cheque made payable to COGO Travel, alternatively you can phone COGO travel direct on 01273 020 531 to pay via debit or credit card, both the latter please use our reference 011118 and let them know you are with the HALDS group. Please also let me know you have made a payment. I AM UNABLE TO TAKE FULL BALANCE PAYMENTS IN CASH, as it will be too much money to pay into my bank account.. This does not include members paying monthly, this is okay.  ALL PAYMENTS ARE TO BE PAID BY END SEPTEMBER TO COGO.  

From September I will taking passport numbers and travel insurance details from members attending Eurodisney trip

Mary Poppins on Ice – Sunday 9th December £10 for HALDS members, £25 for non members.  I have had a big response to this event (90 tickets purchased)  therefore, 2 coaches have been booked.  We will be leaving Runcorn Old Town Bus station at 10am, Widnes Stobart Stadium at 10.10am. for Lunch at Pleasure Beach, Blackpool at 12.30.  The Ice show is 2.30 – 4.30 then we will journey home.  Due to the large number of tickets purchased, could I please have payment by end May 

Marlborough Hotel Christmas Break away – Friday 21st December to Sunday 23rd December 2018,  Friday will be Christmas eve theme and Saturday Christmas day.  Cost would be £100 per person plus coach.  We would arrive Friday afternoon and cost includes Friday evening meal through to Sunday lunch.  We would then leave Llandudno Sunday afternoon for journey home.  All guests will receive a Christmas gift from Santa.  Please let me know if you would like to come along to this weekend away.  Deposits of £50 would not be due until end June followed by balances end October.  As I am going to be booking rooms with Marlborough, Please let me know if you would like to come along to this Christmas weekend away as I will be booking rooms with the hotel in June.

Theatre Clwyd Rock’n’Roll panto Dick Whittington – Fri 11th January 2019.  Cost £10 for HALDS members.  Theatres in Clywd now have HYNT cards to enable carers to go free with their paying cared for.  Therefore if you apply for a free HYNT card (which can be used all over Wales in their theatres) the cost for carers for this show will be free, you will only pay for your cared for £10.  We will discuss this at Mays meeting.

We will be holding a committee meeting on 18th June 11am at Laburnum Grove.

For the funding from  Merseyside Community Investment Fund I have had to put together a Vulnerable Adults Policy and also with the new privacy policy coming into affect on 25th May,  I have put together new registration forms, so next month I will be giving all members a new form for registering with HALDS and also a copy of the Vulnerable Adults policy

Our next meeting is Monday 25th June when Laurence from PALS will be coming along, then our  meeting on Monday 30th July will be Beth from Healthy Halton.

Our meeting after the Summer Holidays will be on Monday 24th September when Irene Bramwell from Halton Healthwatch will be coming along to talk to us.

Our monthly meetings are well attended and apologises for members who do not get any lunch due to being at the end of the line, As from Junes meetings, I have increased the quantities of sandwiches etc so there should now be enough to go round for our lunches.

 

March newsletter

Please accept my apologies for Marchs meeting, but I went to a funeral of a dear friend in Stoke, but I am sure Liz took good care of you all in my absence.

Unfortunately our guest speaker Laurence from PALS was also unable to make our meeting, but Trudy from the library who came to our meeting in January to talk to us about her new ideas in the Halton Libraries for Adults with learning disabilities came along as her plans are now all sorted and the new group is starting up late April.

Library Learner – Trudy told us about the 4 fun sessions which start on Wednesday 25th April 1.30 – 3pm in both Halton Lea Library and Widnes Library, first session on 25th April will be about ‘Using the Library and finding your way around’ 2nd session on 2nd May will be ‘Using the library computers, see their free magazines and comics online’ 3rd session 9th May ‘Local History. Find out about your town and what it used to look like’ and final session on 16th May ‘Stories and information books. Tell a story’ There will be drinks and biscuits at each session and plenty of activities as well.  If you would like your cared for to attend any of these sessions please contact the library direct on Halton Lea Library 0151 511 7744 and Widnes Library 0151 907 8383.

The Library Learner is open to any adult with a learning disability and their carer.  They are hoping to run the course again if this one is a success and it will be on a different day of the week, so if you can’t make this one because of the day, there will be other opportunities.   Everyone will receive a certificate at the end of the course (even if they can’t make it every week)

Trudy also brought along memory boxes and photographs of Halton as it was then and how it looks now, which I believe was thoroughly enjoyed by the members.

Lous’ evening – A big thank you to all who donated towards Lous evening, we raised £680 in total for Halton Haven, Brenda took the money to the Haven and we have received a thank you letter from them.

Sharon is partaking in the Hale Village 5 mile race on Sunday 1st March (Easter Sunday) and all proceeds are going to HALDS funds. Feel free to come along on the day to support here, starts at 9.30am and Sharon aims to finish the race in about 50 mins.  You can still sponsor her at the next meeting if you haven’t already done so.

Brendas coffee morning – Brenda is holding a coffee morning at her house, 46 Wicksten Drive, Runcorn, WA7 5UW 10am – 12 noon on Monday 16th April.  All Proceeds to HALDS funds.  There will be raffles, tombola etc.  Please feel free to bake cakes for the event.

I am also looking at holding a Soap Quiz evening, more details at the next meeting 

I have invoices from the Marlborough Hotel if required for either yourself or your cared for

Story of the Beach Boys, Sat 31st March at Brindley Theatre, Runcorn.  Tickets are now booked and paid for.  Show starts at 7.30, so please meet in the foyer at 7pm 

Miss Saigon, Wed 18th April  at Palace Theatre, Manchester £10 per person

There are still 2 tickets available for this show if you would like to come along –  Payments are still outstanding , could you please let me have money asap. Coach leaving Runcorn Old Town Bus station at 5.15, Widnes Stobart Stadium 5.30pm

Billy & Wally Show, Thursday 19th April at Brindley Theatre, Runcorn – There are 5 tickets still available for this show if you would like to come along.  Payments are  due, could you please let me have money asap. Show starts 7pm so please meet in foyer 6.30 for your tickets 

Royal Court Variety Lunch Club /Terracotta Soldiers – Wednesday 2nd May –The Royal Court show will be at 12.30pm followed by exhibition at 2.30pm at William Brown Street Museum, we will be leaving Runcorn at 11am and leaving Liverpool to come home 4pm , Cost £10 per person – There are still 2 tickets available for these shows –  Payment due by end April .

Chatsworth RHS Flower show – Thurs 7th June, (Please note change of day, due to 6th being for RHS members only)   Cost £15 per person..   Coach would be leaving Runcorn Old Town bus station at 8.30am and returning for home 5pm. I am looking at getting a larger coach, so if you would like to come along, please let me know by end of the week.  Payment due by end May

War Horse – Lowry Theatre, Thursday 28th June – This trip is now completely full, Coach leaving Runcorn Old Town Bus station 5.45 and Widnes Stobart Stadium 6pm

Cadburys world & Bourneville village, Sun 8h July, Full day trip to Cadburys work and Bourneville Village, please let me know if you would like to attend this trip – Cost £10 per person. Coach will be leaving Widnes stobart stadium 9am and return from Birmingham at 5pm.  Payment due by end June

Canal Cruise/Lunch Barn Owl, Monday 6th Aug – This cruise is now full, Cost £10  Payment due by end July 

Canal Cruise/Lunch Barn Owl,  Monday 13th Aug – This cruise is now full, Cost £10  Payment due by end July 

Canal Cruise/Lunch Barn Owl, Monday 20th Aug – There is 4 places available for this date, Cost £10. Payment due by end July 

Eurodisney – 24th November 2018 – Cost £525 per person, there are still places available on this trip if you would like to attend.   When making balance payments for Eurodisney, could you please either pay via BACS into COGO Travels account ( I can give you their bank details)  or a cheque made payable to COGO Travel, alternatively you can phone COGO travel direct on 01273 020 531 to pay via debit or credit card, both the latter please use our reference 011118 and let them know you are with the HALDS group, Please also let me know you have made a payment. This does not include members paying monthly, this is okay 

Marlborough Hotel Christmas Break away – Friday 21st December to Sunday 23rd December 2018,  Friday will be Christmas eve theme and Saturday Christmas day.  Cost would be £100 per person plus coach.  We would arrive Friday afternoon and cost includes Friday evening meal through to Sunday lunch.  We would then leave Llandudno Sunday afternoon for journey home.  All guests will receive a Christmas gift from Santa.  Please let me know if you would like to come along to this weekend away.  Deposits of £50 would not be due until April, then balance for end October

I have yet to arrange the following trips, these will be booked for our next meeting, Monday 30th April , so you can put your names down on the list.  

Sept – Behind the scene tour of Royal Court/ Mersey Tunnel tour

Oct – Northwich museum/lunch

Dec – Chester zoo lantern parade

Jan 2019 – Rock ‘n’ roll panto at Theatre clwyd

Our next meeting on Monday 30th April will be our AGM, where the post for Treasury will be coming up for election due to John Llorca retiring from the post.  Please let me know if interested in this position.

Meeting Monday 21st May is a week earlier due to the Bank Holiday, our speaker for this meeting is Jane from Tower House Surgery who is coming along to talk to us about carer and cared for annual medial check ups and how to get the best from your doctors when being a carer.

Meeting Monday 25th June – Laurence from PALS and meeting Monday 30th July will be Beth from Healthy Halton.

 

Feeling down?

Anxious?

Think Wellbeing can help 

Think Wellbeing in Halton offers free NHS therapy for adults aged 18 and over with common mental health problems like anxiety, depression, panic, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder.

I have leaflets to give out, if you would like a copy 

If you would like a copy of the CD showing all the photographs taken at Marlborough All Saints weekend, please let me know, cost will be £2 each.  I will only be ordering copies for orders given.

I have mentioned in the past about getting a reduction on your Council Tax.  This has also been mentioned on Martin Lewis Money Programme on TV.  For council tax benefit Carers are exempt and also People with a Learning Disability, its classed as an SMI, Severe Mental Impartment.  So if this only leaves 1 other adult in the household, you should receive 25% reduction.  If you want more details please contact me.

Deputyship – Last year, Fiona Ludkin from Hugh Jones Solicitors came and discussed Wills and Trust Funds with us and also told us about Deputyship for your cared for.  Do you want me to ask her to return for a Deputyship

January Newsletter

We had 2 very interesting speakers for Januarys meeting Sue Molyneux from Halton Disability Partnership and Trudy from Halton Lea Library.

Trudy is a Development officer from Halton Borough Council Libraries and she spoke to us about a new group she is looking to start up in the Libraries in both Runcorn and Widnes. It will be a group for Adults with a Learning Disability. Her idea is that the group will have themes i.e. music, soaps, holiday etc and there will be a selection of magazines, books for the guys to look through.  A 4 week trial will be starting on Wednesday 11th April at 1.30pm in Halton Lea Library for you to go along, see what it’s all about and give your ideas of what you would like to see at the groups.

Sue Molyneux from Halton Disability Partnership informed us of how the Disability Partnership can help us in our role as carers.  They can assist in filling in forms for PIP, DLA, ESA, Housing, Blue Badge, Kids DLA etc.   They can also now complete a Lasting Power of Attorney for a £200 Donation, I believe if you go to a solicitor this would cost you in the region of £1,600.  They hold an Enabled Group at Trinity Church, fortnightly where you can do all sorts of interesting things, i.e. crafts, games, trips out etc. the times are 1-4pm.  The next group will be Monday 5th February.  Also at the Disability Partnership is Pam Batey who can assist you with employment of Personal Assistants for your cared for, to help with daily tasks, social activities etc.  Also on the other side, if you are interested in becoming a Personal Assistant, Pam can also help you get established and into employment.

Due to recent cut backs on funding for Halton Disability Partnership, at present they can only take referrals for carers who are registered at the Halton Carers Centre, as this funding they are still receiving.  A process will be put in place and I will let you know how to contact them if needed.

Lous’ evening – In remembrance to Louise we are holding an evening to remember Lou on Friday 23rd February in the Mencap Acorn Centre, with our own resident DJ Adam, please bring your own drink and refreshments, doors open 7pm. We will hold an Irish Bingo and raffle, all proceeds to Halton Haven, admission is £3, pay at the door.

Sharon is going to compete in the Hale Village 5 mile race on Sunday 1st March (Easter Sunday) race starts a the Childe of Hale at 9.30 and Sharon is hoping to complete the course in 50mins approx.    She is going to run the race for HALDS funds and I will asking for members to sponsor her for this event.  Also if you would like to come along on the day of the race to cheer Sharon on, please do not hesitate to pop along.  I will put together sponsor forms and send out via e-mail, I will also have sponsor forms for you to sponsor Sharon.  (At least with this one, we can sit in the pub and not have to walk up or down the Great Orme in Llandudno!!!)    I would like to say a big THANK YOU to Sharon for thinking of HALDS for this event.

Brenda Hayes is going to hold a coffee morning on Monday 16th April, all proceeds to HALDS funds.  If you can bake and would like to bring cakes please do so, there will be raffles and bingo on the morning.  Just pop along anytime between 10am and 12 noon for a warm welcome at 46 Wicksten Drive, Runcorn, WA7 5UW

Funding – I am pleased to advise that we have received a cheque from Jaguar Landrovers Halewood Operations Employees Charity Fund for £250 which will pay for our printing costs for 2018. Unfortunately we were not successful with our funding bid with Comic Relief. 

Imperial War Museum, Manchester, Monday 12th February – Coach leaving Runcorn Old Town bus station at 9.50 am and Widnes Stobart Stadium 10 am.  Once at the museum you will be walking round, having lunch at your leisure, we will be leaving for home at 2.30pm.

Birthday meal at Old Hall, Frodsham – Monday 19th February to celebrate HALDS 8th birthday we will be going to the Old Hall Hotel, Frodsham for lunch at 12 noon,  Cost to members is £5.  Please ensure if you are attending the meal, that you let me have your menu choice asap.  There are still places available for the meal if you would like to be added 

Friday 9th March 2018 – Weekend at Marlborough Hotel, Llandudno,   Theme evenings are confirmed as Friday evening Welsh, Saturday evening Irish & Sunday evening Scottish (fancy dress optional, or colour of the country if possible) Coach cost is £15 per person, which needs to be paid by end February. Coach will be leaving Widnes Stobart Stadium at 12 noon, then onto Runcorn Old Town Bus station and then Frodsham Community Centre. Pick up on the Monday will be 10amish from Llandudno.  Those going in their own cars, will have to arrange their own car parking.

There are still payments outstanding for Marlborough, Llandudno, I need to pay the hotel as we go in 5 weeks, so please get your payments to me by end of this week. 

Wicked – 12th March 2018,  Empire Theatre, Liverpool  – This trip is now full,  pick up will be Runcorn Old Town Bus Station 5.45 and Widnes Stobart Stadium 5.55pm.  Tickets will be given out on the coach

Weavervale Museum/Lunch – Wed 11th April – as we have a lot going on April/May time, I am looking at postponing this trip until October

Chatsworth Flower show/Chatsworth House – Wed 6th June, you can either visit the RHS Flower show or visit Chatsworth House and gardens, Cost would be £20 for flower show or £10 for house visit, cost is per person.  Coach would be leaving Runcorn Old Town bus station at 8.30am, so it would be a long day, please let me know if you would like to visit Chatsworth

War Horse – Lowry Theatre, Thursday 28th June – Cost £10 per person for HALDS members and £30 for non members.  There are still a few people not paid for this trip, could you please pay by end January

Eurodisney – 24th  November 2018 –  Cost £525 per person, as this trip will be in excess of £20k, I am unable to pay monies into my bank account and pay via BACS, therefore if you could please pay by cheque, making cheques payable to COGO Travel, alternatively you can phone COGO travel direct on 01273 020 531 to pay via debit or credit card or I can give you COGOs bank details, both the latter please use our reference 011118 and let them know you are with the HALDS group, Please also let me know you have made a payment. This does not include members paying monthly, this is okay 

Marlborough Hotel Christmas Break away – Friday 21st December to Sunday 23rd December 2018, Friday will be Christmas eve theme and Saturday Christmas day.  Cost would be £100 per person plus coach.  We would arrive Friday afternoon and cost includes Friday evening meal through to Sunday lunch.  We would then leave Llandudno Sunday afternoon for journey home.  All guests will receive a Christmas gift from Santa.  Please let me know if you would like to come along to this weekend away.  Deposits of £50 would not be due until April, then balance for end October

We held a committee meeting on 15th January and the following social events have been agreed and arranged:

March  Sat 31st March – Story of the Beach Boys, Brindley Theatre, Runcorn.  Please let me know by 5th Feb if you would like to attend, as I have to confirm seats with Brindley – cost £10 – Payment required by end Feb

April – Thursday 19th April –  Billy & Wally Show, Brindley Theatre, Runcorn Please let me know if you would like to attend by 5th Feb as I have to confirm seats with Brindley – cost £10 Payment due for end March 

Wed 18th April  – Miss Saigon, Palace Theatre, Manchester £10 per person

Please let me know if you would like a ticket for the show – Payment by end March

May –  Wednesday 2nd May – Royal Court Variety Lunch Club 12.30pm followed by  tour of  Chinas First Emperor & the Terracotta Warriors exhibition at 2.30pm at William Brown Street Museum, we will be leaving Runcorn at 11am and leaving Liverpool to come home 4pm , Cost £10 per person – Payment due by end April . These visits are flexible, i.e. you can just go to one or both, in between times you could shop in Liverpool city centre

July – Sun 8th July  day visit to Cadburys world & Bourneville village, please let me know if you would like to attend this trip – Cost £10 per person, Payment due by end May – The DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED FOR THIS TRIP, DUE TO DAD DAY IN WARRINGTON

Aug – By popular demand we are going again for a canal cruise and lunch at the Barn Owl – As only 12 people are allowed on canal boats there will be 2 dates Monday 6th August and Monday 13th August,  cost £10 per person, please let me know if interested in attending,  Payment due by end July

Sept – Behind the scene tour of Royal Court/ Mersey Tunnel tour – to be arranged

Oct – Weavervale Museum

Dec – Chester zoo lantern parade, Marlborough Hotel Christmas weekend

Jan 2019 – Rock ‘n’ roll panto at Theatre clwyd

Speakers for meetings in 2018:

Monday 26th Feb – Mal Hampson/Yvonne Smallman – Halton Speak Out

Monday 26th March – Laurence from Warrington Hospital PALS

Mon 30th April – HALDS AGM

Scams – Cheshire Police are warning about courier fraud, an offender cold calls the victim posing as an official such as a police offer or a member of a bank fraud team, they will instruct the victim to go to their bank and withdraw money.  The offencer will claim that they are investigating staff at the bank, that they need the victims help in some kind of undercover operation, for example the bank staff are handing out counterfeit bank notes and they need the victim to withdraw money so that it can be examined.  The offender will then send a courier to collect the money from the victim.

YOU WILL NEVER BE ASKED TO BECOME PART OF A UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION, BE WARY OF ANY CALLS, TEXT OR E-MAILS PURPORTING TO BE FROM THE POLICE ASKING FOR YOUR PERSONAL OR FINANCIAL DETAILS

December newsletter

We are now coming to the end of another year and I hope you have all enjoyed 2017 with HALDS we have held numerous outing to places of interest, theatre trips, weekend away and also a visit to Eurodisney.  2018 is also going to be a busy year, we already have a weekend in Llandudno and another holiday in Eurodisney arranged, plus short trips to various places of interest and many more to be arranged.

I would like to thank you all for another successful year with HALDS, as without you all, the group would not be the success it is today and I cannot believe we are now coming up to our 8th birthday in February, talking of which we are going to celebrate our 8th birthday at The Old Hall, Frodsham on 19th February, please let me know if you would like to attend, cost will be £5, I will have menus for selection at Januarys meeting.

Committee members – I would like to remind you we have a committee meeting on 15th January 11am at the Mencap Acorn centre, where we will decide this years social events, fund raising evenings and speakers for future meetings. If you are not on the committee but would like to come along please do so, as your views are always welcome.

Funding – I am pleased to advise that we have been awarded £9,900 from the Awards for all lottery funding for social events throughout the year and also £1,000 from Area Forum to help towards our birthday meal at The Old Hall.

At our November meeting we held our Christmas raffle and raised £136 towards our funds, Brenda Llorca also sold some of her knitting garments for us and this raised £25 towards our funds.  In place of sending Christmas cards to HALDS members, I have donated money to HALDS, there will be a tin at our Christmas party, if other members would like to do the same.

HALDS Christmas Party – Friday 15th December, 7pm – 10.30pm, all welcome, please bring own food and drinks.

We were to hold a fun fund raising evening on Friday 12th January but this will now be postponed until later in the year 

Imperial War Museum, Manchester, Monday 12th February –  Coach leaving Runcorn Old Town bus station at 10am and Widnes Stobart Stadium 10.10am. You will have 3 hours in the museum to look round and have lunch at your leisure, we will then be leaving for home 2pm.  £5 deposit required by end January which will be returned to you towards your lunch 

Liverpool stadium tour/Lunch Greenhill ) – Saturday 20th Jan, 11.15am – You can still add to this trip, please let me know by end December if you would like to come along.  Coach leaving Runcorn Old Town bus station 10am, Widnes Stobart Stadium 10.10am. Cost is £10 per person, our tour is booked for 11.15 at the stadium, we are then having lunch at the Greenhills at 2pm.  Money was due by end November, there is still a lot of people not paid, could you please let me have your monies by end December

Friday 9th March 2018 – Weekend at Marlborough Hotel, Llandudno,  Could you please let me know asap whether you are going on the coach or your own transport.  Please note parking is limited at the hotel, some people have to arrive late due to work commitments, children at school etc. so if you can go on the coach please do so. Cost of coach will be extra and I will advise once I know how many people are using the coach.

Wicked – 12th March 2018,  Empire Theatre, Liverpool  – This trip is now full,  pick up will be Runcorn Old Town Bus Station 5.45 and Widnes Stobart Stadium 5.55pm.  Tickets will be given out on the coach

Weavervale Museum/Lunch – Wed 11th April – more details at a later date, but please let me know if interested in coming along

Chatsworth Flower show – Wed 6th June – more details at a later date, but please let me know if interested at the January meeting to enable to see how many people are interested in coming along

War Horse – Lowry Theatre, Thursday 28th June – Cost £10 per person for HALDS members and £30 for non members.  There are still a few people not paid for this trip, could you please pay by end January

Eurodisney – 24th 2018 –  Cost £525 per person, as this trip will be in excess of £20k, I am unable to pay monies into my bank account and pay via BACS, therefore if you could please pay by cheque, I will advise who to make the cheque payable to                    or I can give you COGOs bank details and our holiday reference to pay direct.  This does not include members paying monthly, this is okay

Speakers for meetings in 2018:

Monday 29th Jan – Sue Molyneux/Pam Beatty – Halton Disability Partnership

Monday 26th Feb – Mal Hampson/Yvonne Smallman – Halton Speak Out

Monday 26th March – Laurence from Warrington Hospital PALS

Mon 30th April – HALDS AGM 

I have been approached by Trudy from Halton Libraries re a new group she is looking at setting up in the libraries for Adults with Learning Disabilities.  Trudy is going to be coming along to HALDS January meeting to tell you about her new idea and to get feedback to what you think about the new group

Halton Libraries are planning to improve their resources for adults with learning disabilities and set up library groups in Runcorn and Widnes for them to attend.

The aim of the group will be to show that the library is a comfortable and welcoming place and we will provide different books and other resources each meeting to give members the opportunity to look at and borrow books and use our computers.

This will also provide an opportunity for families and PAs to see what the library has to offer as a place to visit. There would be groups at Widnes and Runcorn Libraries.

I will be at the January meeting of HALDs and would like to know your views on this and any suggestions of resources we could offer.

In the meantime, please contact me if you would like any further information

Trudy Jones

 

 

November newsletter

Our guest speaker for Octobers meetings was Shelagh Thornhill from Community Bridge Building Team who came along to tell us what services they have to offer your cared fors.   They can provide Voluntary work, Arts & Culture, Education, Faith & Religion, Travel Training, Leisure Activities and pathway to employment.

To access Community Bridge Building services you have to be referred through any social care team or a professional person, this can include Halton Carers Centre.              Except their social group for 18-30 year olds you can go directly into the group straight away without any referrals.

If you would like more information about the Bridge Building Services contact the team on 0151 511 8772.  I also have a few leaflets about their services.

I also have some leaflets about ‘care in the chemist’ for those who never got them last month

Funding – I have applied for funding from BIG Lottery Awards for all, Peel Ports, Knights House, Comic Relief & Howdens.  I will keep you posted on our outcome.

We have been unsuccessful with Howdens you have to be nominated by an employee.  I also meet up with Halton Borough Council last Thursday who is also helping me obtain some funding for our group for 2018.

We held a committee meeting on 2nd October and it was agreed to apply for funding from BIG lottery for trips out only and not towards a weekend away, these would consist of theatre trip, Mersey Tunnel visit, Shrewsbury River cruise, Royal court tour, Royal court variety lunch show, Canal cruise to Barn Owl, Birthday meal at the Old Hall, Frodsham.   It was agreed to leave the Yorkshire weekend, as it was thought is was a long way to go for a weekend.It was decided to invite the following speakers for next years meetings, Mal Hampton and Yvonne Smallman from Halton Speak Out, Citizen Advise Bureau and Community Care.  If you have any ideas for speakers you would like me to invite please let me know.

Friday 3rd Nov – Body Shop Christmas shopping party – Fund raising Body Shop party with discounts on Christmas items, all welcome, please invite friends and family as this is a fund raising event to boost HALDS funds.  Doors open 6.30 and party will start 7pm.  Tea, coffee and cakes will be on sale during the evening, please bring own alcoholic drinks if required.  (volunteers needed on the evening to sell raffle tickets and refreshments)

We will also hoping to hold another fun fund raising evening on Friday 12th January where we will have Rock ‘n’ roll bingo and Hoy.

Please come along and support your group, as this helps to pay towards our social events which you all enjoy coming along too

Halton Carers centre Bonfire  eve – Sunday 5th November £1.50 a ticket, Halton Carers Centre, 62 Church Street, Runcorn are opening up their back garden to enable carers to watch the fireworks on Mersey Road without being in the crowds.  Tickets are £1.50 and there will be refreshments on sale during the evening.  If you would like tickets please contact Halton Carers Centre direct on 01928 580182, admission is by ticket only

BBC Tour at Media City, Manchester – Monday 20th November – Coach will be picking up at Runcorn Old Town Bus station at 9am and Widnes Stobart Stadium 9.10am for our tour at 10.30. Tour lasts 90 minutes, there will be security checks before being admitted, you also need to bring photo ID.   The tour lasts about one and half hours and consists of walking outside and between various buildings. After the tour we will have a couple of hours in the Lowry outlet village to enable you to look round shops and have lunch.  Leaving for home 2.30pm

Legion Christmas Disco – Monday 4th December, the deadline has now passed for application for the Legion Christmas Disco, but if you would like to attend please contact Jean Fish direct.

Sleeping Beauty Rock ‘n’ Panto at Theatre Clwyd – Wed 6th December – Departing Runcorn Old Town Bus Station at 5.15pm for 7pm performance.  Cost £10 per person for HALDS members and £25 for non members – There are 2 places still available for the panto – Picks up will be Runcorn only 

Bond Hotel, Blackpool –  Turkey &  Tinsel weekend Friday 8th December cost is £175

HALDS Christmas party – Friday 15th December, Mencap Acorn Centre 7.30pm, There is no charge for this event, but tickets will be given out to enable me to know numbers. We will  be holding a raffle at this event.   Please bring your own food and drink.   Tickets now available

Christmas Fayre 3 course Lunch Cruise – Tuesday 19th December – Coach will pick up Widnes Stobart Stadium at 10.45 and  Runcorn Old Town Bus Station at 11am for 12 noon cruise.  Cruise lasts approx 2 hours 30 minutes.  Please note this is a non-smoking cruise ship. Cost is £10 per person for HALDS members and £30 for non members–  There are still 2 places available for the cruise 

Liverpool stadium tour – Saturday 20th Jan – Stadium tour/The LFC Story, their  interactive museum, which will be showcasing the Steven Gerrard Collection.  Duration of visit 90 – 120 minutes please let me know if interested and I will book a slot – From August 2017 we will be launching our Free Flow Stadium Tour. Tours will be following free flow model with multimedia headsets to help bring the story to life, this will be a self-guided visit and therefore duration will be up to the individual group.

The tour will include all key areas that fans wish to visit such as dressing rooms, players tunnel, managerial dugout and the Kop. These will be the brand new areas of the New Main Stand. Cost is £10 per person, Money to be paid by end November

Imperial War Museum, Manchester, Monday 12th February – more details at a later date, but please let me know if interested in coming along 

Friday 9th March 2018 – Weekend at Marlborough Hotel, Llandudno,  All Saints Themed Break, which includes Friday  St Davids Day, Tea/coffee and Bara Brith on arrival, 6.15pm  Sherry Drinks Reception, 6.30 Welsh Feast followed by live entertainment and Light finger buffet at 10.30pm.  Saturday is St Patricks Day which includes 6.15pm Irish Liquor Drinks reception, 6.30 Irish Dinner followed by live entertainment and Light finger buffet at 10.30pm followed by Sunday St Andrews Day which includes 8.30am Traditional Scottish Breakfast, 6.15 Guess the weight of the haggis, 6.30pm Scottish Supper followed by live entertainment and Light finger buffet at 10.30pm . Each evening you will be required to either dress fancy dress for the theme or the colours of the country.

Cost is £140 per person.   There are 61 of us going to Marlborough Hotel, I have allocated rooms, but rooms are now limited, so if you would like to attend please let me know as I will have to check with the hotel as to the availability available. If you could please let me know asap whether you are going on the coach or your own transport.  Please note parking is limited at the hotel, some people have to arrive late due to work commitments, children at school etc. so if you can go on the coach please do so.

Wicked – 12th March 2018,  Empire Theatre, Liverpool  – This trip is now full,  pick up will be Runcorn Old Town Bus Station 5.45 and Widnes Stobart Stadium 5.55pm.  Tickets will be given out on the coach

Weavervale Museum/Lunch – Wed 11th April – more details at a later date, but please let me know if interested in coming along

Chatsworth Flower show – Wed 6th June – more details at a later date, but please let me know if interested in coming along

 

War Horse – Lowry Theatre, Thursday 28th June – Cost £10 per person for HALDS members and £30 for non members.  As we have had to pay for the tickets all ready would it be possible to pay for your tickets asap, as its left us very short of funds..  Tickets are now all booked and I am unable to add any more people onto this trip

Eurodisney – 24th 2018 –  Cost is confirmed at £525 per person, deposits are now all paid. We are not now going with Acklams of Beverley, we are travelling with the company we went with this year COGO Travel, everything is all booked for us.  If you would like to pay money during the year you can do, I can give you payment cards.  Nearer the time I will be requesting travel insurance details off you and passport information, for those who went this year I have your passport information all ready so will just need travel insurance details.

Halton CCG – As from April 2017 Halton CCG have launched a new MSK CATS service.   If you suffer from musculoskeletal (MSK) pain commonly known as back, joint or muscle pain, instead of contacting your GP or can now talk directly with a  CATS MSK physiotherapy practitioner about your  condition on 0151 495 5472 .

I have joined Costco in HALDS name and we are allowed 2 other members to register for free, so if you would like to shop at Costco please let me know and I will give you the relevant form to complete.

Our next meeting is Monday 27th November where we will be having a xmas buffet with entertainment by PUGs (Palacefields Ukelule Band)