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Issue 27 Spring/Summer 2019 Sponsored by Homeguard Ltd

Quack & Tweet News from Aylesbury Area Disabled Club

Registered Charity No. 289068


President: Mrs Freda Roberts MBE Vice President: Mr Derek Rolfe

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR Dear Members As I sit here on this sunny, however chilly April afternoon I can’t quite believe that we are in the fourth month of 2019 already. It only seems like yesterday that I was sitting here writing to you all for the Christmas newsletter. It has come to my attention that some of our members are unsure as to what would be a good item for the newsletter. The answer is that we would consider anything. It could be an item on a holiday or trip you have been on, quiz, joke, any handy tips or a recipe you might like. As a club we have had the AGM which took place on the 21 st March. It was lovely to see this being supported better this year. There still seems to be a lack of interest in the club. We have also managed to set up some kurling sessions at the Church of the Holy Spirit on the last Saturday of the month. We have also had a small team attend the Regional Bowls day at Winchester. Any articles for the next newsletter can be sent in the usual way. Either by email to or by post to

Mandy Brown 33 Whaddon Chase Aylesbury BUCKS HP19 9QW


WELFARE REPORT Unbelievable here we are and its April already, zooming past. We have had a few members still struggling with health issues, Diane Everest has had an operation on her foot which means she has been housebound for a few weeks. Bob Taylor has been in and out of hospital with breathing problems. Lorraine Arnott has had an operation on her shoulder. Vivien Jones has had an operation on her hip. Lin Smith has also been making slow progress with her various health issues. We wish all of them and all our other members who are struggling with their health, a speedy recovery to full health. The big birthdays over the next few months are Margaret Batten who was 80 on the 31st March, Stuart Banks who was 75 on the 19th April, Steve Everest will be 60 on 22nd May, Denise Brown will be 70 on the 16th June. I will be 21 on the 17th September. We wish everyone who has had birthdays whatever age a lovely day doing whatever they enjoy doing the most. I hope you enjoy whatever plans you have over the next few months and please let me know of any club members who are poorly or in hospital for a period of time to enable me to send a card and good wishes. Kate King Welfare Secretary

Membership Renewal of membership is due on 1st April. Please see me on club nights or send your renewal payment by cheque made out to A.A.D.C. Can be sent to me at the address below. Thank you.

Membership rates are as follows: Disabled Membership Single Joint Family (up to 4)

£12.00 £20.00 £30.00

Friends of AADC Single Joint Family (up to 4)

£10.00 £18.00 £22.50

Please be aware that your current membership card will continue to be valid AFTER renewal Thank you for your support during the past year. We look forward to welcoming you to the club during 2019. Mandy Brown 33 Whaddon chase Aylesbury Bucks HP19 9QW

AGM 2019 I felt that the AGM had a bit more support this year. However as mentioned by Mike at the meeting we did not have many members who took the time to fill out their nomination papers for the awards or committee. With this in mind I feel that the Committee are working so hard to keep the club going for you the members. However we are getting very little input from the membership as a whole. The award winners for this year where Kate King won the Rose Bowl for achievement Bob Taylor and Val King won the Mike Downey for Services to the club. Chris Brown won the Tony Hawkins Memorial Trophy for the highest number of medals won by an individual member.


NEW AGE KURLING We will be holding some Kurling sessions at the Church of the Holy Spirit on the fourth Saturday of the month. The sessions will run from 2-5pm. There will be a charge of £3.00 per session. There will also be a raffle held and free tea and coffee. DATES

25TH MAY 22ND JUNE 20TH JULY 28TH SEPT 19TH OCT 23RD NOV Please note there is no session in August and December Chris Brown

THEATRE TRIP TO SEE DISNEY’S LION KING IN LONDON – 10TH AUGUST 2019 The Club has arranged to see Disney’s Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre in London on 10th August 2019. Tickets are heavily subsidised at £35.00 and include return coach travel. At time of going to press there are 8 tickets remaining as we are strictly limited to 30 tickets (unfortunately no more wheelchair spaces available). Please let Diane Everest know if you wish to go. Telephone 01296 583677 or 07736041113 Monies would be required at time of booking please.

REGIONAL BOWLS DAY On Saturday 16th March a small team of 7 members took part in the regional bowls day at Winchester. The team had two members go through to the finals. Helen was the runner up in the main competition. Mandy was the runner up in the plate competition.

OUR HOLIDAY TO WALES On 1st April I went off on a family holiday accompanied by Mandy, Bob and Andy. When we travelled down on the Monday the weather was dry and sunny. We had a really good journey. On the Tuesday with the sun still out we went to Caerphilly Castle.

On Thursday we went to the Brecon Beacon Steam Railway. It was a really cold day. We must have had all four sessions in one day. Rain, snow, hail and sunshine. Despite the weather we had a lovely day. The views were amazing.

Chris Brown

OUR TRIP TO BUTLINS Over the Easter Weekend Chris and myself went to Butlins with my friend Susan and her little boy Leyland. We all met up on Bognor Regis seafront on the Friday morning. Once we had a coffee and a catch up, we had a nice walk along the seafront and into the town centre and had a wander around the shops. Then in the afternoon we all headed to the Butlins complex to check in. Chris and I had a lovely disabled friendly chalet on the ground floor. Our friends were up on the next floor. On Saturday we had a busy day in the complex. We all went swimming in the new pool while Chris sat out in the Sun and watched us. It was very busy. Leyland and Susan had a lovely time on the slides. They said that they had to queue for ages. In the afternoon we spent a bit of time playing on the 2p machines. I decided to have a go on one of the machines and managed to win the jackpot which was 500 tickets. Susan had the fun job of collecting up all tickets and getting them counted up. In the evening we went to watch the show Paddington goes to the seaside. On Sunday Chris and Leyland stayed up at the main area whist Susan and |I went back to my room and hid some little mini eggs ready for an Easter egg hunt later in the day. We then head off to the fairground. Leyland went on the rides. Chris and his little mate had a couple of goes on the fishing for the duck. In the evening we went back to our room and did the egg hunt that we had prepared earlier in the day. The boys both enjoyed it. We had a lovely time and really enjoyed it. We were so lucky with the weather.

Mandy Brown

GRAHAM KELLY On Sunday 17th March Bob Taylor, Mandy and I took part in the above event at Sportsable. We had a lovely afternoon. The overall winner was Bob. Thanks also to Dan Lee who ran the event. Chris Brown

WELL DONE DAN One of our members Dan Lee has recently been named as the winner of the Vic Hartley award for the player of the season 2018/19 by the World Disability Billiards and Snooker body. He was presented with the award and a unique cue case which has been designed in WDBS colours at this year disability day at the Winter Garden Sheffield.

Mandy Brown

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