Issue 29 Winter 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 I canâ€™t believe that we are nearly at the end of another year. Where has this year gone! I trust that you are all keeping well? I would like to take this opportunity to thank all members for their continued support. However, as a club I have noticed that the support for club events starts to reduce at this time of year. I accept that some of this is down to the dark and cold nights and health issues. I also believe that there has been issues with pool temperature. If there is another reason why you are not attending the club, please let the committee know. Please remember that this is your club so if there is something you would like us to look at doing for a social, or outing or anything else please also let us know. The committee are working hard for our members however we need your input. As always if you have any articles you wish to have included in the next edition, they can be sent in the usual way either by email or post. The closing date for the next newsletter will be 19 th March 2020 Mandy Brown 33 Whaddon Chase Aylesbury Bucks HP19 9QW Email firstname.lastname@example.org
WELFARE Itâ€™s unbelievable that we are here again, at the end of another year: we have had several members with continual health problems and we especially wish Helen Robinson, Jeanne Ware and Ruth Evett a better 2020. Also, sadly Jenny Parsons after years of ill health has recently passed away. On a brighter note we have lots of special birthday celebrations: Vivian Jones is 65 on the 19th February Myles Stonell is 65 on the 5th March Val King is 65 on the 17th April Diane Hockley is 55 on the 6th May We wish them all a very happy birthday. Please let me know if you hear of anyone that is poorly or in hospital for any length of time to enable me to send a get-well card. Katie King
AADC WEEKEND BREAK Friday 19th – Sunday 21st June 2020 Eastbourne THE PALM COURT HOTEL PRICE £150 (SUBSIDISED FROM £205) PER PERSON HALF BOARD EN-SUITE ACCOMMODATION FULL ENGLISH BREAKFAST CHOICE OF EVENING MEAL LIVE ENTERTAINMENT RETURN COACH TRAVEL (MUST BE ABLE TO BOARD COACH VIA STEPS) YOU CAN DRIVE AND TAKE YOUR OWN CAR (CAR PARK CHARGES APPLY) 1 EXCURSION ON SATURDAY INCLUDED SINGLE ROOMS VERY LIMITED HOLIDAY INSURANCE NOT INCLUDED FIRST COME FIRST SERVED £20.00 PP DEPOSIT TO DIANE EVEREST AT TIME OF BOOKING – 01296 583677 WE STILL HAVE SOME SEATS LEFT!
COME AND JOIN IN THE FUN!!!
OUR TRIP TO BLACKPOOL On Saturday 26th October myself, Chris and our friend Sue and her little boy Leyland set of on our train trip from Reading to Blackpool North Station. As we left Reading the weather was awful heavy rain and wind. The train had to be diverted from the normal routine due to flooding. Having survived the journey, we arrived safely at Blackpool, once we had settled into our accommodation, we went for a walk round. We had our evening meal at Harry Ramsdenâ€™s fish and chip shop. When we came out, we went around to the tower. There was a steep hill. The wind was that strong it had taken Chris up the hill without him realising. On the Sunday we met up with Jenny Cox and we spent the day together. The Monday we had a chilling out day. On the Tuesday we did the Circus and the tower by night. We also had a ride on the tram to see the lights at night, we also did the dungeons have to admit not my thing at all! On the Wednesday we went to Madam Tussauds and the Sea life centre. Whilst in madam Tussauds we had our pictures taken with lots of different stars, (haha wax models I must add). We spent some time on the 2p machines as Leyland loves playing on them. We then spent the last couple of days chilling out and exploring the shops. Mandy Brown
MY TRIP TO COMICON On Friday the 25th October I went to Comicon in London with a group from college. Before going to the event, I had NO idea what the event was about which made me nervous but on arrival to the event my fears went completely. There were 2 halls to look around us trying to dodge the wheelchair between people in costumes and cartoon characters – not my scene!!!! Part of my brief that day was to take relevant pictures or film footage to make up a minute’s footage for evaluation ready to be handed in for after half tern. Thinking I don’t know ANY characters from any recent films or cartoon/game series this was going to be a challenge but I wanted to complete the challenge as you all know I do not like being beaten so after lunch and after I told myself to stop being silly I bumped into Wonder Woman, as you do, the lady was from Essex and told us that she presented on local radio in Chelmsford. Overall, I really enjoyed the day (in the end) I would recommend going if you’re into animation it is a really long day though fortunately, I was in a wheelchair most of the day so that was such a relief. To see more pictures head over to my Facebook page, some of the pictures are weird just to warn you hehehehehe Thanks everyone Katie King
REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY On Sunday 10th November 5 members from AADC attended the annual Remembrance Day service in the Market Square. I would like to thank everyone who came. Chris Brown
Happy Christmas Everyone Instead of sending individual cards this year we are again giving a donation to the club in lieu of cards.
Happy Christmas and a Healthy 2020 from:Mike, Val and Katie King, Diane, Steve, and Michael Everest, Rob Bleasdale, Mandy and Chris Brown, Vivien Jones, Margaret and Pat Batten, Ruth and Cass Evett, Helen Robinson, Sue Golding, Bob Taylor, Jeanne Ware, Denise & Richard Brown
RECIPE FOR LEEK, POTATO & ONION SOUP Ingredients 2 Large leeks 2 Large onions 3 medium potatoes 2 chicken Oxoâ€™s Litre of water Season with salt and pepper to taste Can add parsley if desired Can also add small amount of cream if desired Method Chop all the vegetables and put then in saucepan with the water and oxo cubes. Bring to the boil and simmer for 25 minutes, or until soft. Mix with a blender to required texture. Helen Robinson
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S FOR YOUR DIARY 2019 - 2020 DEC 11 18 25
Last Swimming NO SWIMMING NO SWIMMING
JAN 1 2 8 15 18 22
NO SWIMMING NO SOCIAL NO SWIMMING NO SWIMMING KURLING SWIMMING RESUMES
CHS Bedgrove The Stadium
FEB 6 22
Social Bagatelle Kurling
SMCC CHS Bedgrove
MAR 4 21
APR 2 18
Social Skittles Kurling
SMCC CHS Bedgrove
Social Beetle Drive
PLEASE NOTE THAT SWIMMING IS HELD ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS FROM 7.30 TO 8.3O