LETTER FROM EDITOR Mandy Oxlade
Dear Friends! I hope you are all keeping well and have enjoyed the hot and sunny weather we had at the start of the summer. The club has continued its busy program of events. The dry sports team has enjoyed success. The outstanding performance of the season so far has to be our own games where we won the team trophy for the third year running. I would like to thank the committee for their hard work in organising the games. Iâ€™m sure that all the members would also like to thank all the volunteers that came to help run the games this year. Without them we could not have run the event. Away from the sports field we had our annual outing to Clacton which I hear was a very enjoyable day. In true club fashion the weather was good to you all. Whilst back in Aylesbury it did nothing but rain all day. Please remember that this news letter is for you the members so if you have something you would like to have put in, please contact either Chris Brown or me at the usual address. Chris Brown 33 Whaddon Chase Aylesbury Bucks HP19 9QW
Mandy Oxlade 16 Barbel Close Earley Reading RG6 1AQ
Email: Chriseboybrown@hotmail.com Mandyoxlade@hotmail.com
THE CLOSING DATE FOR THE NEXT EDITION IS THURSDAY 4TH NOVEMBER
Thanks to the Golden Couple Thank you Tony and Barbara for inviting us to share the celebrations for your Golden Wedding Anniversary in June. All who attended had a wonderful time. We would like to say a very big thank you for the donation cheque received as a result of the generosity of your friends and family. We wish you both many, many more happy years together. Lin.
Clacton coach trip On Saturday 14th August around thirty of us boarded the coach at the Stadium, bound for Clacton. Most of the way we encountered heavy rain and we were all prepared with raincoats, umbrellas etc for a rather damp day out. However, when we reached our destination there was no rain. In fact the sun even came out; the wind was gentle and warm and we couldn’t believe our good fortune. It has been a tradition on these trips for Roy to devise a game or raffle. This year was no exception and the chairman’s prize of £5 was won by Vivien Barrett. Well done Viv. I for one am looking forward to next year’s trip which could well be to Weymouth in Dorset. However, if anyone has another idea for next year’s destination, please let me know. Lin.
Christmas Party – Thursday 2nd December 2010 Let’s have a good turnout this year. Come and enjoy the buffet with a glass of wine, play a fun game of Hoy and try your luck at the raffle.
PARTY – SAVE THE DATE! The Club was started in 1961 which means that next year we shall celebrate our 50th anniversary. The committee has decided to organise a party for members old and new, plus friends from other clubs. The event will take place in the main hall at Stoke Mandeville Community Centre on Saturday April 9th and the theme of the party will be the ‘swinging sixties’. Watch out for further information in future issues of the newsletter. For those of you who have access to the web, keep an eye on our diary pages on the website www.aadc.co.uk. Lin.
Annual Games Each year I look forward to our Annual Games, but this year it was with some trepidation, having learned that the RAF could not provide us with any helpers owing to the low intake of new recruits, â€œpanicâ€?. Finding replacements to cover the loss of such reliable helpers at short notice, proved to be very difficult. Members of the committee tried such sources as the T.A, The Army Cadets, The Lions and The Round Table with little success, accept for two members of The Lions. The main reason for not getting help from the Armed Forces and other organisations was the fact that the day of our games was also the celebrations for Armed Forces Day. We need not have worried however, as help was right on our door step and gosh what wonderful help it was. My heartfelt thanks go to each and every one who jumped into the breach at the last minute to make the day such a great success. My gratitude also goes to the many competitors for their sporting spirit and the effort they put into each event; it more than made up for all the hard work put in by the volunteer helpers and our committee members.
A BIG THANK YOU TO YOU ALL Roy Pictured right, the AADC team with the deputy Mayor
WAMDSAD 19th JUNE RESULTS Chris Baker: Gold Javelin, Silver Discus, Long Jump, Bronze Basket Ball Loretta Baughan: Silver Discus, Bronze Boccia Michael Everest: Bronze Shot, Silver Discus Cass Evett: Silver Shot, Bronze Discus Mark Jordan: Bronze Boccia, Silver Bean Bag, Gold Distance Club Audrey Lightfoot: Bronze Table Tennis, Myles Stonell: Silver Javelin, Gold Discus. Bob Taylor: Bronze Table Tennis, Gold Shot, Silver Javelin, Discus. The team finished 4th overall and 3rd in the track and field.
RUSHMOOR GAMES 18th JULY Bob Taylor: Bronze Javelin, Bronze Darts Chris Brown: Gold Target Javelin, Gold Bean Bag Chris Baker: Silver Skittles, Table Tennis, Bronze Run, Gold Walk, Michael Everest: Gold Electric wheelchair Slalom, Petanque, Silver Sjoelball Myles Stonell: Silver Discus, Gold Sjoelball Cass Evett: Silver Discus Audrey Lightfoot: Bronze Skittles, Horseshoes, Silver Shove Ha’penny, Viv Barrett: Gold Electric Wheelchair Slalom, Silver Horseshoe, Bronze Sjoelball. Derek Rolfe: Gold Shove Ha’penny, Mark Jordan: Silver Target Javelin, Bronze Beanbag, Mandy Oxlade: Silver Shot, Javelin, Wheelchair Slalom, Darts, Gold Discus, Beanbag, Bronze Table Tennis. I came 3rd in the ladies wheelchair event. AADC finished 4th overall Mandy Oxlade
OLD FRIENDS At the end of July Mandy and I took our Nieces and Nephews on holiday to Dawlish Warren for the week. The weather was so kind to us. Whilst we were down there I contacted our old friend Jenny Parsons. On the Thursday evening Jenny came and met up with us at the holiday park. We had a very nice evening catching up on each otherâ€™s news. Jenny wishes to pass on her wishes to all members of AADC. Chris Brown
WARNINGS! If you are driving at night and eggs are thrown at your windscreen Do not stop to check the car, Do not operate the wiper and Do not spray any water because eggs mixed with water become milky and blocks your vision up to 92.5%. You are then forced to stop beside the road and become a victim of these criminals. This is a new technique used by gangs, so please inform your friends and relatives. These are desperate times and these are unsavoury individuals who will take desperate measures to get what they want.â€?
Bar B Q in memory of Jim Couza On Saturday 21st August, in memory of Jim, a barbecue was organised by Karen’s brother & Jim’s musician friends in the garden of Karen’s home at Yew Tree Cottage in Whitchurch. It was a lovely afternoon of softly played live music of all types, a super barbecue and great company. Unfortunately, we had very little notice of the event taking place and very few members attended. All is not lost however; Karen is hoping it may be possible to make the afternoon an annual event as a fundraiser for the club. In view of the fact we can no longer have an annual picnic at Lythe Orchard, this could fit into our summer schedule very well. I hope it goes ahead and that many members will be able to enjoy a relaxing hour or two in the tranquil setting of Yew Tree Cottage. Lin.
Ruth & Pete on the move! Good luck Ruth and Pete for your move from Lythe Orchard to your bungalow at Elm Farm. Hope you spend many happy years in your new home. Lin.
HAPPY 80th BIRTHDAY PAT. Happy 80th Birthday wishes to Pat Gray who will be celebrating her big day on September 29th.
WELFARE Get well wishes go to all members who have not been well. If anyone knows of member who is unwell Please speak to me and I will arrange for a card to be sent. You can phone me on 01844 344744. Derek Rolfe Carole Taylor wishes to thank all the members of AADC for her get well card which she received when she broke her foot. The card really cheered her up.
REST IN PEACE TO ANGELA TAYLOR Carole, Bob, Mandy and Chris would like to thank the members of AADC for the kind messages you all sent to us and for the lovely flowers that the club sent for the funeral. We would like to share a poem that Angieâ€™s son Jamie wrote which sums up how we all feel about what has happened. God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So he put his arms around you and whispered come to me. With tearful eyes I watched you, and saw you pass away. Although I loved you dearly, I couldn't make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke my heart to prove to me, he only takes the best. RIP Mum. The Taylor Family.