There are regular social activities, for example weekly swimming sessions in a shallow heated pool and weekly Dao Yin exercise sessions. There are monthly meetings, which are social gatherings, at which there is normally an invited speaker.
We have regular outings - for example to see theatre shows or to play ten pin bowling, followed by a pub lunch. There are outings at other times for the members to enjoy restaurants or pub lunches and various events that have been held in the Island from time to time, such as the circus.
These activities are all fully funded by the branch, as are Christmas lunches each year. Members also receive presents at Christmas. Each month there are bingo sessions, attended by members and the general public, (a good fundraising activity).
Bi-annually the branch has funded long weekend breaks to destinations such as the New Forest or Devon. These have mainly been for people who would not otherwise easily be able to travel and they have been very successful, with the members enjoying a variety of excursions, all paid for by the branch.
Since 1989 annual concerts have been held, which have not only entertained sufferers but also raised funds. Apart from this there have been many other activities and the branch is indeed always looking to find new ways of raising funds and improving the quality of life for the sufferers.