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AUGUST 2006

Last Meetings
Last month our evening meeting at Communicare was based on the "Deal or No Deal" game show hosted by Noel Edmonds. Pam Turner, our banker, was rubbing her hands with glee every time Jack Schofield, our contestant, was taking out the higher priced goodies. Eventually Jack took the deal and accepted a DVD, when it was revealed that he would have only had ten pence or twenty pence in his envelope. It was a very different kind of evening for our members, and was enjoyed by all, ending with tea and biscuits and our usual raffle.
At our afternoon meeting our speaker was Margot Whiting. To say that she can speak for England (her words) is an understatement!
Margot took us through her career as an entertainer. Her father died when she was three and a half years old, and her mother was left to bring up six children single handed.
Margot started dancing when she was eight/nine years old at The Hippodrome, Coventry and her mother was in charge of a twelve girl troop who travelled around the country to clubs etc. and did pantomime.
Margot became part of a double act, with her future husband, they progressed to an eight year contract in the Isle of Man, where she did agency work as well, then came to Jersey in 1972. They worked at Pontins for many, many years. As work dried up they became involved in Tourism's Hospitality, they managed the Airport Social Club, the Mechanics, and were responsible for putting on many shows around the island. She showed us photos taken with celebrities including Roy Castle, Des O'Connor, Lonnie Donegan, Bruce Forsythe, to name but a few. Her husband passed away eighteen months ago, and Margot has now written a book about her memoirs entitled "Sequins in my Sandwiches" which will be published shortly. It was a very relaxed afternoon with lots of chuckles and laughs. Refreshments followed as well as our usual raffle.
Fundraising
29.6.06 Drieu Auction Rooms
Sale of Japanese coffee set £10.00
Sale of Ladro figurine £5.00
21.7.06 Bingo Night
53 supporters raised £103.15
25.7.06 Raffle/Communicare
Tickets sold totalled £35.00
27.7.06 Raffle/Overdale
Tickets sold totalled £22.00
Card sales for July 2006 totalled £5.30
Donations via collecting boxes for July 2006 amounted to £166.48
4.8.06 Bingo Night
54 supporters raised £134.70
Party for Parkinson's
The Beetledrive and Bar.B.Q. hosted by Marguerite and John Davey on the 16th July was a fun time for all and raised £155 for our branch. Thank you to them for their hospitality.
The Pampered Chef tea party at Eileen Smith's on August 1st was a very enjoyable afternoon and raised £81.50 towards branch funds and Eileen would like to thank everyone for their support
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 Collecting Boxes
Five boxes were placed during July. Well done to Marguerite Davey and Eileen Palmer who placed two each and to Ken Le Quesne for the other one.
Please contact June Tredant on 861744 if you have any ideas regarding new placements.
Stamps for Sale
There is a way of helping our branch by buying stamps from us rather than the Post Office. Roger Marriott has mint postage stamps ranging from a halfpenny up to £5. All it will involve is sticking say two or three stamps on an envelope to make up the 34p for local letters. If you have a parcel to post, just get it weighed at the Post Office and stick on stamps for the value required. I'm sure your family away would love to see several stamps on their parcel rather than a printed label which is stuck on parcels these days!! Please contact Roger Marriott on 731145 if interested. Thank you.
Diary Dates
Friday 18th August 2006 8 p.m. Bingo Supper/
Devil's Hole
Friday 1st September 2006 8 p.m. Bingo Supper/
Devil's Hole
Friday 15 th September 2006 8 p.m. Bingo Supper/
Devil's Hole
Social Get-Togethers
Eileen Palmer is organising a beetledrive on Monday 4th September 2006 at Roz-Den, Rue De La Guilleaumerie, St. Saviour at 6.45 p.m for 7 o'clock start. Tickets will be £2 towards branch running costs and there will be a raffle. Please phone Eileen on 866419 to book.
Jack Schofield is organising fishing and lunch on Thursday 14th September 2006 at St. Catherine's starting at 10.45 p.m. with lunch at about 1.15 p.m at the cafe. This will be a free outing for sufferers and carers. Please phone Jack on 738328 to book. Paying supporters are welcome to join us.
Next meetings
Our next meeting is on Tuesday August 22nd 2006. As Communicare is closed for the month of August we shall be having an outing funded by the branch. The venue is the Amaizin Maze, at La Hougue Farm, St. Peter's and we will meet at 3 p.m. They have a water pistol range, so wellies might be appropriate. This will be followed by a fish and chip supper at Devil's Hole around 5.30 p.m. As Eileen will need to book please phone her on 737128 if you would like to come along. Our afternoon meeting takes place at Overdale in the Resources Room, on Thursday 24th August 2006 at 2 p.m. when we will be having a therapy afternoon with Tina Borfiga and Amy Patterson. Tina will go through seated exercises, posture, balance and stepping and also breathing and meditation. Amy will be doing metamorphic massage, which is on the hands, feet or head. This form of massage can be learnt, and it is an ideal opportunity for carers to come along and be taught how it is done, thus enabling you to help your partners relax in the comfort of your own home. Everyone is very welcome to come along, transport can be arranged.
Refreshments will be served afterwards and we will have a raffle
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