At our last meeting we were given a talk by Mr Peter Le Rossignol,
about antiques, mainly appertaining to The Grand Tour (of Europe),
although most of us were engrossed with his amusing asides, movements
and facial expressions! Suffice to say that we were so well entertained
that Peter is a likely candidate for a request for another talk at
some future date.
It is pleasing that sometimes a call in our newsletter brings a positive
response and Ken Le Quesne is to be congratulated for actively looking
around for new sites for our collecting boxes and he is placing no
less than eleven for us, including one at Lucas Brothers, La Haule
and two in St. Mary, which is a parish where we previously had none.
We also had a response for a new collecting box site from the lady
who types our newsletters and this was before they had even been sent
out, so this was also very welcome!
Alan's Lucky Year
Those of our members lucky enough to be included in the group that
enjoyed a free holiday in Torquay must surely now be looking back
and thinking how lucky they were with the weather, considering what
we have had in Jersey since then. Thus in early May in Torquay we
had six out of seven days without rain and some mornings we were able
to sit out around the pool enjoying the sun after breakfast, before
departing on an excursion. By contrast we seem to have had grey skies
and little sun since then, indeed by the 9th day of this month we
had reached the rainfall level for the entire month! Alan Smith furthermore
has been even more fortunate because he was selected to go on a trip
for a week with the Across charity to Lourdes, France and he again
had good weather. Many of us know that Alan has his problems with
P.D. but to have two free holidays in successive months is something
that few people in the island will ever enjoy. We look forward to
seeing more of Alan's photographs of his travels at future meetings.
Three splendid examples were seen at our last meeting. On the subject
of holiday photos, that shown here is of our mini-bus and a very tame
white Dartmoor pony. This should bring back happy memories of a splendid
excursion on a lovely sunny day and the pony was so tame that it was
hand fed by Eileen through the window of the mini-bus!
22.6.02 Car Boot Pitch/St. Saviour's Hospital
Sale of goods £56.65
Thanks to Hedley & Eileen
25.6.02 Raffle/Communicare Tickets sold amounted to £21.00
Thanks to Olga & Maureen
29.6.02 Card Stall/Trinity PTA Fete
Sale of cards £95.40
Sale of stamps £2.00
Eileen would like to thank Hedley, Lor, Clive, Betty & Bert for
helping her with this stall as she needed to be elsewhere for the
5.7.02 Bingo Night
76 supporters raised £272.00
Thanks to Hedley Eileen & Jean Roberts for their efforts.
13.7.02 Car Boot Pitch/Wanderers Football Club
Sale of goods £54.30
Thanks to Hedley, Eileen & Marian
The June draw took place at Communicare on 25th June 2002. Results
1st prize £20 Ticket No 4 Maureen Le Feuvre
2nd prize £10 Ticket No 2 Ann Baudains
3rd prize £5 Ticket No 1 Edith Gosselin
Saturday 20th July 9 a.m. 1 p.m Car Boot Pitch/St. Saviour's
Saturday 27th July 10 a.m. 2 p.m St. Lawrence Ladies' Action
Group are holding a car boot sale at "Glencoe" proceeds
in aid of P.D.S. We will have a stall there as well.
Friday 2nd August 8 p.m Bingo Night at Devil's Hole, St. Mary. Everybody
Eileen is planning an afternoon of fun laser shooting no less,
followed by afternoon tea.
Venue:- Les Mielles Golf Club, Five Mile Road.
Date:- Thursday August 15th , 2002
Time:- 1.30 p.m.
Sue & John Hall have very kindly invited us all to their home
afterwards for a cup of tea and a chat at Le Breton Farm, La Rue de
la Ville au Neveu, St. Ouen.
Please contact Eileen no later than Saturday 3rd August 2002 if you
would like to go.
Ten Pin Bowling
Peter Hobson is organising another session and lunch on Tuesday August
27th 2002 at 11 a.m. This is a free outing to sufferers and carers.
Supporters are very welcome at a small and reasonable charge. Phone
Peter on 724660 if you would like to go along. Eileen will be asking
for £1 per head to organise a sweepstake.
At our next meeting we will be given a talk by Clive Russell, the
Community Fire Safety Officer, which should be interesting and informative.
This meeting will be at Communicare as usual at 8 p.m on Tuesday 22nd
July and we hope to see you there.