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MARCH 2002

Early Bird Newsletter
You may think the last month has gone by quickly, however never fear it is just us bringing the newsletter forward by a week! There is a good reason for this because in April we will have a visit from our area representative, Sheila Windsor, during Awareness Week and because the April meeting will be brought forward by two weeks we are bringing the March meeting forward by one week, so as to even out the spaces between the meetings as best as we can. If this all seems as clear as mud do not worry, just take note of the dates of the next meetings given at the end of this and the following newsletter.
Last Meeting
Our February meeting included a quiz organised by Eileen, with Marian keeping the scores. The quiz was based on the T.V. programme Wipeout, which involved teams losing all their points gained when they gave a wrong answer. The winning team in any other form of quiz would have been Valma's Violets with Valma, Madeline, Jack, Winston and Anne as they had almost every right answer but unluckily lost their high score near the end. This left two teams as equal first – namely Joyce's Jewels with Joyce, Roger, Olga, Alan and Maureen and Peter's Petals with Peter, Clive Ivy and June. There was an instant death play off with several rounds of questions and eventually the lucky winners were Joyce's Jewels.
Difficult to open medicine bottles
If you have difficulty opening the type of medicine bottles which need twisting to a specific place for opening ask your chemist for an Easy Cap, which will fit over the bottle to facilitate easy opening. These are also available at the Hospital Pharmacy. Also always remember to check your prescription to make sure there has been no mistake, but remember that some drugs have a brand name and others are named after the ingredients. If you are worried about anything telephone Neurocare on 623077.
 Peter's Plea for Help
During Awareness Week we are holding collections outside two supermarkets as usual and as before stalwart member Peter Hobson is arranging this. On Tuesday 9th April at the Co-op at St. Peter we need help, for three 1 hour sessions, to hold a collecting box. The vacant sessions are from 12 noon until 1 p.m., from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. and from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. Please telephone Peter on 724660, who is anxious to find willing helpers.
Fundraising
16.2.02 Car Boot/St. Bernadettes, Quennevais
Bric-a Brac sold amounted to £31.80
26.2.02 Raffle/Communicare Total tickets sold £23.50
Card sales for February 2002 totalled £49.27
1.3.02 Bingo night
70 supporters raised £201.00
2/3/02 Joint Charities Spring Fayre
Card Sales totalled £62.95
Donation received towards Smartie Appeal £20.15
Diary Dates
Thurs 14 – Sunday 17 March 10 a.m. – 6 p.m
Eisteddfod catering
Cakes urgently needed. Please phone Eileen on 737128.
Friday 5.4.02 8 p.m Bingo night
"50 club"
Tickets still available @ £10 each. Please phone Eileen on 737128 for yours.
Next meeting
Our next meeting will be at Communicare, St. Brelade at 8 p.m as usual but will be on Tuesday 19th March, rather than the usual fourth Tuesday of the month. Please also make a note in your diary that the following meeting will be even earlier, on Tuesday 9th April. This month our speaker will be the well known Mike Stentiford, who writes in the J.E.P. and speaks on Radio Jersey about birds and wildlife in general. At this meeting Mike will be giving a presentation on The Falkland Islands, with slides, and we expect this to be very entertaining and informative.
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