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Last Meeting
Well how does one describe Maureen Manion? This lady was an absolute tonic! At our meeting last month, she told short comic stories about her experiences along life's way. The thought of her 103 year old father dressed in lycra on the back of her three wheeler bike and her toyboy Tarquin Dandara will give you some idea of the funny tales she recounted. Everyone was doubled up with laughter and we felt she could have gone on for ever. Refreshments followed and we had our usual raffle to conclude a wonderfully entertaining evening.
The following monies have been raised over the last month:-
17.10.08 Bingo Night/Devil's Hole
67 supporters raised £187.30
28.10.08 Raffle/Communicare
Tickets sold amounted to £29.00
Cake Sale
Ken Le Quesne baked & sold cakes
totalling £30.00
Webb Ivory catalogue orders for October 2008 amounted to £227.80
Donations via collecting boxes for October 2008 totalled £144.01
Sale of sewing box £5.00
7.11.08 Bingo/Devil's Hole
75 supporters raised £247.00
Total raised £870.11
Collecting Boxes
Thanks go to Kerry Buesnel for placing another box for us last month. Well-done that girl! We now have 136 boxes at varying locations all over the Island which generate good money for the branch. If anyone would like to become involved with changing the boxes on a regular basis and share some of the work involved, Eileen Smith would love to hear from you and can be contacted by phone on 737128.
Zimmer Frame
Irene Vautier has a zimmer frame at home which she no longer uses and would like to pass on to another sufferer. Irene's phone number is 742077 if you require height measurements etc. etc.
Wine Wanted
Our Christmas Bingo will soon be upon us and Eileen is in need of several bottles of wine to be given as prizes for the lucky entry tickets, raffle and with each line of the fliers.
Your support with this request would be very much appreciated, and if you are able to donate a bottle of wine Eileen would love to hear from you and can be contacted by phone on 737128.
Christmas Lunch
It is not too late to put your name down for our Christmas lunch on the 30th November. Please contact Ken and Marg Le Quesne by phone on 854769 to book no later than Saturday, 22nd November 2008 as the seating arrangements have to be given in at Les Ormes on Monday 24th thank you.
Christmas Cards
If you were unable to attend the coffee morning to buy your cards, here is a list of forthcoming events where we will be having a stall.
Sat/Sun 22nd/23rd November 2008 10 a.m. - 5 p.m/Living Legend
Thurs November 27th 6 p.m. - 5 p.m./Les Quennevais School
Fri December 5th 6 p.m. - 5 p.m./St. Peter's Community Centre
Sat December 13th 10 a.m. - 1 p.m/St. Mary's Community Centre
Eileen would like to thank all those manning the above stalls. Your help and support is very much appreciated.
Carers Support Programme
Herewith 2009 dates. Lynn Bouchard can be contacted at St. John Ambulance, Midvale Road on 735611 if you wish to enrol. The programme consists of four sessions, which are conducted fortnightly:
Mondays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
January 26th,February 9th, February 23rd and March 9th.
Fridays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
June 5th, June 19th, July 3rd and July 17th.
Tuesdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
October 20th, November 3rd, November 17th and December 1st.

 A Day Away for Carers
Les Cotils Christian Retreat in St. Peter Port, Guernsey organise four away days during the year. These take place in February, June, September and November. From approximately 10 a.m. - 3.30 p.m.
"If you are caring for a relative or loved one at home or by supporting them in a hospital or nursing home, we would like to give you a day to relax and have time for yourself. We welcome anyone caring for a relative or loved one to enjoy some well earned time-off by indulging in a day of relaxation specially designed for them. The day will be spent in the comfortable surroundings of Les Cotils where the lounges, library, Upper room and the grounds will be available for your use. You may want to bring a book, magazine or piece of craftwork and spend the day simply relaxing, perhaps listening to music or walking in the garden.
If you prefer you can choose from a programme of optional activities. These will include some of the following:
Shoulder, hand or foot massage
Time for quiet, read the paper/book or listen to music
Time to talk, one to one, about your caring role.
Additional activities could include:
Craft activities
Painting activities
Card making
Home-made chocolate making
Cookery demonstration
Flower arranging
Christmas decorations.
You will also be served a delicious two course lunch."
For more information and a current programme please contact:
Meg White,
Les Cotils Christian Centre,
St. Peter Port,
GY1 1UU.
Tel: 01481 727793
What is the cost? £3.00 as a contribution towards the cost of the meal and refreshments and of course your flight to Guernsey which I am sure Jersey Branch could help with.
Diary Dates
Friday 21st Nov 2008 8 p.m. Bingo /Devil's Hole.
Friday 5th Dec 2008 8 p.m. Bingo Night/Devil's Hole.
Friday 19th Dec 2008 8 p.m. Xmas Bingo/Devil's Hole.
Friday 2nd Jan 2009 8 p.m. Bingo Night/Devil's Hole.
Friday 16th Jan 2009 8 p.m. Bingo Night/Devil's Hole.
Thank You
Eileen would like to take this opportunity of thanking everyone who has helped with fundraising during the year as well as the committee for all their support with running the branch, together with our admin team who work behind the scenes. Everyone has a part to play and together we make Jersey Branch the success that it is. Well done one and all and thank you so much for your efforts.
Next meeting
We next meet at Communicare St. Brelade on Tuesday, November 25th 2008 at 8 p.m. Eileen Smith will be organising a beetle drive.
Please do come along to what is always a fun night, all you have to do is shake a dice and your partner will draw the beetle.
Mince pies and sherry will help us all to unwind, we will have our usual raffle and teas and coffees will round off the evening.
As we do not send out a newsletter in December, Eileen and the committee would like to wish you all the compliments of the season. If you need any assistance during December please do not hesitate to phone Eileen Smith on 737128 or Marian Pitt on 721927 and they will do their utmost to help you.
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