Bingo with a Difference

Bingo with a Difference

Zooming Together Every Week

Hi everybody, I bet you have all played bingo, but not how we play it at Gateway, as some of you will know we are on ZOOOOOOOOOM every week at the moment.

This week was BINGO but you had to bring a piece of fruit, a hat and a toilet roll!!

Depending on certain numbers being called, you have to hold up one of the three props we used. Easy I hear you say, try it and you may think differently.

The events programme is on the website but we have gone slightly out of order. Next week we are having a Scavenger Hunt, oh and we are dressing up, why don’t you come and join us?

We meet at 7.00pm on Tuesday evenings; come and see what we get up to.

If you would like anymore details contact Sue on

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Seaside Zoom Picnic

Our ZOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM meeting last night was good fun.

We played bingo, but in these times it has to be slightly different so we involved a wooden spoon, a pair of socks and a cuddly toy!!

Sandy BeachNext week on Tuesday 19th May, as we should have been going to Skegness this Sunday for a day out, we thought we would go to the beech virtually and have a picnic. So bring everything you would take to the beech with you – hat, sunglasses, towel, ice cream, costume, bat, ball, bucket, spade, etc., and of course the picnic, which we will eat on air. There may also be music and karaoke. Hope the sun shines for us!

If you need any more info:

Sue

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Next Weeks Zoom Meeting Bingo

Zoom Bingo

Hello Everybody

If you were part of our Zoom meeting last night, I do hope you enjoyed it
Next week we are going to play bingo, if you wish to join us you will need to make our bingo card and there is a video to show you how. Anything you make or draw or find on your walk during the week bring to the meeting.

Have a good week and we will see you at 7.00 next Tuesday.

If you need the Meeting ID numbers, contact me.
Sue

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Gateway During Lockdown

Gateway During Lockdown

Zoom Meetings every Tuesday

Hi everybody, hope you are all well and managing to find things to do, we are so lucky with the weather, at least we can enjoy the sunshine.

We have started a group on Zoom every Tuesday night at 7.00pm for half an hour.  There is usually a theme – next week the 28th April is quiz night

Last night we dressed up as you can see from the pictures!!

Please let us know if you are going to join us, contact

Sue on or

If you are not sure on how to use Zoom and I will try and help.

Keep Well and Safe.

Hope to see you all soon,

Sue.

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Afternoon Tea with Uttoxeter Gateway Club

Afternoon Tea with Uttoxeter Gateway Club

We thought it would be a great idea to host an Afternoon Tea.

Our members could help make cakes, savouries and sandwiches, set the room and the tables and then help serve all their families, friends and guests.

The Event was held at the Heath Community Centre on Sunday March 15th, with our members meeting at 10.00 sharp. It took us 10 minutes to unload cars!! We all washed our hands and started work.

The kitchen staff boiled eggs, buttered bread, whipped cream, cooked sausage rolls, put the jackets potatoes in the oven for our lunches, grated cheese, spread jam and cream on scones, cut tray bakes, and much more.

The front of house staff set out tables according to my sweated over table plan, spread table cloths, matched 50 cups, saucers and plates, arranged flowers, reserved tables, put the raffle prizes out and then we had lunch!!

As 2pm came nearer, we washed our hands, put on our new black aprons and welcomed our guests, then the table plan went out of the window!!.

The kitchen crew filled tea pots, arranged cakes, savouries and sandwiches on beautiful cake stands and the room filled with our friends and families.

We made sure our guests had oceans of tea, we chatted and laughed, we sold raffle tickets, flower troughs and bird boxes and had a lovely afternoon.

Thank you to everybody who was involved in any way and to our guests for coming and being so generous.

Due to the current situation with the Covid-19 virus, the Uttoxeter Gateway Club has now been suspended, our day trip postponed and the holiday cancelled,

Please keep well and safe

See you all as soon as we can

The Gateway Team

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To all the Gateway members

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Victorian Xmas Evening 2019

Victorian Xmas Evening 2019

The Gateway Club had a stall on the Uttoxeter High Street at the switch on for the Christmas lights.     

Pauline Wilson was invited into the Town Hall to accept a well deserved award for services to the Gateway Club. Pauline is presented with an award for services to the Gateway ClubPauline's Award for services to Uttoxeter Gateway Club

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Fundraising at Uttoxeter Makers Market

Fundraising at Uttoxeter Makers Market

Successful fundraising at the recent Makers Market

A big thank you to Pauline, Swava, Sue and Paul for all the hard work they put in towards making it such a success. Thank you to Penny and all  people that supported us on the day. 

£157 was raised on the stall and £91 from selling raffle tickets.

Our thanks goes out to everyone who stopped by on Saturday.

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Lark in the Park 2019

Lark in the Park 2019

Uttoxeter Gateway Club at the Lark in the Park 2019

We again had a stall at this years Lark in the Park along with a raffle on the stall and the “Wheelbarrow Walk Around” raffle. 

The weather was fantastic and there was a great turn out from our members and staff as well as the public who yet again amazed us all with their generosity shown towards our club. 

The members had lots of fun pushing the wheelbarrow around the park visiting all the other exhibitors and did a great job selling tickets to everyone they bumped into!

The idea of the Wheelbarrow Raffle meant that by buying a ticket, you could win all the gifts in it, This year the total value of the wheelbarrow gifts probably added up to nearly £50 and was won by a mother and daughter who stayed late enough to be able to take all the goods home with them at the end of the day. We hope you enjoyed the prizes

The main stall did a very brisk trade selling lucky dip tickets and managed to give all who helped a great afternoon entertainment. Again all the prizes and most of the gifts were organised by Pauline Wilson, our previous club leader, and we must say a huge thank you to her for the vast amount of work she does behind the scenes getting ready for an event like this.

At this years Lark in the Park we launched our biggest fundraising event – the Gateway Bonanza Prize Draw, which has some fantastic prizes. Tickets are £1 each and are on sale from staff and members!

The event was a big financial success for the club but was tinged with a little sadness as Michelle Ritchie, our contact at Barclays Bank, who usually match funded our takings for the day, unexpectedly passed away a few months ago. Michelle was a huge supporter of our club and helped every year with the Lark in the Park event. Our thoughts go out to family and friends.

We are now all looking forward to our next event at the club and would like to thank everyone who supported us this year at Lark in the Park and as usual everyone is welcome to visit us at our club house.

 

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August is BBQ Time

August is BBQ Time

BBQ at Peter and Julia’s House

Thank you to Peter and Julia for hosting a BBQ in their lovely garden.

The food was amazing and we all had a great time.

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A Cricket Tournament

A Cricket Tournament

Visit to Rugeley Cricket Club

Rugeley Cricket ClubOn Wednesday 31st July, we went to Rugeley Cricket Club to play in a cricket tournament.

The team did really well to reach the final, playing together for the first time against teams that regularly play together.

We had a really fun day and would like to say a big thank you to Steve Lightfoot and his team from Staffordshire Cricket for inviting us along.

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