Uttoxeter Gateway Club Christmas Zoom
Hey there, we had a fun zoom meeting for Christmas!
A few of us who have been Zooming online decided to get out for a walk on a very sunny evening.
It was great to see each other after all this time.
Hopefully next week it’ll be fish and chips at Rocester.
Zoom Meeting 9th June – Scavenger Hunt
I know it’s not the same as mixing with people we know and like, but at present it is the best we can hope for sooooooo we ZOOOOOOOOOM.
This week we had a scavenger Hunt, where we are given a question, maybe find something smooth, or something beginning with R or something smaller than the palm of your hand and off we all scuttle to look for the most unusual item we can find.
One of the questions was, find something sweet and Nichola grabbed her mum, how lovely was that! We had boots, stones, books, smellies, cake, balloons, ornaments, rhubarb vodka, candles, greenery, and of course we couldn’t leave it out, the Toilet Roll.
Well done to some of the group who dressed up as if we were in the jungle!!
A big thanks to Rachel who put it all together for us and from the photo you can see her peering through the undergrowth, great evening and great makeup.
We all really enjoyed it.
If you would like to join us contact Sue on
Hey, take a look at this Facebook video of an activity that we would like you to do for our weekly Zoom meeting.
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
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,
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
Many thanks for all the hard work put in by all on the day and the planning that went on beforehand.
It was an extremely successful and enjoyable afternoon. Everyone was very impressed by the food and the professional table layout.
I’m sorry to hear that that the club has had to close for the time being and the holiday postponed but it is for the best in these extraordinary and worrying times.
Keep safe everyone.
To all the Gateway members
I came to your Afternoon Tea last Sunday at the Heath Community Centre and it was First Class.
The hall looked wonderful and welcoming, the sandwiches were delicious, as were the sausage rolls and quiche. Well done to those who made them.
The scones and cakes were gorgeous and the service was splendid.
You all looked very professional as gave such good service with lovely smiles and gracious manners.
I certainly think you rivaled many professional places, including the Vintage Tea Rooms, as you had such lovely china and everything was so well presented.
Well done to everyone who helped.
My friends and I were also impressed by the plant boxes and the bird boxes and it was a good raffle too.
Any chance of another one next year?
Hi Everybody – just a quick Christmas update
We have been very busy fundraising for the last couple of months. We have had stalls at two Makers Markets, the Victorian Night and the Cracker Night. We have also run a raffle with many prizes that were donated by friends of the Gateway Club, local shops and businesses.
We also had our Christmas Party Night, which this year we held at Bradley House. We dressed up, had a delicious meal, and danced the night away! We gave out Christmas presents, which had very kindly been donated by Waitrose. Thanks to Pat and your team for a lively night.
The Uttoxeter Gateway Club could not survive without the help and kindness of many individuals, local shops and businesses, so from all at Gateway a big thanks you and a very Happy New Year.
PETER GIBBS Partner and Branch Manager Waitrose & Partners Uttoxeter
Thank-you for taking part in the Waitrose & Partners Christmas Tree Festival and well done on your winning entry.
The Uttoxeter Gateway Club won first prize for decorating a Christmas cake that best represents their club.
Thank you to Waitrose & Partners for the £50 prize.
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.
Annual Christmas Cracker Night Fair
Again we were lucky enough to get inside the town hall for our stall at the annual Christmas Cracker Night fair in Uttoxeter town centre. As temperatures outside fell towards freezing, the crowds headed inside hoping to get warm and, for us, it was a great opportunity to introduce our club as well as sell them a raffle ticket! As usual we had a very busy stall filled with raffle prizes and I am pleased to report not only did we raise a very good sum but we also nearly sold out of all our prizes.
This will be our last big effort for 2018. However, I understand Pauline may be outside the town hall again one last time before Christmas, hoping to catch people who missed last nights events!
I would to take this time to offer a very big thank you to everyone who contributed to our prizes both last night and throughout the year. To everyone who has taken time to visit us and contributed both financially and time wise over the last 12 months to the success of our club. To every organisation who has supported us throughout 2018, your support has been tremendous and we look forward to continuing our relationship though 2019.
From all at the Uttoxeter Gateway Club, we would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a Fantastic New Year!
Thank you all,
Chairman of Trustees