The Uttoxeter Lions Lark in the Park
Uttoxeter Gateway once again attended Lark in the Park, on the August bank holiday weekend, an annual event hosted by the Uttoxeter Lions.
Held in Bramshall Road Recreation Ground, a free family fun day with lots of attractions including trampolines, swing boats, donkey rides and duck races to name just a few!
Pauline once again organised a fantastic tombola and raffle in a wheelbarrow. Thanks to her for a most successful fundraiser and also to all those members staff and helpers that took the the time to come along and help on the day.
A special thanks also to Michelle and Barclays Bank who supports us by coming along to help and match funding with what we make on the day.
We had a Barbecue – Tuesday 21st August
Julia and Peter very kindly hosted a barbecue for us in their fantastic garden.
The sun shone and we all had a great time.
Thank you Julia and Peter.
A nice cheque from Waitrose
We have again been very luck and received a very welcome check for £367.00 from Uttoxeter Waitrose from their Green Token award scheme.
This has come just at the right time for the club as we embark on our trip to Llandudno.
From all of Uttoxeter Gateway Club we would like to thank Dawn and her colleagues at Waitrose for their continued support.
As usual we have been very busy so please accept my apologies for not updating you with what we have been up to before now.
Julia invented a new game called Play Your Cards Right, which was a kind of Bingo. We all enjoyed it and it kept everybody engaged, which is something we are trying very hard to do this year because, as you can imagine, people’s levels of concentration are very different.
We have had some volunteers from Thomas Alleynes School. This has worked well for all concerned, and we hope they continue to join us in the future. Thank you ladies.
We have been to Cinebowl several times, always a well attended night! It’s good to see new members coming out of their shells and joining in more and more.
We have had an indoor games night, where we played Jenga, ping pong, snooker, Connect 4, jigsaw puzzles, colouring in a quieter room, and many more games. Again we are trying to think about what our members want or need to do. The volume of noise created might be an indicator here!
We have had one of our famous discos, which was a request night, and as always it was a very noisy affair!!
Luckily we chose a dry night to walk round the lake at JCB and then into Rocester for a drink at the Red Lion and, best of all, a bag of chips. What more could you want after a walk!
Last week we had a picnic in the park and played all sorts of games, and introduced our members to French cricket. We can’t wait to play it again!
We are looking forward to many more exciting nights with Uttoxeter Gateway Club and, what’s more, our holiday is not long away!
Helping with the lambs
Last week we were very lucky to go and visit a sheep farm where they were lambing, we actually saw lambs being born, one backwards that needed bit of help. We mixed the milk up for the orphans, and bottle fed them, had a hold and a cuddle. We were made very welcome by Karen Greaves and her team. We had a great, so thank you Karen.
We have been busy recently, we have been to Cinebowl, where our members can choose to bowl or watch a film.
Next week is Easter crafts, so I guess we will all get covered in paint or glue or chocolate, or all three!!
Why not come and join us as a member or a volunteer – you’d be very welcome.
We have received another cash donation from Gymphobics based in Uttoxeter
The Uttoxeter branch of Gymphobics The 30 Minute Workout and the UK’s premier inch and weight loss centres have again supported us with another very generous donation which will go towards our effort to raise funding for a range of musical instruments.
We would like to thank all the Ladies, especially Penney, for their generous support and wish them all the very best during their workouts.
You can find their website here to read all about what they offer.
Gateway Club Christmas Cracker Stall
We had a tombola stall in the Town Hall at the Uttoxeter Christmas Cracker this year. The star of our stall was a giant Santa which we asked people to make their best offers for – we’ll announce our decision at the Makers Market on Saturday where we’ll have another Tombola!
Thanks to our helpers on Xmas Cracker night; Paul, Dale in the turkey outfit, and members David Nadin & Heidi.
Thanks to everyone who helped us raise £200 on the night.
Alan Parker hands over a cheque for £400
The Uttoxeter and District Football League, represented by Alan Parker, Fixture/Referee Secretary donated a cheque to Paul Nixon, Chairman of the Trustees and Pauline Wilson, Club Leader for £400.00. We’re very grateful to receive the donation from the Uttoxeter and District Football League who have chosen our Club to support for this year.
We got to decorate a tree at Waitrose for Christmas
As Uttoxeter Gateway Club are recipients of donations from Waitrose we were invited to dress one of the xmas trees that Waitrose will be displaying up to Christmas. What a honour for the Club!
Watch the video below to learn more about Waitrose Community Matters.