Waitrose Delivers Presents to Santa
Waitrose have been extremely generous this year and have donated Christmas presents to all our members which Santa will be giving out at our Christmas dinner on 19th December… more about this later…
Special Gateway Club Museum Visit
Last night we went to The Beamhurst Museum, just out of Uttoxeter on the Cheadle road. The Museum is run by John and Laura Walton and their daughter Beth and they opened up especially for us.
It’s like Aladdin’s cave, full of memories for us older folk and fascinating things for our younger members.
The cake was great too, so thanks to all of you for a fun evening and an even greater thanks for the very kind donation you made to our club
Visit the Beamhurst Museum website
We’ve had yet another busy month.
Earlier in the month we had The Maidley Players, who had us in stitches, when one gentleman came on stage dressed as a baby. They sang, read us monologues and made us laugh and that is what we like to do most!!
We have been to Indian Spice for a meal, some indian and some english food was enjoyed. Can we say a big thank you to all the staff as they looked after us very well. We all came away very full.
We had our AGM which was well attended. Pauline gave her leaders report – it was long as we have been sooo busy this year, but she had lots of new ideas for next year. This was Pauline’s final report as she is giving up her existing role with the club, moving on to be a trustee. We’d all thank to express our thanks to her for giving her all for the last twenty years.
We’ve been to Cinebowl, as we do every month, and so many members came we had to ask for extra bowling lanes!
Last but not least we had the highlight of the month – our Halloween Disco, very kindly DJ’ed by Paul Nixon with spooky food donated by Tesco. Thank you Sue for all your hard work; we enjoyed it thoroughly and, as you can see by the photos, the members were all in the spirit of Halloween.
Looking forward to next months entertainment
If you have any questions whether it be regarding someone who may like to become a member, or if you could spare a little time as a volunteer, give us a call.
We had a fantastic day at Lark in the Park last Saturday
Due to your fantastic support. we raised £350.79 from our Tombola stall.
Michelle Ritchie from Barclays Bank came along to help and the great news is that Barclays are going to match fund and they will donate £750.00!
Many thanks to all who helped on the day including Paul Nixon, Sue Bloor, David Nadin, Heidi Maidens, Joseph Nixon, Carole Martin, Faye, Toni and members of Gateway.
To celebrate American Independence Day the Uttoxeter Gateway Club had a Country & Western Disco
The DJ providing the music was Paul Dixon. Some of the club members dressed up with Cowboy Hats, Check Shirts and Jeans.
A big thanks goes to Tesco for providing the food – Hot Dogs and Doughnuts – and the Tesco Community Service officer.
Sue Brown prepared the food and served it. We had a really good turn out, catering for 48 people.
Thank y’all for coming!
Soup4starters recently held their second event and the Uttoxeter Gateway Club had a stall selling home made cakes. We also took the opportunity to promote the Club and hold a raffle. We made £45, so not a bad morning all in all.
We have just received a cheque for £125 from The Blythe at Kingston Musical Evening with Tim the Group Leader.
Lions District have donated money to Mencap and as the national Gateway Clubs are affiliated to Mencap, they have decided to distribute the money between the Clubs and we have received £350.
The Gateway Club are going on holiday to BLACKPOOL Sunday 4th June. so there will be no Club on Tuesday 6th June.
Tuesday, 13th June will be Cinema and Bowling night, everyone to meet at the CINEBOWL for 6pm.
Club Easter Activites
We had Easter Activities at the Gateway Club which were co-ordinated by our newest member of staff, Julia Dixon.
Update from the stall at the Soup4Starters event at Heath House Community Centre
We are pleased to report that the Uttoxeter Gateway Club stall raised £40 for the raffle and £25 for Cakes, £65.00 in total.
Thank you to everyone who came by and supported us.
We are pleased to announce that we have received a cheque from East Staffs district council for £1200.00 to pay for Cinema/Bowling activities this year
Many thanks go to Sue McGarry, Lynne Shelton and Geoge Allen who came down to the Cinebowl on the 17th January to present the cheque.