Meetings are normally held the
second Tuesday of each month at 8.00pm at Ronald McDonald
House. Everyone is welcome, it is informal and very
friendly, so why not give it a try.
There is no
meeting in August. Our next meeting will be on the 12th
year olds & Teenagers:
Patients and siblings
age 10-12, are eligible to join the 10-12 group. They are
supervised by CRB checked adults and would give them a
chance to get to know each other having lots of fun at
the cinema, bowling and many other events. If you have
a child in this age group and think they may be
interested in attending then please call the office and
leave their names.
If any of your
children (patient or siblings) are 13 or over, they are
eligible to join the teenage section of CHICS. The
emphasis is on fun and being with children who find
themselves in similar circumstances.
meet every few months (no parents) and go on trips to
places like the cinema, crazy golf, bowling, trampolining,
Go-Karting, days out and meals out. If you think your
child would be interested in joining either of these
groups, please email Melanie with your name, age
of child and mobile number to be added to the group. For
all current members of either group, could you also email
your name and mobile number as in future when we are
organising trips out, we will do this via text/email if
We are looking to resume the
Liverpool section bereavement group. If you are
interested in attending, please contact the office.
CHICS have a bereavement book which
is kept in the Alder Centre. If anyone requires a form to
place an entry in the book, please contact Judy.
will be in clinic on Wednesday and Thursday, and will be
in the CHICS office on Tuesday and Friday. He doesnt
work on a Monday.
Also, could I
point out that the messages left on the office answer
machines are picked up every day, so unless its a
real emergency could we ask you not to ring Eddie at home,
leave a message on the phone and we will get back to you.
New Work Mobile Number:
If you have been
contacting Eddie on his personal mobile, please delete
this number from your contact list and replace it with
the new CHICS mobile number 07757404752.
Do You Want?
We at CHICS would really like to
know what you would like to see the committee offering by
way of support. Would you please email Elaine with your
suggestions. We are a family support group and we would
love to develop this role even further. We are looking at
inviting speakers along to the meetings to give practical
help and advice on anything you would like. So please
think about it and email Elaine with any
idea, it would be great to build up the attendance of the
There will be No More Paper
Newsletters. We are wasting far too much time
and money (approx. £1000 a year) sending out paper
newsletters. In this day and age, there are more
efficient, faster and less costly ways to view the
newsletter (email, CHICS Website) so we have taken the
decision not to produce paper newsletters from 1 July
2016. This means that if you are currently receiving a
newsletter via the traditional post, these will stop.
Please provide us with an email address that the
electronic newsletter can be sent to by emailing Eddie.
you like to be a volunteer for CHICS, its a great
opportunity to meet other volunteers who give up their
free time to support CHICS at events such as
fundraising, manning stalls, bag-packing, helping out at
social events, etc. . Please e-mail Eddie or telephone the CHICS office - 0151
523 8886 - if you are interested.
Trips - Get More Involved
Give us your ideas. Have any of you
had a great day out this year? Would you recommend it to
others? Well we would love to hear from you. We are
constantly on the look out for places to go. As you can
appreciate CHICS has visited many places over the years,
but we are constantly looking for fresh ideas so please
start thinking and phone the office with your ideas. Or
better still come a long to a meeting.
Request to Parents:
Do we have any parents who are
willing to be CRB checked? This is because we sometimes
require individuals to supervise children on route to
holidays, day trips, holidays etc. If you are willing
please call office.
CHICS as a charity can only
grow with your support:
a family member may be able to organise fundraising
amongst friends, neighbours or in the workplace. Ask
people you know to remember CHICS - Childrens
Cancer Support Group - if they are ever requested to
nominate a charity to receive a donation or funding.
Your childs school may raise
funds through a cake bake, non-uniform day, summer or
Christmas fair by having a stall with tombola, we can
also give you CHICS merchandise to sell - see "Items
for Sale" below.
Have you got any ideas how we can do
new and exciting fundraising???
CHICS have a
supply of collection boxes. We are requesting member's to
go in to their local shops and ask if they can leave a
box to be filled. If you can place a box please contact
Eddie at the CHICS office. Anyone who has placed a
collection box and has not had it emptied for a while,
could you either chase it up, or let us know and we can
go and empty it.
have a CHICS collection box that is not in use? If so,
please could you return it so that we can reallocate it
to another fundraiser.
We have received our new stock items
for sale and these include pens 60p, trolley coins £1.00, pins
£1.00, mugs £1.50 and T-shirts £3.50 all with CHICS
logo. If you or any of your family can sell any items at
work or school please contact Eddie at the office on 0151
We have got the gold ribbon medals to
sell which are £1 each. If anyone can sell them, can you
call the office please?
You cannot fail to have noticed how
the wrist bands, started by the Lance Armstrong
Foundation to raise money for Cancer Charities have taken
the nation by storm. So we thought we would have our very
own CHICS band done. What we need now are our members to
sell as many as they can, if you are able to do this ring
the office and we will get these out to you.
Monthly Donation by Direct Debit:
Most of you will have seen adverts
on TV asking you to donate a minimum of £2 a month
for a particular charity. Well a number of families
now donate to CHICS by direct debit each month.
CHICS does not need any of your bank details as it is
your bank that all arrangements are made with. If you
would like to make a small monthly donation to CHICS
please contact Judy for a form.
Just Giving Web Page:
CHICS now have a page on Just Giving
(www.justgiving.com). If you
are thinking of donating to CHICS online you can do it
via this site, or it can be used to sponsor anybody who
is taking part in a sponsored event for CHICS.
|Russell Keenan Talk to
be repeated in Liverpool:
Russell Keenan will be repeating his talk on leukaemia
research, locally, nationally and internationally. The
presentation includes details on the children who have
travelled to Seattle for treatment. If you are interested
in this (date to be announced) and couldnt make it
to Bromborough when he did the talk in June, please call
CHICS office on 0151 523 8886 or text 07757 404752.
you have any great fundraising ideas?:
We are looking to set up a sub
committee to look into outings/activities/fundraising etc.
If you wish to apply for a place on this committee,
please contact the office.
thanks to everyone who took part in the Chics annual
Over 70 people participated this year which is fantastic!
Thank you to everyone in particular Marty Culley who
organised the after walk grub at the Monkey Grinder on
Lark Lane and his wife Ruth, who donated the hamper and
raised £58! Despite the
weather, a great time was had by all, and we will let you
know how much the walk raised in the next letter once we
have collected all the sponsor money in.
Maclaren Major Buggy for Loan:
require the loan of a Maclaren Major Buggy, please
contact Eddie either by e-mail or telephone.
are unaware of the wish charities out there, please take
a look at http://www.cclg.org.uk/family-focus/useful-links/holiday-and-wish-granting-charities and contact Eddie if you need any
assistance with applying.
It has been brought to our attention that there are
families who have not been successful in securing places
on trips, this cannot be allowed to continue, so in
future all places on trips will be allocated on the basis
of demand and whether you have been before. When you
phone to book you can leave your details and you will be
contacted if you have secured a place.
If you have
any suggestions for any future trips/days out, please
email Melanie as we would welcome
new ideas from parents/carers.
for your diary
Charity Football Match - Sunday 13th August - 1pm at
Alder Road Sports Club: Toni Calland fundraisers and home
bargains football club are coming together to raise money
for CHICS. They are holding a charity football match on
Sunday 13th August. There will be an 11 aside football
match with old and new players competing against each
other. There will be suggested £2 entry fee on the
day and the club will be serving drinks throughout the
day. There will be a BBQ selling burgers and hotdogs in
aid of CHICS and also a raffle and football scratch cards.
Please come along and support this event.
16th August - Drayton Manor: This trip is now full so if you have
been allocated tickets and have paid, the coach will be
leaving the old Eaton Road Hospital entrance at 8.30am.
group are going 10 pin bowling on 25th August: If you think your
child would be interested please email Melanie.
Maize - 16th September - 5-8pm: CHICS as a group
have been invited back to Brimstage Maize this year. The
Maize will be closed to the public and it will be free.
You will need to make your own way there. If you wish to
go, please call the CHICS Office so that we know numbers
Ice - Sunday 15th October - 2.30pm - at the Manchester
are £12.50 (both adults and
children) and this will include a coach from Alder Hey.
If you are interested please contact the office or text
Eddie. If successful, you will be contacted.
The below serious fun camp is a great way for your child
to have lots of fun and meet children who have been
through the same experiences, they can build confidence
and make new friends.
Patients only 14th 20th August - ages 11 to 15
If you require any further
information please contact Eddie either by e-mail or telephone the
Holiday On Offer via
Do you have a child who will be between 6 and 1/2 to 10
and 1/4 years old and will have completed all treatment
by December 2017? Northern Lights Charity are going to
Lapland for 5 days. Your child will stay at a Manchester
hotel on 14th Dec, then fly to Lapland on 15th to 19th
Dec. Patient only, no parents. This is a wonderful
opportunity for your child to experience. If interested
please call Eddie on 0151 523 8886. Please do not tell
your child that they are definitely going as this is a
nomination only at this point.
|Join our Peoples
Voice you can make a difference.
Cheshire and Merseyside Strategic
Clinical Networks are keen to ensure that
patients/carers/members of the public are
at the heart of everything they do. They
are currently recruiting to their Peoples
Voice database so if you have an interest
in health and care; and live or were
treated in the Cheshire/Merseyside area
they would like invite you to register.
You can chose what, and how much or how
little, you get involved with and what
that involvement looks like.
information, please contact: email@example.com.
You can also register on-line by
following this link http://www.cmscnsenate.nhs.uk/peoples-voice/how-get-involved/
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