North Wales & West Cheshire Group

North Wales & West Cheshire Group Committee
Chairperson: Sarah Shone
Vice Chair: Dawn Williams
Secretary: Fiona Jones
Treasurer: Cheryl Davies
Family Liaison Officer: Erica Handley

Our monthly meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month, usually at the Llay Miners Welfare, Llay near Wrexham, at 8.00pm. Our next meeting is on the 14th November.

For further information about the North Wales & West Cheshire CHICS group you can contact Cheryl or Erica.

Also we have been approached by a scouting group to use an outdoor adventure Wood. Things to do would be wall climbing, shooting, archery and much more (this is fully supervised by their staff) and will end with a possible bbq. Can we have your feed back please, as if no one is interested we will not book.

We are also looking at doing a weekend at Glan-Llyn which is an outward bound centre. Please look on their web site. There are lots of activities such as swimming, bowling, canoeing,raft building etc., You can do as much or as little as you like. If there is is enough interest we will book it. Please e-mail Fiona. There will also be a small cost for the weekend.

High School Group:
A message for new and existing members of the high school group, we as a committee think it would be a good idea for you to have a meeting of your own and discuss what you as a group would like to do. For example meetings, outings and fund raising ideas. If you are interested please contact Erica.

If you are interested in joining us in going bowling and for pizza, please telephone or e-mail Erica to show your interest.

Bereavement meetings:
Our next meeting is on the 7th November, also at the Llay Miners Welfare, Llay near Wrexham, at 8.00pm. If you require any information please telephone or e-mail Erica.

A note from Erica: If you require anything please telephone me as I am not at clinic or doing home visits at the moment, as I am on compassionate leave: 01978-853495.

Coffee Morning / Afternoon:
We have been approached to see if we would hold some coffee mornings at Llay Miners Welfare, Wrexham, for children that are either pre-school or unable to attend school. We will try and arrange this in the new year. Please contact one of the committee if you are interested.

Would you be interested in having a coffee morning or afternoon in the Wrexham/Chester/Mold area? If you have your child or siblings at home, we would find somewhere that they would be entertained (e.g.; Jolly Jungle in Mold). Also would you be interested in having an evening meeting in the Colwyn Bay, Bangor areas? If you are interested please contact Erica and we will try our best to arrange this.

If you would like a home visit from Erica or a chat with her on the phone please do not hesitate to contact her. Also, Erica is at clinic once or twice a week. You can leave a message for her if she is not there.

Have you, or your friends and family, got in your cupboards any unwanted gifts (e.g.: ladies, men's or children's gifts) that could be used in raffles or on a tombola (e.g.: Wine, spirits, toys and toiletries, etc.) to help us raise money and continue supporting our members. If you have please contact a member of the committee or if you would like to leave in clinic and Erica will collect them.

Could you hold a coffee morning, raffle or anything to help us raise money to help continue with the service we provide.

Do you work for a company who gives charitable donations? Could you place a collection box in your local newsagents or pub? If anyone can help in any way (e.g. sponsored events, coffee morning, school non-uniform day, etc.) please contact any of your committee.

Our sincere thanks go to those of you who have already responded. Your support is very much appreciated.

Have you got any fund raising ideas? If so please telephone a member of our committee.

We still have Christmas cards and pin badges available. Would you be able to sell any of these items to your family and friends.

Could you or family and friends help us with fundraising. Example being:- putting us forward to your charity committee at your place of work, or organising a bag pack at your local supermarket. Are you interested in going on our volunteer list for our charity events.

E-mail Address & Newsletter By E-Mail:
Please, please if you have an e-mail address , please e-mail Fiona with your name and address so she knows who you are. We are now in the swing of sending our newsletters out by e-mail, as we are trying to save money on our postage as it normally costs 90.00 per month.

Frog Race Night:
As you will be aware, we held a frog race at Llay Miners in February, this was a leaping success and very well attended. We made 2000.00 on the night. Thank you to everyone that came.

We now have a Facebook page for our group. If you are on Facebook please search for CHICS North Wales and West Cheshire. Take a look at the page for all the latest information. If you have any images or information that you wish to share on the page, please contact Dawn.

Just Giving & My Donate:
Just to let you know we now have a "Just Giving"account should you wish to donate. Also we still have our "My Donate" account. Donations greatly received as this helps with the running of CHICS.

CHICS Lotto Winners:
e currently have 81 numbers sold paying out a 1st prize of 30.38 and 2nd prize of 10.12 per month. There is no limit to the amount of numbers so why not give it a go, the more we sell the bigger the prize money. Each number only costs 1 per month and money raised helps towards producing the newsletter which costs 90p each if posted. Payment can be made by cheque, standing order or bank transfer. Anybody wishing to join, please telephone or e-mail Cheryl.

July Winners: No.95 Dawn Williams - No.15 Pat Davies

August Winners: No.62 Annette Briton Lee - No.100 Pam Williams

September Winners: No.46 Rosemary Davies - No.81 Rosemary Corbett-Thomas

October Winners: No.73 Debbie Ashbrook - No.72 Kathryn Samuels

Dates for your diary:
28th October - Crocky Trail, Cotton Abbotts, Waverton, Chester CH3 7PH: We have booked for the Crocky Horror Show, time 6.30pm - 9pm . Please go on the Crocky trail web site to see if you think this would be suitable for your children. If so please contact Nicky a.s.a.p. as numbers are limited. There will be a charge of 5 per adult and children free.

Sunday 3rd December - CHICS Christmas Party - 2pm at Llay Miners Welfare, Llay: Come along and join in the fun with entertainment, face painting, party food and a visit from Santa. Please click here to complete the Christmas Party form and send your children's names and ages either to Fiona or Nicky.

Wednesday 13th December - Choir Singing Christmas Carols and Quiz Night - 7.30pm at Llay Miners Welfare, Llay: Come and join us for a night of entertainment with the Delta choir singing and organising a quiz, tombola and light refreshments. There will be a charge of 2.50 on the door. Please come and support this event.

Saturday 20th January 2018 - Rock N Roll Pantomime - Theatre Clwyd, Mold - Matinee Performance 2pm: If you are interested in the above, please contact Nicky. There will be a charge of 5 per adult and children are free. If you do put your name down and can't make it, please let us know as soon as possible as we do have a reserve list.

Holiday On Offer via Northern Lights:
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 contact Erica. Please do not tell your child that they are definitely going as this is a nomination only at this point.

Please ring or email
Erica for prices and to book the CHICS Caravan.

Ellen Macarthur Cancer Trust Sailing Holidays: Anyone interested please contact Erica and she will give you more information.

North Wales & West Cheshire Group Donations 2012-2013
North Wales & West Cheshire Group Donations 2013-2014
North Wales & West Cheshire Group Donations 2014-2015

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