|Chairperson: Sharon Mellor
|Vice Chair: Jenny Ryland
|Secretary: Rachael Critchley
|Treasurer: Kirsty Wilson
|High School Co-ordinator: Gill Jones
|High School Co-ordinator: Wendy Daniel
office: 0151 327 4070
will be the second Tuesday each month, The next meeting
will be on the 9th November, 8pm-10pm, venue to be confirmed (please
contact a committee member for confirmation).
Our High School Group is run by Gill and
Wendy, who both have children who have had a diagnosis of
cancer and have been actively involved in CHICS for many
years. Our High School Group is open to all High
Schoolers, their siblings and their friends. Our goal is
to provide a place where our High Schoolers can interact,
make friends, have peer support and generally just enjoy
themselves to the max!
We have our regular
evenings on the last Friday of every month from 7pm to 9pm
at the Brightside Centre, Molyneux Drive, New
Brighton, CH45 1JT. The Brightside Centre is a great
space with fantastic facilities including a recording
studio, a main room with table tennis, TVs, and
craft area etc. We also have a kitchen and chill out area.
Our next meeting will be on the 24th November.
We also run lots of
activities every month, from football to baking and
everything in between. We also have a number of outside
events and trips, from Chester Rocks music festival to
Canal Boating, and anything else our High Schoolers fancy
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 the CHICS office.
Our Chairperson, Sharon, is starting up a Wirral Bereavement Group, if you would like to join her and a few
of our families can you ring Sharon on 0151 327 4070, or contact her by e-mail.
From now on we will be sending the newsletter out
every other month to keep costs down. We would welcome e-mail
addresses in order to save on postage costs. Please e-mail
Rachael if you
are happy to receive the newsletters via e-mail only.
Sharon has various CHICS items for sale.
If anyone would like to purchase any, or can sell them
within their work place please contact Sharon: - mini chicks
at £1.00 each, CHICS beakers/mugs at £1.50
CHICS now 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 Kirsty.
had a couple of requests recently asking if it is
possible for our families to set up a Standing Order
direct into our CHICS account. The benefit of this means
that you can pay as little or as much as you want a month
into this account, and then if there is a particular trip
that you are interested in going on, some or all of the
cost will have already been paid. If you would be
interested in setting up such an account with us or would
like any further details please contact our treasurer Kirsty.
if you have any family members or friends who would like
to sponsor us on a gift basis, they too can set up a
Standing Order and contribute as much or as little as
they wanted and this would help us to continue to
subsidise future trips.
People can pay monthly for trips or money
as and when you have it. Please let Kirsty know if
you make a payment. The website address is www.justgiving.com/wirral-chics. This can also be used for those
organising or attending an event when donating and will
make it easier for everyone.
We now have a Facebook page if you search Wirral
CHICS you will find us.
We have some wool and we are looking for
people to knit for us! If you or someone you know would
be able to knit for us, please contact Sharon.
like to try and ask for your help in raising funds for
CHICS, a few companies these days do have money set aside
to give to charities, and we would be very grateful if
you or your friends could possibly ask your workplaces if
they could bear CHICS in mind when they do fundraising
and donating in the future, as this would be a massive
help to us.
If you know of
any fetes or events where we can run a CHICS stall to
raise money please let Sharon or Kirsty know. We
also need tombola and raffle prizers for future events.
Please contact Sharon if you
have anything suitable.
18th-19th November - Harry
Potter World and Black Country Living Museum: The trip includes bed breakfast and
evening meal on the Saturday. Places for this trip will
be limited the cost will be £60 per
person. A non-refundable deposit of £30 per
person is required to secure your place. Please let Kirsty know if
you would like to join us on this trip.
3rd December - 2-5pm - CHICS
Christmas Party, Bromborough Social Club, 1 Legion Lane,CH62
7JQ: There will be an
entertainer, face painting, competitions, disco and food.
All CHICS families will be
free of charge. If you would
like to bring along friends or family then they will be
charged £2.00 per adult and £3.00 per
child. In order that Father Christmas can get the
presents ready can you please confirm your attendance
10th December - Gullivers World
Christmas Cracker: There
will be rides, the chance to meet Father Christmas, watch
a Christmas show and have a festive dinner. The cost of
this trip is £10 per person. Own transport will be needed.
Please let Kirsty know if
you would like to come along.
28th December - 12.00-3.00pm -
Christmas Festive Fun Fundraising Party - Village Hotel
Bromborough: This includes
hot buffet, childrens entertainer and lots of fun.
There are limited amount of tickets for this event.
Tickets are £7.50 each. Please contact Sharon if you
would like to attend.
7th January 2018 - 2pm - Peter
Pan Pantomime at the Floral Pavilion: Tickets for this are £10 for
adults and £5 for children. Please contact Kirsty as soon
as possible if you are interested.
11th February 2018 - 2-4pm -
Izzy's Beauty and the Beast Tea Party, Bromborough Social
Club, 1 Legion Lane,CH62 7JQ:
This is a fundraiser, held in memory of Izzy Mellor. The
cost will be £5 per adult and £3.50 for
children under 8. As well as afternoon tea, there will be
dancers, singers and a raffle. For those so inclined you
will be able to purchase a glass of Prosecco or two! (£2 per
glass). Come and join us for some fun to remember Izzy.
Tickets are available from Sharon.
28th February 2018 - X Factor
Tour: We have a limited
number of tickets for the X Factor Tour. These are £20 each.
If you wish to go please contact Kirsty. Please
note, all money must be given to Kirsty in advance as no
tickets can be reserved until full payment has been
received due to limited numbers.
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 call the Wirral CHICS office on 0151 327 4070.
Please do not tell your child that they are definitely
going as this is a nomination only at this point.
We really do need your
help in putting are funds to good use. We do have a few
suggestions for forthcoming trips but would also
appreciate it if you could let us know of any ideas you
might have - 0151
We are looking to organise an
outing in May for those aged "under 11".
If you would be interested please contact Sharon.
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