This page will be up dated to give you our news for 2018, but also visit the Timetable Of Activities Link for further information.
This month was one of celebrations. Yasmin had her 21st birthday and brought a cake for everyone to share - it was delicious! Two of our members showed off their acting talents.
Matthew showed us his 'oscar,' that he was awarded for his outstanding performance in the local adaptation of 'The Lion, The Witch and the wardbrobe.' and Bens performance in 'Don't stop thinking about tomorrow,' was absolutely brilliant.
The last meeting of the month was disco night. Jamie dressed up as Freddie Mercury and enjoyed showing us his moves when 'Don't stop me now,' came on. Our young volunteers gave us a masterclass in the 'worm.' A fantastic end to the term.
The First meeting in March was the long anticipated Bowling night. We met at Hollywood Bowl in Garston, some of us turned up in our bowling shirts and gloves! I thought we were having a friendly game little did I know. It was serious!
We split up into teams, the competition soon started to hot up! We had an amazing evening.
Our thanks again to all the staff at Hollywood Bowl who were fantastic!
Love was in the air on Monday 5th February. Rosemary helped our members make Valentines cards for their nearest and dearest.
19th of February - we had an evening of normal activities. Rosemary and Mary hosted a few games of bingo. It is only with generosity from the community that we can provide the prizes for our members - Thank you x
26th February - The snow didn't arrive so a few of us hardy souls braved the winters night and enjoyed an evening of colouring in, board games, jigsaws and music. Our members especially enjoyed playing along to the music with a drum (this seemed like a good idea at the time!)
JANUARY 2018 - HAPPY NEW YEAR
We started back at the club on the 8th January. Father Christmas in the guise of Ben Conlon donated some board games for us to enjoy. We spent a very enjoyable evening playing Operation, connect 4, Jenga and draughts.
We mourned the loss of our dear friend Debbie, whose funeral was held on the 16th January. She will be missed by us all.
The 22nd January saw our members compete against each other for a trophy in many sports, in a mini olympic games. We tried our hand at curling - always a favourite. Hockey, where our volunteers from Parmiters helped out and coached our members. We even had a go at some lawn darts!
The Club would like to thank the Abbots Langley Tough Ten for its very generous donation of £1000.00.
We will be looking at different activities and days out to celebrate our 30th Year! Thank You
The end of the year meetings involved lots of Christmas crafting. Our members and volunteers made Christmas cards, the very talented Mary and Rosemary made Snowmen money boxes and beaded baubles for every member.
We were unable to go to Asda to pack bags because of the snow, anyone would think it was winter.
We went to the Toby Carvery in Kings Langley for our Christmas meal. I will not make a comment on this web page, but we will not be returning here again.
To finish off the year on a high we attended the Watford palace Theatres Panto, which was amazing! This was made possible from the staff and families of The Divine Saviour School in Abbots Langley. They raised enough funds so that all of our members and their carers could go and enjoy this festive treat. We are very grateful. On a personal level I was very impressed with how we were treated and how all of our needs were met by a very professional and helpful staff - thank you.
We held a Christmas Disco and were visited by a lovely family, who wish to remain nameless, who donated a box full of chocolates and sweets so that each member as well as having their christmas craft also recieved a delicious treat.
We would like to thank The Divine Saviour School in Abbots Langley for the donation provided by their school community. This will allow us go to see the Pantomime at The Palace Theatre - Thank you
In October we held a quiz night which was very well attended. We had a few technical glitches which included a mix up with raffle tickets and sound problems. We were very fortunate to be supported by Harry Potter Studios, The Noor Mahal and Prime Steak and Grill. The evening was a great success where we raised a grand total of £600.
We started back at the club on the 11th. we celebrated some of our members birthdays and gave thanks to Caroline one of our members who held a bake sale and raised £36. We bought the club some new games and DVDs with this generous gift.
On the 18th we used our brand new curling set, bought with a donation from Mr. and Mrs. Hill. The members loved this activity and were awarded medals and trophies!
The 25th was karoake night. What a tuneful lot we are! A fun night of singing and dancing was had by all.
I think we all deserved a rest after the busy summer term.
We enjoyed taking part in the Leavesden Heritage day and took part in an evening of art with local artist Sian Fenwick.
Many of our members have continued to improve their football skills with Ryan from Watford F.C. community trust. Come on the 'orns!
Mary and Rose have led craft nights and our members have made flower arrangments. We held a fish and chip supper night and would like to thank The Lighthouse for supporting our club once again.
Hollywood Bowl Garston were very welcoming and made our evening really enjoyable. It was a very close competition with Patrick being the overall winner - Well Done!
We have enjoyed two film nights, thank you Oliver for being a great technician and we have being very lucky to have had some amazing DISCO nights provided by Alex and Brandon from 'Lightstar DJ Entertainment'.
The club would like to thank the many people who have donated their time, equipment or money to help us provide the varied activities and trips that we are able to provide. With out your help we would not be able to continue. so thank you.
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of Julie Taylor, who had been a member of our club for 28 years. She will be sadly missed by us all.
What a busy term! We have enjoyed another visit from Ryan from Watford F.C. who teaches us ball skills.
Sara Bedford came along to our first Karaoke Night with our new equipment, which was bought with a £250 County Council Locality Grant.
To end this terms activities we made a variety of Easter Crafts with Mary. We made bunnies, butterflies and bees from toilet roll holders and eggs. Everyone enjoyed making rocking easter chicks and bunnies. What a talented bunch!
Our last session of the term was a superb disco generously provided by Alex and Brandon.
Happy Easter Everyone
We started back on the 9th January, which seems a long time ago now. Even though many of us have caught the many coughs and colds which have been making the rounds we have been busy.
We have enjoyed a visit from Watford F.C. where some our members brushed up on there football skills. We understand that not everyone enjoys football and are therefore very lucky to have a coach who tailors each session to our members needs. Thank you Ryan for your patience and understanding.
We have had a craft night which was enjoyed by all and we finished this half term with a film night which included popcorn!
Happy New Year
On the 19th December we had our Christmas meal at the Toby Carvery in Kings Langley. It was a wonderful night with delicious food and superb service!
On the 14th December, I joined the Leavesden Community Group carol singing outside costcutters in Haines Way. We managed to raise £42 for the club and I met a lovely group of people willing to stand in the cold and sing for a very worthy cause - Thank you
Barclays Bank Abbots Langley have donated £345.00. this money was raised by having a raffle of a large bottle of Bubley and a large Easter Egg.
The Abbots Langley Tough Ten has supported our club for the last 20 plus years by donating £250.00 this year.
In December 5th The Village Barbers gave thier customers free hair cuts provided that they donated money to our club.
Mr Paul Blayney the owner stated they had a very busy day and raised £648.72.
This was a fantastic result.
We are now in our 30th year and as always this page will be updated as and when news comes in.
Late Novembet Oxford Uni Donated £168.20.
We are coming up to our very busy time at the club prepairing presents for members and arranging our Christmas dinner venue for members and helpers, this will be at the Toby Carvery on Monday the 7th December.
Donations are still coming in and we will be making up our activity form for September, October, November and December.
On August the 3rd we had a donation from St Pauls Chirch Langleybury of £250,00 and on the 21st August I did a bucket collection at the Unicorn Pub raising £280.00 for the Club.
The last 2 wks have be busy with Pan Cake Night and Fish&Chip supper night the next few nights are going to busy what with an Easter Disgo and a Bowls Night at the end of March.
Ballilol College has donated £239.22 to our club
Wendy WildKatz have donated £30.00 to the club and Mr J Wilkins has donated £40.00.
We have started 2015 with two donations to our club, the first being one from the Abbots Langley Tough Ten of £500.00.
This organisation have supported us for many years.
The second Donation was The Hemel Hempstead School, they raised a fantastic sum of £2256.54, this was the second largest the club has ever recieved.
The Monday Club Commitee, Helpers and Members would like to thank everyone who have supported over this last year.
We finished 2014 with taking a total of 76 members and helpers to a Chritmas dinner at the Manor House Lodge in Abbots Langley, this was free of charge paid from Club funds, on the 15th December we held our Christmas celibrations with a Disco where we had Farther Christmas present and all members were given presents.
On the 28th of November 2014 I was presented with a Trophy as winner of the catorgary of Fund Raiser of the Year 2014 at the Hilton Hotel near Watford.
This event was organised by My News Mag, they are putting in a 2 page story about our club in the December issue.
Mrs Bland (Bens Mum) put my name forward as did many others but was chosen to do a presentation(on video) as to why I should be put forward this event.
Oxford Univercity have donated £169.00 making the total of donations this year to over £700.00, they also donated £352.40 in December taking the total to £1052.40 a fantastic total.
Asda Store in Watford are doing a disc collection for the next 3 months raising money to go towards the cost of the Musical Show Matilda on the 25th of October this year. The donation was £200.00.
We have booked 54 tickets for this show at a total cost of £2400.00. Including Cost Of Coach.
Members and Helpers pay only 50% of the cost for their tickets, the rest comes out of club funds..
Oxford Univercity. Balliol College have donated on 4th June £288.54 to the club and have donated a further £273.85 in June.
This money will go towards the cost of the musical show Matilda we will be visitig this year.
On the 4th April we received an email from John Lewis Store in Watford stating that we will be getting a donation of £810.00.
The Cheque presentation was made on the 22nd April and photos will be added to the gallery page soon.
This money was collected at the Waitrose Store on the top floor of thier departmental store.
Thank you for the interest that you have shown in The Monday Club.