We loved our outing to The Harry Potter Studio Tour. It has been many years since our last visit and we were very excited to see the many new attractions. We all enjoyed the main hall and walking around and interacting with the exhibits. The Forbidden Forest was a little bit scary for some of us. I will not give away what happens in Gringotts Bank but it was absolutely amazing!
The 8th was our BBQ night and Rosemary excelled herself. The food was delicious. We had so much left over that we decided to share with the local police station!
On Saturday the 1st of June we went on a trip to Paradise Wildlife Park. This trip was able to happen because of two grants provided by Sara Bedford and Phil Williams. This meant that all our members could enjoy the trip.
I would like to also thank MET coaches for their brilliant friendly service.
We braved the wind and rain to attend the Abbots Langley Carnival. Again brilliantly organised by the Watford Lions. We raised approx. £400 which will go toward our Christmas meal. Thanks to everyone who supported us.
The 10th June would have been our co-founder, John Fishers birthday. To celebrate everything John had done for the club, we decided to hold a celebration evening dedicated to his memory. The committee chose two volunteers and three members to celebrate. They were awarded a certificate and given a small prize for their contribution to the club. We also unveiled a new commemorative plaque dedicated to John.
May was a month of Bank of Holidays!
We did however, manage to meet and have a brilliant evening at The Unicorn Pub. We were looked after really well by Debbie and her team.
Debbie provided some crisps and chips for us all – a very generous gesture which was really appreciated by us all – thank you x
We met on the 1st of April and had a Silly Night. We played parachute games and tried our hand at juggling scarves. This was made possible by Abbots Langley Primary School who lent us their equipment. We also played pin the nose on the clown!
Our last meeting before Easter we held a DISCO and gave every member an Easter Egg.
March started with pancakes and they were delicious! We have also enjoyed our annual bowling night, which was a closely fought competition.
We received a generous donation from one of our long serving volunteers Baldave who ran a half marathon and raised approx. £400.
We kicked off the month with a fish and chip supper provided by The Lighthouse. It was delicious and we all enjoyed our meals.
We would like to say a huge thank you to The Unicorn. The patrons raised £500 for our charity by raffling a magnum of champagne – We will put this donation towards a trip later on in the year – we will update you as soon as something has been arranged.
We would like to thank the Abbots Langley Tough Ten for their donation of £500 to the ongoing support of our charity. Their support ensures that we can provide our members with many activities and allow us to venture into the community and discover new activities for our club. THANK YOU x
The last Monday of January we treated ourselves to a pamper evening. We had our hands washed and massaged and then had our nails painted. We could also choose to have temporary tattoos – some of us ending up having our whole arms done!! It was nice to be pampered after such a busy time of year.
We enjoyed an evening of crafting with Hama beads and evening of sports! Our volunteer helpers from the local secondary schools have once again proved themselves invaluable to our group.
After the Christmas break, we are returning to the club on January 7th.
Last Year was our 30th Anniversary and we were able to celebrate throughout the year with trips to the theatre and special events held at the Community Centre. This was only made possible with the continued support of the local community.
We are all truly grateful for the kindness, generosity and support we receive.
Our Christmas meal was held at the Toby Carvery in Aldenham. It had recently been refurbished and was the perfect venue for our meal. The food was fantastic and the service was superb.
We Love December and have enjoyed a party night with lots of food. We enjoyed playing party games where the winners received a prize.
We celebrated the first of the month by going to the Panto – Oh Yes we Did!! We went to The Chickenshed Theatre to watch A Christmas Carol. Ben, one of our members, was performing. It is well worth a visit.
November started with a visit from Chloe and her Dad Darryn Miles. They presented us with the proceeds of their sponsored walk from earlier in the year. They managed to raise £850, smashing their target of £600. Well Done and Thank you x
We also enjoyed making various Christmas decorations and making Christmas cards this month.
October started with an evening of dance. We learnt a fun upbeat dance routine from two students from Parmiter’s secondary school. Then Mary, with the help of her son Tom, taught us a line dancing routine.
October was a month of singing and dancing! we enjoyed singing along to Mama Mia during one of our popular film nights.
We have recently introduced a craft table and two members of the local community – Wendy Stanbury and Justine Ludlam were very generous with their donations of craft materials – THANK YOU
We have also been very lucky to receive 3 tablets with protective cases from the St. Georges Day Charity Club. Our Charity was put forward for a charitable donation from Mr Bob Best who has been a long-standing supporter of The Monday Club. We look forward to seeing how technology enhances our interactions THANK YOU
We ended the month with a theatre trip to Aylesbury to watch Summer Holiday. This trip was part of our 30th Celebrations and was made possible through fundraising and donations from The Abbots Langley Tough Ten and The Ingram Family.
Everyone enjoyed the BINGO night. Rosemary called the numbers with her usual flair and made us all chuckle when she announced some numbers in the tradition of all Bingo callers.
We have started back after a long hot summer. We have introduced a new craft table for our regular activities. A donation of beads from Mrs Jill Davies has brought out our creative sides. We have enjoyed making necklaces and bracelets.
It is with much sadness that we announce the death of our beloved friend and lifetime president John Fisher, who passed away on the 20th August 2018.