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Edges & Dales Coordinator Simon Snell & Hilary Snell presented a cheque to W.A.S.P.
20th - 22nd September, Riddingswood Caravan Park, Riddings
Sunday 4th to Saturday 10th August 2019 (the second week) to steard alongside Ron and Glenys.
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Unfortunately we have had to cancel the following meets due to no stewards available, we apologise for any inconvenience...
16th - 18th August, White House Farm, Misterton - cancelled
The Club hosts a members area at the well-known Warners events throughout the UK. We are currently seeking experienced Club stewards to join our existing team of Voluntary Officers at the following shows.
As per other similar Club events, the team has responsibility for Club members’ health and safety, ensuring the camping pitches are marked up and ready to receive members, ensuring that members pitch up correctly, ensuring Club policies and guidelines are followed, and of course upholding the Club’s reputation at all times. Stewards are provided with free camping pitches, show passes for the duration, appropriate Club clothing, such as, Polo Shirts, Fleeces and Shower Jackets, and will also be reimbursed their mileage expenses in accordance with Club policy. You will be required to be onsite from the Wednesday prior to the show start date until the following Monday to ensure members have left the site safely. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved with additional Club activities and to help follow Club members, whilst of course taking advantage of free camping and show entry. I would be very grateful if you could contact me urgently on 024 7647 5250 or via email on email@example.com if you are interested in helping the Club with the above events. Thank you for your help in this matter.
We are very sad to announce the death of Ron Frogg. Ron and his late wife Joan were very active members of Notts for many years and both served on the committee as sports officer and regalia. You will all know that Joan and Ron were hugely proud of their sons Tim and Andy who with their families continue to be integral members of the DA. I am sure you will all join us in offering our sincere condolences to Tim, Karen, Andy, Helen and all Ron’s grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Rons funeral will be on Tues 28th May at 12:15 at Mansfield Crematorium - family flowers only, donations towards the new scanner at Kings Mill hospital.
We are delighted to announce that the Chairman’s Charity for 2019/20 is the Dementia choir based in Nottingham who will also be performing at our final Goose Fair.
We will be running raffles and fundraising events throughout the year for this fantastic cause. Catch them on BBC 1 this Thursday if you don’t know who they are
Kellie Ashton nominated them as her Mammar (and Dawn Ashtons Mum) is in the Choir – we decided to quiz her as to what its all about:
What is the Dementia Choir and how come you are involved?
The Dementia Choir was made up after Vicky McClure asked to do a documentary following losing her Grand Mother to Dementia. She had noticed herself the positive effects of singing with her Gran, even though she didn't seem to respond to much else. She approached the BBC re doing a documentary about the effects of singing for the brain with Dementia sufferer's. Curve media (who produce documentaries for the BBC) then contacted the Alzheimer’s Society, about contacting Dementia sufferers who attend their Singing for the Brain sessions (held once every 3 weeks at The Good Shepard Church, Arnold). These sessions rely on charitable donations to run also. A letter then dropped through my door from Curve Media, asking me about filming for Vicky McClure's, Our Dementia Choir, so I responded giving consent for what I thought was filming at these group sessions and about the positive effects the group has for my Mammar. Before I knew it, we was meeting up with the crew and started filming the documentary, with Vicky McClure in my Mammar's living room! The rest is history, as you will see on the documentary.
How is the choir benefitting your family?
The choir is of great benefit to my Mammar and my family. Not only does singing have such s positive effect on my Mammar, it does for us carers too. Music has a tendency to make you feel good, even if you feel down beforehand. The families also have a chance to talk to other families/carers, who are experiencing the same issues/problems etc and watching loved ones be affected by Dementia in their everyday life.
How come the Choir still need funds – hasn’t the TV programme funded it?
The TV has never funded the choir itself, just refreshments and the cost of the venue etc over the filming period. Once filming finished last September, funding was cut. I think initially, people thought the choir would end then, but they all made such good friends and choir members missed singing together, as they had gotten used to seeing each other frequently over the 16 weeks of filming. Do we decided to try and carry the choir on and do some fund raising, to pay for refreshments, room hire and fees for the choir leaders time. Also some of the funds raised will be used for taxi's to transport those who are no longer able to drive/cannot drive to and from choir sessions.
Can you give us some tips about dealing with people with dementia?
Kellie's tips for working with Dementia sufferers(though I'm not a professional, just a loving carer of my Mammar):
Say things slowly
Repeat things if necessary
Don't argue, try and reason
Stay positive, don't say no... try and explain things in a calm way Love and care for them Remember IT'S NOT THEIR FAULT it's the Dementia Listen carefully to what they are saying/trying to say Don't get upset if they say upsetting things/argue with you... that's a hard one, as it's easy to take things personally Learn to love a "new version" of the person with dementia... they are still the same person behind the Dementia Try and still have fun with them... laugh with them, not at them
How do you feel about being chosen as our nominated charity?
I am absolutely thrilled that we have been chosen as your nominated charity!! I couldn't be happier and I would like to thank you all from the bottom of my heart ❤ (now you have made me cry again) . The money raised by Notts DA will go a long way towards bringing happiness for the Dementia sufferers and their families, by allowing us to continue with their dementia choir. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH ❤❤❤
At our AGM, our Chairman Paul Hemsley and one of our Edges & Dales Coordinators Simon Snell presented cheques to the Maggies and to Parkinson UK Mansfield Charities. Unfortunately W.A.S.P were unable to to attend.
Abobe: Maggies representative with Paul and Simon
Abobe: Parkinson UK representatives and volunteers, with Paul and Simon.
Raffle prize donations are always greatfully received at our bigger meets, if you do have any raffle donations please see a member of the committee. Thank you for your support.
Winners of the Brian Welham Trophy 2018 & 2017, for our responsive, informative & eyecatching website....
Notts DA PRO Officer & Webmaster Tammyanne Chambers received the award from the Camping and Caravanning Club Chairman Mel Hill at the Club's AGM in October 2018.
We welcome all members of the Camping & Caravanning Club to our regional meets and holiday sites.
We aim to make your weekends as fun as possible and have a fantastic programme for our Camping & Caravanning Juniors (CCJ) and Youth Members (CCY), as well as entertainment for the younger ones (under 8s) at many of our meets. We look forward to seeing you . . .
There is a great prize for the winner a Cadac Grill O Chef barbecue and a chance to go on to the final which is being held at this years NFOL.
All entries must be received by May 20th 2019