Monthly Archives: June 2016

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Rally Saturday 2nd July 2016 -Save our Swimming Pool

Many of you completed surveys earlier this year saying you wanted Shrewsbury Swimming Pool to be kept in Shrewsbury Town Centre as it is a central location. You have sited your reasons for this being transport, access, the beautiful setting as you use the Quarry for picnics, enjoyment of the Dingle & much more . Also that you use the pool and then go on to use other facilities in the town centre or while you swim other members of your family enjoy doing other things in Shrewsbury Town.(Shopping, Cinema in the Square, Coffee, Visits to the Castle, Museum etc

The Quarry Swimming & Fitness Forum have planned another march this Saturday 2nd July at 11 am. Starting from the top of Pride Hill (join in at any point on route)  followed by a rally in the Quarry. Shropshire Council will be making their decision on Wednesday 13th July on the preferred location & there is a real probability it will not be the current location. If you feel strongly that you want the pool to remain in Shrewsbury Town Centre please join this rally & ask your friends & families also to support you. 

For more information click here: A4Poster-RallyJuly2- simple

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Inclusive Sports Festivals-Opportunities for You

Opportunities this Summer to take part in Inclusive Sports Festivals are being brought to you by the Inclusively Fit Project which Shropshire Disability Network are an equal partner in. No need to book, just go along to take part in the FREE activities provided. This is for you & all your family & friends to partake in fun inclusive activities that are being provided by this project.

  • Saturday 18th June Shrewsbury Carnival.
  • Sunday 3rd July Oakengates Carnival.
  • Saturday 9th July Church Stretton Games and
  • Sunday 25th September Oswestry Games.

Inclusive Sport Festivals

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Deaf N Able-Coping with Deafness

Hearing Loss can affect our lives in so many ways, whether in our homes, out socialising, in relationships etc. To loose this sense can affect us (both hearing & those with hearing loss) & what we do in so many ways but help is available by joining one of Tom Kane’s lip reading classes which will be fun & in a safe environment. 

Tom from Deaf N Able will be holding lip reading classes at Signal Hub,  Unit 20-22, Riverside Mall, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1PJ on Monday mornings between 10 am & 12 noon. Cost £5 for 2 hour sessions and you can join at anytime. Please contact Tom to find out dates. Tom can be contacted via email [email protected] or on this number 01952 418056

DNA Shrewsbury classes

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Kelda writes “Down but not Out…”

Kelda writes “Down but not out!”

So this is the moment I’ve been waiting to come for the last 2 years…to tell you whether I gor selected for Rio Paralympics or not!

But first, I think it’s important to tell you a little of what happened…

As you’ll know if you’ve read some of my previous blogs, this hasn’t been the smoothest of journeys. I’ve always tried to be open & honest with what I’ve written, for me the whole point in this blog is to show that often the things that matter the most to us, are the hardest things to achieve…but the important thing is to keep trying, never give up, to never be afraid of failure and to always be the best person you can possibly be.

So the week before the final selections I struggled to stand by all those things that I’ve said! But hey, we’re all human…something that I think goes hand in hand with all the positivity, is to be kind to yourself. We’re all allowed a bad day! And boy I was having a bad day!! The day before the selections I just let it all get on top of me. And the thing that upset me the most was the fact that this was the day we’d been focusing on for the last 2 years, and here was me wishing I wasn’t even there! It just wasn’t meant to be like this!!

But sometimes I think we have to accept that when things really matter to us we’re going to get emotional. Actually it’s a good thing, because it shows just how much we care.

And I woke up in a different place the next morning. I was ready to get out there & give it everything! But the difference in my attitude was this… I recognised I had a big challenge ahead, I had to beat the current World Champion if I was going to get selected, so the only thing I could do was get out there, give it my absolute best, and as long as I did that, the outcome would take care of itself. I just wanted to deliver the best race I knew I was capable of, and yo stay true to the person I wanted to be, If I did that I would be happy, whether I got selected or not.

And I delivered… I didn’t manage to beat the World Champion, so I won’t be on that plane to Rio, but I hit a personal best in both races ^ managed to go sub 54 seconds for the very first time.

And I am happy. I know I paddled the best race I possibly could & I was beaten by a better paddler on the day. Anne Dickens is World Champion & beat me by over 2 seconds, she is without doubt the boat to go to Rio & I am excited to see what she will do at the Games. As I told her after we finished the race “You just better make sure you get out there and win Gold now” No pressure Anne!

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It was the most incredible day, with so much emotion and passion from all the other athletes. I feel lucky and proud to have had the opportunity to experience being part of it, How special is it going to be able to watch my team mates competing out in Rio and I am genuinely excited to see what they will do. 6 incredible athletes have been selected who are going to do Team GB proud!

And before you all think that’s me done and dusted….no chance!!!! What last week showed me is that right now I’m just not ready to be a Paralympic paddler. It was 2 years to the days since I paddled in my first race…. and the it was all about trying to go in a straight line and not fall in!! So I see this as just a stepping stone in the journey. My focus now turns to the next 2 regattas we have left this season and then it’ll be next year with the aim of getting selected for the World & European Championships

 

And in 4 years time, who knows, I might be quite good…

Tokyo here we come!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Autism Friendly Screening of The BFG

Start Date:
30th July 2016

End Date:
30th July 2016

Start Time:
12 noon

End Time:
1.30 approx

Event title: Autism Friendly Screening of The BFG
Venue: Old Market Hall, The Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1LH
Weblink: https://www.oldmarkethall.co.uk/shows/whatson/the-bfg/
Name: Old Market Hall Cinema
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 281281
Event description: This is an Autism Friendly Screening of The BFG.
Similar to our usual screenings, except the sound will be turned down slightly & the lights turned up slightly to create a calming atmosphere without taking anything away from the cinematic experience. Cinemagoers are also able to bring their own food and drinks & will are able to move around the cinema if they wish. Please contact the Box Office (01743 281281) for booking and further information. There is a maximum number of tickets of 10 per order for this screening. Tickets cost between £6.50 & £8.00. Click here for more information: https://www.oldmarkethall.co.uk/BookEvent.aspx?eventID=184991

This is the story of Ten-year-old Sophie is in for the adventure of a lifetime when she meets the Big Friendly Giant. As their friendship grows, together the pair battle evil, travel to distant lands and even meet the queen, in this wonderful re-imagining of Roald Dahl’s beloved book that will enchant the young, and the young at heart.

DAD Week 2016

Start Date:
2nd July 2016

End Date:
10th July 2016

Start Time:
10.30 am

End Time:
5 pm

Event title: DAD Week 2016
Venue: Walton Gardens, Warrington (also see content)
Weblink: http://www.disabilityawarenessday.org.uk/events/
Name: DAD
Email: Use contact form on DAD website
Telephone: 01925 240064
Event description: The Week leading up to Disability Awareness Day (DAD) is a full of excitement. This year is the 25th Anniversary of DAD so it is an extra special year.

  • Saturday 2nd July 10.30 am-4 pm Launch of DAD at Old Market Place, Golden Square Warrington Town Centre. Featuring some of the UK’s top disabled artists and friends of DAD. Free Admission – contact DAD Team 01925 240064
  • Tuesday 5th July 9.30 am – 12.30 pm Schools Disability Matters Schools Event Walton Hall, Walton Gardens. Invitation Only – Derek Jones 01925 240064
  • Tuesday 5th July ‘Wise Up Event’ – Schools Event Making young people aware of Hate Crime and bullyingWalton Hall, Walton Gardens Contact Pip Horne Warrington Speak Up 01925 246938 www.warringtonspeakup.org.uk
  • Tuesday 5th July 7.00 pm -10.30 pm Frogtastic Arts Marquee Walton Gardens Warrington. The event features two fantastic tributes; Rod Stewart and Amy Winehouse as well as the famous singer Carly Ryan.
  • Wednesday 6th July -Arts Marquee at Walton Gardens-10.30 am – 3.30 pm Ignite Your Life – Mental Health & Wellbeing Workshops & Exhibition
  • Wednesday 6th July 7 pm – 11 pm – Mayor of Warrington – Evening of Multi-Culture (£10 per ticket, telephone Julia 01925 442143).
  • Thursday 7th July 1 pm -4 pm – Carers Tea Party in the ParkWired Carers For more details and booking contact Deb Fitzsimmons 01925 633492
  • Thursday 7th July  5.00 pm- 7.00 pm – Children’s Party in the Park Contact Stacey King 01925 240064
  • Thursday 7th July 7.30 pm – 10.30 pm Wingate’s Brass Band Tickets must be purchased see website.
  • Friday 8th July 7.30 pm – 11.30 pm The DAD Mega BBQ Arts Marquee Walton Gardens Warrington.Tickets must be purchased see website. Teams of up to eight people for a fun quiz, a raffle with hundreds of pounds worth of prizes, and a hilarious session or two of stand up Bingo! There will be great food, a licensed bar and a fantastic charity auction.
  • Saturday 9th July 6 pm -7.30 pm “WDP 25th Anniversary Legacy Appeal Celebration” Arts Marquee, Walton Gardens. Thank you get together for supporters of WDP Legacy appeal for more information contact Janis Williams 01925 240064
  • Sunday 10th July 10 am – 5 pm The Big Event – Silver Anniversary – 25th Disability Awareness Day Walton Hall GardensWorld’s largest voluntary led pan disability exhibition. Over 250 exhibitors from voluntary, statutory, private and business organisations with hundreds of ideas for independent living supported by a fun packed day out for all the family.

For more information about DAD 2016 please click here:  http://www.disabilityawarenessday.org.uk/index.shtml

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Headway Shropshire Summer Fair

Start Date:
28th July 2016

End Date:
28th July 2016

Start Time:
6 pm

End Time:
8 pm

Event title: Headway Shropshire Summer Fair
Venue: Headway Shropshire, Holsworth Park, Oxon Business Park, Shrewsbury SY3 5HJ
Name: Headway Shropshire
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 365565
Event description: We hope to welcome many of you to our Annual Summer Fair. As we need to “raise the roof” to meet the ever growing needs of people with acquired brain injury so it is important that we raise funds. Why not come along and grab a bargain or two.

Stalls include:

  • Book Stall.
  • Woodwork Stall.
  • Food Stall.
  • Plant Stall.
  • Jewellery Stall & much more.

There will be entertainment & lots to see & do so please do come along & support us at our annual Summer Fair.

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Telford & Shropshire Osteoporosis Support Group

Start Date:
19th October 2016

End Date:
19th October 2016

Start Time:
2 pm

End Time:
4 pm

Event title: Telford & Shropshire Osteoporosis Support Group
Venue: Wellington Methodist Church, New Street, Wellington TF1 1LU
Name: Gillian Pettit
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01952 433183
Event description: Today we welcome Jan Flavell, Nurse Practitioner Orthopaedic & Trauma Princess Royal Hospital NHS Trust, Telford to our meeting.

As well as having afternoon tea, we have opportunity to ask questions & receive answers on Osteoporosis.

Admission £1 to include tea & biscuits,

Parking: There is a small car park on site & a car park nearby in The Parade & Victoria Road.

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Telford & Shropshire Osteoporosis Support Group

Start Date:
23rd September 2016

End Date:
23rd September 2016

Start Time:
1.45 pm

End Time:
Contact for details

Event title: Telford & Shropshire Osteoporosis Support Group
Venue: Telford Town Park (adjacent to Town Park & Library) TF3
Name: Gillian Pettit
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01952 433183
Event description: We will meet at Meeting Point House at Southwater Square before going for a walk in Telford Town Park.  

This event will give participants a chance to meet members of the support group and have fun.

For more details contact Gillian Pettit on 01952 433183

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Voluntary & Community Forums South Shropshire

Start Date:
24th June 2016

End Date:
24th June 2016

Start Time:
10.00 am

End Time:
12.00 noon

Event title: Voluntary & Community Forums South Shropshire
Venue: The Rockspring Centre, Sandford Road , Ludlow SY8 1SX
Name: Clive Leworthy
Email: [email protected]
Telephone:07791 260 888
Event description: This meeting in Ludlow will enable you to hear about the work of Shropshire Healthwatch as we welcome our guest speaker Steph Dunbar.
Please do come along, share your groups work & hear from other organisations work within the voluntary sector.

Booking is not required but it would be helpful if you could let me know if you intend to attend tome by contacting Clive Leworthy Development Officer Rural Services either calling/texting 07791 260 888 or emailing [email protected]