At the end of September at our Westbourne dance we unveiled our very own Automatic External Defibrillator, we would like to say a heartfelt thanks to all our members that contributed to the Defib fund, we would also like to express our grateful thanks to John Imrie for putting the idea into our heads in the first place. We also announced that the club would be arranging two CPR Training evenings on two Mondays in October; we have now had these and we had a fantastic turnout – over the two evening approximately 30 members came along to learn more about the operation of an AED and on how to give CPR to someone who has collapsed and stopped breathing. It is a terrific result and our thanks go to all those that attended and especially to our first aid trainer Trevor, he did a really brilliant job.
St Elizabeth Hospice is there for people living with progressive and terminal illnesses. They offer expert care and support to help them, and their families, maximise the potential from the time they have left. There can’t be many members within the club who have not be touched in some way by the wonderful job that is done by St Elizabeth Hospice. Earlier this year one of our Members lost his partner (whom he had met at the club) to cancer, Jo was ill for about three years and during that period received an enormous amount of help from St Elizabeth’s, so this month we would like to give something back we have therefore dedicated Novembers Westbourne dance to our Charity Appeal and that is St Elizabeth Hospice. Now what we’d like is to run a large raffle with lots and lots of prizes which will allow us to sell loads of tickets the proceeds of which will go to St Elizabeth’s. We are hoping that you will join in and contribute suitable items for this bumper raffle, Wines, Spirits or even cuddly toys, you can drop them off at any Saturday dance or Monday social evening, at a pinch you can even bring them along on the night - Saturday 24 November.
Christmas will soon be upon us so we’ve arranged a special IDSS Club “Charabanc” outing for the shopaholics amongst you, in the past we have been to London a few times and Norwich, but this year we are going to that retail Mecca LAKESIDE (you could even pop into Ikea and get a flat pack wardrobe). Make a note the date now: Sunday 02 December, the coach will leave Westbourne at 9.00am and depart from Lakeside for the return journey at 4.00pm, which should give you plenty of time to get around the shops, the coach trip will cost you just £12 and tickets are available from Ruby, see her at any of the club events.
The Festive season is almost upon us and before you know it we’ll all be singing carols and eating mince pies. Well this year we have something very special for you on Saturday 22 December at Westbourne, by way of saying thank you to all our members for the amazing support you have given the club over the past twelve months, the IDSSC would like to give each of you a Christmas present, so for the Christmas Party Dance on 22 December there will be FREE (yes Free) admission for all club members! You MUST bring your valid membership card in order to gain free admission, no card then you’ll have to pay the regular £6 as will members of other D & S Clubs, guests are welcome however they will be charged £8 as per normal. Put the date in your diary now it is bound to be a great party night with a big crowd and music from Dynamic Soundz.
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