We have a vacancy for an Outings organiser. If you would like more information, please contact Pat Hayward, Outings Manager.
Congratulations to Patti Brown on the success of her first event since she joined the Outings team.
Many of our members enjoyed a visit to The Wold of Wedgwood on January 15th. The outing included a tour of the factory, museum and Factory Outlet, followed by an indulgent traditional afternoon tea. The Afternoon Tea included a selection of sandwiches, cakes, and scones with clotted cream and traditional preserves and unlimited Wedgwood Tea, all served on the finest Wedgwood china. As you will see on the photographs, the portions were more than generous, so everyone took a box of delicious cakes home.
We wish all our Phoenix members a happy and healthy New Year.
2019….a short review
We have have enjoyed another very busy year, attending our regular activity groups, visiting many new venues, including trips on the Manchester Ship Canal and a Christmas lunch on the Floating Grace at Liverpool Docks and a short break at Nidd Hall.
Our ZUMBA GOLD members gave our new instructor, Nikki, a warm welcome and we are enjoying learning many new routines and having so much fun, keeping fit.
Thanks to our new Group Leader, Jenny Bloor, the SINGLES LUNCHEON Group will continue. Thank you to our previous Group Leader, Shirley Philpots for all the luncheons she has organised for our single members in the past.
In October, we welcomed our new Committee Member, Tim Gray, who is also the Group Leader for the SHORT WALKS activity group.
In November, we experimented with a new venture. The film screening of the Andre Rieu Summer Concert by a local company, Reels on Wheels was a most enjoyable event.
The most recent event was the Christmas Concert by the Eric Newton Jazz band.
Our fundraising continued……..
In April, our Line Dancing Group arranged a very successful Afternoon Tea event and raised £575.40 for Midlands Air Ambulance.
In November our Bowlers raised £444.00 for Staffs Wildlife Trust at a Coffee Morning.
The highlight of the year was our 30th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Lunch at Brocton Hall Golf Club, with a cabaret by our lovely local entertainer, Lola Lamour.
In December, many of our members enjoyed a talk by Lola (as Joanne Massey) about her love of vintage fashion.
In December, our Phoenix Group won the Social Wellbeing category of the COMMUNITY AWARDS 2019. For full details, please click on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch…
Members have many new outings to look forward to in 2020, including an indulgent afternoon tea at Wedgwood and a tour of the National Brewing Centre and Marston’s Brewery. Another short break has been arranged at Warners Littlecote House Hotel, Berkshire.
In December, our Phoenix Group won the Social Wellbeing category of the Community Awards 2019. For full details, please click on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jZGCHWEukY&feature=emb_title
Here’s to another year of FRIENDSHIP, FUN & FITNESS
Organisation: Stafford Walton Phoenix Activities Club
Nominated by: David Barker
Stafford Walton Phoenix Activities club has been running for 30 years and is an organisation dedicated to improving the wellbeing of retired residents over the age of 50 by organising activities, outings and other events. They promote our vision for the club as “Friendship, Fun and Fitness for the over 50’s”. The Club is run by a main committee, supported by activity group leaders and outings organisers, all of whom are volunteers. The 670+ members are able to take part in any of 22 weekly or monthly activities. The organise up to 20 one-day events and a 5-day holiday each year. The spectrum of interests may be divided into four groups; Fitness and Mobility, Mental Agility, Social Wellbeing and Cultural Interest.
Many of our members were on the outing to Liverpool today, but we had so much fun keeping fit with our new instructor Nikki, dancing to some Christmas songs.