Bollywood Workout Activity Group

Our members enjoyed an hour of fun, friendship & fitness at the Bollywood taster session.

Classes will continue on Monday March 2nd for a trial period of four weeks.

Posted by / March 2, 2020 / Posted in News

Outing to The Black Country Museum

Patti has organised an outing to The Black Country Museum on Wednesday, May 6th Full details and booking form are included in the February edition of your Newsletter.

Thank You Shirley

Many thanks to Shirley Philpots for all her hard work in running the Phoenix Singles Luncheon Club for the last five years. Shirley handed over to Jenny Bloor at the November Lubcheon, and Jenny has said she hopes to keepup the high standards that Shirley has set.

World of Wedgwood

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.

Posted by / January 18, 2020 / Posted in News

Singing For Pleasure

The Group meet on the third Wednesday morning of each month at Walton Village Hall. Dates this term are: February 19th. March 18th. April 15th. May 20th. and June 17th.

Autumn dates: September 16th. October 21st. November 18th. and December 16th.

Group Leader: Carol Wilkes

Pianist: Zoe


Carol and her members enjoyed some festive treats at their December meeting.

Carol & Zoe

Happy New Year

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.

Arnie & Lola

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:…

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:

Here’s to another year of FRIENDSHIP, FUN & FITNESS

Posted by / December 31, 2019 / Posted in News