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Success in the Bowling Tournament!!!

December 7, 2014
Gemma Crader, Best Femal e Bowler

Gemma Crader, Best Female Bowler

Barking & Dagenham Plus were celebrating today when our very own Gemma won an award for the Best Female Bowler, at Anglia & South East Area’s RGT Ten Pin Bowling Tournament.

Paul Savvas was Best Male Bowler, whilst Redbridge Plus took home the trophy for the Best Team. The event took place at Namco Funscape in Romford.

RGT 10 Pin Bowling Competitio​n

November 6, 2014

RGT Bowling 2014

Message from Trevor Eley of the Area Committee:

Hi all,

Just a few more days to Wash, and I know you’re all thinking, “but once this weekend’s over there’s nothing to look forward to between Wash and Christmas”. But good news, especially if you haven’t been invited to Francesca’s birthday do, those lovely people on the Area Committee bring you the “RGT Bowling Competition” to brighten up these dark days.

There’s another of our lovely posters attached telling you all about it, like it’s on Sunday 7th December, at Romford Namco’s at 2 p.m. If you want more details contact me or any of the committee members.

See you at the weekend (well quite a few of you anyway).



WASH: Additional Sunday Evening Theme

October 17, 2014
Lance's football team, Watford FC

Lance’s football team, Watford FC

From Paul Catterwell of the Wash Committee:

Hi all

As I am sure many of you are aware, in late August Lance Creed of Barnet Plus, lost his long and brave battle with illness. He was a long time member of Plus and a staunch supporter of WASH.

Lance was a season ticket holder at Watford FC, and as a mark of respect we would like to run a second theme on the Sunday at WASH 2014.

As well as royalty, the other theme will be red, yellow and black, whcih are Watford’s team colours.

Paul Catterwell
WASH 2014 Bookings Officer

(Even more) WASH Waffle

September 22, 2014

This just in from Paul Catterwell of the WASH Committee. For more information about “WASH,” the National Holiday at Hunstanton in Norfolk, please contact us using the form on the Contact Page or come along any Tuesday evening (9pm onwards) to the White Horse Inn, Chadwell Heath.


Hi all
Its hard to believe that there is only 46 days to WASH!
To all those who have booked so far, may we take this opportunity to thank you and are sure you will love the entire weekend.  To those who haven’t booked yet GET ON WITH IT!!!
So what can you look forward to this year?  We have booked 4 acts, so everyone has something they like, 2 sets of karaoke, for those who want 4 minutes of fame (or is that infamy), the infamous WASH quiz, complete with ‘interesting’ team names and heckling, geocaching, for those who like a bit of adventure, a town trail, for those who like the idea of adventure but would rather have a stroll, hooplasize, for those who want to wiggle their hips and the indoor mini Olympics, don’t worry nonsporting ability needed at all!
See you soon
Paul Catterwell
WASH 2014 Bookings Officer

Wash Waffle

August 20, 2014

From Paul Catterwell of the WASH Committee:

Hello Plussers

Its quite scary to think but WASH is only 79 days away!

Bookings are going really well and we stand a really good chance of bettering last years figures, which just shows that Plus really is on the way back

We have 4 acts booked, 2 karaoke sessions, the infamous WASH quiz and this year we are hosting the Indoor Mini Olympics

The themes for those who want are Prom Night on Saturday and Royalty on Sunday night.

See you soon

Paul Catterwell
WASH 2014 Bookings Officer

Programme update!

July 31, 2014

Barking & Dagenham Plus are preparing for Autumn already! Whilst others think about getting out the winter duvets, putting the central heating on, and finally getting round to fixing that light in the kitchen, we here at Plus instead come up with a packed programme of Activities. Amongst other things we will be venturing round the countryside to Cambridge and to Hunstanton, for the famous National Holiday known as WASH. We will also be getting a lot of ten-pin bowling practice in for the Area Championship in December.

For more details, please see out Events page.

Community Group Gets a Full House for its Annual Poker Tournament

July 25, 2014

Members of Chadwell Heath-based community group “Barking & Dagenham Plus” were feeling flushed with success last tuesday when they staged their Annual Poker Tournament at the White Horse Inn. So popular did it prove that card-sharps from all over Essex converged on the venue to test their Texas Hold’em skills.

The overall winner of the evening was Miss Gemma Crader, 23 (see picture).

Gemma has a winning pair.

Gemma has a winning pair.

Club-chairman Richard Leach said:

“Our Poker tournament is such a draw, that next year we are planning to up the ante and use it as a charitable fund-raising event.”

Barking & Dagenham Plus is a social group for young adults aged 18 and over, which helps out local causes as well as providing an enjoyable time for its members. It meets every Tuesday evening from 9pm at the White Horse, Chadwell Heath. For more information, including how to join, please phone Joe on 07958 669339, or visit


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