Members of a local community group commemorated the anniversary of one of their deceased friends at the weekend: with a sponsored walk to raise money for Cancer charities.
Barking & Dagenham Plus, a social group for young adults, staged a sponsored walk around Canvey Island in Essex on Saturday 12th September. The walk was nine miles long and collectively they raised over £300 in doing so.
Club chairman Richard Leach explained:
“Several years ago, one of our members, Adrian Pembroke, tragically died of cancer – so every September we hold a charity fundraising event in his honour. We also put on other events throughout the year: we intend to be staging a Charity Darts Tournament nearer to home in Chadwell Heath, later in 2015.”
Barking & Dagenham Plus meets every Tuesday from 9pm at the White Horse in Chadwell Heath, and is always interested in receiving new membership enquiries. For more information please phone Joe on 07958 669339, or visit http://www.barkingdagenhamplus.com
New message from Paul Catterwell, Kings Lynn Plus Activities Officer
Wormegay and Tottenhill Village Hall, Whin Common Road, Tottenhill. PE33 0RS
3 weeks Friday is the 3rd July and sees the start of the annual King’s Lynn Camping Weekend. The hall will be open from about 3.00pm
This year we have changed things a little.
Friday night we are putting on a buffet and a quiz, hosted by the one and only Mr Keith Israel. Heckling and abuse is positively encouraged.
Saturday daytime some of us are going on the train to Ely. It is a lovely city. When those who venture out return, we will be organising a pizza and chinese takeaway. Orders will need to be in by 5.00pm.
Once fed Plus legend Mr Mark Hawkins will be entertaining us with a disco until midnight
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO SHOWER FACILITIES, ALTHOUGH WE HAVE THE USE OF THE VILLAGE HALL OVERNIGHT SO WE HAVE TOILET AND WASH BASIN FACILITIES.
If the weather is rubbish or you can’t be bothered to erect a tent you can sleep in the village hall itself.
The costs for the weekend are as follows:
All weekend, including buffet £13.00
Saturday disco and camping £ 8.00
Disco only £ 6.00
There is no formal theme to Saturday, but it is American Independence Day.
Hope to see all the regulars and some newbies.
King’s Lynn Plus Activities Officer
Summer is on its way and so are a whole load of great new events for PLUS. We’ve got the National Five-A-Side Football Competition in June, the Kings Lynn Summer Do, National Karting, and Pirates Day all happening in July, and the National Walking Weekend in August. Later in the year, WASH 2015 will take place the weekend of Friday 6th to Monday 9th November, whilst next year, 26th – 27th February 2016, is the National AGM and 75th Anniversary Do.
For more details, see our Events page.
We are honoured to have as our club President none other than Sir Roland Rat, television personality and celebrity extraordinaire. Roland is of course famous for his TV and pop music career in the 1980s, and for being the living inspiration for a legion of devoted Ratfans.
Roland now lives in Hollywood, USA, but has graciously sent us this message:
Barking & Dagenham Plus has found a new venue for staging one of their group outings: in orbit around Planet Earth.
Members of the group have secured places on Virgin Galactic’s inaugural flight, due to take place later this year. The group will make one full orbit around the planet, and have even organised a real-ale trip to the International Space Station in passing.
Of this exciting new venture, Barking & Dagenham Plus’ Publicity Officer, Joe Gurney, said:
Yeah, well when we heard that Hillingdon Plus were intending to run Brean, we thought we’d go one better and organise a new Plus holiday in outer space. Despite the unusual venue, it will otherwise be a lot like conventional Plus holidays, with discos, karaoke, live bands, and that DJ from WASH who always plays that irritating song about Yogi Bear. And, of course, if any one makes any trouble, we won’t just expel them from the Federation – we’ll expel them from the air-lock!
Asked about how they were able to put on this event at all, Joe explained:
Previously, flights on Virgin Galactic were going for $250,000 a pop – which is slightly out of the price range of most of our members. Luckily for us, however, after their test flight crashed last October, I was able to find a load of seats going cheap on Ticketmaster. Result!
To view the rest of the activities that Barking & Dagenham Plus have planned for the next three months, please see our newly updated Events page.
Plussers from all over the Area descended on NAMCO Funscape in the Brewery Romford, for this thrilling tournament. Our very own Sanya battled through to the final, but lost out by one frame to Trevor Eley of Redbridge.