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.
Message from Paul Catterwell of Kings Lynn Plus:
Just to let you know that the Kings Lynn Mid Summer weekend is booked for Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th July.
Further details to follow…
Kings Lynn Plus Activities Officer
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.
Message from Trevor Eley of the Area Committee:
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).