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“Local Community Group raises over £600 in Charity Walk.” (Press Release)

September 13, 2016
(l - r) Gemma Crader, Sanya Preston and Richard Leach, setting off on the Charity Walk

(l – r) Gemma Crader, Sanya Preston and Richard Leach, setting off on the Charity Walk

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 Macmillan Nurses, and Bright Horizons Foundation For Children.

Barking & Dagenham Plus, a social group for young adults, staged a sponsored walk from Barking Station to the City Pavillion in Collier Row on Saturday 2nd September. The walk was six miles long and collectively they raised over £600 in doing so.
Club chairman Richard Leach explained:

“Every September we hold a charity fundraising event, in honour of one of our former members who died of Cancer. We’re very pleased – we’ve raised twice as much as we did this time last year. We’d like to express our deep gratitude to all our donors.

“We also put on other events throughout the year: we intend to be staging a Charity Darts Tournament in Chadwell Heath, later in 2016.”

Barking & Dagenham Plus meets every Tuesday from 9pm at the Tollgate in Chadwell Heath, and is always interested in receiving new membership enquiries. For more information please phone Joe on 07958 669339, or visit

WASH Waffle: August 16

August 18, 2016

Methinks Paul Catterwell was drunk when he typed this, because he immediately after he announces an aqua aerobics session in the all singing all dancing heated indoor swimming pool, he says “See you at the bar!” What? Not joining in with all that exercise???😉

Hi all

Just 22 days to deadline day and 78 days to WASH 2016

Bookings are going really well and I am likely to be proved wrong, as numbers look the same, if not a little up on last year.


Will be open at various times over the weekend and we are hoping to have an aqua aerobics session.

See you at the bar!

Paul Catterwell
WASH 2016 Bookings Officer

New Venue, New Programme

August 15, 2016

Our club’s programme has been updated for up to the end of November. Please note that as of the last Tuesday in August, our weeknight meetings will be at a new venue, the Tollgate, in High Road – which is just along the road from our previous one, on the junction with Whalebone Lane.

Wash Waffle: July 2016

July 19, 2016

From Paul Catterwell of Kings Lynn Plus:

Hi all


50 days to booking deadline of 8th September

107 days to WASH

Had a really productive visit to Manor Park last night to talk about the weekend. This year there is:

Free wifi (even got 4G)
A working air conditioning system
Probability of 2 Greene King real ales on tap

All 6 live acts are booked, we just need YOU!!! (and your money. We have committed to the weekend so please please get your money in as soon as possible please)

It is going to be brilliant, don’t miss out – Keith Israel says so!!!

Paul Catterwell
WASH 2016 Booking Officer

Kings Lynn Mid Summer Camping Weekend: update

July 5, 2016

From Paul Catterwell, of Kings Lynn Plus:

Hi all

Just a reminder that the King’s Lynn Summer Camping Weekend is only 11 days away!

Usual sort of stuff. Friday evening will be a buffet and a quiz hosted by the evergreen Mr Keith Israel. Heckling is positively encouraged!

Unfortunately the mid Norfolk Railway is not running as originally planned but I am sure we can think of something to do. Pizza, Chinese and Indian takeaways for tea Saturday, if you are likely to be arriving after about 5pm on Saturday and want to order just ring me on 07860 465463 and we can sort it for you and you can pay when you get there.

Another leg end (sic) of Plus, Mr Adam Redshaw, will be twirling the tunes on Saturday evening.

Have Beers of Europe vouchers which gives you a discount as well.

If you need a lift from either Watlington or King’s Lynn station let me know and will sort a lift.

The best £13 weekend money can buy!!!

Paul Catterwell

King’s Lynn Website Officer

RGT Moby Golf

May 31, 2016
Moby Adventure Golf Course

Moby Adventure Golf Course

From Martin Posner, Chairman of Anglia & South East Area Plus:

Anglia & South East Area Plus invite you to fun Moby Golf @ Moby Adventure Golf Course, Whalebone Lane North, Chadwell Heath, RM6 6SB.

  • Sunday 19th June 2016.
  • Meet 1.45pm.
  • Price £9 or 4 Adults for £30.
  • For more information please contact Martin Posner, on 01708 341125.

WASH Waffle: May 2016

May 27, 2016

From Paul Catterwell of Kings Lynn Plus:

Hi all

The world of Plussers is stirring from its hibernation and WASH bookings are coming in.  Please remember the earlier booking dates this year, which is due to circumstances beyond our control.

We had a committee meeting last night and are delighted to report that all the acts bar the ‘Live at Lunchtime’ on Sunday have been booked.

So what have we in store for you this year?

Friday night kicks off with an original band performing their own unique brand of acoustic rock and alternative folk.  Formed in 2011, this three piece group have been influenced by the likes of Led Zeppelin, Crowded House, Fleetwood Mac, REM and New Model Army.

The evening’s disco will be provided by Jack Ropa, son of the legendary Dick Ropa, who was the DJ for the first WASH’s in the 80’s

Watch this space for details of the BRAND NEW STYLE for Saturday night, and for the grand finale on Sunday 

Paul Catterwell
WASH 2016 Bookings Officer