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Walking Towards A Bright Horizon (Press Release)

September 26, 2017

A charity for children and families in crisis was the focus of importance last weekend as members of a local community group went on a ten-mile sponsored walk.

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Richard, Dave, Sanya and Gemma at Whitechapel, the start of the sponsored walk.

Barking & Dagenham Plus, a social, sporting and leisure group, set off from Whitechapel on Saturday, walking via Stratford, to Chadwell Heath, in order to raise money for “Bright Horizons Foundation For Children,” which provides play environments in places such as domestic violence shelters, to enable them to play, learn and heal from trauma in a place of safety. The walkers managed to raise £400 as a result of their efforts.

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Gemma Crader, who nominated Bright Horizons as the club’s chosen charity, pictured half-way along the walk at Stratord.

Club chairman Richard Leach said:

“Although we are mainly a fun group, we always like to support local good causes, and last year won an award from the National Federation of Plus Areas for doing so. We also like to stage an event like this each September to commemorate our former member Adrian Pembroke who passed away several years ago.

“We will be presenting the cheque to Bright Horizons at one of our regular Tuesday-night meetings in the near future, at the Beacon Tree.”

For more information about Barking & Dagenham Plus, please ring Joe on 07958 669339, or visit http://www.barkingdagenhamplus.com

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WASH Waffle – ‘Project ‘Sell Out’

August 4, 2017

From Paul Catterwell of Kings Lynn Plus:


3 MONTHS TODAY IS WASH 2017!

It seems hard to believe but it really is getting close. Just had a committee meeting and the final band has been chosen.

Many thanks to all the groups who have sent in deposits and balances to date. Last year we had 133 attend, and with your support this year we have 130 already booked and:

WE HAVE ONLY 10 SPACES LEFT!!!

If you have individuals or larger numbers who still want to come who are undecided, we will accommodate, even if we as a committee have to give up our beds

Come on guys, lets see if we can sell out and show Woodland Park what we are about (and Manor Park what they are missing!)

See you in 3 months

Paul Catterwell
WASH 2017 Bookings Officer

THIS WEEKEND – Kings Lynn Mid Summer Weekend

July 17, 2017

From Paul Catterwell of Kings Lynn Plus:


Hi all
Only 4 days until the annual Kings Lynn Mid Summer Weekend at Tottenhill & Wormegay Village Hall, 10 Whin Comon Road, Tottenhill, Kings Lynn. PE33 0RS.
You can turn up and set up tents either in the woods or on the field from about 3pm.  For those who don’t do camping, there is a lovely boutique hotel called Andel Lodge, which is a mile up the A10.  Alternatively there is a Premier Inn and a new Travelodge in Kings Lynn
Included in your all weekend price of £13 is a buffet, which will be served from about 8pm.  Once the braincells have been fed and watered, we will be having a quiz, hosted by the one and only Chairman of WASH, Mr Keith Israel, who will educate and entertain us with his never ending encyclopedic knowledge of the all things strange and silly!
There are several people wanting to go on the train to Ely.  Transport is available to Watlington station (those of us who went 2 years ago may have to pay this time!)  The train leaves at 11.01 and takes 22 minutes.  There is loads to do and see in Ely.  Looking at returning on the 15.51.  Return fare as of today is £6.10.
We are ordering takeaway in for tea, you can choose between Chinese, Pizza, Indian or Kebab.  We will have the menus on the Friday and need your order and money by 5.30pm.
The evergreen Mr Adam Redshaw will be emitting some music from his speakers to break the silence during the evening.
Weather forecast is cloudy but mainly dry and temperature of about 20 degrees.
Hope to see lots of you this weekend
Paul Catterwell

WASH Waffle June 2017

June 27, 2017
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From Paul Catterwell of Kings Lynn Plus:


Hello all

Hard to believe that it is only 129 days to WASH!

An enormous thanks to those who have sent deposits so far, over half the places available have deposits against them (this is even more than at this time last year!)

We have a DJ booked for all 3 nights, 3 bands booked to date and the infamous WASH quiz, so plenty to keep all entertained.

Don’t forget to book as soon as, particularly if you would like a lodge or chalet, as these are going very quickly.  Mind you, if you are too late the caravans are pretty impressive too and far superior to anything Manor Park had on it’s hire fleet.

See you soon

Paul Catterwell
WASH 2017 Bookings Officer

WASH Waffle: May / June 2017

May 31, 2017
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From Paul Catterwell of Kings Lynn Plus:


Hello all

Well, the new venue has certainly fired the imagination of Plussers. Already we are up on those having booked compared to even last year, and all the groups have maintained or increased their numbers.

Just a quick reminder for those who may be a little worried of the price hike, it is understandable but we have decided to subsidise it and have done our level best to get the best deal possible. This is what you will get that you did not get at Manor Park.

Caravans are only £7.00 more than in our last year at Searles in 2010
There is only gold standard caravans, all of which have central heating and double glazing.
All chalets and lodges have a hot tub and balconies
No parking on muddy fields
Real ales on tap
Being an all year round park, we are not ‘treated’ to whats left over!
Indoor heated swimming pool and sauna
Indoor gymnasium
Snooker room
Tennis court
Sky Sport on all weekend
Easy reach of Cromer, Sherringham, The North Norfolk Railway and Norwich

We hope this encourages you to come, we are really excited about this new chapter and want to share it with you.

See you soon

Paul Catterwell

WASH 2017 Booking Officer

London Aquarium

April 28, 2017
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Anglia & South East Area Plus outing to the London Aquarium, this bank holiday Monday

New Month, New Venue

April 28, 2017

From Tuesday 2nd May 2017 onwards, we will be moving to a new venue: The Beacon Tree, in Green Lane, Dagenham. All our other club-night details remain the same (i.e. meet from 9pm onwards).

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The Beacon Tree

For those coming by public transport, the best buses to catch are the 128 or 150, or you can just take the 5 from Barking station or 173 from Dagenham Heathway to the junction of Wood Lane / Whalebone Lane South / Green Lane and walk.