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VOLUNTEERS' TEA PARTY - Thursday, 27th July 2017

A Tea Party to say thank you to all our wonderful volunteers was held and, although we had to dodge a few showers, it was a lovely afternoon.  We are so grateful to all our volunteers for the amazing help and support they give the Wheel of Care - without them, we wouldn't be able to keep going so this was just a little something to say a BIG thank you!

FILM CLUB - Monday, 11th December 2017

The next showing of the Film Club will take place at 2pm in the Wesley Room at The Methodist Church, The Street, KT24 6DD (next door to West Horsley Village Hall) on Monday, 11th December 2017.  The Wesley Room is fully wheelchair accessible.

 

Since this is the Film Club immediately before Christmas, we will be having a little pre-Christmas celebration including home-made mince pies and Christmas cake!  Do please come and join us.

 

Unfortunately, due to restrictions imposed on us by our licence, we are unfortunately unable to advertise the details of the films to be shown on this website.  However, if you would like to know which film we plan to show next at the Film Club or if you need help with transport to/from the Film Club, please telephone the Duty Officer on 01483 281703 (Monday-Friday 10am-noon).  A small donation of £2.50 is requested as a contribution towards running costs.

SCRABBLE CLUB - every Tuesday

The Scrabble Club takes place every Tuesday afternoon between 2.00-3.45pm, only stopping for 2 weeks over Christmas and the New Year.

 

Scrabble Club runs for 50 weeks of the year, only taking a 2-week break over Christmas and New Year so it will be closed this year on 19th and 26th December but will restart on 2nd January 2018.

 

Please see "Our Clubs" for further details about the Scrabble Club.

SEATED DANCE CLASS - every Wednesday morning (term-time)

Seated Dance takes place on Wednesdays between 10.45-11.30am at West Horsley Village Hall.  Tea, coffee and biscuits are available from 10.15am.

 

The Autumn Term started on Wednesday, 6th September 2017 and will run through to Wednesday, 13th December 2017 (inclusive) when we'll be having a little Christmas celebration!

 

The Spring Term will start on Wednesday, 3rd January 2018 and will run through to Wednesday, 28th March (inclusive) with half-term on 14th February 2018.

 

Please see "Our Clubs" for further details about Seated Dance.

MOVEMENT TO MUSIC - every Thursday afternoon (term-time)

The class takes place during term-time only at the Wheelhouse between 2.15-3.00pm with tea, coffee and biscuits afterwards.

 

The Autumn Term started on Thursday, 7th September 2017 and will run through to Thursday, 14th December 2017 (inclusive) when we'll be having a little Christmas celebration!

 

The Spring Term will start on Thursday, 4th January 2018 and will run through to Thursday, 29th March (inclusive) with half-term on 15th February 2018.

 

Please see "Our Clubs" for further details about Movement to Music.

ACTION FOR CARERS - CARERS SUPPORT GROUP

The Carers Support Group meets on the first Wednesday of each month between 2-4pm.  Carers and former Carers are all welcome.  The group is generaly based at West Horsley Village Hall, The Street, KT24 6DD but outings are also sometimes organised.  Please contact Rachel at Action for Carers Surrey (0303 040 1234) if you would like to find out more about the group, to let them know that you are coming and if you need transport.  Although this group is a separate charity from the Wheel of Care, both charities work together to help local people so if you are a West Horsley resident and would like the Wheel of Care to help you with transport to/from any meetings or outings, please ring 01483 281703 (Monday-Friday 10am-noon). We would be happy to help!

DRIVER AWARENESS COURSE

A Driver Awareness Course, led by Vicki Turton from Surrey Community Action,

was held on 21st June 2017 at The Wheelhouse and was open to registered volunteers who drive for the Wheel of Care.

 

The aim of the course was to help volunteers:

  • understand their own and operators’ general legal responsibilities,
  • understand health and safety issues that may arise in the course of their work,
  • be able to review their driving skills and produce a personal driving improvement plan,
  • be able to give safe and appropriate help to passengers according to their needs, and
  • be aware of safe and appropriate ways of dealing with non-routine situations.

 

The course was very well received and the feedback positive.  All the volunteer drivers thought the training was useful and would put the training into practice in their WoC volunteering.

 

It is hoped that another course will be run in the future.  If you would like to register your interest please contact Nicki Douet by e-mailing her at douet93@btinternet.com.

FIRST AID COURSE

The British Red Cross ran another "Everyday First Aid" session for Wheel of Care volunteers on 26th April 2017 at West Horsley Village Hall.

 

The course covered basic emergency first aid - stroke, heart attack, choking, CPR, broken bones, bleeding - and gave all participants the knowledge of what to do in the all-important time before an ambulance arrives.  Attendees were also shown how to use a Public Access Defibrillator which is for anyone to use on someone in cardiac arrest.  These are stored in briefcase-sized boxes and can be found in public spaces like your local shopping centre, village hall or gym (there is one at West Horsley Village Hall).

 

All volunteers are welcome to attend but especially if you have not attended previously or if it has been more than 3 years since you last attended a first aid course.  If you are interested in attending a course in the future, please contact Nicki Douet by e-mailing her at douet93@btinternet.com

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