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21st September 2009

Annual General Meeting (WRSG) at the Hollybush,494 Penn Road, Wolverhampton. 7pm for 7 30pm. Buffet included.

Monday 5th October 2009

Coffee Morning at the Hollybush, 494 Penn road, Wolverhampton. 10 30am till 12 30pm. Mary Shipway will be giving a demonstration of Aromatherapy.

2nd November 2009

Coffee Morning at the Hollybush 494 Penn Rd, Wolverhampton. 10 30am till 12 30pm. Gift Presentation by Great Expectations.

7th December 2009

Christmas Coffee Morning at the Hollybush, 494 Penn Rd, Wolverhampton. 10 30am till 12 30pm. Bric a brac stall bring and buy, and raffle stalls.


Monday 27th April

Coffee Morning in memory of Dorothy Darby

We will be holding a coffee morning in memory of Dorothy Darby at the Hollybush Pub, 494 Penn Rd Wolverhampton at 10 30 a.m. Everyone is welcome and Dorothy's family have a remembrance book that they would like signing

Later in the year ...

Monday 18th May 2009 - A trip to the Trafford Centre costing £10
Monday 22nd June 2009 - Information Session: Demonstration by Wiltshire Farm Foods (Home Deliveries) at the Hollybush Pub ,494 Penn Rd, Wolverhampton at 10 30 a.m.
Wednesday 15th July 2009
- A trip to Birmingham Hippodrome to see "We Will Rock You". Discounted prices will be announced shortly.

Thursday 12th February 2009

Dear visitors to the WRSG website.

It is with deep sorrow that we have to let you know that Dorothy Darby, our mother and long-term secretary of the WRSG passed away at New Cross Hospital this evening. It would be inappropriate at this time to post up-coming events and reviews of those passed. I hope that you will bear with us until we are back up and running again.

God bless you Dorothy.   Greg & Ashley Darby


Monday 15th December

Christmas Coffee Morning

We will be holding a Christmas coffee morning with tea, coffee, squash and mince pies on Monday 15th December from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm at the Holly Bush, Penn Road Wolverhampton. We will have a raffle and Bring and Buy sales table. Jessica and Jack have given me lots of their outgrown soft toys because they say we are a “good charity” and the other things for sale are mounting up!

Thank you to the members who have responded to my appeal for raffle prizes. We should have a good selection for this Christmas coffee morning.

Booking forms are enclosed with this month's newsletter and we would like to see as many of you there as possible. Please return your booking slips to me by 1st December so that we know how many to cater for.


Joyce and June have been busy organising holidays for members who wish to join in. For further information on the holidays and to book places contact Joyce between 4.00 and 6.00 p.m.

Please do not ring on a Sunday. A £30 deposit is required on booking


Monday 17th to Friday 21st November

Alveston Hall Character Hotel

Turkey & Tinsel, Half Board 5 days, 4 nights - £235.00 per person

At this beautiful hotel the staff are dedicated to your wellbeing. With a whole variety of indoor and outdoor activities you will always have something to do. The local communities of Chester and Nantwich are full of fine shops too. Every evening after a sumptuous meal enjoy the entertainment. Ambassador rooms are included in the price of your break and include Tea & Coffee making facilities, TV with radio and En-suite bathroom, Hairdryer and Direct dial Telephone

Features include:

Live nightly entertainment, Coffee shop, Gift Shop, Golf shop, Indoor Pool, Spa Pool, Sauna and Steam room, Decleor Health and Beauty Therapies, Pool Table, Darts, Card & Pub Games, 9 hole EGU Standard golf course, Floodlit 250m Driving Range.

Included Excursion – Chester

Optional Excursion – Llangollen £5.00

Various Pick up Locations

Friday 16th November 2007
Marathon cheque presentation

Presenting Cheque Chris Dodd came to the Rheumatology Outpatient Department to present the cheque for £130 to Liz our Treasurer on Friday, 16th November. Chris ran the Half Marathon on behalf of the WRSG in a time of 1 Hour  59 minutes and 1 second. Thanks again to Chris and to our members for their sponsorship money.
From left to right Dr. Ali, Dorothy Darby, Chris Dodd,
Liz Walker, Dr. Newton and Dr. Al-Allaf


Sunday 2nd September 2007

The presentation of the cheques to beneficiaries has been arranged for 10th December at 2.00p.m in the Mayors Parlour at the Civic Centre.             


 Friday 10th August 2007

On Friday 10th August, 36 adults and children went on the trip to the West Midlands Safari Park. Our coach took us on the tour to see the animals.

We then made our way round the attractions. We did a bit of walking - although not amongst the animals!!!! - and a lot of sitting because it was very hot!                                                      


Tuesday 12th June 2007

What An Experience! On 12th June, about forty of us set off for the London Eye. The event was organised by Joyce Knibbs, so we knew it would be good.

London Eye TripThe weather was glorious. We had warm sunshine and clear blue skies which was just what we needed for the view from the Eye. 

We arrived at the Eye leaving the coach at 1.15 p.m. ready for our pre-booked, fast tracked trip at 2.00 p.m. (This meant we didn’t have to queue to pay and that we shared two “Pods” between our members).

The actual ride on the Eye lasted 40 minutes and it went round so slowly that you didn’t realise you were moving. When we came off the Eye we had time for a snack and a drink before embarking on the London Eye River Cruise.

Again Joyce had pre-booked and we just walked down onto the boat without having to queue. The river cruise lasted forty minutes and had an excellent running commentary on the London landmarks. Our driver made his way out of London via Whitehall, passing the Cenotaph and Downing Street and other London landmarks. This was a really lovely day out and was superbly planned by Joyce."
The photograph above is Dorothy, our Chair/Secretary and
Newsletter Editor with members.
Below are some other shots of the day.



The London EyeOn The London Eye


Tuesday 15th May 2007

We visited the Mill Farm Restaurant, Cannock, on Tuesday 15th May for a carvery meal . We organised a coach from Falkland Street coach station (Wolverhampton) at 11.00 a.m. and left Cannock for the return journey at 2.00 p.m.


Saturday 12th May 2007, 7:30 pm

We had a lovely evening at the concert on the 12th May. The Ashmore Park Choir entertained us at Fallings Park Methodist Church, Wimbourne Road, Fallings Park. The concert was well attended and we joked that it was much nicer than staying in to watch the Eurovision Song Contest!

The event raised £224 for the WRSG and our sincere thanks go to Joyce Knibbs. It is not easy booking the Choir, the room, organising the refreshments and the raffle and selling the tickets. Joyce had a team of helpers and we thank them all.


 Friday 20th April, 2.00 to 4.00 p.m.

The WRSG held an Information session on Friday 20th April at which Dr. Paul Newton, Consultant Rheumatologist gave a very interesting talk on the various forms of arthritis concentrating mainly on pain and the drugs and other methods used to control pain. The talk was very well attended and as usual many members had questions for Dr. Newton.



Cutting The Marathon CakeThe WRSG have been selected as a beneficiary of the Carvers Wolverhampton City Marathon. The marathon will be held on 2nd September .








Taking their turn to carve the marathon's tenth birthday cake with the Mayor, Councillor John Davies, were charity beneficiaries (left to right) Rosemary Willets, of St. Anthony's Cheshire Homes, our own Dorothy Darby, and Joan Pilsbury, of the Eye Infirmary League of Friends. ENDS.

Wednesday 11th April, 9.30 to 3.30 p.m.

We booked a trip to Droitwich Spa Brine Baths and Sauna on Wednesday 11th April. Departing from Falkland Street Coach Station at 9.30 a.m. we arrived back in Wolverhampton at approximately 3.30 p.m.

The WRSG paid the admission to the baths and coach fare using the money donated to the group by Andy Geeson.



Christmas coffee morning

We held a Christmas coffee morning at the Holly Bush Inn, Penn Road, Wolverhampton on Monday 11th December, which was attended by over 80 of our members.

There was a raffle and a bric-a-brac sales table, and we raised £160 for the group. We provided tea/coffee/squash and mince pies and a good time was had by all

Turkey, Tinsel, and wine ... at Christmas

Turkey and Tinsel

Turkey and tinsel at Torquay

Forty WRSG members went on a turkey and tinsel holiday at the Cavendish Hotel, Torquay at the end of November 2006

Fund Raising in 2006

Fund Raising

One of our members raises £800 for the WRSG funds in 2006

Messing about on the water

Messing About on The Water

Our journey begins at Autherley Junction, Wolverhampton at 10.30 a.m. We travel for lunch at the Fox and Anchor at Coven returning to Autherley Junction at approximately 3.30 p.m. Members pay for their own lunch. This is a very peaceful outing.


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