I do hope you are well.
Phoenix member Rob Cross has asked me to pass on the very sad news that his wife of 55 years, Margaret, has passed away, suffering complications with her Motor Neurone disease.
The funeral takes place on Tuesday 1st September 2020. As a result of the restrictions at funerals at the moment, the funeral will be recorded and will be available live or soon afterwards for up to 28 days.
there is a link to this below and also to the donations page (MNDA) set up as a tribute to Margaret’s life.
Margaret requested no flowers and asked instead for donation to the Motor Neurone Association.
You can watch the funeral live starting at 2.55pm on Tuesday Sept 1st. In advance of the service please try the link below and sign in, as there is a test screen to make sure you can access the page correctly. If you cannot watch live, you can also watch the service later. It will be available using this link for 28 days after the service (please allow a couple of days after the service for the funeral to be available).
Helping our Nurses
Ann Nunn has sent me a message that one of the ladies in
Colton is making bags for nurses to put the dirty uniforms
in, so that, when they get home, the bags can simply be put
in the washing machine. Pillowcases are needed and perhaps
other fabrics that members have.
It was mentioned on Radio WM on the Caroline Martin’s
show a few days ago.
So, Ann is wondering how many pillowcases and other
materials might be available from Phoenix members.
Ann will ask the lady making the bags if she is prepared to
give her a contact number so that materials can be
delivered to her. Alternatively, if people have no transport,
then perhaps a collection point in Rugeley from which Ann
would be happy to collect.
Let us know if you can help.
We are looking at ways to keep in touch with each other!-
These are Sue Breen’s thoughts as an isolated Phoenix member!
The Thoughts of an Isolator
Today’s todo list
Shave legs – The forestry commission will be proud of me.
Pluck eyebrows – First I’ve got to find them🤣 (Does that count as another job?)
Sort out knicker draw – sort in colour and size, grey is the in colour at the moment so those old white ones are now in fashion. (Could be keepers)
Clean oven – This thankfully was just a passing thought Phew it’s passed
Learn a language- My husband says I’m doing really well at this, he reckons I’m using words he’s never heard before🤣
The most important thoughts of the day have got to be :
What can I eat next
How long until lunchtime
I’m really looking forward to dinner tonight
Surely it’s got to be ok to open a bottle of wine at 6 o’clock.
Love Sue x
I am also going to be producing the Newsletter, as usual, I am looking for items for the pages.
Please send me your words of wisdom, quizzes, poems, recommendations for books or films, ideas for staying busy, (keep it clean), etc.
Due to the latest government advice regarding Coronavirus all Phoenix Activities are cancelled until further notice
Due to concerns the decision has been taken to cancel
all Phoenix Activities until further notice.
This is in response to the current situation with
regards to the Corona Virus.
Can you please pass on this information to other
members of Phoenix.
Phoenix Inter-Group Quiz
Rugeley Phoenix Club flew the flag at an inter-group quiz last week, with
a team of four competing at Gnosall against other Phoenix clubs in our
federation. Last year ‘Tom’s Angels’ brought home the winner’s trophy,
this time it went elsewhere, but it was still a good afternoon with some
delicious homemade cakes at the interval. As a newcomer to the team,
and actually the quiz itself, I was very impressed with how well
everything was organised to make the event run so seamlessly and
smoothly. There had obviously been weeks if not months of preparation
and checking and it paid off. Thanks to fellow team-mates Jennie and
Tom Lee and Moira Montero, I really enjoyed being part of it.
Tuesday 20th August 2019 Llandudno – Llandudno called the queen of the welsh resorts, Some of the most elegant Victorian and Edwardian architecture, Stroll along the level promenade & pier, Plenty café bars & shopping. £18-00 Bookings still being taken.
Thursday 3rd October 2019 Stratford upon Avon
Stratford upon Avon £15-00 Bookings being taken
Get in touch with Ivan
New Theatre Trip:-
‘Priscilla Queen of the Desert’, a feel good musical with lots of songs you will know.
It stars Joe McFadden, winner of ‘Strictly’.
Birmingham Hippodrome, April 15th 2020, (matinee). Good seats in the stalls. £55 including coach fare.
Please pay before November 1st 2019
The Art group held their annual Art Exhibition at Sheepfair on Saturday June 15th 2019. We are very fortunate to have some Phoenix members who are also brilliant artists. They presented a wide rage of art styles, media and subjects. It was great to have so many visitors on the day, even though the weather was grim! It was lovely to have so many people come and support the event,
RUGELEY PHOENIX PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION
Category 1 Person or People – Winner- Kath Robertson
Category 2 Pets or Wildlife- Winner – Sandra Peers
Category 3 Landscapes-Winner- Kath Bryan
Category 4 Flora– Winner Cynthia Abbott
Category 5 Easter– Winner Madeline Peers
Overall winner Cynthia Abbott
Jeff Wall, Diana Sanford, John Magill, Kath Robertson
Brenda Page, Pierre Coutet, Marion Richards, John Magill,
Robert Abbott and Carol Peebles
Thank you so much to all those who took the time to enter the competition.