September Newsletter

Headway News Update September 2012

Typed by Dave Butler

A good coach trip to Trentham Gardens, up to 32 members, relatives, Volunteers and Staff were boarded along with wheel chairs and one very Heavy Electric Scooter by an extremely able Lady called Bev.  Bev was also our drivers and took us there and back safely.

The unanimous decision was that the day was absolutely fantastic.

Members all agreed that they enjoyed the Lake side walks with all the interesting carved statues, varieties of trees, and a special Squirrel who sat on the fence while we all had lunch.  Another favourite was the trip on the Boat, some members travelled both ways up and down the Lake.

The Gardeners were a mass off colour and the fountains gave a relaxing atmosphere to the end of the day.

Before boarding the coach for home, we were able to have a Shopping fix.  A great day, the question being, when can we have it again?


 (Member Michael at Trentham) (A Cheeky Squirrell) (Members by Trentham Statue)



7th September Visit to Headway Garden


Members comments on the Garden:

‘Weather wonderful, garden great’ (David D)

‘Improved a lot, terrific’ (Stuart L)

‘Everything wonderful, weeds gone’ (John C)

‘Pleasant and relaxing’ (Colin)

‘Lovely picnic.  Big thanks to Julie and Lyn for doing the cobs and food, lots of cabbage white Butterfly’s and Bees.  Relaxed friendly atmosphere’ (Michele).We all picked blackberries, and lots of green tomatoes from the greenhouse and (black ones), Stuart says thanks to Neil for doing a good job on Lawrence way.    


Helping Headway Event - Sunday August 26th 20012


The produce show for this year at the allotments was cancelled because of the poor growing weather.  The events committee suggested a ‘Helping Headway Event’ to help us to get the plot weeded and tidied up for the winter. There were so many wet Friday and Monday evenings that we have not been able to Keep on top of the weeds in the vegetable patch.  The event was well attended by allotment holders, Headway Staff, volunteers and one member with his parents. Jobs completed included weeding and covering the vegetable patch, cutting the hedges, mowing the lawns, and weeding the raised beds and pawed areas. It was a very successful event and we all appreciated the effort from everyone.


(Member Neil working on the garden)  (The raised flower beds after being planted) 


In other news Clare (Staff) and Joy R (Volunteer) did the Race for Life (well walked it) in 55 minutes their best time yet.  It was a sunny day and they raised over £200 for Cancer Research.