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Our  new newsletter has just been published.  Please have a read to see what we’ve been up to.

RCS-OPAL Services Newsletter Issue 3

 


Social Media at GoOnLine

Our GoOnLine service is now on Twitter and Instagram.

To see what happens at our sessions please join us at:

Twitter – @opal_GoOnLine

Instagram – opalgoonlineservice


Scaling The Heights

On Friday 25 August, long serving volunteer, Eric Platt from Malpas OPAL Club, scaled the dizzy heights of the Velocity Zip Line in Bethesda, Wales, Europe’s longest and the world’s fastest Zipline.
Last year, Eric underwent intensive treatment for throat cancer and this was his way of celebrating his recovery. As well as taking on this scary challenge, Eric wanted to use the opportunity to raise funds for Rural Community Services, and through sponsorship raised £700.
Eric would like to thank all his friends and fellow volunteers for their support throughout his illness and we would like to thank Eric for both his generosity and his bravery.

Coming Soon!

During August, GoOnLine will be holding fun  Musical Moments sessions for carers and the person they care for:

Musical Moments are free, interactive musical sessions to involve everyone who attends, though the use of music, singing, reminiscence activities and movement.

These sessions will be held on:

Wednesday 9 August from 1pm to 3pm at Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, WA6 7QN and Wednesday 23 August from 10am – 12 noon at Carriages, New Russia Hall, Chester Road, Gatesheath, Chester CH3 9AH.

 

Great fun, come along and join in. Everyone welcome regardless of health conditions and physical limitations.

Places are limited to please book your place or for further information please contact Jean on 07563 156220 or Carol on 07851 25358. Email: goonline@opalservices.org.uk.


Lottery Winners

The RCS Lottery draw for the month of June took place today at Malpas OPAL Club.

The lucky winners were:

1st Prize – £125

Ticket No: 133  – Gladys Davies

2nd Prize – £80

Ticket Number 380 – Tarporley OPAL Club

3rd Prize – £40

Ticket Number 282  – Ken Boulne

Congratulations to the winners.

This was the last draw in this year’s lottery.  Tickets will be on sale soon for the new lottery.  Tickets only cost £12 for the whole year and give you a chance to win prizes totalling £245 every month of the year. Please contact your local club organiser for tickets or email for ticket requests at lottery@opalservices.org.uk.  Don’t miss out!


Sainsbury’s Frodsham Local Charity of the Year

We are delighted to announce that Frodsham OPAL Club has made a shortlist of three for the Sainsbury’s Local Frodsham Charity of the Year 2017. If we win, Sainsbury’s will help raise our profile and also fundraise for us.  But we need your vote! 

Voting is on from 12th-25th June, in store via tokens into a box and online.  If you are too far away from the store, we would be really grateful if you could vote for us online – at www.sainsburyslocalcharity.co.uk.  Also if you could ask anyone you know to vote we would much appreciate it.  It’s quick and easy to vote so shouldn’t take up too much of your time. 

Thank you!

 


RCS Lottery

The RCS Lottery draw for the month of May took place at our Trustees’ meeting today.

The lucky winners were:

1st Prize – £125

Ticket No: 1  – Tattenhall OPAL Club

2nd Prize – £80

Ticket Number 37 – Peggy Clack

3rd Prize – £40

Ticket Number 248  – Kelsall OPAL Club

Congratulations to the winners and good luck to all for the next draw.


RCS Lottery

The RCS Lottery draw for the month of April took place at Malpas OPAL Club today.

The lucky winners were:

1st Prize – £125

Ticket No: 197  – Elizabeth Lawson

2nd Prize – £80

Ticket Number 23 – Penny Smith

3rd Prize – £40

Ticket Number 8  – Richard J Gilbert

Congratulations to the winners and good luck to all for the next draw.


RCS Lottery

The March Draw took place today at the Board of Trustees meeting.

The lucky winners are:

1st prize (£125)
Ticket No: 98 – Sarah Ellison

2nd prize (£80)
Ticket No: 206 – Irene Ross

3rd prize (£40)
Ticket No: 78 – Pamela Davis

Good luck for everyone in the next draw.


An Opportunity to Shape our Future

Do you care about isolation and loneliness of the elderly in rural West Cheshire? If so we have an exciting opportunity for you to become part of our Board of Trustees. If you feel you could make a difference and would like to help us to make the lives of the elderly in our communities happier, please consider joining us.

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