Volunteer Training events 2016

Volunteer Training events 2016

On 28th September, we have organised a special day for all our volunteers. It will be held at Cheshire View, Plough Lane, Christleton, and will include information, workshops and of course lunch. We hope that as many as possible of our volunteers will be able to attend and that we will all learn a lot whilst also having fun.

Later in the year we also aim to hold first aid training events for all our volunteers who need to renew their first aid training or would like to learn new skills, and we are looking into providing a programme of training based on the needs of our volunteers.


Kelsall OPAL Club

DSC_0269In September, members will be taking to the water in Kelsall OPAL Club’s annual canal boat trip.

Malpas OPAL Club

Malpas members will be enjoying the music of Malpas Singers in September. This is a regular monthly event.

Tattenhall OPAL Club

Members will be enjoying the fresh air at Carol’s Garden at Harthill on 9th September and learning to make flower arrangements. Lunch will be provided by Healthbox who are part of the Harthill Hub Project.


We Celebrated the Queen’s 90th Birthday

Along with the rest of the country this summer, all our OPAL Clubs celebrated the Queens 90th birthday. For example …..

Tarporley OPAL Club had lunch out at the Stamford Bridge pub and toasted the Queen – in her absence!

Helsby Club members tested their memories with a “Royal and Famous” reminiscence box and quizzes, followed by afternoon tea in Helsby with a slide show “Helsby Now and Then” covering the last 90 years.

The Beeches pre-school hosted the Malpas Club members who then went on to enjoy a buffet lunch at Craddock Court.


OPAL Lottery

Lottery winners for June 2016

1st – £125 – No 34 – Brenda Martin

2nd – £80 – No 353 – Sophia Whittle-Jones

3rd – £40 – No 23 – Hayley Leighton-Bond


Kelsall Opal Club 25 Years Celebration

The Kelsall Day Centre as it was known then was set up 25 years ago by Age Concern Chester. When Age Concern decided to close the day centre in 2010 it was then taken over by Rural Community Services who renamed it the Kelsall OPAL Club, and it has been going strong since.

This event called for a party, of course, which was held on May 18th. Over 30 people attended, there was a raffle and a brilliant cake.