Trojan News

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Christmas Party



FEBRUARY - Very pleased to welcome back Kate MacNish and Chris Bromwich who last gave a talk to our group back in 2012 when they had just got involved with Bee Keeping…. Kate had freshly baked a honey cake which was enjoyed by all whilst listening to a fantastic presentation with slideshow. We had a fascinating insight into the wonderful world of Bees and their healing power this certainly proved to the group that Kate & Chris have certainly mastered their knowledge – simply ‘bee’autiful evening!

Stepping out of her comfort zone…… our Chairman, Ann Phillpot in January, registered for Peace Hospice Strictly Dance Competition, namely ‘Strictly Come Hospice 2018’. After dancing with her dad for many years, this would be a dream come true for Ann to dance again. With only 7 weeks of training plus music and outfit to source, the event was scheduled for 16th March at Watersmeet Theatre, Rickmansworth. Not only did Ann dance to an audience of more than 500 people, she was awarded 9’s and received a standing ovation from the judges much to her surprise. Ann exceeded her £500.00 fundraising target, raising £545.00 for Peace Hospice Care. What a fantastic achievement. Well done Ann.

JUNE - Here are some photographs from our Social Evening held in June. We had a Knit, Natter Craft themed evening. There was much natter, a little knit and lots of Pom Pom making!!

JULY - Guide Dogs For The Blind
We were delighted to welcome Kevin & Julie Norris and Julie’s Guide Dog to our meeting. They spoke about this fantastic charity and the invaluable work of the dogs. We were pleased to raise a fantastic sum of £100.

AUGUST - Entertainment provided by three lovely ladies from Bushey Flutes. We were treated to a selection of popular music from the shows. Money raised from the evening was donated to Peace Hospice Care. We had a magical toe tapping evening!

- What a great way to start the New Year! Our guest on 18th January was Rhys Ratcliffe from the ‘Move More Herts Programme’, which is based around getting us to become and stay active. We were advised that this programme has been funded by Macmillan Cancer Support and is for anyone that has been affected by cancer. Let’s hear what Rhys had to say about his visit to us……

”It was great to meet all of the ladies at the Trojan Group and since talking to the group about physical activity and promoting the Move More Herts service for those affected by cancer, 3 of the ladies have since come to us to begin some free light exercise and gain some advice about lifestyle changes post cancer treatment. We still hope to see more of the ladies take up our service”.

Rhys is more than happy to re-visit our group later in the year. Meanwhile, here is the email address if you want to get involved with the programme:

FEBRUARY – We were delighted to welcome back to our group on 15th February, Complimentary Therapist, Penny King who came to give us an insight into the physical, emotional and mental benefits of Tuning Fork Therapy. This was a hands on session and we were all able to experience using a Tuning Fork and experienced the benefits. As the evening came to an end, Penny kindly gave us all a CD entitled ‘Still Point Peace Process’ Suara Sound, so we could continue to dip into relaxation mode at our leisure!

MARCH – Our AGM took place on 15th March, this was our 16th AGM since members took over the running of the group. Trojans has now been in existence for 17 years. After the AGM, it was nice to have a social chat between ourselves to finish the evening off.

MAY - A photo taken of us in May 2017 joining in the celebrations of one of our members Michele, who celebrated a ‘milestone’ birthday on 22nd June!

After a successful tea party & auction held at our August 2017 meeting, we raised a fantastic sum of £146.24 which we presented to The Spring Centre, Hospice of St. Francis in Berkhamsted as they were chosen for our fundraising donation. This hospice has given support to some of our members in the past. A lovely surprise for them, they were absolutely delighted!

Back in March 2016, one of our members, Michele, took part in a Swimathon, swimming 60 lengths in 45 minutes, 51 seconds and raising £700 for Sport Relief. She also did a ‘Guess my time Sweepstake’ which was won by another Trojan member, Jayne bagging the winnings of £32 for guessing the closest time of 47 minutes. Well done Michele & Jayne!

We look forward to welcoming you to our next Trojan meeting ….. Wendy

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