Hi Everyone

It was in the papers this week that we’re in for a bad winter this year. I don’t know about a white Christmas but it’s going to be a cold one apparently so forewarned is forearmed, as they say. Be prepared and stay safe.

Right, now, two things:

1 – Raffle Prizes

We all know how much we enjoy the raffle – the flutter, the anticipation, the unbridled excitement as you stand, like a child in a sweetshop, selecting your prize.
We are getting low on prizes and we really depend on your donations to make this event a monthly success. Both Lesley and Gill to all they can to keep the raffle table well stocked but now they barely have anything left in their homes!

So have a mooch around your domicile and see if you have anything you can bring to the table. It doesn’t have to be special: unused toiletries, unwanted gifts, that Cartier watch you’ve never really worn, anything, really.

2 – Christmas Lunch

Will be at the Isle of Wight College on the 9th of December, 12:45. We booked 20 places in advance, 12 have gone already so if you want one of the remaining ones book now. The cost of the dinner is £10 and we will need the money when you book, so you need to come in to the October meeting to do so.

We always have a great time at these lunches so come to the meeting, get your name down and don’t miss out. The menu is a good one and you can take a look at it here:

IoW College Christmas Menu

And my thanks go to Ruth Levi for finding and suggesting this venue. Thanks, Ruth!

This month’s meeting will be on the 9th at All Saints Church Hall, Ryde. 1:30 as usual. This month we will be having a talk from our resident Psychotherapist on the links between Fibromyalgia and Early Life Trauma.

See you there!

Chris.