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Wednesday 01 November 2017

BoB BoS West Update

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Ruth's Update | Wales

It has been an extremely busy and eventful month in Wales this month, from braving storms to team training in Catterick to ensure you all receive the very best from the fellowship!

Firstly, our fantastic Welsh volunteers got together in the temporary Welsh office to discuss how they would like to move forward with things like fundraising and volunteering for the Welsh Team, getting the name out there so people know we are here to stay! They showed such dedication and passion.

We have also been out on the ground and had some amazing catch ups with you guys, got some great feedback on how you would like to see us grow and develop, taken suggestions on what you would like to take part in and what interests you.

We caught up with you at our coffee morning at Newport Sports Village, and it was so lovely seeing so many of you. We chatted, we laughed, we drank coffee and we laughed some more, making some new friends along the way.

On Sunday 29 October Emily Griffiths, our fantastic sports coordinator, and I, held an awesome event! We met the fellowship, and all participated in a leisurely stroll around the stunning grounds of Margam Country Park, stopped half way for a coffee! We laughed a lot and carried on with our adventure which took us to the Afan Tavern for a sumptuous carvery. I have never seen such generous portions! It was really lovely watching the whole group exchange hilarious stories.

But these are not the end of our madcap adventures. If you would like to join in please keep an eye on your inbox for information and offers!

What's coming up this month:

  • Coffee morning at Nuffield Health, Bridgend, 8 November
  • Caerphilly Miners Coffee, Caerphilly, 29 November
  • Gwent Dragons vs Ulster, Newport, 5 December

Shirley's Update | West

This month has been quiet as I have been away from the Recovery Centre for a while but Bob and BoS families did have great fun when they met up for a family spooky Halloween walk at Saltram park on Friday 27 October.

It was a beautiful autumnal day and the sun shone through the trees as everyone set off on the trail to collect their clues in the creepy mystery hunt.

Lots of the children dressed up in their ghoulish costumes which became muddy in their excitement going from clue to clue, not caring how dirty they got. Mums and dads will have to wash the costumes ready for trick or treating this week! Wellies were definitely the correct dress code!

What's coming up:

  • Green wood working.
  • Outreach throughout the South West region.