Programme 2010

8-Jan-2010 – Normal Club. Cancelled due to snow.

15-Jan-2010 – Normal Club.

22-Jan-2010 – Normal Club with board games and cooking.

29-Jan-2010 -Botley Pantomime at Botley Primary School, Elms Road, 7:30 pm. Tickets £5 – please bring money for tickets by 22nd Jan.

5-Feb-2010 – Normal Club with Hamma Beads.

6-Feb-2010 – Phab South East meeting.

12-Feb-2010 – Valentines Disco. Cost £3.50 including light refreshments. Please bring money by 5thFebruary

19-Feb-2010 – Normal Club with pancakes. Please bring a filling.

26-Feb-2010 – Donnington Social Club. Townsend Square (Don’t forget to bring money for drinks)

5-Mar-2010 – Normal Club Night with games.

12-Mar-2010 – Normal Club Night with Easter Crafts.

19-Mar-2010 – Bowling at Bowlplex at the Kassam. £3 to be paid by 5th March

26-Mar-2010 – Normal Club Night at WMC with Easter Bingo. Please bring a prize.

27-Mar-2010 – Phab is serving refreshments from 10am to 4pm at Oxfam Bookfair. Please come and support this fundraising event. Please bring cakes to sell.

2-Apr-2010 – Good Friday. No Phab.

16-Apr-2010 – Normal Club

23-Apr-2010 – Normal Club

30-Apr-2010 – Normal Club

7-May-2010 – Normal club Night at WMC. Hobbies and interests evening. Bring photos to share and talk about something you enjoy doing. Please let Mary or Kathryn know if you want to share.

14-May-2010 – Meal out at EAMAYL, Park End St, Oxford. Cost £11. Please bring £5 deposit on 7thMay.

21-May-2010 – Normal club – Drama with Fun Filming. Come and be your favourite TV Character.

28-May-2010 – Normal club with treasure hunt.

4-Jun-2010 – Normal club and flag making for Heartbeat Hike.

6-Jun-2010 – Heartbeat Hike. Sponsored Walk in Hyde Park, London. Fancy Dress Theme: Countries of the World Cup.

11-Jun-2010 – Normal club. Film night.

18-Jun-2010 – Donnington Social Club, Townsend Square. Bring money for drinks.

25-Jun-2010 – Normal club with games.

2-Jul-2010 – Normal club with Beetle Drive.

9-Jul-2010 – Normal club. Making cakes etc for Cream Teas.

10-Jul-2010 – Cream Teas.

16-Jul-2010 – Meal out. £12 for a 3 course meal. They Bowyers Arms. Menu available from Mary. Please give a £5 deposit and menu choices by 2nd July.

23-Jul-2010 –  –Donnington Social Club. Townsend Square. Bring money for drinks. Normal Club night at WMC.

20-Aug-2010 – Barbecue at Tom’s parents House – please confirm if you need transport by 4th August and if you are coming at all by 17th August.

3-Sep-2010 – Normal Club night with Special Effects computer games.

10-Sep-2010 – Normal Club.

17-Sep-2010 – Normal Club.

24-Sep-2010 – Donnington Social Club, Townend Square, off Donnington Bridge Road. Remember to bring money for drinks.

1-Oct-2010 – Normal Club night with picture frame decorating. Bring a photo.

8-Oct-2010 – Normal Club with badminton.

22-Oct-2010 – Hairspray at New Theatre

23-Oct-2010 – Phab serving refreshments at Oxfam Bookfair

29-Oct-2010 – Bingo Night – please bring a prize

5-Nov-2010 – Disco at Banbury Phab

12-Nov-2010 -Bowling at Bowlplex at the Kassam £4.50 to be paid by 29th October.

19-Nov-2010 – Annual General Meeting

26-Nov-2010 – Christmas Light Night. See the lights turned on in the city.

3-Dec-2010 – Christmas Light Night. See the lights turned on in the city.

10-Dec-2010 – Sound of Music at New Theatre

16-Dec-2010 – Carol Singing in the Westgate Centre.

17-Dec-2010 – Christmas meal at Bowyers Arms. £15 per person. £5 deposit by 19th November. Full payment by 3rd December.


Programme 2009

9-Jan-2009 – Pantomime Sleeping Beauty at Oxford Playhouse. Tickets £8.50. Starts at 6pm. Limited number of places so book early.

16-Jan-2009 – Normal Club

23-Jan-2009 – Singalong Night at Wesley Memorial

30-Jan-2009 – Botley Community Theatre Pantomime. 7:30 pm. Botley Primary School, Elms Road. Tickets £6

6-Feb-2009 – Normal Club Cancelled due to snow.

13-Feb-2009 -Disco at Banbury Phab Club. £5. Please bring money on 6thFebruary.

20-Feb-2009 – Normal Club with Pancakes *AND* Special Effect. Please bring a filling.

27-Feb-2009 – Normal Club

6-Mar-2009 – Music Night. Please bring any instruments you play and try some new ones.

13-Mar-2009 – Normal Club

20-Mar-2009 – Preparation for Bookfair. Please bring cakes.

21-Mar-2009 – Fundraising. Providing refreshements at Oxfam Bookfair. Please come and help. 10am to 4pm

27-Mar-2009 – Donnington Social Club, Townsend Square. (Don’t forget to bring money for drinks)

3-Apr-2009 – Easter activities.

4-Apr-2009 – Phab South East Arts and Crafts Day at Hounslow Phab. £2.00. Bring a packed lunch.

10-Apr-2009 – No Phab. Good Friday Bank Holiday.

17-Apr-2009 – No Phab.

24-Apr-2009 – Normal Club

1-May-2009 – Normal Club

8-May-2009 – No Phab

9-May-2009 – Helen and Chris’ Wedding

15-May-2009 – Happy Birthday Robin! Meal out at EAMAYL, Park End Street, Oxford. Cost £11. Please bring £5 deposit on 1st May

22-May-2009 – 42nd Street,  a musical at New Theatre. Tickets £4. Please bring ticket money on 1st May to secure a place. The tickets have been subsidised by a very generous donation by the family of one of our members.

29-May-2009 – Normal Club

5-Jun-2009 – Normal Club

7-Jun-2009 – Heartbeat Hike. Sponsored Walk in Hyde Park,London. Sponsor forms available in April. Fancy Dress theme: Space.

12-Jun-2009 – Bowling at Bowlplex, Ozone Leisure Complex, Kassam Stadium, £3 for members

19-Jun-2009 – Normal Club with Arts and Crafts

26-Jun-2009 – Normal Club

3-Jul-2009 – Meal out at Bowyers Arms, Radley. £10 for 3 course meal. Please pay £5 deposit and give your menu choices to Mary by Friday 26th June.

4-Jul-2009 – Day trip to Swanage Steam Railway. £8. Places are limited so the first people to pay will get a place.

10-Jul-2009 – Normal Club with Art and Crafts.

17-Jul-2009 – Donnington Social Club with Fish and Chip Supper. Note venue moved from WMC due to roadworks on New Inn Hall Street

18-Jul-2009 – Day trip to London. £15. This will cover a flight on the London Eye and either a boat trip, or a visit to the Aquarium. TBC. Please pay £5 deposit by 26th June.

24-Jul-2009 -Barbeque at Sarah’s. Please pay £2 contribution towards food by 17th July

8-Aug-2009 – Please come and help serve Cream Teas at Wesley Memorial from 2pm to 5pm raising money for the Church Project. Come along at midday for lunch and a chat.

No Phab Club until Friday 4th September

4-Sep-2009 – Normal Club

11-Sep-2009 – Film Night

18-Sep-2009 – Normal Club Night with Hama Beads

25-Sep-2009 – Bowling at Bowlplex at the Kassam. £3 to be paid by 11th September.

2-Oct-2009 – Normal Club

9-Oct-2009 – Bingo Night. Please bring a prize.

16-Oct-2009 – Donnington Social Club (don’t forget to bring money for drinks)

23-Oct-2009 – Normal Club

24-Oct-2009 – Phab doing refreshments for Oxfam Booksale – 10am to 4pm. Please bring cakes to sell and come along to help.

30-Oct-2009 -Halloween Disco at Banbury Phab. £5 to be paid by 23rd October.

6-Nov-2009 – Quiz Night. Please bring nibbles or snacks to share.

13-Nov-2009 – Normal Club

20-Nov-2009 – Spanish Night at Tom’s house.

27-Nov-2009 – Annual General Meeting

4-Dec-2009 – Normal Club Night with Christmas Crafts.

5-Dec-2009 – South East Phab Christmas Party at Uckfield Phab Club. More details to follow.

11-Dec-2009 – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at New Theatre, Oxford. Tickets £20. Full payment to be made by 23rd October.

18-Dec-2009 -Christmas meal at Bowyers Arms. £15 per person. £5 deposit by 27th November.

Programme 2008

11-Jan-2008 – Ordinary Club

18-Jan-2008 – No Phab

19-Jan-2008 – Alternativity: A Musical for after Christmas, at Wesley Memorial with Phab members in the cast. 7:30pm, please be in seats by 7:15. No charge for tickets, but please make a donation to Church projects.

25-Jan-2008 – Botley Community Theatre Pantomime. A Loud Din in Botley. 7:30pm, Botley Primary School. Tickets £5.

1-Feb-2008 – Normal Club Night with Pancakes. Please bring a filling

8-Feb-2008 – Normal Club

15-Feb-2008 – Disco at Banbury Phab – £5

22-Feb-2008 – Donnington Social Club. (Don’t forget to bring money for drinks)

29-Feb-2008 – Normal Club

7-Mar-2008 – Meal out at Bowyers Arms, Radley

14-Mar-2008 – Easter Bingo

21-Mar-2008 – No Phab – Good Friday Bank Holiday

28-Mar-2008 – Normal Club Night with Karaoke

4-Apr-2008 – Normal Club

5-Apr-2008 – Craft Day at Hounslow Phab

11-Apr-2008 – Normal Club night with film

18-Apr-2008 – Normal Club

25-Apr-2008 – Normal Club

2-May-2008 -Bowling at Bowlplex, Kassam Stadium. £5.25. Please pay by 18th April.

9-May-2008 – Normal Club

10-May-2008 – Phab South East Meeting.

16-May-2008 – Meal out at EAMAYL, Park End Street. £11. (£5 deposit by 9th May)

21-May-2008 – Phab Committee at 7:30 pm

23-May-2008 – Normal Club

30-May-2008 – Pub night at Kings Arms, Sandford

6-Jun-2008 – Normal Club night and First Aid Training

8-Jun-2008 – Heartbeat Hike – Sponsored Walk at Hyde Park, London

13-Jun-2008 – Normal Club night and First Aid Training

20-Jun-2008 – Normal Club night with Sign Language

27-Jun-2008 – Normal Club

4-Jul-2008 – Donnington Social Club, Townsend Square. Bring money for drinks

11-Jul-2008 – Normal Club

18-Jul-2008 – Normal Club

25-Jul-2008 – Spanish Themed night

27-Jul-2008 -Phab Midlands Fun Day at Wicksteed Park, Kettering. No charge for entry, but wristbands for rides £10. Please let Mary know by 11th July.

19-Sep-2008 – Normal Club

26-Sep-2008 – Donnington Social Club, Townsend Square, off Donnington Bridge Road. (Dont forget to bring money for drinks)

3-Oct-2008 – Normal Club

10-Oct-2008 – Normal Club night with DVD

17-Oct-2008 -Bowling at Bowlplex, Ozone Leisure Park, Kassam Stadium, Oxford. £5.25 to bowl. Bowling at 8pm. Arrive earlier for food. Please pay Mary by Friday 3rd October.

24-Oct-2008 – Normal Club night with preparation for Bookfair. Please bring cakes and crafts to sell on Saturday.

25-Oct-2008 – Phab serving refreshements for Oxfam Bookfair to raise funds for the club. 10am to 4:30pm. Help Needed!

31-Oct-2008 – Disco at Wesley Memorial. £3.00 pay on the door.

7-Nov-2008 – Normal Club night. Please give in your nominations for Phab Committee.

14-Nov-2008 – No Phab Club. Phab South East conference in Guildford.

21-Nov-2008 – Annual General Meeting. Nominations given in on 7th November or sent to Secretary by 14th November.

28-Nov-2008 – Quiz night.

5-Dec-2008 – Normal Club night with Christmas Crafts.

12-Dec-2008 – Karaoke and Mince Pies.

18-Dec-2008 – Carol Singing in Westgate Centre to raise funds.

19-Dec-2008 – Christmas Dinner at Bowyers Arms, Radley. £15. Please pay £5 deposit by 28th November.

First Aid Training

We had an evening of First Aid Training. We learned how to put someone into the recovery position, how and when to apply basic cardio-pulmonary resuscitation CPR), how to report an emergency and many other useful skills. We also had a lot of fun !

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13062008304Sarah tying a sling for Simon

13062008307Demonstration of how to apply a head bandage

13062008308A happy accident victim

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13062008311And two more – by the end of the night we were starting to look like a plague of mummies !

Programme 2007

5-Jan-2007 – Ordinary Club

12-Jan-2007 – Ordinary Club

19-Jan-2007 – Ordinary Club and DVD of Mersea Island. Please bring £5 ticket money for Botley Pantomime if you intend to come to that.

2-Feb-2007 – Ordinary Club

9-Feb-2007 – Pub meal at Bowyers Arms, Radley (Cancelled due to snow)

16-Feb-2007 – Pancakes – bring a filling if you wish

23-Feb-2007 – Bowling £5.10 at Bowlplex, Ozone, Kassam Stadium

2-Mar-2007 – Ordindary Club with a visit from Adam Goldsmith who will talk about employment opportunities

9-Mar-2007 – Fish and Chip Night and Karaoke. Please place your orders and pay on the 2nd March. Fish and Chips – £3.50, Chicken and Chips £3.00, Sausage and Chips £2.00

16-Mar-2007 – Bingo

23-Mar-2007 – Easter Crafts

30-Mar-2007 – Disco – £2.50

6-Apr-2007 – Good Friday – No Phab

13-Apr-2007 – Ordinary Club

20-Apr-2007 – Ordinary Club

27-Apr-2007 – Bingo night (please bring a prize and money for EAMAYL)

4-May-2007 – Film Night

11-May-2007 – Meal at EAMAYL £12

18-May-2007 – Ordinary Club

25-May-2007 – Games Night

1-Jun-2007 – Drinks at the Kings Arms, Sandford. Don’t forget to bring money for drinks

3-Jun-2007Heartbeat Hike – Sponsored Walk around Hyde Park, London

8-Jun-2007 – Ordinary Club

9-Jun-2007 – Danny’s 21st Birthday party

15-Jun-2007 – Bowling at the Kassam Stadium. £5.50 to Bowl (by 8th June)

22-Jun-2007 – Ordinary Club

29-Jun-2007 – Treasure Hunt starting and ending at Wesley Memorial

6-Jul-2007 – eal at Bowyers Arms, Radley. Meal prices vary, please allow up to £10 plus money for drinks

13-Jul-2007 – Quiz Night

20-Jul-2007 – Ordinary Club

27-Jul-2007 – Donnington Social Club (don’t forget to bring money for drinks)

August (date to be confirmed) – Barbecue at Banbury Phab

7-Sep-2007 – Ordinary Club

14-Sep-2007 – Ordinary Club

15-Sep-2007 – Selling Raffle tickets at Templars Square (National Phab 50th Anniversary)

21-Sep-2007 – Karaoke Night

28-Sep-2007 – Ordinary Club

29-Sep-2007 – Selling Raffle tickets at Westgate Shopping Centre (volunteers needed)

5-Oct-2007 – Donnington Social Club (Don’t forget to bring money for drinks)

12-Oct-2007 – Potato and Pizza Night

19-Oct-2007 – Art and Crafts Night

26-Oct-2007 – Ordinary Club

27-Oct-2007 – Phab doing refreshments for Oxfam Booksale 10am to 4pm

2-Nov-2007 – Bowling at Bowlplex, Kassam Stadium. £5.50 to bowl

9-Nov-2007 – Film Night

16-Nov-2007 – No Club (Southeast Phab Conference Weekend in Weymouth)

23-Nov-2007 – Annual General Meeting

30-Nov-2007 – No Club

1-Dec-2007 – Oxford Phab are hosting the South East Area Christmas Party

7-Dec-2007 – Christmas Bingo

13-Dec-2007 – Phab’s annual carol concert at St James’ Church, Piccadilly, London If you wish to attend this event you will need to arrange your own transport

14-Dec-2007 – Pantomime, Aladdin at Oxford Playhouse. Starts at 6pm. £5 to be
paid no later than 19th October.

20-Dec-2007 – Oxford Phab are Carol Singing at the Westgate Shopping Centre. Please come and sing or hold a collection tin.

21-Dec-2007 – Christmas Meal at Bowyers Arms, Radley. £15. (£5 deposit to be paid by 23rd November)


Programme 2006

6-Jan-2006 – Ordinary Club

13-Jan-2006 – Film Night – The Magic Roundabout

20-Jan-2006 – Phantom of the Pantomime at Botley School – Tickets £5 (£2.50 for the under 16’s)

27-Jan-2006 – Ordinary Club

3-Feb-2006 – Bowling at Bowlplex – £2.50 to bowl

10-Feb-2006 – Sweet Making (maybe make someone a treat for Valentine’s day) – £1.50 to pay for ingredients

17-Feb-2006 – Disco at Banbury PHAB

24-Feb-2006 – Ordinary Club – but with Pancakes – £1

3-Mar-2006 – Ordinary Club

4-Mar-2006 – Cinema Trip – ‘Chicken Little’ – £6.50 (although there may be some form of group discount)

10-Mar-2006 – Ordinary Club

17-Mar-2006 – Meal at EAMAYL – £11, £5 deposit on 10-Mar-2006

24-Mar-2006 – Quiz Night

31-Mar-2006 – Fancy Dress Birthday Party for Helen’s 30th and Nick’s 21st with a disco with DJ Lee ! Bring Party Food !

1-Apr-2006 – Oxfam Book Sale – don’t forget to volunteer your services to help with refreshments.

21-Apr-2006 – Ordinary Club

28-Apr-2006 – Film Night

5-May-2006 – Ten Pin Bowling at the Bowlplex – £2.70 to be paid to Mary by 28th April

12-May-2006 – The Weakest Link – organised by Helen

19-May-2006 – Ordinary Club

26-May-2006 – Teddy Bear and Hobbies Night – Bring your favourite teddy bear (or something else with an interesting story) to share with the group.

2-Jun-2006 to 4-June-2006 – Holiday to Avon Tyrrell

9-Jun-2006 – Tonight’s the Night (The Rod Stewart Story), Musical at New Street Theatre, George Street, Oxford. £16

16-Jun-2006 – Bingo and Fish and Chips. Bring a prize for Bingo. £4.50 for Fish and Chips

23-Jun-2006 – Donnington Social Club – drinks and entertainment

30-Jun-2006 – Ordinary Club

7-Jul-2006 – The Kings Arms, Sandford-on-Thames. Bring plenty of money to buy food (average meal costs £10) and drink

14-Jul-2006 – Basic Sign Language with Simon and Helen

21-Jul-2006 – Summer Disco, with DJ Lee

23-Jul-2006Heartbeat Hike – sponsored walk in Hyde Park, London

25-Aug-2006 to 28-Aug-2006 – Holiday to Mersea Island Festival- £80 per person (places limited)

9-Sep-2006 – Anniversary Party to celebrate 25 years of Oxford PHAB. 7:30 at Wesley Memorial Church. Buffet Supper, Disco and a chance to chat with members past and present. Please bring photos to share.

10-Sep-2006 – PHAB 25th Anniversary Celebrations.
10:30 am – Members will be taking part in the service at Wesley Memorial Church
12:30 pm – Lunch at Oxford Spires Four Pillars Hotel, Abingdon Road for 3 course carvery lunch served from 1pm. Cost £10 (this has been subsidised by the club).

29-Sep-2006 – Ordinary Club (Hockey)

6-Oct-2006 – Donnington Social Club

13-Oct-2006 – Cake Decorating etc

14-Oct-2006 – Refreshments for Oxfam bookfair. Please bring cakes, and come and help.10am-5pm

20-Oct-2006 – Ordinary Club

27-Oct-2006 – Craft Making

3-Nov-2006 – Mark My Words performance

4-Nov-2006 – Mark My Words performance

10-Nov-2006 – Craft Making

16-Nov-2006 (Thursday) – Meal at EAMAYL Chineese Buffet, Park End Street. 7pm. Meal costs £11. Please pay £5 deposit by 10th November.

17-Nov-2006 – Phab South East Conference. No Phab

24-Nov-2006 – AGM and setting up craft fair

25-Nov-2006 – Craft Fair and Refreshments. Bring things to sell. Tell your friends to come and buy

1-Dec-2006 – West Side Story – New Theatre. £11.50.

8-Dec-2006 – Christmas Games Evening

9-Dec-2006 – South East Christmas Party at Hounslow PHAB. £2.

16-Dec-2006 – Christmas Party at Donnington Social Club. Please bring food for a buffet

21-Dec-2006 – Carol Singing in the Westgate Centre. 6:30 pm. Please join us for this enjoyable fundraising event.

22-Dec-2006 – Christmas Dinner at The Mitre, High St, Oxford £17.95. Please pay deposit of £5 to Mary by 1st December


Simon presented with the Paul Hope Award 2005

In recognition of his work in furthering the aims of PHAB over many years Simon Purbrick was presented with the Paul Hope Award at a ceremony conducted at the House of Lords on February 9th 2006.

About the Paul Hope Award

Presented annually in memory of the late Paul Hope, the
award recognises outstanding contributions to furthering
the aims of PHAB. Paul Hope was the Club Services and
Development Officer at PHAB for many years.


About Simon

Simon has been a member of Oxford Phab for many years, and has been

  • Club photographer (and video cameraman)
  • Caretaker of the club’s camcorder and video recorder (the latter now unfortunately worn out, but Simon brings his own DVD player in when needed, and has transferred many of the PHAB photos into slideshows on disk.)
  • Organiser of trips to steam railways
  • Creator of membership forms and other paperwork required for the smooth running of a club
  • Assistant treasurer
  • Enthusiastic particpant in all the club’s activities

Simon is also a member of Abingdon PHAB, where he also makes a valuable