Off to Eurodisney !

002After lots of planning and preparation we assembled bright and early at Donnington Social Club to board an accessible coach to go to Eurodisney, in France near Paris, on our second Phab holiday abroad.

010The side lift in use

024At Dover we boarded the cross channel ferry for the trip to Calais.

dscn0615Calais in sight at last – however we did have to go round and round in the Channel for a while before we could dock and board the coach again heading for Paris.

031It was a long day getting there – catching up on sleep was a good way to spend the time.

Programme 2004

These old programme entries are here so prospective new members can see the things we have done in the past, and to bring back memories for those who took part.

3-Jan-2004 – Cats At the New Theatre, Oxford. Tickets (£15) for club members, must be paid for in advance and will be allocated in order of deposits (£5) received.

16-Jan-2004  – Video Evening

23-Jan-2004 – Richard of Wytham – Botley Community Theatre Pantomime at Botley Primary School. 7:30 Tickets (£5) MUST be paid for by Friday 16th Jan.

30-Jan-2004 – Ordinary Club

6-Feb-2004 – Bowling at Bowlplex: Kassam Stadium 7:30 pm. Cost (£5) MUST be paid for by Friday 30th Jan

13-Feb-2004 – Ordinary Club

20-Feb-2004 – Disco at Banbury PHAB. £5 for Disco and Fish and Chip Supper

27-Feb-2004 – Pancakes, please bring something yummy to put on a pancake

5-Mar-2004 – Trip to New Theatre to see Grease. Tickets £16. Money to Mary by 20th Feb

12-Mar-2004 – Ordinary Club

19-Mar-2004 – Donnington Club

26-Mar-2004 – Hobbies and Interests Evening. Bring something to share

27-Mar-2004 – Oxfam Bookfair – help needed for refreshments

2-Apr-2004 – Table Tennis Tournament

9-Apr-2004 – No PHAB – Easter

16-Apr-2004 – No PHAB

23-Apr-2004 – Ordinary Club

30-Apr-2004 – Committee Meeting

7-May-2004 – Bowling at the Kassam Stadium. £5. Please pay Mary by 30th April

14-May-2004 – Disco (to be confirmed)

19-May-2004 (Wednesday) – Chinese meal at EAMAYL. £10 each. Please pay Mary by Friday 14th

21-May-2004 – No PHAB

28-May-2004 – Ordinary Club

4-Jun-2004 – No PHAB

11-Jun-2004 – Ordinary Club (and Karaoke Night)

13-Jun-2004 – Heartbeat Hike – Sponsored Walk in Hyde Park, London

18-Jun-2004 – Danny’s 18th Birthday party

21-Jun-2004 (Monday) – Committee Meeting – 7:30 pm

28-Jun-2004 – Ordinary Club

2-Jul-2004 – Ordinary Club

9-Jul-2004 – Pub Trip – Kings Arms, Sandford on Thames

16-Jul-2004 – BBQ at Helen’s

31-Jul-2004 (Saturday) – Day trip to Bournemouth £5

7-Aug-2004 (Saturday) – >Day trip to Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway £10

21-Aug-2004 (Saturday) – BBQ at Tom’s house – details from Mary

3-Sep-2004 – Ordinary Club

10-Sep-2004 – Ordinary Club and Magic Show by John Crocker from Abingdon PHAB

17-Sep-2004 – Ordinary Club

24-Sep-2004 – Meal at the Mitre, High Street, Oxford 7:30pm. Please let Mary know if you are coming

1-Oct-2004 – Ordinary club and slide show/video of PHAB over the years

8-Oct-2004 – Ordinary club, and cake making

9-Oct-2004 – Cancelled – Refreshements for AfCiC Bookfair. We need cakes and lots of help

15-Oct-2004 – At Donnington Social Club

22-Oct-2004 – Ordinary Club and Cake making

23-Oct-2004 -Refreshments for Oxfam Bookfair We need lots of help and cakes please

29-Oct-2004 – Ordinary Club

5-Nov-2004 – Ordinary Club

12-Nov-2004 – AGM 7:30 pm. This programme is notice of the meeting. Nominations for committee positions should be received in writing by 7:15pm

13-Nov-2004 – Barn Dance at Wesley Memorial. Tickets £4.00

19-Nov-2004 – Bowling at the Kassam Stadium. 7:30pm, please let Mary know if you wish to bowl. Cost £5

26-Nov-2004 – Ordinary Club

27-Nov-2004 – Craft Fair. We will need lots of ideas, crafts to sell, help with stalls and refreshments

3-Dec-2004 – Ordinary Club

10-Dec-2004 – Ordinary Club

17-Dec-2004 – Christmas Party and Disco. £1.50. Please bring party food

 

 

 

 

The Phab Twelve Days of Christmas

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The Phab Twelve Days of Christmas
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On the First Day of Christmas the Phab Club gave to me
A holiday to Euro-Disney

On the Second Day of Christmas the Phab Club gave to me
Two meals out
And a holiday to Euro-Disney

On the Third Day of Christmas the Phab Club gave to me
Three Theatre Visits
Two meals out
And a holiday to Euro-Disney

On the Fourth Day of Christmas the Phab Club gave to me
Four Book Fayres
Three Theatre Visits
Two meals out
And a holiday to Euro-Disney

On the Fifth Day of Christmas the Phab Club gave to me
Five Heartbeat Hikes
Four Book Fayres
Three Theatre Visits
Two meals out
And a holiday to Euro-Disney

On the Sixth Day of Christmas the Phab Club gave to me
Six Karaokes
Five Heartbeat Hikes
Four Book Fayres
Three Theatre Visits
Two meals out
And a holiday to Euro-Disney

On the Seventh Day of Christmas the Phab Club gave to me
Seven Disco Nights
Six Karaokes
Five Heartbeat Hikes
Four Book Fayres
Three Theatre Visits
Two meals out
And a holiday to Euro-Disney

On the Eighth Day of Christmas the Phab Club gave to me
Eight Barbecues
Seven Disco Nights
Six Karaokes
Five Heartbeat Hikes
Four Book Fayres
Three Theatre Visits
Two meals out
And a holiday to Euro-Disney

On the Ninth Day of Christmas the Phab Club gave to me
Nine Garden Parties
Eight Barbecues
Seven Disco Nights
Six Karaokes
Five Heartbeat Hikes
Four Book Fayres
Three Theatre Visits
Two meals out
And a holiday to Euro-Disney

On the Tenth Day of Christmas the Phab Club gave to me
Ten Fantastic Day trips
Nine Garden Parties
Eight Barbecues
Seven Disco Nights
Six Karaokes
Five Heartbeat Hikes
Four Book Fayres
Three Theatre Visits
Two meals out
And a holiday to Euro-Disney

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas the Phab Club gave to me
Eleven New Friends
Ten Pin Bowling
Nine Garden Parties
Eight Barbecues
Seven Disco Nights
Six Karaokes
Five Heartbeat Hikes
Four Book Fayres
Three Theatre Visits
Two meals out
And a holiday to Euro-Disney

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas the Phab Club gave to me
Twelve DVD Nights
Eleven New Friends
Ten Pin Bowling
Nine Garden Parties
Eight Barbecues
Seven Disco Nights
Six Karaokes
Five Heartbeat Hikes
Four Book Fayres
Three Theatre Visits
Two meals out
And a holiday to Euro-Disney

Words by Helen, Tune Traditional.

Simon nominated for Paul Hope Award

At a ceremony at the House of Commons Simon was awarded a certificate in recognition of his being nominated for the Paul Hope Award. The award is presented annually in memory of Paul Hope, who did much for Phab over many years, and potential recipients have to have helped further the aims of Phab in an outstanding way,

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Here he is outside the House, holding his certificate.

dscn0524He was cheered on by several club members – unfortunately it was quite late when we left, but it was an amazing experience.

 

Programme 2003

These old programme entries are here so prospective new members can see the things we have done in the past, and to bring back memories for those who took part.

24-Jan-2003 – Botley Community Theatre Pantomime. At Botley Primary School, Elms Road. See Penny, Liz and Katherine in their starring roles £3.50 per ticket.

31-Jan-2003 – Ordinary Club

7-Feb-2003 – Ordinary Club

14-Feb-2003 – Out at Donnington Community Centre

21-Feb-2003 – Fish and Chips or Chinese Take Away

28-Feb-2003 – PHAB Area Committee Party at Rover Sports and Social Club

7-Mar-2003 – Pancakes

14-Mar-2003 – Bowling at Moonshine, Eynsham. Please be there at 7:30 ready to bowl at 8:00 pm. Cost £5.25 for a whole game. Please pay Mary on 21st Feb

21-Mar-2003 – 21st Party to celebrate the 21st Year of Oxford PHAB, Liz, Alan, Kathryn, Katherine and anyone who thinks they are 21 again.

28-Mar-2003 – Ordinary Club

4-Apr-2003 – Quiz Night

11-Apr-2003 – Meal Out – to be decided

16-May-2003 – Rehearsal for Concert

17-May-2003 – >Refreshments for Oxfam Booksale – Please bring cakes and help from 10:30 to 4pm

30-May-2003 – Rehearsal

31-May-2003 – Refreshments for AFPIC Booksale – Please bring cakes and help

6-Jun-2003 – Rehearsal

8-Jun-2003  – Sponsored Walk – Hyde Park, London. Come and see Princess Alexandra and Ed Stewart; and have fun. Please get lots of sponsors

13-Jun-2003 – Rehearsal

14-Jun-2003 – Concert – rehearsals from 1pm, CONCERT from 7:30pm

20-Jun-2003 – Pub trip to the King’s Arms, Sandford-on-Thames

4-Jul-2003 – Ordinary Club

5-Jul-2003 – Garden Party, in aid of Oxford PHAB and NCH

5-Jul-2003 – Phil’s birthday party at Donnington Social Club

11-Jul-2003 – Ordinary Club

18-Jul-2003 – Donnington Social Club

25-Jul-2003 – No PHAB

1-Aug-2003 – General Meeting about the constitution, followed by disco

22-Aug-2003 to 25-Aug-2003 – Youth Camp at East Mersea for 16-25 year-olds. £50

5-Sep-2003 – Ordinary Club

26-Sep-2003 – Ordinary Club

3-Oct-2003 – Craft Evening (please bring raffle prizes for next week’s Raffle at Donnington Social Club

10-Oct-2003 – Donnington Social Club

17-Oct-2003 – Craft Evening and Cake Making (please bring cakes for the bookfair)

18-Oct-2003 – Oxfam Bookfair. PHAB serving refreshments. We will need help from 9:30 to 4:30 and lots of cakes or crafts to sell.

24-Oct-2003 – Ordinary Club

25-Oct-2003 – Action for Children Bookfair. PHAB serving refreshments. (Can anyone help, and do refreshments from 10:00 to 2:00)

24-Oct-2003 – Dress rehearsal for (the musical we are not allowed to advertise for copyright reasons)

7-Nov-2003 – Baked Potato Evening

14-Nov-2003 – Ordinary Club

20-Nov-2003 – Chinese Meal EAMAYL, Park End Street. 7pm (Usual transport arrangements). £10 for meal.

21-Nov-2003 – No PHAB – EAMAYL meal on Thursday instead.

28-Nov-2003 – A.G.M.

5-Dec-2003 – Christmas Dinner at The Mitre, High Street – £15. All booking forms and £5 deposit must be with Mary by 28th November at the latest.

11-Dec-2003 – Carol sining in town centre. Meet at Wesley Mem at 6:15pm. Followed by mince pies etc.

12-Dec-2003 – No club

20-Dec-2003 – Christmas Party and Disco. Bring Friends, relations and party food or soft drinks to celebrate. 7:30 to 10:30 at Wesley Mem.

 

 

 

Programme 2002

These old programme entries are here so prospective new members can see the things we have done in the past, and to bring back memories for those who took part.

4-Jan-2002 – Ordinary Club

11-Jan-2002 – Ordinary Club

18-Jan-2002  – PHAB Area Committee Christmas party at Thame (to be confirmed)

25-Jan-2002 – Ordinary Club, with board games

1-Feb-2002 – PAC Disco at the Ferryman, Bablock Hythe. Disco Free, food £5.50 – let the committee know food orders by 25th Jan.

4-Feb-2002 (Mon) – Committee Meeting – 7.30pm

8-Feb-2002 – Hobbies and Interests Evening – Please let Mary or Simon know if you would like to talk to the group.

15-Feb-2002 – Beetle Drive

22-Feb-2002 – Chinese Meal at Eat As Much As You Like – Buffet £9.95. Please pay Mary a £5 deposit by 8th February. The meal is booked from 7.30pm – 9.30pm, so only those who have booked will be able to come and please be on time to eat at 7.30pm. *Please note early finish.

1-Mar-2002 – Video Evening

8-Mar-2002 – Global Rock Challenge at Apollo Theatre – See Mary or Simon as soon as possible to book your seats. (FREE!! We hope!)

15-Mar-2002 – Ordinary Club

22-Mar-2002 – Botley Community Theatre Pantomime at Matthew Arnold School – come and see Penny in her starring role, and lots more!

29-Mar-2002 – Sorry No Phab – Easter Holiday

5-Apr-2002 – Sorry No Phab

12-Apr-2002 – Ordinary Club

19-Apr-2002 – Pancakes

20-Apr-2002 (Saturday) – PHAB South East Regional Meeting

26-Apr-2002 – Ordinary Club

3-May-2002 – Video Evening

10-May-2002 – Bowling at Jardines, Aylesbury 7.30pm £4 to be paid on 3rd May

17-May-2002 – Eric Samuel speaking on Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway and Merchant Navy Locomotive Preservation Society (Owners of No 35028 Clan Line) and Cake Making

18-May-2002 (Saturday) – OXFAM Bookfair – We shall be serving refreshments from 10am – 4pm and will need lots of volunteers and cakes – PLEASE SUPPORT US

20-May-2002 (Monday) – Committee meeting – 7.30pm

24-May-2002 – Ordinary Club – Fish & Chips or Chinese Please place order & pay on the 17th May

26-May-2002 (Sunday) – Heartbeat Hike – Sponsored Walk in Hyde Park, London Please ask Mary for sponsor forms

31-May-2002 – Hobbies & Interests Evening – Please let Mary or Simon know if you  wish to talk about or organise a activity

5-Jun-2002 (Wednesday) – Meal Out at EAMAYL – Please pay £10 to Mary or Simon on 24th May

14-Jun-2002 – Helen’s 18th Birthday Party & Disco at Wesley Memorial

21-Jun-2002 – Ordinary Club

28-Jun-2002 – Ordinary Club

5-Jul-2002 – PAC AGM, Disco and BBQ at Bablock Hythe. If you want the Barbecue you need to order and pay for it on 28th June.

12-Jul-2002 – Ordinary Club

19-Jul-2002 – Meal at The Fishes (if desired) or just come along to play Aunt Sally

26-Jul-2002 – We are trying to arrange to see the CanDo Dance Company, but if not then Ordinary Club – last regular PHAB until Friday 6th September.

17-August-2002 Saturday – Day Trip to London £10 including a flight on the London Eye.

Friday 23rd to Monday 25th August 2002 – Youth Camp at Mersea Island, Essex. Booking forms available from Mary. Cost £50.

6-Sep-2002 – Ordinary Club. Bring your holiday photos

13-Sep-2002 – Ordinary Club. Who Wants to be a Millionaire quiz night

20-Sep-2002 – Ordinary Club.

27-Sep-2002 – Trip to the Living Rainforest at Wyld Court, Newbury. If you want to go please let Mary know by 6th Sept with £6 payment. We shall leave Leon Close at 6pm for an atmospheric evening tour.

4-Oct-2002 – Ordinary Club

11-Oct-2002 – Ordinary Club

18-Oct-2002 – Cake Making

19-Oct-2002 – Refreshments for Oxfam Booksale.
We will need lots of help from 9:30am to 4:00pm.
Please bring cakes to sell.

25-Oct-2002 – No PHAB

27-Oct-2002 (Sunday) – Meal out at EAMAYL Chineese Buffet Restaurant, Park End Street. 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Please book with Mary and pay £5 deposit by 18th October. (Total cost of meal is approximately £10 plus drinks)

1-Nov-2002 – Ordinary Club

2-Nov-2002 (Saturday) -Providing refreshments for an AFPIC (Actions for Peoples in Conflict) booksale

8-Nov-2002 – Baked Potato Evening (£1.50)

15-Nov-2002 – Video evening

22-Nov-2002 – Annual General Meeting. Please give nominations for committee positions to Mary Eddy by 15th November.

29-Nov-2002 – Bowling at Moonshine, Eynsham from 7:30pm. Please pay Mary £5 by 22nd November

6-Dec-2002 – Making Christmas Decorations

13-Dec-2002 –Christmas Dinner. Meal served at 8pm. Please pay £5 by 6th December

20-Dec-2002 – Christmas Disco/Party

 

Programme 2001

These old programme entries are here so prospective new members can see the things we have done in the past, and to bring back memories for those who took part.

2-Feb-2001 – Pool Competition – organised by Alan!

9-Feb-2001 – Revamping website and promotions!

16-Feb-2001 – Who wants to be a millionaire

23-Feb-2001 – Pancake making and munching!

2-Mar-2001 – Meal out at the Paddyfields – £12.00 + drinks – 7:30pm

9-Mar-2001 – PAC Disco £3.50 (for food, disco free)

10-Mar-2001 (Saturday) – South East Regional meeting – see Mary for details

16-Mar-2001 – Beetle Drive

23-Mar-2001 – Bowling at Aylesbury £4 – meet at Leon Close at 7:00pm

30-Mar-2001 – Baking – please bring cakes !! (or ingredients)

31-Mar-2001 (Saturday) – Book Fair refreshments – please come and help – 9:30am to 2:00 pm

3-Apr-2001 (Tuesday) – Committee meeting – 7:30

6-Apr-2001 – Easter Egg Hunt

13-Apr-2001 – No PHAB

20-Apr-2001 – No PHAB

27-Apr-2001 – Ordinary Club

4-May-2001 – Who Wants to be a Millionaire

11-May-2001 – Paddyfields – 7:30 – bring £16 to £20

18-May-2001 – Ordinary Club

25-May-2001 – Chicken Run and Popcorn

1-Jun-2001 – Victoria Arms, Old Marston – 7:30

8-Jun-2001 – Ordinary Club

10-Jun-2001 (Sunday) – Heartbeat Hike – sponsored walk in Hyde Park

12-Jun-2001 (Tuesday) – Committee Meeting – 7:30 at Wesley Memorial

15-Jun-2001 – Pool Competition

22-Jun-2001 – Chocolate Evening and Quiz – Bring Choccy Goodies !!!

29-Jun-2001 – PHAB Area Committee AGM and Disco – book with Fran/Mary £3.50 approx

30-Jun-2001 (Saturday) – PHAB South East Regional Conference – See Mary or Roy

6-Jul-2001 – Bowling – pay £4 to Mary or Fran by 22nd June

13-Jul-2001 – Craft Evening

20-Jul-2001 – Party Games and Buffet – Bring a dish – Dot’s Birthday and Fran’s leaving

21-Jul-2001 – Garden Party – Swimming available for everyone !! Bring your cossies!!! – Musical items will be performed. Prices between £2 and £3.50. Garden open at 2:30, tea served at 3:30

10-Aug-2001 – Bowling at Jardines, Aylesbury

31-Aug-2001 – Paddyfields Chinese Buffet – 7:30 – bring £16 to £20

4-Sep-2001 (Tuesday) – Committee meeting at Wesley Memorial 7:30

7-Sep-2001 – NO PHAB

14-Sep-2001 – Ordinary Club

21-Sep-2001 – Ordinary Club

28-Sep-2001 – Ordinary Club – no transport but Wesley Mem open for PHAB 7pm to 9pm.

29-Sep-2001 – PAC Event at Bablock Hythe 2pm until evening with games, Jazz, Karaoke, food and FUN. £5 per head for BBQ

30-Sep-2001 (Sunday) – 3 pm – Helpers needed to make tea at Wesley Mem

5-Oct-2001 – Ordinary Club

12-Oct-2001 – Meal out at Longwall, Oxford Business Park

19-Oct-2001 – Making cakes

20-Oct-2001 (Saturday) – Oxfam Bookfair – volunteers needed all day to make refreshments

26-Oct-2001 – Ordinary Club

2-Nov-2001 to 4-Nov-2001 – Blackpool trip – cost £70

9-Nov-2001 – Ordinary Club

16-Nov-2001 – Ordinary Club

24-Nov-2001 – Bowling at Jardines – Aylesbury – meet at Leon Close at 6:30

30-Nov-2001 – Annual General Meeting

1-Dec-2001 (Saturday) – Fran and George’s Wedding

7-Dec-2001 – Ordinary Club

13-Dec-2001 (Thursday) – Carol Singing – Meet at Wesley Mem at 6pm

14-Dec-2001 – Christmas party and Disco – 7:30pm to 10:30 pm – this is to celebrate 20 years of Oxford PHAB, so make it a really great occasion by bringing friends and family, especially past members. Please bring savouries or cakes for a buffet supper.

16-Dec-2002 (Sunday) – 6:30 pm – all members are invited to the church’s candlelit carol service (sorry no transport)

Oxford PHAB trip to Blackpool

On Friday the second of November 2001 a group of intrepid Oxford PHAB club members set off on the long trek up the A34, M42, M5 and M6 to Blackpool. We drove our own minibus, and were accompanied by a Social Services minibus and driver.

blackpool-013Blackpool seafront at night from the pier.

blackpool-001This is the view of our minibus from the Social Service bus as we drive in convoy along the Promenade.

After spending Saturday visiting the attractions we returned to Oxford on Sunday 4th