Thursday, 25 February 2010

High Peak Disability Sport Group February e-news

High Peak Disability Sport Group February e-news

Sharing Good Practice Issue 22, 25th February 2010

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the e-newsletter of High Peak Disability Sports Group. Through this newsletter we hope to keep people informed, share good practice and promote sport and physical activity opportunities for disabled people in the High Peak.

Please support our efforts by forwarding it on to your colleagues and friends or print off a copy of the attached word version for those without access to e-mail. For a hard copy of this newsletter contact Helen Ashworth mailto:

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In February’s issue:

1. High Peak Boccia Club;

2. Walk for the Macular Disease Society;

3. National Pan Disability Boccia League;

4. Activities at Chapel Youth Centre;

5. High Peak Sharks news;

6. High Peak Disability Sports Group next meeting.

1. High Peak Boccia Club

This new Boccia club will be up and running from Saturday 27th February on a 3-weekly cycle at venues in Buxton, Glossop and New Mills. The first session will be at St Philip Howard School, Glossop, the second on 6th March at New Mills Youth Centre and the third on 13th March at St Nicholas Hall, Buxton. Sessions will run from 10am to 12noon at a cost of £3.

For more information about High Peak Boccia Club contact:-

Paul Evans, Community Sports Co-ordinator, High Peak Borough Council

Email: Tel: 0845 129 77 77 ext 2209

2. Walk for the Macular Disease Society

On Saturday 24th April 2010 two walks will take place in Buxton in aid of the Macular Disease Society. An 8 mile walk will start at the Pavilion Gardens at 10am, following a route around the Goyt Valley and a 2-mile walk will leave for Solomon’s Temple at 12am.


or contact event organizer, Sarah Gillies, 0115 714 9864

3. National Pan Disability Boccia League

Our local Boccia teams are now busy playing their first round matches.

High Peak Sharks, who are new to the game this year, played their first match against National Winners, Stockport, last month and managed to steal two ends from the champions and learn a great deal about the game from the experts before conceding defeat.

The three University of Derby teams have played their matches against Matlock team Golding Glory and Bankcroft Magpies from Ashbourne with mixed results and are due to play the Swanwick Hall team from Mansfield at the beginning of March.

4. Activities for young disabled people at Chapel Youth Centre

Happy Harmonics

Monday evenings 6:30-8.00 pm

price 50p

age range 11-24yrs

Saturday Fun Club

Alternate Saturdays (next one 6th March)

10:30am -2:30pm (bring your own lunch)

price £1

Anyone wishing to take part in these sessions must first contact:

Pam Wilson on 01298 812705 or

5. High Peak Sharks news

Alan Bamber, Rebecca Sheldon, Martha Boult and Ellie Bamber will be competing in the DSE National Junior Championships at Sheffield on 7th March and on current performance are expected to bring home some medals. The extended team will be swimming at the Swansea 6th Open Disability Meet on Saturday 1st May.

For information about Sharks swimming club contact:


Alice: 07962 020748

or come along to New Mills Swimming Pool any Saturday at 5.30pm and see for yourself!

6. High Peak Disability Sport Group next meeting

The next meeting of High Peak Disability Sports Group will on Wednesday 17th March 2010 at 5.30pm in Room DO/G16, University of Derby Buxton, 1Devonshire Road, Buxton, SK17 6RY. Chair: Paul Evans, 0845 129 77 77

Minutes of our meetings and earlier issues of this newsletter can be accessed through a link on St. Philip Howard Sports College website:


Winter Time

This is the longest Winter I have ever known, it seem's to be dragging on forever ...


Friday, 19 February 2010

Never going back again ....

They say never say never.... I say never.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

I wonder ...

There are times 'I wonder' about things, I guess everybody does, but I wonder what the answer(s) are to all of the questions we ask ourselves.


Sunday, 14 February 2010

Chinese New Year

2010 is the Year of the Tiger,
which is also known by its formal name of Geng Yin.

Friday, 12 February 2010

Simple things ...

Some songs I hear first time just resonate, this is one of those songs.


Friday, 5 February 2010

Back of the Moon

One of my 'instinctive impulsive purchases' took place this week, I bought the Band 'Back of the Moon' CD "Fortune's Road" should, all being well, be delivered today ... and I can't wait to hear the full album.....


Thursday, 4 February 2010

Buxton Humanist Group ~ February 2010 Meeting

Monday, February 15th 2010 7pm for 7.30pm ...

Buxton Humanist Group meet on the third Monday of each Month, 7 pm for a 7.30 pm start to the Meeting ~ all welcome.
Venue is the Piano Lounge, Old Hall Hotel,The Square,Buxton, SK17 6AZ

There is a Guest Speaker each month.

For further details of the group, please ring Marge Rose on 01298 72310 and leave a message or go to the Greater Manchester Humanists website at .....


Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Everybody Hurts ...

I am not a great advocate when it comes to bettering an original version of a song .... but the February 7th 2010 release of REM's "Everybody Hurts" is no ordinary version, it is a charity single for Haiti.




Monday, 1 February 2010

Ordinary World


This is no ordinary world ..... this is a Marks and Spencer World.