Christmas lunches and holiday dates, Chairfit Thursdays has finished and Nordic Walking 5km

Wow time is flying by and we are thinking about Christmas parties and holiday dates.

Rivington Hall Barn  12 noon Tuesday 26 November
For all who have booked on to this lunch please arrive for 12 noon for lunch followed by entertainment by John Norcott until 4pm. The address is Rivington Hall Barn (Top Barn) Rivington Lane , Rivington BL675B. See you there with your best frock on (and dance shoes.)

La Corte 12 noon Tuesday 17 December
Please arrive for 12 noon. The venue La Corte is the old police station in Leyland near Leyland Railway Station. There is a car park you can use outside for the Railway Station however I cannot guarantee there will be any places so Leyland Methodist Church will kindly allow us to park on their carpark. It is a 5  minute walk away  from the Methodist Church. There are a few places left please just let me know if you would like to come.
The address is La Corte, The Old Police Station, Golden Hill, Leyland PR253NN

Christmas Holiday Dates
Our last class is on Monday 16 December with Pilates 4.30pm at New Longton Methodist Church. and we start again on Monday 6 January.

Thursday 2.15pm Chairfit is finishing
The Thursday 2.15pm Chairfit class has finished for now.

Nordic Walking 5km Worden Park 14 December 11.30am
There will be no Nordic Walking 10.30am group on Saturday 14 December. Instead there is the option to join in the Worden Park Festive 5 km. I have permission for us as Nordic Walkers to enter. We will meet same time same place 10.30am on the carpark so I can hand out poles. To enter go to https://www.time2runevents.co.uk/info2.cfm?info_id=229153 . The cost is £12. Should be fun!

See you all soon.


Diane



My son Yianni’s memorial fund
When my 25 son Yianni died in 2016 we had a collection in his memory- we raised £7000.Thank you to all who donated.  I had just been diagnosed with MS and I was very ill -using a walking stick at times and contemplating a wheel chair on bad days. The £7000 was to be used to help people with MS but I wasn’t quite sure how to use it. I was lucky to discover Overcoming MS which is very well researched and having followed the protocol – I can still work!! Overcoming  MS now has a bursary fund in Yianni’s memory for young people who suffer from this horrible disease which often strikes people down in their mid twenties. Yianni for Overcoming MS funds their attendance at a retreat to learn about the protocol.  If you know anybody under 35 with MS they could apply for this. Here is more information: https://overcomingms.org/latest/yianni-overcoming-ms-bursary-fund
This fund will be on-going and I plan to keep raising money for it.

Christmas lunches, my son’s memorial fund and Nordic Walking changes.

Hello everyone
Time is flying by- if you plan to come to either of the Christmas lunches please read instructions below. Over 100 people are planning to come to one or the other!!!

La Corte Christmas Lunch Leyland Tuesday 17 December 12 noon-cost £12
For the people who would like to come to this event please could you put £12 in an envelope with your name and telephone number and email on the front. I will have the menus in class for you to make your choice to put on the envelope too. Please hand this in as soon as possible.

Rivington Barn Tuesday 26 November total cost £26
For all the people who have paid their £5 deposit could you pay the balance of £21 by putting it in an envelope with your name on and write on the outside of the envelope your choice of main and pudding – menu available in class.

My son Yianni’s memorial fund
When my 25 son Yianni died in 2016 we had a collection in his memory- we raised £7000.Thank you to all who donated.  I had just been diagnosed with MS and I was very ill -using a walking stick at times and contemplating a wheel chair on bad days. The £7000 was to be used to help people with MS but I wasn’t quite sure how to use it. I was lucky to discover Overcoming MS which is very well researched and having followed the protocol – I can still work!! Overcoming  MS now has a bursary fund in Yianni’s memory for young people who suffer from this horrible disease which often strikes people down in their mid twenties. Yianni for Overcoming MS funds their attendance at a retreat to learn about the protocol.  If you know anybody under 35 with MS they could apply for this. Here is more information: https://overcomingms.org/latest/yianni-overcoming-ms-bursary-fund
This fund will be on-going and I plan to keep raising money for it.

Another session 1 Nordic Walking technique course.
There will be another chance to do this on Friday 1 November 4pm Worden Park main car park.  Session 2 will talk place on Saturday 2 November 11.30am Worden Park main car park. Let me know if you plan to come. Time change Wednesday afternoon Cuerden Valley
We will start at 3.45pm from 6 November. Just a bit earlier to avoid traffic after the walk.

Thursday 6pm Nordic Walking change of start location from Thursday 17 October.
The start point for this group will change to Tesco’s Extra car park from Thursday 17 October due to the park closure and the darkness.

Healthy Ageing, next Nordic Walking technique course and reminder about Christmas lunches

Hello everyone,
One of the recurring topics this week on Woman’s Hour on Radio 4 has been healthy ageing. It is worth a listen as they talk about the importance of exercise and friendships as we age. By coming to classes and keeping active you are doing the right thing to have better quality of life! It is  worth a listen : https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007qlvb/episodes/player

Next Nordic Walking Technique course
This will be held on the  two Saturdays 26 October and 2 November 11.30am start on Worden Park -main car park.. The sessions last an hour and a half roughly and you need to attend both. It is £20 for the course and you will receive a Freedom Passport so you can go to  any Nordic Walking  UK group. You can either book by letting me know or book on line
https://exercise-anywhere.com/event/138836-Learn%20To%20Nordic%20Walk


Fundraising for Rainbow House
A class member’s daughter is raising funds for the amazing Rainbow House by climbing 12 mountains in 12 months. I teach Seated Pilates for people with MS for the MS Society at this beautiful facility and see all the marvellous work that goes on there. If you would like to support their fundraising see below: 
https://www.thelegacy-rainbowhouse.com/12-mountains-in-12-months/

La Corte Christmas Lunch Leyland Tuesday 17 December 12 noon-cost £12
For the people who would like to come to this event please could you put £12 in an envelope with your name and telephone number and email on the front. I will have the menus in class for you to make your choice to put on the envelope too.

Rivington Barn Tuesday 26 November total cost £26
For all the people who have paid their £5 deposit could you pay the balance of £21 by putting it in an envelope with your name on and write on the outside of the envelope your choice of main and pudding- see below:

 
Traditional Christmas Dinner with all the Trimmings

Your Choice of Roast Turkey or Honey Glazed Ham

OR

Roasted Winter Vegetable and Chestnut Tart, served with a herb cream sauce (v)

*** 

Christmas Pudding with Rum Sauce

OR

Sherry TrifleTuesday morning 11.30am and Thursday 3.30pm Nordic Walking Well Being change of start location.
The start point for these walks is back on Worden Park main car park from Tuesday 8 October.

Thursday 6pm Nordic Walking change of start location from Thursday 17 October.
The start point for this group will change to Tesco’s Extra car park from Thursday 17 October due to the park closure and the darkness.


See you soon.

x
Diane

Christmas lunches and Nordic Walking news

Hello everyone
I can’t believe it is October and I am finalising the plans for Christmas. As promised there will be a Christmas lunch in Leyland which is going to be at La Corte- the old Police Station. For people who are working during the day we will plan something for an evening nearer the time.

La Corte Christmas Lunch Leyland Tuesday 17 December 12 noon-cost £12
For the people who would like to come to this event please could you put £12 in an envelope with your name and telephone number and email on the front. I will have the menus in class for you to make your choice to put on the envelope too.

Rivington Barn Tuesday 26 November total cost £26
For all the people who have paid their £5 deposit could you pay the balance of £21 by putting it in an envelope with your name on and write on the outside of the envelope your choice of main and pudding- see below:

 
Traditional Christmas Dinner with all the Trimmings

Your Choice of Roast Turkey or Honey Glazed Ham

OR

Roasted Winter Vegetable and Chestnut Tart, served with a herb cream sauce (v)

*** 

Christmas Pudding with Rum Sauce

OR

Sherry Trifle

Tuesday morning 11.30am and Thursday 3.30pm Nordic Walking Well Being change of start location.
The start point for these walks is back on Worden Park main car park from Tuesday 8 October.

Thursday 6pm Nordic Walking change of start location from Thursday 17 October.
The start point for this group will change to Tesco’s Extra car park from Thursday 17 October due to the park closure and the darkness.


Next NW Learn To course
The Next Nordic Walking technique course is being planned. Please email me if you are interested.

Our new venue for Saturday Morning Pilates 9am
We are now using the Orthodox Church  of Holy Apostles Hall 403 Leyland Lane PR25 1TA. This is proving to be a lovely venue for Pilates.

See you soon.

x

Up the Mountain

Hello everyone

Just to remind everyone about changes while I am away – I will come back a new woman!

The Mountains of Turkey – no classes Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 17-20 September apart from Zumba Gold.
As some of you know I go to the mountains of Turkey to a retreat. This has been really helpful for my MS when I have been before. I have started to fall again – which is a bit nerve wracking- so it is time to go back! Zumba Gold classes will still be on with the wonderful Ann Smith

There will be no Chairfit or Wellbeing Nordic Walking on 12 and 19 September.

To check dates etc please go to the web-site www.dofitness.org and look at ‘upcoming events’.

Tuesday morning 11.30am and Thursday 3.30pm Nordic Walking change of start location.
Due to the closure of the overflow carpark on Worden Park we are going to meet at the main Tesco’s carpark near the Age Concern shop for weekday walks. There will be too many Runshaw students during the weekday battling for parking. Saturday 10.30am and Thursday 6pm will still meet on the Worden Park Carpark

xx

Diane