Dates for your diary


Could we please remind everyone to give us a week's notice of their intention to come to the meal.
If a lunch is booked by a member and they do not turn up without canceling at least 24 hours prior, they will receive a bill for the full amount of the lunch.
This is necessary as there have been as many as eight people book and not attend. The branch have to pay for those meals . . . . Eight meals at eleven pounds each =


All of the coordinating team are aware how important it is for members to have a change of scenery, socialize and meet people. Both people living with MS and their carers and people around them are seen to enjoy the socials and gain some feel good factor from attending. We're told that loneliness is as bad for health as smoking fifteen cigarettes a day. That's why we consider social activity to be important enough to warrant subsidizing the cost.
Mike and Teresa have been organizing our monthly socials for several years now and done so most successfully. Thanks to both of them. They now want to hand over to a new 'social organizer'. They will arrange socials until the end of 2018 and then we need a new volunteer to take on the role. Mike and Teresa are willing to share the duties to enable someone new to learn what is needed. If you feel you could enjoy the job, talk to anyone from the committee or Mike and Teresa. There is no need to be a committee member to carry out the duties but whoever takes it on would be welcome to join the coordinating team. The
coordinating team would give their full support and help to the new social organizer
24 August
The Bear Cafe
Honnor & Jeffrey Garden Centre, Lake
Cottage Pie + Veg
Scampi Chips + Peas
Quiche with Salad :
Choose Cheese + Tomato
OR Bacon + Mushroom

Apple Crumble
Cherry Pie
Treacle Tart
ADD Choice of
Custard/Cream/Ice Cream

28 September
The Grifin, Godshill

2 Course Carvery plus tea or coffee

26 October
Merrie Garden Lake
3 courses plus tea/coffee.
23 November
The Mill Bay,The Esplanade, Ventnor

Hot and Cold Buffet
Tea or coffee

This is an extra! We don't normally have a monthly social in November!

Although on the Espalanade access will be easy and on-road parking free of charge at this time of the year.


14 December
The New Holmwood

Christmas Lunch - full details to follow.


Please telephone Mike or Teresa James
01983 407664 (Answer Machine)
Mobile 07786421819
one week before the meal
To book your place and to let them know your choice of meals

Please call at a reasonable time of day!

After booking write your order down so that you remember what you ordered on the day !!!!


We are holding bowling sessions in association with the Oddfellows, we were made very welcome.

Jenny would like to ask more members if they would like to attend the next session. We enjoy two games and a drink. The Isle of Wight branch pay for people diagnosed with MS. The cost is just £6.95 per person for carers. It's good exercise and accessible to all.

Click the 'Super Bowl ' logo to see some pictures and read about the sessions.

The Oddfellows have bowling sessions booked and all are welcome to join them. Jenny will need names though by a week beforehand to book lanes.

Contact Jenny for more information or to book a place.
Text Jenny on     07976 629012
Email Jenny on


Please take note of these dates we really would like to see more of you at our lunches and events. Also if you have any ideas of things you would like us to arrange please let us know and we will see what we can do.


People Matter Isle of Wight

People Matter IW is there for any adult who defines themselves as having support needs and carers of people who have support needs.

The Mission Statement of People Matter IW states that “Our vision is to ensure that the people resident on the Isle of Wight are enabled to shape and direct the support and/or services that they need to live the life they choose.”

Visit People Matter website by clicking their logo above.

Consessions on Island Days out.

People Matter IW have created a list of Island attractions that have consessions for disabled people and carers.
You can view the list by clicking the days out link . It will open a brochure in a new window.


Something that should be "Whats on" all the time, is to get out and enjoy the beautiful Island. To make the most of what we have on our doorsteps, I have started the ball rolling by listing some of my favorite walks and picnic places. The list covers walks for people in wheelchairs through to those where legs are essential. I would stress, it is just a starter list of some walks that I enjoy.

Please - email me with your suggestions for special places, walks and picnics and I'll include them on the map


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