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How was it for you?

10 Aug 2018 | Western Midlands, Annual Outdoor Gathering Groups | Club News

It was inevitable that, one day very soon, a GOC Chairman would sidle up to me at some event and ask the dreaded question :– “Are you up for it?”. So it was that I decided to face my fear head-on and offer, unprompted, to host the 2018 GOC Annual Outdoor Gathering. So began the AOG to be held in …….. Stoke on Trent! Yes, there were many changes over the following 3 years. Our first venue proved wanting. We were left looking for an alternative, with good transport links, affordable ...
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Rambling on at the 2018 AOG

6 Aug 2018 | Club News

The 2018 Annual Outdoor Gathering, at University of Wolverhampton, organised by Peter Blackburn and Robert Poniatowski and his team from Western Midlands group, turned out to be a corker of an event. Shropshire has so much to offer in its World Heritage Sites, stately homes, museums, beautiful villages and many scenic trails resulting in our hosts having plenty to show off. Roberts’s team are preparing event reports from the weekend which will appear on the website shortly which leaves me to concentrate on the Annual General Meeting....
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Promoting GOC at LFest by Zoe and her gang.

1 Aug 2018 | Women Group | Club News

From 13th July to 17th July, the GOC went ‘on tour’ to L Fest (the UK’s largest lesbian festival) to promote the club. A small group of GOC members led a six mile walk with about 30 intrepid L Festers up the Great Orme on Saturday 15th. Though the weather was hot, people really enjoyed the stunning views of the sea and town. We enjoyed a well-earned rest at the Summit Centre, before heading back down through the beautiful Happy Valley.

GOC members also promoted the weekend through a GOC stall, which yielded very positive results; enabling us to give away over 125 business cards and sign up 24 new trial members....
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Dame Vera Lynn Children's Charity - Arundel to Brighton Walk Sat 15th Sept

22 Jul 2018 | East Kent, London, Solent, Surrey, Sussex Groups | Club News

We have received the following message from the Dame Vera Lynn Children's Charity. This relates to a non-GOC event but may be of interest to members:

Dear All,

I hope you are well. I am writing from The Dame Vera Lynn Children's Charity. We support children from 0 to 5 years who have cerebral palsy and their families in early intervention. Our aim is to give them the best possible start in life and to give families the support and skills to continue their development at home. We provide hands-on active sessions, outreach support in the home, and access to a parent support network....
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