Marcus joined us as a trustee last year and many of our older members will know him through the Oundle holiday MENCAP scheme, not only did he help in the holiday weeks but raised thousands for the scheme and more recently he helped on the camping trips for older members. Sadly Marcus died very suddenly on December 23rd. He will be sorely missed by all of us and we send our deepest sympathy to his wife Lisa and little daughter Molly. 

A monthly get ­together for all Secondary school aged members takes place on Saturday 18th February, 18th March, 29th April, 20th May, 17th June

All at St Augustine’s community hall Broad Street, Stamford, 3-5pm.

Saturday 11th February 2017 – Special Olympics & Inspire Peterborough are holding a Valentines Ball @ Focus centre, Dogsthorpe, Peterborough PE1 4PE. 7pm – 11pm.

Tickets are £5.00 each, under 5’s are free.

Contact Kay Greenaway or Joh Roberts. Joh.sydenham@btinternet.com

Adult events – Lush Evening Jane Jefferies has organised an evening at the posh ground on Friday 3 rd February 7pm-9pm. Lush bath products are coming to do fun activities games massage for both male and female also they can make a product to take home. 8-9 will be pizza. Let me know if your young person would like to try something new. Should be a fun night 

Numbers needed as soon as possible – please call Jane to confirm attendance

This popular group aimed at our youngest members meets every first Saturday of the month at Happy Faces ​in Glinton. Speech & Language is encouraged through the use of play, singing and signing.

If you would like more information about these sessions please contact Laura Tilley.

Dates for Happy Faces in 2017 – Sat 4th Feb, Sat 4th March, Sat 1st April, Sat 6th May, Sat 3rd June, Sat 1st July, Sat 5th Aug?, Sat 2nd Sept, Sat 7th Oct, Sat 4th Nov and Sat 9th Dec for Xmas party.

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Wildcats dance and drama

We have just been awarded a grant of £5000 by the One Family Foundation to fund a year’s worth of dance and drama classes at Wildcats Academy.

This is very exciting news and many of you will have been to the sessions that were run in Stamford some years ago and will appreciate how much fun was had and how the young people developed in confidence and skills. This time brothers and sisters may join the classes too.

With the funding, we have the option of two sessions a week, one to be in Peterborough run by Hilary, the other in Stamford to be run by Liz Paige.
 Classes started 19th January, John Mansfield dance studio 5-6pm; 20th January, Wildcats Academy, Broad Street Stamford 5-6pm
Please email Maggie to confirm your place in the classes.

 
Massive thanks to Maggie Scott for co-ordinating and arranging this for us all.

There is so much to look forward to this year. 2017 sees us celebrate our 20th Anniversary and there is a big party to plan!!

Hope you enjoyed all the Christmas celebrations. We owe a special note of thanks to Elissa Flatters, Stamford St Martins Rotary Club who donated the presents for our Babble group party. These presents were very well received by all. www.rotary1070.org 

Thank you to everyone who has helped put together a wonderful Christmas party it was great to see some new faces and of course everyone who was there to celebrate – same again December 2017??


Extra thank-you to Alison And Jason who created the wonderful feast at our Party at the POSH. (Great coronation chicken!!)

Join us for Line Dancing at our monthly get ­together for all Secondary school aged members takes place on S​aturdays at 3­-5pm ​at S​t Augustine’s Community Centre, Broad Street, Stamford PE9 1PG.​ P​lease contact Maggie for more information.
Upcoming dates:

The next teenzone is 3rd December and we’re doing flowers for Christmas and decorations

Fundraising concert with Teenzone members is 13 December, 3pm at Duddington

Those of you who have been along to any of the previous concerts will know just how much fun they are! Sadly this is the last concert with our fantastic choir leader Ann Hughes, so don’t miss it! Not only do we have fun but we raise a fair bit for the group too – over £500 last year. Sunday 4th December, 3pm in St. Mary’s, Duddington.