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 =


The Isle of Wight coordinating team would like to thank Lisa and Dean Addison for stepping in to take on the role of Social organizers.
They take on the job that Mike and Teresa did so successfully for the Island for many years. I'm sure that everyone will agree what a great job they did too.
Lisa and Dean would like to continue the good work but need your help. They need ideas and suggestions for future venues and your thoughts about other social activities the group could organize. Most of all, they need to see people getting together and enjoying each others company.

Their contact details are given below.


The Bear Cafe

25th October 2019

Cottage Pie, peas and carrots.
Scampi and chips.
Mushroom and bacon quiche, salad.
Cheese and tomato quiche, salad.

Cheese and biscuits.
Cherry Pie
Treacle Tart
Apple Crumble
(Custard, ice cream or cream)

Tea and coffee to follow.



Christmas Luncheon Menu
The New Holmwood - Cowes

13th December 2019
£20.50 per person
Spiced Parsnip & Pear Soup
Duo of Honeydew & Chanterais Melon
With Figs, Clementine & Pomegranate Syrup
Smoked Salmon
With Avocado, Pea Dressing & Crispy Capers
Roast Hampshire Turkey Breast
With Smoked Bacon Chipolata, Chestnut Stuffing & Cranberry Sauce
Baked Salmon Fillet
With Herb & Parmesan Crust, White Wine & Dill Veloute
Nut Roast
With Parsnip Puree, Sautéed Peppers, Onions & Red Wine Gravy
Fruit & Nut Christmas Pudding with Cinnamon & Brandy Sauce
Baked Lemon Cheesecake
With Raspberry Cream & Crushed Meringue
Chef’s Selection of Cheese & Biscuits
Freshly Brewed Coffee with Mince Pies

Please telephone Lisa or Dean

Mobile 07793949314
Answer phone on 863863

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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