Finding ways to cope with the lockdown?

Whether that involves pans, a glass and a ping pong ball (todays news); shared virtual dancing; Tik Tok videoing, or if you have set up your own social network to keep in touch with family, friends, colleagues or neighbours, we would like you to share your activities with us.

Next month we are holding virtual only annual general meetings due to COVID restrictions. The virtual meetings will still provide an opportunity to catch up on what the branch has been doing over the last 12 months and also an opportunity to hear how you have been coping with the lockdowns.

Everyone attending one of the meetings will get a gift and entry into the FREE raffle. Prizes to be confirmed.

In addition to the above, especially with the challenges the last 12 months have brought us, we are looking to share your stories, videos and activities with our members to help them cope or just have a laugh!

Plus, if there is anyone you feel should be recognised for their exceptional efforts, please nominate them and tell us why. From what we hope will be an avalanche of responses, the branch will select one entry for special recognition and a further prize.

Please share the good, bad and the ugly but remember to stay safe.

Neil Woods, Chair


Please make a note of the amended dates in your 2021 diaries.

22 February 2021 12.15 – 13.00 (Virtual Meeting)
24 February 2021 17.15 – 18.00 (Virtual Meeting)
25 February 2021 13.30 – 14.15 (Virtual Meeting)

We will update you nearer the time and ask you to confirm if you can join in one of the meetings.

Invitations will be sent out specifically for those responding.


In the meantime, please send us any information about the activity you or a colleague have been involved in for us to share at the meetings with the wider membership to help us all cope during these challenging times.

Please complete one or both of the following forms, but please get them submitted no later than 1 February 2021.

Feel free to attach any information that supports your activities or nominations.