Worcester Play Council Are Seeking Board Members

Would you like to support a local charity? Worcester Play Council are seeking additional board members to support with developing play across the City. For more information, please contact 01905 721164

Blind Cricketers Win in Wolverhampton

Australians aren’t the only cricketers celebrating recent success. The Worcestershire Elizabethans blind cricket team are upbeat after winning their inaugural match against visually impaired players in Wolverhampton.

The hosts made 79-2 from 10 overs. Worcestershire Elizabethans replied emphatically reaching the target without losing a wicket and with a couple of balls to spare.

Old Elizabethans CC breathed new life into Worcestershire blind cricket last summer when weekly development sessions began at the Memorial Ground in Perdiswell. Funded by the Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire and coached by sports students from the University of Worcester, the squad welcomes male and female players of all ages and abilities who are blind and share a love of cricket. Training continued throughout the winter thanks to a partnership with the New College Worcester school for the blind.

Blind Cricket was started in England in the 1940s as a means of recreation for injured servicemen.

To find out more about blind cricket go to www.bcew.co.uk

Outdoor coaching sessions have started at Old Elizabethans Cricket Club on a Wednesday evening from 6.30 to 8pm. Anyone is welcome.

For more information about blind cricket development in Worcestershire, contact Dave Williams on 07890 396117 or visit the club website www.oescricket.co.uk

Monday Night Club – Whats Happening In April

Hi Everyone

We are celebrating Easter and the start of Spring at The Monday Night Club in April.

An Easter Egg hunt on Easter Monday, followed by our Alice in Wonderland BIG Spring fancy dress party and then dancing with Cat and live music with Clarissa on 20th and Nick Burton on 27th.

mnc april timetable


Monday 6th April Let’s celebrate **Easter Monday**

Foxy Roxy’s Easter Disco and Easter Egg Hunt


Monday 13th April Alice in Wonderland’s BIG Spring Party

To celebrate our April birthdays!

Fancy Dress in Alice in Wonderland theme, Disco with DJ Mick

Party Food and a Special Guest – The Mayor and Mayoress of Worcester are coming to the party.


Monday 20th April Dance to the Music

with Cat and Dj Foxy Roxy

plus live music from Clarissa


Monday 27th April Live music and entertainment

with Nick Burton


Dates for Your Diary, Spring and Summer 2015

Sunday 24th May – Family Fun Day at Barbourne Ex-Services Club.

The Monday Night Club is having a tombola at the Fun Day to raise money for the Club.

We will need a lot of prizes, so if you have anything you could donate, please bring it to the club.


Saturday 6th June – Trip to the seaside  £10

We are going to Whitmore Bay, South Wales this year.

Sign up as soon as you can to make sure you can join us. Places are limited.


Wednesday 24th June – Trip to see The Trail of Peter Pan at Stourbridge Town Hall. £6

There are 20 places, so reserve your place soon.


Saturday 4th July – The Worcester Carnival.

We have entered a Monday Night Club Float in the Carnival called Round The World.

If you would like to be involved with decorating, riding on, or walking with, our float at the Carnival sign up now.

The Carnival will be at Pitchcroft, Worcester.



The Monday Night Club Football team

Get Fit and Have Fun!

We train on the all-weather pitch at YMCA St Johns, Henwick Road WR2 5NS  every Monday from 6pm – 7pm.

We are coached by Disability Sport Worcester and we are an FA Charter Standard Adult Club.

Just turn up on Monday at 6pm, or call Helen on 07973 788029 for more information.


All abilities can train with us. Men and women, beginners and experienced players. Family and carers are welcome to stay — and join in!

We have our own kit for players at no charge for the first year.
There is transport provided to the Club afterwards.

Two of our girls have signed up for a Level 1 FA Coaching course in May. Well done! This Girl Can


We have attached a flyer for April to print off, pin up or pass on. It’s only £1 entry – every Monday. Call me if you need any more information about any of our events.  Looking forward to seeing you very soon.



Registered Charity No. 1122538


Part-time Administration and Development Assistant – Our Voice Parent Carer Forum

11 hours per week at £10.00 per hour, to start from 1st April 2015, or as soon as possible thereafter.

One year fixed term contract with the possibility of an extension, subject to funding.

Location: Based at our Worcester office, with outreach work throughout Worcestershire as required.

We need an enthusiastic, committed individual with good communication and organisational skills to support the work of our parent carer forum.  There is growing recognition by statutory bodies that the parent carer voice needs to be heard in the shaping and development of services for children and young people with disabilities and you can play a vital part in enabling this to happen in Worcestershire.  You will join a dedicated team of both paid staff and volunteers at WPCC at an exciting time in its development.

For further details or to request a job description and application form, please contact Sue Evans, at either:

wppcsue@gmail.com, or at Worcestershire Parent and Carers’ Community, 17 the Angel Centre, Angel Place, Worcester, WR1 3QN

Closing date for applications: Midnight on Sunday 1st March 2015

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 10th March and Wednesday 11th March 2015

Support for Parents of Children with Speech/Language Difficulties

Afasic are holding an event in Kidderminster to support parents of children/young people with Speech and Language difficulties!

This will take place on Thursday 26th March at Kidderminster Town Hall, Vicar Street, Kidderminster DY10 1DB between 10.30am and 12.30pm and participation is entirely free.

Parents can book a place by emailing or telephoning me.
If you would like to discuss the event or require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact:

Tony Curtis (Project Director)
01223 244984

Win the chane to have a 2 day masterclass with leading deaf musicians and dancers!

Have your chance to perform infront of an audience after having a 2 day masterclass with leading deaf musicians and dancers! If you are deaf and between the age of 8 and 16 years old, then go enter the competition at :www.buzz.org.uk/raisingthebar

Raising the bar music and dance competition flyer

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Monday Night Football Club Are Back In Training!

Monday Night Club Football FlyerDSW Sportivate Poster

New training venue: Christopher Whitehead School

Time: 5.45 to 6.45

Day: Thursdays

Come and train with the Monday Night Club!!



Disability Sport Worcester Sportivate Programmes

DSW Sportivate Poster

Kidz in the Middle

9.30am – 4.30pm Thursday, 19th March 2015    

 Jaguar Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, CV6 6GE

Free Entry, Free Parking, Fully Accessible!



Information on: funding, seating, beds, mobility, accessible vehicles, bathing, education, transition, communication, sensory, sport, leisure and much more!


Come and join us at this free exhibition for children and young adults with disabilities and special needs, their parents, carers and the professionals who support them!

120+ exhibitors Kidz in the Middle is a one stop shop offering the most up to date advice and information on equipment, products and services and much more. The advice and information you gather at the events can really help improve independence and quality of life.

Funding Point In view of the current economic climate the Kidz Team have introduced a Funding Point to all the Kidz events.  Here you can access information on alternative funding streams for equipment and much more.

Voluntary and service organisations will also be on hand with information on services, support, respite, holidays, publications and so on.

Free CPD seminar A full programme of free, CPD seminars for professionals and parents will run alongside the exhibition, offering visitors the perfect opportunity to update their knowledge and understanding on particular hot topics such as: moving and handling, sleep, behaviour and much more.  A full timetable will appear on Disabled Living’s website and within the visitors free entry ticket and show guide as plans progress.