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Our Programme up to Autumn 2020 is available here  
Fun4All Prog 1b 2020

Jan 2020

 2020 began with a Fish and Chip luncheon, followed by entertainment from local choir End of The Track. The group raise money for charities via their concerts and bookings to organisations like ours and are well-respected in the community. PRESS RELEASE End of the Track 2020

Dec 2019

Christmas meal and all the trimmings, followed by some wonderful singing from our entertainer Frankie Simpkins.This was the first time we have invited Frankie to entertain us and her voice was wonderful, and so suited to her choice of songs. .

This event completes our programme for 2019.

We start the 2020  Programme on 24 January  with a Fish and Chip luncheon served in the Rotary Hall, followed by musical entertainment by local ensemble End of the Track

PRESS RELEASE Xmas Meal 2019

Nov 2019

Jean Collens presented a programme of whimsical articles covering various topics such as Grandchildren, the aging process, even confusion over the meaning of the acronym WC, and her content caused much merriment for the members and was a delight to listen to.

PRESS RELEASE Paul Evans 2019

Oct 2019

25th Fish & Chip Luncheon and entertainment.  27 Members were treated to merriment from  Stewart Sheppard.  .

PRESS RELEASE Stewart Sheppard 2019

Annual trip to Westonbirt, but unfortunately, for the first time in 4 years, the weather was against them so were unable to go.  However that did not stop us from diverting to The Lowden Garden Centre, Atworth.   A good time was had by all and the Members were dropped off feeling refreshed and ready to face all their ‘duties’ again.

PRESS RELEASE Westonbirt 2019

Sept 2019 –  The Willbees

25 Members were treated to a wonderful hour of merriment from returning entertainers The Willbees.  The duo harmonised superbly whilst playing their various guitars and sung many comical songs.

PRESS RELEASE The Willbees 2019

Italian Luncheon – La Passionne

17 Members went on their Annual Outing to La Passionne in Chippenham.  As usual the atmosphere was wonderful and enabled us to have a relaxed meal with attentive waiters looking after our every need.   The service was brilliant and so we were able to just enjoy each other’s company and chatter to our hearts content.

PRESS RELEASE La Passionne 2019

Aug 2019  – Santana

Fish and Chip Luncheon followed by a wonderful hour of entertainment from a Group called Santana.  They sang various music styles including jazz, blues, rock and roll and country.  A brilliant time was had by all with a resounding request for them to return next year.

PRESS RELEASE Santana 2019

Aug 2019  – Skittles

An hilarious time was had by all at the Buzby Club, Chippenham. They had a lovely Fish and Chip lunch followed by a variety of cakes for pudding. The top overall scorer was Bill from Tess’s team and Myrtle, his wife, the second highest in Roderick’s team.

PRESS RELEASE Skittles 2019

July 2019

15 Members were transported to the 1000 year old Chepstow Castle for a few hours on what turned out to be a really lovely day.

Chepstow Castle 2019

May 2019 – Comedy duo Bonner and Blake

Members were entertained by the couple, who used  many pieces of costume to bring us musical comedy songs which contained very clever lyrics and some great acting from Helen Blake, as she portrayed different characters, whilst John accompanied her on his guitar.

PRESS RELEASE Bonner and Blake 2019

May 2019 – Choir MASK

Fish and chip supper followed by an evening of entertainment. This year’s production was HMS PINAFORE and members thoroughly enjoyed the colourful costumes .

PRESS RELEASE MASK Concert 2019

April 2019

A buffet lunch followed by a talk from Brenda and Richard Simpson about the health charity they support in Uganda. The presentation started with a video which explained the background to the charity, which receives no government funding or has any paid officers, just like Fun4All.

PRESS RELEASE Uganda Charity 2019

April 2019

Trip out to the American Museum in Bath.  16 Members enjoyed their visit, especially as it was a beautiful day.  The house itself was full of exhibits, from war hats to buckskin dresses, and various rooms were laid out in period style. A good time was had by all.

PRESS RELEASE American Museum 2019

March 2019

We had a social event at the Rotary Hall with entertainer John Pendington. 33 Members enjoyed a Fish & Chip luncheon and were then entertained by John on his guitar and his mixture of songs. John interspersed his performance with some of his own satirical versions of popular songs.

PRESS RELEASE John Pendington 2019

Members were invited to call out  requests for songs and John duly obliged , so there was something for everybody and  the whole performance was hugely enjoyed by all present.

Dec 2018

Festive Meal – over 30 Members of Fun4all were treated to a wonderful 2 Course Christmas Dinner at Chippenham Golf Club. Everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable time, more so because the food was put in front of them and cleared away whilst they were able to enjoy their time having a natter and taking in the festive atmosphere.

Fun4All 2019 2020 Trips out

Nov 2018

Swindon Outlet Village for some Pre-Christmas shopping.  All thoroughly enjoyed their trip and returned home with several bags of shopping and lots of happy chatter.   Lots of laughter was generated which lifted everybody’s spirits.  PRESS RELEASE Swindon Outlet 2018

Sept 2018

Entertainment from Mike and Muriel.

The couple, who entertain in Care Homes and Nursing Homes throughout Wiltshire and parts of Somerset under the name of “SINGING FOR FUN”, delivered a mixture of favourite melodies, comedic songs and a dance demonstration.

PRESS RELEASE Mike & Muriel 2018

Members loaded on to the minibus for a very enjoyable trip to the REME Museum at Lyneham.
PRESS RELEASE REME Museum 2018

Aug 2018

Due to the cancellation of the “Paws For Effect”act 30 members  were entertained by a duo called The Willbees
PRESS RELEASE The Willbees 2018

Photos . http://www.fun4all.org.uk/willbees-august-2018/

July 2018

27 members made it to the Rotary Hall where after eating a tasty buffet they sang along to musician Barry Pike playing his keyboard.  Barry responded to requests from the audience for different types of music and some ladies did a dance routine to some country music…our own version of “The Tiller Girls”.

PRESS RELEASE Barry Pike 2018

June 2018

39 members enjoyed a leisurely cruise on the Kennet and Avon canal. The  hot weather set the scene and once we were all safely aboard the boat we were served a Fish and Chips lunch. Part way through the trip a rowdy group at the front of the boat led some ‘community’ singing of appropriate songs like “Cruising Down The River”. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the trip.  PRESS RELEASE Canal Trip 2018

May 2018

Skittles and conversation event at The Buzby Club in Cocklebury Road.  After a Fish and Chip lunch they were divided into two teams and battle commenced.    One member, Rod, surprised everyone by scoring a 13 spare which resulted in lots of shouting and applause.  PRESS RELEASE Skittles 2018

May 2018

29 Members enjoyed a lovely buffet and then Geoffrey regaled us with amusing stories of his employment as a Tour Manager for 2 Railway companies. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.

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Just like that …

PRESS RELEASE Geoffrey Roffe 2018

March 2018

Entertainment from musician Chris Stone. We welcomed 4 new members and everyone enjoyed a lovely buffet of sandwiches and cakes before Chris started his performance. Chris finished with a moving rendition of a Christian version of the song “Hallelujah”,  in recognition of Easter.

PRESS RELEASE Chris Stone 2018

Feb 2018

Entertainment from Bristol-based musician John Pendlington.
30 Members enjoyed a Fish & Chips lunch and then were entertained by John, who walked among the audience whilst playing his acoustic guitar and encouraging them to shake the tambourines and rattles he had distributed. Among the popular songs that were enjoyed “Singing The Blues” was a notable success.

PRESS RELEASE John Pendlington 2018

Nov 2017

19 members attended the local Italian Restaurant La Passione for a tasty lunchtime treat.All enjoyed a delicious meal and a drink and the chance to mingle and talk with each other.

PRESS RELEASE La Passione Nov 2017

Oct 2017

23 Members enjoyed a lovely buffet lunch and then were entertained by local DJ Stewart Sheppard with a wide repertoire of songs.   PRESS RELEASE Stewart Sheppard 2017

Stewart     Muriel

Sept 2017

Bath Racecourse.The guests were picked up in a minibus at various points around the county before arriving at the track and were provided with a lovely picnic to enjoy before the afternoon’s racing.

PRESS RELEASE Bath Races 2017

June 2017

Birds of Prey by local breeder Julian Frost  (he had brought along 3 of his hand-reared chicks)
PRESS RELEASE Birdman 2017

12 day old Falcon chick

and

Owl

Many thanks to the Co-operative Local Community Fund who recently announced that we would would receive £3,012.34. This amount was raised at the Co-operative Store in Pickwick Road , Corsham.

Chair Mike Oakes would like to thank all those customers who voted for Fun4All during the fundraising  period . He said “This will enable us to improve on our regular programme of events that we provide for Carers, and to increase the scope and the frequency of our events. This is so vital to the increasing number of people who are taking on the responsibility of becoming a Carer”.

Fun4All Committee member Muriel Richards  identified  the funding opportunity in the first place and is pictured below

Co-op Cheque Presentation 2017
Co-op Cheque Presentation – Thanks to Corsham

(left to right )

Co-op Store Manager Keith,  Area manager Melo  and Fun4All Chair Mike Oakes.

June 2017

“The Wartime Kitchen” from Lynda Warren.The members enjoyed Lynda describing the processes around the evacuation of children and how they were billeted and then she went on to describe how families coped with rationing and ‘making do’ with what was available at the time.

PRESS RELEASE Wartime Kitchen2017

May 2017

Everyone enjoyed a buffet before being escorted to the Monkton Hill Church Hall where local choir MASK were performing the famous G&S comic opera.

PRESS RELEASE Pirates 2017x

April 2017

29 Members enjoyed a Fish and Chips lunch before the talk and settled down to hear  tales about the work involved in training, and then working, with Police Dogs.   Many thanks to Martin

PRESS RELEASE Police Dogs 2017

February 2017

31 Members enjoyed a lovely buffet lunch and then were entertained by local musician Chris Stone.

PRESS RELEASE Stone 2017

Jan 2017

15 Members of Fun4all were taken on a trip to the Clarkes Village outlet in Street to take advantage of the Sales after the Christmas rush.   PRESS RELEASE Street 2017

Sept 2016

Fish & Chip luncheon followed by a very interesting talk on Birds of Prey by local breeder Julian Frost.  33 members enjoyed their meal and were then enthralled by the talk given by Julian.

www.facebook.com/julian.frost.7508    

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 Our next event is on 28th October with a trip to Westonbirt Arboretum to view its Autumn colourful display

August 2016

Bath Racecourse, where most members managed to select a winner, and some came out with a nice profit.

PRESS RELEASE Bath Races

June 2016

Trip to Haynes Motor Museum on Friday 24th

May 2016

Amusing talk about the Yeoman of the Guard, given by local resident Shaun McCormack ( former Beefeater at the Tower of London)  33 members enjoyed a lunch of fish and chips before the talk and were pleased to hear about the history of the Guard.

PRESS RELEASE june Beefeater

April 2016

17 guests attended a production of HMS Pinafore by local choir MASK.  The members enjoyed a lovely buffet in the Rotary Hall before walking the short distance to Central Methodist Church Hall for the performance.   PRESS RELEASE HMS Pinafore

March 2016

Fish and Chip Social with entertainment from singer Chris Stone.

February 2016

34 members attended the Rotary Hall for a buffet lunch, followed by a performance of close-up magic from Tony Griffith from Bristol.All the guests found Tony’s presentation amusing and clever, with good audience participation and lost of laughter giving a break from routine, which is so vital, and the cost per head was just £3, incredible value. PRESS RELEASE Social Feb 2016

December 2015

Annual Christmas Lunch  and 30 members thoroughly enjoyed being entertained by 4-piece local group Conchordia, plus comical interludes as well.Following the entertainment our guests enjoyed a sumptuous lunch. The fact that the Carers did not have to prepare the meal or wash up gave them some relief from their 24/7 Caring duties, so vital for their own well-being.

PRESS RELEASE Xmas meal 2015

November 2015

A visit Cribbs Causeway Shopping Centre for Christmas

PRESS RELEASE CRIBBS

October 2015

A huge thank you to all the gamers who supported Ludonation.uk  ludonation.uk/ on 26 September and raised a net figure of £376.16. We all had a great time ! To this figure I have added the contents of the charity boxes that Kevin and I put out each week at the Chippenham Games Club and that amounted to £107.51, so I will be able to bank £483.67 to the Fun4All Account.

This is a fantastic amount to a small local charity like ourselves and I can assure you it will be put to good use.With so many people acting as unpaid carers in society today, and for so many different ‘impairments’, we recognise the need to provide them with a break.

Happy Gaming and good luck to you all.

Best Regards  Mike Oakes  Chair, Fun4All

August 2015

Racing at Bath Racecourse with  some members going racing for the first time ever. The guests were picked up in a minibus at various points around the county before arriving at the track and were provided with a lovely picnic to enjoy before the afternoon’s racing.  PRESS RELEASE Bath Races

Our trip to Castle Combe Motor Racing Circuit on August 8th on a beautiful hot summers day  involved many different makes of cars, with everyone having a fabulous day out   PRESS RELEASE Castle Combe

July 2015

Fish & Chips Social  followed by singalong entertainment from local vocalist Chris Stone.    Press Release Social

May 2015

19 members attended Fish & Chip supper and sang a few songs together to commemorate the VE Day 70th Anniversary. Followed by a performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera “Iolanthe ” by local choir MASK.    PRESS RELEASE Iolanthe and Chips2015

March 2015

A very successful Hilton Weekend Fun Weekend

Jan 2015

28 members attended Fish & Chip lunch and social.  PRESS RELEASE  After the meal the members joined in some community Singing led by Mike .

Nov 2014

That’s The Way To Do IT !!

Over 20 members  attended the Rotary Hall to hear a very amusing talk about the history of Punch and Judy, given by local historian John Girvan.       Punch & Judy 2014

Oct 2014

  • 38 members attended a very entertaining and successful Fish and Chip supper and   ‘Singalong a Mike’ at  Wilton.    see Wilton 2014

Sept 2014

Lee and Alison Baldwin and their  twin sons  climbed Ben Nevis in a  9 hour trek raising over £700.

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Aug 2014

Chippenham-based charity Fun4All, which aims to give Wiltshire Carers and those they Care For a break, continued their 2014 programme of events with a Fish and Chip lunch, followed by singalong entertainment from local vocalist Christ Stone.

PRESS RELEASE August Social

July 2014

Visit to Devizes to see a production of “Shake, Ripple & Roll” by the Wharf Youth Theatre.  PRESS RELEASE Wharf Theatre2014

May 2014

Mikado and Fish & Chips;  Chippenham  all for just £3

read story here..  PRESS RELEASE Mikado and Chips2014

Feb 2014

Chippenham-based charity Fun4All, which aims to give carers and those they care for a break, held its second residential break over the weekend of 7-9 February at the Hilton Hotel, Swindon, where 55 guests enjoyed a packed programme of entertainment and activities.

read story here.. PRESS RELEASE Hilton Weekend Feb 2014

June 2013 – Strictly Come Caring

PRESS RELEASE Strictly Come Caring

March 2013 – Co-op thanks

PRESS RELEASE Co-OP-1

Nov 2012.  A charity called Fun4All has been launched in Chippenham

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