EVENT NEWS & UPDATES
Friday 29th November - 45 members and guests of the WSSG gathered at the White Hart Hotel, Salisbury, for our annual Christmas Lunch. A highlight of the year, we enjoyed an afternoon of fun, great food and laughter. Much fun was had by all and certainly no one went away hungry! We were thrilled to be joined by representatives from Irwin Mitchell, Coloplast and Fittleworth, all companies who have supported us throughout the year. Following a lovely meal, we held a Christmas Raffle and wished each other a Happy Christmas and New Year!! Our next big social event is a trip to the Panto at Salisbury Playhouse. Oh yes, it is!!
Wednesday 11th September - Members of the WSSG piled on board a coach to the Isle of Wight. We headed for Southampton for the ferry across. It was a great journey across, slightly choppy but beautiful all the same. When we got across to the island at Cowes, our coach driver took us to Ryde, we went our separate ways, although we seemed to separate into groups. After dinner, we wandered around beautiful Ryde for a few hours, taking in the glorious views and poking around the quaint shops. Although it was a little overcast, generally the weather was great and we all had a lovely time roaming around the lovely place. All too soon, and after a group photo, it was time to get back on the coach and head back to Cowes where we again boarded the ferry and took the lovely journey over to Southampton. There was great excitement when we got there to see huge cruise liners in dock and we all imagined ourselves sailing off to a lovely sunny holiday destination! A great day was had by all and we're all looking forward to next year's outing.
The WSSG Carers, those whose partners have a stoma, gathered at Roberts Tea Shop in Britford on 29th May to sit down to cream tea and cake to chat in an informal atmosphere away from the rest of the Group. Such gatherings are the heart of the Wessex Stoma Support Group. Our next Carers' afternoon is Wednesday 2nd October.
On 11th September the Group will be visiting the Isle of Wight for a day trip. Following the success of previous trips, most recently to Lyme Regis, we look to do at least one trip per year, which is free to paid up members (and open to family and friends for a small charge). We will be leaving from West Street Car Park in Wilton at 9am and travelling by coach and ferry to the Isle of Wight for a day out. Members can go off and do their own thing or they can stick together. Either way, we're sure everyone will have a wonderful time. If you would like more information, please contact us for details.