Please note that due to the Coronavirus/Covid19 outbreak, we have taken the decision to cancel the Abbots Barton Lunch on 19 March 2020 and postpone the AGM until later in the year.  This has been done in the best interests of all our members and to protect them from any potential harm from this virus which could occur at this event.

Please keep an eye out for further announcements.


Kind Regards

Malcolm Hodgson


Cancer Care Club


Update on outings

Daphne had some bad news, that the outings provider Buzzlines has gone into receivership. Daphne and some of our members had potentially lost over £500 in booking fees. Daphne is pleased to announce that she has received a refund of the outing fees and has arranged for those members affected to receive a refund. Daphne has also negotiated with another outing’s provider. The company is called ‘Crosskeys’ and the first outing with them took place on Monday 9 September with a trip on the River Lee. If you have any queries on this or want to ask about future outings, contact Daphne on 01227 720631.


Wurlitzer London £45 per person. Tuesday 26 November 2019

Kew Gardens Evening Walk £33 per person. Friday 29 November 2019

Friday 6 December 2019 Brick lane Music Hall, Lunch & Christmas Show, £67.

Please contact Daphne on 01227 720631 if you are interested in any of the outings



Saturday 2 November 2019, early Christmas Sale at the United Reformed Church Whitstable. 0930-1230., Daphne will have a stall at this event.

Gordon Clarkson Show 28 November 2019

Walpole Bay Hotel have increased their prices considerably, so it is no longer viable for Gordon to run his shows there. Gordon has located another venue at the Smiths Court Hotel opposite the bandstand. The only date they can offer is 28 November 2019. The cost is £22.50 per person including the show and a cream tea. Last date for bookings is 28 October 2019, if there are enough people interested. The show is: ‘I’ve Got Gershwin’ a slick sophisticated floor show, featuring the wonderful words & music of George & Ira Gershwin& Friends. If you are interested, then please contact Daphne on 01227 720631

Wednesday 4 December 2019, Christmas Party and Quiz. To be help in the reception/waiting area of the Cathedral Day Unit Kent & Canterbury Hospital at 7pm. Please bring a plate of food to share.

Thursday 12 December 2019. Annual Christmas Lunch at the Abbots Barton Hotel Canterbury. Price £22.50 per person. Please see the booking form at the end of this newsletter.

Saturday 2 November 2019, early Christmas Sale at the United Reformed Church Whitstable. 0930-1230

Saturday 23 November 2019 Heather Morgan’s 60/70’s disco evening at Deal Victoria & Barns Close Cricket Club £7.50 including supper call Heather on 013094 363710 to book a ticket. Book early to avoid disappointment.


The outings booking form is shown below as a pdf file should you wish to book on one of the outings.

Outings booking form updated Jan 2019 pdf