Aquabats Sports and Social Club for the Blind

Registered Charity: 1076921

Aquabats is a mixed ability club meeting in and around London for a variety of sports and social events.

Thu 8th April – Holloway Prison Gym

Please meet at Caledonian Road (Piccadilly Line) at 4.45pm leaving at 5.00pm sharp. Please note no mobile phones must be taken into the prison and should be handed in at reception where you will need to show ID. Non-member cost £3.

Thu 15th April – Rowing tank event

Please meet at Royal Albert (DLR Becton Branch) at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm. Non-member cost £5.

Thu 22nd April – Holloway Prison swimming

Please meet at Caledonian Road (Piccadilly Line) at 4.45pm leaving at 5.00pm sharp. Please note no mobile phones must be taken into the prison and should be handed in at reception where you will need to show ID. Non-member cost £3.

Thu 29th April – walk at Cockfosters

Please meet at Cockfosters (Piccadilly Line) at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm.Non-member cost £1.

Thu 6th May – Holloway Prison Gym

Please meet at Caledonian Road (Piccadilly Line) at 4.45pm leaving at 5.00pm sharp. Please note no mobile phones must be taken into the prison and should be handed in at reception where you will need to show ID.Non-member cost £3.

Thu 13th May – meal at Garfunkles in Victoria

Please meet at Victoria Underground Station (District and Circle Line exit) at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm.

Thu 20th May – Holloway Prison swimming

Please meet at Caledonian Road (Piccadilly Line) at 4.45pm leaving at 5.00pm sharp. Please note no mobile phones must be taken into the prison and should be handed in at reception where you will need to show ID.Non-member cost £3.

Thu 27th May – walk with Ian Hamlin in Hampstead

Please meet at Hampstead Underground (Northern Line Edgware Branch) at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm.Non-member cost £1.

Thu 8th July – barbecue at Laburnum Boat Club

Laburnum Street, Hackney London E2 8BA. Tel 020 7729 2915. Please meet at Old Street at 6.15pm leaving at 6.30pm. Please let me know by 30 June if you are coming along.

Thu 15th July – Holloway Prison gym/swimming

Please meet at Caledonian Road (Piccadilly Line) at 4.45pm leaving at 5.00pm. Please note no mobile phones are allowed inside the prison and must be left in lockers at reception. Also please bring ID in the form of bus pass or passport. If you are coming along to the event please bring both gym and swimming stuff as the pool may sometimes be unavailable. Non-member cost £3.

Thu 22nd July – swimming in the Serpentine

Please meet at Lancaster Gate at 4.30pm leaving at 4.45pm. Members will receive £3 cash back if they swim at the Serpentine on that day as long as they alight from the water at 6.00pm.

Thu 29th July – Holloway Prison gym/swimming

Please meet at Caledonian Road (Piccadilly Line) at 4.45pm leaving at 5.00pm. Please note no mobile phones are allowed inside the prison and must be left in lockers at reception. Also please bring ID in the form of bus pass or passport. If you are coming along to the event please bring both gym and swimming stuff as the pool may sometimes be unavailable. Non-member cost £3.

Thu 12th August – Holloway Prison gym/swimming

Please meet at Caledonian Road (Piccadilly Line) at 4.45pm leaving at 5.00pm. Please note no mobile phones are allowed inside the prison and must be left in lockers at reception. Also please bring ID in the form of bus pass or passport. If you are coming along to the event please bring both gym and swimming stuff as the pool may sometimes be unavailable. Non-member cost £3.

Thu 19th August – walk in the Hampstead area (requested)

Please meet at Hampstead (Northern Line Edgware Branch) at 6.15pm leaving at 6.30pm. Non-member cost £1.

Thu 26th August – Holloway Prison swimming/gym

Please meet at Caledonian Road (Piccadilly Line) at 4.45pm leaving at 5.00pm. Please note no mobile phones are allowed inside the prison and must be left in lockers at reception. Also please bring ID in the form of bus pass or passport. If you are coming along to the event please bringg both gym and swimming stuff as the pool may sometimes be unavailable. Non-member cost £3.

Thu 2nd September – London Duck Tour

Please meet at Westminster Underground Station at barriers at 2.30pm leaving at 2.45pm. I am paying for this event as part of my 50th birthday celebrations. Non-member cost £16.00. I am paying for 12 members maximum.

Thu 9th September – Holloway Prison gym/’swimming

Please meet at Caledonian Road (Piccadilly Line) at 4.45pm leaving at 5.00pm. Please note no mobile phones are allowed inside the prison and must be left in lockers at reception. Also please bring ID in the form of bus pass or passport. If you are coming along to the event please bring both gym and swimming stuff as the pool may sometimes be unavailable. Non-member cost £3.

Thu 23rd September – meal at Italian restaurant

Sig. Grilli Ristorante Italiano 40 Goodge Street London W1T 2QW Telephone: 020 7637 7405. Please meet at Goodge Street (Northern Line Charing Cross Branch) at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm. £5 cash back for members.

Thu 30th September – meal event at the Swan Public House, Lancaster Gate.

Please meet at Lancaster Gate Underground Station (Central Line) at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm. £5 cash back for members.

Thu 7th October – meal at Mizgin Turkish Restaurant

Please meet at Manor House (Piccadilly Line) at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm.

Thu 14th October – Visit to Bexleyheath Police Station.

Please meet at Charing Cross Mainline at top of escalator at 5.30 leaving at 5.40pm. Nonmember cost £1.

Thu 21st October – meal at Ritz Café

33 Goldhawk Road Tel: 020 8743 6722. Please meet at Goldhawk Road (Hammersmith & City Line) at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm. £5 cash back for members.

Thu 28th October – big money bingo at the Lucas Arms

245a Grays Inn Road, Kings Cross. Please meet at 6.30pm at Kings Cross Underground at the barriers served by the Victoria and Piccadilly Lines at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm.

Sat 30th October – musicathon at St Martin's Church

A musicathon will take place on Saturday 30 October 2010 at St Martin's Church, Erith Road, Barnehurst DA7 5LE. Monies raised will go to the Swiss Cottage and Dorton House Schools Ex-pupils Association for the Blind and St Martin's Church 50:50. For those taking part admission is free. A small charge will be levied for lunch at 1.00pm. There will also be a short break for tea at 5.00pm. For those wishing to listen to the musicians there is a charge of £5. This charge includes tea, coffee and cakes. Hot food will not be provided in the Church, However anyone wishing to have a hot meal can order them from one of the takeaways in the area as these can be delivered to the church. Your ticket is valid all day so you can pop out at any time if you wish. I will be meeting people at Barnehurst Station off the 9.32am train from Charing Cross. If you would like to make your own way simply turn left out of Barnehurst Station, cross zebra crossing on Barnehurst Road, turn left and walk up short alleyway on right following railway line. If you wish to catch a bus turn right at end of alleyway and bus stop is just down on same side of road. Catch a 229 or 89 and when the eye bus says Long Lane ring the bell and get off at that stop which is just two bus stops away. Once off bus just turn left and the church is just along on the right hand side. If you wish to walk simply turn left at end of alleyway and carry on straight just crossing two turnings. Church comes up on left hand side. If you wish to take a taxi the number for a local cab firm is 01322 333444. Order cab when your train reaches Kidbroke for guidance. I hope that everyone will enjoy this worthwhile fundraising event. Donations Cheques etc should be made payable to: A. Payne then sent to my address below please. Kind regards. Arthur Payne, Chairman. Tel: 01322 521001 Address: 102 Erith Road, Bexleyheath, Kent DA7 6BJ.

Thu 4th November – curry at the Coronet

338-346 Holloway Road, Holloway, London N7 6NJ. Please meet at Holloway Road (Piccadilly Line) at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm.

Thu 11th November – climbing at Mile End

Please meet at Mile End (Central Line) at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm. Non-member cost £5.

Thu 18th November – meal at Ajanta Tandoori

10-12 Goldhawk Road. Please meet at Goldhawk Road (Hammersmith & City Line) at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm. £5 cash back for members.

Thu 25th November – just a minute (based on the Radio 4 game) at the Lucas Arms

245a Grays Inn Road, Kings Cross. Please meet at Kings Cross Underground at the barriers served by the Victoria and Piccadilly Lines at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm.

Thu 2nd December – meal at the Swan Public House

66 Bayswater Road, London W2 3PH. Please meet at Lancaster Gate (Central Line) at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm.

Thu 9th December – Christmas meal at the Lucas Arms

Menu will follow later.

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