Members Letters 2013

For all we do and when we do it, please see our members letters below.

One of our member’s parent is running the Rock & Roll half Marathon in Liverpool on Sunday 29th May. Stuart Jackson has kindly said he will do the run for 15th Wigan BB & GA.

 

The run starts 9am at the Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront and finishes at the Liverpool Echo Arena, Liverpool Waterfront.

 

We are currently fundraising for a car trailer and all monies made from this sponsored run will go towards our trailer fund.

 

If you would like to sponsor Stuart, please visit our website www.15thwiganbb.co.uk for a sponsor form or email 15thwigan@gmail.com

Dear Members and Parents,

 

On Sunday 9th November it is the Remembrance Sunday Parade in Abram. Can all members please be in Abram school yard for 9.45am in full uniform so that we are ready to start the parade at 10.00am.

 

At 10.00am the parade leaves the school yard turning left along Simpkin Street and then taking a left turn at the junction of Warrington Road. We continue to walk along Warrington Road arriving at church around 10.20am ready for the service to begin at 10.30am. After the service the parade assembles down the side of the church and follows the same route returning to Abram School for dispersal around 11.50am.

 

Joining us for the parade and service this year is our local councillors Martyn Smethurst and Eunice Smethurst.

 

All members who attend will receive a cross with a poppy on to take home and a Remembrance medal that will be presented at our Annual award evening on Tuesday 25th November. The Company wreath, poppies and crosses have been purchased from the Royal British legion poppy appeal and I know you will agree it’s a very worthy cause.

 

As a company we only parade once a year, please make every effort to attend this very important remembrance parade as we remember the millions of people who gave their life for this country.  Please try to get a poppy for your son or daughter to parade in.  If you can’t, don’t worry we will have the British Legion poppy box with us and you can make a donation and get a poppy on the morning of the parade.

 

Regarding safety, I have arranged as in previous years safety marshals to parade with us. They will be wearing high visibility jackets and they will help along with the Police to keep all our members safe on the roads.

 

Order of parade,

15th Wigan BB & GA

Abram School

Abram Scouts

Members of our community

Please note: you do not have to be a member of one of the above groups to walk in this parade.

 

Please take time to read the safety information below

 

Safety Information

Please be aware of potentially hazardous areas listed below.

  • Ø  Whilst parading on the road, if you hear a continuous blast on an air horn you must leave the road immediately, move to the pavement on your left hand side.  Under no circumstances go back on to the road unless instructed to do so by myself Steven Hyde.
  • Ø  Please ensure you act on any the Police / safety marshals advice, all marshals will be wearing high visibility vests
  • Ø  Beware of uneven roads and ramps on route to the Church.
  • Ø  Be aware of uneven roads and paths in the Church yard.
  • Ø  If you require first aid please seek a safety marshal.
  • Ø  Please report any situations / unsafe acts to the Safety marshals.
  • Ø  Can I please ask parents and members of the community to join in at the back of the parade and not walk on the pavements at the side of the parade. In the event of an emergency and we need to get off the road we will need to use the pavement for the safety of our members parading. 

 

Steven Hyde

15th Wigan Boys Brigade & Girls Association

 

Dear Parents & Members,
 
This year’s camp for both our Junior and Company Section will be at Rock & River Outdoor Pursuits, Cliffs Farm Activity Centre,
Wood Lane, Mawdesley, Lancashire. L40 2RL
 
The date for the camp: Friday, Saturday & Sunday-21st, 22nd & 23rd March 2014.  
 
We shall be leaving Abram School, Simpkin Street, at 6.30pm on the Friday and returning on Sunday around 10am.
 
The cost for an action packed weekend is £50 and this includes transport, food, BB & GA activities and two activities run by rock and river.  These activities will be cannoning and rifle shooting and it’s down to the individual member if they wish to do them or not. 
 
The accommodation is a converted farm building offering sleeping accommodation for up to 36 people. The bunkhouse is fully fitted and furnished and comprises of two large dormitories, two double rooms, large dining area, well equipped kitchen, showers toilets and stores.
 
Rock and River is licensed with the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority and all instructors hold relevant National Governing Body Qualifications. The instructing staff are also subject to an in-house training programme to ensure they have the right blend of technical expertise and customer care.
 
The canoeing and rifle shooting activities are for a one hour period per session and is fully supervised by trained instructors from Rock & River.  BB officers are also present whilst the Rock & River activities take place. The BB activities are individual events for members, they can win medals which will be presented to them at our annual award evening, Tuesday 25th November.
 
Closing date for camp is Tuesday 11th March. If you require anymore information regarding the camp, please don’t hesitate to contact me either by email steven_hydest@sky.com or by mobile 07596597896
 
I remain yours sincerely
Steven Hyde
Captain
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If your son/daughter is coming on this year’s camp, can you please fill in the information below. Please put the completed form into an envelope along with your son/daughter’s name on the front. Completed forms can either be dropped off at 4 Simpkin Street, Abram or at a BB & GA evening. If you are paying by cheque, please make your cheques payable to the 15th Wigan Boys’ Brigade.  All members will receive a receipt for their money from our treasurer Lesley McKenzie.
 
Name of member ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
Section of member, Junior / Company--------------------------------------------------------
 
Will member be doing both rock & river activities which are cannoning and rifle shooting Yes/No
 
If no which activity will they be doing-------------------------------------------------------
 
 
Please Note: Closing date is Tuesday 11th March 2014
 
 
 
 
Regards
Steven Hyde
Captain, 15th Wigan Boys' Brigade 
& 15th Wigan Girls Association 
Mobile:07596597896
E-mail: steven_hydest@sky.com

Dear Parents, Members, sponsors & friends of the company,

 

On Monday 20th we had a community bingo event at Abram School. This was for parents, members, sponsors and friends of the company. We had a great turnout and played six games of a line and full house. Total prize money given out on the night was £225 and we also provided free refreshments.

 

In our last two community bingo evenings we have given £400 in prize money. 15th Wigan BB & GA have not made any monies from our community bingo nights.

 The purpose of these evenings is to get members, parents, sponsors, friends of the company together to have a fun evening at a very reasonable cost.

 

We are changing the way we communicate on facebook.  The page 15th Wigan Boys Brigade & 15th Wigan Girls Association is no longer being used.  Instead we are using facebook account Steven Hyde to communicate all BB & GA events.

 

Please search Steven Hyde for all 15th Wigan BB & GA events. We are using this for information purposes only.

Dear Parents and members,

We start back after the holidays on Monday & Tuesday 20th & 21st
January and we wish all our members and their families a happy new year. This
year is very special for the company with us celebrating 70 years in Abram.

 

We are starting with a bingo evening and all monies taken on this evening go straight into cash prizes. At our last bingo night in November 2013 we gave away £175 in cash
prizes. 15th Wigan BB & GA make no monies from these nights.

 

On Monday 20th January we are having a bingo evening at Abram school. This event
starts at 6.30pm and finishes around 7.45pm and is for our members in our
Anchor, Junior and Company sections and their family/friends. The cost is £1
per person which also includes a book of bingo cards. Additional books can be
purchased if you wish. We will not be taking subs on this evening and it’s a
non uniform event.

 

We will be having six games of bingo playing for a line and full house in all six games. Whatever monies we take on the door will go into cash prizes for the bingo and we will not be making any monies from this evening. We have purchased bingo software and we will use a laptop, projector and screen to run the bingo games.

 

We will also provide free biscuits and soft drinks for all attending.

The purpose of these evenings is to get members, parents and their family/friends together to have a fun evening at a very reasonable cost.  

Dear Officers, Parents & Members,

 

On Monday night we had our Christmas party in Abram school. Thank you to all parents & officers who kindly donated food for our party.

 

All our members received a Christmas card, photo and their achievement
awards. The joint winners of the best fancy dress in the Anchor section were Patrick Curry and Harley Heyes Jones. The Joint winners of the Junior section were Lewis Crosby & Abigail Skarkey.

 

In the next week all photos of Award Evening and Remembrance Sunday parade will be on our website. Photos of all winning members and family photos will be emailed directly to parents. I will let you know once these are on the site.

 

The 15th Wigan BB & GA is now closed for the Christmas holidays and we start back in January 2014. Can I take this opportunity on behalf of myself and officers of the company to wish all our members and
their families a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Katie Roberts

Crisps & Fairy Cakes

Ruth Dean

Hotdogs

Lesley McKenzie

Plates & Pass the parcel

Sarah Grannell

Sandwiches & Wrapped
  Sweets

Andy Spencer

Party Nibbles

Ann Stein

Crisps & Tin Roses

Charles Etches

Sandwiches and Biscuits

Tracey Bilski

Crisps

Steven Hyde

Tin Quality Street & Tin Roses

Ann Hulton

Sandwiches

Tracey Sharkey

Biscuits

Michelle Hudson

Fairy Cakes & tubes of Sweets for prizes

Gemma Walker

Party Nibbles

Janet Poulton

Crisp, Biscuits & Drinks

Leanne Schofileld

Sweets or Jellies

Dorothy Hyde

Plates & Pass the Parcel

Dougie Curry

Tray of Sausage Roll

Alison Raines

Pizza

Claire Wright

Sweets & Cakes

Kath Braid

Pop & Biscuits

Lindsey Blackburn

Doughnuts, Mini Sausages & Mini Sausage Rolls

Barbara Williams

Crisps

Stephen Bowker

Biscuits, Cakes & Pop

Claire Moriss

Sausage Rolls & Pop

Lindsey Clarkson

Chocolates

Julie Bramhall

Crisp & Chocolates

 

 

  • Dear Parents& Members,
 
Please see below items of food that have been kindly donated for our Christmas party tomorrow evening.
 
Can you help us with the party food?
 
If you would like to donate some items of food for our party it will be very much appreciated. Crisps, biscuits, cakes, sandwiches, jelly or sweets, Could you please drop me an email or text if you are kindly donating anything.
 
Katie Roberts
Crisps & Fairy Cakes
Ruth Dean
Hotdogs
Lesley McKenzie
Plates & Pass the parcel
Sarah Grannell
Sandwiches
Andy Spencer
Party Nibbles
Ann Stein
Crisps
Charles Etches
Sandwiches and Biscuits
Tracey Bilski
Crisps
Steven Hyde
Tin Quality Street & Tin Roses
Ann Hulton
Sandwiches
Tracey Sharkey
Biscuits
Michelle Hudson
Fairy Cakes & tubes of sweets for prizes
Gemma Walker
Party Nibbles
Janet Poulton
Crisp, Biscuits & drinks
Leanne Schofileld
Sweets or Jellies
Dorothy Hyde
Plates & Pass the parcel
Regards
Steven Hyde
Captain, 15th Wigan Boys' Brigade
& 15th Wigan Girls Association
Mobile:07596597896
E-mail: steven_hydest@sky.com
Dear Officers, Parents and Members,
 
On Monday 2ndDecember we are having our Christmas party for our Anchor, Junior & Company sections at Abram school starting at 6.30pm and finishing at 7.45pm. We will be having a disco, doing competitions and playing party games.
 
Can you help us with the party food?
 
If you would like to donate some items of food for our party it will be very much appreciated. Crisps, biscuits, cakes, sandwiches, jelly or sweets, Could you please drop me an email or text if you are kindly donating anything.
 
The evening will be fancy dress with a Christmas theme and we will also be giving out prizes to the best fancy dress Anchor, Junior & Company member.
 
Fancy dress is optional, but we do encourage all our members to dress in a Christmas theme.
 
At the end of the night we will be giving all our members their achievement badges they have gained and a free photo of themselves which was taken on Monday & Tuesday 20th & 21st October at our photo night.
 
After this evening the BB & GA closes for the Christmas break and we start back in January 2014. Members who are not present at the Christmas party will only receive their badges/photos in January 2014.
 
On our photo night group photos of our Anchor, Junior & company section were taken. These are priced at £5 per section and will be on display in the school when you drop your son/daughter off at the party on Monday. If you wish to order a picture for Christmas can you please see one of the officers.
Regards
Steven Hyde
Captain, 15th Wigan Boys' Brigade
& 15th Wigan Girls Association
Mobile:07596597896
E-mail: steven_hydest@sky.com

Dear Members, Parents & Guardians,

 



Just a reminder that 15th Wigan BB & GA starts back after the summer holidays on Monday & Tuesday 9th & 10thSeptember
2013. Also closing date for the Junior & Company section camp is Wednesday 11th September.

 

It’s with great sadness that I tell you that Reverend Stephen Mather former chaplain of the 15th Wigan BB & GA sadly passed away on Thursday.

 

Stephen was not only a personal friend but an inspiration, gentleman and a fantastic ambassador for the Boys’ Brigade & Girls Association. Stephens’s funeral will be held on Friday 13th September at 2pm at St. Peters Church, Hindley.  

 

Regards
Steven Hyde
Captain, 15th Wigan Boys' Brigade
& 15th Wigan Girls Association
Mobile:07596597896
E-mail: steven_hydest@sky.com

 

Dear Members, Parents & Guardians,

15th Wigan BB & GA starts back after the summer holidays on Monday & Tuesday 9th & 10th September 2013.

 

Ourdiary dates from September till we break up for Christmas are now on our website www.15thwiganbb.co.uk  diary dates 2013.

 

In October we will be bringing in a photographer to take photographs of our members in their uniforms. These will
be available at our annual award evening on Tuesday 26th November.

We also have the remembrance parade on Sunday 10th November. If yourson or daughter needs a new uniform can you please order this ASAP as this will avoid disappointment.

I have attached a uniform order form,you can also down load a form from our website www.15thwiganbb.co.uk BB & GA forms.

 

If yourequire information about sizes etc please contact Lesley McKenzie on 07961453666

 

Our friends at Abram Church are organising a 60’s music night on Friday 13th September. The evening starts at
8pm at the Maypole Club (formally Abram Labour Club)

Entertainment is from a 5 piece band called T'others and there will also be a raffle and
refreshments.

Tickets are £5 per person and are available from Jessica Hughes 01942 866170 or Kath Etches
etcheskath@yahoo.co.uk

Sounds like a good evening with all proceeds going to Abram Church.



Regards
Steven Hyde
Captain, 15th Wigan Boys' Brigade
& 15th Wigan Girls Association
Mobile:07596597896
E-mail: steven_hydest@sky.com

 

Dear Friends,

On Sunday 14th July officers, parents and friends of the company took part in a sponsored bike ride from Manchester to Blackpool to raise monies for the 15th Wigan BB & GA.

 

It was a glorious day and perfect conditions for cycling. The main group broke into two groups for the 64 miles with one group coming in at 4 hours & 5 minutes and the other group at 4hours & 30 minutes. Best of all everybody finished without any accidents/incidents to report.

 

Pictures of the bike ride are on our sitehttp://www.15thwiganbb.co.uk/ gallery, 2013. We have also added some pictures of previous bike rides on our gallery tab.

 

The company would like to express its gratitude to the following cyclists who took part Steven Hyde, Andrew Spencer, Andrew Dean, George Ainsworth, Harry Hemsley, Robert Bailey, Ryan McKenzie, Dave Haskayne & Ian Phillps.

 

A special thanks to Gary & Dawn Holding & Tom Peters owners of the Wigan Roller Rink for kindly sponsoring the event for us and not forgetting Michelle & Katie Hudson who did a great job running the water station  keeping us hydrated.

 

Once we have collected in all our sponsor monies I will let you know the amount raised.

 

Regards

Steven Hyde

Dear Parents & Members,
Just a reminder that Monday & Tuesday 17th & 18th  June is the last BB & GA of the summer term. On these nights all badges achieved by our members will be presented.
Any members who miss the evenings will receive their badges when we start back after the summer holidays on Monday & Tuesday 9th & 10th September.
Regards
Steven Hyde
Captain, 15th Wigan Boys' Brigade 
& 15th Wigan Girls Association 
Mobile:07596597896
E-mail: steven_hydest@sky.com
 Dear Parents, sponsors & friends of the Company,
Can you please help us? On Saturday 8th June we are running a bottle stall at Abram village summer party and we need bottles for our stall.
 
If you are kind enough to donate bottles these can be brought to a BB & GA night on either a Monday or Tuesday evening.  Alternatively give me a ring, send me an email or a text and I’ll pick them up.  
 Bottles of any description will be gratefully appreciated.
 
 I have attached the BB & GA flyer for the event plus a flyer from Abram Church showing all that’s happening on the day.  We are also running a nail painting stall as well.
 If you know anybody who would like to donate bottles for our stall could you please contact me?
 
All monies made from our bottle stall go straight back into this company for our members.
 
If you require any more information please don’t hesitate to contact me.
 
Regards
Steven Hyde
Captain, 15th Wigan Boys' Brigade
& 15th Wigan Girls Association
Mobile:07596597896
E-mail: steven_hydest@sky.com
 

Dear Parents and Members,

 

Just a reminder, there is no BB & GA for three weeks due to the Easter holidays.

15th Wigan BB & GA starts back on Monday & Tuesday 15th & 16th April.

For all we do and when we do it, visit www.15thwiganbb.co.uk

Regards
Steven Hyde
Captain, 15th Wigan Boys' Brigade
& 15th Wigan Girls Association
Mobile:07596597896
E-mail: steven_hydest@sky.com

Dear Parents and Members,

This year’s Junior and Company section camp will be on Friday, Saturday & Sunday 27th, 28th & 29th September at Rock & River outdoor pursuits, Mawdesley, Ormkirk.

We will be arriving on Friday evening and leaving early Sunday morning and doing two activities on the Saturday. On Saturday afternoon we will be giving our Anchor section members an opportunity to join us for a fun packed afternoon. Rock & River are part of the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority.

As in previous camps we will be giving our members different options and this will keep the cost down. Members can do two activates, one or none. More details to follow.


Regards
Steven Hyde
Captain, 15th Wigan Boys' Brigade
& 15th Wigan Girls Association
Mobile:07596597896
E-mail: steven_hydest@sky.com

Dear Parents & Members,

Just a reminder, there is no BB & GA on Monday & Tuesday 11th & 12th February. This is due to the school being on holiday.

We start back on Monday & Tuesday 18th & 19th February.


Regards
Steven Hyde
Captain, 15th Wigan Boys' Brigade
& 15th Wigan Girls Association
Mobile:07596597896
E-mail: steven_hydest@sky.com

Dear Parents & Members,

 

There is no BB & GA on Monday & Tuesday 4th, 5th & 11th, 12th February. This is due to parents evening and the school being on holiday.

 

BB & GA starts back on Monday & Tuesday 18th & 19th February.

 

 

Regards
Steven Hyde
Captain, 15th Wigan Boys' Brigade
& 15th Wigan Girls Association
Mobile:07596597896
E-mail: steven_hydest@sky.com

 

Dear Parents & Members,

Just a reminder, we start back after the Christmas break on Monday and Tuesday 28th & 29th January 2013. We apologise for cancelling last week however we had no option with the adverse weather conditions.

We will no longer be charging for our tuck shop. All our members will receive a free soft drink and biscuits at break time. Alternatively members can bring along their own drink and snack if they wish.

Can all our winners from award evening please bring their shields & trophies to BB & GA on Monday and Tuesday. These are going to be sent away to have the winners names engraved on them. This should take a couple of weeks and then they will be returned to the winners to hold till November 2013.




Regards
Steven Hyde
Captain, 15th Wigan Boys' Brigade
& 15th Wigan Girls Association
Mobile:07596597896
E-mail: steven_hydest@sky.com

Dear Members and Parents,

There is no BB & GA on Monday & Tuesday 21st & 22nd January 2013. The met office website is forecasting more snow on both Monday & Tuesday. We are sorry for the inconvenience, however our member’s safety is our main concern.

BB & GA will be back On Monday & Tuesday 28th & 29th January 2013, weather permitting.  All parents will receive a text to let them know if BB & GA is back on next week.  If you have any queries please contact the officer in charge of the section your son/daughter is in.


Regards
Steven Hyde
Captain, 15th Wigan Boys' Brigade
& 15th Wigan Girls Association
Mobile:07596597896
E-mail: steven_hydest@sky.com

Dear Parents & Members,

We start back after the Christmas break on Monday and Tuesday 21st & 22nd January 2013.

We will no longer be charging for our tuck shop. All our members will receive a free soft drink and biscuits at break time. Alternatively members can bring along their own drink and snack if they wish.

Subs will remain at £1 per person per week and I think you will agree this is good value for money.

Can all our winners from award evening please bring their shields & trophies to BB & GA on Monday and Tuesday. These are going to be sent away to have the winners names engraved on them. This should take a couple of weeks and then they will be returned to the winners to hold till November 2013.

Our website has been in existence since 1st June 2001 and was running on old software. This was giving us problems when updating the site.

We have now built a new site and our address remains the same www.15thwiganbb.co.uk

Some of the things on the site are:

  • current news, all correspondence sent out by email is also put on the site.
  • Diary dates, all BB & GA evenings, holidays and events till we break up for the summer.
  • Gallery, this shows all photos of events we do.
  • All award evening and remembrance parade photos are now on the site.
  • BB & GA forms, you can now download a uniform order form.

Plus much more information, please take a look and see what you think.

 

Regards
Steven Hyde
Captain, 15th Wigan Boys' Brigade
& 15th Wigan Girls Association
Mobile:07596597896
E-mail: steven_hydest@sky.com

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