Last year’s president of Malvern Circle, Bro Nick Bannister, presented a cheque for £650 to his presidential charity, Young Epilepsy, together with a cheque for £100 which had been raised by the wives of the Circle’s Brothers.
The cheques were handed over to Martha Knight, Young Epilepsy’s Individual Engagement Executive, who thanked the Malvern Catenians and their wives for their generosity
Young Epilepsy cares for young people up to the age of 25 who suffer from severe epilepsy. About 700 staff are required to look after the 100 young people at the centre. The number of people under the age of 25 in the UK with epilepsy is around 112,000, with 1 in 5 having learning or intellectual disabilities.
Of the 1,150 deaths from epilepsy 10 years ago, about 10 per cent were young people under the age of 25.
Brothers and ladies of Kenilworth Circle were treated to excellent taster of bowling at The Highway Bowls club in Coventry on 8 August. The weather was perfect for a very enjoyable evening of bowls which started with some basic tuition from the club members which included Brother Danny and Marie McAree and then we played 5 or 6 ends of bowling and finished with a competition where everyone was involved. The spider competition was won by Hazel Prescott who won a bottle of whisky! We then retired to the Old Coventrian’s Rugby clubhouse for some drinks and cold buffet. In the photo is winner Hazel with Brother Bede Hayes who organised the event and 2 members of The Highway Bowls club.
Redditch once again hosted a very successful golf day on Tuesday 6th August. This was originally for the 5 Worcestershire Circles but now open to all, including LADIES for the first time.
The hosts won the team prize – Hari Nasta, John Casey & Brian Green..
Best individual score – Hari Nasta.
Best visitor – John Quinn, brother of Jim Quinn.
Best lady – Catherine Maund
Thanks to John Casey for all his hard work in organising such a succesful event. Good golf, good food & good fun..
A NOTE FOR YOUR DIARIES: Tuesday 4th August 2020
Redditch Golf course (the finest in Worcestershire) invites the Catenian 5 circles, plus all catenian golfers & friends & most importantly our Lady golfers, to another fantastic day of golf, friendship & fun.
Put the date in your diary & contact John Casey email@example.com
On Sunday 4th August Kenilworth Circle made their annual visit to Kilworth House open air theatre to watch the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical CATS. Sunday was our 7th visit to watch the excellent musicals in the unique outdoor woodland setting. These visits prove to be very popular and we had 30 ladies, brothers and families with us this year. The weather was kind to us allowing a good number to picnic in the extensive grounds before the musical started but to add to the drama, we had some thunder and heavy rain during the second half of the performance! We look forward to our 8th visit next year!
On Saturday night the 20th July Redditch Catenians held their Presidents Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel & afterwards enjoyed a meal in the servants hall at Hanbury Hall. A good turnout of 35 Brothers, wives & guests were able to wander around the parterre gardens, enjoying the sunshine with a glass of wine in hand before enjoying an excellent meal.