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News from PACT - February 2nd 2014
Welcome to our February 2014 newsletter and details of our first trip which is to Pets Corner in May. We are also now in the process of opening up the caravans and they will be available for holidays from the end of March until the beginning of November. Please see below for details of how to book.
 
Christmas Party and Bowling
It was lovely to see so many families at the Christmas Party and we hope you all had fun. It was great that we had such a variety of entertainment from Magic Daz, Dance Insain and The Ratells and still had time for the usual games, dancing, photos with the Sheffield Wednesday mascot and a special visit from Father Christmas. The bowling trip for the teenagers was to Hollywood Bowl and a group of about 40 children and helpers were there for the evening. The staff at the venue were excellent and we hope everyone who went had a great time whether or not they won! We would also like to pass on a very big thank you to everyone who helped at both these events, we couldn't manage without you.

Events for the teenagers
As the bowling event was such a success again, this year we are looking at arranging some events specifically for the teenagers (aged 12 and above). Please contact the office if you have any suggestions of what we could do and if you would be interested in these events. We will then organise the trips and publicise them in the usual way through the Newsletter.

Dates for your Diary
Open Garden Event
Chris and Keith Littlewood will again be opening their garden at 9 Meadowhead Avenue, Sheffield to raise funds for PACT. The garden will be open from 1pm to 5pm on the 26th and 27th April and it would be lovely to see you there. The entry fee is £2 for an adult with accompanied children free. So if you are a keen gardener or simply like to sit in beautiful surroundings enjoying a cup of tea and homemade cakes, then this event is for you! If you are able to provide any baking for this event, please contact the PACT Office.  
 
PACT Charity Ball
The ball will be on Saturday 17th May at Baldwin's Omega, Sheffield. Tickets are £45 each for a five course meal and entertainment which this year will be singer Paul Pashley who is known as the "singer with the velvet voice": there will also be a raffle and a silent auction.  If you are interested in booking tickets/a table (tables normally seat 10), please contact the PACT Office for full details and a booking form. If anyone has prizes suitable for the raffle or silent auction please let the office know, they will be greatly appreciated. We are also selling advertising space (full or half page adverts) in the ball brochure; please contact the office for more information.

Remembering Day
This event for bereaved PACT families will be held on Sunday 29th June 2014. For more details please contact the social work team on 0114 271 7406.
 
Pets Corner Trip - Saturday 10th May
Please contact the PACT Office if you would like to go on the trip to Pets Corner at Sundown Adventureland; this is a children's theme park which is specifically designed for young families with children under the age of 10 and is not suitable for teenagers.  Please note that transport is not provided so you will have to make your own way there but car parking is free. You will need to tell us your name, address and phone number as well as how many adults and children are coming. A maximum of 2 adults per family please and don't forget to tell us if you need any vegetarian lunches. PACT will supply everyone with admission tickets and a packed lunch. We must have replies back in the office by the 25th April so that we can confirm numbers, organise the lunches and send out tickets.  Please note that the tickets are only valid on the 10th May.  
 
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