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News from PACT - October 2013


Dear <<First Name>>

Welcome to our October 2013 Newsletter.

Trip to Drayton Manor
This year over 250 went to Drayton Manor and so there were 3 coaches as well as families in their own cars. Everyone had fun on the rides and at the zoo and Thomas Land and the weather was very kind to us too. Thanks to everyone who gave their deposits as donations and all those who had a go on the coach raffles.
 
2013 Christmas Cards
You can see all the new designs on the PACT website or in the office.  There are 8 new designs priced at £3.75 or £4.00 for a pack of 10. We also have some previous year's designs available at £1.50 a pack. If you are interested in taking a sample set or wish to order some cards please contact the office by phone or email. Please note we are only able to accept cash or cheques in payment and we cannot post the cards out.
 
Christmas Tree Festival
The Christmas Tree Festival at Tapton Masonic Hall in Sheffield officially opens on Friday 29th November this year. The Festival is open to the public so please contact the Hall on 0114 266 0051 for further information or to book lunches. PACT are having a decorated tree as usual and this year we are being supported by Ensor Drury Lodge (3278).

Sprout Recipe Books
This collection of recipes featuring the humble sprout was the brainchild of two PACT Mums, Debbie and Rachel and though launched a couple of years ago now, it is still selling well.  The recipes are delicious and the proceeds come to PACT so there are two good reasons to buy a copy. The books are available for £5 from the PACT Office or via the Sprout Ladies' website at www.onceasprout.com There are also some celebrity signed books available, please contact Debbie on 07887 547697 for further information.
 
PACT Charity Ball 2014
Our Charity Ball will be held on Saturday 17th May at Baldwins Omega, Sheffield, and our entertainment for the evening is Paul Pashley. Tickets are £45 each which is great value for a meal, entertainment and a disco. This is PACT's main organised fundraising event and full details of how to book your tickets will be in our next newsletter in January. Its an excuse to dress up, and meet other families as well as a fantastic night out with good food and great entertainment.
 
Christmas Party
The PACT Christmas Party this year will be on Sunday 1st December from 11 am to 3 pm and will be in the 1867 Lounge at Sheffield Wednesday Football Club. We will have the usual games, magic and a disco together with food, face painting, a raffle and the Tombola. Since the party is planned for the younger children we are restricting it to children aged 12 and under, with 2 accompanying adults per family. We are aware that for some children aged 13 and over the party is still appropriate and so exceptions can be made, please contact the PACT office to discuss this. There will be a separate bowling evening for those aged 13 and over. There is a Christmas Party page on the PACT website where you can find out all the details.

Website Updates
Here are a couple of recent stories we have published on the PACT website.

Changes to the Trustees and Officers

PACT kids team up with Silversmiths 

Rotherham Scooter Club raise £1,800 for PACT
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