Gil Ruff, Headlines' administrator, and Eric Ruff, the Secretary of the charity and a voluntary Trustee of Headlines have announced their retirement, to take effect at the end of September 2016.
We have taken on board the feedback we received from our last Family Weekend in Coventry last June and this year we have opted for a totally different Family Weekend. We hope to run a more formal one-day Conference later in the year for discussion forums and talks, which will be aimed at adults. So this Family Weekend will focus on family fun with lots of supervised outdoor entertainment with activities for both children and adults and families to do together. Best of all, the weekend will be "all inclusive" of food and beverages* with dining provided for in Windmill Farmís dining hall.
Adventure Plus - who have been providing entertaining activities for the older children (7+) these last few years at the Holiday Inn - now have a great setting on an old dairy farm - Windmill Farm - set in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside. We have exclusive use of the whole venue for our weekend. You will need to dress for the weather!
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Following our recent member survey, we have listened to all your comments and will be announcing new initiatives soon. Thank you to all who took part.
The first of these new initiatives is E-News! Here we will be bringing you regular digital updates on our activities plus member stories and articles in this format from now on. The printed magazine 'Headline News' will still be published in a fresh format starting later this year. These are just a couple of many new ideas we are implementing,
In the meantime if you'd like us to share your stories, pictures and fund-raising activities, please send them in to us.
We hope you enjoy this new format E-News and encourage any feedback you may have to help us deliver what you need.
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The Headlines Family Weekend is our main event, which we host annually and generally runs from Saturday morning to Sunday lunch time.Please click here for more information.
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