Local MND East Dorset & New Forest Get Together in Christchurch

Today I was going over to Christchurch for a get together of the local East Dorset and New Forest MND Association group.   As Rosemary’s sister Joan lives nearby she came along too and we had a little pootle around Christchurch first.

We then made our way to Start Joseph’s Church Hall in Purewell where they hold some of their meetings. It was nice to catch up with everyone. They really make you feel welcome and put on a lovely spread of fresh sandwiches, 🍰 etc …mmm.  There was also a quiz but we were well down the list when it came to correct answers!

We had a chat with volunteers, MND sufferers and their carers and two people very kindly bought one of my desk calendars, so that’s another £10 uploaded to my just giving page.

It was nice to catch up with Joan, so a good time was had by all.

I must say the MND Association staff and volunteers do put in a tremendous amount of hard work and I shall be helping at some of their future events so keep your eyes peeled #wheresthatbear!

My First Adventure of 2018 – Noel Brodie at the Bournemouth Pavilion

After relaxing and putting my paws up over Christmas, it’s time to get out and about again on my big adventure in aid of the  Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Having stolen the show in the bhlivetickets Bournemouth Pantomine (and letting me have a souvenir photo with Isabel), I decided to go and see Noel Brodie’s solo show, A Different Side. at the Pavilion, which is a local venue.

      

Noel Brodie came out to start the show in his panto outfit, had some banter with the audience and then introduced his support acts for the first half: David Arnold and Tamar Broadbent 

      

David Arnold, also known as Welsh Dave, was very funny with some good observational comedy and Tamar Broadbent is a very talented lady who describes herself as a Comedian – Songwriter – Singer – Actor – Musician.  It was a refreshing mix of comedy and funny songs at the piano, some of it was rather filthy, but funny nonetheless!

After the obligatory ice-cream at the interval, Noel came on for part two.  He called himself a meandering comedian and was very amusing. Being an old bear myself, my brain is always meandering!  He involved members of the audience, which included some members of his family and it was genuinely a fun evening.

A great start to my year of adventures!