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Happy New Year 2017


Firstly, Happy New Year from everyone at Watch US Grow, we hope you all had a wonderful festive period, we certainly did!! We had a lovely 2 weeks off and are now back to work and ready for another very busy year for us all! No surprise from Watch US Grow, we were not idle over the holidays, we were busy out and about having made plans with some of the students over the holidays. Our last day before Christmas was Tuesday the 23rd, and we always finish with our Lucky Dip. Palacerigg Golf Club was kind enough this year to offer to host our lucky dip. This took a lot of stress away from us, so Thank You very much to Palacerigg Golf Club for your very generous offer and your kind hospitality.

The whole afternoon was fab, Santa even came to visit to help hand out all the presents!! There was also a great feast laid on, with lots of lovely nibbles, crisps and biscuits. It was good to see everyone before we broke up for Christmas. Our next event was on Boxing Day. The Christmas period can be lonely for some of our students and their families so we planned a lovely lunch at The Smiddy and we were joined by a few of our students. The food was delicious and it was nice to chat to our students, catch up and hear what wonderful goodies Santa brought them!

As some of you may know, Watch US Grows weekly Keep Fit Class has now moved to the Badminton For You building next to the Irn-Bru factory. They had also kindly offered to hold a Badminton class for us on a Friday afternoon. To top it all off, Badminton For You created a special ‘Fun Day’, just for the students of Watch US Grow!! This was held on Monday the 28th and what a fantastic day it was! The students took part in Badminton, Boccia and various other sports. Lunch was included for the day, this allowed our guys to re-fuel and continue the fun.

The day was such a success, Badminton For You have offered to have a Fun Day for Watch Us Grow once a month!! This is fantastic news and we would like to say a massive Thank You to Malcolm and the team for your enthusiasm and for your great generosity over the past months, and we look forward to much more Badminton in the future!

After our Fun Day, we were now allowed to put our feet up and enjoy what was left of 2015.

Everyone here at Watch US Grow would like to take a moment to say a huge Thank You to all our volunteers, staff, customers and students for another unforgettable year.

Here’s to another one!! 2017 is already becoming very busy so keep your eyes on the website and also our Facebook page for all the news and our whereabouts throughout the year.

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