July Newsletter – What’s going on this month?

Monthly Update


July 2014  

It felt like the whole of Yorkshire went cycling mad but didn’t the Grand Depart do us proud? Thanks to everyone who helped customise the HASSRA Leeds bike as part of the celebrations, especially Trina Elkington who sourced and painted it for us. The bike is on display in the restaurant for a few more days before we donate it to Meanwood Valley Urban Farm who help youngsters re engage with school and build their cycling skills in the process.

Read the latest  HASSRA Leeds newsletter to find out how HASSRA leeds can help you and your family live life to the full and please contact me if you want to learn how to do marbling effects on your fingernails on 23rd July. Our nhe next edition is due on 7th August. Please send any contributions to the.newsletter@hotmail.co.uk by 28th July.


Elizabeth Letaief

News roundup


  • Congratulations to Gary Burns who won tickets to the Tour De France Team Presentation ceremony on 3rd July. Look out for more free draws for tickets to see Ed Sheeran and Madness (performing on different dates, not together) later this year!
  • Well done to Phil Corbett who won £30 in June’s Sudoku competition. Try your hand at winning this month’s £30 prize by entering our July Tour de France wordsearch
  • Contact Stuart.Wiltshire@dwp.gsi.gov.uk if you want to join our Pictionary Tournament on 15th July in the Woodpecker at 5pm. Refreshments will be supplied. The winning team will go through to the Regional round later this year. You don’t have to be a HASSRA member to play!
  • It’s the annual Angling Club have a go day on 17th July. Contact George Roe 0113 2324244 or John Douglas ext 0113 2327574 if you want to join them in Harrogate
  • Read about Sal Hopkinson’s Ben Nevis trek and our recent trip to the Good Food Show
  • Listen out for our choir who will be performing in Quarry House restaurant and one of the courtyard gardens on 17th July
  • The Social Cycling Club is meeting on 22nd July at 4pm in the Woodpecker. Pop along to find out what’s happening on two wheels and help plan future events and activities. Contact trina.elkington@nhs.net for more details
  • Check out our updated list of live events at cinemas. HASSRA Leeds members can claim a partial refund against tickets purchased
  • Contact mickmorby@ntlworld.com if you’re interested in rambling around Knaresborough, Nidd Gorge and Harrogate on 17th July or glenispannal@gmail.com if you fancy joining the Annual Pudding Walk on 9th August
  • There’s still time to claim apartial refund on tickets to any theatre/music venue in Yorkshire in July or August or tickets to the Yorkshire Festival
  • If you want to play board games on 13th August, contact stuart.wiltshire@dwp.gsi.gov.uk or Martin.Brown1@dwp.gsi.gov.uk 
  • A few places are left on the New Year trip to Hayling Island from 26th January 2015 and the Valkenburg Christmas trip from 20th November. The deadline for booking both is 31st July
  • You can borrow one of the Historic Houses or Harewood House cards, take the whole family out for the day and don’t forget to send us a photo!
  • Read about the new Regional HASSRA offer for tickets to theFull Monty on 20th September
  • If you work for DWP, DH or any of their partners in Quarry House, you can join HASSRA by completing the membership form on the National HASSRA website. Membership will be taken from your salary every month
  • If you’ve lost your National HASSRA membership card, fill in the membership form on the National HASSRA website to get a replacement (just mark it as a request for a replacement)




Dates for your diary

This is a list of dates for your diary and may include reference to trips and events that are happening but booking may have closed. If places are available, they will be advertised in the current edition of the newsletter:

  • Great Yorkshire Show, 8th to 10th July
  • Angling Club, Raker Lakes, Highbank Lake, 12th July
  • Pictionary tournament, Woodpecker, 15th July at 5pm
  • Golf Society 3rd event, Selby 16th July
  • NEW! Choir performance in Quarry House, 17th July exact venue tbc
  • NEW! Ramble around Knaresborough, Nidd Gorge etc, 17th July
  • Golf Club Captain’s Quaitch, Huddersfield 17th July
  • Taste Tour de France wines with Tess Brook, 17th July
  • Angling Club Have a Go Day, 19th July
  • Anderton Boat Lift Weekend trip, 19th to 20th July
  • NEW! Social Cycling Club meeting, 4pm Woodpecker 22nd July
  • NEW! Learn Nail Marbling with the Craft Club, 23rd July
  • Climbing and Bouldering, Leeds Wall 24th July
  • Latitude 6th Birthday Wine and Liquor tasting, 31st July
  • Book People, Woodpecker, 4th and 5th August
  • Trip to Coronation Street, 5th August
  • NEW! Call My Bluff wine tasting, 7th August
  • NEW! Annual Pudding walk, 9th August
  • NEW! Board gaming, 5pm 12th August
  • NEW! Golf Club Summer Salver, 13th August
  • London trip 22nd to 24th August
  • Angling Club Langwith, Emma’s Lake, 23rd August
  • Golf Society trip to North Berwick 24th to 26th August
  • NEW! Wine tasting presented by Paul Gilbert, 29th August
  • Sunday Times Wine Club tasting, 3rd September
  • Rambling in Austrian Alps, 6th September
  • Angling Club, Viking Fishery Fox Lake, 13th September
  • Virgin wine tasting, 20th September
  • Full Monty, Machester 20th September
  • NEW! McMillan Coffee Morning, 26th September
  • Rambling Bassenthwaite, 4th to 7th October
  • Angling Club, Woodlands Curlew Lake, 4th October
  • Blackpool Irish Music Trip, 16th to 17th November
  • Valkenburg Christmas Markets and Three Countries, 20th to 25th November
  • Ski trip to Andorra, 18th to 25th January 2015
  • New Year’s trip to Hayling Island, 26th to 30th January 2015




Regular events

  • Craft club meets on Wednesdays at 12:00. Contact Janet.coy@dwp.gsi.gov.uk
  • Christian Fellowship, Wednesdays at 12:15
  • Darts practice, Woodpecker, 12:30 Wednesdays. Contact Ian.Gibson@dwp.gsi.gov.uk
  • Choir meets in the Woodpecker Bar on Thursdays at 13:00
  • Guitar Lessons, Tuesdays/Thursdays 12:00 and 13:00
  • Ballroom and Latin lessons, Sports Hall, Fridays at 13:00. Contact Neil.Parkinson@nhs.net
  • Wine Club meets at 17:00 in the Woodpecker (various dates – see programme)
  • Golf Society – monthly programme
  • Wargame Board game and Roleplaying Club (various dates – see timetable)
  • Forum Classes
  • The Book People (Woodpecker Bar) 4th/5th August from 11:30 am
  • Subscribe to the HASSRA Leeds newsletter blog to find out as soon as the newsletter’s been published and to pick up the latest news when it’s released



Member Benefits and Ticket Offers

Find out more about the following benefits available to HASSRA Leeds members:

  • Save up to 50% on Great Yorkshire Show tickets with Regional HASSRA
  • 50% refund on tickets to the Harrogate Spring Flower Show
  • 50% (up to £10) Easter ticket refund offer at any music or theatre venue in Yorkshire
  • Free slice of cake at Apetite deli with every order over £3.50
  • 50% cash back on attendance and equipment hire at Climbing and Bouldering events
  • 10% off at Fairuz restaurant
  • 15% off at the Aagrah
  • £10 off trainers and 10% discount on other goods at Up and Running, Boar Lane
  • Half price initial Wine Club session
  • Free Quarry House shuttle bus (not specific to HASSRA)
  • A free month of fitness at The Forum when your recommended friend joins
  • Free swim (new members)
  • Cinema Vouchers: Cineworld £5.16, Vue £3.89, Showcase £4.80 (collect on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from Phil at The Forum)
  • Free entrance to Harewood House (contact The Forum)
  • Historic Houses entrance card (contact The Forum)
  • 10% discount on Northern Heights Tree Specialists services if you say you’re a HASSRA Leeds member (email info@northernheightstrees.com)
  • Wedding Photography packages from £350 at www.photothentic.co.uk. Say you’re a member ofHASSRA Leeds for an extra 25% discount (limited availability)

·         10% off plant orders from North Leeds Garden Design for HASSRA Leeds members (www.northleedsgardendesign.co.uk )

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