DBA UK Family Weekend 2015 – BOOKING OPEN

DBA UK Family Weekend 2015 booking is now OPEN!
The weekend will include the AGM which will be on Sunday 17th May.

There’s lots to read on what happened at previous Family Weekends.

You can use our new online booking form here –
http://diamondblackfan.org.uk/booking-form/

Or you can use the old style invitation and booking form,
which you will need to fill in and email/post to the DBA UK Secretary

 Booking Form (word doc format)

 Booking Form (rich text format)

 Booking Form (pdf format)

This year’s DBA UK Family Weekend is being held over the weekend of the 15th/16th/17th of May this year, As with previous years, accommodation and meals are paid for by DBA UK, but people are welcome to make voluntary donations towards this weekend if they wish.

It will be held at PGL Caythorpe, which is approximately 8 miles north from Grantham or 25 miles east from Nottingham.

The address is – PGL Caythorpe Court, Caythorpe Heath Lane, Caythorpe, Lincolnshire, NG32 3ER

Here is a google maps link to the location – http://goo.gl/maps/aaeuD

We will have a programme of activities for both younger children and adults, including talks from medical professionals and break out sessions where we can get to know each other and share stories.

The children will be taken out during the day on a huge variety of activities with the PGL staff which can include –

Abseiling, Aeroball, All Aboard, Archery, Ball Sports, Challenge Course, Climbing, Fencing, Giant Swing, High Ropes, History Trail, Initiative Exercises, Jacob’s Ladder, Kayaking, Low Ropes Course, Orienteering, Problem Solving, Quad Biking, Raft Building, Rifle Shooting, Sensory Trail, Survivor, Team Challenge Programme, Team Games, Trapeze and finally  Zip Wire!

If you would like more information about PGL Caythorpe you can find it here – http://www.pgl.co.uk/PGLWeb/Schools/Primary-schools/adventure/centres/CaythorpeCourt_activities

We will have the usual PGL staff to look after the youngest children so you can focus fully on the talks. Please note if you are bringing a baby, you will need to bring your own high chair and also baby bath due to the wet room style bathrooms. Additionally everyone will need to bring their own towels, but you do not need any bedding as this is already provided.

We would also encourage as many adult patients to come along as possible as we will be including break out sessions for you too, these can easily be located in the bar if needs be!

If you have any medical paraphernalia you use for your DBA, pumps, needles, medications, or any specialist day to day equipment to help you with basic tasks such as lock openers or elastic laces etc, please bring them along. Every part of your routine management, no matter how ‘routine’ it is to you, will be very helpful information to someone else.

If you would prefer external accommodation and to head on to the site each day, you are welcome to do this, but DBA UK will not be able to cover the hotel costs. (Please still let us know if you intend to do this so we can manage attendance numbers correctly)

This is the nearest Travelodge (6 miles away) – http://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/177/Sleaford-hotel

We would love to have our biggest attendance yet for the 15th annual Family Weekend this year! Whether you’ve been before and don’t come any longer or if this will be your first, we would love to have as many DBA patients together as possible, and we can only do it if you join us.

If there are other DBA families who see the same consultants as you, please tell them about the Family Weekend and give them a copy of the invitation, it really is important to have as many people there as possible.

If you would like to come, please complete the booking form at the top of this post and email it to the DBA UK Secretary, Kieran Teasdale. Feel free to ask any questions you might have too!

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