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One Voice Winter 2013 Edition 26

Andrea 2013

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Fromthe Editor

Welcome to theWinter edition of One Voice. The darker nights are here and Christmas is almost upon us.

During the past fewmonths I have been to various events including carer workshops and Carer’s Rights Day. I also have been networking with other charities and chatting with NMC clients and carers.

It’s been a busy time for our family. In September we embarked on some major alterations and adaptations to our home which will include a wetroom, a larger, accessible kitchen and lounge and widened doorways. Thankfully we have been living in rented accommodation so we’ve not had to live amongst all the dust and debris.We’ve had lots of decisions tomake but the project is nearing completion and we are looking forward tomoving back home again in a couple of weeks in time for Christmas!

In this edition Veronica shares her trip to the USA along Route 66, closer to home Stephen tells us about hismini break to The Lion Quays Hotel Resort in Oswestry and Bob fills us in on travelling by train in a wheelchair. Karen, Paul and Veronica share their experiences of wearing othotics and several clients explain how using a scooter gives themmore independence.We share in the profile of Nigel Burgess. There’s information on the flu and pneumonia jabs. We look at how buying the right bed andmattress canmake all the differ- ence to a good night’s sleep!

There’s also some information and ideas on how you can support the NMC this Christmas, whether it’s buying Christmas cards, entering the NMC lottery, shopping on-line or helping at one of our collection dates. Please remember to take photos during the festive period as our Photography Competition closing date is looming. You never know youmight be the lucky winner!

Finally, thank you for your contributions to One Voice this year. Please continue to stay in touch during 2014 with all your thoughts, experiences and ideas.

That leavesme to wish you all a peaceful Christmas and good wishes for a happy and healthy 2014.

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• L i f e wi t h a n Or t h o t i c

• B u y i n g a b e d

• I n d e p e n d e n c e wi t h a s c o o t e r

• T h e U SA - T r a v e l l i n g R o u t e 6 6

• T r a i n t r a v e l i n y o u r wh e e l c h a i r

• E a t i n g o u t . . . i n Ch e s t e r

• Ca r e r s P e r s o n a l B u d g e t s

• K e e p i n g h e a l t h y t h i s Wi n t e r

• Di e t i n g

Photography Competition

Competition runs from July to January 2014.

You can enter asmany categories as you want.

1 Category is £2 per entry 3 Categories for £5

The Categories are:

1. Animals 2. Family and Friends 3. Seasons 4. Portraits 5. Landscapes 6. Abstract

P r o d u c e d b y NMC D e s i g n a n d P r i n t T e l : 0 1 6 0 6 8 6 3 4 6 4

• P r o f i l e – Ni g e l B u r g e s s

• S u p p o r t i n g NMC t h i s Ch r i s tma s !

• Di a r y Da t e s

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