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Another fabulous week was had by some of our members on yet another residential. This time to Anglesey. Apart from the Beach walks, outings to various pubs and cafés and sightseeing, the trip to Puffin Island was the highlight of the week, with sightings of many birds we hadn't seen before. Anglesey Horse Riding Centre was also a firm favourite. 

Walking the Pigs

We have taken Betsy and Mabel (Waves pigs) for a walk along the canal. We have to have a special licence! We also walk on an approved route so we don't meet anyone walking their own pig. All the members enjoyed the walk, although the pigs seem more interested in eating rather than walking!  

The Bug Hotel

Jason McCartney, a local MP came to open our bug hotel last week.

Check our Facebook page for more pictures and info

Update of Garden

The new projects in the garden are coming on nicely. Ivan and team have levelled a piece of land ready to plant fruit bushes. A local man, Jonny Sykes is creating us a Bug Hotel and natural habitat to encourage our wildlife. We are waiting for the next litter of a Kune Kune pigs to be born at a farm in the Dales and at 8 weeks we can bring home two of our own to the new recycled pig arc we have bought. 

A group of Volunteers are coming to make a start on our sensory garden in April

New Chicks!!

We have some new chicks, check out our gallery for more pictures.

Wild West Extravaganza

Venue: Waves

Date: 21st June 2013

Time: 7pm - late

Come for an evening of Line Dancing, there will be a buffet and a bar to keep you dancing all night.

Snow report

Waves is open for business today, staff are walking in to ensure that any members that arrive will be looked after.

Taxis will make every attempt to pick up members if it is safe to do so, any further information please read inclement weather policy.

Pie & Pea Evening

Pie and Pea Evening

Tuesday the 2nd of October. 6:30pm

Everybody Welcome

The Olimpix have started!

The Olympix have started and we have loads of pics to upload soon!!!

Rabbit news

We are pleased to say that our rabbit has settled in really well. He has had a run around the centre on several occasions and he has now moved in with the guinea pigs so he has a bit more room to play and clean etc. 

Back Garden

Our poly tunnel arrived last week but seeing as the majority of our building team are on their jollies at Center Parcs it won't be put up until next week. In the mean time though we thought it would be nice to show u the back garden. As u can see the decking is done and the members are enjoying chilling on it when the weather is good enough. Also you can see that the potatoes we wrote about last week are growi

Health & Beauty

We are are now offering a Health and Beauty day for the general public, on a wednesday.

We will be offering things like Manicures, Pedicures, massage.........

If you are interested in booking an appointment then please get in contact for prices!

Sell, Sell, Sell

Ruth made a beautiful picture out of felt the other day, (you can see it being made in the events gallery) that she sold for an impressive £20! well done Ruth! 

Waves Variety Show

On the 9th of December Waves is Hosting a Variety Show staring majority of our members. Doors open at 7.00pm, the show starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £5 each and you can buy them directly from us.

Waves Fashion Show

Waves is hosting a Fashion Show on the 14th July at 7.15pm.

Tickets cost £5 each or a table of four with waitress service and a complimentary bottle of Cava for £30.

Licensed Bar, Clothes by Mellor Gray and Accessories by Pink Kissimo.

Tickets available from The Little Bridge Wine Bar, Slaithwaite.

Award Ceremony atGalpharm Stadium

WE WON!!!!!

Thank you so much to all the Employers of Slaithwaite, The Calender Girls,Wendy Hallas from Lloyds TSB for making it all possible, Parents, friends, members and especially Michael Blake for nominating us for the award.

We had a fabulous evening, thank you.

Examiner award

Waves have  been put forward for an award and will be attending the Examiner Awards Ceremony on the 6th June at the Galpharm Stadium. Over 50 tickets have been bought by family members and local business people who are involved in the community of Slaithwaite and support Waves. 

Grand Opening of Waves

Over 100 people attended the opening of the centre on Wednesday the 16th March 2011.

Despite the fact that Cllr Ridgway was unable to open the Centre due to a last minute engagement, Lynne Bradbury stood in for him and retired Headmaster from Almondbury High School, Mike Nolan made a passionate and rousing speech.

All the male members were wearing dinner suits provided by Terry of Blackburns and the ladies had their hair done by The Salon in Slaithwaite.

The Little

"Waves has been a life saver for Lewis, the fact that they are proactive in finding work placements for the individual is fantastic."

Andrew says:
"If it wasn’t for Waves I would be stuck at home. I love it!"

Tom Hall says:
"They take us to some nice places, I enjoy coming to Waves!"

"Waves is fantastic! Ryan had fish for the first time at Waves, so we can go to the chippy now for fish and chips."

Ashton says:
"I like having my nails done with my tokens"

Liam says:
"Coming to Waves has made me less lazy and I’m encouraged to try new things."

James says:
"I like to help clean the animals and I like going out."

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