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Medals Galore for Windsor Mencap at 2017 Slough Games

Another Win for the Windsor Mencap Bowling Team

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Windsor Mencap Wins at Winchester Bowls Competition

Martin Lyons receives Volunteer Award at Maidenhead Town Hall

Windsor Mencap Wins Again at The Slough Games

Continued Success for The Windsor Mencap Bowling Team

Success at Regional Bowls Pairs Day

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Medals Galore for Windsor Mencap at 2017 Slough Games

Windsor Mencap Sports Club

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Another Win for the Windsor Mencap Sports Club Bowling Team

Congratulations to John, Dougal, Abbie, Garry & Carlos who won the Gloucester Ope Regional Bowling competition for people with disabilities, hosted by Great Western Bowls at the Cotswold Bowls Club in Stroud on 7th June 2017.

With 10 teams from around the country taking part, the "Windsor Royals" team were League 2 winners beating the "Isle of Wight Dolphins" in the final and taking home an engraved Sheild trophy to keep for the year.  This success follows on from the teams success in 2015 and 2016when they won the Regional Bowling Competition in Winchester.  The Windsor Royals have dominated this league, having also won in 2002, 2004, 2011 and 2015!

Many thanks to Linda Watson for managing the team, John Sisme for driving the minibus and the Desborough Bowling Club in Maidenhead who have generously provided facilities and coaching for the team

Thanks to our charity walkers at the 2016 Slough Together Walk

Thank you to everyone who helped raise funds for Windsor Mencap by taking part in the Slough Together Walk.  Organised by Slough Rotary, the 5 mile walk takes in beautiful local scenery including the Thames and Jubilee Rivers and Windsor Castle.  Thankfully it was a dry, if a little chilly, day.  Martin, Lynda and Anthony led the way, followed by Lin and Julie. 

Windsor Mencap Slough Together Walk 2016 

Windsor Mencap Sports Club Wins at Winchester Bowling Competition

Congratulations to Dougal and John for retaining their winning streak at the Southern Region Bowls Tournament 2016 held at the Riverside Indoor Bowling Club in Winchester on Saturday 12 March 2016.

Some 26 bowlers took part and were paired up in random for each match, so Dougal and John had different partners for each of their five 45 minute matches during the ‘league’ part of the competition. Dougal was top scorer on the day with 35 points; the second highest was 28 points.

Both Dougal and John qualified for the Final between the top 4 scorers. John and his partner won whilst Dougal and his partner were the overall runners up. Both John and Dougal received engraved glasses, which they are proudly holding in the picture above.

Thanks to Linda and Peter Watson for managing and driving the team and to Desborough Bowling Club who generously provide practice time for the Windsor team

Windsor Mencap Bowls Team Win

Dougal, Linda and John at Winchester

Martin wins award at the 2015 Voluntary Sector Awards

Congratulations to Martin Lyons who received a "Special Commendation" award at the 2015 Voluntary Sector Awards held at Maidenhead Town Hall in October.  Martin was recognised for his committed work for both United Voices and Windsor Mencap.  Well done Martin, we're proud of you, and keep up the good work!

WAM Volunteer Awards 2015

Windsor Mencap Team Win 3 Golds at The Slough Games, 2015

Well done to the Team from Windsor Mencap who came home from this years Slough Games with an incredible 3 Gold Medals.  The event is organised each year by PALS.  

 The "Golden Trio" was led by veteran team captain, John Emmons, who delivered gold in golf and the men's walking race. Heather Ifill, in her first time at the event, won gold in target bowls on both Saturday and then again on Sunday along with a special award for field sports. The weekend was rounded off by Dougal Watson winning his gold medal in a tense and very tightly fought Boccia final.

Darren Thatcher and Belinda O'Connell won special awards for shot put and archery respectively, with Michael Harrison and Chris Barker medalling in golf.

It was noteable across both participants and supporters that though winning was important to everyone, fair play amongst competitors and doing the best you could was central to a wonderful weekend.

Special thanks for Adrian and Romola who braved the cold to to take our team to the two day event.  

Windsor Mencap Winners at PALS Slough Games

L-R Heather Ifill, John Emmons, Dougal Watson, Terry Pattison (Rotary), Adrian Greensmith, Chris Barker, Darren Thatcher, Slough Mayor

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Windsor Mencap Triumph at Gloucester Competition

Well done John, Dougal, Abbie and Bindy who won first place at the 2015 Gloucester Open Regional Bowling Competition in Stroud, on Wednesday 3rd June 2015.  The team beat 7 other teams from the Isle of Wight, Derby, The Cotswolds, Dursley and 3 teams from South Wales before emerging as winners and taking the trophy.  This will be engraved and is ours for the year! 

Thanks to Linda Watson for managing the team, John Sismey and Peter Watson for driving the team and the Desborough Bowling Club in Maidenhead for their generous support throughout the year.

Windsor Mencap Win at Gloucester Bowling Competition

Success at Regional Bowls Pairs Day in Winchester

Disability Games Windsor MencapOn 21st March 2015 the Windsor Mencap team took part in a Regional Bowls Pairs Day competition for people with varied disabilities in Winchester. Windsor competed against teams from Aylesbury, West Sussex, Salisbury, Woking and Winchester.

The competition was hosted by the ‘Swan Bowlers for People with Disabilities’ in the Winchester
Riverside Indoor Bowling Club.  16 pairs took part and the top 4 scorers, who were all from our Windsor team, competed in the final.

Dougal Watson and Abbie McNabe were the top scorers in the first round with Nigel Boucher and John Eamons coming a close second.  These two Windsor pairs then played against each other in the final with Nigel and John beating Dougal and Abbie.

All four players received an engraved tumbler which they are proudly holding in the photograph.

The team was managed by Mrs Linda Watson and trains at the Maidenhead Desborough Bowling Club who have assisted generously in coaching the Windsor team.

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Windsor Mencap win at The Slough Games

This year we a much reduced team as some members were away on a Windsor Mencap Buddy Holiday.   John E, Nigel, Dougal & Chris made up our core team, supported ably by 1st time attendee Suzi.

Our team put up a strong showing in the bowls & pétanque with at least one team member reaching the quarter finals.

In the discus, John & Dougal both shot around 4m. Nigel stormed ahead throwing 5.25m.

Then, Nigel threw a winning 13 metres on javelin winning the GOLD medal.  

John was very unfortunate in the snooker, leading by 4 points until he gambled on a tricky black ball at the end and dropped in the cue ball.  

Windsor Menap Disibility Sports WinnerOur boys dominated the table tennis with Dougal delivering a bronze medal. John got to the final match where he triumphed winning another GOLD medal! We were all delighted and a little emotional with his performance.

After the excitement of one bronze & two golds, day two started calmly with draughts, dominos & pool.

However as the day went along further medals were won in golf and dominos. 

Well done guys, great commitment to attending both days and keeping focused on delivering strong performances, Eileen would have been proud.

Windsor Mencap Disabled Sport Winners
Windsor Mencap Results

3 Gold

4 Silver

3 Bronze

Chris won Sportsman of the Day

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Windsor Mencap Goes On Holiday

In February we went on our annual getaway to the coast, returning to Corton Coastal Village which had treated us so well last year.  This year's vacationers were John & John, Darren, Dougal & Michael with Belma & Adrian chaperoning. 

Setting off mid Friday morning with picnics safely stashed, we gently made our way cross country, arriving at our destination by mid afternoon.  Once again we were well looked after with lovely rooms, all located in a group.

The plan for our first evening was to settle in and gently orientate ourselves, leaving us relaxed & ready for a big day out on Saturday.   We therefore retired to our rooms around midnight after some dancing at the disco. However, it seems that one or two of us sneaked back for a bit more dancing... John E & Dougal, naughty, naughty. 

Saturday's plan was a trip to Wroxham in the heart of the Norfolk Broads with a ride on the Bure Valley Railway.  Wroxham was a bit of a disappointment, looking a bit rundown and the railway proved overly expensive, so we headed to Great Yarmouth for fish & chips instead!

Saturday evening saw John E alone on the dance floor serenading the 200 guests with a pre-dinner Elvis Presley impersonation! This inspired a fairly wild night for us all on the dance floor with the final revellers heading back to our rooms around 2am!

On Sunday, after a later start, we headed back to a favourite location from last year, Southwold. Whilst it was sunny, it was quite a breezy day so after a walk along the beach and a windier wander along the pier, we headed inside for drinks. Belma & Adrian enjoyed hot chocolates topped with cream & marshmallows - wonderful.

After Southwold we dropped off at Oulton Broad where we had a lovely sunny afternoon walk.

Being a sport focused group, we did manage to get some sporting activity in during the afternoon... watching England's Six Nations match!

It was agreed that Sunday should see us have an earlier night, so after a really good show by the entertainment staff we turned in.   That said, all of the members had managed a dance with the young ladies from the entertainment crew, Darren even pushing Dougal aside to get his first, for which he gave the young lady a stone from Southwold beach as a memento.

Monday morning saw so many guests visit our breakfast table to say their goodbyes, as our members really were a big hit.

A steady trip back to Berkshire saw everyone dropped home by mid afternoon, with Michael asking when & where are we are next heading off?