A social club for learning disabled adults


You can find our current newsletter here, so that you will always now what is going on.

Newsletter Sept – Oct

It has been a busy few weeks with lots of sunshine meaning we can get outside and enjoy the weather, hopefully it will continue over the new few weeks for more championship rounders and cricket. We had a great trip to see Shrek and have the summer party on Fri 24th August to look forward to (please note this is now full), plus the holiday to Oxford is fast approaching. Those of you who have booked a place will have had a letter requesting the final payment.


3rd September              Club Night / Outside games

10th September Club Night / Games

17th September Club Night / Craft

24th September            Bingo

1st October       Club Night / Wii games

8th October      Beetle Drive

15th October     Club Night / Holiday finalisation

22nd October    NO CLUB 

29th October    Halloween Fancy Dress Disco

Exmouth Tigers – The Tigers Men and Womens Football Teams have started training and have played their first tournament. The ladies would love some more players if any of you are keen to join them and both teams would love your support at their next tournaments on Sunday 16th Sept at Devon FA and Sunday 7th Oct at Tavistock. Anyone who would like to join the teams please see Paul or turn up for training Saturdays 9.30 – 10.30 at Exmouth Rugby Club.

Charity Day – Monday 27th August – The Rotary Clubs of Exmouth have organised a Charity Day in the Pavilion Gardens from 9am – 4.30pm. We have a stall there selling books, puzzles, guess the number of sweets in the jar, tubes of pic and mix as well as our very own Queen of Raffle Ticket Sales Linda selling tickets for our 30th birthday grand prize draw. Please try and pop along and support not only us but the other local charities.

30th Birthday Celebrations – Next year sees Gateway turn 30 and we would love some more ideas of how we can spend the year celebrating. So far you have suggested a holiday abroad to a different location to Majorca so Paul is already looking into this and will send out details in the autumn. Raffle tickets are now on sale for our Grand Prize Draw but we need more ideas from you on how you would like to celebrate your Clubs 30th birthday. We will also be looking for sponsorship / donations / draw prizes if anyone is able to or knows anyone who can help with these. Any ideas or suggestions you have please see Steve or Leonie.

Nativity Play / Carol Concert – After the success of our first ever nativity play last year we have been asked to do the same again this year. The date for this will be Monday 17th December at Holy Trinity Church. Early in November we will be digging out the costumes and casting the play for those who want to take part. So please book the date in your diaries.

On the subject of Christmas our Christmas meal / party will be on Friday 14th December. We are yet to finalise the details etc but again book the date in your diaries and if any of you have any suggestions about what you would like to do then please let us know.

Halloween Disco – Monday 29th October – The time of year is upon us again soon where we can dig out our broom sticks, paint our faces green and cover ourselves in fake blood to dance the night away. Prizes for the best costumes and dancing J

It has been brought to my attention over the last few weeks that there has been an increase in the use of bad language and inappropriate behaviour during Club. Whilst we want you to have as much fun as possible we would be grateful if you could tone down the bad language etc as its not a requirement of having fun and isn’t pleasant for the other members, volunteers or support staff to hear / witness. Thank you J

Lastly a couple of reminders, Club times are 6.30pm until 9pm, activities should be packed away where possible before you leave and if you have are unwell please do not attend Club and share your germs. Thank you J

Emma Baldwin – Club Leader

Cheltenham Holiday – October 2018 – Places for this are filling incredibly fast so if you would like to go then please ensure you have returned you form and deposit asap. We can’t reserve any places without deposit.



Christmas Party – Friday 14th December 2018

A long way off I know but book the dates in your diaries

Nativity Play / Carol Service – Monday 17th December 2018.

Due to the success of our first nativity play this has been requested again this year and so please book the date. We will start sorting out costumes and casting in November J After the success of last years am sure more of you will want to take part J

Lastly we are in the process of sorting out another day trip and the 30th birthday celebrations. Please don’t forget to complete the forms regarding this. If anyone has any ideas for a day trip that are suitable for all the group then please let me know.

Don’t forget to visit our website www.exmouthgateway.co.uk, to follow us on Twitter and to like our page on Facebook that way you will be up-to-date with all the latest news and events.

Best wishes


Club Leader

Dates for your diaries –



Friday 19th – Monday 22nd Oct 18       Cheltenham Holiday

Friday 14th December 18                    Christmas Party

Monday 17th December 18                 Christmas concert and nativity play

Wednesday 17th April 19                    Gateway is 30!

 Payment by BACS

We are happy for you to pay your subs by BACS but would require you to pay a minimum of 4 weeks at a time which would be non-returnable if you are unable to attend for one of those weeks. You can also pay for trips etc. this way.

If you would like to pay your subs or trips by BACS transfer, then please ask Emma or Paul for the details

We have been asked by a few of you if you are able to purchase hoodies, sweatshirts etc. Paul is going to look into this and hopefully in the next couple of months will have prices and an order form available for you.

For those of you on Facebook or who have family/friends/ support staff who are then please follow our page Exmouth Gateway Club where we have the latest news and information. We are also on Twitter and you can find the latest newsletters etc on our website www.exmouthgateway.co.uk

PLEASE NOTE – All holidays / trips are subsidised by club funds, to benefit from this, regular attendance at club is required. If you would like to come, and don’t attend club regularly, then, please speak to Paul/Emma for a revised price.

  • Club starts at 6:30pm and finishes at 9pm – please arrange your lifts / taxis etc for these times.
  • If you are poorly please do not come to Club
  • When using activities from the cupboard please remember to put the lids back on pens, puzzles back in boxes and put them away. Thanks
  • If you want to come on any trips /to any events the payment deadline is there for a reason and you may miss out if you don’t return your form in time as we cant always add people on. Thanks.

If you have any questions about any of this please see any of the helpers. Thanks

You can print a copy of the latest Newsletter Gateway Sept Oct news

Holiday forms

If you are going on holiday, you need to fill in these two forms, so that we have all your details if we need them in an emergency.  We cannot take you away without these forms

Important Details 2018

Health and Med form for holiday

Medicines Form

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