SPIN Zoom Meetings

As we have not been able to meet physically for nearly a year now, due to Covid-19, SPIN has been meeting each Wednesday night between 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm via Zoom for the last few months.  We chat with each other and play games, and would be really pleased if more of you would like to join us.  If you would like to take part, and have a computer, phone or tablet with access to the Internet, please get in touch with Lindsey (secretary@spin-tamworth.co.uk) and let her know.  She will then add you to the SPIN Zoom circulation list, and you will get a link each week to click onto so that you can join with us.

SPIN Activity Week 2021

We are hoping that by July most people will have been vaccinated, which may mean that it is safe for us to meet again face-to-face.  With this in mind we have provisionally booked our SPIN Activity Week, to take place at the Coton Centre between Monday, 26 July and Friday, 30 July.  Each day would run between 10.00 am and 3.30 pm.  Please keep the dates in mind, and if we are able to go ahead, we will let you have further details as soon as we are able.


Our SPIN Annual General Meeting would have been due to take place on 23 June.  However, our Prime Minister has indicated that it will be at least 4 July before people will be able to start to meet in larger numbers again.  We know this because he has said that social meeting places like pubs, clubs and restaurants will be permitted to open again on that date, but even then there would need to be a safe distance between each person who gathers in those places, and presumably this will only happen if the rate of infection is still going down.   

We are therefore obviously not going to be able to hold our AGM on the date designated.  Our end of financial year accounts will still be published on the Charity Commission website at the correct time, as is our legal obligation, but the Charity Commission is allowing AGMs to be postponed, if necessary, until it is deemed safe to meet, or they can meet via a medium such as Zoom.  We prefer a face to face meeting, so at the present time, with the information we have to hand, we do not anticipate holding our AGM until towards the end of the year. 

The minutes of the previous meeting are always sent out to members, parents, care homes, staff, volunteers and committee, a month before the current AGM is due to take place, and we will do this, as usual, when a new date is decided upon.

L Thompson


26 May 2020

SPIN Activity Week 2020

Open to all over the age of 14 who have learning difficulties or physical disabilities.

When: Monday to Friday, 27th July to 31st July 2020

What time: 10.00 am to 3.30 pm

Where: The Coton Centre, Comberford Road, Tamworth (next door to Rawlett’s School)

For more information and/or a booking form, please email Lindsey at secretary@spin-tamworth.co.uk, or contact Reception at SPIN on Wednesday evenings (7.15 pm to 9.30 pm)

Or telephone Sylvia on 01827 65264 or Lindsey on 01827 64391.


Marathon runner Stephen Thompson with winning T-Shirt design
Local charity SPIN has a runner in this year’s London Marathon raising money for the club. Stephen Thompson, son of the charity’s secretary, will be running to raise money on 24 April.

Club members were invited to take part in a competition to create a design for the back and front of the T-shirt to be worn in the race. The 2 winners were Paul Randay, whose design will appear on the front of the T-shirt, and Kerri Wyatt, whose design will appear on the back.

Winning design number two for the back of the T-shirt

For anyone who would like to help by donating money to SPIN, a ‘Virgin Money Giving’ page has been set up to receive sponsor donations for the Marathon. The website address is as follows:


An additional site has been created which will accept donations at all other times throughout the year. This is:

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/finalCharityHomepage.action?charityId=1011572 .

ASDA foundation presents cheque for £200

Cheque from ASDA
When SPIN was nominated as a charity, ASDA in Tamworth was asked to support and they very kindly agreed.

Collection boxes were put out in the store for SPIN and the other charities and customers could ask for a token at the end of their shopping to put into the charity box of their choice. The SPIN box actually had to be emptied once because it gained so many tokens!

At the end of the specified quarter SPIN was one of the charities that got the most tokens, so we were given £200, which was the share of the amount given out by ASDA each quarter.

A big thanks to ADSA and all those shoppers who chose us for their token!

In the picture are Rachel Drinkall, Sylvia Geldard, Charlotte Mawdesley, the Asda manager and Nathan Baldwin.