CHECT Members’ Weekend 2017

CHECT photo - family at a previous members weekend

We are delighted to be able to tell you more about our next members’ weekend on 15-17 September 2017 at Academy Newland Park in Buckinghamshire. As a key part of our activities to mark our 30th anniversary this year and we hope you’ll join us in what promises to be a fantastic weekend for all the family.

What’s happening?

Starting on Friday evening and ending after lunch on Sunday, the schedule is jam-packed full of fun activities for all the family to take part in.

Mark Beeby and his team will once again be joining us to deliver a variety of inclusive multi-skills sports including Goal Ball, Running Guide Lines, Boccia, T-ball rounders and archery.  All the activities will be designed to suit everyone’s abilities so this is a great chance to try something new.

Bounce Krazee will be setting up their inflatable obstacle course so you can challenge your friends and family.

Monkey Music and Buckinghamshire Learning Trust Music will be offering a range of workshops to suit all ages and abilities.

Ark Farm will be bringing along a number of small animals for visitors to meet on Saturday including Pickles the Pygmy African Hedghog, Tobias the Leopard Tortoise and Plop the Barn Owl.  You can get to meet all of the these and more.

Philippa from yoga4teenagers will be running yoga classes for all ages and abilities.  A great chance to wind down over the weekend.

Katie Coles from Intouch Baby Massage will teach you massage techniques that you will be able to use at home, incorporating massage time into your daily routine.

Students from the Royal National College for the Blind will be doing workshops in Indian Head Massage and Reflexology. The college will also have a stand with information about other courses they run.

We’ll send you the full schedule in your pre-arrival pack but other events include: baby massage, music workshops, dance workshops, face painting, children’s party, make up sessions, cheese and wine tasting. There will be a variety of sessions and activities for teenagers and some special sessions for for Beyond Rb members. In the evening we will have a live band and disco, all of which will be followed up by our annual AGM and CHECT Champions Awards on Sunday morning.

There will also be a chance to meet and talk to CHECT staff, including our two support workers Lesley Geen and Julia Morris, throughout the weekend. Please read our FAQs to find out more.

About the event

The members’ weekend, which is suitable for all ages, will be an opportunity to meet others who have been affected by Rb, make new friends and spend quality time together away from the stresses and strains of the hospital environment.

Anyone who is a member of CHECT and their family are welcome to attend. Check out our FAQs for more information.


Tickets cost £40 per adult and £20 per child (babies under one are free), including two nights’ accommodation, all meals and activities, and can be booked online now. Please note, the booking deadline is Sunday 23rd July 2017.

For more information on ticket prices and booking, please see our FAQs.

Book now to avoid disappointment!

Find out more

For more information, please have a look at our FAQs which should tell you all you need to know about the event, venue, accommodation and timings.

If you’d like to talk anything through, or want to volunteer to help out at this event, please do get in touch. You can speak to your CHECT support worker, call us on 020 7377 5578 or email

We hope to see you there!