Friday, 31 August 2018

CJCC - new term dates

Chelmsford Junior Chess Club will meet back on Tuesday 11th September with the older half of the club. The younger half will meet back the following week (18th September).

Our dates up to half-term are...

Older Group - 11th September, 25th September and 9th October.
Younger Group - 18th September, 2nd October and 16th October.

On 25th September it is my birthday so we'll have cake in addition to Leon's snack shop.

The club officially opens at 4.30pm although it is no problem if players arrive a bit early - all help gratefully received for putting out (and putting away) tables, chairs and sets. We finish at 6pm. Players can attend for all or any part of the session and pay £2 per week they attend.

For more information please email me at the address below.

Best Wishes
Robin Slade

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

CJCC Charity Donation

CJCC’s snack shop was efficiently run by Leon last season. He mostly sold and sometimes gave away ridiculously sugary snacks to eager young chess players without once appearing with anything remotely healthy I wanted to eat.

Leon’s grandad was diagnosed with a particularly aggressive form of dementia (“Lewy Bodies” disease) towards the end of the season and went from living independently at home to needing 24-hour care within a few weeks.

Because of this Leon generously decided to donate the profits from the tuck shop to Alzheimer’s UK and will be taking part in a national walk in October with his mum Sarah to raise money for people affected by dementia.

Below is a link to Sarah and Leon’s Just Giving page.

Leon (on the left) with his snack shop predecessor Josh.

Best Wishes