The Weekend Away!


Superb weather and company, an amazing composed-at-the-weekend show from the kids, great food, and lots of chilling out- once again a lovely weekend!


Our biggest year yet, forty two of us headed off to Wales for our usual mix of fun and relaxation. The weather was patch but didn’t stop us in our tracks- we just about managed to eat our picnics in Bedgelert before the heavens opened and we traipsed back in the rain! Still time for a Cadwalader’s Ice Cream though- the weather never changes that!


This year’s weekend away was squashed between a very late Easter and the May Bank Holiday, so a much smaller group of us headed off to Wales. We had a fantastic time, the weather was great and we managed our usual lunchtime picnic and evening camp fire. We even learned a new camp fire song from Evie- Baby Shark. Once heard, never, ever, ever, ever forgotten! Can’t wait for next year.


On April 26th, many of the choir disappeared to Wales for the fantastic Choir Weekend Away!  Once again a lovely, sunny time was had by all, including a lovely afternoon stroll along the Fisherman’s Path near Beddgellert with a picnic by the river, culminating in several wet children…


Our second weekend away followed closely on the heels of the first! The weather wasn’t quite so spectacular, but we took more people with us and a brilliant time was had by all! Kim, who came with us for the first time, takes up the story…

Excitedly Christopher myself and Paul loaded up the car with wheelchairs bags and importantly beer!.. to set off towards Tyn-y-Nant Wales on a wet Friday Afternoon.. After following Sarah’s perfect route we arrived to be greeted by Sarah & Rafe at a super location overlooking the sea…Christopher and Paul were eager to get out and explore. Both were impressed with the very spacious wheelchair friendly ‘huts’! Paul inspected the wet room which was massive and very light and airy.. The ‘huts’ were in fact lovely Chalets.. We shared a room with 3 sets of bunks and all slept in the bottom bunks. Both Christopher and Paul managed these without having to use the disabled accommodation.

The large camp housed a games room where Paul and Christopher promptly tried to show me how to play Pool!.. A large green in front of the chalets for games, a football pitch and a camphitheatre with open fire..

That evening when everyone arrived we ate together in the large dining room and discussed the weekends forthcoming events.. including checking the kitchen rota and familiarising ourselves with our duties which included a dishwasher which both Paul and Christopher were eager to try out along with everyone else.

Saturday brought the sunshine, free time in the morning in Pwllheli then we all headed off for a walk towards the beach, although it was hilly everyone helped out with Christopher and Paul, when we reached the beach lots of help was on hand to help get them both onto the beach to enjoy the picnic with everyone.. and throw pebbles into the waves.

After dinner we were all treated to a sing song around the camp fire with muffins and hot chocolate courtesy of Rafe.. (Thankyou) On Sunday we took a ride to see the steam railway at Llangollen, then back for lunch with our new friends, and soon it was all over and time to pack the car for the homeward journey…Paul and Christopher had the time of their lives.

Thank you to Sarah and the Committee for a great weekend away roll on the next!

Paul added…. “I enjoyed camping and I was happy it was nice camping with friends. thanks Paul x”



To round off an already packed September, on 30th a group of choir members set off on the first ever Weekend Away, to Tyn-y-Nant near Pwllheli in North Wales. The weekend turned out to be a heat wave, with record temperatures being achieved up and down the country and so we spent a very pleasant first of October on Criccieth beach eating ice cream and paddling in the sea! We had a wonderful time, and really enjoyed relaxing and getting to know each other a bit better. All those that came expressed an interest in repeating the experience, so ReSound have booked again for April this time. If you want to join us, don’t hesitate to get in touch!

ReSound Community Choir are delighted to invite you & yours to our first ever weekend away!

Set in the beautiful Welsh countryside, Tyn y Nant is an amazing place, ten minutes walk from the beautiful beach at Aberech, near Pwllheli, and it is all ours for the weekend of 30th September!

We will be staying in their newly built units, containing bunk beds in a mix of family rooms and single sex dormatories, and can take around eighty or so people– preferences will be taken into account at booking. The whole site will be ours for the weekend, including a large dining area, recreation room with pool and table tennis tables, a football field and other outdoor areas, and even a ‘camphitheatre’ for camp fires!

Activities will be planned nearer the time, but will be tailor made to the people who come– if climbing Snowdon is your thing, or just wandering the shops in Porthmadog, there will be time to make it happen. And of course, there will be music… lots of music!!

The total cost is uncertain at the moment, as I am in the process of bidding for grant money to subsidise it. However, even if I am unsuccessful in doing this, the maximum cost for the whole weekend, including two nights accommodation and all food, will be fifty pounds for an adult, and thirty pounds for a child (under sixteen) You can of course pay in instalments from now, but if this still feels a bit out of reach, do come and talk to me, as there are other options available too.
All that is required at the moment though is a (non refundable) deposit of ten pounds per adult, five per child. I will let you know the balance to pay as soon as I know about the grant.

Places (and sleeping accommodation) will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, so get your booking in quick!! And if you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to ask!

Download Application Form!


One Response to The Weekend Away!

  1. […] Well it’s take me a while to get around to this, but what a September we had! The 17th was Sunshine! at St Anne’s Parish Centre in Ormskirk. You can read a full review of the event here, including the later Henshaw’s performance! On 21st we held our second AGM, this time at the local Martin Inn. Mick the proprietor put on a fantastic spread for us, a sit down three course meal and coffee. Sarah gave the Annual Report, with thanks given to outgoing and incoming trustees, fortunately whom were the same people! Jan delivered the fairly healthy financial report, and the evening quickly descended into karaoke mayhem, thanks to the generosity of Mark Jordan bringing all his gear! Shaun’s rendition of Wuthering Heights brought many to tears, but mostly of laughter (and shock!) The choir agreed that this was now a new favourite venue, and added it to our list of places to ‘have to come here again’! The 25th September saw a first- the Bandstand Marathon, a nationwide event held simultaneously at hundreds of different bandstands. A mix up over dates when the rangers were away meant we had no chairs for people to sit on, but we still had a reasonable number of people brave the chilly September air to hear a (slightly hung-over) choir perform songs from our recent gig and from past sets. It was a real pleasure to be out and about in the community, and a lot of fun to sing at a bandstand, so we immediately pledged a repeat performance in 2012. You can read more information about that future event here. The nationwide organisers subsequently decided to make ReSound a featured performer- you can read that interview here! To round off an already packed September, on 30th a group of choir members set off on the first ever Weekend Away, to Tyn-y-Nant near Pwllheli in North Wales. You can read all about it here! […]

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