Easter Raffle

Congratulations to the holder of Ticket 603 – please contact us about your Easter Cake, as we don’t know who you are!

Congrats to Jessie too, winning second prize, and Sam B winning the picture quiz.

There were 123 sweets in the jar, but Brian came closest guessing 120. Don’t eat them all at once!

Have a great Easter all. We’ll be back to usual timetable from 13 April.


Charity Curry Night – 16 March 2015

MTC are arranging a Charity Curry Night in aid of Equal People, and celebrating Pat & Amanda’s birthdays at the same time.

Our friends at the Tandoori Parlour in Thundersley are hosting the event, 7.30pm on Monday 16 March.

Tickets are on sale now from MTC/EP reception for just £15. Call 01268 906 470 to reserve your place, or drop payment in next time you’re down. All profits will go to Equal People PA.

There’ll be a raffle on the night, and depending on numbers we may also have a disco.

Look forward to seeing you there – anyone want to hazard a guess at how many candles should be on the cake if they share it?

Race Night 25 October

We’re holding a RACE NIGHT on Saturday 25 October, 7pm, at MTC, Lubbards Farm.

Tickets are £6, which includes a fish (or sausage) and chip supper, with races on the night just £1 a bet.

Contact the office for more information and to buy your tickets.

It’s CARNIVAL time – let’s “move it move it” along Southend sea front

It’s CARNIVAL time – let’s “move it move it” along Southend sea front

It’s been an exhausting week for many but none of the team regret a minute of it. The Madagascan float is looking awesome, and we’re almost all set.  Here’s a sneak peak at how it looked as the windows were painted onto the New York skyline:

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King Julien, Alex, Melman and Gloria will be joined by dancers and a monkey trying to fly an airplane – do feel free to come down to the seafront Saturday evening and cheer us on.

We’ll be collecting directly for Equal People throughout the procession, so please help fill our buckets. Notes weigh less than coins, so make it easier to carry.  Our entry into the carnival has been sponsored by a local business, so every penny pound we collect will be going directly to the charity.

The carnival starts from Southchurch Park at 7.45pm, goes along Southend seafront past the Pier at 8.30pm and reaches Shorefield Road in Westcliff at 9.30pm.
The best viewing point is City Beach, where there will also be an accessible viewing area “for people with disabilities or those who wish to watch the procession in a more secure environment” (taken the carnival website – of course we know full well that there are no “people with disabilities”).

Award-winning success

Thanks to everyone who came to the Awards/BBQ at the weekend. We raised £616.98 towards the building fund, and it’s been great to see so many comments on photos on Facebook too.  We’ll get some of the photos and video online as soon as we can.

Particularly honoured to have had Patron of Equal People, Lee Mead, there to present the awards and certificates to our fantastic students, and to also be joined by members of the Lee Mead Appreciation Society – or “Meadaholics” – who are undertaking a great deal of fundraising for the new building also.

Super Hero Run: 3 weeks to go

Super Hero Run: 3 weeks to go

Emal-Superhero Logo - 82250With just three weeks to go to the SuperHero Run in Regents Park, here’s the lowdown on all you need to know, whether you’re running or cheering on!

Not yet registered to run

  • Time is running out, register here today!
  • Enter your name and contact info on the first screen;
  • Pay your £22 registration deposit online on the next.
  • Signup for a free fundraiser page also if you want to,
  • or you can give out one of the generic links below.

Emal-photo superhero 1 - 82250Already registered to run

DIFC_logoToo sensible to run

  • There’s no excuses: come and cheer the runners on;
  • Feel bad you’re not running? Sponsor instead!  🙂

On the day

  • Be at Regents Park by 10.30am on 18 May;
  • We hope to have a big MTC/EP banner/sail up
    (we’ll probably be with  The Maypole Project);
  • Problems? Lost? Call Steve on 07550 089918.