OPAL Membership 2022

Yes, it's that time of year when we ask you to renew your OPAL Membership.  Membership costs £12.  If you find it hard to pay this amount, please talk to Ailsa by phoning 0113 261 9103 or coming into the Welcome In and we will work something out.

If you are a tax payer, an easy & financially painless way to help is to register your membership donation as 'Gift Aid'.   As a charity, OPAL will be able to reclaim the tax from the Inland Revenue and turn £12 into £14.40.  So for every £120 given, OPAL will receive an extra £24 from the taxman, which makes a big difference to us!  If you pay tax and you haven't filled our a 'Gift Aid' form, then please contact us.   OPAL would like to thank all of you who paid your £12 membership last year - you helped to bring in approximately £7,000, which covers some of our staff & office costs such as staionery, insurance, bills and the internet.

We hope you feel that the membership of £12 is still good value, and that you would like to remain a member this year, even if the only thing you use OPAL for is the newsletter.

Many of you are on the ball and have already paid so thank you very much.    

If you decide not to re-join your membership will expire on March 31st 2022 but you can re-join at any time.

 

The benefits of remaining an OPAL Member include:

OPAL's newsletter every 2 months
Social Activities such as trips, games mornings, social afternoons and lunch clubs
Many exercise classes, such as Tai Chi, Table Tennis, Chair Based Exercise & Yoga
Events organised by young people in the area such as the Christmas Banquet at Ralph Thoresby School
Access to free of highly funded courses run by other agencies such as Mindfulness or Escape Pain
Emotional support for anything that life throws at you, within groups such as our Memory Support Group & Carers Group, Remember When & Bereavement Groups,
as well as support from members of staff.
Access to IT Support either 1-2-1 or at our Tuesday monring digital support class with Steve
Access to volunteers who can help with transport, support at appointments, handyman jobs, befrienders, telephone buddies and much more
You are helping to ensure the future of OPAL.

   The different ways of paying for your membership

Pop into OPAL Drop In - open Monday to Friday 10am to 1pm
Bring your meoney or cheque (made payable to 'OPAL') in an envelope with your name and address wrritten on it to an OPAL group or event.
Send a cheque in the post made payable to 'OPAL' again with your name and address details. Our address is on the back of the newsletter.
Ring the office on and ask someone to come and collect your membership.
Pay by bank transfer to OPAL Sort Code: 53 70 00 Account Number:24503274. Please put your full name as reference.