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Setting Sail on the MV Pocahontas Along the Thames

On a gloriously sunny day in May, thirty families with 120 of our members joined the crew of the MV Pocahontas for a day trip along the Thames. After taking a small ferry crossing from Tilbury to Gravesend we all boarded the ship and commenced our trip up the river Thames to Greenwich.

A running commentary by the Captain made the trip all the more interesting as points of interest previously unknown to most of us were pointed out. Passing under the QE2 bridge and through the Thames barrier to pass around the O2 peninsula were just some of the highlights, before we arrived at Greenwich where we were able to disembark and enjoy the delights of this wonderful town for three hours.

The trip was an outstanding success and we shall be repeating it again next year, so if you missed out and would like to join us next time please contact us and leave your details.

A Big Thank You to the captain and crew of the Princess Pocahontas for making the trip so enjoyable and entertaining.

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Considering recent developments and guidelines provided by the Government, to protect our Members we have decided to suspend the charities programme for the time being.

DSE21 are pleased to hear about a group that has recently started in the Colchester area for families with young children.

On the 6th April 2019 DSE21 held an bike riding session at Just Ride Southend. Just Ride are a charity who specialise in inclusive bike riding using a running track to give people with disabilities the opportunity to experience bike riding in a safe and secure environment.

Event Video

A big thank you to Ruby Tibbs and her friends Maisie Harrison and Katie Johnson who ran a second hand handbag stall at the Rise Park fun day to celebrate its 80th anniversary.