Summer 2017 Newsletter

RollaDome Will Join London Skaters Speed Team – Track Race

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London Inline Marathon 2017

RollaDome Club Members are invited to join us for the races.

London SpeedSkaters are pleased to announce that the 2017 London Inline Marathon will be held on Sunday, July 16th.

We are pleased to say that the event will be held at the same venue as the last two years:
The road circuit at Lee Valley VeloPark in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.

*** Race Events Details***

- Kids & Inline Endurance Challenge
- Quad Endurance Challenge
- Half Marathon
- Full Marathon

*** Event Schedule ***
10:00 - Site & Track Open

11:00 - London Inline Challenge
Who can skate the most laps on inline skates in 30 minutes?
Awards for individuals (further award classifications dependent on entrants)

11:00 - London Quad Challenge
Who can skate the most laps on quad skates in 30 minutes?
Awards for individuals (further award classifications dependent on entrants)

11:30 - Quad and Inline Challenge ends

12:15 - Inline Half Marathon (13 laps)
Cadet age 13 - 15, Junior age 16 - 17,
Senior age 18 - 34,
Master age 35 - 49, Master age 50 +

13:30 - Half Marathon ends

14:00 - Inline Full Marathon (26 laps)
Junior age 16 - 17, Senior age 18 - 34,
Master age 35 - 49, Master age 50 +

16:30 - Full Marathon ends

17:00 - Event ends

Meet our CEO

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Anne-Marie Waugh


Phone Number: +442089783760

A proven self - starter, with the ability able to work effectively with a team and on her own initiative is clear to see, in her involvement with many commercial and social organisations. She is a committed, adaptable and resourceful individual with an entrepreneurial outlook.

“Anne-Marie is clearly an industrious individual, motivated by a keen sense of duty to help the community by providing employment and business opportunities.”

– Mr S Bedeau - London Employment Appeal Tribunal

"I am sure Anne-Marie's middle name is "Enthusiasm" as her energy and commitment to her work and the causes she chooses to follow is second to none."

– Martin Shaw - Partner at Midas Charity Appeals LLP

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Most of our members come to us through a recommendation. If you are a member of RollaDome All Skate we will reward you if you successfully recommend a friend or relative to our Clubs.

So if you know anyone who is interested in getting their children and families active, whilst learning new skills, why not ask them if you can send us their details?

Just email with their name, address and telephone number and mention ‘Referral Reward’, or ring us: 020 828 1171.

Alternatively, the person you are referring can get in touch with us themselves and mention your name and Club you attend.

  • To qualify for the scheme the prospective applicant must quote the referring member’s name during the · initial enquiry stage on the telephone or in the email to us. This will be cross referenced to confirm connection
  • Each ‘Referral Reward’s based on one household (a single applicant/ joint applicant living in the same household making one application)
  • A £5.00 Credit will be added to your members account, and used to reduce your termly fees, when the referred person, joins for a child/themselves and attends a Full 6-week term.
  • Existing members of staff can make as many introductions as they wish.

NB. To be a Member you must be presently attending one of our Clubs, weekly. Previous members are not able to participate in this Reward Scheme.

Credits can only be used against your termly fees, and therefore Non-Transferable.

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When we first met with Anne-Marie Waugh (founder of RollaDome All Skate) in a coffee shop in North Acton (West London) it was kind of hard to get the questions across: our chat would get interrupted every minute or so by locals passing by wanting to greet her.

Anne-Marie is undoubtedly a popular figure around West London and her strong, resilient and pleasant personality has certainly helped her to achieve her goals in life. There have been many victories already but she isn’t necessarily slowing down or keeping a tab.

For the greater good

Born into a Jamaican family, she always knew that her goal was to work with and help people. Taking after her mother and father’s commitment to helping others, her mum was a Childminder during the day and worked in a hospital at nights, whilst her dad was a Convienor for the union at British Rail and a train guard, seemed like a natural step.

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After joining her local youth club as a volunteer, at the age of 12, she later went into social housing, special needs housing and has been working with kids and vulnerable groups ever since. Her journey in social enterprise has been a “complete roller-coaster ride” for her.

“I know it may sound a very cliché statement to make but, every little really does help. At the end of the day, unless somebody gets up from their comfortable chair and really do something, it’s just a case of nice words with no intentions. So, it’s down to each one of us to figure out what we do best and how we can use such skills to help others.”

Looking forward

If working and supporting children and young people of all abilities (and their families) wasn’t challenging and rewarding enough, in 1997, as a single mother of 2 girls, she decided to go back to school to get a degree in law.

“I want to set an example for my girls. To inspire them to always do their best because I believe that, when you try hard and are persistent, anything can be achieved.”

Bearing that in mind, in 2009 spearheaded the idea of RollaDome All Skate, a charity with the goal of encouraging an active healthy and rewarding activity for young kids via roller skating. So far, over 40.000 young kids, of all abilities, have benefited from the initiative.

The charity was set up by a group of six, with Anne-Marie having lead the organisation with a new team for the last 4 years.

“We realised that kids can be quite self-conscious about doing PE at school as it can be very competitive and intimidating. So, we came up with something that’s fun and affordable. You see, I got really fed-up about all the public talking (and lack of action) on the importance of getting our kids fit and active. In all honesty, on the ground, there is very little help. If we don’t talk to kids, engage with them, do stuff for them, we won’t know how to really help them.”

It’s not always a bed of roses

Despite her strong willingness to make a difference and inspiring ‘keep going’ attitude, she realised soon enough that running a social project can take its toll.

“Once you get out there and want to help, it hits you straight away that getting the funding can be challenging. All the skating lessons and clubs used to be free, or affordably priced, but we cannot do that as much now. However, we aim to keep prices affordable and only charge what it actually costs to deliver.”

“We know what we do and what we are good at here. So, since we can’t really just rely on public funding, we have to find creative ways of funding the project ourselves. So, the consultancy firm will help towards that. We have just got some funding from Wembley Trust which will help to buy new equipment for, at least, 40 kids. Also, we have monthly comedy and quiz night events in local venues to help towards our fundraising efforts.”

One thing is for sure: despite temporally moving away from the area, she isn’t slowing down and West London will always have a place in her heart!

“Teaming up with Cowork Hub will help us to keep our roots in North Acton. The aim is for us to be able to combine my local connections with their outstanding facilities to expand our initiatives in the area.”

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Register with Rolladome’s Team App

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Michael Sobell Hospice is asking for skaters to come along and support the Hospice at this event, welcoming the walkers at their water breaks. If you feel you would like to give something back, and bring your skates to celebrate their achievements please let her know ASAP. Please spread the word, the more skaters the better.

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“Young Revolution” is a project idea formed around the principles of a buddy system. It takes this idea further by actually creating awards and accreditation for Young Volunteers to develop and expand their skills, though a structured training program. The young people felt that the program should be formed around their recent enjoyment of the 2012 & 2014 Olympic and Commonwealth Games by having Gold, Silver & Bronze accreditation awards that clearly developed their skills but also allowed for early engagement for members to participate in.

YOUNG REVOLUTION IS A LEADERSHIP PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME. Young Revolution is a leadership personal development programme providing young people the chance to develop RollaDome All Skates members with motivation and communication skills, how to mentor others and how to use leadership skills both in their Roller Skating clubs and day to day settings. The Program is aimed at not only developing skills and motivation to create and run RollaDomes Skating activities in the community but skills and qualifications that will be useful in their education and lifestyle.The programme includes modules in leadership qualifications suitable for members from 6 years old.

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The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award has helped countless young people on their sometimes difficult path to adulthood HRH The Duke of Edinburgh KG KT.

Approved Activities Providers If you are in Year 9 but are only 13 years old, you may be able to start a Bronze DofE programme if most of your friends are already 14 – check with your DofE Leader.

Activities for each DofE section take a minimum of one hour a week over a set period of time, so they can be fitted in around academic study, hobbies and social lives. Development and regular progress must be shown and all activities must be completed by the participant’s 25th birthday.

Family Day out to Brighton

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RollaDome invites all members and their families, to join us for a Day Trip to Brighton.

We will be skating along the seafront, with other skaters from around the country, and just having a day of fun, in Brighton.

From the stunning pebble beach and the glittering coastline, to the colorful amusements and the independent shops and cafes, there’s no shortage of things to do.

See all the Brighton sights including the Royal Pavilion and the beautiful Regency architecture, travel around the city and learn all there is to know about this special seaside destination.

Spend the day exploring Brighton in your own time, before you getting back on the coach, to London.

From: North Acton Road, London, NW10 6QH

To: Brighton, United Kingdom

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:00 AM

From: Brighton, United Kingdom

To: North Acton Road, London, NW10 6QH

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 21:00 PM


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GREENFORD Carnival in Ravenor Park on Saturday, July 4, signals the start of Ealing Summer Festivals.

The carnival will give residents and visitors a chance to celebrate Greenford’s community spirit with entertainment from local acts Rudy Alba, Bear and The Woods and Sugaspott.

The main stage, hosted by Westside 89.6 FM presenters, will showcase talent from the area, a community choir and DJs. The alternative sports zone will include a boccia court promoting disability sports and awareness.

The family’s area will have a mini zoo, circus workshop and science experiments while adults are able to take a break in the chill-out zone.

Greenford Carnival runs from midday to 7pm, and RollaDome member will help promote our clubs, whilst having fun at the event.

Acton Carnival 2017

We would like to invite you to take part in Acton Carnival 2017 which is taking place on Saturday 15th July 2017, 12pm - 7pm at Acton Park (London W3 7LB).

ARTification and Acton Community Forum are taking the lead on Acton Carnival 2017, with the support of Ealing Council and would like to invite you to take part in this year's Carnival procession, performance. If you would

Acton Carnival is a unique family carnival that provides an opportunity for local community and cultural groups to showcase their organisation. Carnival celebrates identity, history and culture, and is a focus for the local community to enjoy. It's YOUR Carnival, so be a part of it!

The route is a short one in terms of time and distance. Its only half a mile from Woodlands Park on Crown Street, down Acton High Street to the festival site in Acton Park. The procession leaves at 12 noon and the final showcase on the main stage is finished before 2 pm.

Then stay and enjoy the Carnival with the RollaDome Team.

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For Participants

  • Play by the rules.
  • Never argue with a RollaDome Team Member - if you need clarification, have your, coach or parent approach the team member during a break or after the session/competition.

  • Work equally hard for yourself and your club - your club’s performance will benefit — so will you.

  • Be a good sport - applaud all good plays whether they are made by your team or the opposition.

  • Show respect to and acknowledge opponents and officials - (e.g. shake hands before and after the game and say things like ‘good luck’, ‘thanks for the game’, ‘thanks ref’, ‘three cheers for …’).

  • Cooperate with your coach, team mates and opponents - without them there would be no club or competitions.

  • Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit - not just to please parents and coaches.

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants - regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

  • Do not expect or accept “special” favours from a coach or person involved in team or club management.

  • Speak to an adult you trust if you have an issue, feel unsafe or are concerned about someone else.

For Parents

  • Encourage your child to learn the rules and play within them
  • Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials
  • Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results
  • Never force your child to take part in sport
  • Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding good performances of all
  • Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes
  • Publicly accept officials' judgments
  • Support your child's involvement and help them to enjoy their sport
  • Use correct and proper language at all times
  • Encourage and guide performers to accept responsibility for their own performance and behaviour

Social Functions

RollaDome holds regular Fundraising events, with our Quiz nights being the most regular. We always keep members informed of our events, and hope you will help us increase them and participate in making them successful.

Please let us know any ideas you have for further fundraising.

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Cranford Sunday Skate School

Venue: Cranford Community College

Time: 12:00 – 13:00 & 13:00 – 14:00

Parents Cranford Sunday Skate School

Venue: Cranford Community College

Time: Time: 12:00 – 13:00 & 13:00 – 14:00

Mondays and Wednesday – Ark Academy After School Club – (School Students Only)

Venue: Ark Academy

Time: 15:45 – 16:45

Harrow After School Club

Venue: Harrow High School Academy

Time: 16:30 – 17:30 & 17:30 – 18:00

Fridays – Heathland After School Club (School Students Only)

Venue: Heathland School

Time: 16:30 – 17:30

Cranford Saturday Skate School

Venue: Cranford Community College

Time: 12:00 – 13:00 & 13:00 – 14:00

Pre booking essential

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