Spice News & Updates
Spice Member Survey 2013 - £1 for your thoughts to Comic Relief
Every few years Spice conducts a national survey of all our members.
To encourage you to take part this year Spice will donate £1 to Comic Relief for every reply received.
Please be assured, this is no empty "admin excercise". Every survey will be read personally by Dave Smith at Spice UK as well as by the teams at the Spice local office, so it is a real opportunity to feed back your experience of Spice Membership.
Action can then be taken where we fall short and big "team smiles" can be generated from areas where we are shown to be succeeding.
To take part in the survey just click here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/spiceuksurvey
Thank you for taking time to help Spice - and by so doing, help Comic Relief 2013
Spice UK 30th Anniversay Ball, The Palace Theater, Manchester Sat 8th Oct 2011
Spice UK TV News : Friday 16th Sept - The one with the Proxy Bid!
Spice UK TV News : The One with the Cowboys
Spice UK TV News : The One with the Lindsay
Spice UK TV News : The One where David Departs
Spice UK Dragon Boat Championships : June 2011, Pershore.
Spice UK TV News - August 5th - The One with the iPad Winner
Spice UK TV News - July 27th 2011 - The One with Noel Edmunds!
Spice UK TV News - Friday 15th July - The One with the Big intro!
Happy Birthday to Spice - 30 Years Old - from web sensation Professor Puppet
Spice UK 2012 Ski Holidays Launch Webinar
Join us for a Webinar on March 9 at 8.00pm
Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/858273598
Dave Smith (National Co-ordinator) , Ian Purvis (Holiday Manager) are excited to present an overview of the 2012 Spice UK Ski Programme. Dominic Renshaw (Co-ordinator Spice TVS) will also be joining us as a keen experienced skier , and we hope to bring in some other experienced Spice skiers on the night. We will cover next years holidays, and then open it up for Q & A. Last an hour!
Should be fun - why not grab a coffee or even a gluvien if you want to get into the mood - hey, you could even get your ski gear on ;-) , and spend an hour with us looking at next years great trips - lots of new new resorts and great deals. Only 100 Seats on the night so get yourself registered.
Spice Bristol Tubing Event
We came across this super video from a Spice Bristol and Cardiff event, which we think sums up beautifully the spirit of Spice, and the fun we have at our events. Enjoy!
Spice Webinar Project
Over the years we have always been keen to pick up on new technology, from when in the 80's we first got an answerphone (whoo hoo), then fax (when no one else had one!), first Amstrad computer, etc. And to our our next project trials this month, as we are going to run a live 'webinar' for potential new members, so rather than coming out to a New Members Night, you can stay at home and meet us through the computer live! Testing now, first live webinar pilots in Yorkshire Spice Wed 23rd Feb! (Feb 2011)
Websites Video Introduction Go Live
We have now had a redesign of our Front page, and added a new personal video introduction about Spice from each Co-ordinator. It has been quite a project, writing a script, getting it filmed, edited, and sitting it in the right place! Check it out on the top right of our home page. (Jan 2011)
Happy New Year
We hope you've all had a fab, Spice-filled 2010, meeting lots of interesting new people, making new friends and enjoying lots of new experiences.
Thank you for all your support during the past year. We've had some great fun on many different events which we shared with so many of you. We hope you've had as much fun as we've had.
We would like to wish all our members, present, past and future a very happy and prosperous 2011. We have some great offers around the branches to temp you to turn over a new leaf, so please get in touch NOW to change your life forever.
See you soon (Dec 2010)
£50 Voucher from Exodus for Early Bookers:
The first four people to book the following Spice Trips will receive an Exodus Voucher for £50 to use against any future Exodus Holiday! (Thats 4 people per trip), so if your planning joinin us on any of these trips, get it booked!
Spice's Google Ad!
Fond Memories from Dec 2010 National Party Weekend at Center Parcs
Spice National 30th Anniversary Ball - Palace Hotel, Manchester Sat 8th October 2011
2011 is our 30th Birthday, and to celebrate we are having an amazing party in Manchester (where we were born!), on Sat 8th October. Get that date in your diary, it will be a spectacular not-to-be-missed occassion and booking will open early January. We will keep you updated here with news and all the details as they are released. Highlights will include a Red Carpet entrance, Bucks Fizz welcome drink, 4 Course Meal including wine, a full live Mowtown Stage Show, Disco, and if thats not enough, for those with the stamina we will continue with an exclusive after party party, in our own pub at the Hotel, Hog Roast sandwich included and Kareoke! There willbe plenty of added value extras and surprises as well, all adding up to the best night our you can imagine. Ball packages are Ticket only, Ticket & Accom (Sat), and Ticket with 2 Nights (Fri/Sat).
BREAKING NEWS: We will be having a Raffle with 30 Fantastic Prizes - and top prize will be an Arctic Explorer Cruise, valued £4,500 - generously donated by our travel partner Exodus.
2011 Spice Charity Calendar Now Available
Following our photo competition, our wonderful 2011 Spice Calendar is now available for purchase (see below) - proceeds to make A Wish Foundation.Calendar. Costs £8 incl p&p, and available from your local groups website (its listed as an event!)
This features 12 great images from Spice events across the year including
Turkish Mud Bath
80s rewind Festival
Spice UK Facebook Fan Page
2010 has been the year of Facebook, as it tipped into 500 million users. Social Networking is the the thing of the moment, so we have been putting some energy in our Facebook Fanpage these last couple of weeks, and posting lots more content, updates, discussions, videos, audio clips, photos, competitions, and advice. Do head over to our Facebook Fan Page , press the 'Like' button and join in the fun!
2011 Holiday Programme - 10 More Trips Just Added
We have recently added 10 more holidays to our Holiday Programme - including Lakes and Mountains of Slovenia, Corsican Walking, Icelandic Highlites and Highlites of Nepal. Check them out on our Spice UK Holidays tab.
Dateline Competiton - Looking for 5 Lucky Winners
We are please to announce that we are running a competition in conjunction with our Dating partner, Dateline Platinum, for Spice Members to win one of 5 Lifetime Memberships to Dateline. Its a word search puzzel. Mouse over here to enter : Dateline Competition
Spice UK 2011 Calendar Competition
It's time for another Spice competition! We're producing a Spice Photo Calendar for 2011 and would like you to submit your entries of a picture from a Spice event. The calendar will be sold for £8 each, with all profits going to Make A Wish Foundation. We will have a member vote for the winning pictures, using the voting function on Facebook. You don't need a Facebook account to enter, you can view the pics and send an email to dave@spiceuk, although if you want to vote you will need a Facebook Account.
It's easy to enter - simply submit a photo of a Spice event on either our Facebook page or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. All entries must be submitted by Friday 19th November, when the voting for the best twelve will commence. Voting will close on Friday 26th November. The photos which get the most 'likes' will win a page in the glossy calendar. Oh and the good part (for us) is that we get the rights to use your fun, exciting piccies in our marketing materials and website! So nothing too embarrassing that you might regret if it pops up at the top of the website!
Terms & Conditions
We want you to share your experiences with us!
30 Spice Member Video Testimonials Project Completed
This autumn saw the completion of a Video Testimonial project, which now sits on the Home Page. We appealed for members to step forward in the early summer to give us a testimonial, and happily (!) were swamped with volunteers, and then even more humbled when we heard what they had to say. Our grateful thanks to each and every one of you - we know these videos will inspire lots of other people to jump over the threshold, seize the day and add a touch of extra Spice to their lives!