We enjoyed listening to local charity ‘Voices’ at our supper meeting and heard what valuable support they give to victims of domestic violence. They have been around for only a few years but have made a huge impact on women’s lives and helped them through difficult times.
A few of us were given a conducted tour of the Breast Unit at the RUH and we learnt about the forthcoming plans to improve the unit by expanding it and renovating the existing unit giving it a more efficient and friendly feel.
The future is looking bright especially for breast cancer sufferers and we are glad that we’ve been able to fundraise for the Forever Friends appeal. £600,000 needs to be raised by the public to help fund the appeal. £250,000 to go!
Many of our members and friends visited the Wiltshire Air Ambulance tonight and was shown round the Operations room and also shown the helicopter that is used for their very important missions.
The 2 paramedics were very accommodating and made our tour very special.
This was followed by a pot luck supper at Gillian’s house and we raised more money for the charity.
With the help of friends, regional club members and our own club members we have been able to send off nearly 4kgs of ring pulls to the charity Purple Community Fund. They will be made into lovely items such as handbags, purses, coasters and many other things.
3 members from our club travelled to Kuala Lumpur to attend the International Convention and met up with our friendship links and also made new friends. We spent 3 days listening to inspiring speakers from all over the world but especially from Malaysia. We were well looked after and enjoyed 2 very fibrant social evenings.
Christina Lamb, War Correspondent from the UK gave a good presentation as well.
A plaque was presented to Father John and John Roger, a very good friend of Beryl Morgan outside the main toilet at St patrick’s Church in Corsham. The toilet twinning with a toilet in Africa was done in memory or Beryl who passed away last year. She had been a member of our club for a very long time.