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.
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.
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.
We had even more guests attending our quiz night which was wonderful to see especially as we were raising money for Bath and District Samaritans. It was appropriate that we held it leading up to Mental Health Awareness week in the UK.
Brains were tested as usual and we managed to raise £700 for the charity. As well as a lovely buffet dinner provided we also had a raffle and sold cards to bring in more funds.
Club member Diane presented a cheque to Bev Viveash from the RUH Your local Cancer Care Fundraising Group after a chair yoga class at Bowles Court in Chippenham . Diane took the class in December and the residents raised £117 . Bev was delighted with the donation and was happy to meet the residents who live at Bowles Court.