Club member Diane heard that one of her yoginis Clare Bolden was self isolating and had decided to make face masks in aid of her chosen charity LupusUK. Diane decided to support her by giving free yoga classes online in return for donations towards Clare’s charity. Over £265 was raised.
Fundraising Yoga Classes
Club member Diane is currently teaching virtual yoga classes 3 times per week in order to raise money for 5 charities during lockdown. The charities are for Lupus UK, Friends of Young Carers (Banes), Samaritian Emergency Relief Fund, Womenandgirls.org and the RUH NHS Heroes.
So far over £1,000 has been raised and hopfully there will be more to come as the weeks and months go by.
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.
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.
Residents at Bowles Court Assisted Living complex took a chair yoga class and instead of paying the teacher(Soroptimist member) they donated the money towards the RUH Cancer Support Group. Fun was had by all.
The annual cycle event can consist of 30, 60 or 100 miles in length and this event is organised by the Rotary club of Chipping Sodbury. Julian House asked us if we could help serve at the 30 mile stage with providing cakes,snacks and drinks.
All the cyclists were in good spirits and were very appreciative of the spread laid on for them. The money raised from registration fees and donations are then divided between many local charities including Julian House. Thankfully the weather was fine although there was quite a wind which would have been felt homeward bound.
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