Tamsin who attends Abbeyfield School in Chippenham raised money to take her on a volunteering trip to Cambodia to help with several projects in remote villages as well as taking on some strenuous treks there. Her adventure lasted a month and she wrote up a journal of her thoughts and experiences with accompanying photos whilst she was there . Her presentation was very informative and we were happy that we sponsored her for such a worthwhile cause. However, we were not too impressed with the amount of tarantulas that she encountered on her travels!
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!
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.
Carol Owens, volunteer from the charity ‘Feel Good, Feel Better’ gave an interesting talk at our meeting telling us how the charity offers make up and image sessions to women who have suffered from cancer and need some advice on how to make themselves feel good again with the help of make up and toiletries.
These are just some of the products that are provided during one of the sessions.
This is such a worthwhile charity and really does make a difference to people’s lives including men as well as younger sufferers.