We are delighted to report that our Annual quiz night raised £880 for the charity Designability which helps buy equipment called Wizzybugs for disabled children. A huge thank you to all those that contributed and made the night a great success.
The theme this year was Climate Change so we’ve put together some images of us making a small change towards a bigger change.
Two of our members have been busy making much needed scrubs, scrub bags and hats for the local RUH hospital. Being self isolated has its advantages by enabling lots of time dedicated to making these items.
Bath Women’s Fund invited our club to join them for a walk to support International Women’s Day around Bath celebrating the lives of influencial women who were from Bath or had lived in Bath. The walk took us all over the city but the favourite photo is from the Royal Crescent.
At GoodNess stop Dundas aqueduct for RUHX (new name for Forever Friends) we welcomed approx. 240 walkers on the Walk of Life spoem walking 26 miles from Bishop’s Cannings and some 10 miles from Bradford -on-Avon along the the Kennet adn Avon canal ending in Bath. We provided water and oranges.
It was with great pleasure that Presdient Jenny presented Pam Hawker with an honorary membership certificate. Pam has been a member of our club for nearly 40 years and has been a keen and valid member for all those years. Pam recently gave a talk at one of our meetings telling us how the club has changed since her first arrival complete with written documentary. We hope to see Pam for many more years to come.
At our annual AGM we welcomed out new officers for the year. They are Jenny who is taking on another year as President and Di who has now become President Elect. We are delighted that they are happy to be taking on these roles.
At our meeting last night we lit a candle to support Ukraine and think about all those people that are suffering right now. Our thoughts are with them right now.
Our club today donated Brave Bear books to a primary school in Melksham and the local library to coincide with World Book Day. The book we have donated is designed for children aged 8 – 10 years to highlight the facts behind abusive relationships. It has been very sensitively written.
Melksham library Manor School, Melksham
Yes, you can recycle medicine blister packs at Superdrug (if they have a pharmacy it appears) It’s a partnership with tetracycle and a great way of stopping them all going into landfill.
More ring pulls have been collected by our regional clubs, friends and family. It’s such an easy thing to do and benefits those women in the Phillippines to make a decent living.
The club collected some lovely gifts for the Chippenham branch of the Salvation Army which will be given to families in need this Christmas. Goodman Warren and Beck were happy to pass on the goods for us.
Members from the club tied an orange ribbon around the obelisk at Orange Grove in Bath to highlight the last day of activism of elimination of violence against women. We placed ‘love me, love me not’ bookmarks on railings to highlight the U.N ‘orange the world’ campaign.