We took a table at the Bathampton Village Fete to celebrate International Literacy Day and gave away free books. We were given donations to go towards the Meru Women’s Garden Project which is the Federation’s Triannual Project at present.
Members from the club helped with refreshments and stewarding at the annual ‘All Chipping In” cycle event to raise money for Julian House and Rotary. It was a boiling day and it was difficult to keep the refreshments from drying up or melting but the competitors were grateful for the drinks and snacks. These cyclists were enduring the 100 mile event.
Tamsin Smy is fundraising for her 4 week expedition to Cambodia next summer which will include community development work (helping to build houses, schools and toilets), environmental projects and wildlife conservation. We look forward to following Tamsin’s blog during the next year and beyond. We gave her £50 towards her expedtion.
3 members from the club spent a series of Tuesdays with year 6 pupils from St Andrew’s School in Bath and learnt about the Suffragettes of Bath. Along with making sashes, rosettes, planters and banners they also visited an historic park site in Bath and it finished off with a possession along the Crescent in the presence of the Mayor of Bath.
We have been collecting unused hotel toiletries and other products to send to Julian House who pass them onto the Women’s Refuge in Bath. It’s such a simple way of helping others. Cathy Adcock, charity Fundraiser receiving some of the goodies.
Club members helped by doing the marking at the Brain of Bath quiz night for Julian House and raised around £10,000. Will Glennon, a presenter from BBC Wilsthire was there to help also