The coffee morning today was in aid of the Salvation Army. We made £125, which included £10 for a beautiful Christmas wreath which was donated. Sheilas's daughter makes them in aid of cancer research and takes orders at £15 each. There was a good turn out, considering it was a wet morning.
A busy turnout yesterday on a crisp but sunny morning where we met to chat and raise some funds for BLESMA, the charity who support those British ex servicemen who have lost limbs in all conflicts since WW1. We learnt something about the services and support this charity provide and it seemed an appropriate one to support during our month of Remembrance. Thanks to Dave and Manny for hosting this month and to all supporters who helped us to raise £100 for BLESMA.
A bright sunny day with £115 raised for Bone Cancer Research Trust. It was also a time to celebrate the Golden Wedding of Vincent and Christine who got married at the church in 1968. A lovely cake was shared by all.
A really busy coffee morning today, several new faces and many of our regulars back from their holidays. So lots of chat and news. We were treated to an accompanied sing-a-long from Peter and Val Tonks at the end of coffee morning which all present thoroughly enjoyed.
A good amount of money raised too, £130 will be sent off to support the Guide Dogs for the Blind, our September charity.
Coffee morning was very successful with several new faces as well as a good turnout of our regulars! Lots of chat about the Great British Weather (of course!) and gardens and holidays! This was Dave and Manny Williams’ first coffee morning, having taken over from Jean and Beryl, so a hard act to follow! However, Manny came up trumps by baking cakes and biscuits, so we decided that they’d got the job. Dave spoke to us about their chosen charity ‘Buddy Bags’ and we raised £116 for them.
Another highlight of the morning was our chance to wish Syd and Cynthia a Happy Diamond Anniversary and we had a card and cake for them. The cake was ceremoniously cut and shared amongst all, so I don’t think anyone needed any lunch after all that!
Although a few regular faces were missing, the morning was quite busy. It was in aid of Alzheimer's Society and around £114 was raised, which was very good. Pauline and Teresa talked in detail about the trials and tribulations of living with someone who has the disease and the devastating effect if can have on families. Valerie and Christine have been knitting some 'Twiddle Muffs' which help people to have something to do with their hands. Pictured below these are normally sent to 'Knit for Peace' in London but they brought a few along for this morning. Users play with the beads and buttons inside and outside of the muffs, and it helps to relax them.
As usual Vince, Malcolm and Colin were on hand to help with the washing up!
We were a bit thin on the ground for our June coffee morning in aid of the road safety campaigning charity ‘Brake’ - quite a few of our regulars were away on holiday - however, delicious homemade cakes on offer and lovely table flowers from the garden made for a very pleasant coffee morning. We raise £100 for Brake; this charity also supports and helps improve the care for people bereaved through accidents and those seriously injured on roads.
A great turnout and several new faces at this month’s coffee morning and a lovely sunny day! A healthy sum of £103 raised for Greenfingers, our April charity.
We thank the brave souls who came out today in sub zero temperatures to support our coffee morning in aid of Tommy’s charity. We raised a healthy £85 in spite of the fact that quite a few of our regulars were snowed in! Lots of chat about the weather of course - we are British after all! - and interestingly woolly scarves were amongst the first prizes to be snapped up from the raffle table!
We were reminded about the Women’s World Day of Prayer which takes place tomorrow evening at 7pm, and hoping that the weather will allow people to attend.
Whitacre Congregation is a vibrant mix of young and old who enjoy meeting for Sunday worship. Do come and join us.