We met today to support the small charity ‘Railway Children’ who reach out to help homeless street children in India, Africa and also in the UK. Our youngest attendee this morning was Baby Chester who was introduced to many by proud Grandma Carol Morgan! He seemed very happy to join us and of course was much admired! We were a little lower in numbers than usual - possibly the wet and windy morning had kept some folk at home - but we still raised a healthy £100 to send to this charity. Thank you to Pauline and Phil for being our hosts and making sure that we were well supplied with coffee and cakes!
Our coffee morning this month was in aid of ‘Myaware’ the charity who offer support and carry out research into the causes and treatment of the debilitating condition of Myasthenia Gravis. This little known neurological disease causes a distressing loss of muscle power and consequently can make normal movements and activity very difficult. Our supporters braved a very blustery and rather wet March morning to gather in the school room but once installed there was plenty of chat and merriment amongst all. A generous sum of £100 will be sent to Myaware this month.
A great turnout, most of our regulars and some new faces, at our first charity coffee of 2019. Everyone was in cheerful mood and happy to reflect back on how Christmas had been spent! Thanks to Fiona and Mary who hosted our coffee morning this month and who spread out a fine array of cream meringues, cakes and of course the inevitable left over mince pies for us. So much for the New Year diet and Resolutions......
A great start to our monthly gatherings and a healthy £125 raised for Prostate Cancer, our January charity.
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.
Whitacre Congregation is a vibrant mix of young and old who enjoy meeting for Sunday worship. Do come and join us.