The picture was taken at our recent AGM at Gaudet Luce Golf Club, when the local St John’s Ambulance brought along their new staff car for our members to see. The club had previously contributed towards its purchase, during Glenys Griffiss’s time as President, when St John Ambulance was her main charity of that year.
Richard Brown, Droitwich Spa St John Ambulance unit leader, spoke to our members while showing the car, and explained how important having such a vehicle was for St John, helping the organisation fulfil its work in the local community.
The photo shows Richard Brown on the right, with some of the Droitwich Spa Inner Wheel members on the left.
President Glenys has chosen Young Carers as her charity this year and the club sponsored a fun trip for some of them on the "Pamela May" canal boat.
We decided to walk around the lake to build up an appetite for lunch. Even though many of the trees were still green there were still enough with yellow, red and golden leaves to make it a beautiful, as well as enjoyable, perambulation. Chatting with friends in the autumn sunshine as we strolled along certainly was ‘precious’.
It was a good job that Glenys had booked a table for lunch because the restaurant was very busy. When we ate our lunches we could see why, the food was excellent.
President Glenys’s charity for her year in office is St. John Ambulance and our speaker, Richard Brown was invited to tell us all about its history. Formed in 1887 as a voluntary organisation offering free medical care, the Brigade goes all the way back to 11th century Jerusalem where the first Knights of St. John set up a hospital to care for sick pilgrims.
The District 6 International Charity is the Chinthowa Trust.
The National President, Enid Law, has chosen Riding for the Disabled for her charity.