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.
District Chairman Jill has selected Hearing Dogs for the Deaf as her Charity for the year.
The District 6 International Charity is the Chinthowa Trust.
The National President, Ann Acaster, has chosen Jessie's Fund (Music helping Children) for her charity.