Pat Pritchard, District International Service Chairman, and her committee have held table top sales called “Pattie’s Pots” selling home produced honey, chutney, preserves, sweets, plants
etc. etc. to raise funds for the International charity this year, The Lemon Tree Trust, at every opportunity and the funds are mounting.
The next big occasion for District 6 is our International Rally to be held on 14th May 2020 at the Henley Golf Club, where the speaker will be Jenny Spears from the Lemon Tree Trust and Julie Rowlinson from International Aid. All the clubs will bring all their knitted goods, pasta, rice, stamps, etc. for Julie to load into the back of her van to be taken abroad.
It is always a great social occasion to meet members from other clubs and one we all look
Fundraising for The Lemon Tree Trust
We decided this year to have a stall within our Clubs and at District meetings selling pots of :-honey, marmalade, jams, chutneys, sweeties etc to raise money for The Lemon Tree Trust.
We started off at the District Rally and did very well. We will be holding our next stall at the District Meeting in November. Please come along to support our stall -bring and buy some pots!
Have a stall at your own Club meeting- it's lots of fun(can you think of any other ideas for what to put in the pots)?!
Please also follow the progress of the Lemon Tree Trust and all that they are trying to achieve.
International Projects for District 6
Just to introduce you to our charity as I begin my first year as District 6 International Service Chairman (DISC)
The remit of the International Committee is to foster international understanding and I am a big believer in therapy through gardening and nature. The charity we are supporting this year is The Lemon Tree Trust (www.lemontreetrust.org) which is supporting refuges from war torn Syria by supplying money to buy tools for the refugees to create gardens to grow their own produce and flowers; a place for the ladies to meet and chat and for the children to create a refuge away from war and play happily and to literally ‘Put down roots’. I hope that you will all be enthused by this project as much as I am and will support us accordingly.
To that end my Committee and I will be manning a stall selling jars of jams, chutneys, marmalade and my own home grown honey at each District Meeting and I would also encourage clubs to do the same at their club meetings where possible-any donation for this charity will be appreciated.
We will of course still be supporting International Aid in our usual ways by collecting pasta, rice, stamps, glasses etc and knitted goods and I look forward to seeing as many ladies as possible at our International Rally in May where these goods will be collected and we will also have a talk from a representative from The Lemon Tree.
We look forward to a productive and fruitful year!
District International Chairman
The District 6 International Charity is the Lemon Tree Trust - transforming refugee camps, one garden at a time.
The National President, Enid Law, has chosen Riding for the Disabled for her charity.