BRIDGEND PROGRAMME ACTION REPORT
April 2012 – 13
GOAL 1 – ACTION
|Bridgend Women’s AidWe continue to support Bridgend Women’s Aid and two of our members are highly involved in the organisation. We will be continuing to support this essential service through donations, people support and gifts.|
|Christmas Tree Festival Nolton ChurchWe were invited to take part in this annual festival which raises funds for Nolton Church. Our tree looked lovely with all the decorations, especially those sent to us by our Friendship Links.|
|Operation Christmas ChildWe continue to fill shoeboxes with gifts for young children in various European Countries This is coordinated by Eileen.|
|KarachiWe continue to support Talat through Connect which provides education for children in the areas affected by the floods in Pakistan. We have also supported the Garden Project by buying tools and seeds to make women in the Sind Province self sufficient|
|Support for the Rest Care HotelAlthough we can no longer provide a holiday we continue to serve tea and Inez supports them in other ways|
|Cape Verde We continue to support the education of Daisy the younger sister of Jocelyn. An update was shared with club at the last business meeting. Joyce reports that both Daisy and her sister Jocelyn are expected to do well in their schooling.|
|Contact the elderly This has been a major project and has been very successful. We currently have a number of ladies and one gentleman. The next tea is in Lily’s – we would like more hosts please!|
|Reading ProjectThis project has been an outstanding success and continues to support young readers in Penyfai School.|
|Face Up CymruFunds were raised during President Kathryn’s year to support those with facial disfigurements.|
|Girls School in Hadhramaut in the YemenThis has been President Cary’s project and funds will support education and help in the building of the school.|
The Drinking project.
Carys is very involved in the working party and presented the awards in April. We are pleased to announce that a pupil from Penyfai School won an award.
All members have access to PAM (Programme Action Magazine) on line. We have been involved in and raised funds for the Purple Teardrop Project and Birthing in the Pacific
International Women’s Day – We met on the old bridge in Bridgend and (had lunch) to raise awareness of violence against women.
Girl Guides – We support guides to attend international conferences.
- Continue with the on-going projects.
- Support President Barbara
- Hold regular PA meetings
- Consider how we can become advocates to promote Soroptimist – Goal 2