Report at the AGM – April 2019
Members of Buxton Club visited Chesterfield Probus and Matlock Rotary to talk about this project and as a result twelve completed back packs and three sacks of clothes and equipment were sent to Mary’s Meals.
Quote from a beneficiary: (Mary’s Meals) We love the backpack project because it complements our school feeding programme by providing children with items that support their education. Tadala, twelve, from Malawi “I’m very happy I’ll be able to keep my exercise books safely in my new bag”.
BLUEBELL WOOD CHILDREN’S HOSPICE
Buxton Soroptimist, Joy, works for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.
TALKING NEWSPAPERS FOR THE BLIND
Buxton Soroptimist, Heather, recorded Talking Newspapers for the Blind. Heather had a phone call from a blind lady to say that the Talking Newspaper was her only contact with the outside world.
President Elect Sue arranged a training day for volunteers from First Responders and East Midlands Ambulance Service. Sue also organises training in diabetes.
This is an ongoing project to help with disaster management and relief. Funds have been sent to Water Aid.
Humanity Inclusive sent a competition for SI Buxton to use and money was raised by a quiz and fun night.
Humanity Inclusive wrote to thank the Club and said that two children had benefitted from having artificial limbs and support from counsellors.
President Elect Sue and family who run the Jungle Pet Shop in Buxton organised an Open Day, sold cakes and ran a tombola. Funds raised were sent to the Alzheimers Society.
A lady whose father has dementia said it was heartening to know people cared.
Buxton Club members took part in a competition and supper event and money was raised for Child Carers.
Quote from beneficiary: We gave the children a party. One little girl said it was wonderful not to have to worry about her mum for a few hours. She likes going to school for this reason and hates school holidays because there is no escape from “cleaning my mum”.
BUXTON GARDEN TRAIL
Buxton Club agreed to participate in organising and supporting Buxton Garden Trail project. Funds were raised for the Meru Garden Project, Samaritans, Blythe House Hospice and High Peak Care & Derbyshire Befriending Service.
President Elect Jo said “the wonderful thing about the Trail is that it brings people together and it’s about sharing knowledge and passion. It’s great we can raise money for local charities as you never know when you might need their services”.