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Fun, Fundraising – and Bean Bags

Crosby Soroptimists held a successful ‘fundraiser’ party in President Chris Smith’s garden.

Friends joined club members for afternoon tea, plus the chance to bag a bargain or win a bottle. Club member Ann Dickinson at the keyboards provided a musical background throughout the afternoon. This was the Soroptimists’ first opportunity for many months to get together.

Special guest was Ruth Baldwin, Headteacher at Waterloo Primary School. Soroptimist International, Crosby, is supporting children’s learning at the school, and the garden party aimed to raise funds for reading-for-pleasure books.

Highlight of the party was the ‘Bean Bag Olympics’ contest, hosted by President Chris’s husband. The tense final saw headteacher Ruth take a creditable bronze position. Medals and trophies will be treasured!

Margaret Davidson co-ordinated the afternoon’s refreshments. “So many club members helped out both beforehand and on the day,” she said. “All the cakes and scones were home-made. We had a delicious tea – in the sunshine, too.”

Fundraising co-ordinator Pam McKee expressed her delight. “This was a whole-club effort – donations of goodies, many helping hands and (not to be underestimated) the clearer-uppers at the end.”

President Chris announced the final total – £747.54 – and added, “This will enable our club to fund a huge number of books for Waterloo Primary School, and thus support the children’s learning.”