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Bears at the Fair

Once again Crosby’s Soroptimists turned out in force to help their local hospice.

Club members staffed the refreshment marquee at St Joseph’s Hospice Summer Fair. It was brisk business serving drinks and cakes.

The traditional Teddy Bears’ Parade was the day’s highlight. Tradition again – the Crosby Soroptimist President was one of the judges.

Along with David Bricknell (Chair of Trustees) and Clare Waller (Clinical Director), President Margaret Davidson had the unenviable task of scrutinising the dozens of teddies and other furry friends that the children had brought along.

“Choosing the ‘Oldest’ wasn’t too difficult; but selecting the ‘Most Unusual’ and ‘Best Dressed’ caused a lot of heart-searching”, said President Margaret.

She added, “Very many club presidents have judged the parade over the years, so I was fully aware of the challenge. The sea of hopeful faces is a bit daunting, though!

“Still, our Club members are always pleased to support St Joseph’s – a much-loved and valued part of our local community.”