Our President’s charity this year is Sheffield Hospitals Dementia Appeal. This appeal is raising money to improve the hospital environment for patients with dementia by, for example, colour coding bed bays to stop people getting lost or replacing signs with pictures instead of words.
We have been unable to hold our usual fundraising activities so some of our members decided to help our charity with individual fundraising initiatives. Three members planted indoor bulbs in pretty china bowls and teacups and made christmas puddings and christmas cakes, which they sold to Club members. We also held a “Lovely Hands’ workshop, which proved a relaxing activity in the run-up to Christmas. The consultant leading the workshop donated 10% of the value of products sold to our charity.
Altogether, these activities raised over £400 for our Charity – a great effort during a Tier 3 lockdown. It also meant that many of us were able to solve some of our Christmas present dilemmas!