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Charities’ Evening


Presidents Jill and Helen hosted the annual Charities’ Evening and welcomed representatives of the three charities supported by the club in the past year. The club has long connections with all three charities. The guests gave a brief update on their projects.


Jackie from Barnardo’s Action With Young Carers Wirral outlined the support for young carers and in particular the benefit for them from the social events funded by the club.





Bees for Development’s Bob Spencer spoke of the charity’s growth over its 30 years of working in the development field. The charity works globally in its approach to making life better with bees by encouraging sustainable beekeeping to overcome poverty, build livelihoods and benefit biodiversity. Branches of Bees for Development have been established in Ethiopia, Ghana and Uganda. Successful training programmes in these areas are running in conjunction with local agencies and partners.





Sue Donovan, a club member and ambassador for Mary’s Meals, brought the group up to date with news of how the charity has responded since the restrictions imposed by the Covid pandemic. The charity’s initial remit was to deliver food for children at places of education. Sadly the later help of sending filled backpacks from the UK has been discontinued. Nevertheless the feeding programme continues and is expanding with over 2,400,000 children currently receiving meals every school day.



Each of the guests received a cheque from the Presidents.