A visit was arranged for members and friend to visit this historical Hall. Thoresby Hall is a grade I listed 19th-century country house in Budby, Nottinghamshire. It is one of four neighbouring country houses and estates in the Dukeries in north Nottinghamshire all occupied by dukes at one time during their history. It is now a hotel. The Pierrepoint Family first built the hall in the 17th century. To minimise a perceived threat from coal mining subsidence the buildings were sold to the National Coal Board in 1979 and sold on the open market ten years later. After a number of owners it was acquired by Warner Leisure Hotels and opened as an hotel in 2000 after extensive refurbishment A Warner’s guide showed the party around the renovated hall and gardens, giving us an insight into the past and present. Another successful outing which we enjoyed.
Blue skies and sunshine was the order of the day for this Trent River cruise on the Trent Lady. Members, relatives and friends came together to enjoy this day which also included an afternoon tea and a birthday celebration for Mary Howe a members mother who was 91 years young. Setting of from Colwick the boat cruised to Wilford where the Trent Lady turned round at the Toll Bridge. She then sailed down to Holm Pierrepoint, where she then return to Colwick Dock. A Perfect day raising funds for Breast Cancer Care Kings Mill Hospital Photo showing Mary with her birthday cake, and members enjoying the day.
Another successful Charter which was recently held at the Hostess Restaurant. President Kathy welcomed members from around the region. Dr John Dale toasted Soroptimism and the response was given by Regional President Vivienne Galloway. After a 3 course meal, members and their guests were entertained by King Henry V111 recounting his life and tumultuous relationships with his wives and children. The presentation was given by John White. Photo’s show Kathy welcoming guests and conversing with Regional President Vivienne Galloway.
NIDAS, received a cheque for £1,012.70p from the proceeds of the clubs annual quiz. Mike and Anne Bull organise this annual event which takes place at the Oakham Suite in Mansfield. Two quiz games, an enormous raffle plus a Pie, pea and chip supper. Tickets sell out as soon as the Box Office opens and this year Women’s Aid in Mansfield were the chosen charity to receive the cheque.
During the last year members have been beavering away raising funds for local charities. Back in November the club hosted a concert by the Carlton Male Voice Choir, held at the Queen Elizabeth Academy in Mansfield. Ticket sales and donations on the night generated over £2.000. pounds. The photograph shows President Sue presenting the cheque to Ruth Braby( on the left.) Ruth gave a short presentation about the Charity’s association with the Teenage Cancer Trust.
On the 13th February SI club Mansfield and District held their annual Sale and Fashion show at the Sherwood Welfare Centre, Dunsil Rd, Mansfield NG19 7GDt. Half priced clothes from major High St stores includes fashions for all ages and size range from 8 to 26. Over £300 was raised and this paid for books and toys for the Children’s ward at Kings Mill Hospital. Photo shows President Sue on the right presenting the toys to the Play Co-Ordinator, Nicola Armstrong
Our clubs annual craft fair will be held on the 8th March at Ravenshead Village Hall Come and join us and spend time browsing our variety of stalls, buying those early Christmas presents and special gifts. 50p admission, refreshments and light lunches available. Diary this event.
What is becoming an annual event, we are holding another Fashion Show on February 13th at the Sherwood Welfare Hall. Tickets are £3.50 which includes beverages and biscuits. Come along and buy you spring wardrobe. bargains from the high St, every thing for the young and trendy to the Mature and elegant.
10th December is the date for our annual coffee morning with seasonal mince pies Past President Sue Challis and her husband will host this event. All monies raised will go towards the International Presidents Appeal, which is ‘ Maternal and Childcare Advocacy International’
Today members of club SI Mansfield and District attended this years Remembrance Service at the Civic Centre’s war memorial. 100 years since the start of WW1 and 70 years since the D Day invasion. This is the 3rd year, the club has attended and laid a wreath at the War memorial