Our October meeting as every was to raise funds for Breast Cancer month. We had a Quiz and Pink Raffle and raised £110.
We raised £431 from our Garden Party in June for the Scott Suite at the Friarage Hospital. At our meeting in October President Pam Bayston presented the cheque to Louise Sadler who is a nurse at the Scott Suite. The money raised will go towards a piece of equipment that will be used in Surgery. Photo L-R Louise Sadler,Pam Bayston,Jill Jaques .
Rag Rug Workshop Helen explained that Rag Rugs are modern day recycling. It is a mainly North East tradition that began as people needed to keep warm but had very little money available so they used materials that they had to hand such as old clothes to make rugs to cover floors Rag rugs are often known as Proggy Mats, Shaggy Rugs or Clippys. In Scotland thy are known as Hooky or Clooties. Nine people took part, we had a lovely night ,socialising as people crafted. Helen kindly donated the £45 we raised on the night to club funds
Quite an intriguing title, we all had different ideas as to what he had actually found. Searching through a book stall in Seville Peter came across a child’s Atlas written in Spanish. Inside he found a map showing Turnpike Roads In Yorkshire dated 1784 . The Romans made the first roads in Britain and until the advent of Turnpike Roads nothing else had really been built. Travelling by road in the 18 Century was considered extremely dangerous. An Act of Parliament was made in order to build theses road as to maintain them they had to be paid for usually by the landowners. By the end of the 18 Century people could travel anywhere as long as they could afford it! The map had the distances on from each town to London , coaches were limited to 12mph The map shows The German Ocean as
Donation for the Friarage Hospital Wobble Room.
We had a very informative talk from Paul Turner aka The Herb Man. He told us the various uses for herbs and how to grow them and use them in cooking.
SI Northallerton and District had an Afternoon Tea Party with a pink tombola on the 11th August at the home of President Jill. This was to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Support Unit at The Friarage Hospital in memory of one of our members who sadly died this year. Despite it not being a lovely sunny day, yes it rained we raised over £400.
Presidents Jill and Christine with Emily from Majestic Wines SI members enjoying the Wine Tasting!
Picture President Cynthia with Michaela ( Fundraiser Macmillan) We are giving a donation following a talk on the new Sir Robert Ogden Centre in Northallerton