Hello from President Sue


President’s Message – Sue Evans

I am very proud to be President in this our celebratory 70th anniversary year.

Since 1948 members have been working together on hands-on projects that help our community

(e.g. Friendly Club, refurbishment of a local park & railway station, Women’s Refuge)

Advocacy -raising awareness

(e.g . Female genital mutilation, Domestic violence, Modern day slavery)    

 

 

Fund raising for charities:

  • locally (e.g. SNAC, Hafal children’s project, Age Cymru)
  • nationally (e.g. Air Ambulance, Blood Bikes)
  • internationally (e.g. Life for Limbs; Toilet Twinning , TFSRC, Meru Garden project)

We continue our year long celebration of SI Port Talbot’s 70th anniversary which will culminate with a Champagne Tea & Concert at The Aberavon Beach Hotel in March.- see calendar of events for details.

Despite our celebrations we have continued to volunteer and fundraise.  In September  an “At Home”  was held at (member )Peggy’s house with a Liverpool theme.(Our Federation Conference in 2018 was held in Liverpool).  Members were suitably attired & the Liverpool football player & Cilla Black won the best dressed prizes.

Our coffee morning had a suffragist theme with Julie Morse regaling us with the Life of Lady Rhondda and the difference she has made to the lives of women.

After Christmas dinner we were serenaded by the Carmarthen Ukelele band.  A brilliant night was had by all but the real beneficiary was the NSPCC.

Our quiz night with cluster clubs, friends & family followed by a very successful charity curry evening meant we were celebrating but also raising funds for the charities we support – local, national & international.

SI Port Talbot has grown in numbers during the year with an increase of 6 full members and 2 Linked members.  We believe this is linked to Club members commitment to improving the lives of girls & women whilst  remembering that we are volunteers and so we  do what we enjoy  and enjoy what we do.

On March 1st we begin a new joint project at Neath Port Talbot Hospital.  We will have a pop-up cafe once a month for longer stay patients.   We’ll keep you posted on this project..

If you would like to join a group of friends who want to make a positive difference to your community, and to women worldwide then please contact us.  You can be sure of a warm welcome.

in Friendship