SI Stand at Combined Charities Fair in Maidenhead attracts P.M.

SI Slough Windsor & Maidenhead took a stand at the always busy Charities Fair in Maidenhead on Saturday 3rd November at the Desborough Hall.  Many local churches and charities participate each year in order to raise funds for a wide range of local activities.  Its a great place to stock up on Christmas presents and marmalade!  The Fair presented us with our first chance to use the new banners which the club purchased recently and this certainly helped to signpost the stand.  There were baubles and silk items on sale in addition to handbags and jewelry created in the Philippines from recycled materials such as ring pulls and magazines.  Twelve members helped during the day and the event raised awareness of the club as well as fund raising for the Purple Community Fund which aims to help poverty stricken families and communities transform their own lives with skills training, education, health and nutrition programmes.  The club is also sponsoring a Filipino girl through school.  Of course it was a bonus to get a visit from our local Maidenhead M.P. Theresa May!