Remember all those skills you honed during last year’s “Bake Off”? Put them to good use now and make some cakes for the stall on Wednesday 15th July. We are running a Cake stall in aid of Gwynedd and Ynys Môn Hospice at Home. For those who were unable to attend the talk on 18th June this is one of President Chris’s chosen charities for the year; it does amazing work in the community and is always in need of funds. The more money they have, the more they can offer to the people in their care, not only by way of nursing but also in complimentary care to help make life more pleasant for their patients. Hopefully the weather will be kinder to us this year – last time we had a market stall the heavens opened!
Once again some members of SISC took part in the Race for Life in Caernarfon to help raise money for Cancer Research. The weather was cold and windy (there were 42mph gusts in the Menai Straits!) but luckily the rain had stopped by the time the runners started the 5K. course. One member jogged the entire course and the others all walked briskly – if only to keep warm! The “runners” raised over £1500 between them so congratulations!!
President Chris with IPPs Edna and Louise in the grounds of Porth Tocyn Hotel where the Change of Insignia Dinner was held. President Chris’s chosen charities for this year are the Alzheimer Society and Hospice at Home Gwynedd and Anglesey. There will be a “big Raffle” with tickets being sold throughout the year, and a Charity Lunch to raise funds for these causes. There will also be a Charity lecture as a fundraising event. Hilary who won “Baker of the Year”
12 members of the club recently visited The Pines and Plas Madog Homes for the Elderly in Criccieth and Porthmadog. There they sang for the residents. The songs were from the war years and traditional English and Welsh airs. The Residents enjoyed the entertainment and some joined in with the singing. The staff say that they talk about the singing for some weeks after the event. The members of SISC who sang had had a couple of “practise” sessions prior to the afternoon, and they enjoyed the visit too! The “Choir” will sing for the Elderly again at Christmas time, when the carols and Christmas songs will again be sung in both Welsh and English