Our next meeting is on Monday 21st January when we have a speaker – Stephanie Vella – from the Open Road Project. The project empowers individuals, families & communities in their journey of recovery from the harmful effects of drugs, alcohol and other addictions. We
Our festive coffee morning, fundraising for Southend YMCA, was held at Porters – the beautiful listed building that is ‘home’ to the town’s Mayor. The setting, coffee & cakes were all fabulous & got us in the Christmas mood. We were delighted to be joined
Here we are at this years award ceremony. We sponsored the Tom Moulton Award for Outstanding Dedication & Commitment. Cathy is pictured with our worthy winner, Helen Page. President Sharon, Jackie & Cathy are all ambassadors for Southend YMCA.
We had a great time at St Clement’s Church in Leigh selling bags, scarves & jewellery. We also made a lot of cups of tea & coffee! All monies raised got to our President’s charity – Southend YMCA. Thanks to Jill the church warden for
Tonight was our christmas meeting. Purely social, no business and we enjoyed a festive meal & great company. We also ‘enjoyed’ 2 of Cathy’s annual quizzes which were really difficult this year with lots of groans when she revealed the answers! Luckily she rewarded us
Tonight’s meeting was all about wrapping and packing! We wrapped up christmas gifts for the hospital, made up toiletry bags for the hospital and packed pre loved handbags with goodies for the One Love Soup Kitchen, who help Southend’s homeless population. Leftover wrapping paper went
Our speaker this month was former model Carla Cressy who told us all about her terrible struggles with endometriosis which lead her to set up her own charity – ‘Women with Endometriosis’. Not only does she support women suffering from the effects of the disease