President Rosemary Jenkinson, Kath Tuddenham and Ann Brown present a cheque for £2320 to St Benedict’s Hospice representative Linda Thorpe. The Hospice was President Rosemary’s Charity during her year. I think all members will agree we have done both Rosemary and the Hospice proud raising funds with some great initiatives. Today is Rosemary’s final day as President as she hands over the reigns to Violet Stoker at our AGM this evening. Thanks for a great year Rosemary, we didn’t know how things would work in these strange times but we did it!
As President Rosemary Jenkinson’s year comes to an end SI Sunderland held a Craft and Promises Auction to boost her chosen Charity St. Benedicts Hospice. Over the last few months members, family and friends have been busy making articles to put up for auction such as handcrafted and painted cards, bird boxes, a bug hotel, framed watercolours, knitted and sewn items as well as promises for afternoon tea and a South African themed meal. Each item was photographed and put into the Auction catalogue which was distributed widely. Auctioneer Ann Brown said: ‘In these strange times when we cant meet up together you have to think outside the box. This was a completely new venture for us and although well thought through, we weren’t sure it would actually work, but it did!’ The Auction which was held on Zoom on the 10th March went