Club News

February 2019 – CARE International

At our club meeting, we welcomed Ann Westgarth from CARE international who spoke about the work of the organisation with particular attention to Nepal after the earthquake and work in Ethiopia.  She pointed out how CARE International supported the empowerment … Continued


January 2019 – The Walk Centre, Nakuru, Kenya

Two representatives from St. Paul’s Church gave a very informative illustrated talk about The Walk Centre.   The name was chosen to remind people to walk like Jesus walked. The local pastor started to work with families living on the edge … Continued


November 2018 – Business Meeting and Wycombe Women’s Aid

Our November business meeting included a comprehensive report from Conference by one of our members. This year’s gifts for Wycombe Women’s Aid were bags made by a member of SI Stratford  which are sold to raise funds for Kori Development … Continued


Friendship meeting with SI Weston Super Mare September 2018

Sunday 23 September – Thames Valley members woke to pouring rain.   Slowly it eased, and it had stopped by the time we arrived at Kintbury in Berkshire, where we met our visitors from SI Weston Super Mare. After a convivial … Continued


Visit to Breast Cancer Now Research Centre – 26 June 2018

SI Thames Valley had a fascinating trip to the Breast Cancer Now Research Centre in London, whose Tissue Bank we support. We visited three labs with talks from scientists working on various aspects of breast cancer development, diagnosis and treatment. … Continued


July 2018 – Visit to Swan Lifeline

A very intersting and informative visit to this locally-based charity, which provides shelter and treatment for sick and injured swans, with the aim of returning them to the wild as soon as posible. Anne Arton, who arranged our visit, showed … Continued


May 2018 – visit to Cliveden

Our May meeting was an afternoon visit to the grounds of Cliveden. We enjoyed a leisurely stroll in brilliant sunshine thorough the Long Garden, led by one of our members who volunteers in the grounds. Our next destination was the … Continued



February 2018 – Parkinson’s UK

In February we welcomed  Richard Pilkington from Parkinson’s UK, who came to speak about the condition as part of their programme of raising awareness. Richard explained that you live with the condition, rather than dying from it.   Research is ongoing … Continued


January 2018 – Membership and Kori

At our January meeting, we enrolled Sue Weston – seen here with Ann Arton and Johanne Raffan.   It was also an opportunity to take a picture of our newest four members together:  Sue Weston, Alison Mayall, Alison Wray and Sushi … Continued