Club News

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

November 2017 – Hampers for Wycombe Women’s Aid

At our November meeting, we were pleased to enrol our new memgber Alison Wray, seen here with Johanna Raffan. For many years, we have donated wrapped Christmas gifts to Wycombe Women’s Aid.   This year, instead, we collected festive food items … Continued

September 2017 – Street Child

We welcomed Lucy James from Street Child as our speaker at our September meeting. Based on the belief that every child has the right to be supported into education, the charity was founded in Sierra Leone in 2008.   The initial … Continued

July 2017 – Young Carers

Our speaker, Sally Grant from Family Action, is a project manager with their Young Carers Service in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. She spoke about her work with young carers – under 18 – in the Maidenhead area. … Continued

June 2017 – social meeting

On a lovely summer’s evening, members enjoyed a leisurely walk beside the Jubilee River, accompanied by Brian Clews who shared his knowledge of the local area. The evening was rounded off with supper.   This was also an opportunity to welcome … Continued

April 2017 – Library in Taiama, Kori Distr5ict,Sierra Leone

Our April meeting was a special celebration, held at the John Lewis Heritage Centre in Cookham. The Sandy Raffan memorial Library in Taiama, Kori District, Sierra Leone was officially opened in December 2016.   Our April meeting in Cookham was an … Continued

March 2017 Meeting – FGM

We were delighted to welcome once again  our speaker, Dr Katy Newell-Jones, who has recently returned from 37 weeks’ research into Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) –  or preferably Female Genital Cutting (FGC) which sounds less judgemental –  in Somaliland. The … Continued

February 2017 meeting

We welcomed London Chilterns Regional President Jen Simpson to our meeting.  She has been visiting clubs in the Region to discuss membership. There was also discussion about the “spoons” campaign, started by the charity Karma Nirvana and supported by SI … Continued

November 2016 meeting

Report from Conference in Malta was the major item at our November business meeting. Our club continues to support Wycombe Women’s Aid with donations of toiletries etc. throughout the year, but in November contribute Christmas gifts. Once again, club members … Continued