What we’re doing to help others in the community
Our club has dedicated its activities to a variety of work in our community such as:
Skirting Science – an annual event. A day of interactive workshops put on by scientists from local businesses and academia to encourage girls to take up science. We hope to counteract the tendency for girls to think that subjects like maths, physics and engineering are just for boys. For full details go to the website www.skirtingscience.co.uk
Hospital Shop – every 4 weeks 2 of us do a stint in the local hospital shop run by the League of Friends.
RNLI shop – similarly some club members help in the RNLI shop on the seafront to fundraise for the Weston lifeboat team.
Cancer Research UK – one of our members sits on the local committee organising fundraising events in aid of this worthwhile charity.
Windwhistle school – several club members attend this school in a deprived area on a weekly basis to help children on a one to one basis by listening to them read and engaging them in conversation.
Friends of the Weston Museum – two club members have a particular interest in supporting this museum which was under threat of closure for some time but now has been saved.
Women’s refuge – we support a local refuge, helping with supplies, when needed.
Food Bank– we support the local food bank and have several members who are very active and have become part of the team in this scheme.
Mary’s Meals– we have supported this project providing both ruck sacks filled with items for school children in deprived areas in the world such as in Africa, and also raising money to donate.
Garden of Fragrance– a number of dedicated members have worked hard to help keep this public amenity especially since 2005.
Recycling of items and For lists of what we are collecting for various projects see here.
We are collaborating with Sidcot school and participating in their Festival of Peace.