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Mayor awards prizes to local schools

At the SI Winchester Supper Meeting last Monday night, the Mayor of Winchester announced prizewinners in the 2015 pillowcase dress competition with local schools.   Teachers from Eggars School, Alton, Henry Beaufort School, Winchester, and The Mountbatten School, Romsey, represented the prizewinning pupils.   Each

102 Pillow Case Dresses made by local schools!

Carol Forse writes: ‘We have had an amazing response to our invitation to school pupils in Winchester and Romsey to make pillow case dresses for girls in Gambia.  So far we have had 102 entries in total from schools plus additional dresses made and donated

Girls 4 Girls Sewing Competition

Following the huge success of our “Dress a Girl Around the World” project last year, we are launching it this year as a competition so that we can reward the care and creativity shown by many of our young needlewomen.

Pillowcase dresses arrive in Banjul

Serendipidy! Just as we were looking for a reliable and affordable way to get 136 pillowcase dresses to Banjul in the Gambia, Marion Christmas was our guest speaker at the last supper meeting of the club year.  Her topic was her work with the scout

Dress A Girl Around the World

Update on 21st February 2014:  136 dresses are now ready to be sent to our sister club SI Banjul in The Gambia.  This club has a number of projects with young women and girls in the rural areas of this extremely poor part of West