We started our new meeting format this month. Claire was on hand from 7.00pm – 7.30pm to provide advice followed by a discussion on the proposed activities at the new Wellbeing Centre and Breast Cancer Care pulling out of training for Headstrong Volunteers.
Claire will also be attending the Ladies Luncheon fundraiser tomorrow as a speaker and will be sharing a platform with Gloria Hunniford, (this event raised in excess £8,000.00 last year for the Breast Unit).
Speaker: Shirley Howard from the Cambridge and Peterborough Learning Trust was our speaker for the evening and introduced herself to the group. She explained that the Trust’s focus was on learning for wellbeing and had become involved as a volunteer as she had an interest in craft work and thought she could put it to good use.
Nine years ago she became widowed and to occupy her time started making cards. From there Shirley has gone on to learn other associated crafts such as paper flowers, stamping, bow making and table decorations - which she was going to show us tonight.
AOB: Val had visited Olive and give her a bouquet from us all. She still has her arm in a sling but is at home, a support worker to look after her for the next few weeks.
June provided a flyer about the Eastern Angles production of ‘Stoat Hall’ at the Key Theatre in January. This has now become an annual event and for members wanting to see their latest comedy the date is Thursday 26th January starting at 2.30pm.
Denise and June who had met with Dave Christian from the CP Learning Trust and discovered that they could provide speaker’s on Beauty Therapy, LUSH cosmetics and up-cycling furniture.