Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Fun, Friendship and Fundraising

Cherry and i went to The New Times pub in Tiptree today along with 60 other members of the Farleigh Hospice craft group. It was to celebrate 10 years of  Fund raising. The group was formed 10 years ago with just 12 volunteers, it now has over 60 active members dedicated to the charity. Over the years the members have used their skills of knitting, sewing, crocheting, tapestry and embroidery then selling their craft work at organised events like fete's,quiz's, garden parties, table top stalls and even sponsored silences.

This is me outside the New Times.

The buffet was lovely. Lots to choose from....

Here are some of the members  including Cherry my friend.

These gifts were from Shelia to say thank you for all our hard work. The golden hearts were to symbolise each one of us has a heart of gold.

Shelia (head of the craft group) and Womble proudly holding the large cheque of £101,648.11p raised from 5th April 2001 to 4th April 2011.

All these lovely raffle prizes were made by the members of the group.  Every one loved the rag doll she was just awesome....... 

I just love this quilt, but sadly i did'nt win it.....

This beautiful  Tapestry cushion of pansies must have taken ages to make. 

How skillfully this cushion was made.

This baby bag was out of this world, along with the blanket which was crocheted.

How very cleaver the person was to knit these colourful clowns.

I was full of admiration for all the members who made these beautiful raffle prizes, so now i am not working i also hope to be able to contribute by giving my time and skills to such a rewarding and worth while charity.


  1. Wow Linda Great report on today's Celebration Lunch xx

  2. What a giving group of people you have around you..... that makes me smile! Not sure of the amount in dollars.... but that sure seems like a lot. Bravo for you and your colleagues.

  3. What an amazing amount of money raised. Such a worthy cause. Well done ladies. Hope you enjoyed your day. x