Newsletter - September 2018

Our MacMillan Nurses Coffee Morning was its usual resounding success. I think we raised about £250 which is a great result for two hours gluttony and coffee slurping. Motown, which raised just under £700, at the Royal British Legion was a stonking success too. Not quite as good as my fag packet accounting calculated for my original report, but still an acceptable result for an evening of super music and a lot of exuberant dancing none of which would have made the grade on “Strictly”. On the down side, we had to cancel the concert which The Band of the Hampshire Constabulary were due to perform for us. We apologise to all who were looking forward to the concert and thank the Band and QMC for their understanding of our predicament.

Welfare: One of our more intelligent and perspicacious members (an unusual combination in our Club) asked me a question. He/she does that a lot, but this one was actually worth answering. “How have we spent the money we raised over the past year?” As each case is dealt with on its own particular merits, and we have to ensure that individuals are not identified, it was a bit of a poser. So the assistance was extracted under the following loose categories:-

Family Support – Miscellaneous - £774 – 5 cases

Family Support – White Goods and Furniture - £618 – 5 cases

Family Support – School Uniforms - £356 – 6 cases

Pensioners Event/ Equipment - £400 – 2 cases

Various Youth/ Disability - £2013 – 8 cases

Community & Message in a Bottle - £800 – 2 cases

Christmas donations and lunches - £2200 – 7 cases

Other charities without their own dedicated fundraising support - £3500 - 11 Cases

Normally we would, during this period, have contributed to disaster relief efforts around the world funded through our International Fund. But, austerity has hit the most vulnerable hardest. We hope normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.

Fundraising: The Caerphilly Male Voice Choir sing for us on 17th November and ticket sales are looking good. Please get in touch with - – or we sell out.

Quiz Night at the Cliddesden Millenium Hall is on 3rd November. Invitations have already been issued to our regulars. So if you want to join in the fun, apply direct to –

.  5 tables are still available.

Thank you for your support.