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June 2017

Approximately 60 of us gathered this month, first we heard from Steve Parr representing the Lions he reported on how the fact finding meeting the Lions called brought a great number voluntary, friendship and caring organisations from in and around Tetbury together to discuss what they offered and how they can coordinate together to help local people in difficult times.   All members who attended the meeting were impressed by the hard work and commitment the Lions have shown and feel that a positive outcome can be achieved starting with the first resolution to compile a list of all organisations, what they offer and put it on a website.

We then had a very heartwarming talk from Kerry Waite from the marketing department of cancer charity Hope for Tomorrow,  she told us how a special lady from Tetbury who’s husband was being treated, asked his consultant what he needed to help the patients.  Initially funds were raised to provide bleepers for patients so that they could get out and about while waiting up to 2 hours for their medication to be prepared at hospital and then in 2007 Hope for Tomorrow raised funds to provide the worlds first mobile chemotherapy unit that travels around bringing treatment closer to patients, the units provide the patients with a more relaxed environment for treatment that is closer to home and we saw videos of the patients telling us what a great help it is at a time when they are going through so much.  This charity is totally self funded and Kerry encouraged us all to think what we can do to volunteer.  During our business meeting our member Jan Yates suggested a collection and we raised £85 which was given to Hope for Tomorrow the next day.

Cuthbert has been on his travels again, check him out on the 2017 photo tab.

The next meeting is on: Monday 10th July 2017 – Cirencester Furniture Bank- with Jo Mansell  N.B. this is a change to the published programme.

Come along at 7:30pm to meet everyone!

 

A note from our President:

Apart from our monthly meetings, we enjoy each other’s company at many “extra curricular” activities.  Do have a look at “What we do”.

We always welcome new ideas and new members.  Please come along and meet us.

If you would like to find out more about us, contact me via email: tetburywi@hotmail.co.uk

Chris

 

Meetings are on the 2nd Monday of every month at the

Dolphins Hall, New Church Street Tetbury, GL8 8DS