President Sandra delivered some Twiddlemuffs to Cholwell Nursing Home in Clutton made by some of our members. She is pictured here with Julie Tovey who is a Senior Nurse at the home and Jessica Jones of Stanton court. Cholwell were delighted to receive the Tiddlemuffs and would love to have some more.
For those of you that perhaps don’t know what Twiddle Muffs are- They are knitted muffs with items attached to keep dimentia patients’ hands active and busy. They contain strands of textured ribbons, beads, and various fabrics are attached both inside and outside. People with dimentia often have restless hands and like to have something to keep their hands occupied. (nhs- Oxford Univerity Hospitals)
Our first meeting of the New Year. After a delicious lunch our Speaker was Edmund Prideaux from Keynsham Talking Newspaper, pictured here with our President Sandra Blair. K.T.N. is a registered charity and is free to people who are unable to read newsprint either through poor eyesight or blindness. It enables them to enjoy local news from Bristol, Bath and further afield. There is also have a magazine section with a wide choice of topics from historic places to recipes together with information on benefits and entitlements. It is supplied on a memory stick and is delivered free by the Royal Mail. A very interesting talk and so good to hear of something that is available in the local community.
This coming Thursday we have our annual tea party for elderly local residents. It will be a busy afternoon with all of us involved, offering home made cakes, sandwiches etc.
20/20 Mission’s aim is to provide sustainable sanitaryware for girls and ladies and to ensure that the girls do not miss out on their education by having to be absent from school for a week whilst they have their periods. 20/20 Mission charity runs alongside SiaB and Water Survival Boxes who are based in Frome with Rotarian Tony Quinn as one of the directors. Water Survival Boxes put the sanitary goods directly into the boxes which are then sent to disaster areas all over the world. The sanitary ware for these boxes is made by a group of ladies based in Frome.
With the encouragement of President Sandra, our ladies decided to give a helping hand. After a bit of time taken up with actually getting started, we were soon on a role. It turned out to be an enjoyable morning with plenty of laughter and chat.