The sky opened again on Saturday just as it did last year but this did not deter our hardy group of strollers taking part in our annual fundraising sponsored walk . Many thanks to Delph View for offering us their venue for the start and the end of the walk and to their staff and residents for providing hot dogs, cake, refreshments and a raffle. A big thanks also to Angie who was our acting first aider, the two local PCSOs who helped out on the day and all other volunteers who provided support.
Caring Together had a Tombola and Hook a Bag stall once again at the Unity Day in Hyde Park last Saturday. It was another fantastic community event. Well done to the Unity Day Management Committee and to all those who put in the hard work and organised this. A special big thanks to all of our volunteers who were involved in planning for this and who helped out on the day.
Caring Together took three minibuses (and a car) of members out to Millstones near Harrogate on Wednesday for a meal and entertainment. It was a great day out and everybody voiced that they had enjoyed themselves. It is always great to get out as a big group, we do this annually, one year to the coast and the next for a day similar to Wednesday. Many thanks to all of the volunteers who helped out on the day.
Caring Together were once again involved in the organising of the Little London Community Day last Saturday and a great day it turned out to be. The day had a lovely feel to it and, as over the past 3 years since it was re introduced, there was a good turnout from the local community, both young and old. There were many other local organisations and individuals involved in the planning for this and a big thanks is due to them for donating their time to this. A special thanks to our Caring Together volunteers who prepared for and worked on our Tombola Stall. It was a long and tiring day but well worth it in the end.
Caring Together were again invited back to St Mark’s in Woodhouse last week where members were given a talk on the history behind the church windows. This proved to be both informative and enjoyable, with teas and cakes provided before and after the session. Many thanks to Alex for arranging this and also to the St Mark’s volunteers who made us feel welcome.
Caring Together took advantage of the sunshine to visit Golden Acre Park on Wednesday. Some members made their own way and those that needed a lift went via a minibus that we hired for the day. Tea’s, cakes, sandwiches and ice creams were the order of the day, served outside in the glorious surroundings of the park.
Fantastic event yesterday at Little London Community Centre. Caring Together held an afternoon of Tea, Cakes and Debate to mark the 90th anniversary of the 1928 Representation of the People Act which gave all men and woman over the age of 21 the equal right to vote. Many thanks to all who attended, including local Councillors Javaid Akhtar, Kayleigh Brooks and Sam Pemberton our local PCSO. Those attending spoke of how Woman’s and Men’s roles had changed for most over the intervening years and individual stories and experiences were aired.