The Bletchley Centre Ladies Luncheon Club enjoyed a talk in September last year by the Parks Trust on its work in and around Milton Keynes.
The weather remained fine that month for an interesting trip to Buckingham Palace to see the Queen’s Coronation Robes Exhibition, with the added attraction of seeing the Changing of the Guard ceremony.
In October a volunteer worker from Medical Detection Dogs gave an informative and fascinating insight into their work. This is a charity that trains dogs to help people with life-threatening health conditions, giving them greater independence and saving lives. This is one of the charities supported by the club this year.
The club’s Annual General Meeting was held in November and a new committee was formed. This was followed by a delicious lunch and a humorous and informative presentation by Mr Hearn, a well-known auctioneer from Tring on his work and articles which ladies brought along. A donation was made to the Pepper Foundation, a charity dedicated to raising funds to provide the Pepper Children’s Nursing Service for children who have a life threatening or life-limiting illness.
Plans for future speakers are well under way. The new committee will finalise the year’s remaining programme. A big thank-you to everyone who has helped make club luncheons and events very enjoyable.
Ladies gathered at the end of November for afternoon tea at a local garden centre and in December there will be a Christmas luncheon including friends and partners.
Members have also made donations to the Food Cupboard, the Air Ambulance, the Young Carers of Milton Keynes and the Movement Centre this year.
New members are welcome. If you would like more information please contact the Secretary, Celia Boyer, on 01908 605100.