Shaw Trust leads the way

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This month our members welcomed staff from the Shaw Trust as they gave us an inspirational insight into the work that they do with disabled and disadvantaged people, right in the heart of our town.

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Reknowned for their horticultural services, the project uses this as a vehicle to engage, motivate and develop service users through developing practical knowledge and skill in growing plants, customer care and site maintenance. As a result, the garden centre has a growing reputation for producing high-quality plants and ornaments, as well as now selling produce.

Phil Wood spoke passionately about their work and we were soon swept along in his enthusiasm ! We all welcomed the opportunity to buy some bedding plants – they just flew off the racks !

Our704A0480a.JPG ladies rose to the occasion with a super turnout for the competition, which was to produce a flower arrangement in a teacup. Entries included a tiny minature cup as well as one made entirely of flowers and herbs taken from the garden.Congratulations to Val, Christine and one of our newest members, Bettina, for being graded – your flowers were beautiful ladies !

We were sad to hear that Norma Greenaway is stepping down from playing the piano; our thanks go to Norma for her commitment over the years, Jerusalem just won’t be the same without you tinkling the ivories !

Preparations are well underway for our charity 704A0491acoffee morning on 18th June at All Saints Church, Hartburn from 10-12noon in aid of Bloodrun EVS.  Tickets are only £3 and include refreshments.  There will be a range of stalls and an excellent raffle which includes a generous £50 voucher from our local ‘Masham’ Pub, so we hope to see you there.

In addition to the coffee morning we are also very much looking forward to our 29th birthday party in July !

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