MADLEY CRAFT GROUPS DONATIONS TO CHARITY
We have donated over £7,000.00 to various local charities over the years. The money was raised from our monthly raffles and the weekly sales table.
As well as cash donations, we have organised Bring and Buy and Coffee mornings for various national charities and also made many items. Probably over 100 knitted teddy bears have been made for Hereford hospital and the local police for children who have had a difficult procedure or interview. Hats were made for premature babies in Tanzania and premature clothes for Hereford hospital.
Fiddle mats and muffs for dementia patients were a big hit.
March 2020: Every Stitch Helps….
In our regular Tuesday meetings, Madley Craft group members practise and share a wide range of crafts, discuss a global range of topics over coffee,and donate a number of surplus craft related items for sale to others.
As mentioned above proceeds from table sale items, monthly raffles and workshops are distributed annually to charitable causes. For this year, we voted to share the total we had raised between a range of good causes. A hundred pounds has therefore been donated to each of the following seven charities:
Madley Environmental Centre, which aims to provide environmental education and demonstrate the principle of sustainability to all ages and abilities; Dore Community Transport which provides transport and support for those of any age or physical ability in South West Herefordshire; Affinity Trust a National charity that supports almost 1000 people with learning disabilities across England and Scotland, enabling them to live as independently as possible.; Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, part of the national Wildlife Trust restoring habitats and protecting wildlife species; Hope Support Services a UK charity supporting young people when someone in their family has a life threatening illness; First Light Trust helping armed forces and bluelight veterans get back on their feet with practical support and Madley Charities a 400 year old charity set up by six local philanthropists to enable local people to benefit from financial support for educational opportunities.
Our secretary Rosemary was pleased to present Madley Charities, with their cheque when secretary Rachel Sutton called into our recent meeting as seen in the photograph below.