The money raised on the day was between £300-400 but it is hard to be precise as many of the clothes went to their charity shops where they were resold after the event. .
The FBWN will have a stand at this event so why don't you come along?
The open evening held at Speech House on the 10th of February was a great success and has resulted in a variety of new FBWN members
Clothes drop off from 11:00am. Please bring at least three items of good quality clothing. You can also bring jewellery, scarves, hats, shoes. This time, we can also accept good quality mens' clothing, as donations, as well as lightly used toiletries, but not those in pots, which can't be sterilised!
Clothes Swap 12:00 - 14:00
Ticket price - £5 FBWN members, £7.50 non-members (includes a light lunch)
Raffle - Stalls - Help on how to adapt/mix clothes
We had our Garden Party on 8th June 2014 at the Garden Cafe, Lower Lydbrook
The Garden Cafe was the perfect venue
The food was excellent as always
Cecile Hunt won the competition for the best shoes. This was judged by Holly from the Garden Cafe
the other shoes entered...
A good time was had by all and £63 was raised for the Orchard Trust.
Our December meeting was a trip to Bath to take in the Christmas market. A minibus picked us up from Cinderford. Unfortunately ths minibus broke down between Lydney and Chepstow! A replacement coach was sent for and we continued on a journey, albeit a bit late
Lunch was at Jimmy's World Grill. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves - the man cooking the noodles to order was a great hit.
The weather stayed dry for us so a pleasant afternoon was spent by all exploring the market stalls and other shops in Bath.
Maggie Mortimer and Meave Cray are currently compiling a recipe book. All profits will go to a cancer charity. Any recipes would be gratefully accepted. We are also looking for local businesses to sponsor the printing. They will have an advertisement in the publication.
Our autumn clothes swap took place on Sunday 13th October. It was not as well attended as previously but those who were there enjoyed it. Gill from Glad Rags gave a very interesting talk on work her company does for females serving prison time in Wales. The raffle raised £40 for Glad Rags and the clothes left at the end were donated to them. The photographs are of some of the exhibitors.
Our Next Meeting : 13th July 2017
NB This is one week earlier than usual
We meet at The Pavilion, Forest Holidays Forest of Dean, Bracelands Dr, Christchurch, Coleford, Gloucestershire GL16 7NN
Date : Thursday, 13th July 2017
Main Event : 09:00 - 11:00
Speaker: Karen Fisher who has been blind for over forty years and probably achieved a great deal more than many sighted people.
Guests are welcome - £9.00 per meeting until you join.