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The June 'craft' meeting began, as usual with our sung tribute to our suffragette sisters - slightly out of key in my case but sung with gusto.  Thanks to their efforts a century ago we now have the vote. Then Vanessa presented a cheque for £1098-14 to Southend Hospital for the 'Dementia Appeal'. The money will go towards building a "memory room" to help patients with remembering.


Vanessa mentioned that the Arlington Rooms is holding an "Afternoon Tea Party" on 6th August and suggested that it would be fun to go along.

Georgia from "Supporting Sisters" spoke about how she was inspired to start her charity supplying ladies' sanitary products to the homeless, food banks and refuges. Most interesting was her story about how these products may also be used as dressings because they are sterile. After accepting a donation of "seconds" from USA and subsequently receiving an entire lorry load, Georgia donated a vast quantity to Aleppo in Syria where surgeons at the last hospital left standing were most grateful. See Georgia's FB page here.

October is our annual "Book Month" when we meet the author of our Summer Read. Claire revealed that this year the book chosen is a thriller - and from the reviews it looks very scary indeed! "Rattle" by Fiona Cummings.

Members were asked to design a WosWI name badge and to submit their designs at the July meeting. Many members have already decorated the calico square that they were given at the last meeting. The squares given in so far are amazing! They will look really good when stitched into a banner.










After all the notices/ announcements we settled to the business of the evening: creating a collage and/ or catching up on news with fellow members.