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OCTOBER 2003

A change of format this month folks, in Roger's absence, Eileen is the editor of this newsletter letting you know what's been happening over the last month and of forthcoming events.
LAST MEETING
At our meeting last month we welcomed Rose Helie as our speaker. Rose, who was accompanied by her husband, spoke to us about their trips to Europe for Mustard Seed. This is the charity which was set up in Jersey by Rose to deliver aid to Eastern European countries, with perhaps the most popular effort being the "shoe box" appeal when adults and children prepare and fill shoe boxes with toys and gifts for underprivileged children for Christmas. This is often the only gift these children will receive and their delight is very heart-warming for Rose and Phil and their team of fellow volunteers, who drive by lorry to Romania and other countries with beds, clothes, blankets, bikes and all manner of other things donated by the people of Jersey. After Rose's interesting talk a collection was made towards their work and members gave generously.
FUNDRAISING
Another busy month, the following monies being raised:-
13.9.03 Pitch/Corbiere Car Boot Sale. Goods sold totalled £52.10
23.9.03 Raffle/Communicare. Tickets bought totalled £26.00
27.9.03 Smartie Appeal. Donation received £14.60
27.9.03 Coffee Morning/Margaret Baker's total £748.86
Bring & Buy stall £148.95
Raffle £166.00
Coffee sales etc £ 97.55
Card sales £336.36
Thank you to everyone who donated goods & cakes to sell and raffle prizes and to those who helped on the day. On behalf of the Society, Eileen wishes to express our grateful thanks to Margaret Baker for inviting us into her home once again this year.
Card sales for September 2003 amounted to £36.65
3.10.03 Bingo Night/Devil's Hole. 76 supporters raised £219.75
11.10.03 Pitch/St. Mary's Community Centre. Goods sold £80.75
STAIR LIFT
If anyone can make use of a Stannah Stair Lift we have heard from Rose Helie that she has one available free of charge, except that she would appreciate a small donation to Mustard Seed. If you would like to take up this rare offer please telephone Rose direct on 482637. If you do follow this up please let Roger or Eileen know so that we do not offer it elsewhere.
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 SPECIAL CAR SEATS
Do you have difficulty getting in and out of your car? If so the branch may be able to help by providing you with a special rotating car seat which turns through 90 degrees, so that you can get on and off the seat outside of the car. For more details telephone Roger on 731145 or Eileen on 737128.
DIARY DATES
Card stalls will again be on a rota basis. Please contact Eileen on 737128 if you can help.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 25TH 2003.
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 7TH. 2003
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 7TH. 2003.
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 21ST. 2003.
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 22nd 2003,
10.00am - 2.00pm. Christmas card stall at Communicare, St. Brelade.
11.00am - 4.30pm. Christmas Card sale at Pinewood Residential Home,
Mont Millais. Morning coffee and afternoon tea will be available.
8.00pm. Bingo night at Devil's Hole, St. Mary. Everyone welcome.
5.00pm - 9.00pm
10.00am - 5.00pm Christmas Card Stall at the Living Legend, St. Peter in conjunction with the Jersey Craft Workers Xmas Fayre.
CHRISTMAS LUNCH
Our Christmas get-together this year will be at the Monterey Hotel, St Saviour's Road on Sunday, December 7th. 2003 at 12.30pm for 1.00pm. Sufferers and their carer will be paid for by the Branch and they may invite up to 2 paying guests. All other members of the Branch are welcome to join us and the charge will be £13.50 per head. Please contact Eileen on 737128 to book.
NEXT MEETING
Our next meeting is on Tuesday, October 28th. 2003, at Communicare at 8.00pm as usual. Our speaker will be gardening guru Dennis Shaw. N.B. The Soroptimists are holding a Silent Auction on Tuesday 4th November with some of the proceeds coming to Parkinson's. Tickets cost £18.00. Please phone Nancy Le Brun for details etc on 733867
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