Meltham Meal’s surprise donation

Party-goers at Meltham Meal’s Christmas meal on Friday 7th had a double surprise, to welcome not only unexpected visitor Dan Schofield, of DS Recruiting Services Ltd, but his very generous donation of £250 to Friend to Friend in lieu of sending Christmas cards this year! He didn’t want a fuss at the time, but we hope he will forgive us giving him a mention here. Trustees, members and volunteers were all hugely grateful for this very selfless gesture!

Many thanks to Dan (pictured here with trustee John Lines) and his company.

£250 Donation DS Recruiting

Here is another photo from the meal, as our members were entertained by singing from Meltham C of E School’s choir.

2018 Meltham CofE school singing 2

Items requested for ‘CART’

We would be very grateful if you might donate one or two of the following for the “Christian African Relief Trust” who will speak at Friend to Friend’s Holmfirth Project Group on Friday 16th November 2018.

Just bring any items you are able to provide to our session from 11-2 at the Methodist Church Hall in Holmfirth.

~ Notepads/paper/pens/felt tips/pencils/rubbers/sharpeners

~Dried (pasta/rice/lentils etc) or canned food with long use-by dates

~Soap (bars and liquid), flannels, toothbrushes & toothpaste

~Sanitary towels

~New underwear

Thank you

Donation from Holmfirth High School

thankyou

We have this week banked a very generous donation of £1,000 from a non-uniform day held at Holmfirth High in aid of our charity. We are overwhelmed by this generosity and the Holmfirth members gave them a round of applause so loud they might have heard it back at school! Our trustees will be writing to the school with a formal ‘thank you’ but we wanted to shout our thanks publicly as well.

Our AGM date announced

Our charity’s Annual General Meeting is announced as 2:30pm on Monday 12th November 2018, at Meltham Sports and Community Centre, Mean Lane, Meltham, HD9 5QT. All are welcome. Please ring us on 687773 to reserve a seat. If transport is needed please speak to your normal group’s lead volunteer.

YBS supports Meltham Christmas lunch

YBS donation of £500 for xmas lunch 2018

These 2 lovely ladies visited Meltham meal this month to offer a fantastic donation of £500 towards the Meltham group’s Christmas meal at Quirky II on behalf of their employers. Jane and Diane work at Yorkshire Building Society. What a difference their very kind donation will make to the Meltham Group’s festivities! They are pictured here with a very grateful Jenny, lead volunteer for the Meltham Meal group.

Holmfirth Pebble Project

Linking with the Facebook page “Holme Valley Pebble Art”, Holmfirth members have painted pebbles to commemorate the 100th anniversaries of both the RAF and the end of WW1. Our pebbles will be placed in locations around the Holmfirth area. Here they are so far (more might follow), and below is what to do if you find one:

1/ if you are on Facebook, we’d love to see a photo of your discovery both on our own page and that of “Holme Valley Pebble Art”.

2/ if not, you could send us a photo or message via email (friend@friendtofriend.org.uk) or ring 687773 and tell us where you found it, or tell us at one of our groups (details on our website).

Most importantly, please rehide the pebble somewhere else (make it pretty easy to find).

We will keep Holmfirth members posted about discoveries at our sessions.

This is a real trend, particularly amongst young families at the moment, and we hope you will enjoy sharing our pebbles and their travels!