UPDATE: this event was very well-supported, and thanks to Philippa of Body and Sole, Holmfirth, raised a whopping £685 for Friend to Friend!!
Philippa of Body and Sole, whose mum Jennifer was a member of Friend to Friend, organised a quiz with supper in aid of our charity, details on this poster.
Tickets are selling quickly for our next fundraising ‘Bit of a Do’, on Thursday 4th April 2019 from 2 til 4 at Meltham Golf Club. Hot beef sandwiches & chips will be followed by cake, tea and coffee, and there will be entertainment!
For further details and tickets please contact Gilly on 688248.
Transport may be available if needed.
2019_04_04 bit of a do poster
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.
Here is another photo from the meal, as our members were entertained by singing from Meltham C of E School’s choir.
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 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.
Local MP Thelma Walker was the guest at last month’s Meltham Meal. She spoke about life in The Houses of Parliament & her life before this as a headmistress in the area. Members had the opportunity to ask questions at the end.
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.
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 (email@example.com) 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!
The Meltham group have a coach booked and a day out planned, to Cannon Hall and grounds on Friday July 6th 2018. Look round the fabulous hall, meander round the garden centre, or poddle up the hill to the farm and farm shop.
Here are the details:
Pick up either at the Carlile Street Car Park, Meltham at 10am or Holmfirth Sands Car Park at 10:30.
Cost £16, to include entry, lunch, raffle and tips. (The coach has been kindly funded by the Crossroad Project).
Choices for your waitress-served lunch at Cannon Hall’s White Bull Restaurant are; fish & chips, steak pie, veggie lasagne or gammon & egg followed by apple pie with custard or ice-cream.
For further details or to request a place, contact Jenny on 07762 816220