Creekside’s Report for September
Members were welcomed by President Ann Parker, with special mention for visitors Jane Walter, Susan Earley and Heather Calloway.
Beautiful birthday buttonholes were made by Ann Parker and Linda Sheasby.
Members enjoyed the Creekside Garden Party which went very well. The weather held out despite the bad forecast.
We took part in the Methodist Church Garden Party. There was plenty of help for this event and Ann thanked those that had baked cakes. The cakes that were unable to be frozen were given to the homeless. The group that sang in the evening were very good and they gave a CD to Ann to be played at some point.
Sadly, the windy weather put paid to “Jack up the 80's” taking place due to health and safety issues with the stage. Hilary and Jan went. Cakes were sold to people queuing.
Cream Tea in aid of Young Carers, held at Ann's was a very successful event on a wet afternoon. Over £150 was raised.
Beyond the West End Was greatly enjoyed by those that attended.
This month our speaker, Dr Rebecca Ashton, told us about Quarr Abbey and the important support that The Friends of Quarr give to the Abbey. She gave a short history of the Abbey and the Solemes. She explained the various Projects funded by The Friends e.g. The Walled Garden Project and the Accessible Paths project. Dr Ashton and The Friends believe passionately in the importance of maintaining and developing this beautiful Island asset.