Loch Ness Knit Fest 2017

We are very pleased to announce that the Loch Ness Knit Fest 2017 has chosen the Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild as its charity partner for its October event. It takes place in Inverness over three days and its attendees will be asked to donate their hand knitted pieces. What a wonderful way to collect donations and of course raise awareness for the Guild. Please click this link for all the details.

Charity Partner

 

 

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Annual General Meeting 2017

The 2017 AGM of the Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild took place on Wednesday 10th May at the Lansdowne Club with Presidents and Guests attending from across the UK.

Mrs Gillie Jackson, Chairman of the Trustees, together with Mrs Majella Forster, Chairman of the Executive Committee both gave reports on the Guild’s activities over the last 12 months.  Reports followed from Mrs Sharon Stewart, Honorary Treasurer, Mrs Daphne Clarke, President of the Royal Group, and Mrs Rachel Parry, Co-Ordinator Schools and DofE Scheme. Here is the full annual report – QMCG Annual Report 2016

Our speaker, Denise Bentley of the First Love Foundation gave the most inspiring talk about the essential work the foundation carries out in Tower Hamlets in East London supporting residents through their food bank and advocacy services.

Tea and cakes were served after the meeting, giving members and their guests an opportunity to chat and ask questions of the speaker. Many thanks to the Lansdowne for providing such a warm reception and great hospitality.

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QMCG Annual General Meeting 2017

This year’s AGM for the Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild takes place on Wednesday 10th May 2017 at 2pm. Please make sure you RSVP to the Secretary to book your place. Copies of the Annual Report will be available for Presidents and Vice Presidents to take home and after the AGM has taken place the Annual Report will be available for download on this website. If you have any queries do contact secretary@qmcg.org.uk

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King George and Queen Mary: The Royals Who Rescued the Monarchy

A documentary first screened in 2012 was repeated on Friday 30th December 2016 and Saturday 31st December 2016 on BBC4.  This showed the work of QMCG, Queen Mary was heavily involved with the Guild for much of her life.  To watch the program on BBC iPlayer please use the link below:

King George and Queen Mary: The Royals Who Rescued the Monarchy

If you would like to get in touch with QMCG having watched the documentary please get in touch by email using secretary@qmcg.org.uk.

Thank you

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2016 Packing Week Great Success

The Packing Week 2016 was a great success with over 19,000 items distributed from St James’s Palace to 46 charities. HRH Princess Alexandra, QMCG’s patron attended and was very generous with her time, speaking to many of those who were at View Day. Porters for all three days were provided free of charge by Pollen Crew, a very generous donation on their part. Since Packing Week QMCG has received many thank you letters from the supported charities thanking it for the beautiful donations of new clothing and linens.

Thank you to all those around the UK who have knitted, sewn, crocheted and fund-raised to enable QMCG to be able to help so many people.

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