Scottish President Lynn Benge has been extremely busy creating absolutely beautiful blankets and even a hot water bottle cover from the 335 pieces of bunting and squares that were knitted at Loch Ness Knit Fest back in October 2017. What a great achievement! Many thanks to Lynn and Knit Fest knitters for all their hard work supporting Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild.
We held our, now annual, Christmas Wreath Making Workshop for our Guild friends and supporters with a total of 13 wreaths being made in a morning and aftenoon session under the wonderful tutelage of gifted florist Fiona Wright (who helps every year at Packing Week). Such a fun day away from the pre-Christmas frenzy and everyone has a beautiful wreath to take home for their own front door. From what everyone donated to take part we raised £345 to buy much needed items for next year’s Packing Week!
Linda Thompson, Vice Chairman
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Packing Week 2017 was a great success with over 26,000 items distributed to 47 charities. Such a great achievement! HRH Princess Alexandra was pleased to attend the event and spent a lot of time talking with guests and volunteers. We … Continue reading
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.
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.