2016 Packing Week at St James’s Palace

The Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild’s 2016 Packing Week will take place from Monday 26th September to Wednesday 28th September at St James’s Palace. Deliveries of new linens and clothing may be made on Monday 26th September with charities collecting their grants on Wednesday 28th September. All charities have been informed whether their grant applications for 2016 have been successful and entry cards for View Day and Collection will be sent out shortly. Entry passes for QMCG volunteers and View Day guests will also be sent out this week. HRH Princess Alexandra will be attending View Day between 11 and 12pm.

Please contact secretary@qmcg.org.uk if you would like any further information.

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QMCG 2015 Annual Report & Accounts Available in A3 format

If you or someone you know is visually impaired and would like to receive a copy of the QMCG 2015 Annual Report and Accounts in A3 format please get in touch with the secretary@qmcg.org.uk

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Packing Week Dates Confirmed by St James’s Palace

Packing Week for the Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild will take place this year at St James’s Palace from Monday 26th – Wednesday 28th September.  Charities and Presidents have been sent letters giving them information about security requirements.

If you would like to attend View Day, which will take place on Tuesday 27th September from 10.30-12.15pm please contact the Secretary at secretary@qmcg.org.uk

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AGM and Annual Report 2015

This year’s Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild AGM took place at the Lansdowne Club on Wednesday 11th May.  It was very well attended by Presidents and their Vice Presidents from all over the country, with Mrs Lois Sampson and Mrs Lynn Benge travelling from Scotland.  This was the first time Mrs Benge of Inverness-shire had attended the AGM.

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

Mr Julian Avery, President of the St Michael’s Hospice in Lewes gave a most interesting talk on the work of the hospice and how its rebuilding after a serious fire last summer.

The Lansdowne Club, a familiar site for QMCG AGM’s, was again very hospitable and Presidents enjoyed catching up over tea and cakes before departing at 4.15pm.

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QMCG President Mrs Etta Brown awarded BEM in New Year’s Honours

Mrs Etta Brown, of Tain, Ross-shire, was awarded a British Empire Medal in the New Year’s Honours for her work with Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild.  Etta joined QMCG in 1990 and has knitted countless items for the supported charities.

Last year her group provided 750 items that were distributed to groups of Women’s Aid in Aberdeen, Allness, Dingwall, Glasgow, Stornaway and Wick as well as to Cardinal Winning in Glasgow.

QMCG thanks Etta for her enthusiasm and energy.

This article is from the Ross-shire Journal

If you would like to become a President or join a QMCG Group please contact the Secretary.

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