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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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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