WE have been working on several projects recently. Sensory bands and cushion for dementia patients were well-received and members are now making more items for the local care home. We have collected items for the shoebox appeal and Ann Sharp will deliver them by 10th November. Shelagh Willis and Denise Fereday will be making and decorating a Christmas tree for Leigh Church’s display.

Our spin-off groups, the Book Club, Ramblers, Playlets, and Embroidery group have all been active. The history group’s latest trip to Croome Court proved a very interesting day. The luncheon Club enjoyed a visit to the Royal Oak at Broadwas and we look forward to our Christmas lunch at the Bell, Lower Broadheath, organised as ever by Gill Gardiner and Pauline McCallum. Skittles have yet to be arranged.

Shelagh Willis had written a report on the ACM at Malvern and we congratulated Ann Sharp on her second place in the floral section. The standard was extremely high this year and our entrants obtained good marks.

Birthday posies were given to Jean McGowan and Mary Wicker, and the table arrangement to Cath Hall, a stalwart support who did the raffle despite being poorly.

Our speaker was Avril Pulley who gave a demonstration of sugarcraft, making several different Christmas designs on plaques. It was intricate work, which Avril made look very easy, and it was a very relaxing and chatty session as she told anecdotes of her work at Worcester Porcelain.

The competition of a Christmas tree decoration was won by Angie Pulford.