This year YACWAG is celebrating its 20th Anniversary and we have lots of events planned to show what we have achieved over the years. In this edition Trevor Riddle, our bird expert, reminisces about his 20 highlights from the past 20 years. Click on the link below for the PDF
Quilting enthusiasts raised £300 for the Children’s Hospice South West at an exhibition of their work in Congresbury on Saturday (Oct 27).
The event was staged by the 12 members of Congresbury Quilters in the Old School Rooms, where the group meets every Tuesday.
Pat Baker, who launched the group some three ago, said: “It was amazing. Our members put in lots of energy, enthusiasm, hard work and served some lovely cakes too.”
An exhibition is held every two years for the Children’s hospice.
“New members are welcome – they can pop in any Tuesday afternoon 1.30 – 4.00 pm,” said Pat.Quilting Exhibition
Ben Payne is only 8 years old but is raising awareness and fundraising for the amazing Make-a-Wish Foundation. This summer, he and his Les Paul guitar are going to be playing some tunes on Facebook. He has already recorded and broadcast two songs and so far raised over £100. He plans to “facebook busk” a number of times before heading back to school at St Andrews.
He has been asked to perform at The Strawberry Line Cafe’s “Platform One Fest” on Friday 11th August and to perform at “Busk in the Sun” in WsM over August Bank Holiday weekend.
We wish him the best of luck. For more information visit his Facebook page by clicking here.
Music, lights and laughter filled Broad Street for the annual Christmas Fair.
A new feature this year was the mini Ferris wheel, emblazoned with festive lights, which continually took pairs of children up and over the street to look down on the hectic activity.
The new Christmas street lights, organiseded by the Parish Council, and the superbly illuminated Christmas tree added to the jolly atmosphere.
The Big Breakfast held on Saturday raised a whopping £1,480 for Weston Hospicecare. Well done to everyone who worked so hard to make it a success, and to all those who gave their support and bought a big breakfast. Special thanks go to Julie Gosling and family, without whom it would not have been possible.
Remember to take all your unwanted clothes and items to the Hospice shop in Broad Street, and while you’re there, have a look round, there may be just the thing you were looking for.
This charity seeks to help people in Africa be self reliant by setting up their own artisan businesses. Donated tools are refurbished at the workshop in Weston-s-Mare; this equipment is made up into various kits, sent to Africa where business training and development of skills is provided. Website: www.tfsr.org/uk. For more information and local contact click here.
The hospice was established to provide palliative care for people living with cancer and other life threatening illnesses and provides a high standard of skilled medical and nursing care, both in the Hospice and at home. For more information on services click here.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.westonhospicecare.org.uk