CLUBS & SOCIETIES
CHESHAM TOWNSWOMEN’S GUILD
Pat Semon chairman for the meeting welcomed members to the November meeting.
After the general business including a reminder of the Carol Service in December to be held in Amersham and a report on the Look and Learn day with examples of items made, the meeting continued with a humorous talk by Alan Copeland entitled In Town Tonight.
This was a slide and music show of some of the curiosities around our area, including an “Eggs laid while you wait” sign which caused some laughter. A raffle brought the meeting to a close.
Our next meeting is on December 7 when we will celebrate Christmas with a Christmas entertainment talk the usual festive refreshments and a competition for a decorated candle. Main meetings are held at Chesham Town Hall on the first Wednesday each month, except January, at 2.30 pm and visitors and new members are always welcome. ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP WORK PARTY
Holloway Lane is again in need of some TLC.
We will be removing leaves from the weir, removing debris from the river, cutting back the vegetation from the bank and litter picking, so this delightful part of the river can be seen at its best on Sunday November 20.
Wear wellies, gloves and appropriate clothing – some waders are available; bring your own if you have them. Please bring saws/ pruning saws/shears/ loppers. Litter picks and black bags will be provided. Meet at 10am at the parking area just before the sewage works along Latimer Road
More information on www.cheshamenvironmentalgroup.org.uk, or phone 01494 783691 CARDS FOR GOOD CAUSES
The Cards for Good Causes shop was opened on Tuesday November 1 at St Michael and All Angels Church, Sycamore Road, Amersham by the new vicar The Reverend Debbie Oades with co-managers John Catton amd Martin James.
Cards for Good Causes is the UK’s largest multicharity Christmas card organisation. It is staffed by volunteers and the Amersham shop sells Christmas cards on behalf of more than 35 national and local charities. It also sells advent calendars, candles, wrapping paper, gift tags and napkins amongst a varied selection of Christmas items.
Cards for Good Causes pays the participating charities at least 70p in every pound from their card sales, less the VAT payable on the amount retained by CFGC.
The retained amount covers CFGC’s costs of running the temporary charity Christmas card shops. In the past 10 years, charities have received more than £40 million from Cards for Good Causes.
The Amersham shop is celebrating its 10th year in the church and will be open every day except Sunday between 9.30am and 4pm until Thursday December 15. Just follow the distinctive triangular red Santa sign outside the Church.