In March, at the AGM of Dronfield Woodhouse Townswomens Guild, a cheque of £625 was presented by guild chairman Sylvia Smith to Sally Plummer on behalf of Alzheimers Society, to be used at the society’s North Derbyshire branch.
A cheque for £400 was also presented by chairman Sylvia to the Fibromyalgia Association to help them with their work in helping people who have been recently diagnosed with this syndrome.
The money was raised at a series of events the main one being a garden party in August last summer.
Over £550 was raised when members became models and strutted their stuff on the catwalk at the fashion show held to raise funds towards a pheresis machine (stem cell harvester) for Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
London Connections from Rotherham, provided the outfits for the women to wear and gave a generous 15% for all sales during the evening. Ferndale Nursery provided a display of planters to enhance the catwalk and during the evening refreshments was served.
The guild has expressed thanks for the support shown by everyone who bought a ticket and purchased garments on the night.
These events are a few of many organised by the guild, that holds meetings on the third and fourth Tuesday in the month at St Andrew’s Church, Pentland Road, Dronfield Woodhouse, from 7.30pm. New members welcome.