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4 April 2016

Dear Friends and friends,

Two more very enjoyable Austerity Lunches have taken place since our last communication.
On Sunday March 20th Margaret, Robin and Germaine provided three delicious soups – everyone asked for MORE! Someone complained that it wasn’t austere enough, but it wasn’t me! A total of £204.40 was raised. This included donations and sale of bric-a-brac. This was followed by some fun quizzes and prizes! A big thank you to our terrific trio.

Last Sunday Tricia, Michael and Alison Baines provided another very tasty version of an austerity lunch followed by an informative and thought-provoking talk and discussion on the subject of growing older. Nigel George from the local group “Death Cafe” contributed and also Roz Smith. I understand all those who attended found it very helpful. A total of £259 was raised. Again this included donations and bric-a-brac. Thank you to Alison, Michael and Tricia.

Coming Events

Our next sorting session at the Community Workshop will be on the morning of Saturday 16th April starting at 9.30.

As always, a big ‘thank you’ to anyone who can help, even if only for an hour. Non-Quaker friends also very welcome, of course, if you can persuade them to join you!

For all those coming for the first time the workshop is in Ailwin Road, on the Moreton Hall industrial estate. It is opposite Rawlinsons, the big Renault garage, just beyond Homebase etc. The unit is on the left hand side – number 7. The postcode is IP32 7DS.

On Sunday May 1st Jenny Chantler and Dave Brown are providing lunch – with entertainment…

On Sunday June 5th we have our regular shared lunch

On Sunday June 12th Rob and Liz Lock are providing their version of an austerity lunch – watch this space!

July – can anyone help out here?

On Sunday August 7th Edwina and Sochel have volunteered – thank you both

Sunday September 4th will be our last Austerity Lunch – any volunteers?

After September we will review this year’s efforts and bring forward our report to BM.
Please remember that if you volunteer to provide a lunch you can claim all your costs, which will be subtracted from the amount raised. That is only fair. It is your time and effort which is so much appreciated.

There is also a ..

celebrating Shakespeare
on Saturday April 23rd in the evening – time to be confirmed
by the Kirbye Voices

Half of the donations received to be given to our fund to help the refugees.

Quaker Meeting House collection point for items being sent to Calais and Greece

An up to date list of needs from Calais is available at the Meeting House. For more on the current situation there see and There is a Facebook group called Bury to Calais, which some of you may be aware of and may wish to link up with. We sometimes take our donations to them for delivery.

Please keep the donations coming and spread the word among friends and family.