All the guilds held Christmas celebrations and parties, many going out for meals to local restaurants.
We had a very successful Croydon County Trefoil Guild “Thinking Day Celebration” at our local guide residential hall. Over 50 members attended the afternoon. We did crafts from around the world and various demonstrations of international activities.
We had a grand sing along. The food and wine covered all continents, including goat stew and maize from Africa, cooked for us by a lady from Nigeria. We also had kangaroo meat sausages, cheese from Europe and exotic fruit from many different countries. In all, we all had a very enjoyable time.
Bramley Hill Trefoil Guild, a guild for those with special needs, continue to function, despite their leader Catherine Mayes still being in hospital. They held their New Year Party as normal and despite having trouble with the catering facilities managed to battle through.
Croydon South Guild has made more dresses for the girls in Africa. Shirley Guild held a Burns Night Supper, with a toast to the Laddies, instead of the normal toast to the Lassies, all good fun! Another guild had a very interesting talk entitled Breast Awareness, giving a donation to the breast cancer care fund.
Sanderstead & Selsdon Guild were pleased to be able to present a cheque for £150.00 to St Mungo’s Association, whose aim it is to end homelessness and to rebuild lives and support to more than 2500 people a night. This donation was made in memory of Margaret Pottage a loyal and long standing member of the guild and guilding in Croydon. Margaret had supported St Mungo’s for a number of years.
Recently Shirley Guild enjoyed a trip to London for a tour of The Globe and the Exhibition, a really enjoyable and interesting outing.
Many Trefoil members have helped at district and division events, and with the various units in Croydon County. Many members attended a quiz night in aid of funds for girls chosen to go on trips abroad.
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