Do you have have unfinished pieces of work "at the back of the sofa" or "lurking in drawers"? Well here's the opportunity to get them completed and support a worthy cause at the same time! Spend a relaxing, uninterrupted day stitching, with help and advice to hand from Cathy and refreshments served as usual by John. These finishing off days will run from 10.00 am. until after tea in the afternoon (but there is some flexibility to start from 9.30 am. or to finish later if you wish). You don't need to pay in advance, but places need to be booked and confirmed at least one week beforehand. There will be a maximum of 16 places on each day.
Profits from these workshops will be donated to Waterberry Community projects in Zambia. In September 2018 and more lately in June 2023, John and I were privileged to witness first hand the amazing work being carried out by the Waterberry Zambezi Lodge that supports a number of educational projects focused around the Tukongote School and surrounding villages. Their emphasis is on working together with local communities to develop and improve opportunities for the local population. Every donation made towards the Waterberry Community Projects goes 100% to support and extend the educational programmes in the local villages, including building materials, teacher training, student sponsorship, purchase of uniforms, books & resources. From January 2019 the profits from these workshops are being used to fund the High School education of a boy who is called 'Happy' and whose family would not have been able to afford his continuing education.
Visiting Happy in June 2023, aged 18
Date(s) Saturday 2nd March 2024 (fully booked) - £30 Times 10.00 am. to 3.30 pm. with 45 minutes for lunch Arrival from 9.30 am for tea/coffee. Please note that you may start stitching from 9.30 am. if you wish.
Location Alstonefield Memorial Hall (The Village Hall) Postcode for Satnav - DE6 2FR Click for Directions
Refreshments Tea & coffee is provided throughout the day, with home baking.
What you need to bring Packed lunch Yourself and your project(s)!
Cost £25 per person (£30 from March 2024) Places must be booked and confirmed by one week beforehand