We normally would meet each Thursday at 12.15 giving us the opportunity to make a difference both locally, nationally and through such projects as Shelter Box, internationally,
Our strong membership is most certainly up for the challenges this brings. This year we have decided to continue our meetings using zoom and we aim to have interesting speakers who will talk to us on potential projects that may be able to support all those in need of help at the moment.
We usually support several charities with donations and to that end we have a number of projects we hope to keep running. In particular our support for the trainee midwives and the Maternity Unit that covers the Ealing borough at Hillingdon Hospital, by awarding a bursary to a midwife in training in 2021 and giving financial support towards the construction of a bereavement suite for the Maternity Unit. Another aim of ours was to encourage young people to take part in our Scouts and Cubs fishing competitions held at the local AEC Angling Society lake. In order to fund these and other projects, we would organise several Christmas fund raising collections by taking our own Father Christmas in a sleigh around the streets of Greenford accompanied with carols but sadly Santa Had to take a break last Christmas as no collections were allowed. Additionally, we could not collect any donations at our usual two large Tesco supermarkets.
Another highlight of our year is our Vocational Awards evening when we recognise the achievements of local people working for and with the community, which we will reinstate in 2023.
We can only hope that later this year life will return to a safer, healthier way of life for all of us and we intend to ‘Be the Inspiration’ and to really make a difference to our communities just as soon as we can.