On Saturday Elaine and I went along to the Intercare AGM (at their in invitation).
It was very interesting to sit in and hear more of how the charity operates, and learn of the results they are achieving.
Just one of the stories, of which there are many:-
Inter Care get an SOS from Sierra Leone where there is a cholera outbreak in one of the hospitals, and they are in desperate need of the appropriate medication.
Carol organises the purchase (as they did not have stock), and despatch of the medicine.
39 of the 40 patients survived.
This is just a small part of their work, and it just convinces me more, that the supply of quilts, and fund raising by our group has been a wonderful and worthwhile project.
They have now used all of our quilts, and have been very grateful for our help.
They were thrilled with our donation of £767.90 (we received a round of applause :-)
Towards the end of the AGM I was invited to speak about our group, and I had the opportunity of telling them about the fund raising carried out by the Cosby Quilters over the years.
At the end of the meeting several people came and spoke to us, and complimented us on the wonderful quilts and the efforts of our Group.
It has made all of the hard work worthwhile.
|Elaine and Vicky presenting the CQ cheque to Diane Hardy, General Manager of Intercare|