At the start of the new year a member organised an Afternoon Tea session at South Hill Park Arts Centre in Bracknell. We don't often do weekday afternoon events; it's usually Coffee Mornings. However the occasional afternoon ones are well worth it as we always get a different combination of people including some we haven't seen for a while.
Earlier in the year one of our members was able to acquire this excellent hallway rug in a trade. Around Christmas they unfortunately got Covid but another local member was there to deliver food and pharmacy items.
On Saturday 16th September we ran a stall at the Great Wellness Exchange at Bracknell Leisure Centre in spite of it clashing with our Reading Meet & Greet. There were stalls from various local exercise, food and community health organisations.
On 6th September we held our AGM. The formal AGM which we're obliged to have was kept to a minimum and afterwards we had an entertaining performance from the U3A Rockers.
The normally indoor Meet & Greet was held in a member's garden. It was a good day in between various threatened weather warnings. A good range of members attended and there was a nice mix of bought and home made refreshments.
On 10th June we set up a stall at Reading WaterFest, always a well attended event and the weather was very good.
On 4th June LETS facilitated the What's Happening In Binfield event for networking and recruitment for local organisations. It included a Tombola to raise funds for Foxes Den Community Cafe. 18 local organisations and clubs took part.
On 15th June we did a walk in Binfield, starting at Popes Meadow and going round Piglittle Field. The walk leader had researched examples of local wildlife and plants and it was good that we were able to find quite a few. A number of interesting butterflies also put in an appearance but didn't hang around long enough for any good pics.
There had been a request for some shorter walks, or at least ones in sections for people with less stamina or time so the walk leader had made suitable changes. As it happened, none of those turned up on the day! Not only that but we came across a couple of bridges that had been declared unsafe, and a big chunk of the path dug up for a new development. Still, a nice walk punctuated by interesting information about the area.
Trading in May included these home grown free range eggs
A sewing repair in April was extending the life of this hoodie by fitting elbow patches