Words from our Secretary Linda Cofer:
I was delighted that yesterday went so well, it is not easy when you plan something and to have 3 speakers you wonder how it is going to pan out, but it went all to plan, infact Julie from Wiltshire Farm Foods and Clemency from Hope for Tomorrow, worked around the food tastings, which I must say were exceptional in taste and smell they are caloried counted and full of nutrients, we have Julie to look forward to again in October, so those that missed her yesterday and particularly wanted to try the food can do so, I was surprised how much food Wiltshire Farm Foods sampled us with at no cost.
Clemency from Hope for Tomorrow had travelled down the previous day from Gloucester and informed us of total of vehicles, and plans for the future to include Scotland, our group was in the position to donate £1,000 to this marvellous good cause of the mobile chemotheraphy unit Hope for Tomorrow.
Abby the Boots Pharmacist Macmillan trained information person from Truro Health Park informed us what this person can provide, it can be anything from talking to a cancer sufferer's family or to the person, medication can be fully explained, ie what it is what it does.
All in all a very pleasing day, despite 4 major events on yesterday I think our numbers were quite good. I must mention our men who worked extremely hard and were spotted washing the dishes ! it was nice to see that Tim had also stepped in to help out, so Thanks Guys.
Finally to our members who had informed me that they were unable to make it due to being under the weather at present, we sincerely hope that you all improve and we look forward to seeing you in October.
Linda Cofer, Secretary
Below are images from the day.
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