See the detail page for :

  • History of the Group
  • Structure
  • Charities
  • Fund Raising History
  • Contact details & Members
  • Charities 2007-8
  • Events 2007-8

The Village Ladies was established in 1988. We meet with the intention of raising money for different charities, whilst enjoying ourselves and providing entertainment for others within the villages.We meet monthly to share a box of wine and plan our next event.

Our AGM is held every September when the officers are decided and, the hardest part of the year – we vote which charities to support for the next twelve months.  Our charities have to benefit children or local causes.  If you know a charity that would benefit from our support please let us know and we will take it forward to our next AGM.

In addition to raising funds : -

The Village Ladies have been sponsoring  Zione’s education since 2001. Zione is a young girl living in Malawi who is now 14 years old. Through translators, we are also able to exchange letters with her 4-5 times a year.

Until 2007 we collected used postage stamps as part of a national scheme to support Guide Dogs for the Blind.  Their appeal has now changed from stamps to ‘Treasure’ so if you have any unwanted treasure, please let us know.

  • Jewellery – Old or new jewellery, from a single earring to a modern plastic necklace.  In any condition, broken, outdated or simply no longer wanted – all can be recycled
  • Watches – From a Rolex to a free plastic watch.  Metal, leather or plastic straps; or even without straps.  Pocket, bracelet or novelty watches.  In working order or broken
  • Ink cartridges, old keys, old mobile phones – any age, make or condition (Please remember to remove your SIM card before donating)
  • Coins and bank notes – Any old or obsolete British or foreign currency

Please search through your drawers and cupboards.  However large or small your findings, they will be gratefully received and turned into valuable funds for Guide Dogs for the Blind.

In addition to our nominated charities each year, we have also held ‘one off’ events to support worthwhile such as a children’s ward at the QMC. where funds have been required immediately. Our events (that have included quizzes, tramps' supper, Burns' night) are very popular and are repeated frequently, but we would welcome any new ideas.  Raffle prizes are always gratefully received. Many of the functions are themed and fancy dress is encouraged so if you have seen tramps, cowboys or even SS Officers walking round the villages they were probably on their way to a Village Ladies ‘Do’.

Our total fund raising is so far (Up to 31/1/2008) is £40,595.42

Officers: Stephanie Haigh (Chairman), Carol Spencer (Secretary), Stehanie Roberts (Treasurer),

For more information contact:   
  Carol Spencer     0115 963 5455
  Margaret Passey 0115 963 3271


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