Saturday, May 17, 2008

Charity presentation

On Wednesday 14 May 2008, we, the members of the Golden Lion Quilters, presented our cushions to Shirley Garman who is the regional group contact for Breakthrough Breat Cancer in North Wiltshire.

The charity was created in 1991, to provide specific breast cancer research. In 1994 the charity had received enough money to fulfill its first aim and create a centre in London. They have now opened centres in Edinburgh, Manchester and a second in London.
In England 44500 women are diagnosed every year, and they can all visit these centres, as well as ordinary hospitals for help and treatment.

And so we made these cushions which will be given to June Thorpe, and she will sell them in a quilt show, to people who know how much work went into making them.
If you want to organise your own fundraising event you can contact Shirley Garman on 01793 538 475, in England.

Here are Shirley on the left with our own Glenys Timms.

And from left to right, Glenys Thomas, Janet, Shirley Garman, Glenys Timms, Frances our president.

It was amazing to learn that our group made 40 cushions altogether.

1 comment:

Ivory Spring said...

Hi Pascale,

Thanks for sharing the pictures. There are quite a few pillows!!! Kudos to the ladies of your quilt guild. Of course I spotted the cushion you made! :)

Also, I finally was able to buy a copy of the magazine last night, and will be sending it to you in the mail tomorrow.

Take care!