Melksham Townswomen’s Guild held their monthly meeting on Friday 14th June at the United Church Rooms.
Acting chairman Mrs Ivy Dixon, dealt with the routine Guild business and gave notice to members that it was necessary to hold a short extraordinary general meeting at the beginning of the July meeting to formally vote on the resolution for the adoption of the new revised Guild constitution, which has just been published.
They report, “Our July meeting will be held on 12th July at 2pm at Tricia’s home and garden. This meeting will also be cream tea celebration for the 90 years anniversary of the formation of the Townswomen’s Guild.
“After tea and biscuits we welcomed Julian, a local co-ordinator for the ‘Freewheelers’ or ‘Blood Bikes’ as they are often known. This is a volunteer group and is a registered charity, being part of a national network of volunteers who perform a valuable service by providing an out of hours and overnight service transporting everything from blood, patient notes, pathology samples and even donated breast milk between hospitals, hospices, pathology labs, air ambulances etc. They cover three main areas – Bath, Bristol and Taunton, travelling around 180,000 miles each year.
“It was a very interesting talk raising many questions about this most valuable and often life-saving work. More information can be found on the website www.freewheelers.org.uk
“After the next meeting (on 12th July) Melksham Townswomen will meet after the summer break, on 13th September at 2pm at the United Church Rooms. For further information please contact Mrs Tricia Hoy 01225 704805.”