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Annual meeting of Ile Valley Flower Club
9:00am Monday 2nd September 2013 in News
THE annual meeting of the Ile Valley Flower Club at Broadway village hall was well-attended by members and visitors.
The club presented a cheque to Ian Hawkins, of The Samaritans, for £700 with money raised during the past year.
Mr Hawkins was pleased to accept the cheque on behalf of the Taunton branch as it would go towards improving its telephone connections so no caller ever had to hear the engaged tone.
Samaritan and county councillor Linda Vijeh said: “With the recent tragic stories of young people taking their own lives, particularly as a result of vicious, evil messages from social media sites, the work of local Samaritans remains of vital importance in providing support at a time when people are vulnerable and at risk of suicide.”
Linda said the Samaritans always needed more volunteers to provide support – the charity holds its next information evening on Thursday, September 5.
For more information about the evening contact the Samaritans via email@example.com During the club’s annual meeting Jenny Chance retired as chairman and was presented with a card and garden vouchers by the president, Rosemary Leaf, who praised her for her hard work behind the scenes.
The new chairman is Sally Wyatt, who was delighted the committee was willing to stay on for another year, although two vacancies were still to fill.
The next meeting is on Tuesday, September 10, at 7.30pm in Broadway village hall when Nick Heal will give a demonstration. New members are always welcome.
The club is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a dinner at the Lordleaze Hotel, Chard, on Tuesday, August 20, when the chief guest is South West area president Jill Alford. A celebration cake will be cut.
The club was started in Ilminster in 1983 but now has more than 50 members from towns and villages in the surrounding area.
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