Vanessa's JUNE message

Hello ladies

Apologies that your monthly newsletter is so late. I'm hugely busy at the moment and am looking at my massive to do list with a mixture of gratification that I have so much work and  trepidation that I won't get it all done in time. I'm afraid that this month you're just going to get the bare info you need and not my usual witterings on life that you've come to know and ...err...tolerate.

This month we have a top speaker coming along. Matthew Collins began his career in television, first presenting on BBC2's The Travel Show, then on programmes such as Wogan and Richard and Judy. He's performed one-man shows at the Edinburgh and Buxton fringes, written four travel books, and contributed to most British national newspapers. He's also very much in demand as an after dinner speaker. Should be really good.

We also have Karl Lansley from the Carli Lansley Foundation, our chosen charity for the year, coming to tell us a little more about their work; helping to keep young hearts healthy.  Jenny Scopes is going to be  undertaking the Southend Colourthon charity walk  to raise money for this very worthy charity and I know she'd love to be joined by some of our members. Up for a challenge? It starts at 6pm on July 6th and you can walk  10k or do a half marathon. There will be more info on Thursday. (10k. And we have a challenge to do things relating to the number 10. Coincidence? I think not**)

We're  having a craft swish too! So much happening! Bring along your unwanted crafting supplies, half finished projects etc and swap them for something else. Your chance to  learn a whole new skill... or delight your husband by filling your house with yet more wool, buttons and coloured paper. 

Finally, don't forget to sign up for the tea party to celebrate our tenth birthday. Sunday September 8th 2 -5pm in the Chalkwell Rooms. Fun, friendship, frivolity, french fancies - it's going to be fabulous.

Looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday

Vanessa

**It probably is.