The meetings are usually held on the third Wednesday of the month at 2.30 pm in Broughton Village Hall from September through to March. There will be a meeting shortly to put together the syllabus for next year and those dates and speakers will be posted on this web site.
We have been very lucky over the last few years to have some very interesting and entertaining speakers. Last September we had Angela Davidson from TCAT (Transforming Care After Treatment) which is a group funded by MacMillan Cancer Support and the Health Board to assist people after their illnesses.
In October we had a speaker from Street Pastors which is an amazing organisation of volunteers who go out in town centres at weekends to help the police and try to help people in distress mainly due to alcohol or drug misuse. This was of particular interest to our Guild as they were one of the Guild projects for the years 2015/18 and our Guild had sponsored them for two years. I do recommend that you look up this organisation and see the wonderful work that they do every weekend.
In November we had a speaker from Crossreach who spoke of their work done in prisons. Crossreach is a wing of the Church of Scotland and the largest social care organisation in the country.
The January meeting succumbed to the weather as did the World Day of Prayer service, but in February we had Isobel Hunter giving a wonderful talk with pictures of the amazing trip she and her husband had to the Galapagos Islands.
The Annual General Meeting took the form of an informal afternoon tea.
There is usually a Guild trip in the Summer and this year we went to Houghton Hall near Carlisle. Houghton Hall is a garden centre but is also the host of the World in Miniature exhibition and they have a wonderful restaurant too.
The Guild held their third Beetle Drive and Pizza evening on Sunday 22nd April 2018 in Broughton Village Hall at 5pm. It was well attended and raised over £100 for guild funds but more importantly everyone had a great time.
Many Guilds are regrettably closing down due to a lack of members but luckily we are bucking the trend and have some new members this year, perhaps due to the marvellous speakers we have had in the past – no pressure!
We invite anyone interested to attend and you will be extended a warm welcome. One does not need to come to every meeting but if you see something of interest on a certain date do come and join us. Our meetings resume on Wednesday 19th September 2018.