Forthcoming Events We are delighted that our usual annual events are taking place this year, 2024, to include the Mother's Day Posies, the Mendip Fair and Christmas Wreath Making.
Each year, committee members meet up just before Mothering Sunday to make up 150 posies of Spring flowers in small glass bottles. They are delivered to the hospital and handed out by the children who are patients in the hospital to their mothers. Every year, we get wonderful, positive feedback from mothers and the hospital staff.
The Mendip Christmas Fair is a very successful annual event. All profits raised go to support the Guild of Friends and the Children’s Hospice South-West. The Fair is run by the Mendip Fair Committee. The Guild has been a joint beneficiary of the funds raised for many years and we are enormously appreciative of their support. Some members of the Guild committee are also on the Fair planning committee and we all help out in many ways at this event. There are many wonderful stalls and delicious lunches and teas.
The Mendip Christmas Fair took place last year on Saturday, 18th and Sunday, 19th November 2023.
The 2023 Fair was a great success and nearly £23,000 was raised. We would like to thank all involved in the organisation
of this event, for their hard work and for the most generous donation we have received.
Applications for the 2024 Mendip Fair are now open!
If you would like further information about The Mendip Christmas Fair please visit the website www.mendipchristmasfair.org.
We would be most grateful for your support once again and look forward to a fabulous weekend of Christmas shopping and culinary delights.
Willie John McBride and David Duckham, previous rugby international stars, came to talk at our very successful Sportsman’s Dinner held at Bristol Grammar School. 300 people attended and the event raised £20,000.
Literary Bake Off
In the Autumn term, The Downs Preparatory School held a Bake Off Competition and Literature Tea Party in aid of the Guild of Friends. An amazing sum was raised and we would like to thank the school and Olivia Hall, a committee member, very much indeed for their support . Here are some photographs of the children’s cakes.