Members of Cowbridge Stitch & Bitch (S&B) have been great supporters of the village hall in past years when they have run various fundraising events there. This page gives an account of some of them and others.
7 December 2008
On 7 December 2008 there was an afternoon tea with mulled wine. This was one of two events held that year. Diana Bithell provided a craft stall.
6 December 2009
On 6 December 2009 another afternoon tea with crafts was held and local resident Megan Morris entertained visitors by playing the harp.
21 March 2010
On 21 March 2010 Cowbridge S&B also held an Easter event held in the village hall serving tea and cakes and selling a variety of Easter crafts.
Supporting St Gerard’s School in Lesotho
In 2010 and 2013 afternoon teas were held in the village hall to support St Gerard’s School in Lesotho. The link with the school came through the Cardiff school where Caroline Neudegg was working at the time.
On Sunday 6 May 2010 teachers from St Gerrards Primary School who were visiting at the time, were entertained at an afternoon tea in the hall. Supporting the event were local villagers, Cowbridge friends, teachers and parents from Lakeside school in Cardiff, and of course all the Stitch and Bitch members, and some of their husbands and family. The teachers visiting from Lesotho were overwhelmed when they received £750.00 which was raised on the day. The money was used to buy books and desks for the school.
| L-R Monica Dennis, Clare Pullon, Caroline Neudegg, Jackie Roberts,
Marilyn White (Caroline's mum) Mapalesa from Lesotho and Hilary Carney
|Staff from Lakeside School, Cardiff|
|School choir – St Gerards||Serving tea|
The sun was shining and everything was set to make our afternoon tea in September 2013, to raise funds for St Gerard's school in Lesotho, South Africa, memorable – and so it was!
The day started bright and early with a bake off in Caroline's kitchen. Whilst Caroline was busy washing up her mum was engrossed in making scones.
Of course it is always important to quality control the produce so Monica was on hand to have a taste – and the verdict was .....YUMMY!
The treat was well deserved as Monica had been foraging round village gardens for flowers to decorate the hall. Many thanks to those who contributed. They were so nice that at the end of the afternoon someone bought them!
It didn't take long to get the hall prepared. The table of cakes and other goodies for sale was, as you can see here – AMAZING!
And once we were all set to go, we tested the tea and coffee to make sure that our guests would be happy
The shoe bags (all 27 of them) that we had made were displayed and ready for visitors to pay £5.00 sponsorship – plus we had a great range of children's books for sale.
The verdict on the day was that it was a great success – a staggering £565 was raised which helped to provide not only shoes for the children but also other items of clothes – as Caroline, our ever so resourceful friend, had sourced a container which will be filled with all sorts of goodies and shipped to the school later in the year! The shoe bags that we had made were part of this shipment.
6 December 2016
On 6 December 2016 a coffee morning and craft sale was held to raise money for Transform Project India that works with children who have little or no access to education. As well as enjoying coffee and a chat with friends and neighbours visitors also snapped up the many handmade crafts that were for sale. £700 was raised from the event which went directly to the project as Monica’s daughter was working with it in India at the time.
The Cowbridge Stitch 'n Bitch girls never fail to amaze with their time and generosity. We would also like to thank friends, neighbours and colleagues who supported the event by joining us for afternoon tea and those who were unable to join us but sponsored a shoe bag. We are also very grateful to the Bush inn, St Hilary for providing a raffle prize and to Sorrento furnishings, Cowbridge who loaned tablecloths and crockery. A great big thank you to all for their generosity and support.