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Time to get crafty for Christmas

Christmas always brings out the creativity in our fundraisers and we were delighted to hear about the snowmen sweet containers which Beryl and her fellow members of the Trefoild Guild , part of the Girlguiding family, are busy making. Beryl tells us more.

I first heard about Children’s Liver Disease Foundation through Barbara, who joined our local Guild a couple of years ago.  We are a small Guild – just 13 members – but we do like to fundraise for a charity each year so when Barbara told us about the help CLDF had provided to her family after her great-granddaughter was diagnosed with a rare liver disease, we knew it was a cause we wanted to support.


Several of our Guild members are over 80 – two are over 90 – and some are disabled, so fundraising tends to be via craft making and selling and performances by our eight-strong ukulele group (we don’t charge but ask for a donation) as they are activities we can all join in with.


This year our main craft has been snowmen, made from tubes of chocolate sweets,  which appear to have taken over my life! There are 155 of them floating around at the moment. We’ll sell them through the group, a stall at a local church and at my hairdressers.

Julie (left) and Beryl selling Christmas crafts for CLDF.

We’ve also got three ukulele performances planned for December so are busy practising for those.  We do have fun, both with our crafts and the ukulele group, so it’s good to know that whatever we raise is going to a fantastic cause.

The Athill Trefoil Guild Ukuladies in action! Back row from left: Jaci, Ann, Janet, Barbara. Front row from left: Anne, Joan, Beryl, Alison.

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