Saturday – and when Lyn isn’t organising a coffee morning at Ryde Methodist Church she and Julie often attend the one being held by others. Today, although rain nearly put them off (especially as they have no transport) they did head on down to Garfield Road. It is always lovely to meet up with other church members for a catch up.
Last week, The Giggly Grannies, partook in a sponsored silence with the 8th Ryde Brownies. Despite everyone saying they wouldn’t do it, they certainly did and raised over £450 too for The Open Arms project . The brownies were excellent and managed also to keep quiet.
As the Open Arms Cupboard was getting rather bare, The Giggly Grannies decided to go and get in some food to fill the cupboard. That was easier said than done as transport is currently an issue. Buses and dolley trollies are sometimes the order of the day however, today the shopping was far too much for the trollies. Fortunately, a very willing driver accompanied us. On the journey, Lyn was busy trying to co-ordinate some very kind folk who offered to collect a bed from Marie in Union street and deliver it to one of the clients who had been sleeping on the floor . He should be more comfortable now. Having connected all the relevant parties, Lyn was then able to assist Julie with the shopping, which has to be done very wisely to make the money go as far as possible although Julie had this very well in hand. In fact she is now a complete expert.
Having made the necessary purchases, the pair were ready to return to Ryde Methodist Church to stack all the shopping away in the cupboard until Sunday night when the clients claim their six tins/packets of food. Imagine their delight, when their chauffeur offered to treat them to tea/ coffee and cake in Busy Bee Garden Centre . It proved to be a very pleasant and relaxing stop before returning to unload the shopping. Once again Mother Hubbard’s cupboard was full ready for another evening of feeding the hungry tomorrow night.