BIWC member Penny contacted the Frauenhaus and the following items were requested as Christmas gifts for the women and children at the shelter:
Children: New mugs filled with either sweets and/or colouring pencils etc.
Women: New mugs filled with make-up items
These items, donated by members, were wrapped as Christmas presents and taken to the Frauenhaus by Penny in October 2015.
Our Club President, Marlies, and BIWC member Maro, took additional gifts on a visit in December 2015.
Marlies and Maro wrote the following thank-you letter to all those who contributed:
We would like to pass on our sincere thanks and appreciation to all those members who contributed mugs filled with cosmetics, etc. for women, and toys, sweets, etc. for children at the Hestia shelter for abused women that the Club has been supporting for many years since its foundation nearly 25 years ago.
We were overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and generosity of many Club members. Over 60 mugs were collected from the members of the following Special Interest Groups – Fun-Fitness, Pilates, Walking at 9:00, Walking at 10.30, Yoga, German Speakers, Biographies Group, and also other individuals.
We delivered these mugs to the Frauenhaus on the morning of 9th December in time for the Advent coffee and cake afternoon organised for the residents of the shelter. The ladies at the Frauenhaus were very touched and grateful for this very generous contribution by our Club members.