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Table Top Sale

On 19th March 2017, the Guild held a Table Top Sale at Redland Green School. The main entrance hall was lined with marvels of beautiful hats, jewellery, art, crafts, clothes, toys, furniture, books, beauty products and enticing edible homemade delicacies. It was the perfect haven for bargain spotters and shoppers alike and an ideal opportunity to purchase a gift before Mothering Sunday. As consumers socialised with tea and cake in hand, and wandered through the realms of alluring stalls, it proved a wonderful way to spend a Sunday morning for a very worthy cause.

Thank you to all the stall holders for your kind support and to those who attended our event for the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. Your support, as always, is hugely appreciated.










Christmas Wreath Workshop

At the start of December we spent a busy few hours gathered around a large table putting together festive wreaths, followed by a delicious homemade lunch. As a lot of the foliage was foraged and with stunning dried hydrangea heads from our Chairwoman’s garden, we managed to raise around £150 from this workshop.



Sonosite Edge Ultrasound Scanner

As a result of The Sporting Legends Dinner, The Guild of Friends were able to purchase a Sonosite ultrasound scanner for the children’s hospital. This new scanner means that fewer children will require a general anaesthetic and therefore will not need an overnight stay at the hospital.


Sporting Legends Dinner

On Friday, November 20th 2015, the Guild held a Sporting Legends Dinner in the Great Hall of Bristol Grammar School, just after the Rugby World Cup had finished.

Two of the finest rugby speakers attended. Firstly, Willie John McBride MBE, captain of the victorious Lions side in South Africa in 1974. He toured five times with the Lions, gaining 17 caps and obtained 63 caps for Ireland. With him was David Duckham MBE who was capped 36 times and is arguably England’s greatest winger of all time. He played in the victorious Lions side in New Zealand in 1971.

The dinner consisted of a three course meal, speeches, an auction and raffle.

The event raised enough money to purchase a scanner which will make the lives of disabled children easier. The scanner will be used by highly skilled physiotherapists and will spare the children the ordeal of having a general anaesthetic every time they come to the hospital.

Mothering Sunday Posies

We spent a lovely day arranging over 150 spring posies. These were squeezed into boxes and carefully transported to the Children’s Hospital. Here they were given to the children on the wards to present to their mothers on Mothering Sunday.