12:10pm Saturday 19th October 2013
By Gina Bebbington
A LADIES’ group with more than four decades of history is appealing for more members to join in.
Shurlach Ladies’ Group, which meets on alternate Monday evenings, was started at Shurlach Methodist Chapel more than 40 years ago as a method of reaching out to the community.
Pauline Robbins, from the group, said: “We used to call it the Young Wives – we were all very young then and members of the chapel.
“It was the minister at the time who started it because he wanted to do some outreach.
“When it first started you had to be a member of the chapel but then we brought in people from outside.
“But we’ve all gradually got older and dropped the ‘young’ part a long time ago,” she joked.
The group enjoys a variety of activities, from day trips, Beetle drives, fundraising and visiting speakers.
Members raised £66 for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) after representatives gave a talk and held a bucket collection.
Pauline said: “We do a lot for charity as well, not just for ourselves.”
She added: “Anyone’s welcome to join, you don’t have to be members of chapel – it doesn’t matter, we’re open to anyone.”
For more information ring Ann Baskerville on 01606 41454.
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