At Biggleswade Ladies Circle, we were all extremely proud to have one of our member, Lindsay Pickard, become Ladies' Circle National President at the May AGM in Leicester. Along with this celebration, the group enjoyed the best that the National Association AGM had to offer; fun, friendship, fundraising and the amazing stories of how our association has done over the last year.
Biggleswade Circle was formed in 1960, and has had active membership over this time for women in the area between the ages of 18 and 45. We tend to have a varied programme of social, crafting and outdoor events, which take place all year round. Our meetings generally take place on a Tuesday evening at around 19:30. We've recently enjoyed winning at Bingo, a Crafternoon in aid of Mind, Sausage making, drinks at a local pub and many more. Our list of events over the next year is available on our Facebook page (the link is at the bottom of the page).
This year, along with the National secretary we have 2 members of the Presidential Liaison Committee (those responsible for looking after the President!) so you're sure to be involved in the best that Ladies Circle has to offer.
As part of the National Association, our aim is to promote friendship and service in the local area, and futher afield:
- Biggleswade Circle's chosen charity for the year is the Flying Seagull Project, whose aim is to bring smiles to those in need, travelling the world to bring joy to children who are in need of a laugh and a glimpse at the childhood they are missing due to war, refugee status etc. http://www.theflyingseagullproject.com/
- The National Charity for the year, chosen by our National President, is Societi whose aims are to bring awareness to Kawasaki Disease, a disease which if not identified in the early stages is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in the country. Lindsay chose this charity after someone very close to her was identified with the disease after it being mistaken for Flu-like symptoms. If you are reading this, please take a moment to read about Kawasaki Disease's symptoms, so you help to bring this awareness to everyone you know. https://www.societi.org.uk/kawasaki-disease/
What's a bit different about us?
You will see above, that we have a Tractor as our logo... why you may ask? Well, although some may think its just because we are from a farming community, its actually because a local, Dan Albone invented the first Light Farm Tractor filing for Patent on the 15th February 1902. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Albone
Why have I mentioned the date you may ask? Well, Biggleswade Circle was also Chartered on the 15th February! (and its our current chairman's birthday!).
Another thing which is unique to Biggleswade is our celebration of Christmarch. This celebration came about due to tragic circumstances, when it was decided at the time that the celebrations would instead be held in March, and have become tradition to do so ever since.
If you've read this much...
If you've read this far, why not come and find out some more about us? Drop us an e-mail, send us a message on Facebook or even tweet us! Whichever method you use, we will be in touch as soon as possible, and let you know when our next event is, otherwise, just look on the Facebook page and join in when you see an event you're interested in.
We look forward to seeing you soon!!
Yours in Friendship,