Buttons and Bows

Buttons and Bows an informal group initiated from the former group Kenyan Project into Africa and  our ladies have continued to produce children’s garments.  We have been able to send items out to Malawi and collect gifts for shoe boxes, plus giving comfort blankets and baby hats to local hospitals.  If you would like to use your skills in making clothes for babies and needy children you would be made welcome.

We meet on first Tuesday in every month 1.30 until 3.30 Venue: Mawson Room, Memorial Hall Slyne with Hest.  Our last session is 6 June and we meet again on 5 September 2017

The Malawi container left on the 10th March so it will be arriving shortly.

Another two large parcels of jumpers have been sent to Romania.

Two large suitcases of comfort blankets and baby hats have been collected. Plus a large case for the Woman’s refuge Preston.

A number of blankets have been made for the Ethiopian Fistula Hospital and some are in production.

A lot of the cotton clothes are being taken to Zambia.

The group have ladies who enjoy being creative at home.  So whether you wish to sew, knit or crochet at home or with the group you are welcome to join us.  If you would like to know more about the work and where the clothes are sent,  please contact me.  Susan Rae Tel: 01524 823928

Come along and see the type of things we make, there are items for every level of skill, or even if you think you have no skills at all, you will be made welcome.

Tea/Coffee and a home made cake will be available at a small charge of £2.00.  This helps to pay for the hire of the room


Don’t just throw it away – give it away!  You might not want it but someone just around the corner might.  Nationwide with groups in Lancaster and Carnforth.

Furniture Matters – Free Courses

Why throw money away on costly repair bills when you can do it yourself? 

All you need is the right training and you can get that from one of  Furniture Matters –  FREE courses.  

If you are currently out of work and aged between 19 and 65 you can secure a place on one of our free training courses held at Furniture Matters, Vickers Industrial Estate, Mellishaw Lane,  Morecambe LA3 3FB . 

For more details or to book please call or email.

Stories at The Storey

Stories at The Storey is a true story open-mic night and is looking for performers, students, community members, staff, visitors and anyone with a true story to share. We are interested in true, engaging stories told well.

The events are the last Thursday of each month. The theme changes monthly, if you have an engaging story that loosely explores the month’s theme, we would love to hear it. Please email for the month’s theme, for more information or for a 3-5 minute slot.

Event brought to you by Yvonne and Naomi; sponsored by Grad College.

Last Thursday of the month Time: 7-8 PM
The Storey (The Music Room)
Dress: Casual
Stories at The Storey: Real people; Real Stories.
Light refreshments will be served