Fundraising for Ty Hafan

14 Jul


Wedding Favours

7 Apr

Not only does the group do a lot of stitching and a substantial amount of chatting they also turn their hand to various other challenges – and this evening it was to make wedding favours.

Jess, the Queen of Florentines made the scrumptious florentines – and weren’t there a lot of them plus cast offs – which were an unexpected treat for those round the table!

And, Hilary, Jackie, Pat, Jenny and Monica wrapped them lovingly in cellophane and decorated them with pink and green ribbon and a tiny lovespoon

Pat and Hilary

Pat and Hilary

Wedding favours (2)

With all that help  it wasn’t long before they were all packed and ready for dispatchto the wedding on Saturday. We hope the lovely couple have a wonderful day!


A visit to Llamau

17 Dec

Today Hilary and I visited Llamau in Cardiff to hand over a cheque for £1,000 and to to drop off 9 Get Set packs that we had put together with the rest of the money raised.


Llamua packs web


MD HC with Catrin Parry Jones web


Many thanks to everyone who supported our event either by making, buying or helping on the day. We couldn’t have achieved so much without you.
Merry Christmas!

News report from the Barry Gem

A message from Llamau

Dear Monica and all your lovely members of Stitch & Bitch,

Thank you so much for the donation of Christmas presents and the very generous cheque for £1,000 that you recently made to Llamau.  We are extremely grateful for your support. Thank you for thinking of Llamau this year and all of the young, homeless and vulnerable people we support across Wales. Your kindness & generosity will make a real difference to real lives as we aim to provide presents to each person we support during the festive season.

Those we work with may have suffered abuse at home, extreme poverty or mental ill-health. They have  often lived in dozens of care homes during their childhoods  or have been excluded from school for non-attendance because they have to stay at home and look after parents with substance misuse or mental / physical issues. In short, those with whom we work have faced huge problems, but with Llamau’s help and that of the South Wales community they can look forward to bright futures.

Every year we try to provide each of them  with a small gift and the opportunity to enjoy a good meal with their housemates and support workers, making Christmas a little happier for them. Your contribution towards this is much appreciated.

Thank you for supporting us; we are touched by your kindness.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Yours sincerely

Jacky Williams

Finance Officer

News article Stitch ‘n Bitch Group raise £1,00 for homeless charity

Fundraising Event a Great Success

28 Nov

Today was the day that we held our annual festive cofee morning and craft sale in Cowbridge and despite the awful weather we raised a staggering £925.00 for Llamau homeless charity

As usual we had a wide range of goodies on offer – the usual hand made crafts made by the very talented members of our group.


Great to see the men in force – obviously looking for a bargain for their wives Christmas stockings!


We also had beautiful plant arrangements


plus scrumptious handmade biscuits, chocolate goodies and chutneys. Plus, the usual tombola which is always a winner.

And, of course the day wouldn’t be complete without coffee and cakes served by our wonderful group of ladies in the kitchen


which was thoroughly enjoyed by many!


We were also grateful for the support of three other people who ran stalls selling jewellery, Jamaican produce and Phoenix cards.

All in all, a very worthwhile effort for a very worthwhile cause. Many thanks to everyone involved.


Wonderful news. What a total! I really enjoyed myself and loved taking part. Thank you very much for inviting me. You are such talented ladies. The displays were fab from chutneys to crafts ! No wonder the event was so successful. Looking forward to see you all again. Nicola – Jewellery

Festive Coffee Morning & Craft Fair

16 Oct

2015 poster web

Another Successful Crafternoon Tea

14 Sep

Our  Crafternoon tea went with a swing on Sunday 13 September and whilst enjoying ourselves crafting and consuming a delicious afternoon tea we managed to raise a staggering £950.00 for the Brick Children School in Nepal.

It was an early start with the Crafternoon tea fairies preparing the sandwiches and crafts and decorating the hall.

hall view

But, by 1.30pm when the crafters  started to arrive all was looking lovely and the atmosphere was calm.

There were a variety of crafts to choose from – some easy and others that took a little time, such as the dream catcher…,


…. but they did look wonderful when they were finished.

dream catcher

The little Christmas angel looked cute – and Corinne, Keris and Hillary seem to be estremely happy with their efforts.

Hillary Keris and Corinne web

And Caroline and Fiona created little Christmas peg dollies for their festive trees….

Caroline and Fiona dolls

the most popluar craft of all though was the Christmas wreath

finished wreaths web

Though some thought it might be better utilised as a halo!

Brendas wreath web

A great time was had by all and the army of helpers went home happy that they had raised a few smiles and an awful lot of money!

group end day2 web

We would like to thank everyone who supported our event – the helpers (including husbands), those who participated and those who gave various donations (including the local cycle team who dropped by on their travels).  Raising £950.00 would not have been possible without you so….  THANK YOU!!!!


Thank you for a lovely tea and congratulations on the staggering amount collected. All your hard work was certainly worth while. Ann

Well done for all your hard work and organisation and for the end result. Deedi

Congratulations on raising a terrific amount of money yesterday, it was a great afternoon. Thanks for all your hard work ( & to your helpers ). Keris

What a fantastic result – well done! Helen

It so wonderful the amount of money raised, and I love the way we all worked together
to help Hilary and Monica to do this for such a good cause. I’ve made some lovely friends in Cutting Edge and I feel very blessed to be part of this lovely group of ladies. Sandra

A fabulously organised and fun afternoon for a brilliant cause – thank you to all who worked to make it happen. Caroline

An amazing amount you made on Sunday and it was such fun. Jan

Sunday was a great fund raiser, what is great is the pleasure people have while raising so much money for others.Liz

Gem News web

Crafternoon Tea

3 Jul


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