SCLT Public Presentation Team Visit Henleaze Trefoil Guild


Wednesday 1st November 2017, has seen SCLT volunteer Ash Jones accepting an invitation to join the monthly gathering of the members of the Henleaze Trefoil Guild at St Peter's Church Hall at The Drive in Henleaze, Bristol. The group meet regularly to share companionship, discuss current affairs and to arrange group activities, such as their annual Christmas dinner, which being winter, was a topic of discussion for the members this month.  


Whether you’re involved in guiding or not, Trefoil Guild is a wonderful opportunity to meet like-minded people to share your next adventure - whatever that might be!


Trefoil Guild is a branch of Girlguiding and its members agree to support the guiding ethos - including the pledge to help other people. Many members pass on their skills and knowledge to local guiding units, from helping Brownies work towards a badge to preparing older girls for a camping adventure. Many members are unit leaders or helpers in Girlguiding units.


But it’s not all about the girls - there are plenty or opportunities for members to try something new, take on a new personal challenge and escape the daily routine. The best thing is that what you do is up to you!


Across the UK, there are over 1,100 Trefoil Guilds with over 20,000 members - some meet every week, others less frequently, perhaps in the evening or in the afternoon.


At the conclusion of the evening, Ash commented, “I have really enjoyed my visit to the Henleaze Trefoil Guild. The audience were really engaged with our message of senior safety and avoiding frauds. There were many great questions from the crowd, although it was a sad indictment of the topic, that almost all of the ladies had been the victims of fraud or attempted fraud. Hopefully after today's session, the ladies will feel empowered to deal appropriately with all those scam emails, letters, phone calls and even bogus callers, that they may encounter in their daily lives.”


Every member of the audience received a personal copy of the Senior Siren magazine – the award-winning crime prevention and lifestyle magazine of the Senior Citizen Liaison Team.