Public Presentation Team Visit – Henleaze Trefoil Guild

 

Wednesday 6th March 2019, 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.

 

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 Girl-guiding 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 Girl-guiding units.

 

But it’s not all about the girls - there are plenty of 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.

 

Ash delivered the acclaimed SCLT enrichment lecture on ‘Animals at War: The Dickin Medal’ - This delightful and often emotional presentation takes the audience on a journey through the recent history of animals at war. By using examples of some remarkable creatures who, through extreme gallantry or devotion to duty, have been awarded the Dickin Medal - known as the Victoria Cross for animals. We are able to see what a huge contribution to human history, has been made by creatures of all kinds - from the largest to the smallest. This presentation included video content and sound and is suitable for audiences of all age ranges (warning: bring a handkerchief - it is a tear-jerker).

 

At the conclusion of the evening, Ash commented, “I have really enjoyed my visit to the Henleaze Trefoil Guild. The audience really enjoyed our enrichment lecture and there was also time for our message of senior safety and avoiding frauds. Everyone enjoys a story about animals and this presentation certainly does not disappoint on that front.”

 

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.

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