Our Charity 2018

Beads of Courage has been picked as The Village Turners Charity 2018

 

For those that haven’t heard of them or what they do read on.

 

Beads of Courage started on the USA enlisting the help of many glass makers and modellers to make beads for the kids to collect. Sponsorship by corporations and individuals help to pay for the beads. Each bead stands for a procedure, operation, nights away from home, physiotherapy etc to build up a timeline story of what each child has gone through during their illness mainly Cancers and Brain injuries but other long term illness are also included.

In the UK the kids get cloth drawstring bags to hold their bead strings but in the USA woodturners across the country make and donate bead pots. In Atlanta this year a symposium for woodturners have set themselves a target of 750 pots.

One of our Members Bill Elmore has a grandson Rhys who has a brain tumour. Two operations later he is now paralyzed down the right hand side of his body and is currently away from home learning to walk and use his right arm and hand again.

For anyone who’d like to make a pot and give to Bill who will take it to the hospital there are guidelines to be followed posted in the hut entrance.