July 2021 : Chairman’s Report

Hello Tangent Friends

What weather amazing weather we’re having at the moment.  Such a nice change after all the rain.  We were also extremely lucky to be blessed last Tuesday with fine weather for the Garden Party at Jennie Tipper’s lovely house and garden which looked gorgeous.  It was wonderful that after so many cancelled events, we were able to get together, even though we were limited to 30.  It was a truly memorable afternoon.  Jennie and Andrew had worked really hard and I did hear that Andrew had got up at 5.30 am to make the sandwiches which were delicious.  There was also a magnificent selection of canapes and little deserts which had been made by Chef, Simon Smith and had arranged by Jennie and Andrew.  Mary Jones joined us and she was brought and collected by her son.

Thanks must go to everyone who made cakes to sell and eat and all the fabulous scones and sausage rolls.  Liz manned the Entrance.  The book stall was organised by Jean and Deirdre organised the Tombola.  Sue looked after the Cake Stall and I organised the raffle.  Thanks to everyone for all the donations.  I hope I haven’t left anyone out. We were able to raise the magnificent sum of just under £500 and I understand there is more money to come in.  Jennie requested that we donate the proceeds to Crisis which is Tangent National President Tracey’s charity for her Presidential Year. 

We were very honoured to have our National President Tracey Pickin join us, along with her driver Val.  They are both members of A.B.O.T.S. which is based in South Warwickshire so didn’t have to come too far.  I was amazed to learn that A.B.O.T.S. stands for “A Bit On The Side”. Obviously, I need to get out more!

After a couple of presentations, one to Tracey and flowers for Jennie, Tracey told us about how she was going to plan her year.  We were only her 3rd visit.  She also told us about Crisis who work directly with thousands of homeless people every year and provide vital help to enable them to rebuild their lives, learning new skills, finding a home or help with their health and wellbeing.  It truly is wonderful work in these testing times. 

Best wishes must go to all the ladies who have had surgery or are awaiting test results.  I hope you’re all restored to good health soon.  Keep us informed of your progress.

Now that Freedom Day is almost upon us, I am looking forward to seeing you on 4th August for our lunchtime meeting at The Vicarage.


Love and best wishes