As Her Majesty the Queen’s represenative, the Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire sent us a card to say thank you for the group’s contribution within the County during the COVID-19 pandemic.
August – Online and Real Life Meetings
Undoubtedly the highlight of the month was a picnic in Hanley Park on Thursday 13 August. The weather was perfect…neither too hot nor too cold. Just to see each other face to face was a real joy. Billy and Steve had travelled all the way on their newly acquired electric powered vehicles. A park warden complimented us on observing social-distancing. Brilliant!
In addition to online Monday group meetings, the Board of Trustees and sub-committees have been meeting on Zoom to oversee the running of the Charity, deal with with correspondence, draw up new policies and seek fresh funding. Fingers crossed that our bid for a six-month project from the National Lottery Coronavirus Community Support Fund will be successful.
Updates to our website have included a new ‘art gallery’. Angie has been looking for a space to display her paintings for a very long time. We have come up with a virtual solution. You can see some of her artwork here.
Future rooms in the virtual art gallery could be devoted to members’ photos. let us know what you think.
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Some Resources You Might Find Useful
Staffordshire Buddies in the current crisis, have kindly extended their telephone support for clients to OLGBT Group members. If you would like to receive a weekly call from them, please ring 01782 613429. They are also offering help with shopping and medical prescriptions for people who have to shield themselves.