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Cream Tea’s anyone?

Such a wonderful community – we are so proud to be part of it!

Today Helen & Barney from Sakala gift shop delivered cream teas for the team made by Victoria’s Sponge both in Steyning.

A huge thank you to everyone involved it really does mean a lot to know others are thinking of us.

Helen & Barney with the delicious cream teas.

More Scrubs…

As you will see below, people are so thoughtful, Sandra has made us several sets of scrubs which are already being used. Thank you so much.

Hi I’m Sandra, I live in a village in South Gloucestershire with my husband and two (adult) children.

My lovely sister is Alison is a Chef at Valerie Manor.

I have been sewing since I was a child- making curtains for my dolls house and outfits for my dolls!

In 2006 I started my own business called “Stitch in Time”, and since then I’ve been making and altering curtains, blinds and clothing, mainly for my local community.

During the lock-down I have been making and donating scrubs, headbands with buttons (to wear with masks) and uniform wash bags. 

Below are the links to my Facebook And Instagram pages….


We have recently been able to take delivery of a consignment of scrubs generously provided by a team of people brought together on a Facebook Page Scrubmaking for The Royal Sussex & PRH

Our contact who has arranged these for us is Helen, of Helen Mullany Interiors wrote:-

The team is huge, we are all part of the FB page ‘Scrubmaking for The Royal Sussex & PRH’, although my area has ended up being more Worthing . Join it & you will see everyone, the fundraising page is on that too. The more we raise the more we can help others. The gowns are out of donated fabric but we have spent over £12,000 on the scrub fabric, its all through Gofundme, people have been very generous.


Thank you to Helen and her team for providing these scrubs to us.

A thought for the day….

Alistair, one of the team from 3B’s contacted us recently to see how we all were.

He also provided the prayer below, with the background and thoughts to consider.

Thank you Alistair for taking the time to do this.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.

First published in 1951, this has become a well known prayer. It is very short but it is packed full of challenging behaviours.

If you want to change anything then you may need lots of courage. Perhaps you can bring about change by simply asking someone a small request or a major alteration in your life might take years of struggle against opposition with no certainty of the outcome. So already this pretty little prayer is starting to look tough.

And what about accepting things I cannot change? That can prove even more difficult. As I get older parts of me stop working as well as they used to. I have to give up friends and mobility and possessions. It can be a challenge to lose these. But the prayer says that I must ACCEPT what IS. And be serene about it, accept changes willingly.

The prayer finishes by referring to the difference between the changes I can make and those I cannot make. Another way of looking at this is to consider what you are in control of. Spend a moment or so now and consider all the things in your life that you can control. You probably end up with quite a short list. We are only ever able to control our thoughts and perhaps our choices. We can control how we respond to circumstances; am I going to make a fuss about this or accept it with good grace and move on? If I cannot control something, then I cannot change it and then I should not waste a second of my life raging at it.

This prayer does not ask God to do something for us. It asks Him to help us. That is why it starts with God. Always a good beginning.