Laurencekirk Ladies Social Club meeting

President Jennifer Bedborough welcomed everyone to the most recent meeting of Laurencekirk Ladies Social Club.

Speaker for the evening was Mrs Margaret Muiry, a retired district nurse and midwife. who gave an interesting talk covering her nursing career over 50 years.

Her experiences during this time were many and varied. Margaret’s work took her from Northern Ireland, Glasgow and Fife to our own Howe of the Mearns.

She very briefly touched on the charity work that she and her late GP husband, Ross, carried out in Malawi. Such was her husband’s passion for this cause, Margaret decided to carry on and she plays a large part in raising funds so that his work continues.

She said that one commodity which we take for granted and is regarded as being ‘precious’ in Malawi is the ‘humble bar of soap.’

Indeed, it is so precious it is kept under lock and key in the hospital where a lot of their good work is carried out.

The club is appealing for any donations of soap which can be forwarded to Margaret so that her great work can flourish with a little help from this corner of the Mearns.

Donations can be handed into the Mearns Community Centre or given to any Ladies Club member.

Hilda Herald proposed the vote of thanks. Tea was served followed by the raffle being drawn.

The next meeting, on May 1, will be the AGM, with a games, cheese and wine evening.

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