What a wonderful month August is…what does it conjure up for you?
For me it’s long walks…warm rain…and that smell you get at the sea shore, so hard to describe…salty…comforting…full of dreams…it rolls in on the waves and catches you unawares. I love that smell…I could stand there forever enveloped in a growing sense of well-being as the smell surrounds me…so important in today’s busy world…a place to chill…to just be.
The retail team have so much going on in August…a big month…a busy month…a month full of new ventures and future successes! New stock in the Gift Shop…Christmas cards in the shops…new projects to get involved with…August suddenly seems a very important month and then I start wondering…has August always been such a standout month or is it just us?
So thanks to the wonders of the internet I did a little research and here’s five amazing facts I discovered;
- 1st August 1774, Joseph Priestley discovered oxygen.
- 20th August 1911, The first telegram is sent around the world.
- 27th August 1955, The first edition of the Guinness Book of records is published.
- 31st August 1897, Thomas Edison secures a patent for his kinetograph.
- 1st August 2018, first session of St Mary’s Hospice Make Do and Mend Workshop
Amazing fact No. 5 is of course the one we’re most excited about…the first session of St Mary’s Hospice Make Do and Mend Workshop.
Our Make, Do and Mend Workshop provides a chance for bereaved men and women, those caring for their partner or loved one or those living with their own life-shortening illness to come together to share experiences, ideas and enthusiasm, and ultimately, to help each other through loss.
We’ve been working hard to have our workshop ready to welcome the first group and I think you’d agree it’s looking pretty good…there’s plenty of space to work and lots of projects to choose from…won’t be long now!
We’ll bring you regular updates on our Make Do and Mend projects but in the meantime if you’d like to find out more please visithttp://www.stmaryshospice.org.uk/…/make-do-and-mend-to-star…