A message from Gillie and Charles:

We have recently reached our 25th Wedding Anniversary and thought this would be a good occasion to catch up with friends.

We wanted to hold a reception at the club where we first met, but for a variety of reasons weren't able to organise anything this year so are now holding a 25th +1 Wedding Anniversary celebration! 

   

For those of you who have received an invitation, you are aware that we request no presents; just your presence! Should you however wish to make a donation in lieu, please consider The Victoria League (of which Gillie is a Trustee). You can do it directly through this page or call 020 7229 3961/ 020 7243 2633 to make a payment over the phone or to enquire about payment via cheque. 

Many of our friends won't know of the Victoria League, a membership based charity which operates a Student House in Bayswater, London. The charity runs from a beautiful and 'unique' listed building which needs lots of TLC to keep it going! Some pictures for you:

The House is embarking on a programme of refurbishment. So far a couple of rooms have been done - only 43 to go! Here is a before and after of one of the refurbished rooms:

Before (a very cramped twin room)

 

After (a roomy single bedsit)

    

There is also a plan for refreshing the kitchen cupboards and worktops in the 4 main communal kitchens. Luckily, the carcasses are in great condition so can be kept - which means the second floor kitchen can be done in December 2019 while the House fund raises for the other three. 

Example of a Kitchen 'before':

Check back in approx 20th December for the 'after' pictures!

Feel free to have a look around the website to see what the Victoria League is all about and learn more about the Overseas Projects that Gillie has helped to champion!

With love and best wishes,

Gillie and Charles