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    Mumof2preteen&bubba
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    I just read another members profile and remembered with a jolt,  of the days out organised by Gingerbread. I remember after my father died in 1985 of being taken out by the group in their special mini buses and coaches for days out or even sitting in the hall drawing/painting, baking. Such a shame this service isn’t offered anymore, it would be such a great way to reunite communities and meet people. Does anybody else have experience of Gingerbread from back in the day?

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    Kathymumofone
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    One of my friends remembers going on a weeks holiday with Gingerbread and her mum when she was about 14. She hadn’t been on a holiday before. She’s 58 now

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    Liane
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    My parents divorced when I was 8 and my mum went to a brilliant group in chelmsford. They used to arrange coach trips and were always friendly.

    The group used to meet every friday evening in a church hall and had a tuck shop. They also charged for teas and coffees which enabled them to make a small profit.

    I looked into starting a group in Essex but need a secretary and treasurer. Unfortunately i couldn’t find one which prevented me from starting anything up.

     

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    Mumof2preteen&bubba
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    Hi Kathy

    Wow, Gingerbread really have such a good history. I actually feel pretty fortunate to have had them in my life. I felt very nostalgic remembering my childhood with them.

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    Mumof2preteen&bubba
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    Hi Liane

    Lol, I remember mybmy brothergbrother and I being 20p by the neighbours and that being enough for sweets when went to gingerbread groups.

    It’s such a shame you couldn’t find a secretary or treasurer, it really would go someway into rebuilding our lost communities. I’ve actually sent an email to admin to find out if the Croydon group is still active. If it is….well my life is about to take a turn for the better!

    Could you perhaps recruit a treasurer and secretary through other social media groups like Netmums? I think now more than ever people will need support. Not everybody has family or groups of friends.

    I’m suddenly feeling very inspired 😉😁

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    Liane
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    @Mumof2preteen&bubba

    I gave up on the idea and got busy elsewhere. I approached a couple of churches and looked into the hiring of a local hall. I even tried to arrange an evening gey together with a couple of other mums.

    I was hoping to go to the Thurrock group and started following there Facebook page but I think they began to waiver then lockdown happened.

    Good luck

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