The Meningitis Trust has been chosen by Gifts and Gemstones; a local swindon trader, as the national charity to benefit from sales over the next 12 months.

Christine has now joined forces with 2 ladies, Sue & Louise who also live in Swindon, to start raising more money for the Trust.

To help this cause, Gifts and Gemstones are inviting Swindon Residents to open their home, office or workplace and to host a Ladies shopping event.

A superb sales display will be set up by the girls, and donations to the Trust will be sent from EVERY sale made at the parties.

Its a great way to raise funds for charity and also have a great time with your family and friends - plus a bit of retail therapy, which is always a good thing!

Gifts and Gemstones sell a range of items, from Crystals, Minerals, Sterling Silver Gemstone Jewellery, Bags, Scarves plus loads of seasonal and new idea's.

Parties can be on any day in the week and at any time, no minimum numbers, all funds are appreciated.

Coffee Mornings, Ladies Supper Evenings, Lunch Clubs.... you name it! - Gifts and Gemstones will accommodate.

Call or email; Chris, Sue or Louise for more details - Go to the Gifts and Gemstones web site to find the link Based on information supplied by Christine Hills.