The Yate and District Townswomen's Guild recently held their yearly review after another successful year that saw them help numerous charities and host a number of events.

The group look to provide people with an opportunity to exchange ideas, learn new skills, raise money for local and international charities and generally have fun.

Every year they have a small celebration to review what the group has achieved, this event was held at the Town Hall in Chipping Sodbury on Wednesday, March 13.

The group then celebrated the events from throughout 2018, these included a trip to Weymouth on a 'slightly faulty coach' and also welcoming interesting speakers from various backgrounds.

There were talks from BBC Radio's Emma Britton as well as Sue Haggo's nursing tales, Wendy Pinker's Nepalese ventures, David Birds WW2 stories and also Sarah Harris knitting tutorials.

There was also trips to other places, including a trip down Memory Lane for many group members as they learned about Fry's Chocolate history.

The group also held their own charity Afternoon Tea session, with funds going towards selected charities, this was greatly supported by the community in May last year.

They were also instrumental in helping the Sodbury In Bloom team knit thousands of poppies for the centenary of WW1 in November last year.

Numerous other fundraising events also took place including carol singing and Gordon Bleaken from the Childrens Hospice Southwest was on hand to receive a cheque of £1500 from the group on Wednesday.