Ascot Racecourse was approached by this organisation with a request for members to visit the racecourse to take a group photo for their annual calendar. We provided the ladies with tickets and whilst the photo opportunity did not happen due to sickness, the group have written a lovely account of their day with us:
This short article is a “Thank You” from the ladies of Bracknell Trefoil Guild for the hospitality of everyone at Ascot Racecourse for giving us such an enjoyable experience, the first for many of us, at the race meeting on Friday 1st October 2021.
“What is the Trefoil Guild?” I hear you ask. The Trefoil Guild (Guiding for Adults HOME | Trefoil Guild) is an international organisation offering fun and friendship for members who have been, (or are) actively involved in Girlguiding. There are over 1,100 Trefoil Guilds across the UK, with over 18,000 members aged over 18 years, who make new friends, travel, explore, gain new experiences, serve their communities and help Girlguiding and Scouting thrive.
Berkshire has nine Trefoil Guilds throughout the county and one of our current challenges is to produce a calendar for 2023, to be sold to families and friends of Trefoil members throughout the South West Region in aid of our chosen charity for 2023, each Guild producing a photograph of its members at a place, unique to their area.
Ascot Race Course was the obvious choice for the Bracknell Guild and one of our members took the incentive to make the initial enquiry. We received much help and encouragement from Jacqui, who invited our members to share in the excitement of a race meeting. Twelve ladies, dressed in true Ascot style, were delighted to be able to spend the afternoon in King Edward VII Enclosure, where we were very warmly welcomed by all of the friendly and helpful stewards, but received very special attention from Mark on our arrival and throughout the afternoon, especially for our less mobile ladies. Race cards were poured over and help in deciphering the racing jargon was willingly explained, bets were placed and some of us even enjoyed a win or two! The special photograph was duly taken, willingly by Mark, and the last race finished on a high, especially for Frankie Dettori and those of us for whom he would always be ‘the favourite’. Our special afternoon came to a close but the experience of our visit to Ascot Race Course was really memorable for us all, and we have every intention of returning for future race meetings. A big “Thank you” from all the ladies.