W.I. July/August Report

Our July meeting was smaller than usual because of holidays, but we all had an enjoyable meeting with the speaker Mrs Betty Doughety telling us about the History of nursery Rhymes. The August meeting was our summer Party, which originally was to be held on the village hall patio, but because of the building works, was in the hall. The committee served up sausages and caramalised onions in rolls followed by meringue, strawberries and cream, accompanied by Pimms, which was much appreciated by all.

A bag was provided for all members to deposit a bra or two, in support of the air ambulance collection. They are taken to Africa for the protection of the ladies, as if they are wearing a bra, they are safer from sexual attack. Items are still being collected every month towards the Samaritian’s Purse shoe box collections. The response has been really good throughout the year and is more sensible than the last minute Christmas rush to collect items.

We have now confirmed that a group of members will be going to the Recycling plant at Portsmouth. Unfortunately, some who wanted to go, have backed out owing to lots of steps and not being suitable for anyone with a fear of heights. It should be very interesting.

Members went out for the day to Eltham Palace, followed by a visit to Greenwich and then a river boat trip; a very enjoyable day and we are now looking forward to our trip in November to the BBC Good Food show. Our forthcoming events are our Group skittles contest at the Kings Head Wickham, our Jumble sale on the 18th October – put the date in your diaries. Our next meeting is on the 9th September at 7.15pm, when we will hear about the ‘Traumas of the Travel Business by Mrs G Appleton. You are very welcome to join us for the evening.


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