President Margaret Hall gave a warm welcome to three visitors to the April meeting of Wingerworth WI.
Members will recall the talk by Sue Green of Fairplay. As a result of this, Mary Bond has given some of her time as a volunteer with the charity and gave a brief account of her experience. The president read a letter of thanks from Fairplay for the cheque they received from the WI and showed the certificate also sent.
In other news, Chesterfield Child Contact Centre is the nominated charity which the WI will support over the next year.
May 3, is the designated date for members to lobby their MP to draw attention to the serious shortage of trained midwives.
Owing to the growing numbers of members wishing to join the craft group, future meetings will be held in the church centre.
The theme for the birthday party in May is ‘Around the world in 80 days’.
Jane Bishton, Pauline Gibbs and Christine Smith served tea and coffee.
The raffle was won by Jane Bishton.
The evening concluded with a lively ‘Gardeners Question Time’, with guest host Jim Stannering, who displayed a wide knowledge of gardening and was able to give members inexpensive and useful tips, such as the benefits of salt on moss, dealing with slugs, crop rotation the importance of feeding plants, and what to do with clay soil. He was thanked by Margaret Yates.
The next meeting takes place on Wednesday, May 8, at the earlier time of 6.30pm.