President Margaret Hall welcomed two visitors to the March meeting of Wingerworth WI: Sue Green, from local charity ‘Fairplay,’ and Sue Standen. Late member Gloria Standen was an indefatigable fundraiser right up to her final illness, raising £200 last year. Gwyneth Armstrong presented Sue Green with a cheque for £540.
After the presentation, Sue spoke passionately of her work with ‘Fairplay’ and gave an insight into the activities the charity provides for young people with disabilities up to the age of 25. She also offered an invitation for members to visit the facility to see how funds are used for the benefit of the children. She was thanked for her talk by Gwyneth.
There followed a few moments’ silence in memory of Doreen Wade who had died at the age of 93. Doreen was a member of WI until very recently and kept her age a secret until the last!
A warning was given of two incidences of computer hacking.
The Group Lunch was pronounced a success, and Rebecca Ashworth was thanked in absentia for her contribution towards the entertainment. The February Coffee morning raised £197 and members were thanked for their efforts.
Wingerworth Fun Day takes place on May 27 and WI members will participate.
Kate Sims and Margaret Hall visited Higham and Shirland WI for an Easter Eggstravaganza, and Freda Lee and Margaret Yates attended Morning WI’s birthday party.
Phyllis Lane won a prize in the federation monthly draw.
Heather Howson sent a card to thank Denise Tomlinson, the sunshine visitor, for a visit during her recent illness.
Denise was also the delegate to the Spring Council Meeting held at the Winding Wheel in Chesterfield. She gave a lively account of the day’s proceedings and was thanked by the president.
The competition for a favourite childhood book was won by Freda Lee, and Kathleen Stafford and Freda won the raffle.
The next meeting of Wingerworth WI takes place on Wednesday, April 10, at 7pm in the Parish Rooms.