October Newsletter

The time is flying by and once again it is time to welcome you to our newsletter.

We would like to thank everybody who has contributed to our poppy making endeavour. We have all been amazed at the number of poppies produced and the wide variety of materials used ranging from card stock to cupcake cases, from fabric to foam, from wool to felt …. and on it goes.  You, too, will be amazed when you see them and you do not have long to wait.  On Monday we will be decorating the church before the festival and exhibition opens the following day. If you have any free time you are very welcome to help us.  We will be serving coffee and biscuits during the morning and soup will be available at lunchtime to sustain us.  You will need to bring your own mug if you want to partake of the soup.  I must stress this will not be a short exercise. There is lot to do!

As you are aware we will be holding a coffee morning in St Mary’s on Saturday 10th November from 11 am to 3 pm.  All proceeds will go to the Royal British Legion so please ask all your friends to come along and support us, and they can ask their families and friends too. Car parking will be available in the school grounds. Don’t forget to bring some money because there will be a raffle and once again all proceeds will be to the Royal British Legion. If you have offered to help serve on the day and you have a WI Tshirt then please wear it on the day – obviously you will need a sweater or long sleeved shirt under it for warmth.  If you have promised to bake for the event then please leave your contributions at Liz’s house on Friday evening or to the church by 10 am on Saturday morning.

We would be pleased if as many of you as possible could attend the service on Remembrance Sunday.

Those of us who went to Leicester earlier this month to the Richard 111 Exhibition had a fabulous time – except , that is, it rained all day!  But we are British and we can cope with a little ( or rather a lot of) rain.  As somebody said on Facebook “Crikey, our history is complicated.” You are so right Alison! The exhibits were fascinating and I especially enjoyed the scientific and archaeological information on the upper floor. Seeing Richard’s tomb in the cathedral and how the stone was chosen etc was also interesting.

Our next trip is to the the Christmas Market at Worcester on November 30th and if you have not already done so then please pay for your seat on Wednesday at our meeting. Please put your money in an envelope and on the outside write  your name and the trip you are paying for. Cost is £12.50 for members and £16 for non members.

Wednesday 7th November is the Annual Meeting  (members only) which will start at 7pm in the Committee Room. If you will not be attending please let us have your apologies in advance. We then have a renowned speaker, Benjamin Fry, with  ‘The Invisible Lion’ .This is open to all and doors open at 7.45 for 8.00pm. £5 non members, includes a glass of wine and refreshments. Benjamin is a psychotherapist, author and broadcaster. He is determined that groundbreaking emotional and mental health treatment is accessible across the UK. He  is the founder of Neuralsoloution, Khiron House and Get Stable. It provides a safe environment for treating mental health and also trauma healing.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 7th November at 7pm.


Christine Harrop





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