Sunday, 15 October 2017
In October recent events included an enjoyable group meeting which had included an ukulele band, the usual coffee morning in the Hall and first Friday lunch in the Bell and just a few days earlier the jumble sale, which was to raise funds for Denman. This was very successful, making a total of £291 which meant we had reached our target for them plus had a little left over for ourselves.
Some of the forthcoming events were Christmas related such as the carol service in Wells on Wed 13th December, the group carols on Friday 1st December at 11am, meaning a late lunch in the Bell and the Christmas meal on Tuesday 5th December. The latter would be at Peppers in Shepton and there were lists to sign up to with our choice of food. Cost of this would be £16.50 for 2 courses and £21 for 3 which Mary Mears explained was a lot less than many others.
Donations are still being accepted for the shoe box appeal, mainly for small items suitable for a young man. It had also been decided to again forgo our Secret Santa at the Christmas meal and instead make donations to the food bank. Sue Rodford said this should be in the form of Christmas treats and June Brewster is also to check if specific items are needed.
Then Head of Shows, Alan Lyons gave us a detailed and interesting talk about the Bath and West. This show has a history of over 150 years and since 1965 has been held in its current location in Shepton Mallet. It is a massive undertaking with 27 different committees covering the various sections. Alan tries to involve the surrounding community where possible from insisting on West Country food being served to employing local organisations in both paid and volunteer positions.
At the meeting on Monday 13th November at 7.30pm we will have a craft session to make a Christmas decoration.
Posted by Leigh on Mendip W.I. at 08:55
Five members from Leigh on Mendip attended the Frome Group Meeting.
It was a great evening with entertainment provided by Frukes - a local ukulele band.
Members were asked if they were interested in forming a skittles team for local matches.
Posted by Leigh on Mendip W.I. at 08:53
On Saturday 7 October we held a Jumble Sale as a Fund Raiser for Denman College. Lots of items were donated and members were busy sorting and arranging during the morning.
Doors opened at 1.30pm. Thank you to everyone who came to buy and those who worked hard before and on the day. Refreshments were available during the afternoon - cups of tea much needed!
In total we raised £291. We achieved our target of £200 for Denman (this is in addition to the funds raised earlier in the year with a Breakfast morning) and the rest will be used for our WI.
Posted by Leigh on Mendip W.I. at 08:48
Friday, 6 October 2017
A slightly different format to our September meeting as we were given a printed out agenda to refer to, although all the sections were covered out loud as usual. One of the many items addressed was to make arrangements for our jumble sale which will be on Saturday October 7th. Names were taken for helpers in various slots and we were asked to bring our jumble along by 12 noon on the day and not to include any electrical items or large pieces of furniture.
Two other appeals for donations were for toothbrushes and small tubes of toothpaste which the Mendip Country Practice aim to take to Africa and for items for the usual shoe box scheme. These should be suitable for a teenage boy and could include things such as toiletries, sweets etc. smaller sizes meaning a bigger variety.
Tricia Rawlingson-Plant was an erudite and interesting speaker who told us a lot about the children’s outdoor activity centre she runs at Bruton, The Mill on the Brue. This was started in 1982, initially in conjunction with Gants Mill and has grown enormously over the years, now employing many staff and providing opportunities for children and teenagers to both enjoy themselves and develop as people, often giving them a lasting new confidence.
The meeting on Monday 9th October at 7.30pm will include a talk about the Bath and West Show.
Posted by Leigh on Mendip W.I. at 16:17