We held a fundraising evening at Papworth Village Hall on Friday 27th September in aid of the youth organisations of Papworth. WARRANT OFFICER MO HOWARD MBE (Mo as he prefers to be known) a most distinguished speaker from RAF MARHAM gave a very informative talk and slideshow giving an insight into the Past Present and Future buildings and aircraft capabilities based at RAF Marham throughout its entire history.The evening was a great success with a diverse range of people attending from not only Papworth but Huntingdon, Hilton and other surrounding villages. Mo (as he prefers to be known) a most gave a most impressive talk describing aircraft and their capabilities in the Past compared to now and to what they will be in the future. WI homemade cakes and refreshments added to the evening as did the raffle where a great variety of prizes were donated by our members. Thanks go to our members for providing the wonderful cakes and raffle prizes, to the Courtyard Café and the Deli for selling tickets on our behalf and of course to everyone who came along to make the evening such a success. A total of £600 plus was raised on the night and we will shortly be announcing how the money will be distributed..Our monthly lunch this month was held at Willingham Barns & Auction Rooms at Willingham where we enjoyed browsing around the antiques and collectables before enjoying a delicious lunch.
Sarah Bellows from Care Network Cambridgeshire was our speaker this month and described the amazing services and support the organisation offers to people in the their own homes following a hospital stay, illness at home, loneliness etc and how they can help with arrangements to have volunteer support workers to help them get back in some way into the community. Many of us were surprised at what is being done by Care Network Cambridgeshire and this maybe something our WI could contribute to in some way in the future.