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Papworth Everard WI – Update for October 2020

 

Unfortunately as the Covid situation continues to be very uncertain, our WI ladies have been unable to meet again this month as a Group.  However, some of the ladies have met up in small groups for a coffee or lunch at the local garden centre.  It is important for many of us to try and meet up and chat on a regular basis while the rules allow!

The one highlight of this month has been the 94th birthday of our lovely member Ruth Hurst.  Ruth has been a WI Member for over 70 years!!   She has served on Committees as President on more than one occasion of her WI in Upshire in Essex and Frinton on Sea in Essex before moving to Papworth around 20 years ago.  Ruth lives on her own but is frequently visited by a couple of our WI members who have enjoyed a drink and nibbles with her outside of her home.  The photograph below shows just how youthful our Ruth looks enjoying her glass of wine and holding the lovely card made by our member Liz.

The Committee continue to Zoom once a month to discuss future options and plans once things return to normal.

Keep well everybody with best wishes from PEWI

 

 

 

 

 

Papworth Everard WI – Report for September 2020

PAPWORTH EVERARD WI – UPDATE FOR SEPTEMBER 2020

 Our plans for another Picnic in the Park for September have unfortunately been postponed due to the new restrictions introduced by the Government reducing the numbers of people meeting to 6.   However, it is proposed that groups of 6 ladies wishing to share a coffee or lunch together will be arranging between themselves to meet up and have a chat and cuppa.

Several ladies met up earlier in the month to remember one of our most senior members, Doris Davey, who sadly died in July 2019.  A beautiful rose, named Especially for You,  was planted in our memorial garden by the library in her memory.  We then shared memories of Doris over a coffee at the Café – self distancing of course! Many people in the community will remember Doris who was one of the most joyous and interesting people you could wish to meet.  Doris is dearly missed by us all.

The ladies continue to support each other , some learning new skills – Joan is taking up the piano again – she explains – I had piano lessons until I rebelled at 14, since then I have tinkled away with just the right hand when I needed a tune so I am now relearning how to play with 2 hands!!

Pat has made a simple autumn wreath for the door with seed heads and berries from the garden – it not only looks cheerful and seasonal but the birds love it too.

The Committee continue to Zoom once a month to discuss future options and plans once things return to normal.

Keep well everybody with best wishes from PEWI