Monthly Archives: June 2022



Geoff Lambert and Buddy who is a Medical Detection Dog were the highlight of our June Meeting.  Geoff gives over a 100 talks a year and so far has raised over £110,000.00.  His dog, Buddy, is now 14 years old and has been trained to recognise various illnesses by smell.  The main ones are cancers and diabetes, and a new programme is starting for Parkinson’s Disease.  All training is done in Milton Keynes.  A Cheque was handed to Geoff as a donation to the charity and also many members put personal monies into the collection box displayed on the night.


Several ladies helped to crochet squares and all sorts of items to decorate St Peter’s Church lychgate for the Platinum Jubilee – hopefully many of you made a point of visiting the church to take a look – a wonderful sight.  The inside of the church was also decorated with flags, bunting etc.

Unfortunately, our Jubilee Cake and Fizz in the Park due to take place on Saturday 18th June had to be postponed due to bad weather.  We are hoping now to move this forward to sometime in August – date to be confirmed.

A Memorial Service took place at St Peter’s Church on Monday 20th June for our most senior member, Ruth Hurst, who was an amazing 96 year old and who sadly died in April. In true WI fashion Jerusalem was sung by nearly the whole membership of PEWI a truly fitting tribute to Ruth who had been a WI member for 75 years!

Advance notice of our July meeting To be held on the 20th July 2022.

If you’ve been watching the RHS Chelsea Flower Show recently, you will enjoy Angela Potter giving her talk ‘Behind the Scenes’ at Chelsea.  Her talk and presentation entitled

‘Ratty Goes To Chelsea’

is the story of her award winning garden at Chelsea Flower Show, which was a water vole friendly garden.




The ladies of Papworth WI enjoyed an excellent evening with a talk and presentation by Emma Sanders from Magpas Air Ambulance.  The meeting was attended by many members and visitors who found Emma’s talk most interesting and informative.  The work carried out by this marvellous organisation has, over the years, saved thousands of lives by having the most skilled doctors and paramedics available in all kinds of emergency situations.  Magpas relies totally on donations and does not receive any Government money, therefore the talks and presentations and promotional material is the only means by which this amazing service can continue to help save lives.

A donation was presented to Emma on behalf of the members and there were some promotional items to purchase on the night.  Our members trading table collection was also donated which we are sure will help in a small way towards keeping this service running – who knows when any one of us may need it in the future!!

 At our next meeting on 15th June we are delighted to announce

Geoff Lambert MSc, Fundraiser for

Medical Detection Dogs with Buddy




Geoff is now in the last, but already the longest, job in his career…..retirement. 16 years and counting.  He is Audit Chair of a local College and an NHS Trust because Education and Healthcare change people’s lives and in times of austerity he wants to ensure these organisations make the most of the money they have for the benefit of communities. He has also created the Business Plan for a charity seeking to sustain independent living in older people and is currently creating the Business Plan to raise £80m to rebuild the Buckingham canal.

His real passion however is as a fundraiser for Medical Detection Dogs which he has supported for over 10 years. With Buddy he organises and undertakes over 100 speaking engagements a year and has now delivered over 650 talks and raised over £110,000.   His view on life is simple ‘Doing nothing is not an option in life, doing something interesting and rewarding is entirely in your own hands’.