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Papworth Everard WI April 2022

 

 

April meeting took place on 20th and started with the AGM which was held over from March due to members’ absence caused by illness and bad weather.

The Committee were re-elected with 2 members standing down and one new member joining us as the new Treasurer. 

 Following the business we were lucky enough to have the Parish Tree Warden, David Potter come along to give an interesting talk on tree planting in and around the village.  David described his role as ‘Tree Warden’ and spoke of the many wonderful trees we have in Papworth and the need for the residents to protect them and to plant more in their own environments.  He finished with a quote from an old book which described the importance of trees to maintain our planet.   A cheque was presented to David as a donation to St Peter’s Church following his talk.

 Our speaker for May is Emma Sanders from the Magpas Air Ambulance – who will be giving a talk with supporting slides of the remarkable work that they undertake in our area.

Magpas Air Ambulance give the best pre-hospital emergency care, in the air or on land 24/7, including treatments normally only available in hospital. By providing this advanced care to critically ill and injured patients across the East of England and beyond, the charity not only saves lives but limits disability.

Our talk will take you behind the scenes to learn more about how Magpas Air Ambulance, its clinicians, staff, volunteers and supporters come together to save lives in your community.

The talk incorporates video footage and a power point presentation.

Do come along and support this marvellous charity – all ladies over 18 welcome.

 

PAPWORTH EVERARD WI REPORT FOR JUNE 2021

PAPWORTH EVERARD WI

Our Zoom meeting took place on 16th June when, although fewer members than usual met, we enjoyed a great evening.

Following the usual business our speaker for the evening was Kate Kirk Writer and Lecturer who gave a delightful and very informative illustrated talk about her Amazing Aunt – Dame Cecily Saunders noted for her work in terminal care research and  pioneer of the modern hospice movement.  Dame Cecily worked throughout her life tirelessly to establish the importance of palliative care for terminally ill patients and their families and her work continues today with the expansion of Hospices all over the country and indeed many parts of the world.

Kate Kirk

Here are a couple of the photographs showing Dame Cicily in her early and latter years.

OUR NEXT MEETING IS A PICNIC IN THE PARK ON SATURDAY 24TH JULY – WEATHER PERMITTING.   THIS WILL BE OUR FIRST FACE-TO-FACE MEETING

 TIME TO CELEBRATE

 

PAPWORTH EVERARD WI REPORT FOR APRIL 2021

We enjoyed our second Zoom Members Meeting on 23rd March with more members mastering the technology to join us this month. The theme for the evening was Easter and many of us appeared in our Easter bonnets/hats/bunny ears to get in the Eastertide mood.

Some of the ladies showed off their lovely easter crafts on screen – many of which were made and donated to the Papworth Community Group to hang in the trees along the Craft Walk that the Group had organised for the Easter weekend.  

Following the usual business we had two demonstrations by members of the Committee, Lyn and Gill.  Lyn showed us how to make a simple plant arrangement on a plate to bring a little sunshine into the house.  By using a few small pots of spring bulbs and primroses Lyn’s display looked amazing.  Gill then demonstrated making yummy chocolate easter nests using crushed shredded wheat, melted chocolate and some colourful mini eggs.

Not all the ladies are able to join the Zoom meetings at the moment but are kept fully informed and copied in with everything that goes on.  To ensure we include the whole membership members of the Committee delivered lovely chocolate Easter bunnies to all the ladies as a little treat for Easter.

A REMINDER OF WHAT IS TO COME AT OUR NEXT ZOOM ON TUESDAY 20TH APRIL AT 7.30PM

A talk by Andy Malcom from The Fishermen’s Mission entitled

THE REAL COST OF FISH AND CHIPS

papworth WI – activities for Feb/March 2021

 

Many members joined us for our first ‘Zoom’ meeting’ on 16th February and were delighted to see and chat to many friends.  We started in the normal way with the business catching up on recent information and this was followed by our first talk and demonstration via the Zoom network.  Our very own Daphne gave a brilliant talk and demonstration entitled Nurture and Nourish when she explained the importance of looking after and caring for ourselves mentally and physically before we can look after and care for others.  We all joined in with Daphne doing some meditative head and shoulder exercises concentrating on our breathing – a wonderful relaxing end to our evening. 

 

 

 

 

 

EASTER – BRING ME SUNSHINE

Several ladies wore their Easter bonnets/bunny ears to make our Easter meeting go with a swing.  A lovely demonstration by Lyn on how to bring Sunshine into your room by making a lovely spring arrangement on a plate from small flowers, plants and greenery from your very own garden.   Gill then demonstrated how to make chocolate easter nests filled with lovely little mini-eggs – delicious.  

Several ladies made Easter crafts and Easter bonnets and donated items to hang in the trees for the Papworth Community Group who organised a Craft Walk in Papworth over the Easter.

Our next members’ Zoom Meeting Tuesday April 20th at 7.30pm