WI meeting was a delightfully mixed bag. Member Jacky Legge
had been making an assortment of scarves and neck warmers in
fashionably wintry colours, ideal for this cold weather and
some of our members went home rather warmer than when they arrived.
once more lived up to expectations how do the ladies
produce such light and luscious cakes? Our committee announced
ideas for more social gatherings: a poetry evening to jog our
memories of those well-remembered rhymes from schooldays and
a visit, with light meal, to see The Second Best Exotic Marigold
for the evening, Doug Burns, gave us a great deal to think about
as he revealed the amazing work done by the Shakespeare Hospice,
not only in-house but in the homes of patients. With an enormous
area to cover 150,000 in population we could only
marvel at the dedication of staff and volunteers who are at
our service 24 hours a day, every day of the year and
all this is free.
had many questions and comments, foremost among them being why
did the hospice receive only a 5% NHS grant? Come on everyone,
take note and show appreciation of this wonderful service. £2
million will be needed this year. What can I do to help?