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April 2016 Meeting – AGM Proposals and First Aid

At our April meeting, we mixed some serious business into our usual bit of fun and came out with some important decisions and a better understanding of how to help others in need. First Steve Murrow of Mid Anglia First Aid and Fire Services and a paramedic at the East of England Ambulance Service gave us an entertaining but also highly educational talk about first … Continue reading April 2016 Meeting – AGM Proposals and First Aid

2016 AGM and Bakeoff!

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who made it to the annual general meeting in March, and to those who couldn’t come, you were missed! Sue Collins delivered the Treasurer’s report with lots of fantastic news about successful fundraisers over the last year. Helen Radlett – our esteemed Secretary – gave a delightful summation of the last year’s events, bringing up lots of beloved memories … Continue reading 2016 AGM and Bakeoff!

Merry Christmas from the Ladybirds!

December 2015 A Christmas party isn’t a Christmas party without a bit of dressing up. But forget Christmas jumpers, deely boppers or that little black dress; to celebrate 100 years of the WI we donned outfits from the last century of fashion.  And didn’t we look good?  With a variety of costumes from 1915 right through to the modern day we represented WI members from throughout our glorious history. We played … Continue reading Merry Christmas from the Ladybirds!

Getting Crafty and Christmassy

November 2015 With November comes thoughts of Christmas, and what better way to start feeling all festive and fuzzy than with a bit of Christmas crafting? We’re a creative bunch here at Ladybirds, and it was lovely to see many of our members sharing their skills.  The crafts on offer were crochet garlands, lino print cards, felt and button tree decorations, and rag wreaths.  All of the … Continue reading Getting Crafty and Christmassy

Changing the World – one daisy at a time…

October 2015 Unfortunately our planned speaker, Sian Hogarth from Time Trippers, was unable to make our October meeting.  But as the old adage goes, ‘every cloud has a silver lining’.  And this was certainly true when we welcomed our very special Cambridge WI sister Joanne Croxford to talk to us about her personal journey from addiction to recovery, and about setting up Daisy Change, the first … Continue reading Changing the World – one daisy at a time…