Crosspool Women’s Institute celebrates successful first year

Crosspool Women’s Institute celebrated its first anniversary in March. In the most recent Crosspool Clarion, secretary Liz Manson reported on the first twelve months and looked ahead to what the future holds.

We’re delighted to have come this far. We are particularly pleased that we have maintained both evening and afternoon groups – apparently this is unique in the WI world! So far we have established several smaller interest groups which include singing, knitting and crochet, book and theatre.

We would like to say a heartfelt thank you to all who have helped us along the way, either as a member, a visitor, as a customer at one of our fundraising events and local businesses who have donated prizes.

In particular we would like to say a special thank you to the Crosspool Clarion – your coverage of our activities, has encouraged local women, of all ages, to come and join us.

The events we have planned for the next few months include talks about diamonds from the CEO of Benz & Green and the life of Lady Jane Grey in June.

In July we have talks about Teenage Cancer Trust, and the work of WI in Rumania. Visitors always get a warm welcome!

We adopted Care in Crosspool as our local charity for 2012 and hope to raise further funds for other local charities this year. We would welcome suggestions from readers.

Once again thanks to all at the Clarion.

Liz Manson, Secretary, Crosspool Women’s Institute

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