August 2021

A Note from Sue

As Thursday draws near we are really looking forward to our first face-to-face meeting in 18 months. If you missed the deadline of responding by 14th August saying you would like to attend, you are more than welcome to come along.

If you are on holiday, or planning a holiday, I hope all of your arrangements go according to plan. My coach trip to Eastbourne ended up being a coach trip to Llandidrod, Wales!

Keep safe and well.

With very best wishes,

Sue x

Birthday Greetings

Many happy returns to members who celebrate their birthday in August

Moira H., Barbara H., Elaine

Monthly Meeting

Thursday, 19th August


Social Meeting

Door-Linda McD

Meet and Greet-Angela B

Raffle-Sally. NFWI raffle at £1 per ticket

Refreshments-£1.50 for tea/coffee with a refill. Please remember to reuse your cup. £1.00 for a slice of cake

Competition-None this month

July Competition Winner


1 Jane

2 Barbara Y

3 Trish

4 Barbara Y

The overall winner was Jane.


July Raffle Winners


Ann M

Julia A.

Sue G.


Heatons WI News

Handbook-Please refer to your handbook for venues and times of meetings. Please note that not all groups are back to meeting in person as yet. For more information contact the organiser of the group or a member of the committee.

The Heatons WI Choir-The choir will be starting back on Saturday, 18th September. For this date only the time will be from 11.00am to 1.00pm. Going forward the time will be as before, 2.00pm-4.00pm on 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. If you would like to join or need more information please contact Karen

Craft Group- Our first evening meeting will be on Thursday, 26th August, from 7.30 pm to 9 pm. The first afternoon session will start on Tuesday, 7th September from 2 pm to 4 pm. Then, going forward, we will meet on the second Tuesday of the month in the afternoon and fourth Thursday evenings. If you would like more information please contact Sally Raffle Prizes-Lindsey has asked if members could possibly donate items that could be used for the raffle-bottles, toiletries, and books are good.

Family Day at Heaton Moor Park-Thank you to everybody who donated cakes and/or helped out on the day. We raised £230-£20 was given to the Friends of Heaton Moor Park and the remaining £210 will go to Henshaw’s, our chosen charity.

Birthdays-Could members please send the day and month of their birthday to Kate Y. We do not need the year.

Reminder-Could you please send any changes to your address, telephone number or email address to Kate Y. It is important you do this so that our records are kept up to date.

Other News

Thursday, 9th September-There will be a joint Green Event involving our WI at St. Paul’s Church, Heaton Moor Road, from 3.30pm to 5.00pm. Members of the Young Christians Climate Network are walking in relay from St. Ives, the site of the G7 Conference, arriving in Glasgow where COP26 is taking place. This is to raise awareness with young people about climate change and climate justice. They will be stopping at St. Paul’s where a variety of activities will be taking place.

Saturday, 11th September-Eco Day at the United Church on Heaton Moor Road-more details to follow.

Old Tech-Well worth a visit is a giant Mount Rushmore-style sculpture of the G7 leaders’ heads, made entirely of discarded electronics, which appeared on a beach in Cornwall during the G7 climate summit. It is located at Stockport train station. If you can spare any technology you no longer use, please drop off donations at any open Stockport library or at Renewal North West's shop in Shaw Heath.

North East Cheshire Group News

Sunday, 22nd August-Great Moor & District WI are holding a charity afternoon tea at Davenport Lawn Tennis Club, from 3pm to 5pm. Tickets are £7.50 for adults and £4 for children.

Money raised for Walthew House. All welcome. If you would like to attend, please purchase your ticket in advance.

Wednesday, 29th September-Garden chat

Wednesday, 6th October-NECG Autumn Meeting. This meeting will be via Zoom. Details of the speaker to follow nearer the time.

Future events planned are

2021 Winter Trip

Christmas celebration

Spring Meeting 6th April 2022- Lesley Smith

75th Birthday - 22nd April 2022. Possible 1947 theme.

Possible trip to Lichfield and the National Memorial Arboretum next year

Details to follow nearer the time for all these events

Cheshire Federation News

If anybody is interested in any Cheshire Federation activities please contact Angela

Monday, 20th September-Bowls Fun Day. This will take place at Winington Park Recreation Club , Northwich at 10am. Entry fee £5.00 per member.

Friday, 24th September-Golf Day at Hartford Golf Club, Northwich. 18 holes of golf plus light refreshments. Cost £19. Applications to WI House, 11 Whitefriars, Chester, CW1 1NZ by 20th August. Please include payment. Cheques made payable to CFWI and include SAE., your name, address, telephone and handicap.

October/November-Federation Darts Competition. WIs are invited to enter a team of 4 players and a scorer. Entries will be divided into areas and within each area a knock-out competition will take place to decide which 12 teams go forward to the Finals Evening at Winnington Park Recreation Club, Northwich CW8 4EB.. Notification of the draw for the first round to be played in Oct/Nov 2021 will be sent out at the beginning of October.

If anybody is interested any Cheshire Federation activities please contact Angela

Tuesday, 12th October-Chester Walls Walk. All being well we will be able to do the Walls this year. Groups will be of 15 people and will leave at 15 minute intervals, from 10.00am till 11.30am. The tour will last about 90 minutes. The cost is £7 a head to cover fee to guide and administration. You will be allocated a start time when your WI has registered the number of participants. Please note the walk does not start or end at WI House and is for members only.

Saturday, 27th November-Wreath Making Workshop at New Life Church, Congleton.

Two sessions to be held on Saturday, 27th November 2021

Morning: Arrive 9.30 am for 10am start

Afternoon: Arrive 1.30pm for 2pm start

Tickets £12 – to include tea/coffee & biscuits on arrival. All wreath bases will be provided, plus ribbons, etc. However, you will need to bring your own choice of fresh greenery and foliage materials. A list of required equipment will be sent out with your ticket. We have a “cap” of 25 per session and therefore in the event of oversubscription, a ballot will be held and cheques will not be banked until the event is confirmed. WI members only. Closing date: Friday, 15th October 2021

Dates to Remember

(For details see above)

Thursday, 19th August-Heatons Monthly Meeting

Thursday, 9th September-Green Event

Saturday, 11th September-Eco Day

Monday, 20th September-Cheshire Federation Bowls Fun Day

Friday, 24th September-Cheshire Federation Golf Day

Wednesday, 29th September-NECG Garden Chat

Wednesday, 6th October-NECG Autumn Meeting

Tuesday, 12th October-Chester Walls Walk

Saturday, 27th November-Cheshire Federation Workshop

Members’ Notice Board

If you have a notice you would like to be included in the Members’ Notice Board section of the newsletter, or know of any local events other members might be interested in please send details to Linda

St Martin’s Foodbank-1st Wednesday of the month. Please drop off at Kate J’s house. There will be a box for donations on the drive if the weather is dry or in the porch if wet, from 10am until the evening.