July 2022

A Note from Sue

A sincere thank you to all those members who helped and supported our first fundraising efforts on Sunday 10th July. We made in excess of £247, which will be split 50/50 between Signpost for Carers and for ourselves. We also had a lot of interest in our WI so, hopefully, we will gain some new members. A very successful day indeed!

At this month's meeting we are going to learn a lot about hairdressing through the ages and the competition is a photo of a humorous or disastrous hairdo - I can't wait to see the entries.

With reference to our monthly meetings, I would like to politely remind members not to remove chairs and add them to other tables. We decided to limit chairs to 6 around each table in order to make members feel a little easier whilst Covid is still causing problems, and as we all know, the numbers are creeping up again. But it is not only issues related to Covid that I ask that chairs remain in place, there is another reason. Removing chairs from one table to increase the numbers sitting around another table actually diminishes the meeting experience for the 3 or 4 members where the chairs have been removed.

With very best wishes,

Sue x

Birthday Greetings

Many happy returns to members who celebrate their birthday in July

Ann Marshall, Chris Tompkinson, Liz Benton, Pat Flatley, Kate W.

Monthly Meeting

Thursday, 21st July

Speaker-Hairdressing Through the Ages. Ian Thompson will tell us all about changes in haircare over the years.

Competition-A photograph of a disastrous or humorous hairdo.

Rota Volunteers-Door-Sue Westwood Raffle-Anna, Louise Refreshments-Carolyn, Moira H.

Cups-Lesley Meet & Greet-Sally, Linda McD

June Meeting Report-Attendance: Members 45 Visitors 0 Income: Raffle: £49.50 Cakes: £0

August Competition-Your best cocktail/mocktail recipe.

Heatons WI News

July Raffle-This month we will have NFWI raffle tickets for sale at a cost of £1. Our normal raffle will not take place.

Refreshments-In an effort to raise funds for our WI any cake left over at the end of the meeting will be sold at 50p a slice.

Rota-The rota for the next year is available on the sign up table. Please add your name to a slot. As there are 75 members it should mean that if each of us takes a slot we will be covered for the year.

Smart Works-Thank you to all who donated clothes, handbags and shoes at our June meeting. It was gratefully received when Tiff dropped it all off. We will no doubt have another collection later in the year.

Sunday, 14th August-Angela’s “Tea and Scones in the Garden”. This will be a fundraiser for our WI, with a plant sale and craft table. Friends and family welcome. £3 per head. Angela would like donations of scones, plants and crafts. She would also like volunteers to help on the day. Please contact her at angelabritland@hotmail.com.

Save the date 7th December 12.30pm, Christmas Meal at Wycliffe Hotel

North East Cheshire Group News

If anybody is interested in any NEC Group activities please contact Karen

Wednesday, 5th October-Autumn Meeting. The speaker will be Paula Cornwell who will deliver her talk, entitled “Mind Your Motoring Manners”. 7pm for a 7:30 start at Woodford Community Centre, Chester Road. Tickets will be on sale next month and are priced at £5 each. Book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets will be available from Karen at the monthly meetings. Please place your £5 in an envelope with your name and the event on the front.

Date TBC-Visit to Tutbury Castle, Staffordshire. Details to follow.

Cheshire Federation News

If anybody is interested in any Cheshire Federation activities please contact

CFWI VIRTUAL WI-If anyone is interested in joining, as a dual member, or has a friend who would be interested in finding out more, please contact Angela B.

Thursday, 26th July-Arts & Crafts Sub-Committee Zoom Workshop. Create a beautiful decorated Mendhi Hand. Materials required: Calico, brown Cotton Perle number 8 or 3 strands embroidery thread, embroidery needle.

This event is for CFWI members only so please don’t share with non-members.

Friday, 30th September-Chester Boat Trip. 11:00am-2:00pm meeting at the moorings, Souters Lane, the Groves, Chester, Tickets are £15. (If the event is oversubscribed a ballot will be held). Deadline for requesting tickets is 26th August. The visit includes a 30-minute boat trip followed by a short trail/quiz leading you back to Wl House to enjoy a delicious homemade soup and fresh bread. You will have the opportunity to see the house and meet some of the trustees. Hot and cold drinks will be available. Please see Angela B.

Member’s 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 may be interested in please send details to Linda


RNIB Stamp Collection-Shirley Shaw is collecting used postage stamps for the RNIB. She will bring boxes to WI meetings for members to put their used postage stamps in. You will need to separate UK mainland from the rest of the world, including Isle of Man, Jersey etc. Shirley will collect and send them to the RNIB, who get £20 kilo.

B&Q is recycling plastic plant pots, small electrical items, batteries, light bulbs and fluorescent tubes

Heatons Post Hub is a collecting point for plastic lids, type 2, 4, and 5, straws, type 5 and plant pots, type 2 on behalf of Plastic Shed. They are also collecting new/nearly new working attire, flat shoes and accessories on behalf of the Smart Works Charity.

Superdrug Pharmacy at the top of Merseyway Shopping precinct is collecting empty medicine blister pack.

Blaggs Hardware on Heaton Moor Road is collecting medicine blister packs.

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. The food bank is asking for donations of shampoo, carrier bags, tinned fruit, puds, potatoes, carrots, long life milk, fruit juice and size 5 nappies. Also shower gel, soap and baby wipes.