May 2024

A Message from Kate

Figen Murray gave us a really inspirational and moving talk at April’s meeting. She is clearly determined to get Martyn’s Law passed and we wish her well with that. The general feedback about having the chairs in rows was positive, we will use that layout again next time we have a speaker. An excellent start to the new year’s programme.

There has been one volunteer for the next programme team, but we need at least two more. Please think about volunteering for this important role so next year’s programme can be planned well in advance.

May’s meeting is the resolution meeting where we vote about whether we support this year’s resolution or not. There will be a discussion about the resolution organised by our resolution sub group before the vote.

There will also be a plant sale and a second-hand book sale so if you have any plants or books to donate, please bring them along. 

We have also decided to reintroduce name badges which will be on lanyards and will be given to you at the meeting so you can personalise them.

I look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Best wishes


Birthday Greetings

Many happy returns to members celebrating their birthdays in May

Sue J., Shirley Shaw, Jane, Norma, Pat T., Victoria 

IMPORTANT NOTICE-Register and Evacuation Procedure-It is important that you sign in BEFORE finding a seat at the beginning of the meeting. This is for your safety as, if we have missed adding you to the register and we have to evacuate the building, we will not have an accurate record of who is in attendance. This also applies if you arrive late or leave the meeting early. Please let Linda McD. know or Sally in Linda’s absence. Our evacuation meeting point is on the field opposite the car park entrance.

Monthly Meeting

Thursday,16th May


Resolutions-Discussion of the resolution and vote.

Lanyards-We have purchased lanyards for members to wear at the monthly meetings. You will have the opportunity to decorate your own name card. These will then be handed in at the end of each meeting.

Plant Sale- We will be holding our annual plant sale. If you have cuttings, seeds or spare plants you are happy to donate please bring them along. The funds raised will be for our WI.  We would ask that you take home any that have not been sold.

Book Stall-At this month’s meeting we are asking you to bring your unwanted, in good condition, books to sell to raise funds for our WI. We will be selling them for 50p for paperbacks and £1 for hardbacks. We would ask that you take home any that have not been sold.

Rota Volunteers-Door-Chris B.   Raffle- Shirley S, Anna   Cakes-Carolyn, Margaret L.

Meet & Greet-Ann L., Perveen

We would be grateful if those of you on meeting duties please arrive by 7.15pm. If you are unable to attend the meeting please contact Linda McD. so that she can send out an email to fill the slot. Thank you.

April Meeting Report-Attendance: Members-37  Visitors-2  Income: Visitors:£10  Raffle:£51  Cakes:£13  Trading Table:£6.50

Competition-Floral arrangement in a jam jar

June Competition- None

Heatons WI News

The Heatons WI Programme Planning Team-We are still looking for members to become part of the programme team. They meet approximately six times a year. There will be close liaison with and support from the committee at all times. Please contact Kate if you are interested. If you would like to speak with the current team, they are Pat F, Sarah S and Angela S.

New Interest Groups – If you signed-up at the April meeting, or are interested in joining an evening book club or a board games group, there will be an informal get-together with Kate Y during May’s meeting to discuss how to take these groups forward.

Bursary Winners-Kate Young, Angela Britland, Christine Tomkinson, Krysia Kaczmarska

Rota 2024/2025-Please add your name-if each member took on a duty we would have it almost filled.

Reminder-The bar at the Sports Club is card only.

Heatons WI Events

Saturday, 29th June-Summer trip to Saltaire. The cost will be £10 which includes a tip for the driver. There will be a sign-up sheet at this month’s meeting. Please put payment into an envelope with your name and the name of the trip and hand it to Perveen at this month’s meeting. We are now opening the trip to other WI members at £12 and female family and friends at £15.

North East Cheshire Group News

If anybody is interested in any NEC Group activities please contact 

Wednesday, 10th July-Trip to Llandudno. There are still 6 tickets available for the trip. The cost is £13.50. There will be a sign-up sheet at this month’s meeting. Please let Karen have the payment at either this month’s meeting or in June. Pick up from Hazel Grove Park & Ride or Woodford Community Centre at 9.15am. Leaving Llandudno at 4.30pm.

Cheshire Federation News

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

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.

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

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. URGENTLY NEEDED ITEMS – tinned meats, tins of beans, tomatoes, vegetables and soups, long life milk, long life orange juice, shampoo, tinned puddings, biscuits, shower gel, children’s toothbrushes and toothpaste.


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 per kilo.

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

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