October 2022

A Note from Sue

Members of the Craft group and a number of other members are working incredibly hard making items for 2 fundraising activities. The first being the Trading table at this month’s meeting for our own funds, and in December, raising funds for sign post for Carers with the event being held at St. Paul’s Church. (You will find more details about this event in the November edition of the Newsletter).

Can I ask that you let friends and family know about November’s fundraiser as this will be a great opportunity to buy Christmas themed and other items, whilst supporting our nominated Charity?

With very best wishes

Sue x

Birthday Greetings

Many happy returns to members who celebrate their birthday in October

Angela B., Sally, Kate Y., Anna, Angela S., Lesley, Janet L., Maureen C.

Monthly Meeting

Thursday, 21st October

Speaker-Stockport Planning-Hear from Amy Beasley, town planner, about the changes taking place in Stockport

Competition-A photograph of Stockport, taken by you. Please send your photograph to Lesley either by email or by private WhatsApp message-do not put on the Heatons WhatsApp page.

Rota Volunteers-Door-Perveen Raffle-Christine G. Refreshments-Carolyn, Michele

Meet & Greet-Angela B., Kate W.

September Meeting Report-Attendance: Members 36 Visitors 2 Income: Cakes: £19.51 Visitors:£5 Raffle:£35

November Competition-A simple Christmas craft item.

Heatons WI News

October Trading table-We are having a WI craft fundraiser so would be grateful for any crafts you could contribute. We have Christmas crafts and gift ideas so please come along to the meeting and support our WI fundraiser. If you are unable to attend we are going to post photos on the WhatsApp group and by email so you will be able to make a purchase after the meeting.

Christmas Meal-There is still time to sign up for this. It is at the Wycliffe Hotel at 12.30pm on Wednesday 7th December. The cost is £32.00. Please bring £10 deposit in an envelope with your name on and hand it to Karen at the meeting.

New WhatsApp Group-Buy/Swap/Sell/Give-This group is for anything except pets or livestock. You can offer an item for sale, ask for a swap or give away your item for free. Please keep all comments on this group and do not direct message until necessary to arrange pick up. The usual system is that the goods go to the first person to comment. However this is ultimately up to the seller. You may wish to select a name at random after a given time to enable working members to have a chance. Please contact each other by private message-DO NOT put telephone, addresses etc. on the WhatsApp group. Admin and the committee accept no responsibility whatsoever for the quality or condition of goods offered. Remember one woman's trash is another's treasures. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

Thursday, 10th November-Robinsons Brewery Tour 11.30am. For more details please see the Culture Club WhatsApp.

Sunday, 13th November-Remembrance Sunday. If you would like to lay a wreath at either St. John’s or St. Paul’s Church, particularly if you have a connection to them, please let Sally know.

Monthly Raffle-After much discussion at committee and discussion with members it has been decided that from the October meeting a raffle ticket will be £1. There will be three prizes each month. If you have good quality, new items which would be suitable for the raffle please hand them to Lindsey or a member of the committee.

Christmas Raffle-As you know Lindsey puts together fabulous hampers for the Christmas raffle. We are asking members for donations of food items, such as biscuits, chocolates, bottles, including non-alcoholic such as Belvoir cordials, and new good quality items, such as candles etc. These can be brought to the October and November meetings. As with Christmas raffles in the past each ticket will be £2. If you are unable to attend either meeting but would like to donate please contact a member of the committee and we will arrange for you to drop off. All committee members’ email addresses are in the handbook.

North East Cheshire Group News

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

Thursday, 27th October-Gardening Zoom meeting at 7.30pm.

Friday, 25th November-Trip to Sheffield. Karen will have tickets and the signup sheet at the October meeting. The cost is £15-please place in an envelope with your name on. Pick up will be from Hazel Grove Park and Ride. Time 9.00am TBC.

Wednesday, 7th December-Christmas Celebration at 7.30pm at Woodford Community Centre. A chance for members to get together, enjoy a home baked mince pie or two, have a drink and sing some favourite carols and Christmas songs with the choir. More details to follow.

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 B.

Wednesday, 26th October-Pumpkin Pincushion Zoom Workshop at 7.30pm

Saturday 3rd/Monday 5th/Wednesday 7th December-Christmas at Whitefriars, 10.30am-3.00pm. Why not visit Chester for some Christmas Shopping and then visit the beautiful Georgian WI House to see it decorated in all its Christmas finery? You will receive a warm welcome from the Trustees and have the opportunity to see an engaging exhibition of the archives, plus craft demonstrations, raffle & souvenirs Refreshments will be available-the popular bacon bap or a meat-free alternative, including tea/coffee, at £5. Mulled wine & mince pies will also be on sale. You may drop in on any day but pre-booking will ensure you are well catered for!


2022 Resolutions-1st October saw the start of ADHD Awareness Month. The NFWI will be celebrating all month by sharing important information that will help us to understand more. They are also working on the campaign toolkit so they are asking members to attend a webinar on Friday, 21st October at 1.00pm-2.30pm. You can register at mywi.thewi.org.uk/adhd-awareness.

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

A Message from Barbara H.- “A big thank you to everyone who helped raise the fantastic amount of £700 (and still counting) for Macmillan. To all WI ladies, who helped in any way, THANK YOU. You are a smashing bunch!! Love to all Barbara xx”

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 long life sponge and tinned puddings, tinned peas, sweetcorn, carrots, tomatoes and fruit. Also biscuits and soap.


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.