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Monday, 25 July 2016

Cake Stalls!

Queen Square
A number of us attended Queen Square on 2nd July. Thank you so much to Laura, Alix, Ruth, Neelo, Clair, Helena and Claude for baking and for looking after the table at various points during the day. 
It was a great day - a brilliant atmosphere and music, and (miraculously!) no rain. And we made a whopping £345 to support our work and events throughout the year!

Denmark Street Festival
On July 23rd some of our members attended the Denmark Street festival, to sell more of our baked goodies. Thanks to Helena, Ruth, Claude, Clair, Pat and anyone I've missed for baking and helping to woman the stall. Final figure coming soon!


We still have two bake sales coming up, both in September. Do let us know if you can help in any way!

Phoenix Gardens 10 September 
Phoenix Garden Grand Agricultural show for this year, to be held on Saturday Sept 10th  in the heart of Soho. We usually do quite well at Phoenix. We have two tables and the same spot we occupied last year.

Open House 17 & 18 September
Open House this year is the weekend of 17th/18th of September. St Georges have once again asked us if we might provide refreshments. If a few people could help out on each day, and also bake for us, that would be great!

Monday, 18 July 2016

July Meeting, Wed 20th

It's almost time for our July meeting, on the evening of Wednesday 20th July, and this month we're getting out and about on a guided tour of the gardens of the City of London. 

For all the information you need, see our 'This Month' page.

Note that we are meeting near the Guildhall in the City of London, NOT at St George's Church.

Monday, 27 June 2016

Bakers and Sellers Needed!

Cake Bakers! Cake Sellers! Cake Eaters...?

Bake sales are one of the main ways (alongside your membership fees) we raise funds to pay for rent of the hall, speakers, materials etc and keep your WI running. We've got two bake sales coming up in July:

Saturday 2nd July: Queen Square Fair (12-5pm)
Saturday 23rd July: Denmark Street Fair

Are you able to bake sweet or savoury goodies for us to sell (all your costs can be reimbursed), or able to help staff the stall for an hour or two? Email us on londonwestendwi@gmail.com for more details or to volunteer.

Even if you're unable to help out, do drop by and buy a treat for yourself - and don't forget to tell your friends too!

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

June Round-Up

June's not quite over, but all LWEWI's activites for the month are, so here's a quick summary of what we've been up to. Join us in July for craft club on the 5th, our monthly meeting on the 20th, which this month will be a walking tour, and 2 cake stalls (more about that in a later post)

June Craft Club

We started the month with our regular craft club, where Nicky taught us more of the mysterious art of paper folding, and we were able to use our creations (fish, shirts and butterflies) to create hand made cards.

June Monthly Meeting

We were joined this month by Keely, one of the Boobettes from Coppafeel, who gave us an inspiring talk all about breast cancer - not the most uplifting of subjects you'd think, but as a breast cancer survivor after her diagnosis at the age of 29, Keely gave an amazingly inspirational talk, as well as reminding us all of the need to get to know your boobs and go to your GP as soon as you think something's not right.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Notices from the May Meeting

A lot of notices were read out at the May meeting - here's information about each of them. If you want full details (some documents are too big to attach here), please email us at londonwestendwi@gmail.com for more information.

1.The BBC want people who would like to take part in a new TV show about changing your life!

 2. There's a sustainable gardening day at Denman in September - email them for more information or to apply.
 3. Ever wanted to be a cover girl? Now's your chance, especially if you have an interesting story to tell!

4. There's a free event with the PDSA taking place at Denman on Friday 29th July. Places will be allocated via a ballot on Thursday 23rd June. Email k.bell@denman.org.uk for more information or to apply. 

Other news:

Please email LWEWI for full copies of the documents/information sheets mentioned here

1. ORAL HEALTH AND DENTURE CARE AT DENMAN Throughout our life teeth and gums go through many changes and some of us lose our teeth. But that need not impair our enjoyment of food. Join us for a free Denman Day on Friday 1st July to hear about oral health and denture-care, with demonstrations by former Great British Bake Off contestant Holly Bell.

I would be grateful if you would inform your members about this Denman Day. Any members who would like to attend are asked to complete and return the enclosed application form or send us an email with the relevant information. We kindly request that full contact information is provided for all of those entered on to the application form, including individual email addresses. We would like to inform each person who has been allocated a space via email in order to cut down on postage costs. Attendance is free and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Attendees are asked to arrive from 10.00 am for refreshments in time for a 10.30 am start, a buffet lunch and afternoon tea is also provided. The day will finish at approximately 4pm. We appreciate that this is relatively short notice. Please note that we have to work with the marketing schedule of the company concerned.

2. WI SPORTS WEEK, SEPTEMBER 2016 On behalf of the NFWI Science and Leisure Committee, please find attached the document Autumn-Antics Update.
This document is also available to download from the Sport & Leisure area on the WI Moodle, although we would be grateful if you would cascade this on to WIs and interested members.
Please note, you are not obliged to pursue any of the contacts or organisations given within this document
Do, please, continue to keep us updated with your plans for the week.
With best wishes,
Helen Neal

3. PETITION TO SAVE HOME FIRES ON ITV As you have probably heard by now, ITV has decided no to commission a third series of Home Fires. I have never asked the WI a favour before but I am today. Please can you help to spread the word that there is a petition to make the network change its mind and we could really use the support of members if they have enjoyed the series.

Here is the link https://www.change.org/p/itv-itv-must-recommission-homefires?recruiter=5098496&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=share_twitter_responsive