The Memorial Hall sported festive decorations for Warkworth W.I.’s Christmas party early in December. Before the celebrations began, the President, Serena Coulter commented on the success of November’s drop-in coffee morning on World Kindness Day, with 50 or so members of the local community attending. 29 Christmas shoeboxes had been filled and £50 raised towards carriage. Then crackers were pulled, there was an ongoing Christmas themed quiz on the tables and members were served with drinks. They enjoyed a plentiful and delicious pooled supper. Entertainment was provided by Harbour Lights, Amble’s Community Choir. A raffle for Christmas hampers was drawn and the competition for home-made mince pies was judged by 2 members of the choir, with Gillian Bell first, Joyce Marley second, Valerie West third and Elaine Davies highly commended.
Later in the month, 12 members of Warkworth W.I. shared a coach with Amble and Widdrington Station with Stobswood W.I.s to go to the Nothumberland Federation Carol Service at Hexham Abbey. After a short walk around Hexham in the rain and lunch , the group joined other W.I. members filling the Abbey for the traditional Carol Service. The Abbey organ and a trumpet player opening proceedings with the “Trumpet Voluntary”. A young singer sang 2 beautiful solo pieces and a local school choir also performed. This year’s collection was for the Blood Bikes and there was a representative of the charity present, complete with leathers and a very large motorbike!
The January 2018 meeting will be held on January 9th [NB not January 2nd] and will feature physiotherapist Nick Lividas, with the competition being for an unusual New Year Resolution. Members are reminded to peruse the W.I. resolutions for 2018 so that a vote can be taken. [click on the link to access them]
Subs for the coming year are also due.