December 2017 Activities

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.

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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.

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