We had a visit from Pat Chase from The Vine Project. She showed us slides of the work they do in Africa and of some of the children they have helped through school and on to university. The following pictures show some of the dresses WI members had made from remnants of fabric and old pillowcases for the girls at the project.
Pat Chase is in the centre of the photo.
Our Chairman, Gwyneth, and Secretary, Bridget, holding up two of the dresses.
Some of the dresses being unpacked.
Pat Chase and WI members holding the dresses.
Beryl Munson is leaving Cherington after 59 years and moving to Cirencester.She has been a long serving member of Avening WI and we held a garden party for her on Friday 1st July. There is a full report in the July News and Views but here are a few more photos. She will be sadly missed but we all wish her a very happy move to her new home.
There is a full report on the trip in the July News and Views. Some more pictures
We had a very interesting speaker at our June meeting – Liz Allen talking about Aromatherapy in the Home. Here are a few photos taken at the meeting.
One of our members enjoying a soothing eye mask
In the very hot weather she suggested we put a slice of cucumber on our foreheads to help to cool us down. We all tried it and it was surprising how cooling it was.
She told us how she started in Aromatherapy and how she now used it to help all sorts of conditions especially within mental health. She sent round lots of samples for us to smell, some we liked and some we didn’t! The evening was enjoyed by all the members.