New Barkby WI

President Shirley Franklin welcomed members to the July meeting. The speaker for the evening was Pamela Lenthall, who talked about ‘The benefits of Aloe Vera’. There was a display of various products and members were invited to try out or buy different creams and gels which can alleviate a variety of skin conditions and problems. There was also a chance to taste an all-round health tonic drink which contains at least 75 natural ingredients. This drink is beneficial to people with joint problems. There are over 300 types of Aloe Vera so the range is very comprehensive.

The vote of thanks was given by Mrs C Brant.

The competition for an item beginning with the letter ‘A’ was won by Mrs J Webbon with a model of an angel. The raffle prize was won by Mrs B Jameson and the tea hostesses were Mrs S Arthur and Mrs A Taylor.

Congratulations were offered to Mrs A Taylor, who has coordinated the  hundreds of members’ knitted squares for Age UK and sewn them into blankets for Inspire Leicestershire and the Patchwork pledge inspired by London 2012 and the Olympic and Paralympic games.

Also congratulations to Mrs J Bishop, who, through her various efforts to raise money and awareness of different charities, has been awarded the Wreake Valley Rotary Club’s Cup and a cheque for Service Above Self. The cheque to be forwarded to Macmillan Cancer Support.

The next meeting will be on Wednesday 1st August at Syston Ciommunity Centre at 7.30pm when there will be slides and a talk by Mr Richard Adams of Oakham. The competition will be for an item beginning with the letter ‘R’

Visitors are always welcome.