Charnwood WIgs

This month a more serious issue became prevalent as it is the Annual Women’s Institute Resolution.

This year it has been decided that Organ Donation and making our loved ones aware of our wishes should be the subject of debate. The Charnwood WIg’s were fortunate in having Alma, a Women’s Institute Advisor visit our meeting to give us a multitude of information. For instance did you know that carrying a donor card is not always the answer? And that three people die every day waiting for an organ transplant. It is your relatives on the crucial day that have the final say at a time of great responsibility and trauma. If you have not made them aware of your wishes, what are they to do? They will have to decide and it is only if you are in hospital that the opportunity becomes available.

Three very brave members related their own very moving experiences explaining that it isn’t always possible to use a persons’ organs, it depends on a multitude of the things such as what medication were they on? What illnesses were they suffering from? (If any) Would their organs be compatible? So many questions and decisions and different factors to be considered at a difficult time in your relatives lives.

Following the Resolution debate were the Police Support Volunteers Darryl and Di who gave us an informative talk on Crime Prevention explaining about such things a shed locks, Smart water for your belongings and other sensible ideas to help combat the criminal these were on sale for a small fee and plenty of information leaflets.

After the serious issues, Michelle gave us a wonderful demonstration on how to use up all your unwanted boxes, craft embellishers such as ribbons, buttons and bows to turn into super gift wrapping, making your presents look very professional and expensive!

A cup of tea and coffee was presented by Margaret after all the discussions with homemade cakes made by Emma and Jan and plenty of nibbles followed by the raffle.

Two of our members, Julie and Margaret were lucky enough to attend the Barrow on Soar WI 65th Birthday Celebrations which were thoroughly enjoyable, and they were made to feel very welcome. Thank you Barrow on Soar WI for giving us such a memorable evening!

Future dates to put in your diary!

Thursday 26th June Vintage Hair and Makeup by the very glamorous Claire at Pin Curls and Pompadours.

Thursday 31st July ‘A Carvery Evening & Entertainment with Ian Rogerson and Company. Join us for socialising and song!’?

So come and join us last Thursday in the Month 7.30 at the lovely venue Beedles Lake, Broome Lane, East Goscote LE7 3WQ. £4 for Visitors and Guests. For further details phone President Sharon Allan on 0784 9888 752.