Charnwood WIg’s

The Resolution was the main topic of the April meeting. This meeting calls on HM government to remove the distinction between nursing care and personal care in the assessment of the needs of individuals, in order to advance health and well being. The Proposer is concerned that ‘inequality in how needs are assessed’ is leading to vulnerable patients being denied their right to NHS Continuing Care resulting in an unfair system in which many families are having to rely on local authority social care, to which they may have to contribute financially. The matter was discussed at length by the members who voted against the Resolution but gave Claire Cox a mandate to change the decision when she goes to the Centenary Annual General Meeting in London on June 4th if deemed appropriate.
On a lighter note a Syston Heritage Trail took place on Tuesday 12th May where the history of some of the older buildings were viewed and explained with the help of leaflets from Syston library. Several members decided to do ‘Trail A’ which was the old part of Syston starting with one of the buildings which is now Mangal’s Turkish Restaurant built in 1828 and used for many years as Syston Police Station, progressing through High Street winding our way down School Street past the Millenium Bridge back up past the Dog and Gun, crossing the road to the Green, down Bath Street to view Syston’s old Manor House through to St Peter and Pauls Church where we looked at a 14c. Tomb which is half embedded in the church wall, very unusual! We finished the evening with a welcome drink at the Fox and Hounds. Many beautiful old buildings were looked at and admired with the help of the information in the brochures.
Margaret and Julie attended the Barrow WI 66th birthday celebrations which were a lovely evening with Circle Dancing, a raffle and quiz the crowning glory being the most beautiful birthday cake made by one of the Barrow members. It was a shame to cut into the cake but the lady that made it said “well that’s what it’s there for!” We were honoured to be invited to judge the Floral displays and made what we hoped was the right choice although they were all lovely and very different. The WI has so many talented members in all its WI’s all over the country.
A Charity Fundraiser Fashion Show with SOS Fashion was held on 28th May more details in next issue.
East Goscote will be holding its Annual East Goscote Scout Fair on Sunday 7th June where the Charnwood WIg’s will be having a stall.
Next meeting Thursday 25th June 7.30pm
Demo and Tasting session with Melt’ on Luxury Alcoholic Ice Cream
Come and see us last Thursday in the monthBeedles Lake Golf Club, Broome Lane East Goscote, Leics. LE7 3WQ For further details Tel Sharon on 07849 888 752.