TIRELESS VOLUNTEERS from the Saddleworth Women’s Institute already have plans for their winter fundraisers well underway after a busy and successful summer.
In July, the group braved atrocious weather at the Saddleworth Show to raise £197.20 for their chosen charity, Oldham Bereavement Support by holding a tombola and cake sale.
At their Augustmeeting, speaker Jackie Hobson, our WI Federation advisor, entertained with a light hearted but very informative insight into the history and ethos behind the WI.
And at their September meeting, Eden Florists created beautiful seasonal floral arrangements, which were raffled off to a lucky member.
Their Annual General Meeting – an integral and mandatory part of the WI calendar – will take place on Wednesday, October 1.
Then on Wednesday, November 5 it is the return of the highly successful Christmas market at the Saddleworth Hotel for a second year.
All are welcome to the fantastic and festive shopping evening which will include more than 30 stalls to help kick-start your Christmas shopping.
Meanwhile, the WI Day Trips group is increasing in popularity and they enjoyed a great day out at the Tatton Park Flower Show.
The Saddleworth WI meets on the first Wednesday of each month at the Saddleworth Hotel from 7.30 pm. New members and guests are always welcome.
Sub-groups meet regularly and include Food and Drink, Cinema and Theatre Group, Book club, Singing Group, Walking Club, Handicraft and Cake group and Day Trips group.
Please note the website www.saddleworthwi.com is being updated to include forthcoming events, activities, sub-groups and programme of monthly speakers. We can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.