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The Queen at the National Celebrations of our UK centenary.
Invited all senior citizens resident in the Village
to a Traditional Christmas Lunch
on 4th December 2021 and on 2nd December 2017 in the Village Hall.
December 2021. What a Difference a Year Makes
We started 2021 in lockdown and having endured much disruption to our lives during the earlier part of the year we are now enjoying our freedoms once more and we are well and truly back on track. Throughout the first months we continued with our communications through newsletters, trying to keep all members up to date with our news, about friends, happenings within the WI and generally offering help and support wherever possible – with a little humour along the way.
From May onwards we were able to meet again in small groups, with our coffee mornings restarting in member's gardens. In June, 30 of us enjoyed our first outing to Sezingcote House and Garden followed by a cream tea- what a luxury!! We continued with our fundraising through raffles, coffee mornings, cake and bric a brac stalls. In August our much anticipated Fish and Chip Supper was held at The Bell with Rev. Scott being our guest speaker.
Our monthly meetings began again in September it was so good to welcome everyone back and to finally welcome and meet our new members who we had managed to recruit despite Covid! Since then we have been planning our programme for next year, making arrangements for the WI Xmas Bazaar on the 20th November and organising our Seniors' Xmas lunch on the 4th December. Last year, unable to have the actual meal, hampers were delivered to our usual attendees and these were very well received but were no substitute for actually meeting friends, catching up with all the news and sharing a meal together. So we now look forward to welcoming everyone back again, sharing a meal and having a jolly good natter!
. After the meal we were entertained by the Blockley Blokes Choir, always a jolly happening encouraging everyone to join in the carols and merriment and getting us all well and truly into the Christmas Spirit. We have had an unusual but busy year and we send our good wishes and Season's Greetings to all our supporters and members for a healthy 2022 from all at the Willersey WI.
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