WIs in Lockdown
CORONAVIRUS STATEMENT FROM
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE COUNTY FEDERATION OF WIS
Northamptonshire County Federation of WIs understand that some members may be concerned about the spread of Coronavirus and the impact this may have on WI meetings and events. We are closely monitoring the situation and Government advice. We will issue updates accordingly if there are any major changes to advice around meetings and gatherings. However, we urge all WIs and individual members to keep a watchful eye on the advice given by Public Health England as this will be the most up to date and immediate source of any changes to advice on the situation.
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Here are some ways in which WIs are spending their time during the pandemic
Members enjoyed a Prosecco Afternoon Tea and the opportunity to catch up with friends again after ‘Lockdown’.
So many WIs have been coming up with inventive ways to spend lockdown and Bozeat WI is no exception, deciding to 'blitz' the street signs in the village! With the blessing of Wellingborough Council and a very welcome 'thank you' donation from Bozeat Parish Council, Bozeat's intrepid ladies donned their Marigolds and, buckets in hand, set off to clean the grime from the street signs and make them sparkle. Wonderful "before" and "after" photos! Well done Bozeat Blitzers!
Great Billing WI
The committee made posies for all our members. A small gift was added in a little organza bag with a label with a suitable message. Along with the gift the President made rainbow brooches out of felt.
The President received this one - very pretty - she is drying the lavender to put in the organza bag. She also received a tea light in a glass holder and a scrummy chocolate!
Northampton Martinis WI
This week Northampton Martinis sent off 66 pairs of bonding squares for premature babies and their mums.
Kilsby WI's members received a treat!
Ashley Welland Valley WI member Helen has been asked back again to present another show. Quite a lot of Ashley Welland Valley WI members will get a name check in the songs. Her music choices celebrate women and friendship and Helen will tell the world just how wonderful the WI is and how it’s helped her during this Lockdown.
The latest show is "Desert Island Discs" with discs chosen by members. Helen will read out the reasons the discs have been chosen.
Tune in on www.beatrouteradio.co.uk at 5pm on Saturdays
Milton Malsor & Collingtree WI have produced a booket for all to enjoy. War memories from family and friends were added to make the book more interesting. You can find it on our website - http://tinyurl.com/miltonmalsorcollingtreewi under Archives and Photos. Take a look and enjoy!
Hunsbury Hill WI has joined the Hope Centre ’Street by Street’ campaign. HH WI had amazing success in just one street, when more than 100 food and household items were collected over one weekend and were taken to the Centre. Since then, more streets have donated. Congratulations HH WI. We know how much your efforts are appreciated.
Ashley Welland Valley WI Member, Now A Lockdown Radio DJ
Helen Chown, of Ashley Welland Valley WI, normally waves her husband off to his, “Mr Slimm’s Radio Show,” on www.beatrouteradio.co.uk on a Monday night. Helen got bored and so recorded her own Lockdown themed music, interspersed with talk about her choices and it was aired on a Saturday night in May.
Her hour of music included songs such as, David Bowie’s, “Heroes,” for all the keyworkers, The Police, “Don’t Stand So Close To Me,” Steely Dan, “Stuck in the Middle With You,” etc. etc. The choices were personal to Helen, or in sympathy with all women, “Stuck In.” We are hoping that she will be doing another hour soon – all our WI Picks!
Northampton Martinis WI is finding lots of ways of keeping in touch and having fun “virtually”, including quiz nights, a pudding club and a book club. Below are some fabulous photos from their weekly craft challenge, the Food Art competition and the Rainbow competition!
Towcester Evening WI
Thanks go to our members who made these drawstring bags for NHS staff. They were delivered to Northampton General Hospital and were very much appreciated- in fact pounced upon!
It has been great that TEWI has been able to help the NHS in a practical way during this pandemic and it is not just those that have the sewing skills that have contributed but members who donated fabric and did the collecting and delivery of the bags. Great work from Inspiring Women!
Towcester Evening WI collected hand creams from their members and delivered to the hardworking staff of the NHS
Towcester Evening WI learned that the local Care Home residents were missing seeing fresh flowers, so the Gardening Club delivered a few! Such kindness.
Great Houghton WI shows support for the NHS
A display of blue hearts and pom-poms in High St, created by the WI to show support for the amazing NHS staff and key workers.