"Thank you NHS" and supporting the community

Stowe Nine Churches WI supported the annual Police Unity Cycle Ride by supplying cakes for the 120 riders who stopped off at Towcester Police station for refreshments as part of their marathon ride from London to the National Arboretum in Stafford.  The charity event raises money for COPS – Care of Police Survivors and riders cycle in memory of police colleagues who have died in the line of duty.  The event culminates at the National Police Memorial with a service of remembrance.
Cakes ready for cyclists21.08 Outside Towcester Police Station
Northamptonshire Health Charity thanked Roade WI for raising a wonderful £1,161 for the Do it for Dementia fund. They met Chris Jackson (President), Margaret Smith (Secretary) and Lesley Armstrong (ex President) when they presented the funds. 💚 https://northamptonshirehealthcharity.co.uk/

Cheque presentation from NHS charities

An idea that mushroomed - with magnificent results!
Roade WI wanted to support NHS Day in a positive way that would really make a difference, so chose to support "Do it for Dementia" and to raise funds for dementia friendly spaces around Northampton General Hospital.
They put a call out on Roade local Facebook page.The local pub offered their garden. Local shops and businesses donated raffle prizes. Members family friends and villagers donated cakes, jam, plants, raffle prizes and organised three children's games.The whole community came out to support which turned out to be a tremendous day.  An outstanding amount of £1161 was raised in four hours.Thanks are due to all who contributed to this successful day.
21.07 View of stalls
To celebrate NHS day Great Billing WI asked their members to nominate a local NHS worker who deserved a reward for their hard work and dedication over the last year.
President Diana Johnson made a presentation of a bouquet of flowers and spa voucher to Louise Case, a nurse who works in a local medical centre, to say "thank you".
21.07 NHS presentation

East Hunsbury WI have contributed to a community display outside Hunsbury Library for “Thankyou NHS” day. The WI knitted the yarn bomb and painted some green stones the rest of the stones were painted by local school children.
21.07 NHS Rainbow

A massive thank you to all NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers. Stowe IX Churches WI members baked a range of cakes 21.07 thank youi NHS Day President with cakesto say thank you to some of our frontline workers to demonstrate thanks and appreciation to the teams working in Longlands Care Home, Brownlands Nursing Home and Wheatsheaf Court Nursing Home all in Daventry.
President Audrey Mason and committee members Lynne Ashby and Lou Stockwin enjoyed a chat and a giggle with staff when out delivering.
Delivering to Care HomeDelivering to a Care Home
21.07 Thanks to NHS 21.07 thank You NHS cup cakes 

Towcester Evening WI delivered home baked cakes to NHS staff and key workers at Greens Norton Vaccination Centre, Towcester Medical Centre, Brook Health Centre, Towcester Ambulance Station, Greens Norton Medical Centre and Ridgway House Care Home. It was their way of saying a big thank you to them all for the care they have given to our community during the pandemic. We hope they enjoyed all the treats.  #NHSBigTea

NHS cake by Towcester Evening WI
Delivering cakes outside Towcester medical centre

Bozeat WI members enjoying the sunshine on the village green while celebrating the wonderful NHS with wine, water and a blue cake!
Bozeat WI celebrating the NHS

Twenty five members of Moulton Evening WI celebrated the NHS with a Tea Party, their first large gathering after lockdown. Members took the opportunity to dress up, the weather was great and a good time was had by all.
Tea Party for NHS

Towcester Evening WI has been able to raise the sum of £350 from the sale of handmade facemasks and these funds are going towards the creation of a Reflective Garden at Northampton General Hospital.  This garden will provide a safe and quiet space in the grounds of the hospital and will be dedicated to staff and patients who have died there from Covid-19.The WI also took along 50 facemasks for non-medical staff and patients at the hospital.  These were all made by Jenny Liversidge, a member of Weedon Lois WI, who also made all the facemasks that raised the funds for the Reflective Garden.Towcester Evening W I has been in partnership with Jenny since the start of the pandemic and, along with our own members and members of neighbouring WIs, we have also provided facemasks for the non-medical staff at our local doctors’surgeries and dental surgeries too.

Featured in the  photo is Zoe Finch from Northamptonshire Health Charity and Sue Hamilton, President of Towcester Evening WI, along with donations of toiletries for patients at Northampton General Hospital collected from WI members.

The other photos feature the facemasks made for the hospital and the toiletries donated by members from Towcester Evening WI for patients at Northampton General Hospital.
Three photos

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!
President Sue with bags

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.
Flowers for Care Home residents

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.
Blue heart

We support the NHS