Events and activities
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Riverside picnic, dip and dabble
Sunday 10th September 1.00pm - 3.00pm
You are invited to a riverside picnic, dip and dabble, hosted by presidents Sian Cooley Teddington WI and Debbie Levy Sunbury Village WI a Middlesex Federation event.
This begins the WI week of riverside action, supporting the resolution. "Clean rivers for people and wildlife". Find out more about the national campaign at: https://www.thewi.org.uk/campaigns/key-and-current-campaigns/clean-rivers-for-people-and-wildlife
Tea, coffee and toilets' provided: Bring a mug a picnic for yourself and cake for sharing. Don't forget to bring swim clothes. Family and friends also welcome.
Join us in Sunbury on Thames. TELL US YOU ARE COMING Teddingtonpres@mfwi.org.uk
Parking is available at St Mary's Parish Hall car park, Green Street TW16 6RN. Follow the signs to the river at Flowerpot Green opposite the pub. (100 metres)
Contact: Teddingtonpres@mfwi.org.uk for further information.
About us: Sian and Debbie are both passionate about this campaign, they are keen river swimmers. They also attended this year's Annual meeting in Cardiff to support the resolution. LEFT: Debbie and Sian taking a dip in the sea whilst on the Cardiff outing . RIGHT: Debbie was brave and stood up to address the room at the annual meeting in Cardiff, photo as featured in the July/Aug edition of WI life.
Community Tea Party
Saturday 16th September
Its with great sadness we had to share the news that the charity Sunbury Neighbours had ceased. Therefore the Tea Party has had to be cancelled. We are exploring other options to support the local community.
Sunbury Songbird - Open Evening
Spelthorne Group Meeting Competition
Held on 12.5.23
Sunbury Village WI get third prize in the Spelthorne Group Meeting craft competition
Brief - Repurposing into a useful or decorative item any of the following: Jam Jars, Tin Cans, Toilet or Kitchen roll inserts. Use a maximum of 3 in any combination plus any other medium to complete this craft, Size to fit on an A4 sheet of paper.
2023 Resolution voting
Every member had the opportunity to cast their individual selection on the resolution they support the most. Sunbury Village WI committee has now submit your resolution choice to the Middlesex Federation.
For more information: see the MyWI page or look in the Nov/December My WI Life magazine
The shortlisted resolutions were:
- Save our water - every drop matters
- Women to women - turning over a new leaf in the lives of women tea workers
- Online gambling harm: time for action
- Clean rivers for people and wildlife (SVWI - had the highest votes, this option was submitted
Next steps, resolutions votes from all the WI's go forward to the national votes. The final resolution for adoption by the WI is decided at the National AGM in May.
Thank you to members for supporting the raffle with gift donations and participation. The raffle proceeds go to support local charities, a donation was made to Surplus to Supper last year, this year a request from members was made to support Sunbury Neighbours, in addition we were approached to support the purchase of a resource for the Sunbury Menopause Cafe.
Thank you, knitters
Sunbury Village WI members make twiddle muffs and blankets - in January 2023 we received a message of huge thanks from the Dementia lead at Ashford and St Peters Hospital who reported just how valuable they are at keeping people safe and amused.
A donation of £78.76 was made to the Brigette Trust following our charity night talk at the February WI evening 2023.
Christmas 2022 saw Sunbury Village WI support the St Saviour's appeal gifts - thank you to all our member for their overwhelming generosity.
At our March 2022 evening we supported our speaker, John Tye's Charity Dreamflight with a donation of £116.32 this local charity takes children with a serious illness or disability on their holiday of a lifetime to Orlando. . For more information visit https://www.dreamflight.org/
Sunbury Village WI took part in the Village Jubilee celebration event on Orchard Meadow on the 4th June 2022, by hosting a local competition to find a cake to celebrate The Queen (WI President) in her platinum year. The competition was open to local people as well as WI members. The cakes were then sold to raise money for the The Sunbury Gallery development.
On the afternoon of Saturday 21st May 2022, Sunbury Village WI and Sunbury on Thames WI hosted a Platinum Jubilee Tea Party in partnership with Sunbury Neighbours for local elderly residents.
Virtual Craft Sessions
Herefordshire craft sessions (virtual0
These are open to everyone
12 sessions @£25/Individual session @ £5
- Dorset Buttons with Janice Cole
- Mosaic Silk Book Covers with Mary Day
- Simple Project with Claire Salmon
- Amigurumi (Crochet) with Felicity Jennings
- Ribbon embroidery with Marilyn Pipe
- Water Colours with Alice May
- Silk Necklaces and Gift Bags with Mary Day
- Dotting with Felicity Jennings
- Christmas Project with Claire Salmon
- The Wool Patch with Stuart Race
- Paper Fold Cards with Paula Pierce
- Black Mountain Fabric Project with Andrea
The link will open at 10am with the presentation starting at 10.30am
A weekly craft get-together, hosted by
members of the MFWI Craft Committee.
19:30, every Monday
Meeting ID: 852 8335 4467