|Wrington Women's Institute
She congratulated the five members who made and decorated cupcakes for the Group Competition and had won the cup.
The Group Meeting was hosted by Blagdon WI, who entertained us with amusing sketches and treated us to a lovely supper. Thank you, Blagdon WI. Margaret also thanked members who helped with serving teas at the talk by Lesley Pearse.
The WI Resolution this year is "The Decline of our High Streets and Town Centres". After a discussion the resolution was passed unanimously.
Our speakers were Tanya and Michael, Managers of The Paddington Farm Trust in Glastonbury. They also run an organic food co-operative, also in Glastonbury, called Bridies Yard. The farm is 43 acres, and was purchased with funding from Westminster Council with the aim of providing disadvantaged children from inner cities an opportunity to experience life in the country.
The children stay on the farm, where they help with animal care, gardening, camp fires and learn rural crafts. Tanya and Michael said it was a privilege to work with young people from all backgrounds, giving them knowledge and opportunities they would not otherwise have had.
Our Charity Evening this year will be held on 12 July with the Royal Mail Choir. Tickets will be £10 a head to include supper.
Our June meeting is back in the Memorial Hall at 7.30 p.m. and the speaker will be a representative from Horseworld. As always, visitors will be very welcome.