Gosberton Womens Institute

Gosberton WI meets on the second Tuesday of every month (except August)
at the Public Hall Gosberton, starting at 7.15 pm. 

President Rosemary Sneath welcomed members to the public hall and ensured each member had a copy of the WI newsletter, with outings and points of interest for our own WI. Items of interest from the county newsletter were read, along with correspondence concerning the national annual meeting next year at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

The speaker for the evening was Angela Smith who runs a rescue centre for hedgehogs. She told us she cares for around 100 'hogs in varying states of health, ensuring they are in a good condition before being released back into the wild.  She told us of various problems the 'hogs come to her with and how she deals with them. She has a protected garden where recovering 'hogs can roam freely until they are strong enough to be allowed to fend for themselves. She had brought one of the young 'hogs with her - fully recovered but not yet big enough to be able to withstand hibernation.  Rosemary thanked her, and she continued to answer members questions throughout the refreshment break.

The competition was for a hedgehog in any medium and was won by Eileen Johnson's knitted toy. The multi-coloured stall was well attended and the raffle was won by Sue Pengelly, who also helped Delcy Moore with refreshments.

The next meeting will be on Tuesday 10th December when members will be able to make a cracker which will also become the competition entry.  The bring and buy stall will be a "sparkly" stall and members are invited to bring seasonal refreshments.

Visitors are welcome at our meetings, and if anyone would like further information or has any questions about Gosberton WI please contact the secretary, Eileen Johnson on 01775 750553 or email   eileenej23(AT - use the usual symbol)aol.com

You can also click on the link below which will take you to the main WI website.


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