REPORTS: Please send your reports on Willingdon, Wannock and Jevington activities to me, Maureen Copping by email email@example.com or telephone 485971 (answerphone). Please send your reports in at least two weeks in advance of the event or pop into my letterbox at 8 Wannock House, 2-4 Wannock Lane, Lower Willingdon. Behind Trinity Church, Coppice Avenue, Lower Willingdon.
THE BRITISH QUEEN: At the Triangle are holding community coffee morning on the second Thursday of each month from 10am to noon. Cake, tea and coffee are £1.50. There is a bookstall, bring and buy stall and a raffle, all in the aid of charity.
AFTERNOON TEA: An Afternoon Tea in aid of Chestnut Tree house and the Salvation Army on Saturday August 6, 2pm to 4pm at 2a Church Street, Willingdon, (house behind Wheatsheaf Pub) weather permitting. Cream Teas available as well as tombola, raffle, bric-a-brac, cards, gifts etc. Everyone welcome.
WILLINGDON WI: Members were welcomed to the July meeting by their president, Jacqui Easterbrook. Notices of events and workshops organised by HQ at Hailsham were received, these included millinery, willow basket weaving and preparations for Christmas Sub section leaders gave details of their next meetings. Drama is preparing for their Christmas pantomime and Lifestyle has a visit to Standen this month, and in September a talk by Harry Pope. The luncheon club is going to the Smugglers in Pevensey. Music Appreciation look forward to a lunch in September after a successful buffet supper with music this month. Sue Barrow from Hampden Park WI presented her report on the National Federation AGM held in Brighton in April. After tea James Unworth told us of the training and work of the Voluntary Lifeguard Service. Established in 1948, membership cost £12 per year and is open to young people from the age of eight years where training is basic, becoming more detailed at the age of 13 and 16. In Eastbourne the service is seasonal and covers from the Wish Tower to the Pier 9.30am to 6pm with a team of 15 being involved. Training is once a week and they support channel swimmers and are involved during Airbourne. In reply to questions James told us of the dangers of rip tides, and the importance of water temperature.
Mrs Easterbrook thanked James for his very interesting talk and members for coming. She looked forward to seeing us in September as we have no meeting in August. We meet every second Thursday of the month at the Memorial Hall. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Further details are available from our secretary on 01323 504313.
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