Pakenham WI News - November 2017

Pakenham WI

OCTOBER 19TH 2017 – THE BASSEY GIRLS LIVE
We did it!!!!! And it was A-MAZ-ING. Who would have thought that 7 rural housewives could scrub up so well, transform into super stars, then sing and perform live in front of a large unknown audience. The icing on the cake was we earned £227.35 for Macmillan in a 17minute performance. My grateful thanks to my wonderful team and very special thanks to our spectacular stage hands for the show Lesley and Yorkshire Jenny.

NOVEMBER 9TH 2017 – THE WORK OF THE BSE WOMENS AID CENTRE
It proved to be another wonderful evening in the life of Pakenham WI. Our speaker Annie Munson gave a brilliant heart rending talk on life in a women’s refuge centre. After a brief history of our local centre, Annie told us of the plight and courage of the women in our area who give up everything to escape violent husbands and partners. Many of the women escaping to the refuge with nothing but the clothes they are wearing. One room becomes their, and often their children’s home for anything up to 8 months.
My grateful thanks to all concerned, the most receptive audience ever, a wonderful speaker, and the brilliant tea girls Beryl and Pat who provided us with the much needed refreshments.

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NOVEMBER 23RD 2017 – CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AND SUPPER AT WATTISFIELD POTTERY
We eagerly await our second supper invitation to the Wattisfield gift shop for a retail therapy session, a pottery demonstration, a bit of painting followed by a buffet supper and wine. What more could a girl want on a cold November evening.

DECEMBER 2ND 2017 – COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS
The members of Pakenham WI have the pleasure this year of providing the refreshments for this lovely village festive event. We will also be running a cake stall, so its bake, bake and more bake!!!!

DECEMBER 14TH 2017 – THE BASSEY GIRLS LIVE AT RISBY
We go live yet again to provide the pre dinner entertainment for a Risby Christmas Dinner

DECEMBER 14TH 2017 – THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER
This long awaited Christmas event in our calendar is delayed to 8pm this year to allow us The Bassey Girls to attend. Risby have very kindly agreed to pre dinner entertainment so we can dash back to enjoy one of Andrea’s spectacular Christmas dinners followed by a MALE quartet.

The end of another wonderful and very busy year in the life of Pakenham WI is almost upon us. My grateful thanks to a wonderful committee and the most amazing members and true friends who have made every aspect of 2017 so rewarding and enjoyable.

Mary S Kirby