We are a group of women who meet fortnightly on Wednesdays in Pakefield Church Hall, beginning at 7.30pm, unless otherwise stated, and our aims are:
* Promoting friendship, support and social activities for women in the local community
* Raising funds for our three charitable causes for this year – Waveney Area Community Trust (Dial-a-Ride), East Anglia Air Ambulance and Cancer Research.
All women are welcome (whether or not you are a wife !)
Members have recently celebrated our diamond anniversary, our longest serving member being Mollie Mitchell. Looking back on the many speakers we have invited Mollie has played her part by demonstrating flower arranging. Members send condolences to her and her family on the recent loss of her husband.
Food plays a part at our meetings; Suffolk Cheeses was a particularly yummy evening also making chocolates and cookery demonstrations, our social suppers are also very popular. We make things at our knit, sew and natter evenings and at Christmas we are busy making table decorations or baubles.
Previously, there have been an evening of early dancing from 15th to 18th centuries, with our speaker in the relevant costume, and an evening with one of the Bluebell Girls Dance Troupe, a dancer with the legs to prove it! Fashion shows always attract visitors and are a good source of income as we work to raise funds for various charities. These are chosen by members at our AGM which, in turn, brings further speakers to expand on the work of the chosen charity. Always popular are talks on wildlife and conservation and, at a memorable meeting, we had owls which we were allowed to stroke, a rare treat.
The above is only the tip of the iceberg of our speakers on a variety of subjects too numerous to list.
Every year we organise trips to, say, a garden centre, the Henstead Exotic Garden and a flower festival is always popular.
Christmas sees us in Pakefield Church for a carol service and afterwards back in the hall for mince pies and entertainment.
On the front of our programme is our statement:
Promoting friendship, support and social activities for women in the local community – and – Raising funds for charitable causes.
We look forward to meeting again when allowed to do so. In the meantime, stay safe.
Church Bulletin error
‘Don’t miss the Young Wives Victorian Evening next month. It will be a fun night and some of the women will wear clothes’.