CHIPPING: Climbing Kilimanjaro for charity

WI - Mrs Joan Porter welcomed members and guests to the annual meeting of Chipping WI in the village hall.

Guest speaker Joanne Singleton gave an inspirational talk, with slides, on “Climbing Kilimanjaro, in support of the charity Scope. She was thanked by Mrs Porter.

Raffle winner was Christine Stott and Jean Amery won the competition for an African souvenir. Birthday flowers were presented to Barbara Debney.

Members should pass their names to Margaret Whitaker if interested in joining the lunch group, meeting at noon on the village hall car park on Wednesday. Members were reminded about the village hall Christmas fair on Sunday, December 4th. Cakes are needed. The next WI meeting will be on December 7th for the Christmas party. The competition will be for a decorated candle. Visitors and new members welcome.

Shopping trip - Chipping Welfare Committee is running a Christmas shopping trip and lunch on Thursday, December 8th, to Banny’s Restaurant and Boundary Mill Store, Colne. Firstly to Banny’s restaurant for a fish and chips lunch, with bread and butter, tea or coffee and dessert, with a £7 charge for lunch. Afterwards there will be a visit to Boundary Mill for two to three hours’ Christmas shopping or browsing. The coach will leave Chipping bus stop at 11-15 a.m., returning by 5 p.m. All residents of Chipping, Thornley, Leagram, Little Bowland and Chaigley, aged 60 and over, are eligible to attend with partners. Put your name on the list in Brabins Shop or tel. Martin and Barbara Butters on 01995 61586.

Young farmers - Members of Chipping Young Farmers’ Club had a joint meeting on Monday with Longridge YFC where they were invited to their bonfire at Little Town Dairy. A fireworks display and hot-pot supper were provided with members having an enjoyable evening.

At the recent Bowland Regional YFCs AGM, Chipping submitted a full cohort of delegates to the committee. Regional president Julie Bennett, awarded her president’s award for 2010-2011 to Richard Seed and his team of parent helpers at Chipping for inspiration leadership of a club. During the same meeting Lucy Dickinson was awarded third place in the Junior Member-of-the-Year competition.

Members should meet for next week’s meeting at St Mary’s Hall at 7-45 p.m. where they will participate in a cake icing demonstration.