Anecdotes on bringing up a child with Down’s Syndrome

Taylor’s tea - Guest speaker at the meeting of Slaidburn WI was Yvonne Crabtree who described the highs and lows of bringing up a child with Down’s Syndrome. She made members laugh as she related anecdotes about his different outlook on life.

Mrs Crabtree judged the competition for a decorated egg, declaring the winners to be Susan Farrand and June Carr.

A group of members who braved the freezing cold of a December night to sing Christmas carols around the village were pleased to receive a letter of thanks from the charity Help for Heroes to which the proceeds had been sent.

A further letter had been received from Taylor’s Tea to say they would no longer be carrying on their long association with the WI to whom they had despatched bags of tea for their monthly cuppa for years. A letter of appreciation is to be sent to Taylor’s Tea expressing the gratitude of Slaidburn WI for their generosity and involvement.

Following a request for Olympic Games pennants, Tracey Ankers has been at work and was able to display a sample she had made which caused much interest and members were encouraged to follow suit.

A volunteer delegate to attend the LFWI spring council meeting was applauded, as was a further member who agreed to attend the NFWI AGM in Liverpool on June 8th.

Events in the village were publicised – a ceilidh to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support is to be held on May 21st in the village hall and an afternoon tea party in the village on the Saturday after the Royal wedding. This is to be in the form of a Jacob’s join and all ages are wecome.