Lower Withington WI by Gwendoline Hayhurst

This month’s meeting of Lower Withington WI was a very lively one. Many other WIs were invited to a fashion show, Bucks Fizz and nibbles for the seventieth year of the WI.

There were a few notices. Committee nominations are needed for the next meeting. Tombola items are needed for the Christmas Fayre on December 5 and also items for the two hampers which have been sold. A pamper hamper and a homemade hamper.

Cheques were presented to four representatives of two local charities of £750.00 each. Donna Louise Children’s Trust and East Cheshire Hospice. This was raised in April at a coffee morning by the Ladies of Lower Withington and Friends.

Delia Metcalfe who has shops in Knutsford, Macclesfield, Congleton and Leek told a little history of her business and then her models (inc WI ladies) showed off a very large number of beautiful clothes. The colours were very soft and flattering and leather is definitely one of this seasons must-haves. The last items were a collection of one off evening dresses which really had the wow factor. Sizes ranged from 8 to 22 with larger ladies still able to be accommodated. This was a very different evening and very enjoyable. The meeting finished with a splendid rendition of Jerusalem.

The next meeting will be November 25 which is the AGM and the competition is a quotation.