The future is beginning to look good now and there is movement in our daily lives. I know many of you are organising to meet up in parks/outside spaces in bigger numbers and must be a great relief to many of you. Let’s hope the weather is kind in allowing those events to happen without being wet and cold.
I know a few of you do this, but to remind others, the Great Get Together 2021 is coming from 18-20 June. Why not join the UK-wide celebration of the late MP Jo Cox’s #MoreInCommon message and relate this to the Alleviating Loneliness resolution that we still have in place. Whatever you plan, please be safe, socially distant and within the government guidance. Here is the link to the website for info & ideas: www.greatgettogether.org
In the online mailing to every member with an email address, you will find a link to a set of patterns for making Emotion/Therapy hand puppets (8 pages). You may have already received some information from your WI but for those who have not, I am acting as a hub for donated puppets for the Borough of Hillingdon. It would be nice for other areas to reach out locally with their schools/social workers to help children through some tough issues. It’s an idea, not a directive – the choice is yours. If anyone not on email would like a hardcopy, let me know.
There is a saying ‘use it or lose it’, and regrettably that applies to the Member Chats as attendance has declined to zero. I am therefore cancelling all the current planned chat sessions. I have no issue with giving up my time if needed but there is no benefit to my talking to myself. That said, the usual communication channels to both myself and the Trustees are very open to each one of you as always. The Craft Inn and Crafty Pop-ins will continue to run as scheduled.
MFWI AGM is scheduled for 22nd July via Zoom – there will be a mailing direct to all members before the end of May with details and how to obtain a ticket. We look forward to seeing many of you there.
Stay safe as you venture out into the world again.