February 2018 in Disley WI

Our February Meeting

At this months meeting we welcomed Lisa Ashton from the Winnie Mabaso Foundation. She gave a fascinating talk about the work that the charity does supporting vulnerable and orphaned children in South Africa, and woking in the wider community.




Our annual coffee morning was held on Saturday 24 February …

We raised over £300 which will be split evenly between the 2 charities we are supporting

2018 Charities of the Year

Drawing Workshop 

There was a thoroughly enjoyable craft workshop courtesy of Yvonne N – ‘Drawing Plants and Tools in the style of Jim Dine’

Poppy Project         

We have made 655 leaves so far – we need at least 820 (1 per poppy). Felt and embroidery thread are available, or if you’d rather knit/crochet, green yarn is also available

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Library News …

An update from Cheshire East re. the proposal to close Disley library:

Most of the Budget feedback received was about the libraries.  In light of this response, the proposal to close Alderley Edge, Disley and Prestbury libraries was reviewed. A revised proposal was included in the Budget that was approved at the Council meeting on 22 February.

Under the revised proposal, the three libraries will remain open. In Alderley Edge and Disley the libraries will achieve some budget savings from revised opening hours and staffing. In Prestbury a small budget saving will be achieved from increased financial support from the community. Usage at libraries will continue to be monitored and closure may be reconsidered if usage declines significantly.

Disley Parish Council are still awaiting details of the ‘revised opening hours and staffing’

Save Disley Library from Closure


Gothic for Girls

Several members went to the History Wardrobes ‘Gothic for Girls’  – the wonderful world of classic supernatural stories showcasing sinister women and the enduring lure of black in fashion.  historywardrobe.com/gothic


Raucous Women

Another trip in February was ‘Raucous Women & Afternoon Tea’.

This was afternoon tea with a twist – Edwardian character Mrs Parr entertained everyone with stories of Manchester women during afternoon tea at Browns Restaurant





Annual Coffee Morning

On Saturday, February 25th it was our turn to hold the Saturday Coffee morning in the Community Centre. It was a very successful morning with lots of cakes for sale, a tombola, two raffles, a plant stall and a craft stall

The amount raised for our nominated charity of 2017, The North West Air Ambulance Service, was an amazing £400

Many thanks to everyone who donated, helped out and attended!


Annual Coffee Morning

A report from the president …

A good turn out from our members and the good folk of Disley ensured that once again our annual coffee morning was a great success.  Thanks to the generosity of members the tombola and the raffle were both brimming with good things and both proved a very popular attraction. 

We even had to have a separate ‘special raffle’ for the Champagne (the real stuff) and huge gift box of spa toiletries. 

The plants were snapped up in no time, sadly I wasn’t quick enough to snaffle one of the pelargoniums. 

Our crafty members made some witty cup cakes, cleverly crafted card teacups and saucers each containing a beautifully decorated cup cake. 

The floral table decorations consisting of spring flowers arranged in tea cups were also rafffled and once again these were extremely popular. 

All proceeds from the morning – £312.65 – will be donated to our nominated charity of the year, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. Our Charity of The Year 2016