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