At the March meeting of Mosside Women’s Institute president Mary McCracken introduced Sam Cunningham from Age NI, who give a very informative chat about its services and challenged members with a quiz.
He told of how 500,000 older people in the UK go five to six days without seeing or speaking to anyone and that the television is their main form of company.
Mr Cunningham encouraged members to volunteer, as there are many different aspects of the organisation – from ringing an elderly person once a week to helping with the singing, reading, or relaxation groups.
Teresa Patton thanked Sam for coming to the meeting.
The competition for identifying baby photos was won by Mandy Christie.
n The February meeting of Mosside Women’s Institute was handbags at dawn – with President Mary McCracken organising Handbag Bingo, won by Mandy Christie, who had the oldest receipt in her bag.
Mary welcomed new members Julie Pyper and Denise Gault into the WI.
Congratulations were extended to Eileen White for winning the Pringle Cup for Calligraphy and the third prize for handwriting.
The competition for “Fancy Handbag” was won by Julie Pyper and Lorna Laverty came second.
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