Bottles up!

by | 4 January 2023 | Gainsborough, Social Group, WI

The Lea Women’s Institute were feeling starry-eyed after their recent glow-up crafting. Quite simply, the tools of choice were acrylic pens, empty wine bottles and copper filaments of light – but the end results lit up the village hall like Christmas!
Celebrating the purchase of the new teapot to replace the old one that leaked, the ladies raised a cup and a bottle to the season.

Good deeds updates

Helen Top, Chair of Macmillan Cancer Support Fundraising Committee, was genuinely humbled to receive £682 raised by the Lea Women’s Institute Macmillan coffee morning. She warmly thanked everyone who contributed and for caring enough to make a difference.

“All the money raised is used locally in Gainsborough and Lincoln County Hospital,” said Helen. “It helps those living with cancer in our area to fund nursing hours, be given out in the form of grants and finance the Gainsborough Not Alone befriending service.

“The Gainsborough Cancer Support Group was set-up with a grant from money raised by the committee and this money ensures that the dedicated work can continue.”

After a bustling gardening session, the group’s planted spring bulbs were transplanted to Redcote Residential Home. They may not be much to look at right now but come the spring they will flourish. Watch this space for when they become a picture of floral splendour.

Ladies! It all happens at Lea Village Hall, DN21 5JA, where you will be assured of a warm welcome. Meetings happen the first Thursday of every month.

Dates for your diary

  • 5th January: your chance to get crafty whilst chatting with new friends.
  • 2nd February: Leonard Priestley will recount anecdotes from his days of driving a lorry and school bus. He’s very entertaining and his stories are ‘moving’!

For more information contact Jackie Summers on 01427 615382 or