Wheatley WI

by | 10 September 2018 | Retford, Social Group, WI

On Tuesday 26th June North and South Wheatley WI hosted a ‘Taster’ Evening, open to all ladies, to promote their group. The evening was very busy and with many compliments received, about both the group and the evening, it was considered to be a great success.

They also managed to dispel a few myths along the way — you don’t have to be over 60 to join, they’re not a bunch of old fuddy duddies (in fact, some are young and many are young at heart!), they have fun, are friendly and openly welcome new members of all ages! All activities on offer went down a storm as did the wine and canapés (WI ladies don’t just drink tea) and the cake stall, always expected at a WI event, sold out!

Staff from Boots, Retford, handed out goodie bags and were giving advice on make-up and skincare as well as offering their No.7 Matchmade service for finding the correct shade of foundation. Chris Barnacoat from Satori Health was very popular talking about health and fitness and offering blood pressure and glucose testing. Chris will be doing a talk at one of the group meetings next year, so look out for further information!

Many ladies who’d enjoyed the Taster Evening, went along to the July meeting as visitors to give it a try, with more ladies expected at the September meeting. The next meeting will be on Monday 10th September where ex-showbiz journalist Graham Keal will be entertaining them with his humorous talk — ‘50 Shades of Graham’. Visitors are very welcome for just £3.50 a session including refreshments. For more information, contact nswheatleywi@gmail.com or follow them on Facebook and Instagram — @nswheatleywi.