- 18th September - 8:00pm : ‘The Abel Label’ - By Katie Ellis.
- 16th October - 8:00pm : ‘Fire Safety in Your Home’ - By Melanie Quinn.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Flowers Food & Philanthropy

This week, West Kent Federation of WI's arranged a County meeting at Sutton Valence Village Hall. The hall was packed,and first we learned all about FAIRTRADE -how it was set up, who it benefits, and the progress it has made to ensure that workers (especially in the South of the World) get a fair price for the items they produce. This was followed by a WAITROSE telling us about their ethos, how their staff benefit from the profits made and how they look after their suppliers. It seems that their selling point is the really fresh and tasty food, and the good service by its staff.

After lunch we heard an inspiring talk from a local GP who with 5 others started a Charity which benefits villagers in Tanzania. A large proportion of the money raised goes to look after the 200 orphans (whose parents died from HIV) so that they can now go to school and even University.
Another major project has been to ensure that the villages now have water. The villagers have been very happy that this charity has provided continuity for many years -Previous charities had come and gone.

Finally a wonderful demonstration of Flower arranging was given by Jo of 'MoodyBlooms'.

The stunning displays then became part of the raffle. Hollingbourne had gone in a group of seven, and believe it or not 3 of us won a flower arrangement.