Milstead w Frinsted Newsletter mAY 2018.


I hope all the ladies who came to the meeting on Thursday found the speaker informative and that it helped you when you considered how you want me to vote for MwF at Cardiff.  I found the presentation really interesting. It really is down to each and every one of us to talk about mental health in the same way as we would physical health. I believe that the WI can really help to bring parity between mental and physical health.

We are visiting Tram Hatch gardens near Charing on Saturday June 23rd at 12.00. This is a really beautiful garden and I am sure you will love it.  Pam can provide us with a Ploughman’s lunch for £7.50, cake and tea £3.50 or a cream tea for £5. The entrance to the garden is £5 per person. You are welcome to bring along husbands, family or friends. If you are coming can you please let me know your choice of food ASAP as Pam will prepare the food fresh?

The Coffee morning at Frinsted has been rearranged for Saturday 7th July 10.30-12.00. We are raising the money for New Leaf Domestic Abuse charity.  We will need cakes, books, bric a brac, plants; raffle prizes in fact anything that you think would sell. Please come along and support us on the day even if you can’t bring anything along. We are hosting the event so will need lots of items and a few helpers for the stalls please.

The craft club will meet at Joyce’s House on the 6th of June 13.00-15.00. Please let Joyce know if you are attending. The group will continue to make the bunting for the village hall which we will use for our events. Everything will be provided and there will be something for everybody to do, you do not need to be particularly crafty. If you have any spare green/red Christmas material could you please donate it as the cost of material is very high and we have a big hall!

Donna is organising our next walk for the 29th June meeting at Riverside Country Park, Rainham at 1pm. Dogs are very welcome. This is just our second walk; hopefully the weather will be kinder than last time!

Our annual Garden party will take place on July 5th at Mandy’s house – Bexon Court, Bredgar. Food will be the picnic boxes we enjoyed last year, but this year we are asking you to pay for the box. This is still cheaper than providing a plate (or two) of food, and much easier with no waste. Please can you let Marcelle know if you will be coming to the Party as we need to order the food? We have entertainment for you all to enjoy. This should be a wonderful evening.

Bredgar have invited us to their birthday party on August 8th at 7.15pm. If anybody would like to join Diana, Lynne and me please let Marcelle know.

Borden WI are organising a trip down the Thames from Windsor on September 25th leaving The Maypole at 8.30am. The cost is £27.50 which includes coach and boat fare. If you are interested can you please let us know?

Our next fundraiser will be a Wine Tasting evening on September 21st. This will be in place of our games night. Please put the date in your diaries.

Milstead will be hosting the Group meeting next April 4th 2019.

Our notice board looked brilliant again. Please check the list of future dates when you take your recipe of the month. For those that do not know we put all the lists for future events and any information that we think you may be interested in on the table beside the notice board. We also have a website  which has details too. The National website is jam-packed with information and advice. If you do not know how to access it please speak to myself or Barbara.

Last month I asked if any ladies would like to make some simple posies to distribute at Age UK on Friday 8th June. I haven’t had any volunteers yet, if you can help please let me know soon before I call Age UK.

If you have any unwanted gifts at home can you please bring them in for our raffles, of course you can always buy some gifts.

Next month’s meeting will be on June 7th. We have Helen Allinson talking about Kentish village life in Victorian times. This should be very interesting and very different from today’s village life! I look forward to seeing you all then.

Upcoming dates.

6th June         craft club 1pm

7th June         monthly meeting 7.30pm

8th June         Flowers for Friendship

20th June       Marlowe Theatre tour 11.30am

23rd June       Tram Hatch Gardens 12.00  £5

7th July           Frinsted coffee morning 10.30-12

8th August     Bredgar Birthday Party 7.15pm

18th August  Milstead Horticultural Society Annual Show

21st Sept.      Wine Tasting evening 7.30pm

25th Sept       Borden River Trip from Windsor

10th Oct         Group meeting Bredgar 7.15pm

7th March 2019       East Kent ACM Folkestone

4th April         Group meeting Milstead 7.30pm


Words by Angela Coleman