Is it time to try the WI?

October 26 2020

Members of the Westbury Park WI have continued to support front-line workers during the pandemic by making drawstring bags for washing uniforms in without double handing, face-masks and face-mask extenders. To date they have made a whopping 5,158 items and this number grows weekly!
Member Yve Cowell has worked tirelessly to find workers in need of these items from residential homes to hospitals and dental surgeries across Bristol.
Can you help?
If you want to donate cotton tape/soft cord used for drawstring (which is in particular short supply currently) old pillowcases or bed sheets (washable at 60 degrees), or would like to help out by making some of these items, please email westburyparkwi@gmail.com. The Westbury Park WI are also keen to know of any organisations with front-line workers who are in need of these items so do contact them if your organisation would benefit.
Due to the current government limits on group size, the Westbury Park WI has held its regular meetings for members via Zoom. These have included a talk from a local police officer on Policing in the Community, as well as some friendly face-to-face coffee mornings in small groups.
Committee members are busy organising the monthly member meetings for 2021 with guest speakers covering environmental issues. In February 2021 clothes stylist Becky Barnes will present an item on how to create a more sustainable wardrobe, and in April the University of Bristol’s Cabot Institute will talk to the WI about their latest environmental research.  
In the meantime the group is excited to announce a fantastic offer for new members and members who have not been a member in the past 10 years – to join the WI from October 2020 to March 2021 for just £10.75!
It is not necessary to live in Westbury Park, as the group  has many members from neighbouring areas. In more normal times meetings are held at the Redland Green Church Halls.  For more information please email westburyparkwi@gmail.com or go to the Facebook page.
The last few months have highlighted the importance of knowing your local community and supporting each other so this is a brilliant time to Try the WI!