Kemble & Ewen WI recieved a community grant from Kemble & Ewen Parish Council and put it to good use advancing the education of women of all ages. This year that included getting some of the more older members more tech savvy and online so they could have virtual meet ups during Covid times and maintain contact with their village community.

In February they manged to get all their members linked up by Zoom for a Valentines Day afternoon tea to kick off their year. Not a small undertaking for one or two of their more elderly members.  “I’m not sure where you all are but I’m having a lovely time!” said Doris, aged 100 from her bed at home in Ewen.

11 members undertook a Zoom bookbinding course with the grant helping to provide participants with the kit to create lovely notebooks.

The WI has had it’s first face to face (or should that be mask to mask!) meeting and have enrolled 3 new members. They have a number of activates and speakers lined up and are keen to hear from anyone interested in joining. Should you like further information please speak to Kelsie Hall or Pat Ayres – contact details can be obtained from the Parish Clerk on request.