July 2017


We had 53 members attending our July meeting and before the speaker,  our Skittles Coordinator Sallie Dearnley was at last able to report a victory for our  team in the GFWI Plate competition, we can finally hold our heads up high – until the next time maybe?.   Lorna then introduced Jo Mansell from the Cirencester Furniture Bank.

Jo explained that the Furniture Bank was originally set up in Stroud, in conjunction with the Food Bank, which share premises in Brimscombe.  The furniture bank aims to recycle unwanted furniture to needy families in the district or to sell on to raise funds.   The Furniture Bank provides flexible employment and training opportunities to people who find it difficult to gain employment and need a break and it is these trainees who repair and upcycle the furniture and white goods which is then handed over to needy families who find themselves in difficulties.   The families and individuals are all referred by local churches or authorities.

On one of the hottest June days on record, we had a delicious tea party in the garden of Anne Weston and we were very pleased to raise over £400 for the Denman Appeal.

Tea Party June 2017

Our summer/August meeting this year finds us in competitive mode as we are visiting the Red Bull pub in Malmesbury and trying our hands a Boule.  The date is the 14th of August and if you want to go then contact Chris Gibson for more details.


The next meeting is on: Monday 11th September 2017 – Lives of narrow boat women, their children and their craft – with Jill Ruiz and friends.

Come along at 7:30pm to meet everyone!


A note from our President:

Apart from our monthly meetings, we enjoy each other’s company at many “extra curricular” activities.  Do have a look at “What we do”.

We always welcome new ideas and new members.  Please come along and meet us.

If you would like to find out more about us, contact me via email: tetburywi@hotmail.co.uk



Meetings are on the 2nd Monday of every month at the

Dolphins Hall, New Church Street Tetbury, GL8 8DS