May 2020

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID 19) emergency and government directives all meetings, visits, coffee mornings and meals are cancelled until further notice :

In the meantime, please see the monthly letter below, from Chris Gibson our President


Dear fellow member,

Jackets for premature babies, knitted hearts for hospitals, scrub bags for local hospitals and care homes, 90 headbands with buttons to attach masks for local hospitals and face masks for WI members and families, these have all been made by a handful of members.  I’m sure you would like to echo my massive thank you to those wonderful ladies who have done so much on our behalf. I have to admit to feeling a bit like the Lone Ranger (you probably don’t remember him)  when I carried out a raid in the supermarket wearing my mask.  Unfortunately my specs steamed up so I couldn’t read labels.  I’ve now learnt to tighten the wire over my nose.

Covid-19 Craft Items

Despite being unable to meet formally, our committee regularly discusses issues as they arise. You may have had a phone call from one of us or been in touch with members of one of our groups.  You may have spoken with neighbours who come along to WI.  If you would like to suggest how we can provide more contact or support for each other please let me or another committee member know.

If we had been holding our monthly meetings Alison Hesketh’s fundraising would have been brought to your attention earlier.  She has devised a 250 question quiz for all ages, interests and abilities and all funds raised will go to Christian Aid.  Alison will e mail you a copy if you’d like one so please contact her if you would like to receive the quiz or make a donation.  I am also able to pass on an offer to you from Lizzie who sang and entertained us so well in December.  She is arranging sing alongs – details below along with other information from Anne and GFWI.

Here’s a thought for this month.  I’ve noticed that many of our sayings are contradictory, for example:-

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.   

Out of sight, out of mind. 

If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.     

A stitch in time saves nine. 

He who hesitates is lost.   

Look before you leap

Any suggestions to add to the list?  Nothing ventured, nothing gained!  Answers on a postcard please…

With all my best wishes


NJL Singalong 31st May.jpg


Coffee morning at the Snooty Fox dates are: 

Postponed until further notice


The next meeting is on: Postponed until further notice

Come along at 7:30pm to join us and 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:

Tetbury Goods Shed, Arts Centre, The Railway Yard, Cirencester Road, Tetbury, GL8 8EY

(follow the signs for “Free long term Parking”)