NORTHWOLD
WOMEN'S INSTITUTE

The A.G.M of Northwold W I took place in the village hall on Tuesday, 10th December at 7. 15 pm. The President presented new resolutions which were confirmed and seconded, the treasurer presented the financial statement and a resume of the past year's activities was presented by the secretary. It has been a very busy year, so many talks, quizzes and outings, not to mention the contribution to the community life of the village, with the Jubilee celebrations, the float in the carnival, the prize presented to the newly formed Tennis Club, the entry in the best kept Village competition in which Northwold came 4th in their category and finally the dressing of the WI Christmas Tree in the Church.
One of the committee members who has resigned this year after giving valuable service over many years was presented with a basket of flowers and the three officers were each given a thank you present for all the hard work that has gone into running the group during the last year.
A quiz was organised by Verity Lynch and the "Tinsel Tweenies" won the first prize and the "Ex Miss Worlds' came second. The competition for a homemade tree decoration was won by Jenny Bunyan followed by Fi' Eyles. An exhibition of craftwork completed by members during

the past year was staged and confirms what we all know really, and that is 'There are many extremely talented people in the group'.
There were plenty of WI gifts for sale on the stall and a contribution supper was enjoyed by everyone. How varied and imaginative the food was that the members brought with them. If any of the articles about the W I have kindled interest in the group, and there are women who would like to come and join us, we meet on the second Tuesday of the month in the Village hall at 7.15pm. Guests and new members are always welcomed.
As this will go to press in the February edition of 'Village Life' the committee and members would like to wish all residents of Northwold and surrounding districts a very happy, and healthy and peaceful new year.
Members attending the first meeting of the year were warmly welcomed by President, Pat Coles, as was the new Secretary, Patricia Haye, now taking over from Brenda Ayres who was thanked for her hard work during her term of office.
The programme for the year covers a variety of interests as diverse as "A History of Pearly Kings and Queens", Tree Drawing and Hedgehogs and our quiz teams will be busy too; first they will be in Downham Market for the Radio Norfolk W I  quiz on Wednesday 22nd January and

then will be organising a quiz in the Village Hall on 17th March.
Several members are putting their efforts into the craft and produce exhibit for the Col. Cator Challenge Cup which is run alongside the Norwich and

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Norfolk Horticultural Society Show in April and others are involved in the Norfolk-wide Milestone Discovery Scheme. Another five ladies are helping with the questionnaire, 'Understanding Osteoporosis'.
Members who had arrived expecting a talk on hand bells were delighted when Mrs Giles turned up with seven companions known as 'The Breckland Hand bells'. Members were able to sing along with many of the tunes as diverse as those from the forties, through hornpipes to ragtime, and at the end some joined in the ringing of the bells with great hilarity and enjoyment.
February sees a more serious subject; Roger Warner on poverty in the Ukraine. Members have been knitting balaclavas, mittens and teddies to be donated to the cause and these will be handed over on 11th February. Visitors are welcome.
Refreshments were served by Meg Brown and Patricia Haye and the competition judged by Mrs Giles was won by Verity Lynch.

Patricia Haye &Verity Lynch


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Teenagers in 10,000ft jump!
In April 2003 me and three of my friends are facing the scariest moment of our lives, forget exams and driving tests we are going to jump out of a plane at 10,000 ft in the air! We are tandem skydiving at Old Buckenham Airfield to raise money for the Anthony Nolan Leukaemia Charity.
Money raised will help to provide resources and equipment necessary to maintain and expand the Trusts'

register of bone marrow donors for leukaemia sufferers.
We each need to raise a minimum of 300 so I need all the help I can get, I would be extremely grateful for any donations as I would like to raise as much money as possible for the charity.
If you would like to make a donation please send it to 11 West End, Northwold along with your name and address.
More information on the Anthony Nolan Trust and tandem skydiving are

available at these websites and telephone numbers:
www.anthonynolan.org.uk
Tel: 01865 875757
www.tandemfreefall.co.uk
Tel: 01473 610121

Many thanks, Molly Waring

(Molly is 18 and in her second year at the College of West Anglia in Kings Lynn studying media and film.)

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