On Tuesday 11th June Northwold WI welcomed our guest speaker, Mrs Wilson who came to talk about "Stress and how to cope". We learnt the valuable lesson of relaxation under pressure to enable us to cope with all the commitments that a busy life entails, and for our group it has been very busy during the last month.

The Jubilee celebrations in the village were a great success. The WI had a display in the church of memorabilia of the last 50 years of  the WI in Northwold. The local carnival followed with our float receiving 1st prize for depicting, "The Queen at Sandringham"

We have had two outings this week:- The first a highly successful visit to Gifford's Vineyard and Beth Chatto's garden. Many thanks to Pat

Coles our president for the !st class organisation of the outing, it will be something our members to remember for ever. The second was to "Shadwell Stud" at Thetford. We saw mares with recently born foals that everyone was entranced by, and two magnificent stallions. The whole enterprise was very impressive. Raffle tickets were bought, the proceeds for which will go to charity, and all the visitors were treated to drinks and nibbles, after which our vice-president won a customised jacket in the raffle. The evening was rounded off very enjoyably with "Fish and Chips". Many thanks to Verity Lynch for all the organisation.

Our next meeting will be on 9th July when we are having a talk on Jewellery and Birthstones".

Patricia Haye

(Patient Advice and Liaison Service)
A Service to help you

The Patient Advice and Liaison Service, (PALS) is a new service that has been set up to help and support patients during their journey through the National Health Service. The West Norfolk PALS Service has been up and running since January 2002.
One aim of PALS is to provide patients with information about local Healthcare services and to act as a "one stop shop" for those patients who have worries or concerns over the healthcare they

receive. The PALS Team has access to lots of information about local healthcare services as well as links into other organisations and specialist advocacy services within West Norfolk?'s local health economy.
PALS will also be used to highlight where changes are required - benefiting everyone in the long term.

For further information, contact:-
PALS, St James, Exton's Road,
KING'S LYNN, Norfolk PE30 5NU
Freephone: 0800 587 4132
web: www.westnorfolk-pct.nhs.uk