ACWW – Marj Read
Hello ladies, I know that we have not been able to do anything much recently, but I have been delighted that we have received so many donations to ACWW since lockdown first began. I have recently been handed donations from Wall and Kirkley WIs in person, but I know that money has continued to come in via the Office and I am delighted with you all for not forgetting those women for whom Covid is just one more problem for them and their families.
Please keep reading your Newsletter as we hope to organise a fundraising event in the New Year.
In the meantime, thank you to all of you who have made donations and I hope you all enjoy a lovely Christmas and New Year.

Hedgeley’s Poppy Display – May Wilson
Here are some images of the poppy display Hedgeley WI produced, WI members, with the help of volunteers as far away as
Newcastle knitted and crocheted over 800 poppies for the tribute in honour of the fallen in all conflicts.
Noreen Birine our Treasurer skilfully stitched all the poppies to make the display which is in the Community Garden here in
Powburn near the War Memorial.

Cramlington Celebrate their 90th
Marj attended Cramlington’s 90th celebration in October and helped with cutting of the cake.



Bardon Mill Goes Crackers
Bardon Mill’s Chat and Chill group have made these for our Christmas Party…and everyone for future years as they can be re-filled!   Could only be WI!!!


Pumpkin Floral Workshop
Everyone enjoyed the workshop led by Alison Scrimshaw at the end of October – some very wonderfully scary arrangements
were made..

Stop Press!
Pat Douglas has picked up some of the tree order. Collection of the free trees will be available soon to those who have ordered.
A collection date will be arranged with every order.

An Accordion Adventure with Victoria Molnar
The accordion it seems to be a bit of a M armite instrument . You either love it or hate it. Some assumed that the accordion
is only good for busking, but Victoria will explain how the instrument works and demonstrate its adaptability playing different styles and genres of music from around the world. She has been playing for 36 years now and was the UK Solo Champion for her age group on three separate occasions.
Contact: M: 07932 691 391 E:
Cost £60 Travel within 45 mins 1 hour of Alnwick

Carol Burnett who gave a presentation entitled ‘ Home Sweet Home’ Norwegian Style for Longhorsley WI. This was one of many talks that Carol delivers, ranging from Architecture to Medicinal Plants, the choice is yours. We also enjoyed her talk on Women in the Arts & Crafts movement via zoom during the lock down. Contact:
Nick Johnson spoke about The Northumbrian Veteran Tree Project . This talk was very timely, given that Nick was speaking to the Longhorsley WI about identifying and appreciating trees during COP26. He described what the project involved, the aims and achievements so far and how he hopes to develop the project in the future. His presentation was very engaging; encouraging audience participation with a mini quiz, illustrating the age of trees with old and new photographs and explaining how he needs to promote the work to encourage volunteers.
Harps Northumbria were at Rochester WI last week. We thought they were fantastic so much talent from these ladies.  It was lovely just to relax and listen to beautiful music. Contact: The Secretary Morag Pugh T: 01670 772 234 / E:
Clare Rebucha was at Newbiggin by the Sea WI. They were treated to a demonstration and guidance on amateur Glass Painting. It was very interesting experience and a very enjoyable experience was had by all.

Northumberland WI

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