Astbury Ladies Fellowship.

We had a delightful meeting in March when Jan Hardie-Woolridge talked about the garden in spring. She had brought many examples of flowering bulbs, blues, yellows and delicate cream, and went on to make many arrangements. She gave them to the raffle, and everyone went home with a prize. Her talk was very much
appreciated.
Kathleen Davenport and Ina Lomas sent thanks for our get well wishes, and Marie Lycett for her card and plant for her 102nd birthday. The Pancake Evening had raised £250 and the World Day of Prayer £253. Thank you to everyone who helped to make these events so successful, with particular thanks to the Class 5 members of Astbury school who read so beautifully.
The subscription remains at £19, and the April meeting will be our AGM. Our speaker will be Kevin Reynolds, who calls his talk ‘Dispelling the myths – an introduction to bats.’ In May we shall have George Lane, chaplain at Manchester Airport: he is an excellent speaker and this will be an open meeting. For June, there was discussion of a tea party – so watch this space. Another speaker runs a willow weaving workshop – she shows you how to make a bird feeder, which you are able to take away with you. Members were asked if this was if interest, and would they be prepared to pay a little towards the session. Members agreed, and we shall be doing this in September.
We voted to retain the Luncheon at the Legs of Man in July. We are also going to have a stall at the May Day (on the 18th) selling plants, with proceeds to church funds. If you could help or give us a plant, get in touch with me (01260 274190). Pamela Price is knitting chick covers for a chocolate egg (£2.50 each), also for church, so get in touch if you would like any of these. We look forward to seeing you on 17th April.

Carole Goodwin.