A Busy Weekend for the WI!

Kicking off the Bank Holiday weekend was our Coffee with the Chair fundraising event, held this year at Marazion Community Centre. There was no official count taken, but we think there must have been about 200 members there!

The hall was abuzz with happy chatter, as members got together to enjoy coffee and cake, and to browse all the stalls. Many went home laden with plants, jigsaw puzzles, raffle prizes and even a bit of extra cake for later.

A coach full of members then went on for an afternoon in St Ives and, by all reports, they had a great time. The bonus was an afternoon of good weather!

The Board of Trustees is so grateful for the support of our members who came out to help us raise money toward the cost of our presence at the Royal Cornwall Show. We couldn’t do it without you!

You can see more photos of the coffee morning here:

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On Sunday, a number of WIs, along with representatives of the CFWI Board of Trustees, attended the Coronation Parade in Truro. It was such a special event and they all felt so lucky to be part of it, marching along with members of the military, other community groups and local Mayors and dignitaries.

Following the parade was a Coronation service in Truro Cathedral. It was wonderful to see the Cathedral completely full! In addition to the moving service, those who attended heard the beautiful voices of the Cathedral’s girl choristers, whom we’d all seen the day before singing at Westminster Abbey. They heard first hand from one of the choristers about the experience of singing for the King and Queen at such a historic event. They saw Camborne dance group the TR14ers perform – this local dance charity uses dance to make a positive difference in the lives of young people. Col. Edward Bolitho, OBE, Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall, also spoke, honouring the new King and Queen, and giving people a little humorous insight into what went on behind the scenes leading up to the Coronation.

You can see more photos of the Coronation parade here:

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