Stanhoe WI visits Sandringham royal stables

Flanked by trustee, Rosalie Monbiot (left) and community musician David Saunders, members of Stanhoe and Barwick WI, present the cheque to the dementia hub.   From left - treasurer Mary Lancefield, secretary Geraldine Butcher, president Pam Austin and project secretary Chloe Dinwiddy MLNF15PB09730 ANL-150917-103252001
Flanked by trustee, Rosalie Monbiot (left) and community musician David Saunders, members of Stanhoe and Barwick WI, present the cheque to the dementia hub. From left - treasurer Mary Lancefield, secretary Geraldine Butcher, president Pam Austin and project secretary Chloe Dinwiddy MLNF15PB09730 ANL-150917-103252001
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A tour of the Queen’s stud at Sandringham by Stanhoe and Barwick Women’s Institute last week raised money for dementia patients.

On Wednesday the WI celebrated the centenary of its birth. Stanhoe and Barwick founded only in 1919, celebrated the day in their own way by presenting a cheque for £430 to the Dementia hub at the Wells Community Hospital. The hub caters for up to 30 members from a wide area round Wells including Stanhoe, Burnham Market, the Creakes, Wighton and Warham who meet regularly for musical sing-songs with refreshments, drop-in sessions at the hospital cafe and activities mornings all aimed at triggering memories. “It’s a wonderfully generous gift, said trustee, Rosalie Monbiot. Without people like the Stanhoe WI we would not be able to keep vital facilities like this one going.”

Stanhoe and Barwick WI organised the tour of the stud and 20 members enjoyed the day. Their contributions together with donations raised the £430.

The cheque was handed over at a regular sing-along session taken by musician, David Saunders.

The picture shows trustee, Rosalie Monbiot, far left, and community musician David Saunders, far right, with WI treasurer Mary Lancefield, secretary Geraldine Butcher, president Pam Austin and project secretary Chloe Dinwiddy. MLNF15PB09730