The July meeting included a visit from Toni-Marie Dorkings from Paul Sartori who accepted a cheque for £500 from Summerhill WI which had been raised at the Coronation Bottle Stall and the Strawberry Tea.

Summerhill WI Vice President Susan then welcomed Jane and Michael Bayliss who presented a marvellous display of Japanese Kimonos ranging from everyday cotton to the most sumptuous silk wedding style complete with gold embroidery. They had also brought footwear and undergarments along with hair combs, fans and parasols. Marlene gave the vote of thanks for a most interesting and informative presentation.

Following refreshments served by Dawn and Linnia, the raffle was drawn with Jane winning the monthly raffle and Pam, Linnia and Linda winning the Japanese items donated by the speaker.

Monthly business continued with apologies noted and thanks given to Linda for the floral sugar-craft arrangement on the President’s table also thanks to members for their PATCH donations.

It was with sadness that the death of past member Thelma Richards was recorded. Get well wishes were passed on to Eileen Algate who is in hospital after a fall. Members were pleased to congratulate Dawn’s daughter Eleri on her recent marriage to Mike.

The outing to St Fagan’s had been a very enjoyable day with lovely weather and thanks were given to Hilary for organising everything. The Strawberry Tea had also been a great success with good community and federation support.

The Federation Letter was read and discussed and the financial statement given. The NFWI AGM delegates report had been received and available for members.

Summerhill WI meets at Amroth Parish Hall, Pembrokeshire on the second Monday of the month, at 7pm.

The next meeting will be the Harvest on Monday, September 11 at 7pm in the hall at Summerhill. There will be no auction this year but members are asked to bring donations of tinned or dry goods for the Harvest Table which will then be donated to PATCH.

The meeting closed with wishes for everyone to have a pleasant Summer holiday.

The Paul Sartori Foundation Hospice at Home charity offers a 24/7 on-call facility, a standby service, hands-on day and night respite care, as well as symptom management. Working closely with other health and social care professionals they complement statutory services to deliver the right care tailored to meet the needs of end-of-life patients, their families and carers. The support provided by the charity is regarded as “invaluable”, a “great comfort” and makes “a difficult time so much easier”.

Further information on the charity, and its services, visit their website, or phone 01437 763223.