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Thanks were given to Barbara Hides in her absence for once again opening her garden for the annual Cream Tea event. Without Barbara and Bills hard work Lr. Withington W.I. would not have such good speakers throughout the year. The weather was a little unkind but once again it was a great afternoon.

Our speaker was Doug Parker accompanied by his wife talking about the charity Children of Romania that Congleton churches support. A monk called Brother Csaba started to renovate a derelict monastery and take in homeless children of whom there were many in the years following the communist regime. There were so many children that a Franciscan foundation led by Brother Csaba began to organise more rudimentary homes for them in other villages. When Doug Parker became involved during his term as Mayor of the Borough of Congleton he visited Hungary and saw for himself the awful conditions and the work the foundation was trying to do. This is when the charity was named and Congleton became involved. Today help is given by way of Christmas boxes, money for rebuilding and improving the houses and furnishing them. One is named Congleton House and the charity maintains this one. Work is ongoing and will continue to do so.

The competition of a hand knitted item for a child was won by Angela Barnshaw with Barbara Kennerley second. The raffle was won by Lisa Kennerley.

The next meeting is on June 22nd. When Jia Lui will talk about the Tea Ceremony and the competition will be a Tea Caddy.

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