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Over Peover WI Raise £2800 for the Christie

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To mark their 100th anniversary, Over Peover WI decided to link their big birthday to raising funds for The Christie and in particular The Christie at Macclesfield.

As the finale to the centenary celebrations, members were thrilled to welcome Louise Dawson from The Christie Charity and present her with a cheque for £2,800.

Louise congratulated the group and said 'what a fantastic achievement this was'. She explained where the money would be used and how cancer touches most of our lives.

As this year was special, extra activities were added to the WI calendar, including an Open Afternoon at the village hall which attracted lots of visitors. Members sold cakes, held a raffle and presented a village 100 year history timeline which was fascinating.

The afternoon also included the launch of the Over Peover WI Centenary Cookbook which
contains 100 of the members favourite recipes.

The smart A5 Cookbook has sold over 280 copies and sales are still going strong. They make perfect Christmas gifts and people have been so taken by the pictures that illustrator and WI member Audrey Lindsay, has received two commissions ... a wonderful endorsement.

If you are interested in the WI or getting hold of a copy of this lovely Cookbook just contact us. E:, Tel: 07500 250969


1. WI members present the the cheque to the Christie – from left to right Ingrid Phillips, Louise Dawson from the Christie, June Leach President WI and Stevie Ball.

2. Louise enjoys reading the cookbook and picking up a few tips.

3. The Cookbook is flying off the shelves. £10 a copy and all proceeds go to The Christie.

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