Welcome back to FGWI and our September meeting, and what a meeting it was. We decided to invite a few of the organisations whom we have supported over the last year or so, and welcomed some new ones.
Amongst our groups, Bruce Stokes from the Churches FoodBank and Ruth from RAMP ( whom we support on a bi- monthly basis, ) gave a lovely emotive talk, about the work their respective organisations do in the borough.
We also invited Andy from the Calais refugee group, Dementia Friends, from Newham and St Barts hospital.
Lloyd from Forest Gate Community Garden, Lorraine and Jasmin from LOLAs Homeless, and Jackie from the Cygnus Trust ( which is an organisation who give grants to small groups ,)
There was a lot of opportunity to chat to the organisations , and to see how we could help .
It was a pretty emotional evening, as we also held a collection for one of our members Judith Kay, who recently passed away, plus Lorraine from LOLAS talking from the heart about the homeless in Newham.
A big, big thank you to all of the organisations who came along, and shared with us,all the fantastic work they do. There are some pretty dedicated staff and volunteers in and around Newham.
NEXT MONTH- it’s party time.Forest Gate WI will be 5 years old. We’ll be having a party, with some very special guests.