WOMEN’S INSTITUTE: This month, six visitors were welcomed to the meeting by Julie Hadwin who took the chair in the absence of both the president and vice-president. Mary Johnston reported on her recent visit to the annual council meeting in Truro which she had found most interesting, particularly the person who spoke about St Petrocs – a charity supporting homeless people in the area. Two members were interested in attending a meeting in February “On with the Show” when they will be given tips on what judges are looking for from entries to competitions such as at the Royal Cornwall Show. Arrangements were made for the December meeting which will be a party at the home of institute president Fay Iliffe. The visitors were invited to attend – an opportunity to get to know the members and hopefully want to join the WI. There followed an Indian cookery demonstration by local resident Gita Gates, a lady who comes from Gujaret, a state in western India. She explained that the dishes are mostly vegetarian and demonstrated the cooking of one of her recipes which members were able to sample along with another dish which Gita had prepared earlier. She also made puris for her audience to sample. The competition for an arrangement of herbs was won by Margot Saul. The WI is always ready to welcome new members. Anyone interested in joining the group shold call the secretary on 01736 762334.
METHODISTS: Elsie Balme from Porthleven conducted the Remembrance Day service on Sunday when there was a good gathering at the war memorial. Wreaths were laid for the Royal British Legion by Dick Brunwin, for Breage Parish Council by Rosie Wyvern-Batt, and by Lieutenant Commander Robin Suckling, representing the commanding officer and ship’s company at RNAS Culdrose. Crosses were laid for those listed on the memorial. Thanks were extended to William Iliffe who played the Last Post and Reveille. The service continued in the chapel where Elsie recalled some wartime stories, together with some special memories. Hymns were accompanied by Mavis Harper. A collection for the Earl Haigh Fund amounted to £87.
PRIMARY SCHOOL: Winners of the 100 Club for September were Mrs Crane, Mrs Forrester and Mrs Treloar and for October Miss Bradbury, Mrs Thomas and Mrs Anderson. There are numbers available and if interested please visit the school office for a form. This term, on Fridays, Emerald and Diamond classes are having Spanish and music lessons and Sapphire and Zircon classes will take part in religious education and multi-skills. The children had a great time running in their pyjamas at Praa Sands Beach during the school holidays. Louis Bell from Year 6 raised £70.50 with the help of Lucy, Louis, Austin, Jake and Jago for the Blue Peter Appeal. Friday is Children in Need day when the children will be dressing up in their favourite colours. The next meeting for the Friends of Godolphin Primary School takes place on Thursday, November 22, in Little Dolphins pre-school room starting at 2.30pm. Help is need for the Christmas dinner in December. Readers who can help should see Mrs Teeder in the office.
ACTION FOR CHARITY: During June next year women of all ages are joining together to cycle 400km through the Rift Valley from the slopes of Mount Kenya to the shores of Lake Victoria in aid of three cancer charities. Jackie Knox from Breage, a radiologist at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, in Truro, is taking part. Sandra Blower at the Godolphin Arms kick-started her sponsorship on Saturday evening with entertainment by the Cornish singers Thrawd Together who gave their services free. Together with a raffle and food available with a percentage going to the charities, £195 was raised.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR WITH LUNCH: The bazaar and lunch will be held on Thursday, December 6, from 10.30am to 1.30pm in the Methodist schoolroom. Lunch will be served from noon.