By Margaret:  This was a comment made by a visiting schoolboy on a recent trip arranged by his school to Willowood Hospice.  He’d obviously come expecting a sad time, but his ideas underwent a radical change when he saw the newly refurbished building, the friendly nurses and other staff, and the newly renovated garden.  At their last meeting the members of Glossopdale Womens’ Institute came to more fully understand his point of view after they had listened to John Fellowes, fundraiser at Willow Wood, explain the wide variety of activities carried out at the hospice for both day visitors and in-patients alike.  His enthusiasm for the work undertaken by the hospice was infectious as he explained how much they rely on local support to provide the excellent service given by their highly trained staff and small army of willing and supportive volunteers.  At the end of the meeting, John was given a cheque for £120 from the Institute and he issued a warm invitation to Members to come and see for themselves all that was done at Willow Wood – an invitation which they will be delighted to accept sometime in the next few months..

The next Meeting will be held at 9.30a.m. on Wednesday 21st May at the Labour Club on Chapel Street when we shall welcome another local visitor, Nigel Dunkerley who will be telling us about his research into Glossopians who were involved in the First World War.  All ladies are welcome to come and visit us for our contribution to the centennial memorial of that sad time.