As BBQ season has started early this year, West Ealing WI have been thinking about all things foodie! We are really excited that at our May meeting we will be visited by The Felix Project. This amazing London based organisation collects fresh, nutritious food that cannot be sold, and then delivers this surplus food to charities so they can provide healthy meals and help the most vulnerable in our society. The WI Food Matters resolution of 2016 encouraged us all to act on food waste and food poverty so we are looking forward to what promises to be an interesting and useful talk!
We will also be joined by wonderful chocolatier Lucy of Handmade in Ealing. Lucy will be bringing along some of her delicious chocolatey treats for us try and buy!
After our talk from The Felix Project we would love to host a recipe swap! If you’ve got a favourite recipe from the family records or just a great dish you’ve recently tried please bring it along. We would especially welcome any recipes to share with the group that are great for leftovers, store cupboard ingredients, or reinventing something we all throw away too easily. Bring along a print out of a starter, main, side dish or pudding recipe.
West Ealing WI – Refuge donations
West Ealing WI supports Ealing Women’s Refuge with donations of items as well as fundraising. The donations from now on will include items that individuals specifically need as well as more general collections for everyone to use. This is the list for this month
- Size 6 Nappies
- Tampons and sanitary towels for heavy periods
- Shampoo and conditioner for adults and children
- Clothes for children (boys and girls) ages 2 to 8 years old
- Clothes for women sizes 8 to 18
Bake off – Waste Not Want Not
In the spirt of avoiding foodwaste we are adopting the theme that has graced many a grandmothers’ lips “Waste Not Want Not”. Whether it’s a carrot or courgette cake made out of that too big bag of veg, or using that bottle of almond essence or bag of macadamia nuts you bought for a fancy bake and haven’t used since, bring us a bake that uses up something hanging around in your fridge or cupboard. Please do ensure that items are in date before use, we wish to encourage foodie frugality not food poisoning! As ever, please bring your receipts if you wish to be reimbursed.
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West Ealing WI Walking Group
Helen is starting our new WEWI Walking group! We are really excited about this new addition to our extra curricula activities. Helen has several interesting London walks to offer, these promise to be fact filled fun affairs of a couple of hours in length, with a gentle pace and ending in a refreshing beverage at a pub!
Hanwell Carnival: get baking! – 16th June
We’re excited to once again be selling cakes for a good cause at Hanwell Carnival on 16th June. This is a really fantastic opportunity to fundraise for a cause of our members choosing. However, in order to raise the money we need our fantastic members to get baking!
Family favourites and traditional cakes always go down best at our cake stalls. Savoury items were an unexpected hit last time too! If you would like to be a baker or a stall helper please get in contact with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
West Ealing WI Raffle
The West Ealing WI Raffle cupboard is beginning to look a little bare! Each year we raise over £250 for good causes with our raffle. West Ealing WI raffle is a really fun way to fundraise, and at 50p a ticket a total bargain if you win a prize! We ask that our members and visitors bring along donations to the raffle so that we can continue to raise funds for our chosen causes.