Coffee Beans fundraiser at Di’s

This morning, instead of heading out to a local cafe for our monthly Coffee Beans get-together, we all met at Di’s house to raise a bit of money for ourselves.

There were so many wonderful and delicious cakes!


The weather couldn’t have been better to enjoy the stunning views of green and pleasant fields, not to mention the Mount, from Di’s house.


We all had such great fun and we raised just over £100 for our funds at the same time!

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to support us, to everyone who baked and helped with the raffle and especially to Di for hosting!

Click here to some more photos of the morning.


Ludgvan Open Village Day

What a splendid time we all had at this year’s Ludgvan Open Village Day on Sunday!

Our stall was chock-a-block with gorgeous hand-crafted items, jams, books and plants. It really did look fantastic, especially with our bunting-clad gazebo and our banner proudly displayed.


If you weren’t there, you certainly missed a treat. There were 21 open gardens, varying from stunning grand lawns to tucked-away pocket gardens. We heard a jazz band, a choir and more. Sausages, barbecued fish, cake and ice cream were all on offer for those with appetites. Fantastic artwork was on display in the church, including some lovely pieces by our own talented Rosemary Gries.


The day was held to raise funds for the Murley Hall Development Fun (of particular interest to us), Cornwall Wildlife Trust and ACE (Aid Conservation through Education), all very worthwhile causes. We’ve been told that a grand total of £2,581.09 was raised!

As for Crowlas & Ludgvan WI, we raised over £100 – which still leaves us with £80 after making a contribution to the day’s fundraising. We should all be very proud of ourselves, both for adding to our own coffers and for helping to support some really worthwhile causes.


Thank you to everyone who worked on the stall, made and donated items to sell, and to those who stopped by to say hello as well!


Thanks to Mary and Ruth for the lovely photos!

Farmers’ Market

On Friday, we had a stall at the Penzance Farmers’ Market. The array of craft items we had on sale was truly amazing. You are all such talented ladies!


Foot traffic at the market was very light, unfortunately. Many of the regular vendors told us that things hadn’t picked up much since the market returned to St John’s Hall. We are sure they will, however, as the market is such a treasure!

In the end we made nearly £70 for Crowlas & Ludgvan WI, which is nothing to sneeze at. And we’ll be at Ludgvan Village Open Day this Sunday to try to add more to our coffers!


Thank you so much to all who made and donated items for the stall, as well as to those who staffed it during the morning. You’re all stars!


Raising money for Cancer Research UK with Hazel

This month’s Coffee Beans get-together was a fundraising coffee morning at Hazel’s house. Hazel, along with a few others of us, will be participating in the Race for Life later this month. Hazel used her coffee morning to help raise sponsorship funds, and did very well!02

As for the rest of us, we all enjoyed some absolutely delicious cake and great conversation.

01(Thanks to Ruth for the photos!)


Wyevale Christmas market

A huge thank you goes out to everyone who helped with our stall at Wyevale’s Christmas market on Saturday. From people who baked, sewed and crafted to those who worked on the stall – we all pulled together as we always do!


I’m pleased to report that we raised a total of £151.55 for Crowlas & Ludgvan WI. That money will be put to very good use in splurging a bit on some top-notch speakers over the next couple of years, so we all benefit.


Click here to see more pictures of our stall and some of the shenanigans our members got up to at the garden centre!

Thanks again, everyone!

Find us at the Farmers’ Market this Friday!

farmers marketThis Friday, 4 October, we’ll have a stall at the Penzance Farmer’s Market at St John’s Hall.

If you have anything in the way of produce, baked goods or craft items you’d like to donate for us to sell, please drop it off at Gill’s by Thursday at the latest.

If you can’t donate anything, don’t worry! But please do stop by on Friday if you can and say hello!

Mazey Day

Thanks to Julia’s hard work for Golowan, we were given a Mazey Day stall right on Market Jew Street in the thick of things!

We shared the stall with some lovely ladies from Germoe & District W.I. and, I must say, it all looked most impressive.

So many of us were busy baking during the week and we wound up with an incredible assortment of cakes, biscuits, brownies, muffins, flapjacks, macaroons and sausage rolls!

In spite of the early start and the hard work, there was still time for some laughs:

It was all hands on deck, with pairs of ladies staffing the stall throughout the day from 7am until the bitter end. (Apologies for not having any photos of those of you who worked later in the afternoon, but I’d gone home by then!)

By the end, we’d completely sold out of everything and we made £112! Now that’s a good day!