Posts by Debbie Harris

Fashion show a great success!

Thanks to everyone who came and supported our fashion show last week – the models, those who donated raffle prizes and to Artichoke Sarah for such a brilliant presentation of her fabulous outfits. More soon about the money we raised for the Wayland Memory Cafe!

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A peek at what’s on the cat walk at our fashion show!

With our fashion show just under two weeks away we though we’d give you a little glimpse of what Artichoke will be showing and selling. But first Sarah from Artichoke gives us a little run down on what to expect this Autumn! “Autumn Winter 2017 is all about Everyday Opulence. When one of our designers…

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Summer lunch June 2017

For our Summer Lunch, we were very pleased to welcome along Kate Barmby as our guest speaker to our very well supported lunch. Kate is a farmer’s daughter who is married with two daughters. Kate developed a love of baking practically as soon as she could stand up and was frequently baking at home from…

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Charity fashion show with Artichoke

We are thrilled to be running another charity fashion show featuring fabulous clothes from local company Artichoke who specialise in stylish casual clothing designed for the age 35+ woman who lives in the country. They stock a great range of cords, jeans and casual trousers together with jackets, gilets, T shirt, knitwear and shirts. The…

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Spring lunch in full blossom!

 For our Spring lunch, not only did we welcome the sunshine, but Lois Gill, the creative director of Blossom and Yarn. What started with an idea for a flower festival, was grown after seeing a knitted Christmas tree at another event.  The idea of Blossom and Yarn was created so knitters of the village of…

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Christmas 2017 lunch

At our Christmas lunch, we enjoyed Davina Tanner OBE’s talk about Café Britannia in Norwich.  The Café, which offers fresh cooked food, is a social enterprise set up in 2014 by Davina, on a shoestring budget including her own personal savings.  Alongside civilians, the Café employs inmates of HMP Norwich, Bure and Wayland providing rehabilitation…

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March 2017 lunch

Our Spring lunch will be held on Thursday 30 March. We are thrilled that our speaker will be Lois Gill. Lois is the Artisitic Director of Blossom and Yarn who came up with the idea after deciding she wanted to do something a bit different for the church flower festival.  Lois is a keen gardener,…

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Christmas lunch 2016

Our Christmas lunch will be held on Wednesday 30th November at Broom Hall. Our speaker will be Davina Tanner OBE, co- founder and Chief Executive of Britannia Enterprise, a social enterprise run in partnership with HMP Norwich. Menu Glass of Wine or Fruit Juice on Arrival Roast Norfolk Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing and Sausage & Bacon…

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Autumn lunch 2016

For our September 2016 lunch, we welcomed Jo Wilson, Executive Director of Unity in Diversity, a community interest company focusing on celebrating difference in diversity. Jo gave an interesting account of her life including growing up with parents from opposite ends of the world, snippets of school life, working in careers guidance, her position at…

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Tenth anniversary lunch – June 2016

We were delighted that Jan Godfrey and Suzanne Rhind from the Wayland Partnership were able to join us for our tenth anniversary celebrations, as the group was their brainchild at its commencement in 2006. We particularly appreciated their help in cutting the cake! Our inspirational speaker was Joan Khurody who published her first book (her…

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