Treacles group aims to be WI treat
A NEW Women’s Institute has started in Tytherington.
The Tytherington Treacles, made up of women aged from their 20s to their 70s, is the 200th such group to open in Cheshire.
A special meeting attended by chairwoman of the WI Cheshire Federation, Frances Woollam, and Ann Daughtrey, WI advisor, took place earlier this month to sign the constitution that makes the group official.
More than 50 ladies turned out on the opening night to celebrate, enjoying a ‘Pamper and Prosecco’ night complete with demonstrations of the latest hair, beauty and make-up trends.
Local professionals were also on hand to share their top tips on nails, make up, hair and facial care.
Newly elected president April Ackerley said: “It’s wonderful to have so many ladies come together to celebrate the formation of Tytherington Treacles WI – officially the 200th branch in Cheshire.”
Sarah Hargreaves, secretary, said: “April and I both wanted to learn new skills, share our own knowledge and make new friends, so we decided to look into joining a WI
“But we had such a huge amount of interest we formed our own branch.”
Along with plenty of bubbles and home-made cakes, a raffle was held with prizes kindly donated by Boots, Lindsay Howard Hairdressers, Tesco, The Tytherington Club and Cherry Blossom Bakery.
The group meet on the second Monday of every month at Marlborough Primary School on Tytherington Drive.
The next meeting will take place on Monday, March 14, at 7.30pm.
All ladies are welcome to attend.
The WI is the largest voluntary women’s organisation in the UK and celebrated its centenary last year.
●● From left: Ann Daughtrey, Francis Woollam, Tytherington Treacles president April Ackerley and secretary Sarah Hargreaves
●● Tytherington School staff and pupils celebrate after being ranked in the top 10 per cent of sixth forms in the country