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Chocolate demonstration raises funds for Women's Institute College

PUBLISHED: 15:56 18 October 2017 | UPDATED: 15:56 18 October 2017

Blundeston WI cheque presentation. Christine Goldson, Barbara Shaw and Jane Collier. Picture: Mick Howes

Blundeston WI cheque presentation. Christine Goldson, Barbara Shaw and Jane Collier. Picture: Mick Howes

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When the Women's Institute (WI) sent out a national appeal to its members to raise two million pounds to support the organisation's Denman College in Oxford, a local branch came up with an innovative way to pay their share.

The committee of Blundeston and Flixton WI decided to ask one of its members, Barbara Shaw, to arrange a chocolate demonstration for which she is well known.

Mrs Shaw said: “We charged £5 entry and of course had a raffle and raised just over £420, the institute made this up to £450, which was a brilliant result. The demonstration showed how to produce homemade chocolates and sweets including Chocolate Surprises, Truffles and Coffee Creams. While whipping up these delights I regaled the audience with light hearted jokes.”

At a recent meeting held in Blundeston Village Hall, Jane Collier, a member of the Board of Suffolk East WI Federation was presented with the cheque by President Christine Goldson.

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