Lyn Hand our Denman representative has news of a Beryl Hood Bursary, our Federation trip in October 2019 and an update on the Saving Denman Appeal.
The Federation is offering a bursary from the Beryl Hood bequest of £330 pounds for an open course at Denman to be used between 1st October 2019 and 30th September 2020. The winner will also receive help with travel expenses up to £50. If you are interested please send your name and contact details to WI House, 11 White Friars, Chester, CH1 1NZ by 13th September 2019. And there are still a few places available for the CFWI visit to Denman from 25th to 27th October 2019 for more information click here. You may have been unable to commit or have a space opened in your diary so if you can now join us please send your name and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org for further information
Lyn also writes ‘At the Denman Ambassadors Conference which I attended recently we learned about the plans the new manager has developed with his team to refurbish Denman and to make it pay its way. Many of you have been asking about the Saving Denman Fund – it has been put in a separate account to be used for improvements to the building and facilities, not for day to day maintenance. The plan is to spend £70,000 in each of the next 5 years and progress will be reviewed before allocating the rest of the fund. All money sent to Denman marked for the Saving Denman Appeal has gone into that fund. It stands at £760,000. All the plans are based on reports which had already been done on the state of the building and Health and Safety. To ensure Denman pays for itsself new contracts have been negotiated with suppliers and cost saving practices have been implemented which include all meals being buffet style. So why not book a course and go to see for yourself. Or join us on the Federation trip in October. And if you want to know more I can come to your WI to talk about Denman.’ Contact Lyn as above.