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A Lucky Night

It was great to be back after the Summer and it was wonderful to welcome Myfanwy back from Leatherhead Start to give her a cheque for £1330 and a large donation of cleaning products as our fundraising for them came to an end. She was absolutely thrilled by the Belles generosity and this money has been ringfenced to provide a Drug & Alcohol support worker for their clients! Our September meeting was kicked off with a fabulous speaker, Super Lucky Di Coke a ‘Comper’. A #Comper is someone who makes a career out of entering and winning competitions. She shared with us her fantastic story of how she started and of all the wonderful prizes she has won so far – totalling around £300,000, including a car; holidays; trips to restaurants and football tickets- it was fascinating. She gave us the highs and lows of how to be a Comper & left us with her book ‘Super Lucky Bootcamp’ from which she generously donated all the proceeds to our next chosen charity.

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Belles Burlesque

Wow, Wow, Wow! We had an absolute blast at our April meeting. It was one of the funniest and most entertaining evenings ever!! We welcomed Lindsey Dixon Barrell (aka Ms Cherry Bombe) and her Burlesque Bombes and they were outstanding. All WI members themselves, Lindsey told us her story of being alone, middle aged with no friends and how she found a burlesque class locally. She then joined the WI and created a burlesque troupe within the #WI itself. It was a fantastic and very funny story, the laughter in the hall was rapturous. The evening ended with a little routine to Chris De Burgh’s ‘Patricia the Stripper’. It was a very memorable evening! #Burlesque is definitely in the Belles itinerary!