We met in the church hall on Sept. 1st, our first meeting of the autumn session. Our speaker was Elin Jones from Ty Hapus (Happy House) in Barry which opened five years ago as a result of fund raising by Justine Pickering whose mother, at 54 years had a rare form of dementia. Ty Hapus was originally set up to support young people living with dementia but on a Thursday, people over 65 years are welcome at the day centre which is linked to the Alzeimer’s Society for training and support and the staff work very hard to encourage participation in any social groups available, such as a golf group, fitness group and music and poetry are often introduced.
Ty Hapus looks forward toward moving to new premises at Barry Community Hospital at the end of the year where two gardens will be available for their use so there will be many interesting challenges ahead.
As a result of our fund raising during 2016 Madeleine was able to present Elin with a cheque for £450 00 which was gratefully received on behalf of Ty Hapus and all members of Wenvoe WI are thanked for their hard work and effort in raising this sum.
After refreshments it was down to business. We were reminded of forthcoming events within the Glamorgan Federation, especially the Harvest Supper, on Oct 10th, hosted by Culverhouse Cross WI. Final plans will be discussed at our October meeting. Raffle prize went to Phyllis.
Next meeting is on October 6th, Church Hall at 7pm when the speaker will be John Sheen (uncle of Michael) and his subject will be “A Christmas Cracker”. Visitors are welcome