Pakefield Wives – who are we?

We are a group of women who meet fortnightly on Wednesdays in Pakefield Church Hall, beginning at 7.30pm, unless otherwise stated, and our aims are:

*  Promoting friendship, support and social activities for women in the local community

*  Raising funds for our four charitable causes for this year –  John Turner House (residential respite care), Lowestoft Women’s Refuge, Myeloma Research and Suffolk Family Carers.

All women are welcome (whether or not you are a wife !) and visitors pay £2.00 on the door. Please contact our leader Marilyn Cheeseman for further information  on Tel. 01502 528526 or just come along.


Member Pat (Challis) was our speaker-cum-demonstrator at our meeting on the 28th November with a surprise assistant – member Mollie M. Well, it was a surprise for Mollie as she was anticipating enjoying an evening relaxing, being entertained! She was standing in for her daughter who had had to pull out at the last moment as she had hurt her back.

Bearing in mind that Christmas was not too far away, Pat began her demonstration with two table decorations, one big and then a smaller version, explaining as she did so the materials she was using and how to arrange the foliage, remembering to keep it low in order to leave room for the candle which will inevitably burn down. Lemon and red spray carnations complimented the dark green of the foliage. Pat pointed out the need to water or spray.

Meanwhile, Mollie was putting together a container in the shape of a gold cracker with space in the middle for a small arrangement. She followed with this with a unique idea for a gift – a bottle (it was Cola but it could be, say, champagne) which was clipped to the neck with a small container which she filled with trailing ivy, plus other foliage, and some of the gold trinkets she had brought along, pale lemon and red carnations finished the display.

Marilyn thanked both Pat and Mollie for their evening of ideas for the Christmas Season which had duly inspired her and members alike.

The meeting on the 12th December was held in Pakefield Church, the annual Carol Service, and then back to the hall for coffee and mince pies. The Waveney Singers entertained members and Marilyn gave the vote of thanks. We meet again for our AGM on the 9th January after which we will share supper and a quiz. Jan.23rd is our New Year lunch at the Rookery Golf Club
Members are wished a very happy and healthy 2019.