JUDITH Arthur, president of Kirkley WI, introduced Laura Elliott from COCO.

The charity was founded by Steve Cram in 2000. It supports projects in South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. The charity provides toilets and classrooms to help education projects. Sally Milner gave the vote of thanks.

The business section of the meeting began with the singing of the national anthem and a toast to the Queen. The room was decorated with Jubilee bunting. Members were reminded that the Jubilee Tea is on June 28 when the dress code is red, white and blue.

The July meeting will be the outing to Monteviot House and Gardens.