MWC Yeovilton with “a little bit more”

Published: June, 2018

MWC Yeovilton is at full speed with SINGINGSHARING in local group activities, and SUPPORTING local communities in their fundraising events.

The choir has myriad talented members who, through choir, have started various groups to enable women to tap into emerging skills.  To date there have been:

Three weekend getaways including ones with canoeing, axe throwing, archery, impromptu singing etc! 

Two training days with creative skills as well as singing.

Cinema trips which usually includes spontaneous giggles and song in equal measures. 

Amazing Pole and Hoop workouts with a waiting list for the next session. 

Twice weekly walking group catering for all abilities, where the world has been put to rights on more than one occasion!

Once a month on a Friday we have “ladies who lunch”. This has been a super way to get everyone from different sections to really have time to find out about each other.

There have been invitations to indulge in our addictions involving wool and needles, whether it’s crochet, knitting or tapestry (all equally addictive once you start).

And then there is the cycling group which is open to all abilities. This began after Debs Ashwell took part on the RTN 2016 and came back, showed us her medal and told us what she had achieved. She inspired us to have a go and so we did. I write this after our second year, as Sarah Attwood, Jill Brighouse, Sarah Crosby, Pippa Elliot, Nicola Hale, Suzi Othen and ex member Yvonne Harris have just completed the 104km ride, not only through the night, but through the traffic-filled London roads, where the conditions this year can only be described as biblical. Rain, thunder, hail and lightening, appalling visability and a headwind.

Our donating supporters got value for money this year!!! Each person overcame their own hurdles and individual challenges and were all spurred on by each other. “Pothole”, “flood” and the “Surrey special” (speed bump with a pothole on top) became the cries of the night.

There were 450 punctures recorded, quite a few falls (resulting in A&E visits) and some amazing ladies who stopped as they just couldn’t battle with the headwind on top of being soaking wet and freezing cold at 3am. All 7 of our incredible ladies finished.  I am honoured to ride with these crazy ladies and Cheers, MWC Yeovilton, for the introduction.

Sarah Crosby, Choir Member

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