Get involved in Crosspool Women’s Institute

Fancy being part of the largest women’s voluntary organisation in the country? This year the Women’s Institute celebrated its centenary and is going from strength to strength.

Crosspool WI has just welcomed in a new president, Dawn Boulter, so it’s a very exciting time to join.

As we move in to 2016 we have a fantastic programme of events, which will soon be available to pick up from Stephen Hill church.

For more information check out www.crosspoolwi.moonfruit.com; or email us on crosspoolwi@live.co.uk; or call the secretary Faye Brownon 07732 308768.

Upcoming Crosspool WI meetings

Details of the next few Crosspool WI meetings have been announced:

Monday 21 May, 7-9pm Crosspool WI evening group St Columba’s church. Guest speaker: Alan Sherwood ‘Living in the Antarctic’
Monday 28 May, 1-3pm Crosspool WI afternoon group Gardening Q&A with Richard from Valleyside. Meet 12.45pm at Stephen Hill church for a lift or 1pm at Valleyside cafe
Monday 18 June, 7-9pm Crosspool WI evening group St Columba’s church. Guest speaker: Fibre Arts ‘Jubilee Pottery’

For more information, follow Crosspool WI on Facebook, Twitter or call 07894 387406.

Crosspool WI meeting on Monday

The next Crosspool Women’s Institute meeting takes place on Monday 16 April at St Columba’s Church from 7-9pm. All ladies are welcome – bring £4.50 as there’s wine and nibbles.

Last month Julia Connelly from Crosspool’s Craft Angels explained on Radio Sheffield why the group has been set up: “In Crosspool there is a diverse range of ages, and a WI is something that can bring women together, especially young mums whose children have gone to school. A lot of our population also include professional people who have come to Sheffield for university and then stayed with no family living nearby.”

If you want to find out more then you can turn up on Monday or get in touch on 0114 266 7339 07894 387406.

Meeting to discuss a Crosspool Women’s Institute

A meeting is taking place in February to discuss the idea of starting a local Women’s Institute (WI).

If you’re interested then come along to The Sportsman pub on Thursday 9 February for a 7pm start. More information is available from Craft Angels – you can pop into the shop or call them on 0114 266 7339.

The Women’s Institute community organisation has existed since 1915 and has over 208,000 members across 7,000 WIs. It has experience a resurgence in recent years, with WIs such as the Seven Hills group in Sheffield being over subscribed.