Issue 13: August 2021
106 years of #InspiringWomen
On 16 September 2021 we'll be celebrating #WIDay, and we're turning 106! 

The theme for this year's WI Day is friendship and we'll be shining a light on the special and lifelong friendships that are made in the WI. Keep your eyes on our social media channels for updates.
WI Highlights: Crafting for climate and people
Crafters from Siddal Sisters WI took to their local park to stage a gentle protest as part of the Craftivist Collective's
#CanaryCraftivists campaign calling for further and faster action on climate change ahead of COP26 in November! 
Two members of Radwinter WI made the ‘No More Loopholes’ bracelet ahead of the climate change conference COP26 in November. This craft action calls on the Govt to deliver a greener, cleaner & healthier future for everyone.
Great Coates WI distributed 25 homemade soap bags filled with emergency supplies and 40 book bags to their local Women's Aid. This was one of their lockdown projects!
No More Violence: 16 Days of Action

From the 25 November – 10 December we are encouraging members to take part in the 16 Days of Action Against Gender-Based Violence. Building on the success of previous years, we are asking members to get involved by building links with your local women’s refuge.

Women’s refuges can often be in need of vital goods such as toiletries, children’s toys and books. You can also offer other support through craft sessions, providing home cooked meals or donating items that make the refuge more homely. Get in touch with your local refuge to let them know you are there to support them. You can do this by sending a handmade card to your local refuge with information on how to contact you when they need support.

Find the contact information of your local refuge to ask them what they need here.


New video series: 5 Minutes with a Denman at Home Tutor!

Want to get to know some of our fabulous Denman at Home tutors and find out about the courses they teach and how they got into doing what they love? Check out our video series where we hear from a different Denman at Home tutor every week!

The series can be viewed on Denman's Facebook page here.
Homemade bath bombs

Treat yourself to these luxurious homemade bath bombs, or make them to gift to some special.

Find the step by step instructions here.


Chicken breast wrapped in bacon with parsley butter

A summery dish perfect to cook on the barbeque this August - just wait for a sunny day to arrive!

Click here for the recipe.
Meet one of our WIs!

To find out more about what it's like to be a member of the WI, visit the 'WI profiles' page on our website. This month we're highlighting Wild at Heart WI, one of our newly formed virtual WIs which is part of Essex Federation. Click here to hear more from the members and why they decided to start a virtual WI!
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Are you interested in joining the WI? Forge friendships, learn new skills, have your voice heard and make a difference in your community. WI members are entitled to a great range of benefits.
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