GEDLING WOMEN'S INSTITUTE
Welcome to the Gedling Women’s Institute’s website.
We hope the website will inform and involve all our members and visitors.
Gedling WI is a charity and we aim to improve women’s lives in our community and benefit life in the Gedling area. It is a chance for women to:
make new friends and enjoy friendship;
take part in a wide range of opportunities including monthly meetings, a varied and interesting
programme with speakers and demonstrations, fundraising, social events, outings and activities;
widen their horizons by taking advantage of educational opportunities;
find and learn new interests and develop these;
build on their existing crafts and skills - and
most importantly – have fun!
We meet on the 1st Tuesday of the month in the Memorial Hall on Arnold Lane at Gedling, Nottingham NG4 3HH, directly opposite the Church of All Hallows at 7.30pm.
Our members gather together for at least 11 monthly meetings each year, to enjoy a programme of events organised by the Committee.
Our meetings vary from interesting and inspiring guest speakers on a wide range of subjects to crafty get-togethers, social times such as 'natter nights', our annual indoor tea party and our Christmas party - with the odd coffee and cake thrown in for good measure! There is then some brief W.I business such as future events, visits and activities.
COFFEE & CRAFT GROUP
Meet people who like to do all types of sewing and crafts - if you love making things from fabric, yarn, beads, buttons or thread, this is the group for you. We meet once a month and show the projects we have made or are making, talk about where we have got stuck, get help from the others, and get inspiration for what to do next. Members also bring along any small portable project of their own to work on during meetings. We also make things for Charity. All skill levels are welcome including beginners. You can also come along if you just fancy a chat.
COFFEE & CHAT MORNINGS
Members meet locally once a month for coffee and a chat.
SUNDAY LUNCH GROUP
This group is for members living on their own and would like company for Sunday lunch, but is also open to other members who would like to come along.
In addition there are a variety of opportunities for members organised by both the Nottinghamshire Federation and National.
As if that wasn't enough, Gedling WI also hosts fundraising events.
The ladies of Gedling WI also adopt a Charity each year to support. The Charity for 2016 was Breast Cancer Care and the ladies raised £700.00. The Charity for 2017 is Teenage Cancer Trust.
A few facts about Gedling WI:
Gedling Women's Institute was founded in 193
Membership has grown steadily to nearly 60 members
Gedling WI is a member of the Plains Group of Women's Institutes along with Arnold, Bestwood
Village, Netherfield, Sherwood and Woodthorpe
· Gedling W.I is part of Nottinghamshire Federation of Women’s Institutes and The National
Federations of Women’s Institutes, which is the largest women's organization in the UK. Both can
be contacted for more information about the Women’s Institute at www.thewi.org.uk
Why not come along and join us?
The current programme of events is shown on our 'Events' page. Don’t forget to check out this page and see what we are up to!
Registered Charity No: 1023115