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A look back at 2014

2014 Meetings:
  • Tuesday 28th January - Tealight Holder Decorating
    - Thank you, Laura H, for a lovely evening!

  • Tuesday 25th February - AGM
    - We reviewed the year and elected a new committee.

  • Tuesday 25th March - Felt Jewellery Making
    - Led by our Fundraising Committee.

  • Tuesday 22nd April - The Secret Garden Talk & Wildflower Seed Bomb Making
    - By Kathryn H, a Queen's Park Community Garden volunteer & member of our own WI! 
    Links: The Secret Garden's Facebook and Twitter pages.

  • Tuesday 27th May - The Swindon WI Bake Off!
    - Run by our Fundraising Committee and kindly judged by Jackie M. Lots of scrumptious cakes were enjoyed! The winners were: Chocolate Brownies - Nicola B (cherry & walnut); Victoria Sponge - Faye; Cookies - Jenny F; Flapjack - Karen P (apple & orange); Cupcakes - Hayley L-P (nutella & lime); Best In Show - Nicola B; Best Decorated Plate - Karen P. There was also a biscuit icing activity, recipe swap and bring & buy recipe books.

  • Tuesday 24th June - Scrapbooking
    - Run by Jane Toomer of Stratton Scrappers.

  • Tuesday 22nd July - Tote Bag Decorating
    - We decorated tote bags with The Swindon WI logo using a range of embellishment techniques.

  • Tuesday 26th August - Dance taster class
    - Run by Just Jive. Smooth soled flat shoes or low solid heels recommended. Just Jive website

  • Tuesday 23rd September - Talk by Ally and Charlie from Breaking Free
    - Breaking Free is a Swindon charity that provides counselling for women who have suffered sexual abuse. Breaking Free website

  • Tuesday 28th October - Media Make-up Demonstration with Philomena Liston
    - We welcomed Philomena back for Hallowen again.

  • Tuesday 25th November - Crochet
    - Those with little or no experience learnt to make granny squares, while the more experienced made holly leaves.

  • Tuesday 9th December - Christmas Party
    - Festive fun with games, buffet and ukulele band. MEMBERS ONLY


2014 Events:
  • Saturday 5th July - The Swindon WI's Garden Party @ TWIGS
    Members, friends & family.

  • Saturday 26th July - The Swindon WI's Bournemouth Trip including visit to the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum The Swindon WI's Cotswold Water Park Beach Trip!(change of location due to heat & crowds) Members only.

  • Saturday 9th August - Refreshments Stall @ Swindon Pride, Town Gardens

  • Saturday 20th September - Craft Stall @ Old Town Autumn Fayre, Christ Church, Old Town

  • Tuesday 30th September - Inspirational Women Quiz Night, raised money for Breaking Free. Run by our Community & Campaigning Club.

  • Saturday 22nd November - Craft Stall @ Christ Church Charity Christmas Market, Christ Church, Old Town 10am-3pm

  • Sunday 30th November - Craft Stall @ Commonweal Christmas Craft Market, Commonweal School, Old Town 11am-4pm

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