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A look back at 2016

2016 Meetings:
  • Tuesday 26th January - A talk from the ACWW (Associated Country Women of the World) - a group that the national WI are a part of that aims to help and support women around the world, followed by a swishing session. 

  • Tuesday 23rd February (Annual Meeting) and a short talk from The Swindon and District Theatre Guild who, among other things, put on the One Act Play Festival in April.

  • Tuesday 22nd March - Calligraphy Demo.

  • Tuesday 26th April - Tai Chi taster session.

  • Tuesday 24th May - Making knitted, crocheted and felt poppies for our Remembrance Wreaths.

  • Tuesday 28th June - Venturing out around Old Town on a history walk lead by Frances from Swindon Heritage.

  • Tuesday 26th July - Car Maintenance.

  • Tuesday 23rd August - Making patchwork postcards.

  • Tuesday 27th September - The return of Competition Night. The 2016 (loose) theme was the Swindon 175 celebrations.

  • Tuesday 25th October - Circus Skills.

  • Tuesday 22nd November - Swindon Community Choir, back by popular demand.

  • Tuesday 13th December - Christmas Party


2016 Events:
  • Social Afternoon at local sheltered housing - Sunday February 28th
    An informal social afternoon arranged by our Community and Campaigning team. We will be chatting, playing scrabble, knitting and eating cake together at an afternoon encouraging social inclusion. Open to all Swindon WI members and residents of the home as well as their friends and family.

  • Charity Fundraising Quiz - Tuesday April 12th
    Our annual quiz evening is run by our Community and Campaigning team. This year we are raising money for local charity The Harbour Project. The quiz is open to everyone and tickets cost £3 per person, with a maximum of 6 people per team.

  •  'Swindon WI Walks' 1000 mile challenge in aid of Prospect Hospice - Throughout June
    Last year we decided to combine a few of our goals and came up with this slightly crazy sounding challenge! We wanted to encourage our members to stay fit and healthy. We would also like people to be environmentally aware, to try to use their cars less and to use this as an opportunity to explore Swindon on foot. And above all else we want to raise awareness and funds for Prospect Hospice, because they offer so many supportive services and make positive changes to the lives and deaths of so many people in Swindon. Our participating members walked and ran their way around Swindon (and various other places!) and we covered a staggering 1300 miles in total and raised just over £280 for Prospect Hospice.
    We loved it so much we've decided to make it an annual challenge! This year it will take place in June to coincide with Prospect's Starlight Walk.

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