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Welcome to Christchurch Belles WI

Monthly meetings will now take place once again at Druitt Hall. Please keep an eye out for emails, our  newsletter, Event Registration page and our calendar.

Visitors are welcome for a maximum of three visits at Christchurch Belles 

 

If you wish to contact us please email 

christchurchbelleswi@gmail.com.

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How it all started

 

The first WI meeting in the UK was held in Llanfairpwll on Anglesey, Wales, on 16 September 1915.  Since then, the organisation has grown to become the largest women's voluntary organisations in the UK with over 212,000 members in over 6,300 WIs.

The WI was first established to educate rural women, and to encourage countrywomen to get involved in growing and preserving food to help to increase the supply of food to the war-torn nation.  Education and the sharing of skills have always been at the heart of the organisation, and this remains true today.  

Whilst the meeting venues might have changed from the local village hall to local café, the ethos and reputation of the WI remains the same, and women join now to meet new friends, learn new skills and make a difference on matters that are important to them now as fellow members did in 1915.  

Christchurch Belles

 

Our group was formed in January 2019. With a dedicated committee of volunteers we have hit the ground running and have already set up groups for craft, walking and outings.

Come along and see for yourself. Your first visit is free.

We meet on the third Monday of each month at Druitt Hall in Christchurch. 

Doors open at 7.00pm with meetings starting at 7.30pm. 

Annual subscription for 2020 is £43.00 which includes the monthly magazine WI Life. Subscriptions due at the latest by the January Meeting.

Community

 

We like to support our local community and wider projects such as beach cleans, Ecobricks and clothing for Africa