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Willersey Women's Institute meets on the 2nd Monday of every month in the Village Hall at 7:15pm (except in August).
Our next meeting is on Monday January 10th. Disco Dave on ‘Travels with Jaguar Landrover’
Both male and female guests are welcome on payment of £4 entry.


December 2021. What a Difference a Year Makes

We started 2021 in lockdown and having endured much disruption to our lives during the earlier part of the year we are now enjoying our freedoms once more and we are well and truly back on track. Throughout the first months we continued with our communications through newsletters, trying to keep all members up to date with our news, about friends, happenings within the WI and generally offering help and support wherever possible with a little humour along the way.

From May onwards we were able to meet again in small groups, with our coffee mornings restarting in member's gardens. In June, 30 of us enjoyed our first outing to Sezingcote House and Garden followed by a cream tea- what a luxury!! We continued with our fundraising through raffles, coffee mornings, cake and bric a brac stalls. In August our much anticipated Fish and Chip Supper was held at The Bell with Rev. Scott being our guest speaker.

Our monthly meetings began again in September it was so good to welcome everyone back and to finally welcome and meet our new members who we had managed to recruit despite Covid! Since then we have been planning our programme for next year, making arrangements for the WI Xmas Bazaar on the 20th November and organising our Seniors' Xmas lunch on the 4th December. Last year, unable to have the actual meal, hampers were delivered to our usual attendees and these were very well received but were no substitute for actually meeting friends, catching up with all the news and sharing a meal together. So we now look forward to welcoming everyone back again, sharing a meal and having a jolly good natter!

. After the meal we will be entertained by the Blockley Blokes Choir, always a jolly happening encouraging everyone to join in the carols and merriment and getting us all well and truly into the Christmas Spirit. We have had an unusual but busy year and we send our good wishes and Season's Greetings to all our supporters and members for a healthy 2022 from all at the Willersey WI.





MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING
Thursday September 23rd Willersey Village Hall 10.00 - 12 noon

Raffles - Cakes - Fancy Goods - Tombola and a chance for a chat!
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Donations gratefully received either on the day or to a WI member.
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Any organisation wishing to contribute by running an activity or a stall to raise funds for Macmillan will be warmly welcomed. Call Maggie on 01386 858635
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Every penny raised means Macmillan can help more people with cancer to live life as fully as they can.

PLEASE GIVE WHAT YOU CAN

A huge thank you to anyone who bought a cup of coffee, a cake, a plant, a scarf or bought raffle tickets. The raffle prizes were donated by Taylor's Garage, The Bell, The New Inn, Collin's the Butchers, Cotswold Building Supplies and Castle Nursery along with many individuals who so generously gave to the raffle, Tombola or made a cash donation.

Our generous villagers baked cakes for the cake stall and refreshments to make the day such a success. It was a good day to catch up and chat; and especially important to think of the friends and neighbours who have needed the support of The Macmillan Cancer Team.

Willersey raised an outstanding sum of £1595. This includes the gift aid addition.



Willersey Village News also includes reports from the WI.




    President     Mal Jeffs     858351    
   Joint Secretaries        Mary Frost and Lizzie Robinson        853443    
   Treasurer        Gi Kavanagh         853136    

The records of our meetings including future meetings are in the Willersey Church & Village News.
You can see the village notice boards for details of our monthly speakers.

Here we all are in the 1960s.

Willersey WI about 1964



The Women's Institute has a long history worldwide. Here is even more history.


The Queen at WI in 2015

The Queen at the National Celebrations of our UK centenary.




Willersey WI
Invited all senior citizens resident in the Village
to a Traditional Christmas Lunch
on 4th December 2021 and on 2nd December 2017 in the Village Hall.

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