On the 19th of November, the launch meeting in Druitt Hall introduced around 50 people to hear about the activities of the group.
Christchurch has introduced this new group after their morning sessions had a two-year waiting list.
This new WI group will begin on Monday 21st January where members can sign up and gain an understanding of the group’s dynamics.
Vice Chairmen, Linda Barber explained that there are already: “95 WI groups in Dorset alone.”
She went on to say that: “We’ve been everywhere, from Brighton to the Royal Albert Hall to meet the Queen.”
The Women’s Institution is a charitable organisation which has spread across the country to encourage women to unite, learn new skills and create campaigns.
The campaigns that the WI in Christchurch is interested in raising awareness for the moment are climate change, mental health and loneliness.
Jo Swanston, a WI member said: “It’s great as you can be your own person and make friends.”’
As well as that she added: “I helped run the tea tent at Camp Bestival and it was brilliant!”
The total cost for joining is £42 a year which includes all sessions as well as their monthly magazine.
Dorset alone already has around 4000 members and even created one of the first WI groups back in 1915.
The Dorset WI Advisor, Yvonne Marsh ended the meeting by announcing that:
Christchurch needs another WI.”
For more information and details about the WI ‘click here’
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