Leics & Rutland Federation of WIs -Annual Council Meeting – 10 March 2018


Several of our members attended the LRFWIs Annual Council Meeting on 10th March 2018 at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground –  a very special day as it was 100 years since the LRFWI was established!

ACM - 10 Mar 2018 - Morris Dancers







Members enjoyed the many interesting stalls to browse and the Morris dancing! Our Market Harborough bunting was proudly displayed, but we could have done with some entries into the competitions.   Must try harder next year!

ACM - 10 Mar 2018 - Fiona, Me, Tricia

Members were treated to an interesting programme of three guest speakers:

Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire Jennifer Lady Gretton, DCVO JP

Lady Gretton’s described her role as Her Majesty’s representative, responsible for the dignity of the Crown; encouraging voluntary service;  engaging with business and social life; and arranging royal visits.

Mandy Hickson

A really amusing and motivational speaker who described her time working as the only woman in a team of fighter jet pilots for the RAF, working in hostile environments, such as the Iraq war.     Since then she has gone on to run her own business as a motivational speaker, promoting self-belief and determination – ‘Dream It, Believe It, Do It!’.

Edwina Currie

Probably needs no introduction – ex-Conservative MP – who now lives in the Peak District with her second husband.   Gave us some amusing anecdotes about her time serving as an MP under Margaret Thatcher.