Seasonal baking for the Carol service on Thursday 8 December

December is upon us and there’s loads to do.  However, if you can do some seasonal baking for the Carol Service that MHWI is hosting for the Welland Group christmas-carolson Thursday 8 December 2016, 7.30 pm.  All members very welcome.  The service will be held at our monthly meeting venue, the Congregational Church.  Seasonal refreshments afterwards.

Enjoy adult colouring?

Have you or your WI tried adult colouring? Perhaps you’ve taken it up as a regular hobby?

crayon-clipart-6-w500-h500Please could any members or WIs who have tried, or currently do, adult colouring get in touch with Hattie Parish from WI Life She’d like to hear about your experiences – whether or not you enjoy it, what you get out of it, why you do it, etc., for a feature on the new craze.  


 Feel free to share this any way you like – on social media for example, or in your newsletters – as we’d love the spread the message as widely as possible.

Many thanks,



Hattie Parish

Editorial Assistant, WI Life

National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI)

104 New Kings Road, London SW6 4LY

T: 020 7731 5777 ext 217

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We need you!

Committee meeting in The Roebuck

Committee meeting in The Roebuck

Volunteers are needed to join the Market Harborough WI committee in September.  We welcome your skills and ideas.  Meetings are fun and are held in a pub!  Interested?  Email: or call 07547 890 756 or speak to a committee member at the June meeting.  Vacant posts will include: President, Vice President, Treasurer and Membership Secretary.

You are very welcome to come along to our June meeting and see what it’s all about.

Seeds, plants, cuttings, garden paraphernalia needed

plant-w500-h500Spring is firmly with us and our monthly raffle for May will be for seeds, plants, cuttings and garden paraphernalia.  We would like members to donate items.  In return you will be given a raffle ticket and will claim your prize at the end of the evening.  So, check out what you have at home and get potting up items to bring along on 25 May.  Maybe time to have a clear out in the garden shed and bring in unwanted items?

Plants should be those that attract bees in line with the WI’s national bee campaign.  You might also like to download this helpful leaflet from national WI on plants to grow in your garden that attract bees: FINAL_Bee_Garden

Know someone who has a beloved antique for restoration?

Will Brown has contacted MHWI to say, ‘I work for a TV production company called Blink Films, and we are currently developing a new series that will restore treasured antique items as a surprise for their owner. We’re looking for people that may know someone who has a beloved item in need of repair, who may be willing to take part in our (not for broadcast) pilot episode. I wondered if you’d be so kind as to share the attached casting flyer among your members, should this be of interest to anyone?’


Volunteers for monthly programme or social events

Would you like to help organise one of our monthly programme meetings for 2016?    You don’t have to be on the committee, just willing to contact the speaker (we have lots of ideas and contacts, thanks to all your suggestions), meet the host on the night, make sure they have everything they need and give a thank you at the end.

Or, maybe you have an idea for a one off social event?  Perhaps there is somewhere you would like to go with a group of MHWI members or a special speaker you would like to invite for a one off activity night?  If you would like to make this happen and are willing to organise the event, we’d love to hear from you.  Speak to a member of the committee at the next monthly meeting or drop us an email: