Make a Christmas wreath

Pop along the road to Walcote (near Lutterworth) and spend an evening making a Christmas wreath to take home and hang on your front door – Wednesday 13 December 2017: Yuletime welcome 1


Tune in to Radio Leicester this afternoon – we’re on!

Yes, tune in today at 2.10 pm to listen to Vicky Watts, President, and Helen Salisbury, Social Media, being interviewed by their presenter, Jonathan Lampon on why MHWI breaks away from the sterotypical view of a WI.

Trial a car and get paid!

Check out this intriguing offer – email and .pdf poster below:

From: Nick McCarthy []
Sent: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 2:58 PM
Subject: FAO Susan – driving experiment participation
Importance: High


My company has been employed to administer a set of experiments on low emission vehicles. We need to recruit several hundred drivers from the general public to conduct these experiments, and we would like to invite the membership of the WI to participate.

A full summary of the project can be found at this web site

I have also attached our two approved flyers. We would very much like to invite any of your membership, who live within 50 miles of Loughborough, to participate. If you were able to distribute one or both of the attached flyers in a news email, we would be extremely grateful.

If you would like more information on this topic, or if you have any suggestions on how we can best advertise the experiment to you membership, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best regards,


Nick McCarthy | Technical Specialist

Cenex, Advanced Technology Innovation Centre, Oakwood Drive, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3QF

E: | W: | Twitter: @CenexLCFC

T: +44 (0)1509 635 761 | M: 07769 210 250

Free film screening of Let Me Go

On Thursday 10 August at Denman there will be an exciting free film screening of Let Me Go followed by a Q&A with the Film Director and Writer of the film.  Details attached.  Places will be allocated via a ballot drawn on Friday 28 July.

Those successful applicants will be contacted on Friday 28 July.  Those who are unsuccessful this time will not be contacted.

Let Me Go Application Form

Let Me Go Letter 10.8.17

Butterfly Image Consultancy – Changing Self Perceptions!

Having won a Style Consultation at the WI Christmas Raffle, I met with Victoria of Butterfly Image Consultancy  in her studio in Lubenham, just a short 5-minute drive from Market Harborough. Victoria was very welcoming and once we were settled over a cup of tea, she asked questions to find out my style personality, what parts of my body I felt comfortable about (and what not!), and the type of famous personality I identified my look with. It emerged that I tend towards the Natural style, with a bit of Classic and a sprinkling of the Dramatic!

Victoria then advised all the different types of shapes of clothes that were best suited to my body shape and tailored this to how confident I feel about different parts of my body. She gave excellent advice on how to use colour and accessories to brighten and lift every day outfits as well as giving guidance on work wear, evening wear and everyday clothes choices. Victoria also identified which shops would best suit my style and she recommended specific items of clothing that would most suit me. I was relieved to find out that I didn’t have to try to remember all of Victoria’s suggestions as she noted down everything as we went along. I was also given a tailored advice sheet on how to develop a capsule outfit and a diagram showing ideal necklines and sleeve, coat and hem lengths.

It was a really enjoyable and interesting consultation. Victoria gave me a fresh pair of eyes on how I view myself and I feel confident about trying out some different styles of clothes. Victoria also offers colour and makeup consultations. Ladies, if you’d like to feel more confident about your clothes choices, I recommend that you have a look at the website and get yourself booked in!

Fiona, Market Harborough WI Member

Whow! So many things to do around the county

Federation have just issued details of a whole load of events around the city and county.  You will be spoilt for choice on what to do.  Why not get together with other MHWI members, car share and make an outing?

To tempt you, there is a garden tour at Brooksby College, followed by refreshments (including an evening option),    There are two competitions: a quiz with a local venue in Little Bowden (let’s put MHWI on the map by getting a team together) and a photograph competition (you have all summer to click away).

Crafts include crochet and handstitched cards (panels for cards and memory books).  You can also learn Indoor Bowls, join others at the monthly Lunch Club or attend a Faith Visit in Leicester.  Looking ahead, there’s a holiday for members and non-members at Warners, Cricket St Thomas next January.